Friday, August 12, 2016

InnoTrans: Let’s support our USA Pavilion

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InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees.

InnoTrans take place every two years in Berlin. Show dates are Sept. 20-23, 2016. The discounted tickets are 60% off the regular price. North Americans who plan a trip to InnoTrans 2016 can use the following registration link:

For questions on attending or exhibiting at InnoTrans, contact North American Representative Mary Jo Balve, (732) 933-1118,

The Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), Railway Supply Institute (RSI), Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI) and the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA are coming to InnoTrans to “present a concentrated display of their country’s economic strengths in the rail transport sector.”

The venue will be the USA Pavilion, where REMSA will be organizing a combined stand in Hall 22 on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds.

Companies and organizations from the U.S. are showing an increasing appreciation of InnoTrans as a venue for international trade. Since the U.S. made its debut in 1998, exhibitor numbers have increased ten-fold and their display area is now 30 times greater.

For its exhibitors, the display of products ranks high on the ‘InnoTrans agenda,’ along with the opportunities that it provides for cultivating contacts with the leading decision-makers in Europe, Asia and South America. Within the industry, this trade show has a vital role for management and technical representatives, who can discuss and conduct business here.

The U.S. exhibitors at the upcoming InnoTrans will again include numerous global market leaders, among them Progress Rail Services, Wabtec, Amsted Rail and GE Transportation.

A press conference will be held for the first time, at which journalists can obtain details about current trends and developments in the U.S rail industry. On Sept. 22, representatives of the associations will be meeting with domestic and international media for a Q&A session, which will be held at the InnoTrans press center.

“The exclusive USA Pavilion allows U.S.-based railway supply companies and organizations a unique opportunity to highlight their goods and services at InnoTrans, a major international event that attracted more than 130,000 attendees from more than 100 countries in 2014,” said REMSA Executive Director David Tennant.

“The international market holds great promise for North American railroad suppliers, and the USA Pavilion will showcase companies who are interested in marketing their products globally,” said RSI President Thomas D. Simpson.

“The products and services provided by the signal and communications suppliers are the most rapidly changing in the industry. Technological advancements in software, hardware and data management that can be used by the rail and transit companies to increase safety and efficiency are continuously being developed. InnoTrans 2016 provides an excellent forum to obtain the latest information on these developments,” said RSSI Executive Director Michael A. Drudy.

“InnoTrans will provide our individuals members with networking opportunities and will also provide an opportunity to see exhibits from a wide variety of companies. The five segments of the exhibition, Railway Technology, Railway Infrastructure, Public Transport, Interiors and Tunnel Construction will be of interest to many of our members,“ said AREMA Executive Director and CEO Beth Caruso.













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