Save the Date!

The fair is over – the next to come:
The 28th International Exhibition on Track Technology (iaf) will take place from 18th – 20th May 2021 in Münster.
The exhibitor registration will be online and available for booking around May 2020. To make sure you will not miss anything at all we do recommend the iaf newsletter.


And if the waiting time till 2021 feels too long, we are looking forward to welcoming you to the iaf Congress on Rail Infrastructure Works from 22nd to 23rd May 2019 in Münster.
Here experts and representatives of leading international railway companies come together and discuss the further development of railway infrastructures within Europe.
Further information about iaf Congress can be found here


The 27th International Exhibition for Track Technology (iaf)

More than 200 exhibitors from 20 countries, thousands of impressed visitors, exciting seminars at the iaf salon, Career Day, VDEI Career Point, Job Market and last but not least 40 gigantic yellow machines and 40 high specialized catenary vehicles in the outdoor area of the MCC Halle Münsterland: that was the iaf 2017 which drew to a successful end on the 1st of June.

Two days earlier Frank Sennhenn, Chairman and CEO of DB Netz AG, Gerhard Joksch, Mayor of the city of Münster, Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Neuhöfer from the German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure and Dr.-Ing. Thomas Mainka, President of VDEI, welcomed the first guests to the ceremonial opening in Münster.

Alongside the exhibits and the presented process technologies the International Exhibition for Track Technology offered once again a concentrated market overview and facilitated valuable business contacts to all renowned enterprises with products in the field of permanent way building technology, research and development.


Fotos: VDEI / Peter Grewer

The largest fair world wide

With over 200 exhibitors from 20 countries, thousands of attendees and a gigantic exhibition area in the indoor and outdoor area of Halle Münsterland, the iaf is by far the largest fair in the world in the field of track technology.
It took place from 30th May to 1st June 2017: new developments and innovations from the fields of rail technology and infrastructure have been presented once again in Münster.
All leading enterprises involved in research, development, manufacture or supply in this sector participated.

New machines, devices, materials and technologies have been exhibited in the three big exhibition halls with a surface of 15 000 m2. The exhibition surface in the outdoor area could even be extended to 6 000 m2 in 2017. The giant machines could again be admired on more than 3 000 m of real ballasted tracks.
For many years the modern Messe und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland and its immediate proximity to the Münster Ost railway station of Westfälische Landes-Eisenbahn (WLE) have been offering the best conditions for an event of this magnitude.


The 27th iaf hosted firms and visitors from many countries – therefore it was the perfect opportunity to establish international business contacts and to further expand the network of customers and partners.
At the same time the iaf offered the opportunity to enter into the international market with technical innovations.


The have been also intensive and interesting seminars and technical demonstrations on track and machine, and to other events surrounding the exhibition.
The official festive opening event was held on the first day of the exhibition.
On all three days seminars and discussions were held on specific themes in German and English.
Guided tours of the fair complemented the events.
The entire program you find here

Opening hours

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 09:00 – 18:00 hours
Wednesday, 31st May 2017, 09:00 – 18:00 hours
Thursday, 1st June 2017, 09:00 – 18:00 hours