tekom signs multi-year contract in Stuttgart26.11.2018
The Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation - tekom Deutschland e.V. recently signed a four-year contract with Messe Stuttgart with the aim of holding its annual conferences at the ICS International Congress Center Stuttgart from 2018 to 2021. “After Messe Stuttgart hosted the 2018 annual conference, tekom’s fifth event with us, I am particularly pleased that Europe’s largest trade association for technical communication continues to place its trust in us,” says Stefan Lohnert, Vice President of Guest Events at Messe Stuttgart.
Founded in 1978, tekom today represents around 8,500 members working in technical communication or in other areas of information development and information management. tekom sees itself as a platform for exchanging information and experience, and promotes the training and professional development of its members, who are primarily technical editors. They work in industrial and service companies and focus mainly on understandable technical communication. This includes creating user and operating manuals for consumer and capital goods. Terminology maintenance and translating instruction manuals also play an important role. This ensures that customers in non-German-speaking countries can make full use of German manufacturers’ technical products and operate them safely.
Some 4,600 participants attended the three-day 2018 tekom annual conference, which recently came to a close at Messe Stuttgart’s ICS. In some 240 lectures, workshops and tutorials, they gained extensive insight into all aspects of their occupation profile and into trending topics such as augmented reality, intelligent information and mobile documentation. In addition, 140 exhibitors from 23 countries presented solutions, services and innovations in the field of technical communication.
GV_18_PM13_Bild_1: Some 4,600 participants attended the three-day 2018 tekom annual conference, which recently came to a close at Messe Stuttgart’s ICS. In some 240 lectures, workshops and tutorials, they gained extensive insight into all aspects of their occupation profile. (Photo provided by: tekom)
GV_18_PM13_Bild_2: At the exhibition accompanying the 2018 tekom annual conference, 140 exhibitors from 23 countries presented solutions, services and innovations in the field of technical communication. (Photo provided by: tekom)
About the ICS of Messe Stuttgart:
Ease of access, size and versatility: That’s what sets Messe Stuttgart apart. With total earnings of € 131 million and a profit of € 17 million, Messe Stuttgart is one of Germany's leading trade fair companies. Every year over 22,500 exhibitors present their products and services to up to 1.2 million visitors on a hall area of 120,000 square metres, on an outdoor area of 40,000 square metres and in around 33 rooms that offer flexible use in the adjoining ICS (International Congress Center Stuttgart). The location of the sustainably constructed trade fair and congress centre alongside Stuttgart Airport, with its direct links to the A 8 motorway and public transport offers perfect conditions for getting to and from the site. The ICS offers space for up to 10,000 visitors. Messe Stuttgart and the ICS are internationally acclaimed locations for top-class trade fairs, congresses and conferences, as well as corporate functions and events of all kinds.
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