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Tools Create Values

ECTA and VDMA sincerely invite you to the World Cutting Tools Conference 2019

What would industrial production be without precision tools? Our tools meet highest standards and are technology drivers. Every day our companies provide an enormous manufacturing and application know-how to customers worldwide. But still, precision tools are widely unknown to the public. By hosting the WCTC Conference 2019 under the motto Tools Create Values we want to demonstrate that our industry has much to offer.

The WCTC 2019 will take place from June 26th to 29th in Bavaria, an hour’s drive south of Munich. Located directly at the beautiful lake Tegernsee in sight of the Alps, the venue offers an ideal place for the event. High ranking speakers and exclusive technical visits will make WCTC 2019 the industry’s networking event of the coming year. The programme contains not only the exchange of exclusive industry information and the opportunity to discuss strategic challenges. It also aims to reinforce global networking and cooperation in turbulent times.

We are honored that the USCTI (United States Cutting Tools Institute) spring meeting will take place on the occasion of the WCTC. VDMA Precision Tools will also seize this great opportunity to hold its general meeting.


Contingents are fully booked!

We are overwhelmed by the great response to the conference!

Due to the high demand for the conference, our contingents at Hotel Bachmair Weissach and Hotel Bussi Baby are fully booked.

Around the Tegernsee there are many other hotels and accommodation possibilities. For alternative accommodation please refer to the Tegernsee Tourism website at: (you have to select "Rottach-Egern" in the field "Alle Orte") or

Please note that the conference will take place in Bachmair Weissach in Rottach-Egern. Transport from individual hotels to the conference cannot be guaranteed.

Bachmair Weissach (Conference Venue)
Wiesseer Str. 1

83700 Rottach-Egern


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The online registration for conference tickets is open, please use our ticketshop to buy your conference ticket and pay by credit card.

Conference Fees:

Conference Ticket: 950,00 EUR incl. VAT
The conference ticket includes dinner on Wednesday, the technical visit and the welcome reception on Thursday (BBQ at the creek), the conference itself with coffee breaks and lunch, the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion (boat trip) with lunch on mount Wallberg. The Congress documents (programme, Congress bag, participant badge) are included in the Congress fee.

Accompanying Person: 119,00 Euro incl. VAT
The ticket for the accompanying person includes dinner on Wednesday, the welcome reception on Thursday (BBQ at the creek), the partners Programme and the gala dinner on Friday and the Saturday morning excursion (boat trip) with lunch on mount Wallberg. This ticket does NOT include the conference programme.

Registration WCTC 2019

Conference Venue - Hotel Bachmair Weissach


Wednseday, June 26th
Morning / Afternoon
  • 10:00 am - 2:30 pm:
    • USCTI Meetings (by invitation only)
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm:
    • Swissmem Meeting (by invitation only)
  • 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm:
    • ECTA Presidents & Secretaries (by invitation only)
  • WCTC Registration open from 4:00 pm
  • International Dinner in the Conference Venue Hotel Bachmair Weissach cordially invited by VDMA Precision Tools
Thursday, June 27th
Morning / Afternoon
  • 8:00 am:
    • WCTC Registration open
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm:
    • Central Technical Tour to Munich:
      • visit Nymphenburg Palace
      • Lunch
      • Technical Tour (only 1 tour per person):
        • MAN Truck & Bus (max. 60 Pax.)
        • MTU Aero Engines (max. 40 Pax.)
  • BBQ at the creek at the Conference Venue Hotel Bachmair Weissach sponsored by Paul Horn GmbH
Friday, June 28th
Morning / Afternoon
  • 8:00 am - 10:00 am:
    • VDMA General Assembly & VDMA Technical Committee Meetings (by invitation only)
    • Matchmaking for international participants
  • 10:30 am - 12:30 pm:
    • international economy
      • Keynote by Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr; Ifo-Institut
      • reports from USA, Europe, India, China, Japan, Korea
  • 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm:
    • Prof. Dr. sc. techn Thomas Koch: Internal combustion engine - a technology without future?
    • Jan Sibbersen: A Story about luck
    • Vince Ebert: Big Dadaismus
  • Galadinner at Hasenöhrl Hof sponsored by Landesmesse Stuttgart GmbH
Saturday, June 29th
Morning / Afternoon
  • 9:30 am - 2:30 pm:
    • boattrip on lake Tegernsee
    • lunch on mount Wallberg
  • official closing

How to get to WCTC

By Plane
Munich Airport (MUC) is 1 hour 20 minutes away from the conference venue/Hotel Bachmaier Weissach in Rottach-Egern. You will find several rental car stations (exapmles:,,, ) at the airport.

By Car
One-hour drive from Munich city centre to the conference venue/Hotel Bachmaier Weissach in Rottach-Egern.
For Navigation to the Hotel: Wiesseer Str. 1, 83700 Rot-tach-Egern.

By Bus & Train
There are regular trains from Munich Main Station or Munich Airport (München Flughafen Terminal) to Bahnhof Tegernsee. It's a 10 minutes taxi ride from the train station Bahnhof Tegernsee to the Hotel.
For more train information please use Deutsche Bahn Website or Trainline for train connections in Europe.

Visa information
In order to help our participants for applying for visa, you will find most important information at the following. Please note that the congress organizer is not accountable for correctness and completeness.

EU nationals
EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU nationals
Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in a 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You will find an overview on visa requirements here.

Please find more information regarding visa regulation here.


The World Cutting Tools Conference 2019 (WCTC) will be an ideal platform to promote your company's profile by sponsoring. We will offer you a unique opportunity with various sponsorship packages. For more information please download our broschure.

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All the presentations and documentations of the WCTC Conference 2019, as well as the photos taken at the event, can be downloaded here.