The Trade Fair

From the 18th until the 20th of November 2014, an unusual event will take place in Essen: the 50th International Practice Enterprise Trade Fair. Approximately 300 exhibitors from all over the world, 10,000 visitors …

For Supporters

Hannelore Kraft, the Prime Minister of the federate state North Rhine-Westphalia, has assumed patronage over the 50th International Practice Enterprise Trade Fair. You can support this international meeting, too …

What is a Practice Enterprises Trade Fair?

And what is a Practice Enterprise? A practice enterprise is a virtual company for commercial education and qualification, which trades and economizes under real circumstances. Like a flight simulator for pilots. Once a year, the »associates« of these practice enterprises meet in real life, on the International Practice Enterprises Trade Fair. For thousands of apprentices from all over the world, this is the »absolute highlight of their training«. Watch » our movie here …

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International Network

In Germany alone, there are about 500 practice enterprises. Their work is coordinated by the the »Central Office of the German Practice Enterprise Network«. Furthermore, there are »Central Offices« in more than 40 different countries. They are all connected with each other by the Practice Enterprises Network »PEN International«. The worldwide network stands for 7,000 practice enterprises in more than 40 countries and on all continents, for example in Australia, Brazil, China, Kenya, as well as in almost every European country.

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