Don’t miss these 10 IT trade shows in 2019

Are you an IT professional, IT consultant, Java developer, software engineer, software architect, graduate or simply interested in IT topics? If you’re looking to gain professional development in your field this year, expand your network, or even move up your career ladder, plan your visits to trade shows and conventions well in advance this year.

Most of the time there are Early Bird tickets!
Also, far in advance flights and accommodation (eg: via are cheaper.

Take a look at Germany’s top 10 IT trade shows & conventions 2019:

For over 25 years, OOP has been the leading event for software architecture and engineering. IT professionals and business professionals from the TOP 500 companies in the DACH region meet here. Technical experts, such as software architects, developers, requirements engineers or testers, as well as technical managers and executives receive an overview of the latest state of the interaction between software and business. This year’s OOP offers among others: more than 150 talks over 5 days, 13 thematic areas, up to 9 parallel tracks, many social events, unconference & workshops and graphic recordings. Under the new motto “Care for the Future” you will experience sessions at the highest level. About the 2019 tracks: An independent program committee will select presentations after a thorough review and decide which speakers and topics will be included in the program. From User Experience & Product Discovery and Real Artificial Intelligence, to Distributed Ledgers & Crypto Platforms and Modern Programming, to Enterprise Architecture Driving Digital and SocITy – FOO: IT Society & Future Evolution await visitors.

The CODE DAYS is a developer conference within the OOP. Experts share their experience here. From the community – for the community. Over a total of three days, visitors can experience software and web development live at the Code Days. In over 120 presentations: From the community – for the community – learning from experience and creative approaches. Numerous workshops and an exciting trade fair with more than 100 exhibitors offer the opportunity for direct exchange. There are interactive specials such as code competitions, raffles, (VR) Escape Room and many other highlights. Eintritt frei, Anmeldung unter:



The largest congress trade fair on the subject of digitization in Hesse will be held for the first time in the Congress Center of the trade fair city of Frankfurt in cooperation with now more than 70 cooperation partners under the motto “discover business 4.0”. At the 7th major DIGITAL FUTUREcongress on 14.02.2019 in Frankfurt, decision-makers will have the opportunity to discuss all the topics on their own digitization agenda with experts in one day and take home solutions.


Since its first edition in 2014, JavaLand has undergone rapid development and established itself as one of the most important Java conferences in the German-speaking world. Meanwhile, the three-day event attracts more than 1,650 participants to Brühl. The unique selling point of this major event: the incomparable combination of continuing education and fun. The approximately 120 presentations and community activities reflect the latest developments in the Java ecosystem. Whether Java developers, architects, project managers – there is something for everyone. Through the NextGen program, many students also attend the conference.


Monday, 01. until Friday, 05 April 2019, daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: All key technologies and core areas of industry in one place – from research and development, industrial automation and IT to subcontracting, production technologies and services, energy and mobility technologies. Benefit from the many synergies that HANNOVER MESSE offers you. Welcome to the global industry hotspot!


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JAX is the conference for modern Java and web development, for software architecture and innovative infrastructure. Well-known experts impart their empirical knowledge here – in a comprehensible, practical and success-oriented manner. A special focus is on Java Core and Enterprise technologies, Microservices, the Spring ecosystem, JavaScript, Continuous Delivery and DevOps.Contributions such as “10 reasons why we like certain APIs and other APIs annoy us”, “A Craftsman’s Guide to Implementing a Clean Architecture”, “Apache Spark on Kubernetes: Modern Big Data Processing”, “Big Data at your fingertips: Spark, Hive, Kafka & Co.”, “JavaScript Workshop: Developing Web APIs with Node.js”, and much more await visitors in 2019.

SEACON is the conference around current topics in professional software development and software engineering. Since 2009, renowned and experienced experts have been providing insights into current currents and trends, coupled with their experience from projects – far beyond the confines of day-to-day IT business. Within the framework of innovative formats such as Open Spaces, Pecha Kuchas, Fishbowls, SEACON offers the opportunity to talk directly with experts and other participants, to discuss individual questions or to have them discussed.


The German Testing Day is a company-independent conference about software quality assurance and its importance for the entire IT industry.The focus of the conference is the exchange of experiences. The German Testing Day addresses all persons involved in the quality assurance of business IT systems as well as embedded systems and thus offers an excellent platform for all persons in the IT sector. The next German Testing Day will take place on 06. and 07 June 2019 will take place at Kap Europa in Frankfurt/Main.


Anyone who makes a living from software development visits Developer Week (DWX), one of the largest independent developer conferences in Europe. Over 200 presentations by more than 150 experts provide plenty of knowledge transfer. Open questions can be clarified in direct discussions with the speakers. In addition, there is a trade fair with over 35 exhibitors who present their products and services to the participants. In 2019, DWX will again take place in Nuremberg – from June 24 – 27. The highlights at a glance: Over 200 presentations, more than 150 top international experts, 30 topic tracks: including .NET, Java, Python, Machine Learning, JavaScript, full-day practical workshops on June 27, 2019, exclusive insights from Silicon Valley companies, innovative companies in the trade fair.


The Java Forum Stuttgart (JFS) is an annual, one-day conference with Java as the guiding theme. The JFS is designed primarily for developers, but is equally conducive to visitors’ decision-making skills. The forum offers the participants the possibility to inform themselves comprehensively about topics concerning Java and the Java and JVM environment. The breadth is achieved through basic presentations, field reports and information about specific products. Products will be presented both in the form of lectures and as demonstrations at the exhibition booths.


gamescom is the world’s largest event for interactive entertainment and the international business and innovations platform for the computer and video games industry.

gamescom represents the central platform for the European computer and video games industry and is the world’s largest trade fair for interactive entertainment. It brings together industry, trade and the media and provides an ideal setting for building and maintaining business relationships. The spatial division into entertainment and business area stands for a concept that integrates and appeals to trade and private visitors alike.

Even though it is not a pure IT fair, we decided to include it in our overview because Gamescome is one of the attractions among the fairs.



it-sa is Europe’s largest IT security exhibition and one of the most important platforms for cloud, mobile and cyber security as well as data and network security in the has been based in Nuremberg since 2009 and is the meeting place for C-level experts, IT security officers from industry, services and administration as well as developers and suppliers of products and services relating to IT security.In addition to the accompanying congress program “Congress@it-sa”, the forums on technology and management as well as the international forum provide the best opportunities for intensive, cross-sector dialog. In numerous lecture series from October 8 to 10, experts will provide information on current issues, strategies and technical solutions for more IT security.By the way: it-sa has established itself as the IT security trade fair with the largest number of exhibitors in the world. In 2018, around 700 exhibitors from 27 countries, spread across 3 halls, presented the latest IT security solutions. For 14,290 trade visitors, it-sa once again proved to be an indispensable date in the IT security industry.

NOTE: If you would like to specifically look for vacancies in the IT sector at trade fairs and introduce yourself to companies, then we recommend the VDI Recruiting Days. The career fairs for young professionals and experienced engineers and IT specialists looking for a change are held on several dates each year throughout Germany – you can find all the necessary information about the respective recruiting day here.

Are you looking for a new position in IT or the field and would like a recruiting process at eye level? Contact us by phone 089 20003740 in Munich or 0221 4668910 in Cologne or by email

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