Dr. Stefan Carsten is curator of the Future Forum at BUS2BUS 2022
At the Future Forum of BUS2BUS, which will take place from 27 to 28 April 2022 as an on-site event in Berlin, keynote speeches, workshops, discussion rounds and startup pitches will examine current and future topics. The focus here – and since BUS2BUS was launched – is on buses and coaches as a flexible and sustainable form of transport. Germany’s only comprehensive Trade Show for the bus industry has been able to secure the futurist and urban geographer Dr. Stefan Carsten as curator of the program.
Dr. Stefan Carsten, whose work examines the future, cities and mobility, is looking forward to a face-to-face dialogue at BUS2BUS: “Bus transport and the environment are a perfect match. That is something the Future Forum will highlight. The point is to develop an understanding as an organisation: who am I and how can I take part in these processes impacting us from the outside? We will have outstanding speakers and panellists who will be able to ease our fears and show us the necessary steps we can take.“
The pandemic and climate change will influence mobility in the long term. In order to overcome the risks and challenges a new understanding of mobility in general and the bus industry in particular is required. BUS2BUS aims to contribute to that understanding.
Carsten is convinced there is more to mobility than moving from A to B: “In reality, it is the driving force of social and economic existence, in both the physical and virtual world. It determines the transport we use and what our journey looks like. It defines the concepts and drive systems of the future and is the main reason for the leading innovations of our times, innovations that we urgently need to successfully and sustainably rebuild due to the pandemic and climate change.”
BUS2BUS, Germany’s only independent business platform for the bus and supply industry, was launched in 2017. More than 1,700 trade visitors from 34 countries and 103 exhibitors from 13 countries took part in BUS2BUS 2019. Combining a trade show, bdo Congress and the Future Forum as well as BUS2Specials, it covers a wide range of future oriented technologies and features the bus industry’s latest trends and innovations. The next BUS2BUS will take place from 27 to 28 April 2022 in Berlin.
About Messe Berlin
Berlin has been a trade fair destination for 200 years, and has been one of the most important such hubs for many decades. Messe Berlin – the state’s own trade fair company – conceives, markets and organises hundreds of live events every year. It strives to be an outstanding host for visitors at all events, generate optimal business stimuli, and provide fair conditions for everyone. This concept is reflected in the company slogan: Messe Berlin – Hosting the World.