Successful conclusion to InnoTrans 2018
For four days the focus in Berlin was on InnoTrans. The leading trade fair came to a successful conclusion, boasting record exhibitor and trade visitor numbers, a rise in the quality of trade visitors, an increase in business volume, more than 400 innovations, 155 world premieres, as well as 155 vehicles on the Outdoor Display and Bus Display.
The world's leading trade fair for transport technology attracted around 160,000 trade visitors from over 110 countries to Berlin. 3,062 exhibiting companies and institutions from 61 countries also contributed to the success of this year's InnoTrans. They showcased the mobility sector's entire range of products and services to an international audience on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.
"This year's InnoTrans once again impressively showed that it is the ideal platform for presenting forward-looking innovations, combined with an enormous international appeal", said Dr. Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin. "No other event offers trade visitors such a comprehensive and global insight into every part of the industry's value chain."
According to a representative survey, the status and competence of trade visitors at InnoTrans has continued to grow: 50 per cent of those polled occupied a senior position in their company, which corresponded to the increase in business concluded at InnoTrans. Overall, around 89 per cent of exhibitors said they were satisfied with their results at the trade fair. Some 52 per cent of trade visitors came from abroad, with numbers from Southern, Eastern and Central Asia experiencing the highest growth. A total of 25 business delegations from 18 countries attended the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, including from Abu Dhabi, India and the USA.
Public Days on 22 and 23 September
On 22 and 23 September InnoTrans is opening its Outdoor Display to interested members of the public. With 145 examples of the latest rail vehicles being displayed on 3,500 metres of rail track, railway enthusiasts of all ages can gain a deep insight into the fascinating world of the railways. Highlights include the Coradia Stream low-floor train from the French manufacturer Alstom and the new light-rail S-Bahn from Siemens / Stadler, which is due to enter service in Berlin in 2021. Deutsche Bahn's "train of ideas" at the South Entrance shows how we will be travelling in the future, and "Emma", the old steam locomotive, is also part of the show again.
As well as its vehicle displays on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Deutsche Bahn is organising a colourful programme of events, including graffiti removal, training for practical situations, and a walk-in toy train for children.
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