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CADFEM Conference 2024

Empowering Digital Engineering
April 10-11, 2024


The speakers have been confirmed and the final program is available:

The CADFEM Conference 2024 mobile app: Your personal and interactive companion!

There will be no printed program at the CADFEM Conference 2024 this year. Instead, the conference app will be available to all registered participants. Within the app, you can easily create your individual program for both event days. You will also find further information on all presentations and speakers and can network with other participants. Make the Conference App your personal companion!

CADFEM Conference 2024 - get your tickets now!

The CADFEM Conference is back: We are looking forward to finally meeting you in person again on April 10-11, 2024 at the Darmstadt Science and Congress Center. Secure your ticket now for the largest event for simulation and digital engineering in the German-speaking world!

Your ticket for the CADFEM Conference 2024

1 ticket, 2-day event, unlimited knowledge: 849 EUR plus VAT

General terms and conditions

Keynotes - Opening Session

Matthias Alberts
CEO, CADFEM Germany GmbH

CADFEM empowering Digital Engineering

Dr. Prith Banerjee
CTO, Ansys, Inc.

Future of Simulation Driven Product Innovation

Dr. Jörg Hermes

Digital Engineering – Vision oder bereits Realität?

Stefan Seidel
CTO, Pankl Racing Systems AG

Digital Engineering in Pole Position

Dr. Ian Roberts
CTO, Bühler AG

Simulation as an enabler for more sustainable processing solutions

Keynote - Closing session

Dr. Sandeep Sovani
Global GTM Head of Engineering Simulation HPC, Amazon Web Services

How Customers are Benefiting from Running Their Simulations in AWS Cloud

Steve Pytel
VP/Head of Product Management, Ansys, Inc.

Advancing Design in an AI World

Main topics day 1 + 2: Simulation & Physics, Processes & Technologies

01 Material & Energy Efficiency through simulation

02 Product insight and design optimization through simulation

03 Simulation process and Workflow in product development

The efficient use of materials and energy is one of the biggest challenges facing companies. Learn how to use simulation tools to optimise the use of materials and energy in these sessions.

In these sessions you will learn how to master products and understand physics with simulation technology. This allows you to meet product specifications at an early stage and thus optimise the entire product development.

Learn to systematically design and manage simulation processes and workflows so that simulation technology is seamlessly integrated into the entire product development process.

04 Coupled field, system simulation and system Engineering

05 Simulation process automation and applications

Management Forum: Contribution of simulation to D-A-CH as a business location

Gain system understanding and model physics accurately. In these sessions, you will learn how to simulate coupled physics as well as the interaction of components and system. Model-Based Systems Engineering enables you to digitalize the entire product development process.

In these sessions you will learn how to individually design and automate both standard processes and demanding simulation tasks. This makes simulation scalable and applicable for everyone.

Simulation and digital engineering play a crucial role for D-A-CH as a business location. In these sessions you will learn how companies successfully use new technologies to maintain long-term competitiveness. (Participation in the Management Forum is by invitation).

Deep Dives day 2: Digital Engineering Solutions

01 PyAnsys

02 Simulation and Material Data Management

03 Digital Twin

With PyAnsys you can design simulation workflows modularly and effectively. Discover the advantages and use cases of PyAnsys in product development.

Today, simulation and Material Data can be managed efficiently and comprehensibly with the help of SPDM and Material Information Management (MIM). We will show you practical examples of the successful implementation and application of SPDM and MIM.

How do companies benefit from digital twins? The answer to this question will be provided by top-class speakers from the industry. Two practical presentations and a panel discussion await you.

04 Cloud Simulation

05 Process Integration and Design Optimization

06 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

In this Deep Dive, we highlight topics and solutions for IT operations of simulation environments, from local standalone to complex cluster or cloud systems.

Learn how Process Integration and Design Optimisation (PIDO) simplifies and accelerates product development and contributes to better products.

We will explore the use of AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning to accelerate engineering simulations, focusing on three broad categories of AI/ML applied to simulation.

