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23rd International VDI Congress "Dritev" - Secure your place for 2023!

International industry meeting of the driveline and transmission community

The International VDI Congress "Dritev" is one of the world's largest automotive congresses and offers the driveline community an ideal platform for exchange. This year, the experts will once again meet in Baden-Baden on July 5th and 6th to exchange information on the latest developments, innovations and perspectives of various concepts in the field of powertrains and transmissions.

Technical content of high quality, focused on drivetrain strategies to be prepared for the futre

The heart of the congress is the excellent program: In more than 50 selected technical presentations, speakers from all over the world share their technical expertise and provide participants with exciting insights into topics and technologies that will shape the series development of drives and transmissions in the future. An accompanying trade exhibition and numerous networking opportunities round off the industry get-together.

The 8th International VDI Conference "Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles", which is taking place in parallel, offers additional impetus from a related industry with 20 additional lectures. Thanks to coordinated time slots, participants can attend the lecture series of both conferences.

At the beginning, four top-class keynotes will introduce the main topics of both events:

  • Political and industrial landscape surrounding the EURO7 proposal 
    Benjamin Krieger, Secretary General CLEPA, Brussels, Belgium
  • Supercharging Sustainable Mobility – How ZF is transforming its 10bn € sales, 30k employee drivetrain unit 
    Julian Fieres, Vice President Transformation, Strategy, Sustainability & Digitalization – Electrified Powertrain Technology Division, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Friedrichshafen, Germany
  • Leading sustainable transportation: How we put our vision on the road
    Dipl.-Ing. (BA) Christian Gropp, Director Development e-Axles, Axles and Transmissions, Daimler Truck AG, Stuttgart, Germany
    Dipl.-Ing. Tilman Morlok, Manager Zero Emission Projects, Daimler Truck AG, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Pulse inverter in-house development in the Volkswagen Group
    Alexander Krick, Head of Technical Development E-Drive & Transmission, Volkswagen Group Components, Wolfsburg, Germany

Gain valuable insights into the latest developments in the industry and use the opportunity to expand your network with colleagues

Be inspired: This DRITEV offers you the opportunity to catch up on the latest developments, accompanied by a trade exhibition showcasing all the major innovations and developments in the industry. Use the breaks to network with colleagues and share your experiences and challenges at the joint evening event.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Good Reasons to be part of this international industry meeting of the drive  and transmission community:

  • Technical content of high quality: more than 50 expert presentations with technical depth

  • The VDI Congress “Dritev” is one of the world’s largest automobile congresses – be part of the community in Baden-Baden!

  • Reach out to long-known fellow experts, find new project partners and pave the way to establish new business ties.

  • Free entrance to the parallel running “8th International VDI Conference Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles

  • Speakers corners - debate with the presenters personally

  • The Dritev Lab offers you the hands-on learning possibilities as you can touch exhibited items.

  • Great trade exhibition with about 70 international exhibitors gives an overview of new products and solutions

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Eventnumber: 01TA805

Dritev 2023


Kongresshaus Baden-Baden*

Augustaplatz 10,
76530 Baden-Baden
+49 7221/304-0 to website


1.890,– € plus VAT

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