BERLIN--()--More than 1,000 leading representatives of industry, business, science and politics from home and abroad will be attending the opening event of the InnoTrans 2012. The ceremonies marking the opening of the leading international fair for transport technology will be taking place on 18 September at the Palais am Funkturm in Berlin. The opening event will be presented by the television presenter Astrid Frohloff.
“Like the leading international trade fair for transport technology itself, the opening event of InnoTrans 2012 is an occasion without an equal anywhere in the world”
Among those who have agreed to take part are Siim Kallas, Vice President of the EU Commission, Germany’s Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Peter Ramsauer and numerous other transport ministers and senior executives of railway manufacturers and transport companies from Germany and foreign countries.
“Innovations & Growth – Global Growth Potential in Rail Transport” is the title of this year’s panel discussion. Apart from the leading politicians mentioned above, other participants in a series of rounds of discussions will be the President of the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV), Jürgen Fenske, and the Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bahn, Dr. Rüdiger Grube. Among the industry representatives taking part in the panel discussion will be Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport, André Navarri, President of Bombardier Transportation, and the CEO of Siemens Mobility Division, Dr. Hans-Jörg Grundmann.
“Like the leading international trade fair for transport technology itself, the opening event of InnoTrans 2012 is an occasion without an equal anywhere in the world”, according to Matthias Steckmann, Director at Messe Berlin. “Its list of participants reads like a who’s who of the industry and, for the industry representatives and media attending this event, the outstanding quality of the members of the panel is a guarantee of the very latest, first-hand information.”
InnoTrans is the leading international trade fair for transport technology in Berlin. More than 2.500 exhibitors from 49 countries will be presenting their innovative products and services at InnoTrans 2012. This event is expected to attract some 100,000 trade visitors from more than 100 countries. The ninth InnoTrans will feature five trade fair segments devoted to Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Tunnel Construction, Interiors and Public Transport. The event is organized by Messe Berlin. More details about InnoTrans can be found at www.innotrans.com.