Think transport and logistics differently

Save the date! From September 24 to 27, 2018, the four-day New Mobility World FORUM at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 will be the place for debates among decision-makers, innovators and visionaries from business, academia and society. They will examine the future of transport and logistics. Discover the program with its exciting topics and 70 top-class experts from Germany and abroad.

The FORUM offers IAA visitors an open and inspiring platform with a clear focus on dialogue, interaction, connectivity and entertainment. The program will bring together personalities from society, the automotive industry, the digital sector and academia for a discourse on the future of mobility, transport and logistics. The main topics will be urban logistics, transport services, alternative powertrains, driver-assist systems, automated driving and connected commercial vehicles. The program will start on the FORUM stage on Monday until Thursday, starting every day from 10 h to the late afternoon.

Visitors can look forward to four days of exciting keynote speeches, interviews and talks with international experts and visionaries. They will include among others:

Uli Muench
(Global Vice President, Automotive, SAP)

Dr. Jan Bartels
(Vice President Customer Fulfillment & Logistics of Zalando)

Dr. Susanne Leifheit
(Head of Foreign Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles)

Andreas Kremer
(Director Logistics Management, ALDI SÜD Dienstleistungs-GmbH & Co. oHG)

Denis Sverdlov
(CEO of Arrival)

Dr. Johannes-Jörg Rüger
(Executive Vice President of Bosch)

Marcus Claesson
(CIO of Daimler Trucks, Buses and Vans)

Dr. Frederik Zohm
(Member of the Board of Management for Research and Development MAN Truck & Bus AG)

They and many other speakers will describe, discuss and present visions and projects for the future of mobility. The finalists from this year’s NMW Labs will also be present.

Day I

On Monday, the FORUM revolves around urban logistics and transport services. There will be discussions surrounding the challenges of the urban mobility and logistics, for example, the last mile. Experts, visionaries, and decision-makers from the automotive industry will discuss the roles of new technologies – and their potential to meet these challenges.


Big data, autonomous driving, and artificial intelligence are buzzwords in today’s society. On Wednesday the FORUM focuses on the progress of these new technologies and their impact on the mobility, transportation, and logistics industries. Highlights of the NMW Lab18 include: The winners of NMW’s startup-challenge will be selected. Afterward, experts will discuss the collaboration of startups and corporates in a fireside chat: Who profits? Who wins? How do these collaborations work?

Day II

Alternative powertrains and fuels are topics of a controversial debate throughout society. The discussion revolves around the fueling, charging infrastructure, climate change, air pollution, and the reach of the alternative vehicles. Although the previously listed topics are relevant, passenger vehicles is the subject that is up for debate. But what is the situation of alternative mobility concepts for commercial vehicles? Are these ideas and alternatives even applicable for heavy-duty vehicles and long distances?

Day IV

Digitization opens up entirely new paths. On Thursday, experts and decision makers discuss the effects of smart data and intelligent telematics on the mobility industry, how the industry changes and where new areas of applications are about to arise.

Order your tickets for the IAA now and join the New Mobility FORUM

Get your ticket for the world’s most important trade fair for transport, logistics and mobility – the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover from September 20 to 27, 2018. A variety of tickets can be purchased at our online ticketshop.
A regular day ticket costs 22 euro. And for just 69 euros you can order the full-event ticket, that is valid for the whole length of the IAA 2018 and of course for the whole program of the New Mobility World FORUM.

Program of the New Mobility World FORUM @ IAA 2018