IVR Congres 2024 – Frankfurt am Main
The 37th edition of the IVR Congress will take place in Frankfurt am Main from May 15 to 17, 2024. The IVR Congress has been a great success among our members for years and, in addition to a substantively strong program, offers a fantastic opportunity to get to know and network with our members from different countries and sectors in an informal way.
Beautiful locations and inspiring speakers
Frankfurt am Main is a vibrant metropolis in the heart of Germany and serves as a global financial center. Nestled along the banks of the Main River, this city seamlessly blends rich history with modernity, making it an attractive destination for business and leisure travelers alike.
Frankfurt is also the city where IVR was originally founded by insurance companies from Germany and Switzerland under the name « Rheinschiffsregisterverband ». Join us back to the city where it all began to share memories, celebrate achievements and collectively embrace the promising future that lies ahead.
The IVR congress once again offers a wide range of activities and networking moments.
In view of the positive experiences in recent years, we are once again opening conference participation to non-members, not least to offer all conference participants a broader network. Non-members can participate once in an IVR conference, after which they are offered the option to join as a member without obligation.
Keep an eye on this page, our newsletter and social media channels for more information about the IVR Congress 2024.
Wednesday 15 May 2024
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
13:00 – 14:30 Meeting Executive Committee
14:30 – 16:30 Meeting Board of Management & Advisory Council
16:30 – 18:30 Meeting Loss Prevention Committee
19:00 Executive dinner – on invitation only
Thursday 16 May 2024
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
09:30 – 11:30 Meeting Legal Committee
11:00 – 12:00 Registration and pick up badge
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch buffet
13:30 – 17:00 Workshop “Navigating into the future, the value and versatility of inland waterways”
Logenhaus zur Einigkeit
19:00 – 20:00 Cocktail
20:00 – 23:00 Dinner
Friday 17 May 2024
Primus Linie – Maria Sibylla Merian (boatride)
09:30 – 10:00 Walk-in, boarding vessel
10:00 – 12:00 General Assembly (cruise part 1)
12:00 – 12:30 Stop on shore
12:30 – 15:00 Closing lunch on board (cruise part 2)
The programme for the IVR Congress 2024 is subject to possible changes. We reserve the right to make adjustments to the schedule due to unforeseen circumstances, operational requirements or other unavoidable factors. We aim to inform participants of any changes in a timely manner and thank you in advance for your understanding.
“Navigating into the future, the value and versatility of inland waterways”
Step aboard a journey into the future, where we shine the spotlight on the value and versatility of the inland navigation sector. At the IVR Congress 2024, we will explore the crucial role of inland navigation in shaping the future. Discover how these waterways not only add economic value, but also provide sustainable solutions for transport and the environment. We will soon start announcing the first speakers of the workshop on our website and LinkedIn page.
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof
Am Kaiserplatz, Bethmannstraße 33, 60311 Frankfurt am Main
The Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof has been chosen as the congress hotel. This is where the board and committee meetings will take place on Wednesday afternoon 15 May and Thursday morning 16 May, as well as the Executive Dinner on Wednesday evening 15 May (by invitation only) for board and committee members.
On Thursday 16 May, registration will open for all participants and after an opening lunch buffet, the Workshop will take place. The theme of the workshop is « Navigating into the future, the value and versatility of inland waterways ». More information on the speakers and topics will be announced later.
Opened in 1876, the hotel was known as one of the city’s most prestigious hotels. Interesting fact: the hotel was the first in Germany to get electric lighting and a landline for long-distance calls in 1881.
Maria Sibylla Merian
Mainkai 36, 60311 Frankfurt
By popular demand, the sailing element is back during the IVR Congress. On Friday 17 May, the General Assembly will take place on board the Maria Sibylla Merian, the newest addition to the Primus fleet. During a boat trip on the Main River, we will look back at IVR’s activities over the past year and discuss our association’s future plans. These include cooperation with international organisations, the vessel database and other projects, as well as a report on the hard work of our committees.
Simultaneously, a partner programme will be organised on the mainland (more on this later). After the General Assembly, we will make a short stop so that partners can board for the joint closing lunch on board. Those who have to travel back early can disembark here in advance.
While the boat starts moving again, participants can enjoy a delicious closing lunch with the beautiful Frankfurt skyline in the background. If weather permits, the sun deck can be used.
Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof (congress hotel)
Am Kaiserplatz, Bethmannstraße 33, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Hotel Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof holds a few different rooms free for our guests at a reduced rate. When booking, please tick « I am travelling for work » so that you do not have to pay ‘city tax’. If not yet filled in, you can use the code: GRG02 (top right below the booking dates)
Please note! Rooms will be held until Wednesday 24 April 2024 at the latest. After this, rooms can only be booked based on availability at the regular rate.
Motel One Frankfurt-Römer
Berliner Straße 55, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
As a suitable alternative hotel, we can recommend the Motel One Frankfurt-Römer. This hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof. Of course, you are free to choose other accommodation.
Important information on hotel accommodation
Participants of the IVR Congress 2024 can decide to book hotel accommodation. If you are planning to attend IVR Congress 2024, we strongly recommend booking a room as soon as possible. Accommodations in Frankfurt city centre are very popular and fill up quickly. Many hotels have flexible cancellation policies.
Guests are responsible for booking and paying for a hotel room. Check carefully what the cancellation policy is before booking a hotel room.
IVR has no insight into the hotels’ booking systems and, if you have any questions about your reservation, you should therefore contact the relevant hotel yourself.
IVR has made arrangements with the following hotel in Frankfurt an Main for a reduced rate especially for guests of the IVR Congress 2024. IVR bears no liability for any errors and/or price changes. Of course, participants are completely free to arrange alternative accommodation.
Registration IVR Congress 2024