The 27th International Exhibition for Track Technology (iaf) has been formally opened!

The Chairman and CEO of DB Netz AG Frank Sennhenn, the Mayor of the city of Münster Gerhard Joksch, Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Neuhöfer from the German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure and the President of VDEI Dr.- Ing. Thomas Mainka welcomed the first guests to the ceremonial opening on 30th of May in Münster.


Video Impressions "behind the scenes" of the iaf

Video Impressions from the first day of the trade fair

Video Impressions iaf 2017 - "more than only a fair"


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