44th International Vienna Motor Symposium from the 26th to the 28th of April 2023

Vienna Motor Symposium 2023 available as virtual event

With your registration for the "Virtual Event" you will have access to the following content:

  • Access to the recordings of all lectures of the 2-day lecture programme in German and English
  • All 17 lecture videos of the "Virtual Hall" in English
  • The proceedings as PDF for download in English
  • All information about the lecturers (CVs) and exhibitors
  • All content remains available up to 6 months after the event

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44th International Motor Symposium in Vienna

Powering the future: drive systems and the energy

This year’s International Vienna Motor Symposium will focus on the energy debate, looking at different drive systems and power sources: More than 80 high-ranking speakers from the world of science, the automobile industry, and its suppliers are expected at the event, where they will present a wide range of technological and strategic innovations from the automotive business.
Over 1000 participants representing over 25 countries are expected to attend the event.
One of the major topics of the motor symposium will be the energy transition and its consequences for the automobile industry.

High-ranking speakers for the coming symposium, like Thomas Schmall, Member of the Volkswagen AG Board of Management, Stefan Hartung, Chairman of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Mercedes-Benz Vice President Christoph Starzynski will give insights into the latest developments in the European market and explain how the energy issue can be compatible with the next generation of vehicle models in view of the European climate goals.

Tata Motors Board Member Shailesh Chandra, Hyundai Mobis CEO Sung Hwan Cho, Senior Vice President of Toyota Gerald Killmann as well as SEAT/CUPRA CEO Wayne Griffiths and Werner Tietz, Executive Vice President Research and Development, SEAT S.A., Barcelona will report on the latest developments in the international markets.

This high-level lecture programme will be accompanied by an exhibition, presenting the latest technologies and developments from automobile makers and their suppliers.

The complete programme of the 44th International Vienna Motor Symposium (Technical Programme and Social Programme) can be found here.

Plenary Lectures 2023


[Translate to English:] Schmall

The Powerhouse: An Ecosystem from Volkswagen
Thomas Schmall,
Member of the Volkswagen AG Board of Management responsible for Technology and CEO Volkswagen Group Components,
Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg

[Translate to English:] Chandra

India’s Path towards Electrification
Shailesh Chandra,
Managing Director,
Tata Motors Passenger Vehicles Ltd. and Tata Passenger Electric Mobility Ltd., Mumbai

[Translate to English:] Cho

“The Future Mobility Vision of Hyundai Motors Group” – How Hyundai Motors Group is Preparing for the Future Mobility Ecosystem
Sung Hwan Cho,
CEO and President
Hyundai Mobis Co., Ldt., Seoul

[Translate to English:] Hatung

Mobility for Today and Tomorrow – Exciting Customers and Meeting Climate Targets
Stefan Hartung,
Chairman of the Board of Management,
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

[Translate to English:] Killmann

Toyota Powertrain Solutions towards Sustainability, Ranging from Hybrid to Fuel Cell
Gerald Killmann,
Senior Vice President Purchasing and R&D,
Toyota Motor Europe, Zaventem

[Translate to English:] Starzynski

"Electric Only" by 2030: What Will Drive us Tomorrow?
Christoph Starzynski,
Vice President Development Electric Drive and Electric Vehicle Architecture,
Mercedes-Benz AG, Stuttgart


Electrification: Transformation of a Company. Strategies and Technical Implications
Wayne Griffiths,
SEAT and CUPRA, Barcelona

Dr. Werner Tietz,
Executive Vice President Research and Development,
SEAT S.A., Barcelona

Conference papers 2023

Proceedings and/or USB stick can be preordered!

3 lecture volumes

The 44th International Vienna Motor Symposium took place from 26-28 April 2023. The conference papers for this event can be ordered from the Austrian Society of Automotive Engineers and will be dispatched once payment has been received.
All lectures are presented on approx. 1600 pages in 3 volumes including additional booklets.
The lecture documents can be ordered as a print version or as a USB flash drive. Both versions contain a download link with the complete lectures.

Media Feedback

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Conference Reports

Offprints of the Austrian Society of Automotive Engineers (ÖVK) about previous symposia


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Press Photos – Images – Press Releases

Besucher im Anzug sitzen im Saal mit leuchtenden Kronleuchtern
Menschengruppen vor der Hofburg, vor der Fahnen des Motorensymposiums stehen