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The Trade Fair

The 51st International Practice Enterprise Trade Fair 2015 taking place in the wonderful location Gartenhalle in Karlsruhe has been a great event! Nearly 150 exhibitors from...

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For Supporters

The Prime Minister of the federal state Baden-Wuerttemberg agreed to assume patronage over the 51st International Practice Enterprise Trade Fair!

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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 the video trailer showing the 50th International Practice Enterprise Trade Fair 2014 in Essen here ».

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International Network

There are about 500 practice enterprises in Germany. 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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