Become an exhibitor or sponsor!

A highlight of the international VDI congress "Dritev" in Bonn was the accompanying exhibition in 2019 again. Exclusively for the congress participants, over 100 national and international companies presented their innovative solutions in the field of drivetrain systems.

The exhibition has become the central marketplace of the industry. The congress participants receive a compact overview of the most important providers in the development, simulation and production of powertrains, transmissions and components.

It couldn’t be more efficient

VDI stands for a great deal of technical depth and quality in presentations. This guarantees a set of participants made up exclusively of powertrain experts, as well as management and decision makers in the international world of transmissions. In 2019, round 1,300 participants from 15 countries took part in the event.

The new World Conference Center in Bonn offers the ideal conditions for a combination of congress and trade fair: light and airy architecture, which is perfect for communication, enough space for your exhibitions and vehicle presentations and optimal transport connections in the heart of Germany.

You’d like to make contacts among the high-quality participants at this congress and present your products and services to a professional audience without divergence loss? Then you should take part in this event as an exhibitor or sponsor.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Differentiation from your competitors
  • A boost to your company image and awareness
  • Sustainable positioning of your company as a competent and long-term partner
  • A guarantee of maximum awareness before, during and after the event
  • Higher quality of contacts when compared with traditional advertising
  • Ideal opportunity to present an innovation or to promote a market launch
  • Generation of new leads (a bundle of 1,300 members of your target audience in one place over two days)

Your benefits

  • Sustainable positioning of your image and key competences with your target audience – supported by VDI’s positive image
  • Attention-grabbing presentation of your products and services with or without an exhibitor stand
  • The possibility of direct, personal contact to technical decision makers in the industry, who you would normally not be able to reach with traditional advertising
  • Many different types of presentations are possible in the conference and exhibition area

Sponsoring opportunities

Use one of our many offers to make your company stand out and embed itself firmly in an audience of professionals. You can increase your presence on site with various advertising measures. We’d also be more than happy to provide you with an individual offer, to successfully present your business.

Sponsoring opportunities:

  • Lanyard Sponsoring (already taken)
  • Sponsoring of mobile phone charging station
  • Sponsor of the EventApp
  • Lunch sponsoring
  • Coffee bar sponsoring
  • Sponsoring the evening get-together
  • Display of your brochures/set up of roll-ups
  • Banners in the WCCB, floor stickers, flags and further opportunities to present your company in the area between the congress building and the old Bundestag.

Furthermore, there’s the classic option to take part in the event by becoming a gold, silver or bronze sponsor:

Amongst others, the following services are included:

  • Your company logo is present and visible to all participants online and during the event in the event program
  • Presentation in event proceedings and at the trade fair with logo in color in bronze, silver or gold.
  • Logo in color on the cover of the exhibitor catalogue

Contact Person

Christoph Brockerhoff
+49 (0)211 6214-228


Gold Sponsors

Logo Bp Lubricants UK
Bp Lubricants UK
Logo Bp Lubricants UK

Castrol is the world leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers across the world. Castrol offers lubricants for virtually all domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Our products include an extensive range of manual and automatic transmission fluids, chain lubricants and waxes, coolants, suspension fluids, brake fluids, greases, cleaners and maintenance products. We also produce products for agricultural machinery, plant, general industry and marine engineering uses. At the forefront of pioneering technology with our 7 R&D centres globally, we develop and test hundreds of new products every year. We work closely with leading industry OEMs, with whom we supply a broad range of lubricants designed for particular operating conditions and environments. Many of our products are recommended by and co-engineered with major OEMs, including Audi, Ford, MAN, Honda, JLR, Volvo, Seat, Skoda, Tata and Volkswagen, for their ‘new to the world’ powertrains.

Logo GKN Driveline International GmbH
GKN Driveline International GmbH
Logo GKN Driveline International GmbH

Company Profile

GKN Driveline is the world’s leading automotive driveline technology and systems engineer. As a global company serving the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline designs, develops, manufactures and integrates an extensive range systems for use in the smallest ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated and dynamic premium vehicle. As a vehicle optimisation specialist, GKN helps OEMs define the way a vehicle drives whether two wheel drive, all wheel drive, hybrid or pure electric.  GKN Driveline is a leading global producer of CVJ Systems, AWD and eDrive Systems and operates in 23 countries at 46 locations employing approximately 25,500 people.

GKN Driveline, Hauptstraße 130, 53797 Lohmar,Germany, Phone: +49 (0)2246 100 2265
Email:, Internet:

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  • ACTech GmbH
  • Altair Engineering GmbH
  • ATESTEO GmbH & Co. KG
  • BorgWarner
  • Brand KG
  • Castrol
  • Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies
  • Dana Incorporated
  • Dontyne Gears
  • EJOT GmbH & Co. KG
  • EKK Eagle Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Elgeti Engineering GmbH
  • EnginSoft GmbH
  • Ensinger GmbH
  • Felss Group GmbH
  • Freudenberg Sealing Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
  • GKN Driveline International GmbH
  • H. Kleinknecht & Co. GmbH
  • hGears
  • Hilite International
  • HOERBIGER Antriebstechnik Holding GmbH
  • hofer powertrain
  • Hyundai Transys Inc.
  • IAV GmbH
  • Konzelmann GmbH
  • Metaldyne GmbH
  • Metallgiesserei Wilhelm Funke GmbH & Co. KG
  • Miba Group
  • NSK Deutschland GmbH
  • Oerlikon Friction Systems (Germany) GmbH
  • PMG Group (Powertrain Europe)
  • Punch Powertrain N.V.
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH
  • Schondelmaier GmbH Presswerk
  • Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
  • SHW Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH
  • SKF GmbH
  • Smart Manufacturing Technology Ltd., UK
  • Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG
  • TREMEC Corporation
  • Zoerkler Gears GmbH & Co KG