10-Mar-2021

LEARNTEC 2021 will not take place

Second edition of the online format LEARNTEC xChange planned from 22 to 24 June 2021

Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe
Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe

LEARNTEC - Europe's largest event for digital education at school, university and work - cannot take place this year. Due to the lack of an opening perspective for the trade fair and event sector and the associated lack of planning security, Messe Karlsruhe and its trade fair advisory board have decided to cancel LEARNTEC 2021. Instead, there will be a second extended edition of the online format LEARNTEC xChange on the originally planned event date (22 to 24 June 2021), as a platform for networking and exchange for the education industry.

Managing Director Britta Wirtz explains the decision: "Despite permanently further developed corona protection concepts that are adaptable to the current situation, there are - even after the german federal-state conference on 3 March - still no sufficiently concrete opening perspectives for the industry that now offer our customers, partners and colleagues the required planning security for June 2021, which is why we have decided in a unanimous vote with our trade fair advisory board to cancel LEARNTEC 2021 on site." The next LEARNTEC at Messe Karlsruhe will now take place from 01 to 03 February 2022 - the traditional date.

Online lectures and virtual discussion forums for the community

Nevertheless, LEARNTEC would like to offer visitors and exhibitors a platform for networking and exchanging experiences at the originally planned date of 22 to 24 June 2021, because the relevance of digital solutions in everyday learning and working life is constantly increasing. "We successfully launched our online format LEARNTEC xChange back in February. We are pleased to be hosting the format again in June in a further developed form as an additional added value for our community," says René Naumann, Project Manager of LEARNTEC.

Over three days, webinars, online lectures and discussion rounds around the digitalisation of the learning and working world are planned - with current topics that would also have been addressed in the forums at the trade fair, among others. "Of course, an online event does not replace personal encounters, spontaneous exchanges and the joint creation of ideas and solutions on site at a trade fair. Nevertheless, we would like to give our exhibitors and partners the opportunity to present their extensive products and services in our online platform and to get in touch with the virtual participants," says Naumann. Among other things, matchmaking will be offered to connect participants, speakers and exhibitors according to their interests. Participants can communicate via a chat function and video calls. The discussion forums, in which industry colleagues can exchange views on any specialist topic, will also offer an exchange of views, true to the motto "Get together". In addition to the extensive programme, there will be a high-quality online conference with experts from business and science.

The entire programme and tickets for LEARNTEC xChange from 22 to 24 June 2021 are promptly available online.

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