Invitation: IAA Opening


Ladies and Gentlemen,

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) cordially invites you to the


IAA Opening on Thursday, September 12, 2019,

starting at 10.00 h, in the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Room Harmonie/Great Auditorium, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt/Main.


The event will last for approximately one hour, during which Chancellor Angela Merkel will officially open the IAA. The speakers will include – in addition to the Chancellor – VDA President Bernhard Mattes, the State Premier of Hesse Volker Bouffier, and John Krafcik, CEO of Waymo. Directly after the opening Angela Merkel will take a walking tour of the exhibition.

Representatives of the media are cordially invited to report on the event. Prerequisite for attending the event and the walking tour is a mandatory pre-registration until Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10.00h.

Please enter your complete data in the enclosed document, indicate whether you attend the opening and the following walking tour and send it via email to Ute Botterschulte (*

Registered media representatives are required to bring official photographic identification.

Please note: Due to security standards, it will not be possible to register on-site for the event. The regular press accreditation for the IAA is not sufficient for attending the opening ceremony.

Due to the security measures, please arrive early on September 12 at the Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF). Enclosed please find a view of the meeting area. The meeting point is located at the entrance of the hall manager of the CMF at the ground-floor.

We would be delighted to see you there.

Yours truly,