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

The International Vienna Motor Symposium

takes place annually and is one of the worldwide leading events of this kind.
At the International Vienna Motor Symposium, more than 1,000 decision-makers from the most important enterprises of the worldwide automotive engineering industry meet together. The three-day programme at the Hofburg Conference Centre Vienna, offers a variety of ground-breaking lectures and allows sufficient time for exchange of opinions and networking.
This top-level lecture programme is accompanied by an exhibition at which leading automotive and component companies present latest technologies and developments.

Next year's 45th International Vienna Motor Symposium is planned as a 3-day face-to-face event from 24-26 April 2024.

Call for Papers 2024

We cordially invite you to submit lecture proposals referring to the following main topics:

  • CO2 Reduction and Fleet Consumption / Life Cycle Analysis for Drivetrain Technologies
  • Drivetrain Electrification / Hybrid Technologies / E-Platforms
  • Energy Storage Technologies / New Battery Technologies
  • Hydrogen
  • Renewable Fuels (E-Fuels and Bio-Fuels)
  • Latest Results in Engine and Powertrain Development / Components
  • New Emission Legislation and Exhaust Aftertreatment
  • Autonomous Driving / Connectivity
  • Structural Change in the Automotive Industry

The submission deadline is 30 September 2023.

The complete programme can be found here from 15 December 2023, registration for the symposium is possible from 10 January 2024.

more information about the main topics and submission can be found here >>>, opens new window

The Vienna Motor Symposium 2023 - A Review

Powering the future: drive systems and the energy

This year’s International Vienna Motor Symposium was focused 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 presented a wide range of technological and strategic innovations from the automotive business.
Over 1000 participants representing over 25 countries attended the event.
One of the major topics of the motor symposium was the energy transition and its consequences for the automobile industry.

High-ranking speakers for the 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 gave insights into the latest developments in the European market and explained how the energy issue can be compatible with the next generation of vehicle models in view of the European climate goals.

Tata Motors Managing Director 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., reported on the latest developments in the international markets.

This high-level lecture programme was 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.

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.

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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