Welcome / Willkommen

Dear Sir, dear Madam,
dear colleagues and friends!

The German Animal By-Products Association cordially invites you to the 17th congress of the European Fat Processors and Renderers Association – EFPRA. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Hamburg from 31 May to 3 June 2017.

Hamburg has been selected as the congress venue due to presenting itself as truly cosmopolitan city. One hundred foreign countries have consulates in Hamburg which is the most within Europe and the fourth highest in any city worldwide.

Accommodation will be in the hotels Empire Riverside and Hafen Hamburg. Both are opposite to each other and run by the same company. The hotel Empire Riverside will be the main congress hotel, however the welcome reception will be at the roof top of the hotel Hafen Hamburg offering a fantastic view of the port.

As part of the social program you will be introduced to this great city and its surrounding area as well as experiencing the local customs. You will have enough opportunity to socialize with your fellows and to meet new friends. The congress will bring you up to date with all issues about rendering in EFPRA’s Technical Symposium on Thursday and further interesting presentations on Friday.

Once again we will be delighted to welcoming you in Hamburg. Travel will be easy. The international airport is located within the city limits. The congress hotel can be reached in approximately half an hour by suburban rail or taxi.



The final program is now available. Throw a glance at the program structure.

Congress Venue

Like a lighthouse, this imposing, bronze-clad hotel tower rises between the Reeperbahn, the port and the Speicherstadt (warehouse district), enhancing the skyline above the River Elbe. International flair, timeless elegance and hanseatic understatement have made the EMPIRE RIVERSIDE HOTEL Hamburg‘s unique lifestyle and design hotel and have given both Hamburg’s port and the St. Pauli quarter a genuine landmark since November 2007. Besides the Empire Riverside Hotel offers with its conference floors the ultimate in flexibility for the EFPRA Congress. The Empire Riverside Hotel is the main conference hotel, which is why the scientific program is being held there only. However the Welcome Reception on Wednesday evening will be held in the nearby Hotel Hafen Hamburg. Address: EMPIRE RIVERSIDE HOTEL, Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97. 20359 Hamburg, Germany

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