Fair on the screen
28 May 2020
The Online Meet Up L1 was a complete success
Remain capable of action: After the cancellation of ‘Zukunft Personal Süd’, XiTrust and partner Landwehr created a virtual alternative. The Online Meet Up L1 has become a successful platform for trade fair participants in times of Covid-19.
‘Zukunft Personal Süd ‘is one of the most important trade fairs for the HR services industry in Germany – an industry that benefits in particular from the advantages of the electronic signature. After the trade fair location Stuttgart had to cancel all events due to corona, ‘Zukunft Personal Süd 2020’ also fell victim to this. Nevertheless, the participants did not have to do without first-hand information: XiTrust partner Landwehr spontaneously launched an Online Meet Up. Trade fair participants were able to learn everything about industry-relevant innovations in IT on their screens. The virtual fair on May 12 and 13 was also a success for XiTrust.
“A trade fair like ‘Zukunft Personal Süd’ naturally lives from personal contact”, says Rafael Winkler, Sales Manager XiTrust Germany. “Together with our partner Landwehr, we wanted to offer companies from the personnel services industry, which were now tied to their home office, a trade fair experience despite Corona.” Thus, the video sessions also gave an outlook on the topic ‘Future of Work’, one of the focal points of this year’s ‘Zukunft Personal Süd’.
The Online Meet Up started with different thematic blocks. From time recording to trends in personnel recruitment to electronic signatures by MOXIS. More than 100 participants joined the lectures of XiTrust. Rafael Winkler paid special attention to legal and technical aspects of the electronic signature. “During the two days we realized that the virtual trade fair can also have advantages”, says Winkler. “We worked intensively and made lively use of the chat function. This has led to a particular focus”.
The balance of the participants of the Online Meet Up was correspondingly positive. Tenor: The future of work is dynamic. It is agile and digital. XiTrust CEO Georg Lindsberger sees a profound change: “Corona shows us not least that we are dealing with a radical change in the working world. I see digital working as a social megatrend. Digital processes guarantee the ability to act at any time, even in a difficult environment – not only for personnel service providers! One component of this is the electronic signature, which reliably supports location-independent decision-making structures.
Although the trade fair landscape will certainly adapt flexibly even in post-corona times, the organisers are optimistic about the future: the registration forms for ‘Zukunft Personal Süd 2021’ are already online.