The patrons of the IZB 2024

Lower Saxony's Minister-President Stephan Weil and Wolfsburg's Lord Mayor Dennis Weilmann have taken on the patronage of the three-day international industry gathering. Volkswagen is also strengthening its patronage of the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) 2024, with Dirk Große-Loheide, Member of the Extended Group Board of Management and Board Member for Procurement of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, and Kai Grünitz, Board Member for Development of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, joining the circle of patrons.
This emphasises the importance of the IZB for politics, society and business.

Dirk Große-Loheide

Member of the Extended Group Management Board of Volkswagen AG, "Group Procurement" Division and Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, "Procurement" Division

"Partnership and a strong innovative network are the keys to a successful future. As a globally recognized trade fair, the International Suppliers Fair (IZB) supports the dialogue between OEMs, suppliers, and the scientific community, setting vital impulses for the mobility of tomorrow."

Kai Grünitz

Chief Development Officer of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand

"As developers at Volkswagen, we strive to make exciting technologies accessible to as many people as possible. With its key topic of 'Empowering Partnerships: Competitiveness, Sustainability, and Acceleration', this year's IZB again offers the best conditions for a successful innovation transfer in a rapidly changing environment."




Stephan Weil

Prime Minister
German Federal State of Lower Saxony

"Lower Saxony is the number one automotive region in Europe. The International Suppliers Fair (IZB) offers local companies an exceptional platform to present themselves to industry professionals once again this year. The automotive industry is undergoing the biggest transformation in its history. With this year's leading theme 'Empowering Partnerships: Competitiveness, Sustainability, Acceleration', the IZB is addressing key aspects that are essential for the future of the automotive and supplier industries. Only through close cooperation can we maintain competitiveness and ensure the success of the automotive locations in Germany and Lower Saxony."

Dennis Weilmann

Lord Mayor
City of Wolfsburg

"The International Suppliers Fair holds significant importance for the economic players in Wolfsburg and the region. It not only reflects our position as a key economic and industrial hub but also promotes exchange and collaboration between companies, leading to more innovation and growth. Themes such as Empowering Partnership are crucial focal points aimed at strengthening partnerships and addressing common challenges to ensure a sustainable future for our region. Hosting the IZB in Wolfsburg also positively impacts our local gastronomy and hospitality sectors."