Press release

IAA TRANSPORTATION: leading platform for logistics, commercial vehicles, buses and the transport sector

Berlin, February 03, 2022

IAA Transportation presents details of concept

theme days on logistics, trade, infrastructure, municipalities --- Last Mile test track in movie set city setting --- international award ceremonies "Bus of the Year", "Coach of the Year", "Cargo Bike of the Year" --- high level of registrations

Under the motto "People and Goods on the move", the IAA TRANSPORTATION will take place from September 20 to 25, 2022, at the Deutsche Messe AG exhibition center in Hanover. In addition to the presentation of new vehicles, the focus will be on logistics, transport and the digitalization of commercial vehicle transport on the way to climate neutrality.

The previous IAA Commercial Vehicles is thus expanding the breadth of topics and exhibitors and, with a new name as IAA TRANSPORTATION, is becoming the leading international platform for logistics, commercial vehicles, buses and the transport sector. With its expanded event concept, it networks the relevant manufacturers and suppliers from the commercial vehicles, buses and logistics sectors with leading tech providers. An important goal of the new concept is to focus more on the climate-neutral and technological transformation of the entire transport sector as an international platform.

"IAA TRANSPORTATION is the leading trade show for transport, commercial vehicles and logistics. Our successful concept for a corona-proof staging of IAA MOBILITY 2021 will also be used at IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hanover: The current registration status makes it clear that the concept expansion has been positively received by the industry. There are already exhibitor registrations from more than forty countries. The high level of registrations is gratifying and also underlines the exhibitors' desire to once again offer customers a live experience with the new products," says Jürgen Mindel, VDA Managing Director.

IAA TRANSPORTATION with four theme days

The new concept of IAA TRANSPORTATION also implements a combination of new product presentation, trade audience and expert exchange within the framework of the IAA Conference 2022. To give exhibitors and visitors the best possible exposure to their target audience, the IAA Conference will focus on different key topics over four days.  

  • FUTURE LOGISTICS, with the topics of supply chains, trucks, rail & shipping integration, e-mobility and hydrogen technology in heavy-duty transport and heavy and light commercial vehicles, as well as technological and digital innovations for the logistics chain
  • TRADE & LOGISTICS, with the topics last mile, inner city logistics, van, transporter, cargo bikes, delivery robots, digitalization as well as innovative solutions for retail, e-commerce  
  • INFRASTRUCTURE, with the topics charging infrastructure electricity and hydrogen, expansion of data networks, data management, long-distance bus transport, rail transport connection  
  • INNOVATIONS IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT, with the topics of bus, electrification, hydrogen, ride-sharing, ride-hailing, MaaS, digital networking of existing services.

Interested companies and associations can contact the organizer and contribute their concepts. Just send an email to [email protected] and the IAA team will get back to you.

"IAA Last Mile Experience Area" sets new standard for the industry

With the Last Mile Experience Area, the IAA TRANSPORTATION presents an innovative new hall concept. For the first time at a trade fair, a complete city backdrop will be set up indoors, within which the latest last mile solutions will be presented in application. On display will be the use of parcel drones, delivery robots, e-transporters, e-cargo bikes as well as innovations from the Internet-of-Things, data networks and cloud technologies, SaaS platforms and decentralized hubs.

"With the new format, we want to bring together urban planners, technology providers, food retailers and delivery services with logistics industry players, mayors and local politicians. Because only with intelligent, innovative and socially accepted solutions will we be able to create the growing demand for inner-city logistics and move toward climate neutrality," says VDA Managing Director Jürgen Mindel.

Presentation of prestigious industry awards at IAA TRANSPORTATION

Prizes will also be awarded at IAA TRANSPORTATION in various branches of the mobility industry. The winners of the prestigious "Bus of the Year", "Coach of the Year" and, for the first time, "Cargo Bike of the Year" competitions will be presented and honored. "We are in good talks with "Truck of Year"," Trailer Innovation Award" and the "Van of the Year" and I am optimistic that in 2022 we will be able to present all of these awards in Hannover and thus give them the greatest possible attention. We are particularly pleased to welcome the "Cargo Bike of the Year" to the IAA. This clearly shows how multi-layered our portfolio is," says Jürgen Mindel.