WorldDAB General Assembly 2023 (members only)

Organised by WorldDAB Event

Date: 7th November 2023

Location: Munich, Germany

Types: Conference

WorldDAB General Assembly 2023 (members only)

Tuesday 7 November 2023 12:00-15:00 (CET) Add to Calendar

Design Offices Munich Atlas (13th Floor), Rosenheimer Str. 143C, 81671 Munich, Germany

In-person and online



In-person registration is now closed, online registration for both the General Assembly and Summit remains open.

Please note there is significant disruption to the rail service to and from Munich airport, for further information click here - delegates are advised to add at least 45 minutes to their travel time to and from the city.

The WorldDAB General Assembly gives WorldDAB members the opportunity to hear directly from the WorldDAB leadership including the President and Committee and Working Group Chairs about progress over the past year, and WorldDAB's priorities for the coming year. 

This meeting is restricted to representatives of WorldDAB members only.

12:00 – 13:00 Networking lunch
13:00 - 14:30 General Assembly meeting
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee


  • Introduction and approval of agenda
    Bernie O'Neill, Project Director, WorldDAB
  • Steering Board Report
    Patrick Hannon, President, WorldDAB and VP Corporate Development, Frontier Smart Technologies
  • Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee Report
    Hanns Wolter, Chair, SNIC and Technical Director, DAB Italia
  • Marketing Group Report
    Jacqueline Bierhorst, Vice President & Chair, WorldDAB Marketing Group and Project Director, Digital Radio Netherlands
  • Automotive Working Group Report

    Gregor Pötzsch, Chair, WorldDAB Automotive Working Group, Product Owner (Radio), CARIAD, Volkswagen Group

  • Technical Committee Report
    Lindsay Cornell, Chair, WorldDAB Technical Committee, Principal Systems Architect, BBC

  • Finance Committee Report: Lars Boysen, Treasurer and Senior Director Product Marketing, NXP Semiconductors
  • 2023 WorldDAB Statutes updates – Lindsay Cornell, Chair, WorldDAB Steering Board Governance Sub-group
  • 2023 Leadership election results – Bernie O’Neill, Project Director

  • Announcement of the recipient of the WorldDAB Award for Outstanding Service

Members will receive an invitation to this meeting by email. If you did not receive an invitation email contact

NB: WorldDAB members need to register separately for the WorldDAB Summit taking place on Wednesday 8 November. Further information and register here.

Design Offices Munich Atlas (13th Floor)
Rosenheimer Str. 143C
81671 Munich

The WorldDAB General Assembly and WorldDAB Summit 2023 will be held at the Design Offices München Atlas which are situated in the up-and-coming “Werksviertel” district close to the Ostbahnhof station.


Getting to the venue

Updated travel information:

Train: Delegates should note that due to S-Bhan closures on routes to Munich airport the following train lines are affected S1, S8 and RE22, which means that travellers will not be able to reach Munich airport by rail, a bus replacement service is in place. The line suspension continues until Monday 13 November.

During this period, the airport will be reachable in the following ways:

  • The S1 will shuttle alternately between the Neufahrn and Freising stops and the Neufahrn and Besucherpark stops at 40-minute intervals. Between the Besucherpark and the main station at the airport terminal, there is a commuter bus that runs every ten minutes or it's around a 20-minute walk.
  • There is a rail replacement service for the S8 between Ismaning/Johanneskirchen and the airport terminal station.
  • At night, between 22:30 and 04:00, there will be an SEV between Neufahrn and the airport terminal and between Johanneskirchen/Ismaning.
  • The RE22 will be replaced by buses between Freising and Munich Airport until 16 November.

Passengers planning to take the train to access the airport are advised to plan up to 45 minutes of additional travel time during this disruption.

Further current travel information:  

One-way standard train ticket to central Munich from the airport costs €13.70, tickets can be purchased from the S-Bahn ticket counters or the automated ticket machines at the airport train station. The train station is located on the basement level of the central area (between Terminals 1 and 2). Just follow the S-green signs once you exit the arrivals hall. 

Top tips:

  • Once you get to Marienplatz station, you will have access to multiple metro lines.
  • Taking the S1 line is better if you are travelling to the west part of the city.
  • Train schedule S1
  • Train schedule S8
  • Please do not forget to buy or validate your train ticket. There are always ticket inspectors operating and the fine is €65.

Bus: The Lufthansa Express Bus runs from Munich Airport to Munich Central Station daily, also stopping at Munich North (Schwabing). The journey takes approximately 45 minutes. A single ticket for the direct route from Munich Airport to the city costs just €11.50 and if you buy it online, you’ll pay just €11. If you’re planning on using the service to return to the airport at the end of your trip, you can save money buy purchasing a round-trip ticket, costing €18.50.

The express buses can be found at various points throughout the airport complex: Terminal 1 Area D, Munich Airport Centre (MAC) and Terminal 2. Schedule and tickets.

Taxi: Delegates should note that metered taxis are currently very expensive from the airport and in and around the city. This is due to the high cost of fuel. The journey time from Munich Airport is approximately 45 minutes and costs approx. €85. However, if you prefer to travel by taxi you may find Uber significantly cheaper. 

Further information:


Suggested hotels

There are several hotels near the conference venue, which will cater for all budgets. (if you click on this link it will give you a guide of current room prices in the local area) 

Gala Dinner

Tuesday 7 November 2023 - 18:30-22:00 (CET)
Weitblick Eventlocation Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 München


Networking drinks will begin from 18:30 for members and guests who have registered to attend the Gala Dinner - Weitblick Eventlocation Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich.

A free coach transfer will be available to take delegates to and from the Gala dinner venue.

17:15 (departing 17:30)
Coach available from outside Design Offices Munich Atlas (13th Floor), Rosenheimer Str. 143C, 81671 Munich

18:30-19:30 Networking drinks
19:30-22:00 Gala Dinner

22:00 Coach returning to Design Offices Munich Atlas (13th Floor), Rosenheimer Str. 143C, 81671 Munich
22:30 Coach returning to Design Offices Munich Atlas (13th Floor), Rosenheimer Str. 143C, 81671 Munich

November 7th
12:00 - 13:00 Networking lunch
13:00 - 14:30 WorldDAB General Assembly 2023 - Design Offices Munich Atlas (13th Floor) & Online
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
17:15 - 18:30 Coach from General Assembly/Summit 2023 location to Gala Dinner location (17:15 departing 17:30)
18:30 - 22:00 Gala Dinner - Weitblick Eventlocation Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich 18:30 Networking drinks / Dinner 19:30)
22:00 - 22:30 Coaches from Gala Dinner location returning to General Assembly/Summit 2023 location (22:00 & 22:30)
November 8th
09:00 - 15:30 WorldDAB Summit 2023

Register as an Attendee WorldDAB General Assembly 2023 (in-person) Munich



Registration has now closed - please contact the Project Office on +44 207 010 0743

Register as an Attendee WorldDAB General Assembly 2023 (online)


Registration has now closed - please contact the Project Office on +44 207 010 0743