PIAE 2019: our new interactive concept – developed by you!

Visit the next VDI PIAE congress and discover our innovative, revised event concept. A concept that is based primarily on your feedback. Your efforts in completing our survey and your frank openness have provided the basis for our new orientation. In many telephone conversations with you, we’ve determined the key ideas for the blueprint of the new PIAE congress. You want more interaction? We’re more than happy to oblige! 2019 will see the end of forward-facing lectures. Several short workshops, discussion sessions and world cafés all about exciting topics in the field of plastics will supplement our high-quality presentation program. These new and diverse formats will start the conversation between you and other experts and give you valuable insights into a variety of themes. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the newly established Workshop Zone – and to hear your valuable feedback once again!

How can I imagine these new formats?


In around 60 minutes, you meet with your interest group and consider a specific, technical topic. Cooperation, interaction and knowledge transfer are key. Then at the end you can take the opportunity to further intensify your discussion with other participants.

Discussion sessions

Opinions differ. But that’s what makes hearing them interesting. In our new, public discussion session bring experts together to discuss polarizing topics. Use the opportunity to ask questions through our new, interactive sli.do discussion tool.

World Cafés

You’d rather discuss in a smaller group? That’s certainly possible in our new World Café format. Changing themes, changing participants and the chance to express your own opinion. This is another ideal place to get the conversation started and to meet experts in a flash.

Jobwall and Job-Hour

Our new job wall is addressed to young professionals, students, graduates but also to company representatives. Visit our interactive job wall with interesting job vacancies in the automotive plastics industry. Besides you will get the chance to listen to interesting impulse presentations about your potential career opportunities during our daily job-hour. For company representatives our job wall also offers great benefits! Meet young talents and listen to their short presentations about their current research projects! Our job wall is the best chance to get in touch with potential company newcomers!

Guided Tours

Participate in one of our new guided tours. This is a great way to learn more about the exhibitors and their individual topics. Tours will last approximately about 30 minutes and start in our café lounge. Start times can be found there as well. This new format will help you to network and understand the exhibition easier.


This is a new hands-on part of the exhibition. Visit this special area and experience exhibits that correlate to our exciting presentations. Especially young professionals and suppliers should come and enjoy the new look and feel part of the exhibition.

Call for Papers

Submit your contribution proposal by 30th August 2019.

Submit contribution

For more information, see the Call for Papers:

Call for Papers


Gold Sponsors

Logo Evonik Performance Materials GmbH
Evonik Performance Materials GmbH
Logo Evonik Performance Materials GmbH

Evonik Performance Materials GmbH
Product Line Molding Compounds
64293 Darmstadt
E-Mail: plexiglas.polymersevonikcom
Website: www.plexiglas-polymers.com 


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Eventnumber: 01TA701

PIAE Plastics in Automotive Engineering


Congress Center Rosengarten*

Rosengartenplatz 2,
68161 Mannheim
+49 621/4106-0 to website


Early bird price until 01.10.2019

1.220,– € plus 19% VAT

1.420,– €

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.