The most important HR events in 2024

In 2024, the event calendar will once again offer a wide range of major trade fairs, conferences, workshops and networking events for HR managers and HR staff. In times of New Work and remote working, both on site and virtually, of course. Here is an overview of the most important dates for HR professionals in 2024.

HR events at the beginning of 2024

It all starts with the virtual Digicon 2024, which will be hosted by Copetri on February 2 and will be in its second edition. It will focus on the trending topics of AI, new work and innovation culture. The next event will be the conference Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagement 2024, which is scheduled for February 29 to March 1 in Munich.

One of the first highlights will take place from March 5 to 6 at Messe Stuttgart: Zukunft Personal Süd. ZP Süd is one of the largest HR trade fairs in Germany and is a must-go for every HR professional. 

Anyone interested in the topic of employment law should make a note of these two dates in March: The Labor Law Congress of the GDA Society for Marketing and Service of German Employers on March 12 and 13 in Berlin and, two days later, the Spring Conference 2024 of the Labor Law Working Group on March 15 and 16 in Cologne.

NAVIT has already taken part in a Workation on the island of Rügen and can therefore highly recommend this event: At the Workation Summit 2024 on March 21 and 22 in Innsbruck / Austria, HR professionals and experts will come together for a "Ski & Work" event to get to know the benefits of Workation first-hand.

HR trade fairs and conferences in spring 2024

Occupational pension provision is probably more important than ever in these times. Anyone who wants to find out more and exchange ideas should visit the Future Market for Retirement Provision 2024. This will take place on March 19 and 20 in Berlin. Recruiters will be heading to Salzburg in Austria on April 17 and 18 to find out more about best practices and the "art of HR marketing" at the ART of Recruiting. 

After the ZP is before the ZP and so the second major HR trade fair Zukunft Personal Nord will follow on April 23 and 24 at the Hamburg Messe und Congress. Another highlight for recruiters in 2024 is the Schicht im Schacht conference, which will take place against the impressive backdrop of the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park. After last year's successful kick-off, the second edition will take place on May 3.

The Copetri Convention in Offenbach am Main is now in its third round. The conference is once again expecting over 8,000 participants from the fields of people, transformation and innovation on May 14 and 15. Also entering its third round in 2024 is HR Campus Mitteldeutschland, which is inviting HR professionals and managers for the third time. It will take place on May 15 and 16 in the World Heritage City of Quedlinburg, Saxony-Anhalt.

Hot HR summer 2024

Things get more international in the summer. Learntec is Europe's leading trade fair for digital learning and will be opening its doors to trade visitors in Karlsruhe from June 4 to 6. A visit to Karlsruhe is particularly worthwhile on these days, as the New Work Evolution trade fair for modern working environments is taking place there at the same time.

At the Agile HR Conference in Cologne on June 5 and 6, you can get an idea of what the transformation of the working world looks like. At the same time (5 to 6 June), the typically colorful Embrace Festival on the topics of recruiting, retention and HR tech will take place in Berlin. Alternatively, there is the St. Gallen Leadership Day and Night to choose from on these days - also on June 5 and 6 in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

At the Talentpro Expofestival on June 11 and 12 in Munich, HR professionals will focus on recruiting, talent management and employer branding. The popular HR festival has been running since 2018 and HR professionals can attend the Kienbaum People Convention from their home office. As in the previous year, it will be held or broadcast virtually on June 13. 

The New Work Future Conference in Hamburg will have a new name in 2024. As "New Work" is now being used excessively by the visionary organizers, the conference will be called BOLD together on 20 and 21 June, focusing on innovation and transformation.

Europe's largest HR congress, the HR Management Congress, is coming to the BCC Berlin on June 20 and 21. It's best to stay in Berlin until June 27, because that's when the legendary HRpepper courtyard party takes place in Berlin's "most beautiful backyard" - don't miss it!

Trade fairs and conferences in the fall

After the summer break, the first highlight of the fall awaits: the HR trade fair Zukunft Personal Europe, or ZP Europe for short, which will be held at Koelnmesse from September 10 to 12.

Employment law experts will get their money's worth once again in the autumn at the Autumn Conference 2024 of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Arbeitsrecht on September 13 and 14 in Erfurt. A few days later, the 2024 Occupational Health Management Congress will take place in Düsseldorf on September 18 and 19.

The international HR IT trade fair Unleash World will take place in Paris from October 16 to 17. Orgatec, the leading trade fair for modern working environments, will present a new trade fair concept in 2024. It will open its doors in Cologne from October 22 to 25. The HR trade fair in Munich, one of the most important trade fairs for recruiting, HR management and HR development, will take place at almost the same time, from October 23 to 24.

The end of the year offers two more exciting events for HR managers and personnel managers, including the German Training Management Congress DALK on November 4 and 5 in Düsseldorf and the L&Dpro trade fair on November 5 in Munich.

Stefan Wendering
Stefan is a freelance writer and editor at NAVIT. Previously, he worked for startups and in the mobility cosmos. He is an expert in urban and sustainable mobility, employee benefits and new work. Besides blog content, he also creates marketing materials, taglines and content for websites and case studies.