Become an exhibitor or sponsor!

A highlight of the international VDI congress "Dritev - Transmissions in Vehicles" in Bonn will be the accompanying exhibition in 2019 again. Exclusively for the congress participants, over 100 national and international companies present 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 transmissions and transmission 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 2018, over 1,400 participants from over 17 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 1,500 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.

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Daimler AG
Logo Daimler AG

Daimler AG is one of the world’s most  successful automotive companies. With its  divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler  Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s largest producer of trucks above 6 tons. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, investment products and brokerage of credit cards and insurance, as well as innovative mobility services.

The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler  and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, it is a motiva- tion and commitment of Daimler to shape safely and sustainably the future of mobility: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal and fascinate. 

Daimler consequently invests in the develop- ment of efficient drive trains with the long-term goal of locally emission-free driving: from hightech combustion engines about hybrid vehicles to electric drive trains powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards intelligent connectivity of its vehicles, autonomous driving and new mobility concepts.

This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the  challenge of meeting its responsibility towards  society and the environment. In 2018, the Group sold 3.4 million vehicles and employed a work- force of around 298,700 people. Group revenue amounted to €167.4 billion. Group EBIT amounted to €11.1 billion.

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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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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 Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert Bosch GmbH
Logo Robert Bosch GmbH

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2017, its sales came to 47.4 billion euros, or 57 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains – automation, electrification, and connectivity – and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are Injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP® anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

Logo ZF Friedrichshafen AG
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Logo ZF Friedrichshafen AG

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 140,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. In 2017, ZF achieved sales of about €36 billion. ZF annually invests about 6 percent of its sales in research and development – ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies. ZF is one of the largest automotive suppliers worldwide.


ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Graf-von-Soden-Platz 1, 88046 Friedrichshafen
Telefon: +49 (0)7541 77 0, Fax: +49 (0)7541 77 908000
Email:, Internet:

Logo Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

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