The Berlin Senate imposed a ban on staging large events, particularly trade fairs attracting more than 5000 people, until October 24 2020 in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Messe Berlin says that after consulting with the co-founding associations of InnoTrans and the leading market players it decided to postpone InnoTrans 2020.

“The health and safety of exhibitors, trade visitors and all the employees at the trade fair have the utmost priority,” says InnoTrans director Ms Kerstin Schulz. “For this reason InnoTrans will take place on April 27-30 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our exhibitors at InnoTrans for their cooperation and loyalty.”

Messe Berlin says that in principle stand allocations which were confirmed by April 21 will remain valid, but if changes are necessary exhibitors will be notified in autumn 2020. However, this does not apply to the locations of rail vehicles on the outdoor display area which may have to be changed.

After receiving written notification about the new dates, Messe Berlin says exhibitors will have until May 11 to cancel their booking for the new date, and any down-payments of fees will be refunded without charge.

Messe Berlin has set up a hotline telephone number for queries: +49 30 30 38 31 31. More information can be found on the InnoTrans website.