• Expanded presentation and test areas in the open air area
  • Partners Networking of politics, economy and society
  • Hanover. The micromobility expo, the only trade fair for micro-mobility in urban areas in Germany, will start at the end of May 2021 with a three-day hybrid program at the Hanover exhibition centre. "Mobility in our cities will change even faster and more strongly - also due to the pandemic. Visitors to the micromobility expo will be able to experience and test this future and discuss it at our conference. This is the traffic turnaround you can touch," said project manager Simona Erdmann on Thursday in Hanover.

    The third edition of the micromobility expo will be a combination of exhibition, test track and conference program, which can also be followed digitally. Companies can choose whether they want to present themselves and their products on the exhibition grounds or in virtual space. Visitors will be able to experience the micromobility expo under the Expo-Dach or be present live on the net, as the conference will also be streamed completely. It will also be possible to connect and network with other guests digitally. "In this way, the micromobility expo is prepared for all eventualities with regard to the pandemic development", said Erdmann.

    "We are relying on the concept of a combined trade visitor and consumer event," said Erdmann. The first two days of the event on 27 and 28 May 2021 are reserved for trade visitors, while micromobility expo will open to the public on Saturday. As with its premiere in May 2019, the event will be held under the Expo wooden roof on the exhibition grounds and the exhibition pavilions. "The traffic turnaround can only succeed as a team. This is why we are bringing industry, politics, science and users together on the micromobility expo platform," explained Erdmann.

    At the premiere of the micromobility expo in May 2019, a good 3,000 visitors were able to get an idea of the latest solutions, applications and trends in micromobility. At that time the approval of small electric scooters on German roads had just come into force. The first sharing services started their offers. In view of the pandemic in 2020, the event was organised purely digitally as a congress including networking.

    "We take up the ball and discuss the solutions, opportunities and potentials for future mobility, urban logistics, urban-space development, multi- and intermodality, Safety&Security and Free Ager further," said Erdmann. A hygiene concept will apply to the event on the exhibition grounds, which will comply with the regulations then in force and has been agreed with the responsible authorities. The health of the visitors had top priority, said Erdmann.

    The partners of the premiere event, such as the Hannover Braunschweig Göttingen Wolfsburg Metropolitan Region, will also continue to be involved in the 2021 edition. As in previous years, the patron of the event is Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer. The Berlin Institute for Future Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) will also be represented. According to Prof. Dr. Stephan Rammler, Scientific Director of the IZT, studies show that the corona pandemic will have a lasting impact on mobility in cities. He asks: "What role will micromobility play in the future? What are the learning experiences from the corona pandemic? These and many other questions need to be addressed and mobility-oriented approaches to solutions developed and implemented. This is where micromobility expo plays an important role as a showcase for a resilient mobility future. We are delighted that Deutsche Messe is already entering the third round with this innovative, socially relevant 2021 format and that we are able to get involved as a partner in creating resilient opportunities for a change in transport.

    Tickets for the micromobility expo will be available from February onwards on the website micromobilityexpo.de. The permanent ticket costs 50 euros, the trade visitor ticket 30 euros and the ticket for Saturday 6 euros. Further information is also available at www.micromobilityexpo.de/en .