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Diary date: World of Learning 2011


The World of Learning Conference and Exhibition 2011, the premier event for business learning, will take place at Birmingham's NEC on 27 and 28 September.

Now in its 19th year, the event will focus on the role of learning and development practitioners in revitalising businesses after the recent financial crisis as well as key issues including talent management, employee engagement, leadership development and coaching, informal learning, collaborative learning, e-learning development and proving return on investment.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 UK and international exhibitors spanning all sectors of L&D, from e-learning, using social media in learning and consultancy to experiential learning, coaching and informal learning.  Exhibitors include Thales Training & Consultancy, Kaplan IT Learning, Seminar Learning System, LSN,, Priority Management and Jigsaw@work.

The conference will include leading industry speakers from across the globe. Keynote speakers already confirmed include:

  • Valerie Todd, director of talent and resources for London and South-East rail initiative Crossrail and commissioner for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.
  • Charles Jennings, one of the UK L&D industry’s foremost commentators, and managing director at Duntroon.
  • Laura Overton, managing director at Towards Maturity.

Andrew Gee, senior project manager for the World of Learning, said: “L&D professionals are facing a rapidly changing environment with a variety of new issues and opportunities that were not around before the recession. A visit to the event will ensure they are up-to-date with the latest thinking in every aspect of the industry and provide cost-efficient solutions to their needs.” 

To register to attend the World of Learning 2011, and for more details about the event, visit

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