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Automotive conference 2017: "Joining - Smart Technologies"


2017-05-10 - 2017-05-11 / Sattledt
automotive conference 100517

Date 2017-05-10 - 2017-05-11
Address Austria, 4642 Sattledt, Fronius Straße 5
Duration 2 days
Language english
Max. Attendees 130
Costs Early bird rebate until March 31, 2017: € 550.00, from then € 780.00

Target group

  • Automotive industry
  • Component supply industry (TIER 1, TIER 2)
  • Integrators
  • Robot manufacturers



The conference will be held in German and English with simultaneous interpreting.

Reserve your place now!

The fifth International Automotive Conference offers you the chance to get first hand information from a who's who of joining technology experts.

Under the motto “Joining - Smart Technologies”, notable figures from all over the world will give lectures and host discussions on joining technologies in the automotive and component supply industries. The event will be held on 10 and 11 May 2017 at Fronius’ production and logistics site in Sattledt. Under the chairmanship of Dr. Michael Zürn (Daimler AG), Dr. Florian Öfele (BMW AG), Steffen Müller (Audi AG) and Dr. Klaus Koglin, the audience of industry stakeholders will be given the latest insights into the world of research, development and production. 

The aim is to host the event according to the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Meetings.


The program will be presented with begin of February 2017.

Mobility in the future, Industry 4.0 and smart production and its effects on joining technology will all be examined by futurologist, innovative thinker and visionary Kai Gondlach in his address entitled “Smart mobility – how we will get around in the future”. Physicist Werner Gruber will make some childhood dreams come true by beaming himself and the delegates up to the Starship Enterprise and explaining the physics behind it. As well as ensuring a thorough exchange of knowledge and ideas, there will also be an emphasis on allowing the speakers and delegates to network with each other over the two days, for which the evening event on 10 May at the former Minorites' monastery in Wels will provide ample opportunity. We look forward to seeing you there!



Fronius International GmbH, Froniusplatz 1, 4600 Wels


Jürgen Bruckner

Tel: +43 (0) 7242 241-4780

Fax: +43 (0) 7242 241-3940



Doris Lohberger

Tel: +43 (0) 7242 241-4012

Fax: +43 (0) 7242 241-3940


Please note: places are limited



Fronius Sattledt, 4642 Sattledt, Fronius Straße 5

Registration fee:

Early bird discount (for booking made on or before 31 March 2017): € 550.00, thereafter: € 780.00;

The price includes lunch on both days plus tea/coffee during breaks, soft drinks throughout the day, conference papers, evening reception shuttle service; 



In these hotels a certain number of rooms is available (password: Automobilkonferenz Fronius). We kindly ask you to make a reservation in time as there is only a limited room rate available until 31 March 2017 in Wels.


BEST WESTERN Amedia Wels****


(#) Hotel Alexandra****


(#) Hotel Bayrischer Hof***


Boutique Hotel Adria****


Hotel Kremsmünstererhof****


(#) Boutique Hotel Hauser****


The (#) marked hotels have got an Ecolabel, wherefore we like to recommend these accommodations!



  • Environment protection made easy - climate-friendly journey to the conference
  • If possible, please decide for a climate-friendly journey with public means of transport, electric- or hybrid vehicle or carpool.
  • In case of travelling by train: Exit station Wels or Sattledt
  • Although flying can be a second-best solution ever and compensation will never be considered as a license for frequent flying, there are some recommendations for meaningful compensation from environmental and climate protection organizations: and


Payment and cancellation conditions:

Payment must be received by Fronius before the start of the conference. Cancellations must be made in writing to Ms. Doris Lohberger by 14 April 2017.

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