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CADFEM Conference 2024

Empowering Digital Engineering
April 10-11, 2024

CADFEM Conference 2024 - get your Early Bird 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
Early Bird (09/05/2023 - 11/30/2023) 749 EUR plus VAT
Full price from 12/01/2023: 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

Olaf Kramer
Director, IT Engineering Bosch

Product lifecycle management challenges for digital engineering in a model based enterprise

Keynote - Closing session

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

Advancing Design in an AI World

Sessions Day 1 & 2 - deepen your knowledge

01 Material & Energy Efficiency through simulation

02 Product insight and design optimization through simulation

03 Simulation process and Workflow in product development

Efficient use of materials and energy is one of the biggest challenges companies face. In these sessions, you will learn how to apply simulation tools and workflows to optimize the use of materials and energy.

In these sessions, you will learn how to use simulation technology to gain insight into products and understand physics. This enables you to meet product specifications at an early stage and thus optimize overall product development costs.

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

06 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 this session, you will learn how to individually design and automate standard processes as well as challenging simulation tasks. This makes simulation scalable and applicable for everyone.

Simulation and digital engineering play a vital 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.

Sessions Day 2 - Digital Engineering Solutions

01 PyAnsys

02 Simulation Process and Data Management

03 Digital Twin

04 Cloud Simulation

05 Process Integration and Design Optimization

06 Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Call for Papers

Submit your presentation

Become a speaker at the largest user conference for simulation and digital engineering in the German-speaking world.
Submit your presentation now!

Your contact for further inquiries:
Jennifer Geisel 
+49 (0) 8092 7005 541

Impressions of the last Live Conference 2019 in Kassel

CADFEM welcomed more than 750 participants and more than 35 exhibiting partners. The information and training offer consisting of more than 160 technical papers by users and experts covered the complete spectrum of simulation from initial analyses for idea generation, design, detailed layout and acceptance to predictive maintenance in the ongoing operation of products and plants. See a few impressions here.

03:02 minCADFEM Conference Kassel 2019

Important times

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. - 4:00 p.m.


For participants

November 30, 2023: last possibility to order Early Bird tickets
December 01, 2023: start of sale of regular ticket price

For speakers

November 30, 2023: last submission of Call for Papers
December 01, 2024: submission of Final Papers

Venue, arrival and Hotels

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


When will the program be published?

We are currently collecting papers with the Call for Papers until November 30, 2023. Our program committee will select the papers and compile the preliminary program by the end of November.

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.

Confirmation, invoicing and cancellation deadlines

After your registration, you will immediately receive a confirmation as well as the invoice.

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?

Yes. Please book your preferred sessions as soon as possible, as places on site are limited. In a program app, which we will release to all participants starting in early 2024, you can arrange your program and book the corresponding lectures.

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.

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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