Become an exhibitor or sponsor!

A highlight of the international VDI congress "Dritev" in Bonn is again this year the accompanying exhibition. Last year, 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 of mobile phone charging station
  • Sponsor of the EventApp
  • Lunch sponsoring
  • Coffee bar sponsoring
  • 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

Vanessa Ulbrich
+ 49 211 62 14-918


Gold Sponsors

Logo Bp Lubricants UK
Bp Lubricants UK
Logo Bp Lubricants UK

Castrol is the lubricant specialist within the BP Group – one of the leading global oil companies. With more than 100 years experience in the development and production of lubricants Castrol is a partner of many passenger car, commercial vehicle and transmission / axle manufacturers and stands for leading technology, competence, innovation and premium product qualities. Castrol is – often as a market leader – represented in more than 140 countries worldwide with a very strong brand awareness. Within the Global Driveline Technology Centre in Hamburg Castrol is developing high performance driveline lubricants in close co-operation with leading international OEM‘s. In a tight network with their blend plants Castrol is producing transmission fluids and setting global milestones due to its innovative production processes.

For keeping the technical standards and production capabilities at its highest level the ISO/TS 16949 certification is a clear pre-requisite.

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

GKN Automotive is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline technology and components. It operates through 54 locations in 21 countries, employing over 29,000 people. GKN Automotive develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline technologies – for use in the smallest ultra-low cost cars to the most sophisticated premium vehicles showcasing advanced driving dynamics.

GKN Automotive’s driveline technologies, its proven software development and vehicle integration expertise and a complete range of scalable solutions make GKN Automotive the industry’s number one partner for CVJ, AWD, transaxle and eDrive systems.

Logo Magna Power Train International GmbH
Magna Power Train International GmbH
Logo Magna Power Train International GmbH

Magna Powertrain, an operating unit of Magna International, is a premier supplier for the global automotive industry with full capabilities in powertrain design, development, testing and manufacturing. Our innovations contribute to the overall performance of the vehicle, while providing technologies that improve fuel economy, make the vehicle safer, reduce weight and provide value to our global customer base.
With our extensive expertise in drivetrain electrification, Magna Powertrain has developed scalable platform concepts to help the global automotive industry both meet CO2 targets and enhance vehicle performance.

Logo ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Logo ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF is a global technology company and supplies systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology, enabling the next generation of mobility. With its comprehensive technology portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. ZF continually enhances its systems in the areas of digital connectivity and automation in order to allow vehicles to see, think and act.

In 2018, ZF achieved sales of €36.9 billion. The company has a global workforce of 149,000 with approximately 230 locations in 40 countries. ZF invests over six percent of its sales in research and development annually.

Logo Punch Powerglide Strasbourg S.A.S
Logo Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

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  • AAM – American Axle & Manufacturing
  • ACTech GmbH
  • Aichelin Holding GmbH
  • Altair Engineering GmbH
  • Aluwag AG
  • ATESTEO GmbH & Co. KG
  • AVL List GmbH
  • Bakker Magnetics B.V.
  • BorgWarner
  • Brand KG
  • Castrol
  • Dana Incorporated
  • Dassault Systemes Deutschland GmbH
  • Dontyne Gears
  • EJOT GmbH & Co. KG
  • Elgeti Engineering GmbH
  • ElringKlinger AG
  • ELTRO Gesellschaft für Elektrotechnik mbH
  • EnginSoft GmbH
  • Ensinger GmbH
  • Felss Group GmbH
  • GKN Driveline International GmbH
  • H. Kleinknecht & Co. GmbH
  • hGears
  • Hilite International
  • HOERBIGER Antriebstechnik Holding GmbH
  • hofer powertrain
  • Hyundai Transys Inc.
  • IAV GmbH
  • KACO GmbH + Co. KG
  • KISSsoft AG
  • Konzelmann GmbH
  • Magna Power Train International GmbH
  • MAHLE ZG Transmissions GmbH
  • Metallgiesserei Wilhelm Funke GmbH & Co. KG
  • Methode Electronics International GmbH
  • Miba Group
  • Oerlikon Friction Systems (Germany) GmbH
  • PMG Group (Powertrain Europe)
  • Pulstec Industrial Co.,Ltd. Hamamatsu-city
  • Punch Powerglide Strasbourg S.A.S
  • Punch Powertrain N.V.
  • Romax Technology Ltd.
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics L+S GmbH
  • Schaeffler Engineering GmbH
  • Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
  • Schondelmaier GmbH Presswerk
  • Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH
  • SHW Schwäbische Hüttenwerke Automotive GmbH
  • Smart Manufacturing Technology Ltd., UK
  • TREMEC Corporation
  • Vitesco Technologies GmbH
  • Vyncolit NV
  • Weidemann GmbH
  • Wieland-Werke AG
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Zoerkler Gears GmbH & Co KG