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Welcome to the VDMA General Assembly

The VDMA General Assembly will be held in Berlin on November 10 and 11, 2016.

As in the years before, this year’s General Assembly will also be the top event and summit in mechanical engineering – setting a mark for our members and the general public.

As a member of the VDMA, I am glad to invite you to join our General Assembly. On this website, you will find everything you need to know about the event. You can also register for the event directly on this website.

I look forward to seeing you in Berlin!

Best regards,

Dr. Reinhold Festge
VDMA President


Connect for success!

Being connected will be decisive for the future success of our industry. The increasing digitization of mechanical engineering, manufacturing and products provides new opportunities. Digital networks are the drivers of innovation that bring forward new solutions and new business models.

But everyday networks are at play in our association too, as VDMA provides the perfect platform for our members to connect.  We bring people and ideas together, creating the largest network of our industry.

That is why we chose this motto and mission for our General Assembly 2016:

Connect for success!

Yours,

Thilo Brodtmann
Executive Director VDMA

Working group 1

Ensuring free trade

Foreign trade is essential in order to maintain wealth in Germany. This is particularly the case for the German mechanical and plant engineering sector, whose export ratio of more than 75 percent demonstrates that it relies on open markets. Both policy makers and companies need to ensure that free trade is possible worldwide.

Open Markets

VDMA: Minsk 2 cannot be allowed to become a dead end!

The EU states have decided to extend the sanctions against Russia. They cannot be eased until the end of January 2017 at the earliest. VDMA is critical of this decision.

Open Markets

Securing free trade

At the VDMA General Assembly on November 10 and 11, 2016 in Berlin, working group 1 will discuss what policy makers and the mechanical engineering sector can do to secure free trade.

Working group 2

Exporting the transition to alternative energies

The industry's high export figures clearly show that our technologies are valued all around the world. Focusing on the development of energy technologies in the target markets of Europe, China and Indonesia, our speakers provide practical tips on export opportunities under various market conditions.

Energy

Exporting the Energy Transition

Working Group II will examine the market prospects of energy technologies in Europe, China and Indonesia at this year's Members' Meeting on November 11, 2016 in Berlin.

Energy

NAPE position paper and climate protection action program 2020

Germany and the European Union (EU) have set their sights on ambitious energy and climate policy objectives that can be reached using modern technologies.

Working group 3

Industrie 4.0: New Business Models - Mission Possible!

The internet of things and digitisation are prescribing industrial production a pioneering digital transformation. Within this process, the German mechanical engineering industry is playing a crucial role. The 2016 Hanover Trade Fair has shown that I4.0 has arrived in the width of mechanical engineering. The digitisation of the production processes (vertical integration) and the products has made great progress in the business in the last three years. Thus, the basis is laid for the next step: The horizontal integration of value chain partners and customers through opportunities offered by the internet.

Industrie 4.0

New business models thanks to Industrie 4.0

At the General Assembly on November 11, VDMA plans to provide important guidance in the “Industrie 4.0: New Business Models – Mission Possible!” working group.

Industrie 4.0

Industrie 4.0: New Business Models – Mission Possible!

At the VDMA General Assembly Meeting in Berlin on 10 and 11 November 2016, Workshop 3 will focus on new I4.0-based business models.

Connect for success!

Being connected will be decisive for the future success of our industry. The increasing digitization of mechanical engineering, manufacturing and products provides new opportunities.

That is why we chose this motto and mission for our General Assembly 2016:
Connect for success!

Program

VDMA Board of Chairmen: The candidates introduce themselves

On November 10 and 11, 2016, the focus of the VDMA General Assembly in Berlin will be on electing the new Board of Chairmen.

Program

The Working Groups

We discuss central future topics of machinery engineering and develop new successful ideas. Find the detailed program of the working groups here.

Program

Connect for success – Shape the future

The VDMA General Assembly will take place in Berlin on November 10 and 11, 2016. Three working groups will focus on the central topics of the future in mechanical engineering.

Registration

You can register now at our Registration. Please register on our online platform by October 14, 2016 at the latest.
You can find the access code on your invitation letter.

Additional information on the invitations and the program can be requested from the Tagungsbüro. Registrations are considered in the order in which they are received. The attendance fee is EUR 100 incl. 19% VAT per person. After receipt of your registration, you will be invoiced by the Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Maschinenbaues mbH.

Hotel

We have booked room contingents at the ESTREL Hotel under the keyword “VDMA – Mitgliederversammlung”.
The room allocations are valid from November 9 to 13, 2016.
Standard single room at EUR 147 per night
Standard double room at EUR 166 per night
All prices include breakfast EUR 19 per person

Bookings can be made via our Online-Portal.

Bus transfer

We will arrange bus transfer from the hotel to the individual event venues.
Details will be included in the documents on the General Assembly.

Changes

We reserve the right to make any necessary changes to the program on short notice.

Tagungsbüro (Conference office)

Phone +49 69 6603-1133/-1144
Fax +49 69 6603-1155

Our political positions

The opinions of the industry

The association VDMA

Facts and tasks

Benefits for members

Our Consulting & Services

General Assembly 2016

November 10-11, 2016


If you have any questions

The Tagungsbüro is available to answer any questions.

Phone +49 69 66 03-11 33 /-11 44

Fax +49 69 66 03-11 55