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BUS2BUS 2021

FOCUS ON THE FUTURE


The bus plays a key role when it comes to sustainable mobility in urban areas. Flexibility, capacity and digital concepts make this one of the most attractive modes of transport.

From April 14th – 15th 2021, BUS2BUS shines a ”green light“ on your business. In 2021 the attractive ensemble of halls on the northern section of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds will be the venue for BUS2BUS.

BUS2BUS is shifting into high gear

Germany‘s only Trade Show for the bus industry will be even more inspiring in 2021. All future issues relating to macro and micromobility will be addressed: from the increasing digitalization and interlinking of public transport, to completely new alternatives in long-distance travel.

The Future Forum and bdo Congress merge on a central stage at the heart of the Trade Show. And the best thing of all is that with just one ticket you can access both the Trade Show and professional program!

BUS2BUS at a glance

Fresh Travel - How do we envision (bus) travel tomorrow?

Fresh Travel

The desire for individualization and personal expression has increased dramatically in today's age of digitalization. This trend influences all aspects of life – which includes mobility, a basic human need. Added to this is a desire for eco-sustainable transport systems, something that already has an impact on modern urban planning.

Vehicle design and equipment levels play a key role for BUS2BUS. This is a field in which much has changed over recent years. Coaches have long served as design and styling objects. They are also highly customizable in terms of size and features. Innovative materials and production techniques open the door to new options and offer scope for new design approaches.

The aim for BUS2BUS is to spark the discussion on how design and aesthetics can contribute to making buses more attractive and more perceptible in public life.

As a trade show for bus industry innovations, BUS2BUS consolidates this approach in the new BUS2BUS Fresh Travel segment

Fresh Travel

The desire for individualisation and personal expression has increased dramatically in today's age of digitalisation. This trend influences all aspects of life – which includes mobility, a basic human need. Added to this is a desire for eco-sustainable transport systems, something that already has an impact on modern urban planning.

Vehicle design and equipment levels play a key role for BUS2BUS. This is a field in which much has changed over recent years. Coaches have long served as design and styling objects. They are also highly customisable in terms of size and features. Innovative materials and production techniques open the door to new options and offer scope for new design approaches.

The aim for BUS2BUS is to spark the discussion on how design and aesthetics can contribute to making buses more attractive and more perceptible in public life.

As a trade show for bus industry innovations, BUS2BUS consolidates this approach in the new BUS2BUS Fresh Travel segment

In this context, the following questions arise:

  • What contribution can buses – of all sizes – make to meet modern demand?
  • What level of customization can manufacturers and suppliers offer?
  • Design and public transport are mutually exclusive. What new design options/spaces arise with new drive systems?
  • What demands do city dwellers have on public transport buses? What are the needs in rural areas?
  • What can bus tour operators offer to reach new target groups? What makes modern travel special?
  • Visions of the future: What will express buses (interior and exterior) look like in long-distance transport services when express routes are extended on motorways?
  • What tangible added value can technologies and digital applications offer?

The following key factors will be discussed in concrete terms at the Future Forum and presented at the Trade Show:

  • Design & Aesthetics
  • Material types and options, technologies
  • Future equipment options
  • Smart travel
  • Innovative food concepts for travel coaches/long-distance buses
  • Digital booking platforms, travel apps – customizable digital travel guides
  • Smart safety and assistance systems

A combination of tradition and innovation at the new hall complex

Northern section of the Berlin Exhibition Grounds
Halls 18,19, 20 and the Palais am Funkturm
Hall and Event design
Hall and Event design

Together with the Palais am Funkturm Halls 18, 19 and 20, measuring almost 15 meters in height and bathed in natural light, will be the illustrious venue for the future platform of the bus industry.

On the patio in front of the Palais am Funkturm trade visitors and exhibitors can cast their gaze around the picturesque Summer Garden, which houses the Future Test Track. In addition to viewing the exhibition of new buses they can also visit the outdoor display in front of Halls 18 and 20 in order to test and experience the latest drive technology, assistance systems and self-driving buses.

BUS2BUS connects

The Target groups.


BUS2BUS connects exhibitors and trade visitors with technology startups and related communities.

Exhibitors from the following sectors:

  • Bus manufacturing
  • Bus coachwork
  • Components and accessories
  • Equipment and interiors
  • Design
  • Safety technologies
  • IT and media
  • Display technologies

Meet visitors from the following sectors:

  • Public transport
  • Long-distance transport
  • Mobility providers
  • Tour operators
  • Charter companies
  • Fleet managers
  • Designers and urban planners
  • Service providers, Policymakers & Media

Review

BUS2BUS 2019 at a glance.


Successful continuation of BUS2BUS

  • More than 1,700 participants from 34 countries
  • 103 exhibitors from 13 countries
  • Next BUS2BUS from 14th to 15th April 2021

You can find our short-term visitor and exhibitor surveys here:

Brief analysis BUS2BUS 2019 (PDF, 220.5 kB)