Koelnmesse is launching a new format: Polismobility – Moving Cities. The first edition is planned for next year, from May 18 to 21, 2022. With this new event, Koelnmesse and the city of Cologne want to focus on solutions for "mobility in cities in the future". The event wants to highlight cross-industry urban mobility in all its diversity and focus on solutions rather than purely on products, and place the emphasis on challenges for cities. The concept is based on the triad, Exhibition, Exchange and Experience. It anchors the theme urban mobility both at the exhibition grounds as well as directly in the city.
At the same time, the global mobility community is to find its home all year round on a digital content and event platform. This platform, which will be continually updated with relevant contents, virtual events and numerous opportunities for networking from the debut event in 2022 and thereafter, is to make this possible. The magazine on the polisMOBILITY website is already regularly offering news and exciting articles on the urban mobility cosmos. The state of North Rhine-Westphalia joins Koelnmesse in partnering this event. A central figure in the development of the event is project partner Johannes Busmann, who with the Polis Convention and the Polis Magazine is contributing expertise in the area of urban development. Further cooperation partners of Koelnmesse are the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), which also acts as scientific advisor to Polismobility.