Online registration for the conference is opened from 5 February 2016. Please register via our webshop. Onsite registration is available from 12 June 2016 starting with the Welcome Reception in Pullman Hotel Cologne. We look forward to seeing you at the 8th International Freiberg Conference in Cologne, Germany!

Registration fees

(before 1 April 2016)*

(after 1 April 2016)*


800 EUR

900 EUR

Presenter (oral/poster presentation)

700 EUR 800 EUR

Members "EnergieRohstoff-Netzwerk"

450 EUR 550 EUR

Accompanying Person^ (no session entrance)

160 EUR 160 EUR

Technical Tour (half-day) - optional

80 EUR

100 EUR

Technical Tour (full-day) - optional

100 EUR 120 EUR

 ^Accompanying persons will not have access to conference sessions or coffee and lunch breaks from 13-15 June 2016. However, they are welcome to join conference participants for the social events (i.e. welcome reception on Sunday evening, conference dinner on Monday evening and social programme on Tuesday evening).


*The deadline for early registration is midnight (Central European Summer Time) on 1 April 2016.


Please note that the registration fee includes the scientific programme fee and the social programme fee. The scientific programme fee is not liable to VAT according to German tax law § 4 No. 22a UStG. The social programme fee will be taxable according to:

  • Companies located in Germany: 19% German VAT applies. Please provide your company's VAT No. during registration.
  • Companies located in other EU countries: German VAT does not apply. Please note that reverse-charge procedure applies. Please provide your company's VAT No. during registration.
  • Companies located outside EU: German VAT does not apply.
  • Individuals and participants from scientific organisations: 19% German VAT applies.


 Scientific Programme includes:

  • All IFC 2016 sessions (including exhibitions and poster session)
  • Conference materials
  • Download of presentations after the conference from the IFC website


Social Programme includes:

  • Welcome Reception on 12 June
  • Conference Dinner on 13 June
  • Social Programme on 14 June
  • A conference souvenir


Accompanying persons:

Accompanying persons are welcome to join conference participants at the Welcome Reception, the Conference Dinner and the Social Programme.



On-site-registration will start on Sunday, 12 June 2016, 18:00 at the Pullman Hotel in Cologne, Germany.


Registration information:

Take advantage of the lower registration fee before 1 April 2016.

Only registration made via our webshop will be accepted. Accepted payment methods include credit card payment and bank transfer (please note that bank transfer is only possible for Germany). For bank transfer, payment must be made in EURO after receiving the invoice.

Cancellations have to be sent to the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC) in text format. For cancellations received before 7 May 2016, a handling fee of 100 EURO will be deducted from the refund. No refund will be possible for cancellations received after 7 May 2016.

Substitution of conference participants may be made at any time by notifying the conference office. If the substitute participant does not meet the same discount requirements as the registered participant, the difference will be charged. Please notify the conference organising office of any name changes of participants in advance.

The conditions for cancellation after 7 May 2016 also apply to registered participants who cannot attend the event due to last minute changes in plans.


Conference hotel:

The conference hotel Pullman Cologne will be reserving rooms for conference participants until 8 May 2015 (while availability lasts). A special conference rate  is available for conference participants for room reservation between 12-17 June (161€/186€ for single/double rooms with breakfast). Please note that there is limited availability for this special rate. As such, we encourage conference participants to make their room reservations as early as possible.

Room bookings can be made directly with Pullman Cologne per telephone at +49 (0)221 2752200 or per Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To enjoy the special conference rate, please indicate the booking code "International Freiberg Conference" while carrying out your room reservations.

For alternative hotels and transportation information, please refer to the section on VENUE for more information.  


Conference proceedings:

A conference abstract book will be provided to each conference participant. All presentations will be published on the conference archive website with the ISSN 2363-8702. For more information, please refer to author’s guidelines.


Visa application:

Please indicate during the registration process if you require a letter of invitation to apply for a German VISA. Please inform yourself if you require a VISA to enter Germany on the webpage of the local German Embassy in your home country.

Invitation letters will only be issued following successful registration via our webshop (for credit card payment). Please note that for payment via bank transfer,  invitation letters can only be issued after we have received an email with a scan verifying the bank transfer.



The conference language is English. Translation service is not available.