Call for Contributions

Speak at IT-TRANS Conference

Submissions to speak at the Conference are now closed.

The Call for Contributions for the conference is now closed. If you have already made a submission, you will be notified by end of February 2024. An application process will open in early 2024 for the Market Update Forums in the exhibition.


Who can apply to speak?

UITP is committed to improving diversity and inclusion in the public transport sector as a whole and our events are no exception.

IT-TRANS is an inclusive event, we welcome and actively encourage speaker applications from a diverse range of backgrounds and genders.

You can learn more about the UITP Diverse Panel Chart here.

I would like to pitch a product, can I apply?

Commercial pitches are not accepted for the IT-TRANS conference. IT-TRANS Exhibitors have the possibility to apply to present products and services at the Market Update Forums inside the Exhibition Area. Applications for the Market Update Forums will open in early 2024. If you would like to become an Exhibitor, please contact our Exhibition Team.


14-16 May 2024 in Karlsruhe

The city of Karlsruhe is one of Europe’s top IT clusters with a vibrant start-up scene in the field of mobility and home to top research institutions.

The Trade Fair Centre is well connected by public transport to the main railway station, and the surrounding areas.

Karlsruhe is located just 1 hour south of Frankfurt am Main, with many comfortable high speed and intercity connections to cities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France so that you can make your visit a sustainable one.

IT-TRANS is organised by UITP and Messe Karlsruhe

UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. Established in 1885, with more than 135 years of history, it is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. We are the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.

Messe Karlsruhe has been the organiser of IT-TRANS for more than 15 years - underlining the importance of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion as a hub for innovation in the field of future mobility solutions. The exhibition centre in Rheinstetten and the congress location in the inner city are home to numerous guest events, as well as the company's own trade fairs. In addition to IT-TRANS, NUFAM in the field of mobility and LEARNTEC in the digitalisation sector are important driving forces for their respective market segments.