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19.02.2019 - 23.02.2019 | Germany, Cologne

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The Education Trade Fair

didacta is the leading international event for education and training. It offers the perfect overview of trends and hot topics in the areas of children’s day-care centers, schools/high schools, education/qualification, further training/consulting and education & technology. Additionally, didacta provides a comprehensive supporting program with numerous forums, workshops, lectures, seminars and podium discussions on current questions concerning upbringing and education. High-ranking representatives from politics, business, science and society come to didacta in order to find ways for the education and training of the future and to exchange information and ideas.


Authorities, associations and organizations

  • Authorities, associations and organizations; other
  • Clubs
  • Culture (institutions and organisations)
  • Education centres
  • Educational initiatives
  • Kindergardens and day nurseries
  • Legal system, public administration
  • Political institutions, ministries, authorities
  • Professional associations for schools, universities
  • Professional associations for vocational training and further education
  • Professional associations; other
  • Research and science
  • Schools, technical schools
  • Trade unions
  • Universities

Equipment and systems for natural sciences and technology

  • Equipment and systems for natural sciences and technology; other
  • Laboratory and analysis equipment
  • Microscopes
  • Natural science demonstration and experiment apparatus
  • Natural science models and preparations
  • Technical demonstration and experiment apparatus

Equipment and systems for professional education

  • Automation technology, process automation
  • Automotive engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics
  • Equipment and systems for professional education; other
  • Handling technology, robotics
  • Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning technology, sanitary engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Measurement and control technology
  • Mechatronics
  • Metal engineering
  • Metal-cutting processing technology, CNC technology
  • PLC technology, control technology
  • Pneumatics
  • Power transmission

General teaching and learning aids, consumables

  • Drawing equipment, chalk, accessories for blackboards
  • Filing and order systems
  • General teaching and learning aids, consumables; other
  • Handicraft, painting and work materials
  • Montessori education (materials)
  • Office supplies, stationery
  • Pocket calculators
  • Presentation techniques (work materials and accessories)
  • Teaching and work aids

Multimedia and presentation technology, hardware

  • Adhesive boards, accessories, magnetic boards
  • Audio equipment and systems
  • Beamers, data and video projectors
  • Blended learning platforms
  • Computer, computer systems and peripherals
  • Didactic equipment, networks
  • Flip charts, pin boards, blackboard drawing devices
  • Multimedia and presentation technology, hardware; other
  • Multimedia board systems, accessories
  • Presentation material, equipment
  • Presentation technology and systems
  • Projecting screens, areas
  • Projectors; other

Multimedia, software

  • Administrative software for financial backers and institutions
  • Auditive, visual and audio-visual media
  • Author systems
  • CBT, WBT
  • Edutainment and infotainment software
  • eLearning platforms (ASP, LMS)
  • Media didactics
  • Multimedia learning games
  • Multimedia, software; other
  • Online learning options
  • Standard software
  • Teaching and learning software for schools, universities
  • Teaching and learning software for vocational training and further education
  • Teaching and learning software; other

Music, play and sport materials

  • Construction materials and building blocks
  • Gymnastics and sports equipment
  • Music, play and sport materials; other
  • Musical instruments (instruments, musical toys, percussion instruments)
  • Play, theatre and artistic requisites
  • Teaching and learning games
  • Therapeutic and rehabilitation aids
  • Toys (wooden articles and cuddly toys)


  • Atlases
  • Banners and plastic films
  • Children’s and adolescents’ books, picture-books
  • Children’s and adolescents’ magazines
  • Learning aids
  • Lexicons, dictionaries
  • Masters
  • Material for independent work
  • Material for language development
  • Online teaching options
  • Publications; other
  • Reading matter, belles-lettres
  • School books
  • Specialist educational literature
  • Specialist magazines
  • Teacher’s guides
  • Teaching and learning games
  • Teaching and learning software
  • Textbooks
  • Textbooks and workbooks for adult education
  • Wall maps and charts, other subjects
  • Work books, booklets, folders

Room and laboratory equipment

  • Blackboards
  • Classroom fixtures and fittings; other
  • Complete workshops, workshop equipment
  • Computer tables, EDP furniture
  • Fixtures and fittings for classrooms and laboratories
  • Fixtures and fittings for language laboratories, language learning systems
  • Furniture for schools, universities
  • Furniture for the elementary sector, kindergarden
  • Gymnastics and multi-purpose rooms
  • Laboratory equipment, laboratory workstations
  • Library fixtures and fittings
  • Natural science fixtures and fittings for classrooms and laboratories
  • Office furniture
  • Playground equipment, floor coverings for play areas and outdoor areas
  • Room and laboratory equipment; other
  • Specialised workshops


  • Advice regarding academic studies
  • Catering
  • Construction (prefabricated construction, system construction, timber construction method, etc.)
  • Consultancy services; other
  • Consulting and planning of buildings and outdoor play areas
  • Correspondence colleges
  • EDP services
  • Educational and training centres
  • Educational tours, class outings, language holidays
  • Event organisation and conference venues
  • Health
  • Hotel and restaurant trades
  • Insurance, health insurance companies
  • Knowledge research
  • Media productions
  • Personnel consulting
  • School management
  • School uniform / school dress
  • Services; other
  • Sport and leisure
  • Training planning and vocational counselling

Training and consulting

  • Blended learning
  • Coaching
  • Company training and further training
  • Databases for further training courses
  • eLearning
  • Educational controlling
  • Executive development
  • Further training for schools, universities
  • Further training in industrial / technical fields
  • Further training in the elementary sector, kindergarden
  • Language course organisers
  • Networks for consulting and training
  • Personnel recruitment
  • Seminar, course and training organisers
  • Team development and training
  • Training and further training institutions, seminar organisers

Key Statistics

Exhibitors: 840 from 50 countries (Hannover)

Trade Visitors: 73,000 (Hannover)

Special Info

Cycle of event: Every year

Location varies from year to year

Link to the organizer’s website: didacta