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Discover in our new special shows a variety of exhibitors on specific topics and find exactly what you are looking for. With the four specialist exhibitions Start-up Village, Corporate Health, Gaming & Learning as well as the working worlds.HR thus entered a new dimension of trade fair experience: the accompanying supporting program is integrated directly on site. Experience top-class lectures, interactive formats, theme-based guided tours and exhibiting companies from these areas, which we have tailored to your specific interests and needs.


In 2016 the Zukunft Personal was packed with highlights – an unrivaled live experience! The first ever immersive “Workplace of the Future / Design by HCD”, as well as the very first HR Innovation Award: visitors to the four trade fair halls in Koelnmesse truly experienced the future or work. There will be even more news for 2018 – watch this space!

John Stepper, pioneer of “Working Out Loud”, is keynote speaker 

John helps organizations to create more collaborative cultures – and help individuals access a better career and life – by spreading the practice of Working Out Loud.

Working Out Loud is a way to build relationships that can help you in some way, like achieving a goal, developing a skill, or exploring a new topic. Instead of networking to get something, you invest in relationships by making contributions over time, including your work and experiences that you make visible. Your contributions over time are what build trust and deepen a sense of relatedness, and that’s what increases the chances for cooperation and collaboration.

John’s book, Working Out Loud, describes the approach and a simple, free 12-week peer support process lets people experience the benefits for themselves. These Working Out Loud Circles are now in over 40 countries and in a wide range of organizations including Bosch, Daimler, BMW, ZF, and Siemens.