Practical Information

Informationen and links on your visit, our hygiene concept, visa application service, travel and accommodation, on-site contacts and the location of all exhibitors, after-fair activities and FAQs. Here you will find general information and important information for your visit to the IT-TRANS conference and trade fair.

We answer your questions about arrival, visa and stay, the location of the exhibitors in the hall plan, parking spaces, the advantages of the Karlsruhe gourmet region for your leisure planning after the end of the fair and much more.

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General Information

Date: 14 - 16 May 2024
Opening hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Venue: Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre
Messeallee 1
76287 Rheinstetten
Please note: The Messe Karlsruhe does not allow animals on the fairgrounds. Exceptions to this rule only in justified cases, such as guide dogs for the disabled or service dogs.

Exhibition Floor Plans

Floorplan IT-TRANS 2022
Floorplan IT-TRANS 2022

The IT-TRANS exhibition has grown steadily since it was established in 2008! For the first time we will expand the event to two exhibition halls.

The new floor plans are currently being prepared. Take a first look, please find the floor planning in our download area: downloads.

Our services on location

Information booth

You’ve arrived and are still looking for suitable accommodation or the right restaurant to end the evening? Our informationstand in the Events Hall can help.

Barrier-free exhibition

There is also a “toilet for everyone” at the exhibition. This toilet is specially conceived for use by people with multiple handicaps. It is additionally equipped with a lifter and an emergency-call mechanism. This toilet is open during the regular opening hours of the current event on the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.

WiFi/Internet

Free WLAN access

As a registered user, wireless Internet access is available for you free of charge throughout the entire campus during the trade fair.

Free WLAN on the trade fair’s campus

You will need a WLAN-capable device of your own with a Web browser function.

Please note the following details:

  • To use the free WLAN, you need a WLAN-capable device with the globally common WLAN Standard IEEE 802.11 n/ac..
  • When there are large numbers of simultaneous users, reception is not guaranteed at every location on the campus.
  • The bandwidth per device is maximally one Mbit/sec. However, depending on the momentary traffic in the hall, the bandwidth may be less than this maximum.
  • One user /device can go online with a mobile device for maximally 30 minutes.

Premium Wi-FI

If you need higher bandwidth, we recommend that you order our premium Wi-Fi for the highest online demands (without bandwidth restriction). A fee will be charged for this service. You may purchase it either online or in the Business Centre at Entrance West.

How do I connect to the WLAN?

EC automats

Karlsruhe Trade Fair makes available for its visitors an EC automat directly on the fair’s campus. The automat is located in the Events Hall at the main entrance.

This automat dispenses cash without a fee for customers with accounts at Volksbank. This is also true for customers of savings banks in the city of Karlsruhe-Ettlingen, but not for customers of savings banks outside this district or customers of other banks.

Cloakroom and lockers

Use of the cloakroom service is free of charge on the exhibition grounds. Lockers are available in the basement using a 1 euro deposit coin.

You will find digital lockers in the entrance area (main entrance) on the left-hand side.

You can reserve these in advance for your stay at live-locker.com.

There is a charge of 5 euros per day for their use.

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Charging station for electric vehicles

Visitors to Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre can use the charging stations for electric vehicles in car park P1 for free. A type 2 plug is required. Please note: Vehicular entrance to P1 is subject to a fee. Reservations are not possible.

Mobile charging station

The Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre has a mobile charging station which is available for free use in the Business Center for our customers.

The charging station is lockable, suitable for all common smartphones and offers for up to six devices a charging option. Each loading chamber is equipped as follows:

  • 1 x Micro USB B and USB C charging cable / Android
  • 1 x certified iPhone 5/6/7 charging cable
  • 1 x lock with key

You can find all lost and found items at the lost and found office of the city of Rheinstetten or the city of Karlsruhe.

Lost and dropped off items are collected by our control room.

Phone: +49 721 3720 5222

If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact the Lost and found office of the city of Rheinstetten, Phone: + 49 7242 9514 350.

Or to the

Lost and Found Office of the City of Karlsruhe, Phone: + 49 721 133 3310.

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“It’s my first time participating at IT-TRANS and must say that the digital version if perfect for allowing a greater number of people to assist from anywhere in the world! Quebec City is here to see latest innovations and discuss ways of managing ITS with representatives of others cities and countries in Europe and Asia.”