CADFEM Conferences: Impressions

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03:33 minCADFEM Conference Nürnberg 2016
02:37 minCADFEM Conference Koblenz 2017

Important Information

Conference times

April 10, 2024
  • Registration from 7:30 a.m.
  • Plenary 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Program 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Evening event 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
April 11, 2024
  • Admission from 7:30 a.m.
  • Program 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Closing plenary session 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Venue and how to get there


Wissenschafts- und Kongresszentrum Darmstadt
Schlossgraben 1
64283 Darmstadt

How to get there

The Darmstadt Science and Congress Center is conveniently located in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main metropolitan region with direct access to the A5 and A67 motorways. From Frankfurt am Main Airport, it takes around 20 minutes to reach the Darmstadt Congress Center. For a comfortable journey, we recommend using public transport or the AirLiner.

Parking facilities

The Darmstadt Science and Congress Center has 454 public parking spaces located directly below the Congress Center. Information on parking fees and opening hours of the underground car park can be found here.


Welcome Hotel Darmstadt City Center

The hotel is centrally located right next to the Darmstadt Science and Congress Center.
A special room offer for participants is available at the link until March 12, 2024. Link Keyword: CADFEM Conference

H+H Hotel in Darmstadt

The hotel is 2.3 km from the congress building.
A special room offer for participants is available at the link Link

Maritim Hotel Darmstadt

This city center hotel is a 3-minute walk from Darmstadt train station and 2.0 km from the congress building.
A special room offer for participants is available at the link until March 09, 2024. Link


Who can participate?

Anyone can take part. Please note that we have a limited number of tickets.

Will there be an exhibition?

Selected sponsors and partners will have exhibits in the CADFEM Area. Do you have questions about sponsoring? Your contact: Anders Aronsson,

Can I participate on one day only?

Of course you can. However, there is only one ticket price for two conference days.

Is the ticket transferable?

The ticket is personalized and non-transferable. In case of cancellation of the participant, a substitute participant can be named until April 05, 2024, 12 o'clock. In addition to the cancellation, the booking of the replacement participant must be made by this time with reference to the originally registered participant.

How do I get the app for the CADFEM Conference 2024?

The mobile app for the CADFEM Conference 2024 is compatible with iOS and Android and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app will be available exclusively to registered participants. There will be no printed program at the CADFEM Conference 2024 this year. Instead, use the app to have a convenient overview of the complete program.

Within the app, you will be able to create your specific program for both event days. Simply select presentations and add them to your personal agenda. This way, you always have your own individual daily program handy. The floor plans and color coding system on site make it easy to find your way around the darmstadtium.

The app also provides you with details of all presentations and additional information about the speakers. You can exchange information and network with other participants using in-app messages.

Make the conference app your personal companion during the two days of the event!

Confirmation, invoicing and cancellation deadlines

After your registration you will immediately receive a registration confirmation and the invoice. If you need to cancel your registration or name a replacement participant, please send an e-mail to

For the CADFEM Conference in Darmstadt, Germany, which will be held on April 10 and 11, 2024, the General Terms and Conditions along with the following deadlines apply to cancellations or the provision of a replacement participant free of charge:

  • Long-term cancellation of participation is possible until 12:00 a.m. March 10, 2024.
  • Cancellation at short notice is possible until 12:00 a.m. April 5, 2024.
  • The nomination of substitute participants is possible until 12:00 p.m. April 5, 2024.

During the CADFEM Conference 2024, film and image recordings will be made by the organizer. See privacy policy.

Which hotels are reserved for the event?

We have arranged a special room offer for all participants at the hotels listed above. Please note the expiration dates of these offers.

Do I have to register for the sessions?

Please use the app for the CADFEM Conference 2024 and add presentations to your personal agenda. This makes it easier for us to organise the event on site in case of changes.

What language is the conference in?

The conference language is German, but there will be English keynotes and presentations. The title of the lecture always corresponds to the language of the lecture.

Will there be an evening event?

An evening event with buffet and entertainment will take place at the end of the first day of the conference directly in the Darmstadt Science and Congress Centre from 7 p.m. to midnight.

CADFEM Contact

If you have any questions regarding the conference, feel free to get in contact with us.

Christine Obermaier
Event Manager, CADFEM Germany GmbH, Grafing