it-sa supporting programme

Supporting Programme it-sa 2021

Forum lectures| Special Keynote | Congress@it-sa | Startups@it-sa

During it-sa 2021, a unique range of information awaits you in our lecture forums and Congress@it-sa from 11 to 14 October.

The spectrum ranges from expert lectures on current security topics from the fields of technology and management, product-independent contributions in the "it-sa insights" series of topics to an accompanying congress programme.
it-sa 2021 Forum Placement

Placement of the forum areas - it-sa 2021

In 2021, it-sa will move to new halls located next to the modern NürnbergConvention Center East in the Halls 7 and 7A and in NCC OST.

The 3 German-language forums (A, C and D) and the English-language Forum International will be allocated as follows:

  • Hall 7: Forum A and C
  • Hall 7A: Forum D and B (Forum International)

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Speaker of a lecture in the fair forum

Open Forums

On four open stages technical as well as management topics are presented and discussed.

The industry will discuss technical topics and management aspects on four lecture stages. On three days of the trade fair, an attractive non-stop programme will take place in the specialist forums at it-sa. Exhibitors and partner associations of it-sa will show you in 15-minute lectures, study analyses and discussions where the journey in IT security is heading. In the lectures as part of the "it-sa insights", experts will provide product-neutral current insights into industries, trends, legal issues and special topics.
With Startups@it-sa, it-sa also offers young international IT security companies a platform to present themselves to trade visitors in the forums.
The open forums are free of charge and take place in halls 7 and 7A.
Your admission ticket to it-sa entitles you to attend the forum programme.

it-sa 2021 | Special KeyNote Chris Boss

Special Keynote

„AI will end the Industrial Age“ – Special Keynote by Chris Boos at it-sa 2021

Hans-Christian Boos will give the Special Keynote at it-sa 2021 in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The IT entrepreneur and investor will talk about the opportunities and dangers of artificial intelligence in the context of IT security. The increasing use of artificial intelligence heralds the end of the industrial age, he argues.
Boos is a member of the Federal Government's Digital Council, advises companies and combines experience as a supervisory board member and investor in the tech segment.
Don't miss this exciting lecture on 14 October!
it-sa 2021 | Forum International

International Forum

In addition to the three German-language forums, all presentations of the International Forum in hall 7 will be held exclusively in English. 
In this forum, the motto is also: "not on site, but still right in the middle of it".
The English-language presentations will be broadcast live from the stage into the digital world via our it-sa 365 platform. 
Likewise, speakers can give their presentations online, which we will then project onto the stage on site and simultaneously broadcast live via the it-sa 365 platform.

Take the chance and participate digitally in individual slots. To do so, simply click on the corresponding presentation to get to the "Count me in!" button. The required registration as a user of the platform is of course free of charge.   



The accompanying Congress@it-sa offers intensive knowledge transfer and in-depth technical discussions with associations, industry associations and providers of IT security solutions. Away from the hustle and bustle of the trade fair, this is the perfect setting for first-hand know-how and intensive dialogue with experts. The congress programme with high-ranking participants will take place in the NCC Ost and starts on 11 October. You are also welcome to visit the trade fair with your congress ticket.


At this year's it-sa, the special show Startups@it-sa is also waiting for you and is not to be missed.

Embedded in the trade show, innovative startups from the industry await you with their exciting and creative ideas for more cyber and data security.

Plan your visit to it-sa 2021!

Secure your trade fair ticket, research the current exhibitor list. Have you already thought about booking a hotel?

We have summarised everything you need to know about it-sa 2021 here.