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January 13, 2022

Next stop: The Nordic countries and France

The next stops of the International Digital Roadshow of BUSBUS have been confirmed. Registrations are open online now for the roadshow stops in the Nordic countries on 20 January and in France on 27 January. Panels featuring mobility experts will examine and discuss the future of mobility.

The next two stops on the BUS2BUS navigation system are the Nordic countries and France. After touring Portugal, Hungary and the Netherlands, these are the last two stops of the International Digital Roadshow before BUSBUS takes place as an in-person event on 27 and 28 April 2022 in Berlin.

On 20 January at 10 a.m., the focus of the Nordic virtual BUS2BUS Roadshow will be on the current effects of the pandemic on the public transport sector and bus tourism as well as developments in sustainable public transport in the Nordic countries. Most of these countries are pioneers in implementing new transport infrastructures. Mobility experts from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway will offer an insight into current developments in the mobility sector, new opportunities and challenges in the industry, as well as their experiences. Among those taking part will be Anna Grönlund, deputy managing director of the Swedish Bus and Coach Federation; Frida Christensson, Business Development, Smart Public Transport in Sweden; Sampo Hietanen, founder and CEO of MaaS Global, the company behind the mobile application Whim, and Harri Santamala, a protagonist of the Finnish road automation ecosystem and CEO of Sensible 4. Ulo Maasing, editor of Bussmagasinet, will moderate the event. Registrations are open now for the roadshow in the Nordic countries. Participation is free.

On 27 January at 10 a.m., the focus of the French virtual BUS2BUS Roadshow will be on the transition to sustainable public transport in the greater Paris region. As of 2024, diesel-powered vehicles can no longer operate in and out of Paris, with petrol-engined vehicles due to follow by 2030. Mobility experts will discuss the latest developments en route to implementing alternative drive systems and the resultant opportunities for designing, styling, new services and user experiences. Taking part will be Sandrine Garnier, journalist for transport and mobility; Ross Douglas, founder and managing director of Autonomy Paris, the first global event for urban mobility, and Cyprien Moreau, a partner and managing director of Hubup, a company offering digital solutions for managing bus networks. Registrations are open now for the roadshow in France. Participation is free.

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.