Dealing with the Coronavirus

Conference and Exhibiton exclusively digital

The coronavirus pandemic is posing new challenges to many parts of the economy, with public transport particularly affected. This has highlighted the importance of digitalisation in the sector. We are therefore delighted that IT-TRANS will reassume its role as a stage for innovation at least in a digital form.

The rapidly increasing number of corona infections, the expansion of risk areas worldwide and the fact that also the Karlsruhe region has recently been declared a risk area, have led the organisers of IT-TRANS, International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and Messe Karlsruhe, to refrain from holding IT-TRANS from 1 to 3 December 2020 as an on-site live event. The organisers on their shared decision: "We have been following the developments very closely in recent weeks and have been in constant communication with the relevant authorities. Their latest assessment made it clear to us that a cancellation of the on-site event is unfortunately inevitableā€, state Mohamed Mezghani, General Secretary of UITP, and Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe.

We will inform you here and in our press release about the changes in the exhibition and conference programme, the digital possibilities as well as the procedure regarding already booked tickets.

Read the information carefully and stay safe!

Questions and answers around your visit of IT-TRANS

Tickets already purchased for the original date in March are not automatically cancelled.

Exhibition and Conference Tickets from March will be refunded if you book an "Online Ticket" for December 2020 in the respective ticketshop.

Please make sure to click on your cancellation request for your March ticket in the second part of the registration. We will then automatically take care of your ticket cancellation.

Take advantage of our free Exhibiton NetworkingTicket as a three-day ticket from 1 - 3 December 2020, where you can gain an insight into the exhibitor portfolio, follow the Market Update Forums and Start-up Sessions online and take advantage of the extensive matchmaking options. Set up your own profile on our interactive event platform talque.

As the IT-TRANS conference is exclusively digital now, you have the alternative of participating in the conference via online streaming.

If you would like to convert an already purchased ticket from March for the IT-TRANS conference into an online ticket, please book the new "online ticket" for December 2020 in our ticketshop. Please make sure to click on your cancellation request for your March ticket in the second part of the registration. We will then automatically take care of your ticket cancellation.

If you wish to convert tickets purchased for the IT-TRANS Conference into an online ticket, please book the new Conference "online ticket" for December 2020 in our ticket shop. In the second part of the registration, please click on your cancellation request for your conference ticket from March. We will automatically take over your ticket cancellation.

Instead of the registered person, another person can attend the event, provided that Messe Karlsruhe is notified in writing in advance. Please send the name of the replacement person to the following email address: online-service@messe-karlsruhe.de.

The transport sector has been seriously affected by coronavirus in a way that has made digital innovation even more important. That is why we and our co-organiser, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), have altered the conference and exhibition programme to take account of the new issues. The digital Market Update Sessions will also allow exhibitors to inform visitors about their digital solutions for urban mobility. Over the past few months, many of them have developed products and prototypes that promise to be particularly effective at improving public transport during and after the pandemic. The current programme is constantly being updated and is available here.

Yes, we are currently adjusting the accompanying programme to provide it via our virtual event platform talque. The current programme is constantly being updated and is available here.

For exhibitors: Information for exhibitors are published in the Online Service Center (OSC).

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