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72nd IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference

Online registration and abstract submission are now open. On behalf of the Welding Research Institute and the Slovak Welding Society, I have been granted the honour to invite you again after 40 years to the capital city of Bratislava for the biggest welding event in the world, the 72nd IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference, which will be held from July 7 to 12, 2019. The main topic of the International Conference and the event in general will be: “New Progressive Materials and Welding Methods in the Automotive Industry”.
In 2019, the Welding Research Institute will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its founding. This will provide the opportunity to explore its 70-year history of research and development of materials, welding equipment, technologies related to the fusing of materials and cooperation with international institutions and organisations such as IIW and EWF.

When and Where

7 - 12 July 2019
Bratislava, SLOVAKIA

About this event

The Annual IIW Assembly will enable meetings and knowledge exchange within 26 technical and expert Working Units.
The theme of the International Conference will focus on joining challenges and solutions in the automotive sector. 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 the 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.

The 72nd IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference will be hosted by the: WELDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE (VUZ) which:
  • Is an internationally recognised company active in scientific research and devel­op­ment and production, especially in the field of welding and allied tech­nol­o­gies and processes;
  • Was founded in Bratislava in 1949 and for nearly 70 years has continuously provided the highest quality innovative solutions for industry in the fields of materials engineering, welding, surfacing, brazing, spraying, cutting and heat treatment;
  • Is a member of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) and the European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting - European Welding Federation (EWF).

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