Registration for the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition now open

Registration for the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition, being held at NEC Birmingham, on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 September 2010, is now open. The premier event, which is now in its eighteenth year, promises to be the most comprehensive ever, with a host of new and exciting initiatives developed for learning and development (L&D) professionals throughout the country.

An International Zone, which will be run in association with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), will be launched at the renowned event and attract global L&D decision-makers. As a forum for L&D buyers from markets around the world, the International Zone will enable investors to meet face-to-face with exhibitors and learn about their product and service offerings.

Additionally, the Guardian newspaper will for the first time produce a dedicated L&D supplement in the lead-up to the show, as well as launch a microsite, both of which will promote the event and its features, speakers and industry news and developments.

For thousands of L&D and HR professionals from all areas of the public and private sector this is the must-attend event in their diary each year. Set to be an insightful, informative and interactive show, the 2010 World of Learning Conference & Exhibition will help industry members keep abreast of the latest industry developments, and offer ideas to help them learn and innovate in their various roles.

Major organisations exhibiting include Blue Beetle, e2Train, Thales Training & Consultancy, Centre for High Performance Development, Kaplan IT Learning, Impact International, Huthwaite International, etc.venues, Results Driven Group, Learning Guide Solutions and Assima (DACG).

“The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition reflects the current state and future direction of the market. In a time of economic recovery, there’s ever-increasing pressure on budgets and expenditure, yet it is also a crucial time to continue investment in personnel and development. The event therefore focuses on offering L&D professionals everything they need to know for the year ahead, whether it’s product and service developments, legislative changes or strategies to ensure staff well-being,” said Andrew Gee, Senior Project Manager for the World of Learning.

The World of Learning Exhibition will benefit L&D professionals at all levels through its wide range of features that have each been developed with their objectives, interests and needs in mind. Responding to developments in the market, economy, techniques and technologies, the event will give attendees the opportunity to learn from experts, network with peers and discover the latest news and trends.

As Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and countless other networking sites continue to grow, L&D professionals need to ensure they are up-to-date with the potential of learning through social media. The new Social Media Zone will give visitors the necessary knowledge and confidence needed to capitalise on the opportunities presented through these networks and harness the value they have to offer.

A Workplace Wellness Zone, hosted by The Learning Architect, will focus on issues of vital importance including staff well-being and the importance of a healthy work/life balance. Additionally, the free seminar programme has been extended, and promises to be more valuable than ever. It will feature both experts and case studies giving insight into some of the key developments in the L&D industry.

The exhibition will also include: the Experiential Learning Zone, in which visitors will have the chance to try out immersive and interactive learning activities; an Advice Clinic, which offers L&D professionals the opportunity to focus on their own skills and career development; and the Business and Networking Zone, enabling visitors to keep in touch with the office whilst also networking with colleagues and peers.

The renowned World of Learning Conference will return to enhance the skills of L&D professionals and equip them to deal with the challenges within today’s business environments. Covering the most pertinent topics in the industry, presentations will be delivered by experts and learning practitioners. The programme will address issues such as employee engagement, change management, leadership development, business performance, informal learning and proving the benefit of learning activities. The conference is once again CPD-certified, providing delegates with a CPD Certificate of Attendance.

The World of Learning 2010 is held in association with the British Institute for Learning & Development and UK Trade & Investment, and is supported by the following associations and industry titles: Personnel Today, HR Magazine, Training Journal,, e-Learning Network, European Institute for e-Learning, and Learning Magazine; with Government Business and Government Technology as public sector media partners.

To register for the World of Learning 2010, and for full details about the event, visit the website.

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