tcworld magazine

tcworld magazine is tekom's magazine for technical communication and international information management. Our articles and interviews focus on how companies live up to the challenges of communicating with customers, partners and employees in an increasing number of international markets. It is aimed at professionals who are involved in planning, creating, translating, localizing, publishing or distributing information in any language and format, and for any audience.

tcworld magazine is published by the tcworld GmbH, a global service company that develops information products and organizes business conferences and trade shows for the German professional association for technical communication, tekom Deutschland e.V.


Corinna Melville

Kathrin Soezen


The Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation – tekom Deutschland e.V. is the German association for technical communication. It represents and connects approximately 9,000 professionals who are active in technical communication and related fields. The main task of the association is to represent the interests of creators and users of user information and training. The association's work is conducted by 180 volunteers as well as employed professionals. tekom Deutschland is an independent association and corporate member of the European Association for Technical Communication – tekom Europe e.V.

tekom Europe is the largest professional association for technical communication worldwide. It currently has 11 country organizations and another corporate member, COM&TEC, from Italy. It is a strong international network with around 9,500 members and numerous cross-association activities. The main task of the association is to represent the interests of creators and users of user information at the European level. 

The association supports important EU objectives such as improving the training for young people, employability and mobility of workers, and the competitiveness of the European economy in general.

tcworld GmbH

tcworld GmbH is an independent service company in the field of technical communication. tcworld's main customer is tekom, Europe's largest professional association for technical communication. For tekom, tcworld plans and develops events, conducts training and provides certification. The company is based in Stuttgart, Germany.

The main event organized by tcworld is the tekom annual conference/tcworld conference, which is held in Stuttgart, Germany every year. Together with the tekom fair, the tekom/tcworld conference attracts more than 4,500 attendees and is the world's largest event for technical communication. In 2011, the first tcworld India event took place in Bangalore. This was followed by the tcworld China conference, which has been held in Shanghai since 2014. The main information platform for tcworld is the tcworld magazine for international information management, which is published both in print and online. The tcworld magazine focuses on how companies face up to the challenges of communicating with customers, partners and associates in an increasing number of international markets and languages.

tcworld’s main products and services include:

  • tekom/tcworld fairs and conferences
  • Web content, e.g. for,
  • The German trade journal technische kommunikation
  • The English trade journal tcworld magazine
  • Various publications (available in German and English)
  • The international TCTrainNet online training program and the tekom certification