InnoTrans 2008 in Berlin from 23 to 26 September

InnoTrans is booking up fast: display space for next year’s trade show is already in short supply

Berlin, Germany – One year before the start of the event 90 per cent of the display area has already been booked –Leading international trade show for rail transport technology will be taking place in Berlin from 23 to 26 September 2008.

Anyone who wants to exhibit at a leading international trade show such as InnoTrans has to book early. But even those with many years of experience in the trade show business are surprised at the rate at which applications have been coming in for InnoTrans 2008. With just over a year to go before the start 90 per cent of the display space on the southern section of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds is already taken. For most sections of this trade show bookings have already reached the 2006 level. The demand by exhibitors wanting to stage their presentations on the open air grounds and on the rails is enormous.

Growing international attention is being directed at InnoTrans, with more enquiries from Middle Eastern countries, for example from Dubai, as well as from India and Vietnam expressing an interest not only in staging presentations at the trade show but also about the possibility of sending high-ranking delegations to InnoTrans. Last year 1,603 exhibitors from 41 countries and some 65,000 trade visitors from 109 countries attended the world’s leading trade show for rail transport technology in Berlin.

Positive response to the new links with Tunnel Construction

Applications to exhibit in the traditional sections of Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure and Public Transport are being received earlier than ever, and the more recent displays devoted to Interiors and Tunnel Construction are also expanding at a rapid pace. Next year the Tunnel Construction section will be in Hall 5.2, immediately adjacent to Railway Infrastructure and Railway Technology. These links are at the request of exhibitors and have already led to increased demand. There is a continuing trend for larger stand areas, one of the main contributing factors in 2006 being the sharp rise in attendance by trade visitors from all over the world.

InnoTrans encompasses a wide range of topics and the clear arrangement in accordance with the main themes of the exhibition has proved highly effective. This is borne out by the presence of some twelve national industry associations, which are distributing their presentations among the corresponding sections of the display to a greater extent.

Many exhibitors keen to use the on-site rail tracks

The outdoor display area at InnoTrans is unique, with a total of 2,000 metres of its own rail track and direct links with the halls, and there has been enormous interest in this facility. Even more enquiries are being received than in 2006, with a significant increase in the interest being shown by the manufacturers of goods wagons.

Attractive supporting programme

The InnoTrans Convention is “picking up speed“. The most important events of the technical supporting programme at InnoTran are the Dialogue Forum, European and Asian Rail Summit (EARS) and International Tunnel Forum. EARS is where transport ministers and chief executives of railway companies from Europe and Asia can meet to discuss current challenges facing the industry.

Putting the emphasis on services

For exhibitors and trade visitors attending InnoTrans 2008 its organiser, Messe Berlin, is providing an extensive package of services, which include online registration as well as the Career Point and Virtual Market Place. The Career Point was successfully launched in 2006 and is the best place for newcomers to the industry to make contact with leading exhibitors at InnoTrans 2008 too.

Communication around the clock
The Virtual Market Place at InnoTrans is well established as a platform for information and communication for the entire industry. In between the trade shows the InnoTrans marketing portal at www.innotrans.com provides experts, journalists and other interested persons with up-to-date information from exhibitors from around the world about their products and services. Each month this platform receives 25,000 visitors, demonstrating its effectiveness even when the trade show is not taking place. Exhibitors at InnoTrans can use this internet site throughout the year to supply details about their companies and what they have on offer. This platform also provides visitors with a quick and easy way of learning about new topics and trends.

All the latest information required by exhibitors and trade visitors can be found on the InnoTrans website at www.innotrans.com Stand applications can be filled out and submitted online too.

About InnoTrans
InnoTrans Berlin is the world’s leading trade show for rail transport technology, with a particular emphasis on the areas of Railway Technology, Interiors, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Tunnel Construction. The seventh InnoTrans will be taking place next year from 23 to 26 September on the Exhibition Grounds in Berlin. With over 1,600 exhibitors from 41 countries and a display area in excess of 100,000 square metres the InnoTrans in September 2006 provided impressive proof of its position as the pre-eminent international business platform for the industry. Around 64,000 trade visitors from 109 countries attended the sixth InnoTrans on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds. In recent years there has been an increasing and positive response to this event by exhibitors and trade visitors. InnoTrans is organised by Messe Berlin GmbH.

Organiser

Messe Berlin GmbH

Messedamm 22

D-14055 Berlin

Auteur: Redactie Infrasite

Bron: InnoTrans