International Programme

Every year, HR professionals come together in Cologne at Zukunft Personal Europe to expand their expertise. With nearly 18,000 attendees, more than 450 speakers and circa 770 exhibitors it is one of the world's largest get-togethers for the profession.

As an international visitor, you enjoy the opportunity to meet with global colleagues, as part of a dedicated international programme. Of course, German colleagues with an interest in international aspects of HR are welcome to join.


Get hosted by global HR Tech authority Tom Haak

Start the day with a 30-minutes Daily Highlights session featuring Tom Haak's selection from the wealth of solutions, presentations and programme items on offer. It is here that you meet up with like-minded peers.

Then, explore under your own steam, or join Tom Haak, HR Trend Institute as he takes you around on a guided tour.

International Speaking Programme

At the Keynote Stage, all speakers will be translated simultaneously. In total over 45 presentations are held in English or are translated.

More information available here.


Guided Tours - Follow us!

Join Tom Haak, HR Trend Institute on an English language Guided Tour. As he expertly takes you through the supplier jungle, you can be sure to make the most of your attendance, and to get a quick overview of products and services.

Book your Guided Tour ticket now!


Discover more than 770 exhibitors

More than 770 exhibitors will be delighted to explain their products to you at their stand. Four themed halls: Recruiting & Consulting, Professional Training & Learning, HR Software & Hardware and HR Future Trends & Services can be explored. Plus three Special Expos: Recruiting, Corporate Health and Digital Learning Experience await you.

Ready to network

Startup Brunch

On the second day of the exhibition, the Zukunft Personal Europe will be inviting startups, interested parties and friends to a startup brunch for the first time: having breakfast together is the perfect opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere. Morew information available here.

HR:motion - The ultimate HR party of the year!

Be there when the OCEANDIVA enters the sea to launch the legendary HR:motion - the riverboat edition Vol. II. Celebrate the get-together of the HR world in an unique atmosphere on board of this exclusive partylocation. A buffet that leaves nothing to be desired and the beats of the King Kamehameha Club Band & DJ Banks invite you to celebrate the success of the first day of the trade fair. Be a part of it!

Celebrate with us!

The Digital Learning Experience Party on the second day (12 Sept.) from 5 p.m. in Hall 2.2. offers the perfect opportunity to end the day in a relaxed atmosphere together with fellow industry professionals. Get ready to network, cool drinks and party sounds. Let´s get the party started!

Be always up-to-date!

Get the App!

As your personal mobile guide, the app accompanies you before, during and after the trade fairs with many useful function. Join the HR community all the year and stay up-to-date. In addition to the activity stream, you will also find all the important information, such as the program including the keynote speaker, the exhibitors and the interactive hall plan. 

Be part of the community and download the official multi-app of the Zukunft Personal series now!


Read the leaflet!

We provide a special leaflet with the international programme! Your ticket also includes a free catalogue!