Information for Participants

The 44th International Vienna Motor Symposium is planned as a 3-day face-to-face event from 26-28 April 2023. If the face-to-face event is cancelled due to Covid, a virtual event will be held to which all participants will be rebooked.

Venue and Date

The Vienna International Motor Symposium will be held from 26 to 28 April 2023 at the Hofburg Conference Centre, Vienna, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna.


Participation fees 2023:

Registration Fee: € 2.640.-- incl. 20% VAT
Registration Fee ÖVK Membership: € 2.556.-- incl. 20% VAT


Registration Date
The registration period for the 44th Vienna International Motor Symposium 2023 is open since Wednesday, 11 January 2023 and ends as soon as the symposium has been fully booked. Hence we recommend that you apply for registration at the earliest possible juncture.
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Registration for the Motor Symposium
You may register exclusively online via the registration form. Each participant must fill in a separate form.

Confirmation of Registration
After completing the online registration, you will receive an e-mail confirmation automatically generated by the registration system that we have received your data. If you do not receive this confirmation, the registration was unsuccessful and we did not receive your data. Please note that this e-mail is NOT a confirmation and does not entitle you to participate in the Motor Symposium. You will receive a confirmation of registration and an invoice authorizing you to attend the symposium or other information regarding your admission status a few days after the registration. We ask for your understanding that processing your registration may take longer due to the large number of incoming registrations, especially at the beginning of the registration period. You will receive all documents exclusively by e-mail.

Waiting List
Once the maximum number of participants has been reached we regrettably cannot accept any further registrations. You will be informed by e-mail, however, that your name has been put on a waiting list.

Confirmed Participants

Terms of Payment
The full amount of the invoice has to be paid within 21 days of its receipt, but no later than the beginning of the event. If we do not receive payment of the amount due in good time, despite our reminder, we reserve the right to cancel your participation. Any bank charges that might arise will be charged to your credit card.

Replacing a Participant
In the event that a registered participant is unable to attend the symposium for whatever reason, a person replacing him or her may be nominated free of charge.

Day Tickets / Ticket sharing
There are no day tickets available. It is not possible to share the registration between several people.

Conference Documents
Lecture texts in electronic form and, if desired, as lecture volumes in printed form for an additional charge.

Web Platform
All registered participants, lecturers, students, and media representatives at the Vienna International Motor Symposium will be granted access to Motor Symposium web platform.
From the symposium onwards, the digital congress documents and the videos of the "Virtual Hall" will be available in this area for a limited period of time. After the event, you will also find the recording of the complete face-to-face lecture programme on this platform.
You will receive information about your access data for the login via e-mail a few days before the event.

Cancellations must be made in writing to Austropa Interconvention (e-mail: For cancellation after 10 March 2023, the whole amount of the invoice will be charged.
If the face-to-face event is cancelled due to Covid, a virtual event will be held to which all participants will be rebooked.


Our partner company Austropa Interconvention will be happy to reserve a hotel room for you. For the participants of the Motor Symposium, contingents in hotels, which are located near the event location, have been pre-reserved. The hotel booking must be guaranteed by credit card. Payment is made directly at the hotel on departure. The desired reservations will be immediately confirmed by our partner company Austropa Interconvention together with the admission to the symposium.
The hotel will issue an invoice for the total amount upon departure.

Changes and cancellations of confirmed room reservations have to be addressed to Austropa Interconvention (e-mail: in written form.
In the event of cancellations made between 28 February 2023 and 10 April 2023, a cancellation fee corresponding to the full rate for one night will be charged. For cancellation after 10 April 2023, or no-show, an invoice will be made out corresponding to the entire duration of the stay you booked.
Cancellation fees will be debited to your credit card.

Technical Programme

You can find the complete programme since 16 December 2022 under "Technical Programme". The printed program will be sent by post in January 2023.

Social Programme

Evening Programme
Reception and Opening of the Exhibition: Wednesday, 18.00 – approx. 21.00 hrs., registration counter will be open.
It has become a tradition that the Mayor of Vienna hosts a reception and dinner on the first evening of the symposium. You will receive a printed invitation to the reception when you check in at the registration desk in the Hofburg.
Participation is free of charge, but registration as part of the online registration is essential.

While the technical programme is being presented to the participants, we offer the accompanying persons two half-day tours of interesting sights in Vienna for a surcharge. Both tours start and end at the Congress Centre Hofburg.

Detailled information for the Social Programme can be found here.


The Vienna International Motor Symposium is organized by the Austrian Society of Automotive Engineers jointly with the Institute for Powertrains and Automotive Technology of the Vienna University of Technology.