ORGATEC 2016 closed last Saturday with outstanding results. The leading international trade fair for the modern working world recorded a considerable increase in visitor numbers of more than 10 per cent with more than 56,000 visitors from 118 countries. The trade fair’s theme, “creativity works – new visions of work”, ran through the presentations by the exhibitors and attracted praise from architects and designers in particular.
In its â€śWorkâ€ť presentation at ORGATEC 2016 Vitra attends to present-day and future working worlds. Together with partners from different industries, unusual office concepts are presented in Hall 5.2. A conversation with Rudolf PĂĽtz, CEO of Vitra, on the presentation at the trade fair, Collage Offices and ORGATEC as innovation platform.
With its wide spectrum of products and concepts from international exhibitors, plus an excellent programme of events, ORGATEC 2016 is a versatile think tank: From 25 to 29 October, Topics to be addressed at the fair will be new ideas on the current trends of team working, digitalisation, holistic interiors and the attractiveness of the workplace. The following is an overview of what is on offer in the supporting programme.
At the â€śRE/WORK â€“ Moments of Inspiration by Ippolito Fleitz Groupâ€ť show, ORGATEC 2016 presents sensuous and tongue-in-cheek scenarios for contemporary workspaces. A conversation with the renowned designers, Peter Ippolito and Gunter Fleitz, about the concept of the special exhibition and current changes of the working environment.
Work is a crucial pillar of oneâ€™s identity. It is associated with our lifestyles, worlds of feelings and emotions and conceptions of living together. The â€śWork & Styleâ€ť Congress initiated by the renowned weekly paper ZEIT therefore addresses fundamental questions at the upcoming ORGATEC.
The magazines â€śDer Facility Managerâ€ť and â€śindustrieBAUâ€ť organise the Workplace Congress with renowned experts at ORGATEC for the second time. The event on 27Â October focuses on the provision of functional and motivating workplaces â€“ a core task of facility management.
Orgatec invited to the European Trade Press Conference in Barcelona, and many media representatives accepted the invitation. Journalists from throughout Europe were informed about the new products and developments of the leading trade fair for Office & Facility.
What characterises good work conditions for people in Germany? What are the chances but also the challenges they see today and for the future? These are the questions the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs addresses in its current study: â€śWorlds of Valuesâ€ť. The recently published study is part of the â€śArbeiten 4.0â€ť initiative, the german ministry initiated to explore the future of the working society until the end of 2016.
As leading international trade fair, the next ORGATEC will present an overview of all facets of modern working environments. From 25 to 29 October 2016, renowned exhibitors will present innovative products and solutions related to office work in Cologne. However, the trade fair already addressed new developments in the industry in preparation for the event. The recently held 4th ORGATEC Symposium â€śOffice. Space. Trends.â€ť focused on the topics of motivation and identification â€“ crucial conditions for the wellbeing of employees and the success of companies.
ORGATEC starts the trade fair year 2016 with a new communicative appearance. We asked Stefan Kokkes, project manager of ORGATEC, about the changes.