INNOTRANS made its return following a four-year hiatus over September 20-23, with around 140,000 visitors attending over the four days, visiting 2834 exhibitors across 42 exhibition halls. The outdoor area featured 124 vehicles and exhibits, while overall the show was host to 250 world premieres.

With the 2020 event postponed and eventually cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there were questions over whether the 13th iteration of the show at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds would attract the same demand as previous events. However, despite a significantly quieter Friday this year, patronage was only 13% lower than the record 161,157 attendees from 149 countries who visited the 3062 exhibitors in 2018.

“InnoTrans has once again impressively demonstrated that it is the industry summit that shows today what will be on the rails and roads tomorrow,” says Messe Berlin CEO, Mr Martin Ecknig.

“Here exhibitors present technologies for sustainable mobility first. InnoTrans is also a platform for international exchange for a trans-European transport network. After the pandemic-induced break, InnoTrans 2022 has made a phenomenal return. At last the industry family has come together again. After a long wait we were able to exchange ideas in person and look each other in the eye.”

Messe Berlin says 56% of visitors were first time attendees, while 57.3% of attendees were from outside of Germany. The 14th show is scheduled to be held from September 24-27 2024.