What is unique about the LEARNTEC Convention?

Highly qualified international speakers from the realms of business and academia discuss the latest topics and put forward solutions. The links between the trade fair and convention give you the opportunity to interact with experts about learning trends, digital education and e-learning.

If you are taking part in the convention, why not tie it in with a visit to the trade fair?

LEARNTEC is the digital education fair – over 341 exhibitors from 15 different countries will be at hand to provide you with expert advice.

Subjects that are discussed in the convention sections can be implemented directly in the trade fair.

Here, you can find the right e-learning provider for your needs. The convention will teach you the theory and show best practice examples. The wide cross-section of exhibitors will help you to implement your individual project in a way that meets the specific needs of your target groups.

Process of the LEARNTEC convention participants since 2016
Process of the LEARNTEC convention participants since 2016

Trends in digital learning presented by top-class international experts

More than 120 experts will be appearing before the specialist audience on the three days of the event. This year, too, highlights of the convention are the keynote speeches by recognised industry experts.

Irene Oksinoglu

Head of the Future Work development group at OTTO Group:

“New Work is more than simply a buzzword or colourful offices. It’s the ticket to the future because we must fundamentally change our working methods and ways of thinking to remain viable and concomitantly sustainable. OTTO has set itself in particular the goal of integrating collaborative and flexible working into everyday professional life in such a way as to enable everyone to generate the best possible output for our customers. To achieve this, we assist our colleagues in having access to all work content at any time, from anywhere, and from any device. This enormously alters forms of communication and behaviour.”

Christian Baudis

Digital entrepreneur and futurist:

“In the next 10 years, digitalisation will turn all areas of business upside down and transform the education system as well as the way in which and how long we learn. Learning methods will be customised for each individual, and classic chalk-and-talk teaching (online too) will become progressively less important. With AI assistance, we will learn partly at home and, later on, constantly add to our professional skills in just the same way because the body of knowledge will change much more frequently than it does today. Education monopolies will lose significance and the industry will move towards democratisation. It is increasingly less necessary to attend school or university in order to pursue a career. Instead, digital project work and independent study will take us forward.”

Reinhard Karger

Spokesman for the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI):

“AI is desirable in many applications, in some it’s a lifesaver. AI can assist people constructively, but it can’t replace their creativity. AI has a lot of potential, but common sense is unbeatable. People are masters in reducing complexity and then doing the right thing. It’s a talent we masterfully underestimate.”

Dr Dong-Seon Chang


“We live in the digital age, with undreamt of possibilities that become available to us every day with new technologies. In our daily life, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms already determine the new information we will find and discover. Our brain’s hardware, in other words the DNA and the basic structure of the brain, has received no update, however. Our fundamental needs have not changed: what interests us most is other people, what they think about us, and how we interact. ‘Interactivity’ is therefore a very important keyword. New technologies giving us the means to interact better with others will enable us to learn better. When machines become more intelligent, they learn most from people and the data people produce. Understanding human beings is therefore going to become an increasingly important issue in the future.”