Summit participants are offered off-site technical tours as part of the 2023 Summit programme.
Technical tours incur a fee of 25 EUR per tour. Please note that due to logistics and travel, tours can last longer than their scheduled time.
Online booking is now closed. To check availability of technical tours, please visit the Transport Desk onsite.
All reservations are subject to ITF’s General Terms and Conditions.
Tour of the Amazon Hub
- Wednesday 24 May, 8:15 – 10:45 (The tour departs 8:15 from the Transport Desk, Level -1 at the Congress Center Leipzig/CCL and returns back to CCL)
The Amazon Leipzig “LEJ1” logistic centre was opened in 2006. The size of 75,000 m² of storage space corresponds to 11 soccer fields, in which an investment of 6 million euros was made in modern warehouse logistics. LEJ1 is a non-sortable location. Bulky or large items such as garden tools, outdoor equipment or carpets are stored in these buildings. Special forklifts and other tools help our employees to prepare the orders for shipping. Two apprenticeships are offered at the site: Specialist for warehouse logistics and IT specialist for system integration.
Tour of BMW Group Plant, Leipzig
- Wednesday 24 May, 12:15-14:30: BMW 1 and 2 Series and Battery Farm (The tour departs from the Transport Desk at CCL and returns back to CCL)
- Wednesday 24 May, 16:15-18:30: BMW 1 and 2 Series and Battery Farm (The tour departs from the Transport Desk at CCL and returns to the Kongresshalle am Zoo in the city centre)
The BMW Group Plant Leipzig is one of the most modern and sustainable car factories in the world. Since March 2005, BMW automobiles have been produced here for customers all over the world. More than 1000 BMW 1 and 2 Series roll off the assembly line every day. Discover the fascination of production at the BMW Group Plant Leipzig!
DHL Airfreight Hub
Tour of DHL Hub, Leipzig
- Thursday 25 May, 8:15-11:15 (The tour departs will at 8:15 from the Transport Desk at CCL and returns back to CCL)
- Thursday 25 May, 12:00-15:00 (The tour departs at 12:00 from the Transport Desk at CCL and returns back to CCL)
Officially opened for operations in May 2008, the DHL Hub Leipzig is DHL’s major European hub, offering myriad direct connections to the growing markets in Eastern Europe and Asia. DHL invested a total of EUR 655 million in the construction of the hub, which comprises 87.000 m² of operations facilities and a further 602.000m² for the fleet. This visit includes the network control centre, one of the airside distribution centres, a hangar and a fuel depot. The DHL Hub Leipzig is an excellent example of logistics in action, with facilities that take into account both environmental and sustainability considerations. With some 65 aircraft movements every night, the nub processes up to 2000 tons of parcels and documents within a few hours to every part of the globe. On the tour participants will see first-hand this state-of-the-art airfreight hub operating during exciting rush-hour conditions.
Please note the following:
Presentation of ID at the facility is required (ID card, driving licence, passport, etc).
Photography is not permitted during the visit.
Sturdy shoes and trousers are recommended.
Tour of the Porsche Plant, Leipzig
- Thursday 25 May, 08:45-11:30 (The tour departs at 8:45 from the Transport Desk, Level -1 at the Congress Center Leipzig/CCL and returns back to CCL)
The Porsche factory in Leipzig incorporates the latest advances in car manufacturing to meet customers’ needs and expectations, where modern modular manufacturing allows flexible demand-orientated vehicle production. In close collaboration with well-established service providers, the production process can be dynamically adapted at any time to meet current requirements. Since August 2002, the Cayenne has been built in Leipzig, and between 2003 and 2006, the small series of the now legendary super sports car, the Carrera GT was produced here with a total quantity of 1270 cars. Panamera, the fourth series outdoor four-seater sports coupé has been built at the Leipzig plant since 2009. Since June 2016 after an expansion of the Leipzig plant, the complete production of the Panamera occurs here. In March 2011 Porsche made the decision to build the Macan, the fifth Porsche model line, in Leipzig. For the production of the Macan, Porsche has built a new factory unit including body and paint shops, which are operational since February 2014. So far, Porsche has invested about 1.3 billion euros in the Leipzig plant. The tour of the factory will afford Summit participants an exclusive look behind the scenes of the assembly.