General Meeting 2024

On this page you will find the agenda and important information for the General Meeting in April 2024.

Our meeting will take place on April 11th and 12th, 2024 in Darmstadt (Germany) at Merck KGaA.
We invite you to attend our in-person meeting to take the association to the next level, dive deeper in the current topics, spend some time together and network.


Participate online with TEAMS

If you are not able to attend personally, you can participate online with Microsoft TEAMS.

Attend General Meeting 2024 online



  • Merck KGaA is located at Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt (refers to google maps)
  • You can park in the guest parking space ("Merck Besucherparkhaus").
  • There are also some electric parking spaces at Merck available.

Go to the site plan



Day 1 – 11.4.2024

 12.00      Welcome Lunch (Optional)
 13.00  Reports of the Board of Directors
   Approval of the annual financial statements
   Discharge of the members of the Board of Directors
   Resolution to amend the Articles of Association
   Elections of the Board of Directors
   Business plan for the current fiscal year
   Team picture
               Coffee Break
   WG 1-4 presentation and overview
   Discharge of the Board of Council
   Elections of the Working Group leads
   Pilot presentation of WG 1
   Wrap-up of the day
 17:30  End
 19.00      Dinner at Da Mario's LITTLE ITALY -> Menu link


Day 2 – 12.4.2024

 8:15       Welcome Coffee (Optional)
 8:30  Welcome & Agenda
   Merck | Site Viste
               Coffee Break
   Market place introduction
   Factory-X update
   Communication update
   ESTAINIUM Library of internal Skills and Ressources
   Member growth
   Wrap-up of the member meeting & next steps
 12.15  End
                 Member Interviews (Optional)
 12:15      Lunch (Optional)



The dinner will take place at “Da Mario's LITTLE ITALY“ (Rheinstraße 32, 64283 Darmstadt).
You can look at the menu on this link.



Arrivals on April 11th
For your convenience, we have secured a hotel contingent at “Welcome Hotels” with discounted prices available until March 14th. If you plan to stay at this designated hotel, please ensure you make your reservation before the specified date to take advantage of the reduced rates. Use the code "ESTAINIUM meeting“ (it should already be added if you use the link below)

The rooms can now be booked by telephone (+49 (0) 6151 3914-483) or by e-mail ( under the keyword "Estainium Meeting".
The rooms can also be booked online via the homepage using the following link:

               Welcome Hotels - Room reservation
               • If you book before March 14 the room costs €126.
               • Any latecomers can book at the daily rate depending on availability.
               • You have to guarantee the reservation by using your credit card.
               • Bookings can be canceled free of charge up to 7 days before arrival.


Arrivals on April 10th and earlier
Due to the fact that the above-mentioned Hotel is already fully booked at the earlier date we recommend the “Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Darmstadt”. Here we do not have any specific hotel contingent.

Best Western Plus Plaza Hotel Darmstadt.
It costs €67,5 per nights.