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 two-days  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 program will be organized for the partners of the congress participants where they can participate at during the official meetings. In addition to the joint activities, the participating partners are given sufficient opportunities to spend their time as they wish. 

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

  • Participation in the IVR Congress is only possible with an IVR membership.

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An overview of where the IVR Congress took place:

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


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 2018 the 9th colloquium will take place. All necessary information will be communicated in due time.