Dr. Michael Maiwald (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung) gave a presentation on “ Low Field NMR spectroscopy for Online Monitoring“ at the INVITE lecture hall. The scientific talk provided an overview of the current state of the art of NMR spectroscopy. A wide range of application examples were presented by Mr. Maiwald. In the subsequent dialogue with the present chemical experts the challenges and opportunities of NMR spectroscopy were discussed.