The venue for FIT XXth World Congress is the Henry Ford Building of the Freie Universität Berlin.

Although situated on the green outskirts of Berlin, the modern building is only a 30-minute subway ride away from the city centre. Wittenbergplatz in the centre of West Berlin is only 15 minutes away. The main presentations are to be held in the conference hall – the Max-Kade-Auditorium. The other presentations and workshops will take place in other lecture halls and rooms. The large, light foyer is an ideal place for networking with colleagues and other experts. It will also accommodate the exhibition of industry-related products and services.

Freie Universität Berlin
Garystraße 35
14195 Berlin-Dahlem

Henry-Ford-Bau Außenansicht Konferenz 2009

Berlin City Map

"The Henry Ford Building was originally built between 1952 and 1954 according to the plans of the Berlin architects Franz Heinrich Sobotka and Gustav Müller. Observing the principle that design is driven by democracy the architecture of this building suffused with light epitomizes freedom, openness, and transparency - values that Freie Universität has been representing since its foundation in December 1948." (Website of Freie Universität Berlin)

The BDÜ and FIT thank Freie Universität Berlin for allowing them to use the Henry Ford Building as the venue for the FIT XXth World Congress.

Snapshots of the conference venue, taken during past conferences hosted by the BDÜ:


in the Henry Ford Building

Audimax Konferenz 2009




Exhibition in the foyer

Henry-Ford-Bau Konferenz 2009 Foyer - Fachmesse
Workshop in the senate's meeting room  Henry-Ford-Bau Senatssaal Konferenz 2009
Networking opportunities Stellenbörse und Fachmesse, Stehtische
 Evening reception  Networking beim Bayern-Empfang 2012