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Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2021

The future of the internal combustion engine and alternative powertrains

16th International MTZ Conference on Heavy-Duty Engines | Hybrid Event

01-12-2021 – 02-12-2021 – Rostock or virtually via live stream

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16th International MTZ Conference on Heavy-Duty Engines | Hybrid Event

Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2021

You have the choice: participate on site or virtually via live stream.
Due to the current situation created by Covid-19, the conference Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2021 will take place as a hybrid event this year.

Please note the Corona regulations at the conference. Only persons who are fully vaccinated, recovered or tested (rapid antigen test with certificate may be maximum 24 hours old and must be renewed if necessary) may participate. Daily proof is mandatory upon admission to the conference.

Manufacturers of large engines and related components face mounting pressures: they are expected to meet rising demands for engine output, while also reducing fuel consumption and emissions. New concepts for engines, injection systems, waste-heat recovery and drivetrain optimization are called for in order to overcome these challenges. Combining presentations and in-depth discussions, the international MTZ conference "Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines" offers you the ideal platform.

Manufacturers of heavy-duty engines and their components have to meet increasing demands regarding the performance of their units, while at the same time achieving further reductions in fuel consumption and emissions. Meeting the climate goals of the Paris Agreement requires a holistic view of the entire life cycle of the product, the energy source, and the infrastructure in the transportation sector.

The international MTZ Conference “Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines” on 1 and 2 December 2021 in Rostock is an ideal platform for the developers and designers of engines for commercial vehicles, mobile machines, ships, and stationary applications to gather information on the very latest developments. This year, the program will focus not only on heavy-duty engines for alternative fuels, hydrogen engines, and electrified powertrains, but also on re-occurring topics such as exhaust gas aftertreatment and solutions for ultra-low emissions.

The conference also includes a trade exhibition and a visit to Neptun Werft Rostock.

Main subject areas

Main Topics

Development trends and solutions

New engine concepts and exhaust gas aftertreatment

Concepts and solutions



Keynote Lectures

Prof. Dr. Bert Buchholz
Unversity of Rostock

Dr. Karsten Wilbrand
Shell Global Solutions
(Deutschland) GmbH

Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp

In the afternoon of the 1st day

On-site visit to Neptun Werft Rostock (subject to pandemic situation)   



The MTZ Conference “Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines” is aimed worldwide at experts from engine and vehicle manufacturers in the fields of commercial vehicles, off-highway and marine applications, stationary engines, suppliers and development partners, teaching staff and research assistants from universities, representatives of authorities and associations and engineers active in these fields.


HanseMesse Rostock
Zur Hansemesse 1-2
18106 Rostock


virtually via Live stream

Conference language

On site: German and English with simultaneous interpreting
(German – English / English – German)

Virtually via live stream: English

ATZlive conferences in times of Corona

In order to ensure that the ATZlive conferences are safe and successful for all participants, even in times of Corona, we have drawn up a wide-ranging hygiene protection concept and are making detailed arrangements with the event partners.
The hygiene protection concept is based on the SARS-CoV-2 industrial safety standard of the German federal government and on the official requirements, which can vary from state to state. Of course, we will provide sufficient protective measures on site and adhere to a concept for contactless check-in, seating with a safe distance, keeping a distance during breaks and catering, disinfection facilities, etc.

If you would prefer to participate virtually in the event for health reasons or due to travel restrictions, 2022 we will offer you a live stream with Q&A function, 1:1 video chat with participants and other useful functions in parallel.

We are adapting to the current pandemic situation. If a real meeting at the conference date is not possible, you can experience the entire conference in our virtual conference module.

Do you have any questions?

Talk to me:

Do you have any questions?

Talk to me:
Marc Vestweber

+49 (0) 611. 7878 132


The accompanying trade exhibition

A trade exhibition of interesting suppliers and service providers rounds off the conference and provides the opportunity to find out about innovations on site.

Details on the trade exhibition


01-12-2021 – 02-12-2021
Rostock or virtually via live stream

Participation fee

EUR 1,779.05

incl. VAT

EUR 1,495.00

plus VAT

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Downloadable events program

Your contact partner

Your contact partner

Marc Vestweber

+49 (0) 611. 7878 132


From the Editor

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Scientific Director and Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Peter Eilts, TU Braunschweig

Our Scientific Advisory Board, which is made up of prominent experts in their respective fields, provides support during the planning phase of the conference and helps to identify suitable topics.