• 2006, Dresden, Fireworks artist during welcome reception
  • 2006, Dresden, Keynote presentation
  • 2010, Greenwich, University Campus
  • 2016, Grenoble, Networking during break
  • 2014, Helsinki, Audience
  • 2016, Grenoble, Audience
  • 2016, Grenoble, Poster Presentation
  • 2008, Greenwich, Exhibition
  • 2008, Greenwich, Conference attendees
  • 2010, Berlin, Keynote
  • 2010, Berlin, Networking
  • 2014, Helsinki, Finlandia Hall

When will ESTC 2018 be held?

ESTC 2018 will be held from Tuesday, September 18th, till Friday, September 21st, 2018.

The technical programm of the conference starts from Tuesday noon and ends on Thursday evening. This program is framed by professional development courses (PDC) on Tuesday morning and industrial tours on Friday morning.

The principle schedule is shown in the figure below.

Where will ESTC 2018 be held?

ESTC 2018 will take place in Dresden, capital city of Saxony, Germany.

Learn more about Dresden here.

The conference will be held in The Westin Bellevue Hotel, which is located in the historic city center of Dresden, next to the river Elbe.

Learn more about the venue here.


For your convenience accommodation in the conference hotel, The Westin Bellevue Dresden, is included in the conference fee at very low add-on rates. So, hotel reservations can be done during the conference registration process.

Conference fee

ESTC 2018 offers different conference fees with and without included hotel reservation.

See all available conference fees in detailed description here.

Professional Development Courses

ESTC 2018 starts on Tuesday morning with Professional Development Courses (PDC). Experts form industry and science share their knowledge about special aspects of electronic packaging with you.

See detailed information about the PDCs here.

Welcome Reception

All conference participants, exhibitors, sponsors an additional guests are invited to join the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening in the conference hotel, starting at 7:15 p.m. Time to network, relax and enjoy food and drinks.

Keynote Presentations

The Technical Program is crowned by a couple of Keynote Presentations, given by high level experts. Visions, strategies, but also unexpected views on system-integration and further development of electronic packaging are presented.

See detailed information about the ESTC 2018 Keynote Presentations here.

Technical Program

The Technical Program, with no doubt the "heart" of a conference, of ESTC 2018 schedules 28 oral presentation sessions and 3 interactive presentation sessions. This is the platform where you can at the same time acquire and provide knowledge and experiences with hundreds of packaging and system-integration colleagues.

You can download the Preliminary Technical Program here. This program might still be subject to changes.

Technical Program will be fixed in detail after the full paper review.

Special Workshops

Within the schedule of the Technical Program there are some Special Workshops on Wednesday afternoon.

See detailed information about the Special Workshops here.


The Technical Program is accompanied by an Exhibition. Companies, research institutions and organizations from around the world show their products, results or services.

See the list of exhibitors here.

photo: Frank Exß
photo: Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt
photo: Christoph Münch
photo: Christoph Münch

Social Event

Work hard - and celebrate...

On Wednesday evening all registered conference attendees are invited to join the Social Event of ESTC 2018.

This will be a river cruise with one of the ships of "Sächsische Dampfschifffahrt" on the river Elbe. Starting in the heart of Dresdens Old Town, the ship goes river up, passing lots of famous landmarks of Dresden along the river to Pillnitz Castle. On board there are plenty of opportunities to network and enjoy conversation, food, drinks and music. Finally, we will return to the starting point, only some 100 meters away from the conference hotel.

Industrial Tours

On Friday morning ESTC 2018 offers a couple of Industrial Tours. Use this opportunity to visit exciting facilities of companies and research institutions in Dresden. Attending those tours is for free, but registration in advance is necessary due to limited capacities.

Details about the offered tours are available here.

EPS Promotion

EPS offers a special promotion for joining the society during ESTC 2018.

See more details here.