The 72nd IIW Annual Assembly and International
Conference 2019 is being held in Bratislava, Slovakia,
7th – 12th July 2019

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.

Welcome to Bratislava

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).



The International Institute of Welding (IIW) was founded in 1948 by the welding institutes/societies of 13 countries who considered it crucial to make more rapid scientific and technical progress possible on a global level.

The IIW’s Mission is to operate as the global body for the science and ap­plica­tion of joining technology, providing a forum for networking and knowledge exchange among scientists, researchers and industry. Through the work of its 23 Technical Working Units, the organisation’s technical focus encompassed the joining, cutting and surface treatment of metallic and non-metallic materials by such processes as welding, brazing, soldering, thermal cutting, thermal spray­ing, adhesive bonding and micro joining.





The IIW 2018 Gala Banquet that was held on July 18, 2018 in Bali featured the official Flag Handover ceremony.
This symbolic gesture celebrates Bratislava, Slovakia as the next year´s host city for the IIW 2019.


Please know that you could take part in our Win Free Registration contest at the IIW 2019 booth in Bali on IIW 2018
and possibly win a complimentary registration for 72nd IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference 2019 to be held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

We are pleased to announce that the lucky winner of the complimentary registration for the IIW 2019 is P. Hochanadel, USA.



Important Dates

Abstract submission 15th January 2019
Notification of acceptance 29th March 2019
Submission of camera-ready manuscripts 1st June 2019




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