The Westin Leipzig

The modern Hotel The Westin Leipzig, with its 27 floors is centrally located in the Leipzig city center near Central Station with a unique view of the centre.

The Westin Leipzig’s hotel rooms offer free internet access, flat-screen TV, Air Conditioning and fascinating views to Leipzig City Center. State-of-the-art equipped suites feature Heavenly Beds® for a relaxing sleep. See 2 Michelin stars decorated Restaurant FALCO on the 27th floor offering an overwhelming experience of taste.

Famous sights like Leipzig Zoo, St. Nicholas City & Parish Church, St. Thomas Church , Museum of Fine Arts and Gewandhaus Concert Hall are located nearby.

City of Leipzig

Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. With a population of 581,980 inhabitants as of 2017 (1.1 million residents in the larger urban zone), it is Germany's tenth most populous city. Leipzig is located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleiße and Parthe rivers at the southern end of the North German Plain.

Events in Leipzig in 1989 played a significant role in precipitating the fall of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, mainly through demonstrations starting from St. Nicholas Church. Since the reunification of Germany, Leipzig has undergone significant change with the restoration of some historical buildings, the demolition of others, and the development of a modern transport infrastructure.[11] Leipzig today is an economic centre, the most livable city in Germany, according to the GfK marketing research institution and has the second-best future prospects of all cities in Germany, according to HWWI and Berenberg Bank.

Meeting rooms

The Westin Leipzig is a Conference Hotel certified by VDR and home to an outstanding conference and conventions staff that will not only assist you, but partner and guide throughout the whole duration of your event in Leipzig. We believe this kind of help and think-ahead mentality is essential when planning private meetings, exclusive banquets or big conventions; all of which, of course, we can host for you at The Westin Leipzig.

The Westin Hotel Leipzig’s conference rooms are equipped with the latest in conference technology and provide space for congresses and other events. Each of these 51 Leipzig meeting and conference rooms feature air conditioning, WiFi and daylight. An experienced team provides professional support at every stage of your event. Ask about our attractive seasonal offers.


Dear customers,
Dear partners,
Dear friends,

on behalf of GSE and IBM, it is a great pleasure to invite you to the 13th European Technical University of users exploiting z/VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM Z & LinuxONE.

The objective of this European event is to offer a forum to IT managers, technical system professionals and application developers to learn from each other, provide and share their own experience reports, hear from IBM and its partners about new developments and solutions.

It has been 55 years since the first Mainframe, IBM System/360, was delivered with the promise to cover the complete range of applications, from small to large, both commercial and scientific. Since then we have evolved along with the technology and sometimes even ahead of it, but IBM Z has kept the promise to cover all enterprise workloads, which is only possible providing a flexible and secure infrastructure and so the motto this year is:

“Flexible and Secure Infrastructure for Traditional, Cloud and Cognitive Enterprise Solutions”

We will offer first-hand information about technology evolution and how you can gain advantages with your IT. We have built an agenda with very attractive topics. It covers new announcements, several international customer stories, IT optimization topics for your enterprise and many other significant topics that reflect the potential of the z/VM, z/VSE, KVM and Linux on IBM Z platform to IT manager and IT professional.

This year, the Technical University will be held in Leipzig. It is the largest city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. It has been a trade city since at least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The city sits at the intersection of the Via Regia and Via Imperii, two important Medieval trade routes. Leipzig was once one of the major European centers of learning and culture in fields such as music and publishing.

Please pass on this invitation to all your contacts that you know and might be interested in this Technical University Conference. The main sessions at this workshop will be held in English language. In addition, the German speaking z/VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM Z working groups will run their autumn workshop as part of this European event.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in October 2019 in Leipzig to continue the technical exchange and to further strengthen our European z/VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM Z community.

Yours sincerely,

Gonzalo Muelas Serrano
Offering Manager for z/VSE & z/VM
IBM Research & Development Lab
Edgar Sontowski
GSE Chairman German Region
z/VM, KVM und Linux on IBM Z
Working Group
Lothar Stein
GSE Chairman German Region
z/VSE Working Group 
13th European GSE / IBM Technical University for z/VSE, z/VM, KVM and Linux on IBM Z
10/21/2019 - 10/23/2019
09:00 Uhr
- 13:30 Uhr
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Hotel The Westin Leipzig

Gerberstraße 15
04105 Leipzig
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