20th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium, June 2016 in the Deutsche Hygiene Museum

More than 300 participants from Germany and foreign countries, e.g. China, Poland and the Ukraine joined the 20th International Dresden Lightweight Engineering Symposium from 9th to 10th June 2016.

This year´s partner country was the People’s Republic of China, which was able to present interesting talks from BAIC, one of the largest car and automobile manufacturers in China, and CRRC, the world’s largest rail vehicle manufacturer. Furthermore top-class lectures were delivered by German speakers, covering topics like the „Body of the future“ by Daimler or „ Innovative materials for lightweight construction“ by thyssenkrupp.

The anniversary symposium was celebrated in the historical ambience of “Albrechtsberg Palace”. The talks of the day were continued at the evening accompanied by elegant music of the gala band „smart evidence“. The summery evening event at this impressive location overlooking the Elbe and the city was enjoyed by the guests.

25th Conference on Transportation and Traffic Sciences at the Technische Universität Dresden

On 16th and 17th March 2016 more than 300 participants met at the “Friedrich List” Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences in Dresden, to hear 50 high-quality technical lectures on the overarching topic „Transport – and how?!“ and to exchange views on the offered contents.

For the first time the conference app LINEUPR was used for this congress. The app allows the participants a quick look at the programme, the corresponding rooms as well as the exhibitors and sponsors with link to their websites.
Through regular updates the participants get real-time information on changes e.g. in speakers and program sequences during the conference. Every participant can compile an individual conference programme by using different searching criteria.

The former palace chapel of the Residenzschloss Dresden (Dresden Royal Palace) with the faithfully reconstructed loop rib vault was the evening location of the first conference day. After being received in the small castle´s courtyard, the participants had the opportunity to visit the art treasures of the Neues Grünes Gewölbe (New Green Vault) in an exclusive night atmosphere. Afterwards the guests were treated with fine food and music. Among other things the „Universal Druckluft Orchester“ by Peter Till contributed to the excellent atmosphere.

Review of the 17th Dresden Specialist Conference on Nutritional Medicine and Dietetics

The 17th Specialist Conference on January 29, 2016 was once again a resounding success, greeting nearly 400 participants with a wide-ranging and insightful industrial exhibition. The urgent need for sugar-free dairy products in schools was supported by submitting a petition to the Saxon Parliament demanding improvements such as sugar-free dairy products for schoolchildren, greater powers for regional authorities to control the products on offer in nurseries and schools and the installation of drinking fountains in schools.

The 18th Dresden Specialist Conference on Nutritional Medicine and Dietetics takes place at the International Congress Center Dresden on February 3, 2017.