The Conference program includes many exciting talks, stories, debates and keynote speeches, which form the foundation for the IAA MOBILITY. From September 7 to 12, representatives from society, industry and politics will present and discuss their visions and perspectives for sustainable mobility.

Dialog and networking platform for the future of mobility

The IAA MOBILITY Conference (held in English) is the central component of the IAA MOBILITY 2021. Come and discuss the topics of the future with top CEOs, visionaries and inspiring personalities from society, academia, politics and the international hi-tech scene on four conference stages in the Summit halls. Visitors to the Summit will automatically have access to the stages in the exhibition halls. This makes the Conference the perfect arena for innovations and inspirations from all sectors of the mobility industry, and offers informative and participatory conference formats for our trade visitors.

The forum will be supplemented with the IAA MOBILITY Dialog (held in German) on Munich’s central Marienplatz from September 8 to 12. Here opinion leaders and experts will discuss national and regional challenges associated with mobility. When the Summit opens to the general public from September 10 to 12, the Dialog will extend to the stages on the exhibition grounds.

You can look forward to topics concerning autonomous driving, design, electrification and zero-emission mobility, the last mile, micromobility and (e-)bikes, mobility in country and urban areas, mobility as a service and shared mobility, smart cities and urban mobility, fuels of the future and alternative powertrains, digitization and connectivity, sustainability, road safety, barrier-free mobility, cyber security, esports and gaming, artificial intelligence and robotics, post-corona mobility and urban air mobility.

Another new feature will be our Master Classes and Workshops (in English and German). They will bring people together to develop and present practical solutions. Our live-streamed virtual conference and exhibition formats round off the IAA MOBILITY as a hybrid event.

Conference formats at IAA Mobility

The IAA Dialog is the German part of the conference at the IAA MOBILITY. It will host discussions on the mobility of the future from regional social, political, ecological and economic viewpoints. The stage on Munich’s Marienplatz from September 7 to 12 will offer visitors a varied and attractive program with various dialog and workshop formats. From the afternoon of September 10 to September 12, the IAA Dialog will be expanded to include the stages on the trade show grounds.

Our 60-minute Master Classes from September 8 to 10 will offer trade visitors a chance to expand their knowledge and skills along with other participants. Join mobility experts for discussions of new technologies and concepts. Utilize the direct access to valuable contact persons and extend your network.

The Industry Forum offers our exhibitors the opportunity to present their companies and products on one of the central stages.

The Business Club House is the ideal location for networking and socializing. The networking area will be integrated into the Summit, offering an opportunity to focus on new topics in a relaxed environment. It will be ideal for visitors wishing to learn something new during a short break and to forge new links with other specialists.

Startups are a key pillar of the IAA MOBILITY. The startup areas are places where you can interact directly with numerous new companies.

The #MOBILITYTHON is the programming competition for the transition in mobility and represents a completely new format at the IAA MOBILITY. Teams and individuals will apply all their innovative drive in the hackathon to build prototypes for their digital challenges in the shortest time. The #MOBILITYTHON, under the auspices of the German Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) and the IAA MOBILITY, will be a results-oriented “speed dating” session for experts, visitors and digital specialists. The creative solutions will be submitted to a jury and presented to the public. Following the IAA MOBILITY 2021, the winning team can realize the product or continue its development, in cooperation with the sponsor.

The IAA Virtual is the digital face of the IAA MOBILITY. The Open Space and the Summit will be broadcast virtually and thus integrated into the overall experience. People who are interested but unable to travel to Munich will therefore have an opportunity to experience the trade fair via the livestream. Visitors to the show can of course also watch the virtual sessions by using their ticket. You can access the online events both live and as recordings later on. In addition, the IAA Virtual offers a large amount of background information and other formats.