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World of Learning 2019 opens in two weeks

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World of Learning Conference & Exhibition to deliver new knowledge, skills and exclusive offers on 15 & 16 October at Birmingham’s NEC.

World of Learning 2019, open 15-16 October at Birmingham’s NEC
World of Learning 2019, open 15-16 October at Birmingham’s NEC 

The World of Learning exhibition showcases more than 100 innovative L&D solutions providers, and offers access to dozens of free-to-attend seminars and workshops educating on topics at the forefront of L&D in practice today.

Enabling visitors to explore specific approaches to workforce training and development at a deeper level are several dedicated Inspiration Zones.

New at World of Learning this year is the Live Demo Zone, offering 45-minute sessions in which visitors will not only be able to watch a broad variety of tools and tactics in action, but to use and experience them.

Birmingham City University (BCU) will host a demonstration at 1pm on Wednesday 16 October, entitled: ‘Lost in translation: a revolution in effective communication.’

During the demo, visitors will hear about a cutting-edge framework that can help quickly develop greater self-understanding, build confidence and resilience, and lead to more positive and productive lives. Used strategically within organisations it can strengthen leadership and enhance team working.

Adam Crizzle, who will be hosting the session, is Professor in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, at BCU. He comments:

“I’m delighted to offer this engaging and compelling experience that could change how visitors to World of Learning view themselves and everyone else around them.

“I’m especially excited to meet L&D leaders of forward-thinking organisations who would like to apply to be part of our ground-breaking research programme which aims to improve effective communication.

“The outcome we’re working towards is better organisational performance, and it’s a fantastic opportunity for a company to benefit from tangible and long-term business benefits as a result of participating in research which is set to shape the future of how we work. Come and talk to me to find out more!”

Also new for 2019 is the Life Skills Library. Hosted by The Learning Architect, it provides access to a host of complementary bite-sized books and digital resources designed to support visitors to develop their own skillsets as well as those of their workforces.

At the VR Suite, hosted by immersive learning specialists, Make Real, visitors can try out a range of Virtual Reality (VR) simulations used to support learning.

Mental health in the workplace continues to be a high-priority topic, and [email protected] will host the Mental Wellbeing Zone. Their team will be available for one-to-one consultations and will host practical workshops across the two days.

There will be ample opportunity for visitors to sample the variety of inventive team-building activities currently available. The Team Building Zone is hosted by Escape Live, who will be giving visitors the chance to experience the only official Peaky Blinders escape room.

In addition, Northgate Training Activities will be showcasing their bestselling escape room activities and giving away a free brain teaser puzzle.

Visitors can also experience a unique management and teamwork training programme set in a radio studio with Live at 3 – Team Radio Events. A business card draw at the stand offers a chance to win a half-day Live at 3 in-house team event.

Sponge will be showcasing its new Cybersecurity Sorted digital learning game at World of Learning, while Saffron Interactive are offering free access to their 'Digital disruption survival kit' and the chance to secure a free 90-minute consultation.

A useful resource for any L&D professional keen to keep their finger on the pulse of L&D, Optimus Learning Services will be sharing copies of the annual survey, What’s really happening in L&D in 2019.

There will be the chance to win a plush toy or an Apple watch from Knowbly, or a Fitbit from EBSCO. Further quality giveaways and access to valuable trials and training resources will be found across the other exhibition stands.

The renowned World of Learning Conference runs parallel with the exhibition. It will provide inspiration from L&D leaders from companies including Santander UK, Next, Scottish Social Services Council and Hilti in a two-day programme of presentations, case studies and panel discussions.  

Andrew Gee, senior project manager for World of Learning, comments:

“Thanks to the variety of hands-on experiences and many resources available to take away or access after the event, visitors to World of Learning will come away with new knowledge, skills, resources and connections to propel their learning initiatives to new levels.”

For the latest news and updates about World of Learning 2019 read the World of Learning blog at, follow the exhibition on Twitter at #WOL19 and, and join the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition group on LinkedIn.

• To book your place on the conference visit or call +44 (0)20 8394 5171

• For more information on all aspects of the event please visit


Notes to Editor:

• To exhibit, visit or call +44 (0)20 8394 5222