Hypermotion Keyvisual
20 – 22 November 2018 Frankfurt am Main Registration



Smart networking was not just a focal point in the exhibition area of Hypermotion. In the accompanying conferences, renowned partners called on participants to exchange information and network.

Kicking off the series of conferences at Hypermotion was the 5th ZEIT Logistics & Mobility Conference, which was held under the motto ‘Digitalisation, disruption, decarbonisation’ on 20 November. Parallel to this, several discussions about connectivity, hyper-modality and smart regions were held at the VISION mobility Think Tank.

On 21 November, the Forum Public Mobility: Digital Challenges tackled a variety of questions such as whether disruptive mobility offers, new sales forms and data cooperation could improve public transport. Organised by the German Society for Intelligent Transport and Mobility Systems (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Intelligente Verkehrssysteme e. V. – ITS DE), the 1st ITS German Congress focused on mobility and logistics in the digitalisation strategy for the State of Hesse.

The Logistics Digital Conference! (LDC!) spotlighted subjects in digital supply chain management while, at the Fraunhofer Mobility Infusion, everything revolved around the future of intelligent connectivity and autonomous vehicles. Gain an overview at the Aviation Symposium where the subjects to be covered include the end of Air Berlin and the consequences for competition, as well as digitalisation in in the aviation sector. How the future of electric mobility looks in the dichotomy between short distance and heavy-goods traffic was the theme of the ElectroMobility Forum while Blisscity – The Smart City Convention offered pioneering lectures the multifarious challenges in terms of infrastructure and social challenges in conurbations. Business Travel 4.0 – Integrated Mobility Concepts emphasised mobility as a service and tackled decisive questions revolving around the subject of modern mobility management.

Thanks to a modular structure, visitors could compile their own individual programme from the conferences on 21 and 22 November.

Presentations and contributions of each conference for download can be found on this page under the respective conference title.

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Turbulence on the aviation firmament … Who are the winners and who are the losers in the redistribution of market shares and how are the airlines and their partners positioning themselves in these times of stormy change?

At the last Aviation Symposium, Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Lufthansa Board of Management, said “Expect the unexpected”. This year, this warning has been given impressive confirmation by the aviation industry. Trends develop over a period of years. Nevertheless, a turning point, such as the bankruptcy of Air Berlin or the collapse of Etihad Group`s strategy, can lead to unexpected changes and considerable uncertainty in the market.

The developments currently being experienced in the aviation industry and the consequences of them for the airlines, their partners and customers will be discussed by protagonists and those affected at the Aviation Symposium. Representatives of active airlines undergoing a process of change or being affected by such changes will speak and offer topical insights into the current situation and the resulting consequences.


Digitalisation in the aviation sector … from buzzword to a decisive competitive factor

One in two airline managers expect digitalisation to result in significant changes and opportunities for their companies, as well as critical challenges for retaining and gaining market shares. Under the heading digitalisation, the discussion will cover not only several familiar facets but also numerous revolutionary aspects of this process. However, there is no disagreement that the expectations are high. Leading airlines have and are investing large sums in digital initiatives.

The Aviation Symposium brings together visionaries, architects and driving forces of the current process of digitalisation to provide orientation regarding current digital concepts and projects. Airlines, airports and systems partners will present their concepts and experiences and discuss where and how digitalisation will result in long-term changes to the aviation sector in terms of sales and production.

Presentations to download (only in german available)

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On demand services, new ticketing options and electronic journey planners have long become part of public transport. New service providers and mobility platform however are announcing that the end of public transport as we know it is near. What risks need to be planned for and where lie the opportunities in the changes ahead? Where might it be wiser to wait? What investments should be made now, and what are the next vital steps for the road ahead? Together with our speakers we explore whether and how the claims of new mobility and ticketing providers are true and in what way the recent developments are relevant for public transport

The topics in detail:

Module 1

Session 1 – New Mobility Services: Opportunities and Challenges
Session 2 – Digital ticketing: Inspirations

Module 2

Session 1 – Big Data: Trajectories of connectedness
Session 2 – Public Mobility going Digital: Drivers and Obstacles

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Intelligently connected – Where are we heading to?

Mobility of the future is a step-by-step process. The boundaries between public and individual transport blur, customer needs change, and technology creates new opportunities. How can we shape the change?

Autonomous driving and connected mobility – risks and opportunities

Autonomous driving is supposed to foster flexible, comfortable and efficient mobility. What are the potentials for connected mobility? How do technology and business models interact?

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This is the first German smart city convention featuring seminal speeches on various challenges for urban infrastructure and society. You will have the unique opportunity to hear distinguished speakers from leading German businesses and international smart communities. This conference was jointly arranged by the and Messe Frankfurt.

The topics in detail:

Module 1:
Smart City + Smart Community

Module 2
ICT + Cybersecurity
Future Mobility + Logistics

Module 3
Critical Infrastructures + Urban Security
City Pioneers

Module 4
Smart Buildings + City Development
New Economy

Presentations to download

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In the age of digitalisation, customers have the highest expectations on transparency, the level of service and the flexibility of logistics services. The supply chain has long been facing new IT challenges. The timely provision of data for tracking goods is no less in demand than the fast analysis of this data.

