Event Calendar

Friday, September 25, 2020

RSI/CARS InnoTrans Program

Start Date: 9/21/2020 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 9/25/2020 5:00 PM EDT

Berlin, Germany 

Organization Name: RSI & CARS

Nicole Brewin
Email: brewin@rsiweb.org
Phone: (202) 347-4664

InnoTrans Tentative Program – Berlin 9.21.20-9.25.20
This September the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), along with the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS), will lead a trade delegation to InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany. 

This event is the largest rail trade show in the world, attracting thousands of attendees to see both indoor and outdoor exhibits. During the trip, participating companies will enjoy:
  • opportunities to meet potential customers 
  • networking receptions
  • a private meeting with Deutsche Bahn
  • an offsite tour of an OEM, and
  • a tour of Berlin focusing on the city’s transport and mobility. 
This will be an excellent opportunity for all RSI & CARS members, and particularly small or medium-sized companies, to develop or expand your presence in the international market while avoiding the substantial costs associated with exhibiting at InnoTrans independently. In addition, we will be hosting an event on Tuesday, September 22 at InnoTrans along with CARS and UNIFE (the EU equivalent of RSI and CARS) where we will be signing an MOU focusing on opportunities to work together to promote the economic health of the global railway supply industry.  The cost of participating in this delegation will be $1,100 USD per person, and includes everything listed above plus entrance into InnoTrans. Finally, RSI has secured a room block at the highly regarded Hotel Bristol at a cost of 319 Euro (approximately $364 USD) per night.  
Matchmaking services will also be available from the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. This service provides U.S. companies with pre-arranged appointments tailored to your business based on identification and outreach to potential matching firms and a profile of their companies.  This service costs $90 per hour of preparation and is separate from the registration cost.  
Companies interested in this service should indicate interest on the registration form. 
Monday, September 21, 2020:
International Press Circle; 10:30am-2pm
Attendees: Mike O’Malley, RSI; Nicole Brewin, RSI; Sylvia Newall, CARS
Tuesday, September 22, 2020:
MOU Signing Ceremony & VIP Reception with RSI, CARS & UNIFE
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: UNIFE Booth

Additional events to be scheduled September 23-25, 2020:
Transportation Mobility Tour; Transportation Provided
Date and time: TBD

Meeting with Deutsche Bahn 
Date and time: TBD
This informal meeting will take place at the Deutsche Bahn booth. The following three product areas will be represented:
1. Railway vehicles and railway vehicle components & parts
2. Infrastructure
3. General requirements and services
Visit to OEM in Berlin; Transportation Provided
Date and time: TBD  

Meeting with Export Import Bank of the United States
Date and time:  TBD

ITA Matchmaking Services (separate registration required)

Informal meetings with passenger and locomotive OEM’s

Online registration is currently unavailable. Please contact us via email or phone for assistance.