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2017-09-13 - 2017-09-14
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VGB KONGRESS 2017 in Essen


Congress Center West Ι Norbertstrasse Ι 45131 Essen, Germany


We kindly request that all registrations are made upon the forms (see download) and sent to the following adresses or use the possibility of online reservation.


VGB-Members: € 1,350.00
Non-Member: € 1,950.00
University, public authorities, pensioners: € 600.00

For 5 bookings from one company, 1 participant gets a free ticket (4 + 1). A retroactive cancellation is not possible.

Students can obtain a free ticket for the entire lecture event upon presentation of a student ID.

You will receive the invoice together with your participant tickets.

Domestic and international recipients

  • In accordance with Article 4, Number 22 of UStG (German Sales Tax Law), the participant fees are tax free.
  • In order to ensure correct financial accounting, a Value Added Tax ID Number must be provided by participants/members of companies, which have their registered office outside of the European Union. The registration cannot be carried out without the provision of this number.

Here you find detailed information on the terms of participation and data protection information.

Hotel room reservation

We have reserved room allotments in hotels of different categories.

The Touristikzentrale Essen Ι Kirsten Schneider Ι Am Hauptbahnhof 2 Ι 45127 Essen, Germany Ι e-mail: will be pleased to assist you with your hotel reservation.

Please send your booking request by fax or by e-mail by using the

The VGB Office regrets being unable to make reservations!

Lecture Events and Welcome Evening

VGB PowerTech e.V. Ι Deilbachtal 173 Ι 45257 Essen

Welcome Evening

© Red Dot Design Museum

The Welcome Evening will take place on 13 September 2017, starting at 19:00 at the:

  • Red Dot Design Museum Essen
    UNESCO Welterbe Zollverein
    Areal A (Schacht XII), Kesselhaus (A7)
    Gelsenkirchener Straße 181, 45309 Essen

For registrations for the Welcome-Evening please use the registration form.

Side Programme

The Essen Tourist Center will advise you to plan your personal visit programme.

EMG - Essen Marketing GmbH Ι Touristikzentrale Ι Am Hauptbahnhof 2 Ι 45127 Essen

Our recommendations to explore the city to become acquainted are...

Technical Visits

Two technical visits tours are offered:

  • Lausward power plant, Düsseldorf: ”Fortuna“ Unit Bridging into the Future
  • Garzweiler opencast mine and Neurath power plant
    Day tour incl. lunch

More information ...