tcworld conference 2019


The world’s largest technical communication event, the tekom Conference and Trade Fair, took place again from 12 to 14 November 2019.

Once again, the International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS) at Stuttgart State Trade Fair was the innovative and spacious venue for the 2019 tekom Annual Conference and tcworld, which again proved extremely popular, with roughly 4,550 conference attendees and trade fair visitors.


Highlights of the conference were 290 specialist presentations in German and English, workshops and tutorials spanning the full range of technical communication subjects.


Specialist national and international speakers held keynotes on all aspects of technical communication. Many guests also utilised the ample opportunities to talk shop and network in addition to attending the trade fair.


170 exhibitors from Germany and abroad showcased innovative products, new trends and proven technologies in the technical documentation sector.


SL-innovativ GmbH was there with its open and welcoming trade fair stand, which featured a ‘race simulator’ as a sporty and dynamic eye-catcher, giving a virtual impression of race tracks around the world, and letting visitors test their skills against the best Formula 1 drivers in the world.
The virtual racing experience demonstrated what augmented/virtual reality already has to offer, highlighting the capabilities of SL innovativ GmbH in this field – and of course in technical documentation applications.


Many visitors took the opportunity for a race, driving through a virtual reality racing environment. Digital views inside a lawnmower, or a simple drain shaft, breathed life into the topic of augmented reality, serving as examples for SL innovativ GmbH’s innovation.


At the same time, 800 cuddly lions found new owners, and are sure to put smiles on some children’s faces when they reach their new homes.


Visitors to our trade fair stand had plenty of opportunities to talk in detail to our expert staff about SL innovativ GmbH’s broad range of services.


We also contributed to the conference programme — hosting two tool presentations and a forum keynote.


Our colleague Mr Heubeck successfully presented the following tools:


  • PTC Creo Illustrate 6.0
  • PTC Vuforia Studio and Vuforia Chalk


Our Director, Mr Gerhard Lierheimer spoke about standardisation again, building a bridge from the world of manufacturers to the world of product operators and users with his keynote ‘The Industrial Safety Regulation – Combining Information and Use’.


Staying dynamic and successful at the trade fair to the very end, we announced the lucky winners of our annual prize draw on the last day.

Our 1st prize was a spa weekend for 2 in the 4-star ‘S’ Vital Hotel Meiser in Neustädtlein,



the 2nd prize was a Kärcher battery-powered window vacuum cleaner ‘WINDOW VAC2’



and the 3rd prize was the latest book from the leading author on technical documentation, Dietrich Juhl, ‘Technik Visualisieren’ (Visualising Technology).


Entrants who did not win the main prizes were comforted with cups, umbrellas, pocket tools, lions and scarves, helping to creating a radiant highlight just before the end of the trade fair.


We would like to thank all customers, visitors, interested parties, everyone we spoke to and who share ideas with us for visiting our stand — we had a lot of fun!


We are already looking forward to the 2020 tekom spring conference
that will take place from 22 to 23 April 2020 in Wuerzburg Congress Center.


And of course we will be back at the 2020 tekom annual conference,

which will take place from 3 to 5 November 2020 in Stuttgart Exhibition Center’s ICS.

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