Engine Congress

Industry meeting of the combustion engine community

Our new hybrid concept gives you the opportunity to continue your education from where it suits you: from home, from the office or on site in the conference room.

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The International Engine Congress of VDI Wissensforum and ATZlive in Baden-Baden has been an important meeting place for engine developers and fuel specialists for years. Decision makers and experts from all over the world meet here to discuss the future of the combustion engine.

The main focus of the congress is to discuss the technical potential of the combustion engine for emission-neutral mobility in the future, because electric mobility alone will not achieve the ambitious climate goals of this and the upcoming decades.  An important key here is fuel, because its decarbonization would help the entire engine-fuel system to move in the right direction for a climate-neutral propulsion.

The congress is therefore based on three equally important thematic pillars: consideration of the overall system of combustion engines for passenger cars and commercial vehicles as well as fuels.  The aim is to make targeted use of the synergies with regard to fuels, their properties and the new approaches to powertrain development based on them. With the close interaction between passenger car and commercial vehicle engine developers and fuel experts, we want to promote the exchange of experience, both nationally and internationally, within the framework of this multipart congress.

Good Reasons

Unique technical congress on the future of the entire combustion engine system

Not all the technological treasures of the combustion engine have yet been recovered. The International Engine Congress in Baden-Baden will provide excellent technical answers to the question of which levers can be used to raise efficiency to 50% and how the combustion engine, in combination with innovative fuels, plays an important role in climate-neutral mobility. The congress of VDI and ATZlive is regarded in the industry as the platform for open, controversial and forward-looking discussions about the mobility of tomorrow.

Excellent professional exchange with colleagues from home and abroad

As a participant, you can expect a cross-industry exchange between experts from the fields of passenger car and commercial vehicle engine development as well as from the fuel sector. Every year in February, you will have the opportunity to meet engine developers from all over the world in Baden-Baden and exchange ideas on the future of the entire combustion engine system. The focus is on concrete technological solutions and strategies for engine technology.

Large trade exhibition about engine technology

"Experts for experts" is the motto. Benefit from the large exhibition, TIER I-Supplier and OEs. The breaks offer plenty of space for exchanging information about the latest products and developments in engine technology alongside the specialist program.

Around 40 presentations by OEM representatives and the supplier industry

10 keynote speeches and 30 specialist presentations on a wide range of topics - that is the diversity of the Engine Congress. With your registration you can attend all presentations of the congress, you will receive all lectures of the strings "Passenger Car Engine Technology", Commercial Vehicle Engine Technology" and "Fuels". You can expect a professional and profound exchange of ideas at the highest level.

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Energy transition and sector coupling – general framework for the future mobility sector
Author: Dr. David Bothe

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Review of the last Engine Congresss

For the 8th time, 300 international engine developers met to discuss the future of the combustion engine in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The topic of fuels was of particular importance, since synthetic fuels are considered to be a key to the emission-neutral operation of diesel and petrol engines.

In addition to 10 plenary lectures and an intensive panel discussion on "CO2 budget – the role of engines and fuels in sustainable mobility" with representatives from the industry, education and the government the experts discussed solutions for

  • Sustainable mobility: complete LCA
  • Internal combustion engines and fuels as a complete system: CO2 reduction, emissions control, electrification
  • Climate-friendly internal combustion engines
  • Increasing efficiency in products and processes
  • Use of hydrogen and synthetic fuels


Eventnumber: 01TA810

International Engine Congress

Baden-Baden ,

Kongresshaus Baden-Baden*

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


1.595,– € 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.

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