Press release

IAA MOBILITY 2023 becomes more international, record number of companies participating – “We will interlink the mobility landscape in Munich”

July 13, 2023

The most important industry meeting for stakeholders, decision makers, and visionaries in the mobility sector – The mobility platform will be more international than ever – Record number of new companies participating – Experience mobility in downtown Munich – Test drives for anyone interested – Over 500 international visionaries discuss the future of mobility

IAA MOBILITY 2023 in Munich will set the bar from September 5 to 10. It is the world’s leading platform for mobility, sustainability, and technology, and this will be its second time in Munich. The interest and RSVPs from the biggest and most important companies in the automotive, technology, cycling, and micromobility sectors illustrate the international relevance of this unique mobility platform.

“IAA MOBILITY is where the entire mobility world comes together in Munich. The focus will be on one particular issue that affects us all: Mobility shapes how we live, work, and experience our world. With our slogan, ‘Experience Connected Mobility’, we will show what the mobility of the future will look like. This is a herculean task, and the key to doing so lies in the combination of sustainability and digitalization. Moreover, IAA MOBILITY doesn’t only address one means of transport, and instead seeks to interlink the mobility landscape and present solutions that prioritize people,” said VDA President Hildegard Müller at today’s IAA MOBILITY press conference.

“In Munich, IAA MOBILITY will open up to discussion and exchange of ideas with the society at the trade fair grounds and at many of the public places. Many forms of mobility will be shown: Be it on the street or on a bicycle test track in English Garden. We are working closely with our partner VDA in this process to ensure that every visit to IAA MOBILITY in Munich guarantees exciting experiences and induces people to think.”, said the two directors of Messe München, Stefan Rummel and Dr Reinhard Pfeiffer.

IAA MOBILITY is the world’s most progressive platform for sustainability through electrification and digitalization. It seeks to shed light on the full variety of the mobility world, and invite all stakeholders to engage in dialogue. “The car will be a key component in the future of mobility, but at the same time it will be just one of many dimensions. IAA MOBILITY has changed the nature of mobility conventions. The combination of the IAA SUMMIT on the convention center grounds and the IAA Open Space in downtown Munich provides insight into the future of mobility platforms,” says Hildegard Müller.

IAA MOBILITY 2023 will be more international

Compared to IAA MOBILITY 2021, there will be far more international presenters this year. The number of presenters from abroad has increased by 17%, from 33% in 2021 to 50% this year. Leading German companies will be joined by many renowned companies from across the globe, including BYD, Google, LG, and Samsung. At the same time, the number of companies making their debut at IAA MOBILITY has never been higher. China, the USA, Austria, South Korea, and France will be the most heavily represented countries aside from Germany.

The number of countries present has also increased, with Singapore, Kosovo, Thailand, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Serbia making their first appearances. The ‘Ukrainian Automotive Cluster’, funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the VDA, will have a stand at the IAA Summit as well.

Asia will also have a greater presence, with 41% of presenters coming from this continent. The number of Chinese companies coming to IAA MOBILITY 2023 has more than doubled. Furthermore, this year’s World New Energy Vehicle Congress (WNEVC) will be held at IAA MOBILITY on September 6, thus leaving China for the very first time.

Importance of the B2B platform IAA Summit & IAA Conference increases – IAA Summit convention halls 90% booked

This time, the IAA Summit and IAA Conference are solely geared toward trade visitors (B2B) and will be held during the week from September 5 to 8 at the convention center in Munich. The IAA Summit and IAA Conference will be held in six different halls, where keynotes, discussions, and informational talks will take place across three stages. More than 500 speakers from around the world are expected at IAA MOBILITY 2023.

Here is just a brief list of some of this year’s speakers:

  • Cristiano Amon, CEO Qualcomm Technologies
  • Wendy Bauer, General Manager Automotive & Manufacturing, Amazon Web Service (AWS)
  • Oliver Blume, CEO Volkswagen and CEO Porsche
  • Martin Brudermüller, CEO BASF
  • Alyssa Carson, American space enthusiast and graduate of the NASA Space Camp
  • Meredith Glaser, Executive Director Urban Cycling Institute Amsterdam
  • Jochen Hanebeck, CEO Infineon Technologies
  • Stefan Hartung, CEO Robert Bosch
  • Brian Hongdi Gu, Honorary Vice Chairman of the Board and Co-President XPENG
  • Thomas Ingenlath, CEO Polestar
  • HanBin Lee, CEO Seoul Robotics
  • Richard Lutz, CEO Deutsche Bahn
  • Ola Källenius, CEO Mercedes-Benz Group
  • Christophe Périllat, CEO VALEO
  • Mate Rimac, CEO Bugatti Rimac, as well as Founder and CEO Rimac Technology
  • Danny Shapiro, Vice President Automotive NVIDIA
  • Nikolai Setzer, CEO Continental
  • Carsten Spohr, CEO Lufthansa Group
  • Sandra Wolf, CEO Riese & Müller
  • Oliver Zipse, CEO BMW Group

More information you can find here.

IAA MOBILITY: Open Space Plan