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Messe Frankfurt launches ‘Hypermotion’

Sep 28, 2016

Trade fair with accompanying congresses and integrated showcases focusing on the digitalisation of intelligent mobility systems

Our mobility system is facing a radical process of change. Driven by digitalisation and decarbonisation, the boundaries between logistics, mobility, infrastructure and transport are falling. New, networked, integrated and inter-modal systems are being created. To reflect these changes and to discuss their impact on the economy and society, Messe Frankfurt is planning a new trade fair with accompanying congresses on the subjects of digitalisation, ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) and intermodal systems, which will be held in cooperation with leading German transport and mobility associations in Frankfurt am Main from 20 to 22 November 2017.

With the new event in the ‘Mobility & Logistics’ Business Unit, Messe Frankfurt aims to close a gap in the national and international trade-fair market and create the first independent platform with digital transformation in the mobility and transport sector as the superordinate theme.

The partners and supporters of the new event are the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur – BMVI), the State of Hesse, represented by the Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hesse (Hessisches Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Verkehr und Landesentwicklung), the German Society for Intelligent Transport and Mobility Systems (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Intelligente Verkehrssysteme e. V. – ITS DE), the Association of German Transport Companies (Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e. V. – VDV), the German Association of Transport Sciences (Deutsche Verkehrswissenschaftliche Gesellschaft e. V. – DVWG), and the German Mobility and Transport Forum (Deutsches Verkehrsforum e. V. – DVF). The DVF is the long-standing partner of the ZEIT Logistics & Mobility Conference, the next edition of which will be held on 2 November 2016.

Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt, says, “Hypermotion revolves around the irreversible process of digital transformation in the mobility, logistics, infrastructure, transport and traffic fields. Thanks to its location in the heart of Europe and its exemplary road, rail and air infrastructure, Frankfurt is the ideal venue for an event of this kind. We want to take account of this wide-ranging and disruptive subject, which is so important for Germany, and provide a platform for future-oriented companies, start-ups, the world of science, politics and administration, as well as interested parties from all over the world.”

Rainer Bomba, State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, explains, “Today, Germany is the pioneer for Mobility 4.0. We have launched a comprehensive digital campaign based on three pillars: we are creating Europe’s most dynamic glass-fibre network. We are taking the lead in automation and networked mobility and forming the best ecosystem for mobility start-ups. Germany is already the leader in the development of intelligent transport systems. Now, we aim to extend this competitive edge and become the leading market and supplier for Mobility 4.0, and I anticipate that Hypermotion will generate a host of new impulses.”

Mathias Samson, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of the State of Hesse, adds, “Sustainable Mobility is a mega-subject for our state and we are delighted that Messe Frankfurt has taken the initiative in this respect. Hypermotion perfectly complements our initiatives for future-oriented and sustainable mobility.”

Prof Knut Ringat, Spokesman of the Board of Management of the Rhine-Main Transport Company (RMV GmbH), President of the German Association of Transport Sciences and Vice President of the Association of German Transport Companies says, “People rightly expect our public-transport system to be punctual, safe and affordable. And digitalisation is already making a valuable contribution to maintaining this standard. Additionally, to ensure that tomorrow’s passengers are also satisfied with us, we need innovative nationwide solutions for holistic and intelligent mobility systems in the coming years.”

Dr Ulrich Nussbaum, Chairman of the Executive Board of the German Mobility and Transport Forum: “The mobility system of the future must be networked, integrated, digital, multimodal, safe and affordable – in other words, it really must be intelligent. Then, we will have made a substantial contribution of the decarbonisation of society!”

Hans-Joachim Schade, the new Chairman of the Board of Management of ITS Germany, adds: “With Hypermotion, we are creating an innovative platform for marketing German ideas and the German lead market for tomorrow’s ITS technologies – for Logistics & Mobility 4.0.”


Contact for further information:

Danilo Kirschner
Project Manager
Mobility & Logistics, Messe Frankfurt GmbH
Tel +49 69 7575-5272
Fax +49 69 7575-5908


Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €648 million in sales and employing 2,244 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 133 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
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Background information on the 'Mobility & Logistics' Business Unit

Messe Frankfurt is increasing its investment in its international portfolio of fairs, events and congresses for the automotive and transport & logistics sectors. In addition to the expansion of the worldwide network of Automechanika fairs with new events in Birmingham and Jeddah, Messe Frankfurt has made acquisitions in Russia, South Africa and Turkey. Moreover, it has developed a new trade-fair brand: ‘Scalex’, the Supply Chain and Logistics Exhibition.
With the world’s second-biggest truck fair, Comtrans in Moscow, a joint venture with the ITE Group, Messe Frankfurt is significantly expanding its presence in the truck sector. Rounding off the portfolio of events in the Mobility & Logistics Business Unit are Eurasia Moto Bike in Istanbul and the South African Festival of Motoring.
With the Automotive Engineering Show in India, the automotive fairs of Messe Frankfurt now cover the entire value chain.
To discuss digital trends in the automobile industry in greater depth, Messe Frankfurt launched the ‘Connected Mobility’ roadshow that, via lectures and discussions, presents innovations in and around the automobile on three continents, Europe, Asia and America.

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