The IT event for specialists and managers of international aid organisations.

The WINPACCS Symposium 2019 took place on 5 November in Wetzlar and was well attended by 50 guests from Germany and overseas. Nearly all the workshops were held in English and the plenary sessions in German were accompanied by a simultaneous interpreting service to encourage an international audience.

Following a keynote speech on artificial intelligence by Professor Michael Guckert from TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, the Symposium’s participants shifted their focus entirely to WINPACCS.

In an entertaining live demo, mbi employees presented WINPACCS to the plenum which was met with considerable enthusiasm.

This was followed by a varied and informative programme of workshops on a range of topics. The crowd-pullers were the new "Project planning and monitoring" and "Project controlling and billing" functions available in WINPACCS Cloud. As previously, the workshop on digital documents in WINPACCS proved very popular.

Many participants were highly impressed with the way WINPACCS customers were involved in the workshops, thus allowing them to report directly about their work in the field. Our customers were therefore key to the success of the event, embodying the Symposium’s motto: Sharing Competence, for which we are very grateful.

Information about the presentations and workshops, as well as photos of the event, can be found here.


All presentations are available for download.


10:10-10:50Keynote: The Potential of artificial intelligence in development cooperation
Prof. Dr. Michael Guckert, TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences
10:50-11:20Live-presentation WINPACCS
Employees of mbi GmbH
11:20-11:45Coffee break & live demonstrations at our info booths
11:45-12:30Workshop block I
Various workshops and speakers
12:30-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:15Workshop block II
Various workshops and speakers
14:15-14:30Coffee break & live demonstrations at our info booths
14:30-15:15Workshop block III
Various workshops and speakers
15:15-15:30Conclusion (plenary)
15:30 onwardsOpen end, networking




Practical Computer Science, Business Informatics
TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences


Managing Director
mbi GmbH


Head of Finance and Controlling
GOPA Consulting Group


Head of Quality Assurance
mbi GmbH


Specialist in Finance and Project Controlling
Deutsche Lepra- und Tuberkulosehilfe e.V. (DAHW)


Project Controller


Head of Consulting and Training
mbi GmbH


Head of Conceptual Design
mbi GmbH


Head of Documentation
mbi GmbH

Impressions of 2019 Symposium

We asked: What did you particularly like?

The participants responded:


Located in the heart of the state Hessen in central Germany, Wetzlar straddles the river Lahn a mere 30 miles north of Frankfurt. Having been an economic and cultural hub of the region since medieval times, it is now most famous for its optics industry and its association with German national poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. With a population of just over 50,000 people, Wetzlar remains a favourite among visitors attracted not just by its historic old town and cathedral, but also its beautiful surroundings along the Lahn valley.
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The WINPACCS Symposium will take place in the conference rooms of Wetzlarer Hof hotel and the nearby town hall Stadthalle. With its stunning view of the old town and inviting atmosphere, this venue is the perfect place to host the classic WINPACCS event. Bright rooms, modern equipment and the unique location are sure to make this a memorable day for all participants.

Find out more about Hotel Wetzlarer Hof and Stadthalle Wetzlar.


The WINPACCS Symposium 2019 will take place in the conference suite of the Wetzlar Town Hall.

Arriving by car
Given its proximity to the A45 motorway and B49 highway, the venue can be easily reached by car from any direction.

The address is Brühlsbachstraße 2b, 35578 Wetzlar. There is a car park on the premises.

Arriving by public transportation
There are direct trains to Wetzlar station from Frankfurt, Marburg, Giessen, Limburg and Siegen.

From there, bus number 11 or 12 will take you to the Stadthalle in under ten minutes.

Airport transfer
Frankfurt am Main International Airport (FRA) is only a 90 minute train ride away from Wetzlar. There are several connections every hour.


Stadthalle Wetzlar, Brühlsbachstraße 2b in 35578 Wetzlar on Google Maps.