VDI Wissensforum: Central CMS platform for continuing education

Content Management

Central platform for all content, extensive depiction and management of all advanced training offers.

Search Solution

Search function for all events offered for a specific topic area.

Event Import

Simplified adding, updating and deleting of new events via import function.

The Wissensforum is the central platform for the entire vocational training program offered by the Association of German Engineers (VDI). To provide site visitors with an informative and clear overview of the association's roughly 1,000 annual events: seminars, training courses, conferences, internal company programs, E-learning opportunities, etc., the VDI decided to migrate its platform to the Open Source Web Content Management System TYPO3. Concept and design for the new portal was entrusted to King Media; AOE was responsible for the technical implementation.


The new Wissensforum (knowledge forum) web platform also offers comprehensive options for viewing and managing the entire range of VDI's extensive vocational training program. The portal enables a user to find all available events relating to a particular topic via an integrated search engine. In addition, the various seminar agendas can be saved as a PDF file; address and driving directions of the event venue can be printed out or saved. An integrated registration module completes the offer. A particular highlight: VDI employees can easily and at any time upload, edit or remove events within the comprehensive TYPO3 information calendar by using standard MS Excel files.

About VDI Wissensforum

VDI Wissensforum GmbH is a subsidiary of the Association of German Engineers (VDI) and the leading vocational training specialist for engineers, management and staff in the technical sectors. With more than 1000 events per annum, covering every imaginable aspect of technical disciplines, as well as many non-technical subjects, VDI Wissensforum is the competent partner for modern and innovative professional training.


VDI Wissensforum GmbH
VDI-Platz 1
40468 Düsseldorf

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