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Loss Prevention 2016

The 15th International Symposium on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion will take place in Freiburg, Germany at the Konzerthaus Freiburg from Sunday, June 5th to Wednesday, June 8th, 2016. Freiburg is located in the south-western corner of Germany close to the borders with both France and Switzerland. 

DECHEMA, which has extensive experience as a conference organizer, will act as the link between the EFCE Working Party on Loss Preventation and the Venue. Among the conferences arranged by DECHEMA are the 3rd and 8th European Conference on Chemical Engineering as well as the ProcessNet annual meetings. DECHEMA is a scientific society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, a non-profit organisation, founded in 1926, with a ƒ mission: to support the interdisciplinary co-operation between scientists and engineers. Currently there are almost 6000 members, and links to many international organisations, such as EFCE, EPSC, WCEC, VDI, CEN and ISO.

A key part of DECHEMA is ProcessNet, which is the German forum for chemical and process engineers with a very active section on Plant and Process Safety.  A presentation of DECHEMA, the Konzerthaus Freiburg Venue and the City of Freiburg are attached below.

Time to get your abstract submitted
The EFCE Working Party on Loss Prevention has already inspected the venue (see news here), and the registration will be located on the ground floor directly in front of the main entrance, where there is amble room for mingling. The plenary room is situated on the first floor and has a 750 persons (parliamentary seating). Session rooms with a capacity between 80 and 200 persons are located on the second floor.

If you want to join us in Freiburg and share your latest challenges in loss prevention or safety promotion with the world, now is the time to act. Even though the conference is more than a year away, the deadline for your submission of abstracts is less than two months away: March 15th, 2015. So go right to the conference site for abstract submission by clicking here. You can read about the themes of the conference here or in the attached Call-for-Papers.

The very tentative social program may include...
SUNDAY EVENING: Registration and Welcome Reception. The conference will start with a welcome reception for all participants on Sunday, 5. June 2016 in the afternoon in the Konzerthaus Freiburg. Drinks and snacks will be served.

MONDAY EVENING: Poster and Exhibition Party. Visit the posters and talk to the exhibitors and to your colleagues over a glass of beer. All participants are invited to the poster party in the foyer of the lecture halls amidst the posters and the exhibition stands. Drinks and finger food will be served.

THUESDAY EVENING: Sight-seeing tour & Conference Dinner at the “Historisches Kaufhaus”. Enjoy a guided sight-seeing tour by foot from the conference
site to the old town of Freiburg ending with a dinner in one of the most well known historic buildings of the city, the Historical Merchants’ Hall. Situated on the Münsterplatz and thus in the heart of the city, this building is one of the architectural treasures of historical Freiburg. The provincial parliament of Baden used to hold its meetings here before the two German federal states, Baden and Württemberg, were united.

Beside these events the area offers a wide range of different sight-seeing tours in Freiburg and surroundings, in the Black Forest as well as excursions to Alsace, France. However, we certainly hope, that you will also take in the technical sessions from Monday mornings opening until after lunch on Wednesday.

Getting to and staying in Freiburg
You can get to Freiburg by car, train or plane. By car there are easy connections to French, Swiss and German motorways. The Konzerthaus has payed parking for 800 cars. By train (Intercity Express, Intercity and Eurocity) Freiburg is 2 hours from Stuttgart, 2 1/4 hours from Frankfurt/Main, 3 1/4 hours from Cologne, 3/4 hours from Basle and 2 3/4 hours from Nancy. Plane travel to one of the airports at Basle, Strasbourg, Karlsruhe or Frankfurt must be combined with train or car the last part of the way to Freiburg. 

Hotels in Freiburg will cost you between 42 € (standard) and 218 € (5 star) per night including breakfast. The Konzerthaus Venue is walking distance from the main railway station, and the old town. When planing your trip to LP 2016 in Freiburg, then you may consider using online services such as,, or Or just use Google Maps - I just discovered using Google Maps, the Freiburg is 12 hours and 4 minutes by car, 16 hours and 20 minutes by train, and 60 hours bicycling or 210 hours walking (more than 9 days!).
Niels Jensen,
20 Jan 2015, 09:12
Niels Jensen,
20 Jan 2015, 10:17