The annual HPI Connect Fair is the networking event for IT companies, students and alumni of the Hasso Plattner Institute.

HPI Connect Fair

In contrast to traditional company fairs, all participants take part in an “IT speed dating” – procedure. In small groups of five to six people, they visit the exhibition stands for about 6 minutes each. As an exhibitor, you can talk to all students without exception! The subsequent "Open Room" and the "Get-together" give the opportunity to deepen the first contact with the participants individually.

For Companies

The fair offers employers the unique opportunity to get into direct contact with HPI students and alumni and to present career opportunities in their company. As one of about 26 companies, you will have the chance to meet students on campus in a personal setting. The offer for companies includes: an exhibition stand (3 x 2 meters, optionally as a “Leerstand” or “Komplettstand”) and the presentation of your company in all marketing materials of the fair (brochure, poster, website and social media).

The HPI Connect Fair is a joint event of the Hasso Plattner Institute and the HPI Academy and is organized as a networking event for students and employers.

Due to high demand, two fairs will be held each year starting in 2022. The next trade fair will be held on June 2, 2022. If you are interested in participating in the trade fair as a company, use our list of interested parties. If you need more information about the event or exhibitor conditions, send us an email. We will inform you as soon as it is possible to apply for next year’s trade fairs. The application period for the June 2022 show will begin in January 2022.


For Students and Alumni

Students and alumni can meet potential employers from all business sectors directly on the HPI campus. All exhibitors are selected together with HPI students. The fair gives them the chance to get an overview of possible career paths and to find a position as a working student, an internship or jobs for graduates and professionals directly on campus.