Participant information 2017


Participation fee: €1290.00 plus VAT
Participation fee VDI member: €1190.00 plus VAT

Location of conference

Congress Center Rosengarten
Rosengartenplatz 2
68161 Mannheim
Phone +49 (0) 621 41 06-0 (switchboard)

Office hours

Wednesday, 29th March 2017: 8.00 am to 6.30 pm
Thursday, 30th March 2017: 8.00 am to 3.00 pm

Automotive Night at the Manufaktur Mannheim

We, with the friendly support of Covestro, invite you to Automotive Night, which is being held at the Manufaktur restaurant in Mannheim the evening before the conference begins. In a communicative and relaxed atmosphere, the get-together offers a good opportunity ahead of time to talk and network with other participants, speakers and exhibitors. Buses leave the Dorint Hotel Mannheim at 7:45 pm on 28th March 2017.


Advance check-in

Make best use of your time in Mannheim for contacts and save yourself waiting time when the conference begins by picking up your conference documents on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm at our advance check-in facility in the Dorint Kongress-Hotel Mannheim.


Room reservation

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Conference languages

German and English (with simultaneous interpreting)
Receivers will be distributed on the spot. Please have your visiting card ready.

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Evening reception in the exhibition on the first conference day

All attendees are cordially invited to a communicative get-together with a drink and buffet. Discuss the results of the first day of the conference with your colleagues and make new contacts. We very much look forward to seeing you!

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