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April 07, 2022

Excellent Ideas at BUS2BUS

A wealth of awards at BUS2BUS: the Trade Show is honouring innovative minds, their products and services with numerous awards.

On 27 and 28 April at BUS2BUS, startups and established companies will be given a platform to present their innovations and receive honours accordingly. A panel of expert judges will present the Startup Award, and with the Fresh Travel Award will for the first time bestow a special prize for innovative ideas in the coach and bus tourism industry. In addition, the HUSS busplaner Innovation Award 2022 will recognise industry innovations in 15 categories.

Startup Award and Fresh Travel Award
At the BUS2Pitch, with only a few minutes on stage, the aim will be to outline a company’s ideas, answer questions and fascinate the judges with one’s product. With their pitches, 18 startups will automatically qualify for the BUS2BUS Startup Award and the Fresh Travel Award. Their products and services are as fascinating and diverse as the industry itself. They include Awake Mobility, a company founded in 2020, which provides a data platform for bus maintenance. A bus driver had the idea for coolseat, a stainless steel seat design for a more comfortable workplace. Together with MAN, City Soul Industrial Design Concept is presenting its vision of a stylish, sustainable bus. With its cybersecurity solutions, Enigmatos protects bus fleets against cyber attacks, and two projects at HTW University for Applied Sciences are working on self-driving vehicles.

Panel of Experts
A panel of expert judges will give their verdict on these and other innovations. Fabio Franchini from Sustainable Bus Magazine, Nik Munaretto from the Plug and Play Tech Center, Laura Abbate from White Octopus and futurist Dr. Stefan Carsten will honour the most innovative and promising ideas with the Startup Award, and for the first time with the Fresh Travel Award. This newly created special prize recognises especially innovative ideas and products for the coach tour industry. A stylish bus or virtual tools can be just as important as travel packages for a new audience. The panel will present the awards at the closing event on 28 April 2022 at 4 p.m. Prize money and media attention await the winners for their products.

Good Ideas from the Bus Industry
Another awards ceremony will take place on the eve of the official opening of BUS2BUS. On 26 April 2022 on the exhibition grounds, the HUSS busplaner Innovation Award 2022 will honour the latest outstanding developments in buses and components as well as in tourism services, and hand out a total of 15 prizes in various categories. The list of nominees contains 73 innovative solutions, from large corporations to minor startups. There is a particular focus on alternative drive systems. Battery-electric, hybrid and fuel-cell buses can be voted on in four categories. In the categories ‘Vehicle equipment’ and ‘Assist systems’ safety solutions are the dominant theme. However, readers of the trade magazine can also cast their vote on topics including ‘Air-conditioning/Heating’, ‘Tires’ and ‘Workshops, depots and accessories’. Especially innovative services for the coach tour industry will receive prizes in the categories ‘Tourism activities’, ‘Destinations’ and ‘Group tour and package tour operators’.

Future Night – a Chance to Network
The Future Night at the Palais am Funkturm will provide an opportunity to meet business partners, establish new contacts and wind down at the end of day one of the fair in a relaxing and informal atmosphere. Doors will open at 5.30 p.m. For admission, separate tickets costing 30 euros can be purchased in advance from the online shop.

Journalists can obtain online accreditation to the Trade Show here.. Accreditation grants admission to the Trade Show and program, the Future Night networking event, and access to the BUS2BUS plus Online Platform. The digital platform of BUS2BUS features a wide range of networking opportunities as well as exhibitor and product presentations. Selected parts of the stage program will also be streamed.

The BUS2Spotlights in the online press section of BUS2BUS enable journalists to find out more and prepare for the event. This exclusive compilation features innovations and products making their first appearance which will be shown on the exhibition grounds from 27 to 28 April 2022.

The press events provide an overview of all the press conferences, keynote speeches, panel discussions and award presentations. All the main details about the organisation of BUS2BUS can be found in the FAQs. For all other enquiries please do not hesitate to contact our press team.

BUS2BUS, an innovative business platform for the bus and supplier industry in Germany that focuses exclusively on the bus industry, has been held since 2017. BUS2BUS 2019 was attended by more than 1,700 trade visitors from 34 countries and 103 exhibiting companies from 13 countries. Preparations for BUS2BUS 2022 indicate that the Trade Show will be even bigger, with more buses and test drive opportunities than ever before. With the combination of a Trade Show, an informative stage program of Future Forum and bdo Congress tracks, as well as workshops and presentations (BUS2Specials), it will cover the entire range of future technologies and showcase the latest trends and innovations in the bus industry. 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 organizes 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.