The VDI Drivetrain Congress – THE industry get-together at international level for transmission developers with a sound technical understanding 

The VDI Drivetrain Congress 2016 – a tremendous success!

In June some 1,500 transmission developers from more than 20 countries were gathering at the anniversary event of the VDI Congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles“.  

In addition to more than 100 exhibitors at the exhibition, which was held in parallel, participants were able to arrange their own programme and attend those lectures that matched their specific needs. Coffee and lunch breaks as well as the evening event with panoramic views of Lake Constance gave ample opportunity to network.

This is what has been achieved: 

  • In-depth sharing of expert knowledge
  • Establishing new business contacts  
  • Benchmarking at its best

The attendance of the VDI Drivetrain Congress in 2017 is a smart choice, be it as an attendee or a speaker.

Book your ticket today and make sure that you are part of the Congress in 2017! Make use of the early bird rate!

Don’t hesitate to get involved and actively contribute to the programme in 2017. Submit your lecture proposal by 2 November 2016 here!

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Sponsors 2016

The VDI drivetrain congress is moving to Bonn

The international VDI congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles“ is moving house.  
From 2017 the international drivetrain congress will be held in the heart of the former government district of the former federal capital Bonn, opposite the German headquarters of the United Nations. 

The conference building - opened in 2015 -  impresses with its extraordinary design and high-tech facilities. Due to its central location, it can easily be reached by car, rail and air.
Its significance for the German history, combined with sophistication and the cosy feeling which is typical for the Rhine area, add that special touch to any event held in the city of Bonn.  Let yourself be inspired by the city’s unique atmosphere.

Media partners 2016

Transmission Technology
Gear Technology
Engine Technology

Why to take part in the international congress "Drivetrain for Vehicles"

More than 1,300 development experts attending

The focus is clearly placed on transmissions 

The world’s largest specialist exhibition on vehicle drivetrains 

Products and solutions benchmarked by partners

Selected high-level technology lectures

Getriebe 2016 – get the matching app for the international VDI drivetrain congress

Make use of this all-inclusive worry-free app when you attend the international VDI transmission congress “Drivetrain for Vehicles“ as well as the accompanying trade conferences.

Benefit from these app features:

  • digital congress: arrange your own individual congress programme  
  • easy networking: Fat stacks of business cards are a thing of the past with this app and a business card QR-code. Use the messenger to communicate with fellow participants.  
  • general information about the congress: The app informs you quickly about changes in the programme, organisation etc.  
  • exhibition: Find exhibitors on specific fields quickly and easily and locate their position in the hall
  • service-information: inform yourself about hotel bookings, taxi services etc.

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Getriebe aktuell – Your scientific information service for transmission and drive technology

The trade magazine “Getriebe aktuell“ keeps you posted about transmission and drive technology with relevant, up-to-date and innovative inputs. The top level honorary board of editors helps to select the right topics. 

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