Platform and Events


Each year IVR organizes an international congress which brings together the various international players in the field of inland navigation and insurance and related sectors. During the three-day  congress IVR members are offered a huge network possibility and to take part in a workshop dedicated to technical and legal developments in the relevant areas. Guest speakers, guests and members get the opportunity to share their views and experiences, offering sufficient possibility to  enter into discussions. In addition, the program includes multiple networking opportunities at special locations. The IVR Congress is known for its informal and friendly approach. Networking, knowledge sharing and encouraging cooperation between the different sectors represented are the central issues regarding the organization of this event.

A special partner program is organized for the partners of the conference participants during the official meetings. In addition to the joint activities and meetings, the participating partners are given sufficient space to plan the conference days as they wish.

4-6 June 2025 – Vienna

From 4 to 6 June 2025, the IVR Congress will take place in Vienna.

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“The only international congress where all inland navigation related sectors come together”


An overview of where the IVR Congresses have already taken place: 

Frankfurt am Main (2024) Amsterdam (2023) Zagreb (2022) Ghent (2021) Prague (2019) Strasbourg (2018) Würzburg (2017) Krakow (2016) Basel (2015) Luxembourg (2014) Dordrecht (2013) Budapest (2012) Liège (2011) Vienna (2010) Bordeaux (2009) Berlin (2008) Groningen (2007) Ghent (2006) Paris (2005) Basel (2004) Hamburg (2003) Maastricht (2002) Brussels (2001) Rouen (2000) Schaffhausen (1999) Dresden (1998) Scheveningen (1997) Knokke ( 1996) Strasbourg (1995) Montreux (1994) Regensburg (1993) Amsterdam (1992) Antwerp (1991) Lyon (1990) Lugano (1989) Berlin (1988) Rotterdam (1987)


The IVR organizes colloquia to promote the implementation of international conventions in the field of transport and liability law and the recommendation of international conditions and transport documents. In 2019 the 9th colloquium took place.