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Frank Sennhenn to open iaf 2022

The Association of German Railway Engineers e.V. (VDEI) is proud to welcome Frank Sennhenn, Chairman of the Management Board of DB Netz AG, to the opening of the 28th International Exhibition of Track Technology (iaf). Sennhenn will give a keynote speech on current topics in track technology at the opening on 31 May 2022.

Thomas Mainka, President of the Association of German Railway Engineers e.V. (VDEI), the organiser of the iaf, is pleased about this commitment: “With Frank Sennhenn, we welcome a high-ranking representative of Deutsche Bahn who, as Chairman of the Board, is responsible for infrastructure and its operation. We welcome the great appreciation for the iaf expressed in this way.”

Visitor registration possible on fair website

The iaf is the world's leading trade fair for track technology and has enjoyed an excellent reputation among rail industry professionals and exhibitors for decades. Recently, visitors have been able to register free of charge via the trade fair website

Safe trade fair thanks to 3-G rules and test centre

To ensure a safe visit to the trade fair, the organisation team is preparing to hold the event in accordance with the applicable safety regulations, which are currently the 3-G rules. Visitor passes will be personalised and it will be possible to store the relevant certificates (vaccination, convalescence, tested) online and thus link them to the respective pass. This will speed up or reduce the ongoing checks when entering the exhibition grounds.

During the entire duration of the fair, a test centre will be set up in Hall North, where people who do not have a current certificate can be tested and given access to the exhibition grounds with a negative result. This will also allow visitors from countries outside the European Union who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not approved in the EU and are therefore considered unvaccinated to safely visit the fair.

Current state of the preparations

The preparations for the trade fair are on schedule. Currently, around 115 exhibitors are registered and the outdoor area as well as the track facilities are almost fully booked. There are still free stands available in the halls.

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