// SAVE THE DATE: September 13-15, 2022

ZP Europe in Cologne is the leading expo event for the world of work. As an impulse generator, the leading European trade fair connects people and markets in the subject areas of HR management, digitalization and leadership.

Following a successful virtual HR Week 2020, the focus next year will be on innovative product solutions, presentations at congress level and networking with the community over three days live in Cologne: decision-makers, HR managers and shapers of the world of work will gain a decisive market overview at ZP Europe and exchange views on the trends of today and tomorrow.

//new ZP event: ZP Reconnect 2021

To shorten your waiting time, we have a special highlight for you: the next ZP Event is already in the starting blocks. 

ZP Reconnect: After almost 16 months in front of the screen, we are hosting the first live event all about the world of work!

As the first hybrid presence event for HR, ZP Reconnect offers the opportunity for personal encounters live and in colour at Messe Köln from 14 to 16 September.

Experience exciting lectures, workshops etc. on the virtual platform from 9 to 23 September - as a supplement to your personal visit to the trade fair.

// REVIEW 2020

virtual entry
digital lobby
online networking
145+ digital booths
virtual sessions
live streams
5+ virtual exhibition halls

The ZP Europe 2020 was entering a new event age with a forward-looking theme concept. The thematic focus of the ExpoEvent directing attention towards five highlight topics along the entire employee experience, reflects the whole HR value creation chain.

2020, the focus was on high-calibre presentations, innovative product solutions and networking in the human resource community on five days. Visitors used the combined know-how of the experts from over 180 programme items, presentations and interactive formats for their human resources work. This is the only place where more than 7.100 managers, HR professionals and influencers of the working world come together to share their thoughts on current and future trends.

At the ZP Europe, you can also get that all-important market overview. Over 145 top exhibitors, sponsors and partners from the entire HR sector awaited you 2020! So the ZP Europe is the perfect place to network and present your company to your customers!


  • "For us, the Zukunft Personal is a major meeting point for networking with general managers and HR professionals."

    SP_DATA GmbH & Co. KG

  • "Visting the Zukunft Personal Europe is a must for anyone who doesn't want to miss the latest trends - a great mix of large providers of HR solutions, inspiration for new approaches as well as startups!"


    ZP Europe
  • "At Zukunft Personal I listen, question, participate, learn and get challenged by controversial topics. This makes Zukunft Personal my event of the year to make new connections, get a 360 degree input, and as a result stay ahead of my game."

    Cindy Rubbens, SVP People, relayr

  • "Zukunft Personal is special in my eyes, because it is a really huge fair. All the big companies are exhibiting. And even in terms of visitors: there‘s so many people from the HR industry here!"

    Benhoud Seifi, Head of Brand Communications, whatchado

  • "Visiting the Zukunft Personal every year is a must for HR professionals. There is no alternative."

    Johannes Gröbel, Gröbel Personalmanagement

  • "Many thanks for an amazing day at the Zukunft Personal Europe with old and new acquaintances, network partners and friends, exciting conversations and an inspiring panel with Sabine Kluge, Nadine Nobile and Marc Wagner on the topic "Good job! New impulses for an absurd working world"."

    Lucas Sauberschwarz, Managing Partner, Venture Idea

  • "Impressive fair that motivates HR professionals and makes you think outside the box!"


    ZP Europe
  • "The Zukunft Personal Europe was young and dynamic: an ideal mix of exhibition and presentations about the latest HR topics."


    ZP Europe
  • "It was a great pleasure to speak at Zukunft Personal about our sustainable future. What an engaged audience and interesting questions. The atmosphere and amount of people present was great. Hope to be there next year again!"

    Marga Hoek, Non Executive Director, Author and Speaker


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The advisory committees of the ZP Series unites managing directors of exhibiting companies, renowned representatives of associations and HR initiatives. They represent the entire HR sector with its diverse range of topics:


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Not only the exhibition but also the high-calibre presentation programme benefit from the expertise of our sponsors and partners. Renowned companies, HR specialist media and associations actively shape the ZP Europe and play a part by offering their expertise.

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