VDI Wissensforum postpones two events

VDI Wissensforum reacts to the current situation in connection with the spread of Covid-19 and postpones two major events: „Deutscher Materialfluss-Kongress“ (MFK) and the VDI conference "Plastics in Automotive Engineering" (PIAE). The new dates are:

  • Deutscher Materialfluss-Kongress (MFK), July 08-09, 2020, Munich
  • Plastics In Automotive Engineering (PIAE), July 28-29, 2020, Mannheim

Tickets remain valid.

(Düsseldorf, 09.03.2020)

After detailed discussion and assessment of the current developments around Covid-19 (coronavirus), VDI Wissensforum has decided to postpone the two events "Deutscher Materialfluss-Kongress“ (MFK) and "Plastics In Automotive Engineering“ (PIAE). The safety of the participants, exhibitors, speakers, partners, all guests and employees has top priority for the company.

Safety and quality have priority

Due to the dynamic development, VDI Wissensforum believes that this is the best solution to handle the situation safely. The health and safety of all guests, employees and those involved has absolute priority. Thus, VDI Wissensforum is also following the recommendation of the German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, to cancel events with more than 1,000 participants.

In addition, numerous companies have decided to impose travel bans on their workforces. VDI Wissensforum supports these decisions so that potential transmission chains are interrupted. A logical consequence of these protective measures is, however, an above-average number of cancellations by our participants, exhibitors and speakers. This means that we can no longer guarantee the usual high quality of our events.

 "The decision was not easy for us and is unique in more than 60 years of company history, but we are sure that it is the right decision. The postponement will enable us to give our participants, exhibitors and guests the opportunity to attend the event as usual at a later date," says Timo Taubitz, CEO of VDI Wissensforum GmbH.

All purchased tickets remain valid and can be rebooked free of charge. As soon as new information is available, we will keep you informed on our website (https://www.vdi-wissensforum.de/) and on the event pages.

From now on, our staff will contact all booked participants personally by phone to inform them about the new dates or to find individual solutions if necessary. In addition, all affected customers will receive an email with all important information within the next few days.

"With an alternate date in summer we offer our exhibitors and speakers an opportunity to present their innovations and expertise to an international audience of experts", says Taubitz.

Über die VDI Wissensforum GmbH

Wir sind seit 1957 Partner in der Weiterbildung für Ingenieure und technische Fach- und Führungskräfte. In jährlich mehr als 2.600 Kongressen, Tagungen, Technikforen, Lehrgängen und Seminaren decken wir nahezu jede technische Disziplin ab. Der Bereich Soft Skills und Management rundet unser Portfolio ab. Mehr als 37.000 Teilnehmer bilden sich mit Hilfe unseres Angebots jedes Jahr aus und weiter.