International Design Forum 2021

Due to the current effort to contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus and a correlated ban on trade shows and major events in Berlin until the end of October 2020, InnoTrans has been postponed until Spring 2021.

New date for InnoTrans: 27 – 30 April 2021
New date for International Design Forum: 28 April 2021

Further information on the conference including a call for speakers will be published in late summer 2020.

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The specialist conference “International Design Forum” focuses on relevant design issues and developments in the areas of mobility and transportation. The conference takes place in the „Public Transport und Interiors“ (PTI) area of InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade show for transport and mobility in Berlin.

The forum presents thought leaders from globally recognized businesses, research and design organisations such as Deutsche Bahn, RATP, Siemens, Bombardier Transportation, Lantal, BMW Group Designworks, Designaffairs, Edenspiekermann, Frog, Priestmangoode, N+P Industrial Design, büro+staubach, Seymourpowell, Spirit Design or Tangerine among others.


Current Events

Wednesday, 4/28/2021
9.30 am–1.30 pm
IDZ Event

International Design Forum | InnoTrans 2021

International Design Forum 2020
Public Transport & Interiors Forum
April 28, 2021
Messedamm 26
14055 Berlin

Further information on the conference including a call for speakers will be published in late summer 2020.

Route via GoogleMaps

Past Events

Wednesday, 9/19/2018
10.00 am–2.00 pm
IDZ Event

International Design Forum 2018
From Interior Visions to Extended Mobility – Innovative Transport Solutions for a Changing World

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ) and the global trade show InnoTrans (18 – 21 September 2018) invite trade professionals to attend the specialist conference "International Design Forum" on September 19, 2018.

How can vehicles and interiors meet the demands of emerging technologies and changing customer expectations? How can we design an intuitive communication between travelers, transport and operators? How can we create travel experiences that appeal to all five senses?


Please visit the International Design Forum in the InnoTrans Conference Program. Download the PDF Program Flyer here.

10.15 - 10.30 am | Opening & Welcome

Session I
"Interior Visions: Creating Positive Journey Experiences"

Interactive Interiors

10.30 – 10.45 am | Insight-Session 1
Jan Wielert, Managing Director, büro+staubach | “Ageing Interiors - Designing for 30+ Years”

10.50 – 11.05 am | Insight-Session 2
Yo Kaminagai, Head of Design Project Management Department, RATP | “How an E-Bus Design Charter can inspire innovation in rail vehicles”

11.10 – 11.25 am | Q&A-Session

Sensory Interiors

11.30 – 11.45 am | Insight-Session 3
Christiane Bausback, Managing Director, N+P Design Munich | “Designing for the 5 senses - How to create a multi-sensory approach”

11.50 – 12.05 pm | Insight-Session 4
Benjamin Parry, Digital Project Lead, Bombardier | “Does society move faster than our trains do?”

12.10 – 12.25 pm | Q&A-Session
12.30 – 12.45 pm | Coffee break

Session II
"Mobility Extended – Towards a Future Travel Experience"

12.50 – 1.05 pm | Insight-Session 5
Julian Fordon, Product Designer and Partner Manager, d.lab, Innovation Lab (DB Vertrieb GmbH) & Matthias Fischer, CEO and Product Designer, neomind designstudio | “The Ideas Train - a new customer experience for of the regional transport of the future “

1.10 – 1.25 pm | Insight-Session 6
Jürgen Schlaht, Head of the Innovation Management, Siemens AG & Andrea von Rhein, Associate Director, Creative Consulting, BMW Group Designworks | “Go where the energy is! Cross-industrial learning to shape the future of mobility in an intermodal context.”

1.30 – 1.45 pm | Q&A-Session

Session III
Foresight Keynote

1.50 – 2.05 pm | Insight-Session 7
Layla Keramat, Executive Creative Director, frogdesign | “Catching the Wave: How three emergent trends offer future mobility opportunities serving people, communities and future cities”

2.10 – 2.25 pm | Closing words
2.30 – 3.00 pm | Lunch

Entry free of charge for trade fair visitors.
Language: English | Simultaneous translation in German


International Design Forum 2018
InnoTrans – Public Transport & Interiors Section
CityCube Berlin, Level 3, M1-3
Messedamm 26
14055 Berlin


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