In co-location with Infratech 2020

Future proof

InfraTech Germany has gained a firm position among the German trade exhibitions. The third edition of this exhibition for infrastructure, which was being held from 10th until 12th January last, attracted 26% more exhibitors and 20% more visitors than the last edition in 2016. The adjoining knowledge programme was highly appreciated as well.

InfraTech covered the entire scope of infrastructure and focused on Ground Works, Road construction, Hydraulic Engineering, Utilities and Waste Management, Public Space and Traffic and mobility. From day one, there was an optimistic vibe. This was strengthened through the positive political signals, expressed by Henrik Wüst, Minister for Transport and Highways of North Rhine-Westphalia. Wüst stated during the official opening of InfraTech Germany, that until 2030 there will be 20 billion Euros available on infrastructural projects in this region.

Sustainable living environment

Mobility is not just growing, it should be sustainable as well. And future proof. And circular. This means that we have to look beyond our national borders, because climate doesn’t care about borders. Infrastructure increasingly intersects with other social issues. This requires being future proof.

Digital Infrastructure

The infrastructure of the future is less about tarmac and concrete and more about zeroes and ones. Big data requires big thinking and Innovations are increasingly of a digital nature. We can learn from start-ups that bring us new technology. How can we ensure that these start-ups develop into scale-ups, so that the digital world can make the physical world future proof?

Clever logistics

Cars are becoming ever smarter. At the same time our roads are getting more crowded. This requires clever infrastructure. Maybe even communicating, autonomously operating traffic lights. But what about safety? Not just the safety of people and the environment, but also the safety of all those data. Is the sector really future proof?

Chain cooperation

The infrastructure of the future requires different ways of working together. Different ways of contracting. Will the way that clients tender contracts still be sufficient in the future? Is the sector able to handle current laws and regulations? Are clients buying smartly, and do they manage their assets in the right way? Are partnerships future proof?