Review IT-TRANS 2016
IT-TRANS 2016 ends with record figures
More visitors, more exhibitors and greater internationality
Public transport will remain the backbone of urban mobility. In order to ensure its sustainability, it will need to develop inter-modal platforms that are able to integrate new services and mobility players. Mobility is increasingly becoming a service that is tailored to individual customer needs. Custom-made transport solutions are made possible by growing digitisation and access to real-time data. These are key messages from IT-TRANS, International Conference and Exhibition on IT Solutions for Public Transport, which was held from 1 - 3 March at the Karlsruhe Trade Fair Centre.
IT-TRANS 2016: VIP walk-through of exhibition
The fifth IT-TRANS ended with record figures. Around 5,000 opinion leaders in the field of public mobility met in Karlsruhe, denoting a 36 percent increase compared to 2014. The event has also become a lot more international. Visitors came from over 60 nations (2014: 51 nations). Aside from other European countries, there was a particularly high level of attendance from Asian countries. The visitor nations included India, Japan, Hong Kong, China as well as Iran, Brazil, Chile and Nigeria. A foreign proportion of more than 70 percent made the IT-TRANS conference particularly international. The number of conference participants rose to 488. The exhibition was also bigger and more international than ever before. There were 210 exhibitors (2014: 162) from 34 countries (2014: 26) presenting digital solutions for the passenger transport of tomorrow.