Kenes Group, leading global Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), headquartered in Geneva and with representation in Spain, acquired last August the International Congress and Professional Fair EXPOELEARNING, which has held 30 events since 2002: 20 editions in Spain, the last seven in collaboration with IFEMA-Madrid, another seven meetings organised in Latin America and three more virtual.

The International Congress and Professional Fair EXPOELEARNING is the main event on e-learning in the Ibero-American market where more than 150,000 professionals from 45 countries have participated, it has had more than 1,500 speakers at the International Congress, which each year marks the trends in the most avant-garde topics of online training. The 20th edition took place last March at IFEMA-Madrid and addressed the topic “The metaverse applied to e-learning”.

IFEMA-Madrid will be the scene of the 21st edition, scheduled for March 23 and 24, 2023 within the framework of “Education Week “.

Included in this operation is also EXPORRHH, a commercial area aimed at the world of HR 4.0.; Educaparty, an activity aimed at the growing edtech sector; and, Moodleparty, an event on the well-known open software platform, the most widely used in the world.

The director of Kenes International Spain Smara Iglesia stated: “Kenes has decided to purchase EXPOELEARNING, to promote this event internationally. Next year we will continue to execute it at IFEMA-Madrid. We have another edition planned in Mexico, and more projects that we will be communicating. We have big plans to maximize this great event. With this purchase, Kenes is firmly committing to the global e-learning sector.”

For the director of EXPOELEARNING Isabel Fuentes, “This operation represents the full consolidation of EXPOELEARNING, which is now in the hands of a large multinational company that organises events around the world. Kenes Group is a great company which we are going to fully support and with which we will continue to collaborate. This big step represents the internationalisation and globalisation of EXPOELEARNING, at a time of the greatest maturity of online training. We thank Kenes for this firm commitment to making EXPOELEARNING a great world reference fair in a continuously growing sector.”

“Signing of the sales contract between the president of Kenes Group Mr. Dan Rivlin and the director of EXPOELEARNING Mrs. Isabel Fuentes.”

About Kenes Group

With 57 years of market knowledge and experience, Kenes Group is at the forefront of global conference management and is one of the world’s leading professional conference organisers (PCOs). Founded in Tel Aviv in 1965 and headquartered in Geneva, Kenes Group has organised more than 4,200 conferences in more than a hundred cities around the world, serving more than 220,000 participants per year.

With a team of more than 350 professional, multicultural and multi-disciplinary employees in 18 locations on four continents, Kenes Group truly offers global expertise with local and personal insights. Our clients have come to trust Kenes Group as a competent, loyal and trusted advisor. We have earned our reputation as the provider of choice for global conference management.

Kenes Group is a member in good standing of IAPCO (International Association of Professional Conference Organisers) and ICCA (International Conference and Convention Association) and has team members in both PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and ASAE (American Society of Association Executives).

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EXPOELEARNING is the main event in Spanish held in the world of e-learning. Founded in 2001 by AEFOL (Spanish initials for Association for E-learning and Online Education) –, chaired by José Lozano Galera, it held its first edition in Madrid in 2002. Since then and under the joint direction of Isabel Fuentes Ardila in the commercial area and Cristina García in the Congress program, it has held 30 editions in the last 20 years: 20 in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), seven in Latin America: Peru, Mexico and Chile, four in Colombia; and three virtual editions.

It has had more than 150,000 visitors from 45 countries, more than 9,300 congressmen, 1,250 exhibitors, and 1,500 speakers, in a total of 20 different activities. It has held 13 editions in Madrid at IFEMA, within the framework of the “Education Week” – the last seven organized jointly – and five at the Barcelona Fair. Another two at Madrid Hotels, such as those organised in four Latin American countries.

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