Countdown to BUS2BUS 2022 starts with Digital Media Preview
Last Friday, the team led by Kerstin Kube-Erkens, Senior Product Manager, started the countdown to BUS2BUS 2022 with their Digital Media Preview. Under the headline "NEXT STOP: FUTURE", in addition to current industry topics, there were first insights into trends, topics and focal points of the upcoming on-site event as well as updates on the status of preparations to get in the mood for BUS2BUS planned for April.
If you missed the event or would like to watch it again, it's easy: you can find the recording and more information about the speakers and their contributions here.
Kerstin Kube-Erkens, Senior Product Manager of BUS2BUS:
"Why is BUS2BUS a special event format? Where is the uniqueness in this concept? For one thing, there is no other event in Germany that is solely focused on the bus. And when we say bus, we mean the bus in its entire spectrum of applications, with its flexibility and its various sizes. Because that's exactly what's exciting about this mode of transport, and this versatility is what makes the industry."
Christiane Leonard, Chief Executive, German Bus and Coach Operators‘ Association (bdo):
"What makes BUS2BUS particularly exciting is that politics is also represented here. That is totally important for the industry. In the panel discussions it becomes clear in which direction political guidelines will go. The focus will be on the following questions: Will there be no more diesel engines in the future or could synthetic fuels be a solution? What technical and legal developments will there be in hydrogen and electric drives and can these be financed at all? How will the funding conditions be structured in the future? This multi-layered discussion is what BUS2BUS is all about."
Dr. Stefan Carsten Urban Geographer, Futurologist and curator of the BUS2BUS Future Forum:
"The Future Forum naturally takes up these issues. We are looking not just into the next four or five years, but far beyond the next legislative period. We're trying to anticipate and understand what the industry needs to prepare for today, because different players are turning different screws."
Laura Abbate, Product Design & User Experience Strategy, White Octopus:
"We would clearly say the bus has potential for the future because the bus is sustainable. The bus is community mobility, the bus is extremely adaptable and flexible, both in terms of route and size. That just makes it interesting because it also makes it very versatile."
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.