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Trends and perspectives 80. HeatTreatmentCongress (HK) Event

The AWT is organizing the 80th HeatTreatmentCongress this year. On this occasion, we would like to invite all visitors to the event on Tuesday, October 8, 2024, at 18:00, to a get-together at the AWT stand in the exhibition. The exhibition at the HeatTreatmentCongress has developed into the largest information platform and networking event for the heat treatment industry in Europe, where equipment manufacturers and their accessory suppliers, media suppliers as well as measurement and sensor technology companies present their latest products. The trend towards sustainability continues this year: There will especially be new exhibitors from the fields of heat recovery and refrigeration technology.

The hall plan and the list of exhibitors will be published on the homepage in May.

For “newcomers” there will be a special offer at a fixed price with many inclusive services.


To the offer for “newcomers”


For all exhibitors who do not wish to hire their own stand builder, two complete stand solutions are offered as an “all-round carefree package”.


To the “all-round carefree packages”


Abstract submission
Presentations can be submitted and given in English or German. Please send us an abstract of 1800 characters (including spaces) in the language you prefer and your photo using the form on the website The final congress program will be published on the website in May.For the congress event, we are calling for presentation registrations by March 15, 2024!Main Topics

  • Heat treatment – processes, equipment, media, safety
  • Sustainability concepts for heat treatment plants and process chains
  • Production and machining of components in the process chain
  • Properties of components in machining and application
  • New material developments
  • Material analysis and quality control
  • Artificial intelligence, simulation, and digitalization


Application for lectures


Dates and trends for the future of the event

The HK 2025 will take place from 30.09. – 02.10.2025 as a congress event with exhibitor foyer at the Dorint Pallas Hotel in Wiesbaden. Bookings for hotel rooms can already be made directly through the hotel. Registrations for the table-top exhibition will be accepted after this year’s event.

The HK 2026 will take place from October 13 – 15, 2026 with international participation as a trade fair and congress event at the Koelnmesse fairgrounds, East Entrance, Hall 10.2.

The ticket store for the HK 2024 will open in mid-June.
Once again, this year, trainees and students have free admission to the congress and trade fair!

Basic information HK 2024
Tuesday, 8. October,
13 – 18 trade fair
16:00 AWT-General meeting of AWT-members
18:00 Booth party at AWT-booth on the occasion of 80. HeatTreatmentCongress

Wednesday, 9. October
9 – 18 Congress and trade fair
18:00 Gala and bestowal of the Karl-Wilhelm-Burgdorf-Award

Thursday, 10. October
9 – 16 Congress and trade fair

Dinsdag 8 oktober 2024
Cologne trade fair, entrance east. at 18:00
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