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Held every year, the WorldSkills Conference is the opportunity for different voices in the global skills movement to connect and discuss the latest ideas and trends.

A banner for WorldSkills Conference 2024 which says, "Enter a world of skills"


11-12 September 2024 in Lyon, France

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Since 2007 the WorldSkills Conference has brought together leaders in education, government, business, and industry from around the globe together to share best practice and learn about global trends and issues found in Vocational Education and Training (VET), skills demand, skills of the future as well as skills excellence and development.

A wide shot of the stage and auditorium for WorldSkills Conference 2019, which took place 23-24 August 2019 in Kazan, Russia.


All WorldSkills Conferences

WorldSkills Conference 2024

11-12 September 2024

Lyon, France

WorldSkills Conference 2021

25-29 October 2021

The Road Ahead: Skills for a Resilient Future
Online and live from Shanghai, China

WorldSkills Conference 2020

June-July 2020

Keeping moving during a global pandemic
Online conference talks

WorldSkills Conference 2019

23-24 August 2019

Skills for Change: Building Blocks for Impact
Kazan, Russia

WorldSkills Conference 2018

15–16 October 2018

Uniting for Youth: Building networks for innovative skills solutions
Amsterdam, Netherlands

WorldSkills Conference 2017

16–17 October 2017

Skills strategies for a globalized world
Abu Dhabi, UAE

WorldSkills Conference 2015

11–16 August 2015

São Paulo, Brazil

WorldSkills Conference 2013

2–7 July 2013

Leipzig, Germany

WorldSkills Premiere Experience 2011

5–8 October 2011

London, United Kingdom

WorldSkills Premiere Experience 2009

1–7 September 2009

Calgary, Canada

WorldSkills Premiere Experience 2007

14–17 November 2007

Shizuoka Prefecture and Tokyo, Japan

Moving TVET to the top of the global agenda

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