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InnoTrans Preview

The InnoTrans Preview will kick off on 21 September 2020, in the week originally scheduled for InnoTrans, and offer a virtual foretaste of the highlights of the upcoming InnoTrans in April 2021.

The InnoTrans Preview page offers an overview of the latest industry developments. Exhibitors will be showing videos of their companies and products, for example. As well as being able to take 360-degree tours of trains visitors can also view 3D or AR presentations of products.

Exhibitors will also be hosting webinars on selected topics, which usually will be available later as videos on demand.

Discussing the future of mobility together – the digital InnoTrans Convention in September 2020

A number of partner associations of InnoTrans will be holding their formats, which would otherwise have taken place live at InnoTrans, as virtual events. Thus in the week starting on 21 September the Dialog Forums of the German Railway Industry Association and the German Transport Forum, as well as its International Bus Forum, will be taking place online as a virtual InnoTrans Convention.

FAQs for visitors

Can I take part in the InnoTrans Preview free of charge?

All visitors can access the InnoTrans Preview free of charge. As a rule, participation in the Dialog Forums and webinars is free too.

How can I take part in the webinars?

All the webinars are listed on the InnoTrans Preview page and by the respective exhibitor in their entry in the Virtual Market Place®, which contains a link directly to the webinar in question. After the webinar has taken place the exhibitor can insert a link to enable video access on demand.

FAQs for exhibitors

How can I take part in the InnoTrans Preview and how much does it cost?

As an exhibitor, in order to take part in the InnoTrans Preview you must first book one of the new functions (videos, webinars, 3D products or 360° tours) in the Exhibitor Area of the Virtual Market Place®. You can then access these functions normally with your exhibitor profile in the Virtual Market Place®. We will also collect all the entries in these categories on the InnoTrans Preview page and present them by segment and company name. You can find the new functions that are integrated in the InnoTrans Preview together with the respective charges in this overview (PDF, 120.6 kB).

What platforms must I provide for videos?

Videos must be uploaded to a video platform such as YouTube or Vimeo. A link to these platforms can then be inserted in your entry in the Virtual Market Place®. Our online editorial office can offer support: +49 30 3038 2180, editorial@virtualmarket.innotrans.de

What conditions must I fulfil to present a 3D product?

Setting up a 3D product is done through our partner rooom AG. The company provides an online configuration tool which requests format information and calculates the resulting cost. For technical assistance please contact exhibitor-service@rooom.com

How can I upload a webinar?

After booking a webinar listing you can edit your webinar entry in the Virtual Market Place® and enter a title, topic and time. Visitors can access your webinar via a link. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to set up and technically organise the webinar platform. Alternatively we can offer you an all-inclusive package that lets up to 1,000 attendees take part in the webinar. Our online editorial office has more information: +49 30 3038 2180, editorial@virtualmarket.innotrans.de

How long is online content available?

As with other additional services you can access all new products via your Virtual Market Place® entry from the moment you place a booking until after InnoTrans 2021. 3D products and 360-degree tours can be accessed until the end of May 2021 and videos and webinars until spring 2022. In the case of webinars a link to a video of the event can be inserted for later access on demand. Starting on 21 September entries can be viewed on the separate InnoTrans Preview page for a period of at least four weeks.

What audiences does the InnoTrans Preview target?

Both the InnoTrans Preview and the InnoTrans trade fair target international trade visitors from the rail and transport sector, transport companies, policymakers and the media. Access to the InnoTrans Preview is not restricted in any way.

On Friday, September 18th 2020 there will be an exclusive Media Sneak Preview for press representatives. For registration and accreditation please contact the InnoTrans press team.

How is the InnoTrans Preview being promoted?

From 21 September 2020 onwards the InnoTrans Preview will be a key element of the InnoTrans website. We will also be making use of our communications to draw attention to this virtual preview of InnoTrans 2021. These include our VMP newsletter, Twitter, LinkedIn and accompanying press releases. We also recommend that all exhibitors promote their individual webinars through their own channels and invite attendees.