The systems are becoming more and more autonomous and developing from a centralised model to a networked and decentralised version. To make digital logistics faster, more secure, more transparent and sustainable, they need new minds and systems. At the conference, six sessions organised and chaired by ‘Hebezeuge Fördermittel’, ‘LOGISTIK HEUTE’, ‘LOGISTRA’ and ‘Transport’ publications, and the EXCHAiNGE conference brand will present new ways and benchmarks.

Internet security online business security services

The sessions in the afternoon of 21 November 2017 will cover the subject of synchronized logistics: digital services in the supply chain and smart regions: smart city logistics. Other subjects on 22 November 2017 are connectivity: driverless in the logistics chain, monitoring and transparency: logistics infrastructure in the digital world order, sustainability: e-mobility and industrial trucks, as well as data analytics and security: big data for an optimised supply chain.

Presentations to download

ITS Germany

The 1st ITS Germany Congress will focus on four themes from the field of intelligent transport and mobility systems, especially the digitalisation of mobility in Germany:

Today, we are facing the biggest mobility revolution since the invention of the automobile – with new power trains, autonomous cars, connectivity and new offers such as shared mobility. As a result, mobility will change more in the coming five to ten years than in all the preceding decades. Associated with these developments are enormous opportunities for greater road-traffic efficiency, increased road safety, reduced emissions and new value added. Nobody wants to miss this revolution. And this calls for a new international mobility competition. As the leading mobility nation, our aim must be to win this competition. To this end, the 1st ITS Germany Congress is an important milestone and will help to bring about the full-scale use of intelligent road-traffic systems and the digitalisation of mobility in Germany.

  • Mobility and logistics in the digitalisation strategy for Hesse
  • Mobility platforms for multi-modal travel information
  • Intelligent infrastructure
  • Connectivity

Presentation to download

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Module 3:

Electromobility and the rapid developments in relation to automated and connected mobility will lead to changes in both mobility and vehicle concepts. Soon, it will become clear whether Germany is sufficiently well prepared for electromobility or whether electromobility is more likely to be a catalyser for shifting production to China. The challenges for the German industry will be viewed and discussed from the scientific and economic perspectives.

Electric mobility

Module 4:

The dynamic developments in electric vehicles and their rapid introduction into the market also mean increased challenges in terms of energy storage. Indeed, a thorough-going grasp of these technologies is a basic prerequisite for the successful development of applications for electric vehicles. The challenge is that the necessary storage and converters for electrical drives are, however, at the moment, not yet available as a mass-produced item in Germany.

The Forum ElektroMobilität e.V. and the Fraunhofer Battery Alliance are looking forward to discussing the following issues with eminent representatives of relevant companies under the general heading of “Challenges of energy storage in the face of the rapid introduction of electric vehicles to the market.”

  • Is Germany adequately prepared as a business location to develop production-ready energy storage and fuel cells in the future?
  • What forms will transport take in the future, bearing in mind the balance between short-journey travel and heavy goods traffic, urban and interregional transport?
  • If this is the case, then what is the status quo and where do the challenges lie? Is it sensible, for instance, to press for cell manufacture at German or European level?
  • What will the future of sustainable power units be: electric cars, fuel-cell vehicles, hybrids or combustion engines with synthetic fuels?
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The half-day conference will spotlight pivotal questions in the field of modern mobility management, especially future demands on integrated mobility concepts and future-oriented business models under the motto `Mobility as a service`. Also planned are an expert talk on `Mobility 4.0`and lectures on sustainability in mobility concepts. The conference will be rounded off with `pitches` by companies such as Hertz 24/7.

Vision Mobility

Tomorrow’s mobility – how will we get about in future? Increasing urbanisation calls for new connectivity and mobility concepts, which will integrate several kinds of mobility and abolish the traditional division between local public transport, logistics and private cars.

This trend is confirmed by a variety of new mobility concepts that are being developed as priorities by vehicle manufacturers on the one hand and independent suppliers and new digital players on the other hand.

Vision Mobility

Three innovative talk rounds focusing on the main theme are planned for 20 November 2017:

  • Connectivity: connected cars | autonomous driving
  • Hyper-modality: mobility on demand | mobility services
  • Smart regions: urban mobility | smart city
Digitization, disruption, decarbonisation

Digitization, disruption, decarbonisation

On the road toward the digital transformation of mobility and logistics, IT is the key factor: logistics and mobile companies will have to reinterpret themselves more as software businesses in the future than as hardware manufacturers.

It is already the case today that far more than just airplanes, trains, and cargo ships are highly digitized. Alongside self-driving cars, it won’t be long before trucks also act as interconnected data centers as they roll down the road. In the not too distant future, not only our cars, but also the roads below them will know more than we do. Traffic jams and accidents could become less common even as capacity rises. Air traffic, by contrast, faces a number of challenges in the form of both overcapacity and rising price pressure.

The more digital and more interconnected transportation and traffic become, the more globalized – and thus stiffer – the competition will be. Only if the digital transformation is a success will Germany remain ready for the future as an infrastructure site.

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Speakers at ZEIT Conference

The speakers are renowned experts, amongst others there are Dr. Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post AG, Dr. Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta, Chairwoman of the Management Board and Operations at the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), and Prof. Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA)


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