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72nd IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference

Hosted by Welding Research Institute from Slovakia


7 - 12 July 2019


Bratislava, Slovakia

About this event

The Annual IIW Congress will enable the meetings and knowledge exchange within 26 technical expert commissions. International Conference theme will be focused on solutions in automotive. Bratislava is a metropolitan city with almost a half million population, capital of the Slovak Republic since 1993, part of the European Union since 2004 and whose official currency is the euro. Bratislava is only capital in the world located on the border of three countries – Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, and the closest to another capital – Vienna. Bratislava is also an en­vi­ron­mental­ly-friendly city on the Danube with unspoiled natural treasures and protected natural habitats of European significance.


  • Is an internationally recognized company active in scientific research and devel­op­ment and production, especially in the field of welding and allied tech­nol­o­gies and processes.
  • It was founded in Bratislava in 1949 and for nearly 70 years continuously provides the highest quality innovative solutions for industry in the field of ma­teri­als engineering, welding, surfacing, brazing, spray­ing, cutting and heat treat­ment.
  • Is a member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and European Fed­era­tion for welding, joining and cutting – European Welding Federation (EWF).