InnoTrans 2016: Driving the market forward at full speed

• Current booking level: over 90 per cent

• High proportion of exhibitors from abroad

• Armenia and Vietnam are making their debuts

• Following a relaunch: impressive website with a new design

The countdown has begun. National and international companies in the railway industry only have a few more weeks to ensure that they are represented at the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, which takes place from 20 to 23 September 2016. The application deadline for this outstanding event, the driving force for the entire market and a major impetus for business, is 7 January 2016. At the present time well over 90 per cent of the exhibition space has already been taken. As usual a high proportion of exhibitors, over 50 per cent, are from abroad.

Increased numbers of first-time exhibitors

A typical feature of this event is the continued increase in the number of first-time exhibitors, with over 200 of them making the journey to Berlin for the coming InnoTrans. More than half of them will be from abroad. In particular companies from Turkey, China and Taiwan are strongly represented. InnoTrans provides exhibitors with the ideal platform for establishing new business links and for presenting products on the global stage.

Armenia and Vietnam are making their debuts

Among the many countries that will be represented next year, Armenia and Vietnam will be making their debuts at this trade show. The Armenian company THERMOREX specialises in the manufacture of bimetal thermostats and temperature limiters, and will be providing information about its products to trade visitors in the Railway Technology segment of the fair. PETECH Corporation is from Vietnam and will be using the Interiors segment to present wastewater and toilet systems for the railway sector.

All new! An innovative design for the website

Following a complete relaunch the InnoTrans website is now even more modern and user-friendly. Among its new and up-to-date features are content displays that adapt flexibly to match different screen sizes, making them ideal for use on smartphones and tablets. The new website promises easier orientation and improved navigation for exhibitors, trade visitors and journalists.

About InnoTrans

InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology and takes place every two years in Berlin. The last time this event was held a total of 133,595 trade visitors from 146 countries came in search of information about the latest innovations in the global rail industry from the 2,761 exhibiting companies from 55 countries. InnoTrans comprises five segments, devoted to Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin. The eleventh InnoTrans is taking place from 20 to 23 September 2016 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. More details can be found online at www.innotrans.com.

Plenty of space to exhibit successfully.

Exhibition Grounds

Graphic: Courtesy InnoTrans2016