The Industrial Conference is the traditional institutionalised forum
for exchange between the DIW Berlin and the business sector. Since October
1960, the forum has met twice a year - May and November.
Approximately one hundred representatives of enterprises, business associations
and economic sciences participate regularly. Since the the Federal Government
moved to Berlin, the conference has been attracting increasing numbers
of participants from politics. The conference understands itself to be
a platform for dialogs on different viewpoints and opinions.