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Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2018

Future Challenges

13th International MTZ Conference on Heavy-Duty Engines

06-11-2018 – 07-11-2018 – Cologne, Germany

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13th International MTZ Conference on Heavy-Duty Engines

Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines 2018

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.

In order to comply with increasingly low emissions thresholds and in some cases to meet the requirement to produce no local emissions, the manufacturers of heavy-duty engines and their suppliers are adopting a wide range of different powertrain concepts with a focus on both current and future standards. For this reason, this year’s theme of the annual MTZ Conference “Heavy-Duty, On- and Off-Highway Engines” is “Future Challenges”. This successful ATZlive event is the ideal platform for engineers in the field of heavy-duty engine development to find out in detail about current technical developments and future trends. It also offers the opportunity to take part in discussions with other experts.

The conference is keeping pace with developments in the field of engines. As a result, this year parallel sessions are being held for the first time, which allows us to offer more presentations and cover new subjects during the course of the two days. The key themes in 2018 are new diesel and gas engines, reducing emissions, powertrain concepts for on- and off-highway vehicles, fuel injection, and developing components in the context of an entire system. At the end of the first day DEUTZ AG has invited the conference participants to visit its engine plant in the Porz district of Cologne. In addition, the conference is accompanied by a technical exhibition.

Future Challenges

Main Subject Areas


Heavy-duty engines from all
power segments

On- and off-highway solutions

Engine and component design

Keynote Lectures

Dr. Markus Schwaderlapp

Werner Seifried

Thomas Böck

In the afternoon 
of the 1st day

Tour of the
DEUTZ AG plant


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.


Maritim Hotel Köln

Heumarkt 20
50667 Köln | Germany

Conference language

Simultaneous interpreting (German/English)

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


06-11-2018 – 07-11-2018
Cologne, Germany

Participation fee

EUR 1,660.05

incl. VAT

EUR 1,395.00

plus VAT

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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

A scientific advisory board made up of outstanding personalities from each of the fields involved supports our conference in terms of planning and finding topics.