V2023 - Vacuum & Plasma

September 18 - 21, 2023
International Congress Center Dresden

The V Conference is the meeting place for the vacuum, plasma and coating industry.
Speakers and exhibitors from industry and science will present the latest developments and innovations in the industry to the trade audience.
Meet with the European community. Discover the exhibiting companies. These leading companies offer new opportunities and innovative products to advance your projects.
The V Conference is the largest European platform for the exchange of business
and science.

To the participant registration click here.

Click here for the detailed programme.


26/05/2023 | V2023 – Detailed program available

The attractive conference programe is online. Convince yourself of the versatile and top-class lectures and get in touch with the experts of the industry und science.

Register for the conference now.

Do you have any questions? Then contact us personally. Your V2023 organisation team.

08/05/2023 | V2023 – Participant registration open

Registration for V2023 is open, register here – take advantage of the early bird rate until June 15.

V2023 For participants – EFDS – We are looking forward to your participation, your team of EFDS

17/02/2023 | V2023 – Program overview

We are pleased to give you a first insight into the versatile and manifold program of V2023. The overview shows you the different program items and the location of the individual workshops – but not yet the detailed agenda of the workshop sessions. For an larger view of the program plan, please click here.

30/01/2023 | V2023 – Call for poster submission

V2023 is a traditional event focusing on plasma and vacuum technology for surface coating. This year we will again present informative contributions from current research as well as reports from practice. The program is strongly application-oriented, thanks to the traditionally close cooperation with partners from practice-oriented research as well as with representatives from industry.

The posters will be displayed in the industrial exhibition from Tuesday, September 19, to Wednesday, September 20, 2023, so that all visitors will have sufficient time to obtain comprehensive information.

More information about the poster exhibition as well as the procedure for submitting posters with template for download can be found here under the heading “Networking & Exchange” / “Poster Exhibition”. We are looking forward to your submissions.

05/09/2022 | V2023 -Registration open for the exhibition.

Next year, V2023 will once again take place in the beautiful centre of Dresden. The conference will be accompanied by a spacious industry exhibition directly adjacent to the conference rooms. The exhibition offers excellent opportunities to present products and services related to plasma and vacuum surface technology. Book your exhibition stand early and let us know what you would like to see.

You can find more information about the exhibition here.

01/09/2022 | V2023 – The V-Conference goes international

In the past years of the V Conference, international exhibitors and participants have increasingly joined the previously predominantly German-speaking community. Following this trend, the lecture programme of the 2023 conference will be in English. This not only expands the audience addressed. The breadth of information on developments and trends is also being expanded across Europe. We are looking forward to a new and fresher programme with new faces and impressions.

Nevertheless, V2023 remains, as usual, a conference of applied surface technology. The tradition-rich event with an averga of 350-450 participants isapplication-oriented characterised by its traditionally dense
Cooperation with partners from the practice-oriented
research and industry partners. Current research is combined with reports from the field.

Your opinion is important to us! Write to us at info@efds.org.

V2021 Review

The V2021 Vacuum & Plasma has come to a successful close. More than 370 participants, exhibitors and speakers exchanged views on specialist topics, exciting lectures and the latest news. Finally a meeting with colleagues and business partners again, time for talks and inspiring dialogues.

Summary of the V2021 [PDF]

Press release V2021 [PDF]

Pictures: © Katharina Grottker Werbefotografie.

Partner of the V2023


V Committee

Udo Klotzbach, EFDS e.V., Dresden
Andreas Leson, Vorstand EFDS e.V., Dresden
Uwe Heydenreich, Vorstand EFDS e.V., Dresden
Otmar Zimmer, Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden
Jörg Neidhardt, Fraunhofer FEP, Dresden


Together with you we will create an interesting and successful event. With your participation and sponsorship, you support our efforts to promote further education, exchange and development of the industry. Please feel free to contact us by phone on 0351 8718370 or by e-mail info@efds.org.

Media partner

We would like to thank our media partners for the many years of good cooperation and look forward to interesting articles on the V2023 in the magazines we hold in high esteem.

Are you interested in a publication? Please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a contact for you with our contact persons.


Start: September 18th
End: September 21st
Category of events:
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European Society of Thin Films


Dresden, International Congress Center Dresden
Ostra-Ufer 2
Dresden, Saxony
01067 Germany