Strong demand for stand space: two-thirds of capacity already booked at IT-TRANS | IT-TRANS
02-Apr-2019

Strong demand for stand space: two-thirds of capacity already booked at IT-TRANS

Key players remain loyal / Special support for start-ups

Almost a year before IT-TRANS – the International Exhibition and Conference on Intelligent Urban Transport Systems – is due to open its doors again, two-thirds of stand space has already been booked. As Jochen Georg, IT-TRANS project manager at KMK, stresses: “The extremely positive response from exhibitors illustrates the relevance of our exhibition for the sector and the quality of our exhibition concept in combination with our high-calibre conference. It also confirms that our decision to expand IT-TRANS to two halls in 2020 was the right one and that this will allow us to meet the high demand for exhibition space.” Between 3 and 5 March 2020, Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre will once again be the international meeting point for all players in the public transport sector.

Mobility-as-a-Service: a core theme in the exhibition and conference

Mobility-as-a-Service is one of the core themes of 2020's IT-TRANS
Mobility-as-a-Service is one of the core themes of 2020's IT-TRANS

Urban life today is characterised by a growing need for mobility and an increasing diversity of options in this regard. At IT-TRANS, some 260 exhibitors will be presenting the latest products and services for future mobility on an area covering 25,000 m². The central factor for many solutions is multimodality, i.e. combining different modes of transport. As Jochen Georg explains: “Even though multimodality has been primarily a technical question to date, mobility options are now geared towards customer needs and customer service. This aspect will be the central theme of IT-TRANS 2020.” In keeping with the concept of Mobility-as-a-Service, integral mobility platforms bring together a wide range of mobility options in an overarching structure. Here, the focus is not on individual modes of transport, but on integrating all elements intelligently. It is with this in mind that HanseCom offers integrated IT solutions for public transport and will be showcasing these in Karlsruhe. As Martin Timmann, CEO of HanseCom, puts it: “I have been at many exhibitions in various sectors. However, the scope for interacting with key sector players is exceptional at IT-TRANS. I find it very impressive that board members take an hour out to visit our stand to find out more about us. IT-TRANS is a sector get-together in the real sense of the word – which is why we will definitely be back again in 2020.”

IT-TRANS is a red-letter date for all decision-makers

Key players remain loyal: ATRON, INIT, moovel, PTV, Scheidt & Bachmann and other prominent exhibitors from Germany have already confirmed that they will be participating at IT-TRANS
Key players remain loyal: ATRON, INIT, moovel, PTV, Scheidt & Bachmann and other prominent exhibitors from Germany have already confirmed that they will be participating at IT-TRANS

Further areas covered by IT-TRANS include fare management, travel information, smart cards, security and software systems, and transport and fleet management. Forward-looking mobility solutions will also be presented, including autonomous driving, car sharing and on-demand apps. ATRON, INIT, moovel, PTV, Scheidt & Bachmann and other prominent exhibitors from Germany have already confirmed that they will be participating in the event, as will international names such as Axentia (Sweden), gmv (Spain), Novatronic (Serbia), Optibus (Israel) and Trapeze (Switzerland). As Annette Weisser, Corporate Communications team leader at IVU Traffic Technologies, puts it: “IT-TRANS is one of the most important events of its kind and a red-letter day in our calendar. Its focus on IT systems in public transport makes it the ideal platform for presenting new features in our integrated software solutions and talking directly to customers about them.”

Support for German and international start-ups

A helping hand is also available for new companies planning to make an appearance at the exhibition. German newcomers will be assisted by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of a programme for encouraging new, innovative companies to participate in international flagship events in Germany. These will be featured in the new START-UP ZONE together with foreign start-ups, which are also eligible to take part in the exhibition at comparable conditions.

IT-TRANS at the Global Public Transport Summit

The co-organiser of IT-TRANS is the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), which will be holding its Global Public Transport Summit in the Swedish capital of Stockholm from 9 to 12 June 2019. Visitors to stand A4060 can find out more about IT-TRANS and meet the project team.

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