The 69th IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference will be held at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 10 – 15 July 2016.

The IIW Annual Assembly & International Conference is a unique global forum that provides the opportunity for professionals from around the world to share and develop scientific and technical knowledge of welding and related activities.

The International Institute of Welding (IIW) was founded in 1948 by the welding institutes/societies of 13 countries who considered it crucial to make more rapid scientific and technical progress possible on a global level.

Their vision was for the IIW to be the international vehicle by which innovation and best joining practices could be promoted, while providing an international platform for the exchange and dissemination of evolving welding technologies and applications through the work of its 26 Technical Commissions.

This important annual welding event will be organised by the Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA). The theme of the 2016 International Conference is The Total Life Cycle of Welded Components. The Conference will bring together the international welding community, fostering long-term collaborative professional relationships.

It will explore the importance of the life cycle of welded components, with a particular focus on: welding as part of the manufacturing process, welding automation, fitness for purpose and service, and repair and life extension. Abstracts are invited to be submitted for the 69th IIW Annual Assembly and International Conference.

With representatives from most of than 59 IIW member countries and various technical experts expected to attend in 2016, the Assembly and IIW Commission sessions will facilitate multi-disciplinary discussion and debate, focused on the exchange of latest knowledge in the field, challenges and opportunities currently faced by technology users academics and businesses.

A number of interesting technical site visits to world leading companies and research providers will be offered to the conference attendees.
The Conference will be supplemented by exciting social events and partner’s programs.


Key dates

Early Bird Registration closes        31 March 2016
International Conference IIW        14 – 15 July 2016

Update shared by our General Manager Welding Centre Dr Michail Karpenko