Well connected: Networking at IT-TRANS

Networking at the international IT-TRANS trade fair

In addition to the international exhibition and the high-level conference, networking is one of the central pillars of IT-TRANS: At our networking events, you will meet numerous other experts, get to know key players in your industry and can boost your business in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Pre-Event on Monday, 13 May 2024, the exclusive IT Family Dinner on Tuesday, 14 May 2024, and the entertaining Karlsruhe Networking Night on Wednesday, 15 May 2024, invite you to expand your personal network, make new friends and get to know the right people for your business.

Monday 13/05/2024

The perfect introduction: the IT-TRANS Pre-Event - SOLD OUT

Organised by the PTV Group, the pre-event is the ideal meeting place for the industry on the eve of IT-TRANS. The evening invites you to get in the mood for the exhibition and conference in a special atmosphere, to exchange ideas and of course to enjoy!

  • Date: Monday, 13 May 2024
  • Time: 06:00 pm
  • Venue: PTV Campus
  • Available for: Conference delegates only
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT

Good to know: UITP (International Association of Public Transport) networks more than 1,900 members from over 100 countries. We invite you to join us: Get to know UITP and its organization better at IT-TRANS. Take advantage of the opportunities offered to you in Karlsruhe.

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TUESDAY 14/05/2024

IT Family Dinner: Networking at the highest level - SOLD OUT

  • Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2024
  • Time: 06:00 pm
  • Venue: dm-arena
  • Availabe for: Conference delegates, exhibitor & visitors

At the IT Family Dinner, supported by Trapeze, conference participants, exhibitors and visitors of IT-TRANS meet in an exclusive atmosphere. Accompanied by a selected range of drinks and food, the first day of IT-TRANS can be ideally reviewed and contacts can be made for the future. A carefully arranged accompanying programme, this year with the music band FREIHEIT, ensures the right mood. Let yourself be surprised and take the opportunity to come together with the relevant participants of IT-TRANS.


  • 6:00 pm - Welcome drink
  • 6:30 pm - Welcome greetings
  • 7:00 pm - Opening buffet
  • 11:00 pm - End of the event

WEDNESDAY 15/05/2024 7 o'clock (pm)

Karlsruhe Networking Night - Successful celebrations - SOLD OUT

On the second evening of the IT-TRANS it is fun time again at the traditional Karlsruhe Networking Night. Enjoy a wild party with live music, dancing, great food and drinks in the exclusive ambiance of the Karlsruhe Gartenhalle. The Karlsruhe Networking Night is THE get-together for IT-TRANS conference delegates, exhibitors, representatives of trade associations, trade press journalists, and others! Party into the wee hours! Make use of our complimentary shuttle services to reach the Karlsruhe Networking Night directly from the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.

Messe Karlsruhe and UITP are very pleased to welcome you along with our partners INIT and VBK.

Venue: Gartenhalle, Karlsruhe Convention Centre
Programme schedule:

  • 6:30 pm - Guest Welcome
  • 7:10 pm - Official Welcome by the Organisers
  • 7:25 pm - Buffet opening
  • 7:30 pm - Opening Outdoor Location
  • 8:30 pm - Opening Dancefloor and Cocktailbar
  • 1:00 am - End of the event