Taking into consideration the continued erratic development of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying restrictions of worldwide travelling as well as the safety and health of the DATE community, the Organising Committees decided to host DATE 2021 as a virtual conference in early February 2021. Unfortunately, the current situation does not allow a face-to-face conference in Grenoble, France.

The Organising Committees are working intensively to create a virtual conference that gives as much of a real conference atmosphere as possible. Industry Partners will soon be informed about virtual exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

Updated information will always be available on this page.


The vibrant exhibition at DATE 2018, Dresden

The DATE exhibition will run for three days (Tuesday-Thursday). The spacious exhibition area will be located close to the conference rooms in the heart of the Congress Center. As the area is positioned centrally and will host the coffee and lunch break area as well, a constant frequentation will be guaranteed.

DATE also arranges a number of special events and features on the show floor in order to increase exhibition visits, such as an Exhibition Reception on Tuesday evening, extended conference breaks and an Exhibition Theatre with industry themed presentations.

Thus, the exhibition offers the perfect opportunity for discussions and talks with conference delegates, for gaining new industry contacts or intensifying existing business relationships. Furthermore, the DATE exhibition states the perfect venue for industries to meet university professors to foster their university programme and especially for PhD Students to meet their future employers.

DATE continues to be a growing event attracting more than 1,400 conference delegates and exhibition visitors annually.

Exhibition Opening Hours

Tuesday, 02 February 2021:
* Exhibition Reception from 18:30 – 19:30
10:00 – 18:30*
Wednesday, 03 February 2021: 10:00 – 18:30
Thursday, 04 February 2021: 10:00 – 16:00

Early bird discount of 5% available for all bookings received before Monday, 02 November 2020 23:59:59 AoE*

ESD Alliance members companies receive an additional 6% discount*

*Please note that this discount only applies for booth reservations (option 1-5), but not for any other offers made by the organisers.

For more information about Exhibition and Sponsorship opportunities and the most recent floor plan please contact:

Kathleen Schäfer, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DEConference Organisation - Exhibition and Sponsorship
Kathleen Schäfer, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
dateatkitdresden [dot] de

Stand Packages

DATE 2021 is offering the following stand options to make exhibiting easy to plan and more cost-effective to budget. All options include one complimentary conference delegate pass.

Please note: this complimentary conference registration includes access to all conference sessions, conference materials, catering as well as entrance to the DATE Party, but it does neither include access to the Monday Tutorials nor to the Friday Workshops.

Option 1 Table Top Display

Example of Table Top Display Booth (Click to enlarge)
  • 3 m² space (1.5 × 2.0 m)
  • Back wall panels (white)
  • Table & 2 chairs
  • 1 kw electricity
  • Waste basket
  • White nameboard

Total cost: EUR 2,200

Option 2 Standard Shell Scheme Booth

Example of Standard Shell Scheme Booth (Click to enlarge)
  • Carpeted space (grey carpet)
  • Wall panels (white)
  • Fascia board on each open side with company name (max. 30 letters)
  • Table & 2 chairs
  • Brochure rack
  • Waste basket
  • 3 spotlights
  • 1 kw electricity

Total cost:

6 m2 (2x3 m) EUR 3,300
9 m2 (3x3 m) EUR 4,400
12 m2 (4x3 m) EUR 5,500

Option 3 Space only (price on application)

If you wish to build your own booth, the DATE Conference Organisation would be pleased to provide you with a quote based on your requirements. Please contact the Exhibition and Sponsorship Management to discuss your options.

Option 4 Start-Up Booth

DATE offers a great value introduction to the exhibition for start-up companies. This is a 6 m2 standard shell scheme booth (option 2 above). Qualifying conditions apply for start-ups:

  • Your company should be no older than 5 years old
  • Your company has not exhibited at DATE previously

Total Cost: EUR 2,500

Option 5 Multi-Partner Innovative Research Project Booth

Example of European Project Booth (Click to enlarge)

DATE offers a good value booth package to Multi-Partner Innovative Research Projects who wish to show their work and results during the DATE exhibition.

  • Small cubicle, carpeted (1.5x1.5 m)
  • White hard-coated wall panels, on 2 sides
  • Reception counter & stool
  • White nameboard
  • 1 kw electricity connection
  • Access to shared meeting space

Total cost: EUR 2,000

In addition to the booth reservation, Multi-Partner Innovative Research Project coordinators will have the opportunity to rent a dedicated meeting room at a special rate for presenting the project and meeting their community. For more information, please contact the Exhibition and Sponsorship Management.

  • The General Terms and Conditions apply.
  • A preliminary floor plan will be sent on request.

Please contact the Conference Organisation - Exhibition and Sponsorship for more details.

To reserve a space or for more information on the exhibition, contact

Kathleen Schäfer, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DEConference Organisation - Exhibition and Sponsorship
Kathleen Schäfer, K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, DE
dateatkitdresden [dot] de