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Bus Display at InnoTrans

February 2020

Bus Display
Photo: Messe Berlin GmbH

At the end of November 2019, the European Parliament declared a climate emergency for Europe. The declaration of intent from Strasbourg implies an urgent need for action, also in the field of mobility. In urban areas, electric buses offer an opportunity to make city transport more sustainable. At the InnoTrans Bus Display 2020, international bus manufacturers will be presenting their emission-free vehicle in the unique exhibition area in the centrally located Summer Garden. The 500-metre long test track offers visitors the opportunity to experience the innovations of electric mobility in their element. InnoTrans Director Kerstin Schulz: “The Bus Display offers our trade visitors exciting insights into the technological progress of electromobility in buses. The development potential of alternative drive systems is clearly demonstrated by rail transport. At the Bus Display, international exhibitors will present how bus transport can also be systematically made more sustainable.

The future of mobility in Berlin

Exhibitors already registered for InnoTrans 2020 include EvoBus, Ebusco, Deltabus, Ferrovie dello Stato, Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv, K-Bus, LLC “PC Transport Systems”, LOHR Industrie, VDL Bus & Coach and the pioneer of the first hour, Solaris Bus & Coach. The Polish company Solaris Bus & Coach has been an exhibitor at InnoTrans as early as in 2008 and has become a permanent participant in the Bus Display since its premiere in 2016. Solaris Deputy CEO Petros Spinaris confirms the growing interest of trade visitors in electric buses: “We all observe a constant increase in demand for e-mobility solutions in public transport. As a European leader in e-buses production, Solaris puts in all the efforts to develop its innovative products. By creating the Bus Display platform, InnoTrans has become one of the most important arenas for our company to promote zero-emission solutions to the market.” The Dutch company VDL Bus & Coach is also focusing on sustainable aspects at InnoTrans 2020. “With our sustainable mobility solutions we aim to significantly contribute in making our cities more livable, now and in the future. Innovation and cooperation with our international customers, suppliers and other chain partners are the most important drivers for achieving our ambitions. The InnoTrans Bus Display is a high-quality international showcase to meet our international stakeholders,” says Alex de Jong, Business Manager Public Transport at VDL Bus & Coach.

InnoTrans becomes more international

The international interest in InnoTrans 2020 has increased compared to InnoTrans 2018. For the first time a Malaysian joint booth will be presenting the technological innovations of the Southeast Asian state. Alongside Malaysia, Indonesia, Serbia and Israel are recording the strongest growth in the number of exhibitors.

With their companies they offer trade visitors to InnoTrans exciting technical achievements and some groundbreaking world premieres. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is also experiencing a premiere. SAR is the first company from the Arab Kingdom in history that exhibits at InnoTrans. Saudi Arabia thus joins the long list of international exhibitors at InnoTrans, which impressively underlines InnoTrans’ reputation as the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology.

This is also confirmed by the steadily rising number of exhibitors from foreign transport companies. Most of the exhibitors at the coming InnoTrans are from China, as well as Great Britain, Spain and Russia. A detailed overview of the exhibitors already registered can be found online at www.innotrans.com. There you will also find a list of exhibitors in the new Mobility+ theme area, which has attracted a great deal of international interest. The new area focuses on transport solutions for the first and last mile as well as on combined mobility and digital support approaches.

It is not only Mobility+ that will be celebrating its premiere at InnoTrans 2020, but also the new hub27 exhibition hall, which was completed in 2019 and where exhibitors at InnoTrans 2020 will be presenting their innovations in signalling technology. From March onwards, anyone wishing to experience the innovations in mobility can purchase tickets for InnoTrans online in the Ticket Shop. At the end of November Alena Conrads was already delighted to receive her first ticket for the world’s leading Trade Fair for Transport Technology. She won the InnoTrans Career Award presented by STUVA and will be travelling to Berlin at the end of September.