The conference will be held in Dortmund which is situated in the heart of the Ruhr Area, North Rhine-Westphalia and can be reached by car, train and airplane.


By Airplane

Dortmund is within reach of various international airports:

Düsseldorf International Airport (65 km)

Cologne-Bonn Airport (100 km)

Frankfurt Airport Fraport (230 km)



By Train

From the airports above or other destinations within Germany, Dortmund can be easily reached by train. The main train station in Dortmund is Dortmund Central Station (in German: Dortmund Hbf).


Please find information about German railway connections here:

German Railway

The closest railway station to the conference venue, the IBZ, is Dortmund Universität S.
The Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction (IUL), where the Welcome Reception will be held, can be reached by S-Bahn route number S1 from Dortmund Central Station. This S-Bahn route connects important cities in the Ruhr Area and stops at "Dortmund Universität" on the northern campus. The trip from Dortmund Central Station takes about 8 minutes. The S-Bahn number S1 goes every 20 minutes. The IUL, which is located on the southern campus of TU Dortmund University, can be reached from the S-Bahn stop by taking the H-Bahn (Skytrain) to "Campus Süd".

Please find information about the public transportation system in Dortmund and the Ruhr Area here:

Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr

By Car

To reach the IBZ or the Institute of Forming Technology and Lightweight Construction, please use the following addresses for your navigation system or route planner:
International Meeting Center (IBZ)
(conference venue)
Emil-Figge-Str. 59
44227 Dortmund