For four decades, Holger Goldberg of the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein and Peter Zander were the permanent organizing team of the 'Europäische Taxi Messe' (ETM) – the largest taxi trade fair in Europe – and the Cologne Fair was the meeting point for the (mainly) German taxi sector every two years. . A lot has changed for 2022 (November 4-5, 2022): Holger Goldberg, the second driving force behind the trade fair, has recently retired and a new organisation, organizer and location has been created.

According to the trade magazine Passenger Transport Magazine In 2022 the trade fair will be held in the exhibition buildings in Essen and Michael Stehr is the organizer at the Taxi- und Mietwagenverband Deutschland (TMV). The other professional association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen – BVTM) is no longer involved in the ETM. The intention is that much of the 'old' must be preserved, but the commercial and political framework program will change considerably as a result of the changed association structure.

Stehr is already convinced of the move to Essen: “As the location for the European taxi fair, Essen has convinced us in every way. With the modern infrastructure and the right size of the site, our exhibitors find the ideal conditions for a successful trade fair appearance.”

The trade fair will be set up in the same way as in previous decades, as the new chairman of the trade association, Markus Gossmann, emphasizes: “The trade association will continue many well-established traditions at the next trade fair. This includes both the commercial-political events and the well-known lottery. The exhibition and the commercial-political events reflect a large number of new topics currently occupying the sector. In addition to the classic taxi vehicles and minibuses, plus special vehicles for the transport of disabled people, the offer of exhibitors at the European taxi trade fair also includes vehicles with new drive concepts. We also expect a wider range of manufacturers of information technology for power stations and vehicles, as well as payment systems.”

For the first time in the long history of the ETM, there was a break from the usual two-year cycle in the fall of 2020 due to corona contact restrictions. In the spring of 2020, it had already been decided to hold the next fair from 4 to 5 November 2022.

It is not yet clear whether the traditional taxi conference of the IRU, which has always been held parallel to the fair in recent years and which attracted a large number of international visitors, will move to Essen along with the trade fair. The chairman of the IRU taxi group, Christian Holzhauser, indicated in the German taxi trade magazine Taxi Times that no agreement has yet been made and therefore no decision has yet been taken.

The shift in organizer certainly has something to do with that. Since the turn of the year 2020/2021, Germany has now had two taxi professional organizations, the TMV and the BVTM. This changed association structure will also affect the framework program of the European stock exchange.

Until now, the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein always organized the trade fair together with the BVTM. But after the split around the turn of the year 2020/2021 and the start of the new organization TMV – which also includes the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein – there are two taxi professional associations.

TMV will certainly hold its annual members' meeting the day before the trade fair in Essen and shape the conference program - which was last organized by the BVTM - of the fair with an emphasis on economic and political focal points for the sector. The partial deregulation of the German taxi and rental car sector will certainly play a role in this.

For four decades, Holger Goldberg of the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein and Peter Zander were the permanent organizing team of the 'Europäische Taxi Messe' (ETM) – the largest taxi trade fair in Europe – and the Cologne Fair was the meeting point for the (mainly) German taxi sector every two years. . A lot has changed for 2022 (November 4-5, 2022): Holger Goldberg, the second driving force behind the trade fair, has recently retired and a new organisation, organizer and location has been created.

In 2022 the trade fair will be held in the exhibition buildings in Essen and Michael Stehr is the organizer at the Taxi- und Mietwagenverband Deutschland (TMV). The other professional association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen – BVTM) is no longer involved in the ETM. The intention is that much of the 'old' must be preserved, but the commercial and political framework program will change considerably as a result of the changed association structure.

Stehr is already convinced of the move to Essen: “As the location for the European taxi fair, Essen has convinced us in every way. With the modern infrastructure and the right size of the site, our exhibitors find the ideal conditions for a successful trade fair appearance.”

The trade fair will be set up in the same way as in previous decades, as the new chairman of the trade association, Markus Gossmann, emphasizes: “The trade association will continue many well-established traditions at the next trade fair. This includes both the commercial-political events and the well-known lottery. The exhibition and the commercial-political events reflect a large number of new topics currently occupying the sector. In addition to the classic taxi vehicles and minibuses, plus special vehicles for the transport of disabled people, the offer of exhibitors at the European taxi trade fair also includes vehicles with new drive concepts. We also expect a wider range of manufacturers of information technology for power stations and vehicles, as well as payment systems.”

