Conference Programme

11-16 August 2015

The WorldSkills Conference Programme is designed to bring leaders together from around the world for a productive, informative and eye-opening programme with the WorldSkills Competition as its centerpiece. This programme will bring you face-to-face with the leaders of today and tomorrow in global industries, while providing customized opportunities to network with the policy makers of today in addressing current global skills issues.

As part of the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil, we would like to extend an invitation to all worldwide leaders to come to Brazil and participate
in the Conference Programme. 

Conference Days

11 August 2015: Explore Brazil

Have a chance to walk through the doors of SENAI schools and Brazilian industries. You will have the opportunity to see first hand the best practices used to educate the next generation of Brazilian skilled workers.

12 August 2015: Engage Globally

Representatives from international agencies will come together to discuss international cooperation and development. This panel discussion will offer insight into best practices around the world and provide an opportunity to exchange ideas.

13 August 2015: Experience WorldSkills

Attend the WorldSkills Leaders Forum, the Conference Programme’s premier event. The WorldSkills Leaders Forum strives to develop the power of the WorldSkills network to meet the needs of industry and commerce. Take the time to network with international partners over lunch before heading out for a guided tour of the Competition.

14 August 2015: Empower Skills Excellence

The Brazilian Minister of Education invites you to join him and his international colleagues to discuss cooperation, experiences and best practices in the world of VET. This seminar will strive to exchange success stories and strategies on professional education and training to help close gaps that may exist throughout the world.

15 August 2015: Share the Treasure

This morning will feature a series of shorter sessions focused on innovation, future skills, technical cooperation and international skills development. Sessions will be designed and delivered by WorldSkills Members and Partners as well as international leading organizations to ensure the needs of our stakeholders are met. These sessions will demonstrate how to cooperate and create important connections to improve the VET world.

16 August 2015: Celebrate Champions

Discover Brazilian culture while touring the city of São Paulo. Stopping at several local attractions, participants will get an in-depth look at life in Brazil. Complete your WorldSkills experience with a seat at the Closing Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of all Champions.

Who should attend?

Leaders in government, industry, education, international agencies, unions, or associations.

Why should you attend the Conference Programme?

  • Be part of the skills excellence and development conversation.
  • Network and exchange knowledge and ideas with like-minded leaders.
  • Participate and network at the WorldSkills Leaders Forum.
  • Attend customized informational and networking sessions relating to global skills issues.
  • Explore the WorldSkills Competition with a highly informative guide.
  • Access to WorldSkills Competitors and Champions through guided tours and networking sessions.
  • Share the excitement and festivities of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the WorldSkills Competition.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding the Conference Programme including more detailed descriptions of conference days and package options, please contact Alex Musial, WorldSkills International Conference Coordinator,

Get to know more about the WorldSkills Conference Programme by downloading the PDFs below.

WSSP_ConferenceProgramme-1.jpg WSSP Conference Programme - Web Version (PDF, 339kb)

 WSSP Conference Programme - Print Version (PDF, 1.4mb)