For the first time in the long history of the ETM, there was a break from the usual two-year cycle in the fall of 2020 due to corona contact restrictions. In the spring of 2020, it had already been decided to hold the next fair from 4 to 5 November 2022.

It is not yet clear whether the traditional taxi conference of the IRU, which has always been held parallel to the fair in recent years and which attracted a large number of international visitors, will move to Essen along with the trade fair. The chairman of the IRU taxi group, Christian Holzhauser, indicated in the German taxi trade magazine Taxi Times that no agreement has yet been made and therefore no decision has yet been taken.

The shift in organizer certainly has something to do with that. Since the turn of the year 2020/2021, Germany has now had two taxi professional organizations, the TMV and the BVTM. This changed association structure will also affect the framework program of the European stock exchange.

Until now, the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein always organized the trade fair together with the BVTM. But after the split around the turn of the year 2020/2021 and the start of the new organization TMV – which also includes the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein – there are two taxi professional associations.

TMV will certainly hold its annual members' meeting the day before the trade fair in Essen and shape the conference program - which was last organized by the BVTM - of the fair with an emphasis on economic and political focal points for the sector. The partial deregulation of the German taxi and rental car sector will certainly play a role in this.

For four decades, Holger Goldberg of the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein and Peter Zander were the permanent organizing team of the 'Europäische Taxi Messe' (ETM) – the largest taxi trade fair in Europe – and the Cologne Fair was the meeting point for the (mainly) German taxi sector every two years. . A lot has changed for 2022 (November 4-5, 2022): Holger Goldberg, the second driving force behind the trade fair, has recently retired and a new organisation, organizer and location has been created.

According to the trade publication Passenger Transport Magazine, the trade fair will be held in 2022 in the exhibition buildings in Essen and Michael Stehr is the organizer at the Taxi- und Mietwagenverband Deutschland (TMV). The other professional association (Bundesverband Taxi und Mietwagen – BVTM) is no longer involved in the ETM. The intention is that much of the 'old' must be preserved, but the commercial and political framework program will change considerably as a result of the changed association structure.

Stehr is already convinced of the move to Essen: “As the location for the European taxi fair, Essen has convinced us in every way. With the modern infrastructure and the right size of the site, our exhibitors find the ideal conditions for a successful trade fair appearance.”

The trade fair will be set up in the same way as in previous decades, as the new chairman of the trade association, Markus Gossmann, emphasizes: “The trade association will continue many well-established traditions at the next trade fair. This includes both the commercial-political events and the well-known lottery. The exhibition and the commercial-political events reflect a large number of new topics currently occupying the sector. In addition to the classic taxi vehicles and minibuses, plus special vehicles for the transport of disabled people, the offer of exhibitors at the European taxi trade fair also includes vehicles with new drive concepts. We also expect a wider range of manufacturers of information technology for power stations and vehicles, as well as payment systems.”

For the first time in the long history of the ETM, there was a break from the usual two-year cycle in the fall of 2020 due to corona contact restrictions. In the spring of 2020, it had already been decided to hold the next fair from 4 to 5 November 2022.

It is not yet clear whether the traditional taxi conference of the IRU, which has always been held parallel to the fair in recent years and which attracted a large number of international visitors, will move to Essen along with the trade fair. The chairman of the IRU taxi group, Christian Holzhauser, indicated in the German taxi trade magazine Taxi Times that no agreement has yet been made and therefore no decision has yet been taken.

The shift in organizer certainly has something to do with that. Since the turn of the year 2020/2021, Germany has now had two taxi professional organizations, the TMV and the BVTM. This changed association structure will also affect the framework program of the European stock exchange.

Until now, the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein always organized the trade fair together with the BVTM. But after the split around the turn of the year 2020/2021 and the start of the new organization TMV – which also includes the Fachvereinigung Nordrhein – there are two taxi professional associations.

TMV will certainly hold its annual members' meeting the day before the trade fair in Essen and shape the conference program - which was last organized by the BVTM - of the fair with an emphasis on economic and political focal points for the sector. The partial deregulation of the German taxi and rental car sector will certainly play a role in this.

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Europäische Taxi Messe 'new style' will move from Cologne to Essen in 2022
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