What kind of spaces does the future culture of work need?

Discover visionary concepts at ORGATEC. The digital transformation means work is no longer tied to firmly defined spaces and times. Tomorrow’s office can be anywhere ... even in our heads. The future belongs to flexible knowledge workers who work creatively and with a sense of responsibility — and it belongs to a work culture that is based more so than ever before on cooperation, motivation and trust in the spirit of partnership.

In the light of these developments, how can workplaces be created which give freedom and structure equal space? What kind of environment makes it possible for ideas to grow, for achievements to surpass achievements, and for meetings to become successful brainstorming sessions? How can we structure the collaboration of individualists? These are the kind of questions that ORGATEC asks. The leading international trade fair for the modern working world explores how work environments and work culture interact and presents new visions of work.


Your vision of contemporary workspaces should be a part of this, too. Show how intelligently designed work environments can promote company culture and make shared successes possible. Whether your vision is for the office, public or virtual spaces, the home or on the go: use the Space, Contract, Mobile and Office themed worlds as a platform for your innovative products and pioneering ideas. Showcase your innovations in an ideal environment with high-profile trade visitors and large numbers of international decision-makers, where you can make lucrative contacts and take away an immense variety of inspiration for the new world of work – for tomorrow and beyond.

How intelligent do workspaces have to be?

The new culture of work lives off diversity – and the same applies to the design of work areas. Instead of conventional individual offices, there is growing demand for open, multifunctional spaces. Behind the interaction of work culture and work environment lie complex challenges for the design of intelligent workspaces. Well-planned office landscapes take diverse needs into account, but they still form a single, coherent entity. Present your solutions at ORGATEC in the SPACE segment. IN ORDER TO PROMOTE THE NEW COLLABORATIVE WORK CULTURE.

How does a waiting room become a laboratory of creativity?

Self-determined. This word is the key to the future of work. In this vision, flexible knowledge workers should encounter hardly any boundaries: creativity can strike anywhere – at the hotel, in the waiting lounge, on the move. What they need is spaces for their ideas and spontaneous exchanges with others. Whatever your approach to transforming public spaces into inspirational spaces for collaborative working, present your solutions in the CONTRACT segment. IN ORDER TO PROVIDE PLACES FOR SELF-DETERMINED WORK - ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.

How intelligent does technology have to be?

Digital devices are setting the pace in our working world: they organise our processes more intelligently and efficiently by making all data and information available anywhere, anytime. They enable global teamwork across national borders and time zones. Inspire ORGATEC visitors with cutting-edge information and communications technology that promotes creativity and the new culture of work. The forum for your innovations is the MOBILE segment. IN ORDER TO WORK TOGETHER MORE SUCCESSFULLY IN FUTURE.

How does an office become a smart office?

Aesthetic responses aside, the design of work environments has a very practical function: it should reflect the company’s culture and bring it to life, inspire and promote identification with the organisation – and still provide a functioning infrastructure. Your ideas are needed. Present your solutions for furniture, organisational and presentation systems at ORGATEC – in the OFFICE segment. IN ORDER FOR EVERYONE TO REALISE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Why attend ORGATEC?

Because this is where you’ll find the best platform for your business. As the industry’s only innovation and trend trade fair, ORGATEC presents the whole world of work, tackles the big questions and presents new solutions: from furnishing to flooring, acoustics and lighting to media and data processing. At the industry’s leading international trade fair, you’re at the heart of the action and in the best environment for doing great business. Because this is where you’ll meet the key decision-makers: leading retailers and wholesalers, and buyers from all the major companies, representatives of small- and medium-sized companies as well as architects, planners and interior decorators.

Even more good reasons to participate in ORGATEC:

... more than 56,000 visitors

... 85% of trade visitors have purchasing authority

... 51% come from outside Germany

... 77% of exhibitors are satisfied or very satisfied

... 93% of the exhibitors would recommend an associated company to participate at ORGATEC

... 30% of trade visitors do not attend any other trade fairs apart from ORGATEC

... 95% of trade visitors would recommend visiting ORGATEC to a close business associate

Workplace concepts across 130,000 square metres of exhibition space in 7 halls.

Cologne/Bonn Airport is approximately 16 km from the trade fair grounds. The travel time by train from the airport to the Cologne Messe/Deutz railway station is about 12 minutes and the trade fair grounds are about 3 minutes away on foot from the Cologne Messe/Deutz railway station.

The exciting event programme

Offer your clients even more inspiration – and be inspired yourself: by the presentations from renowned speakers, lively discussions about the latest global trends and international best practice solutions for the design of tomorrow’s working world.


Take advantage of our lounges, located on the Boulevard, for successful networking in an inspiring environment – the slogan for 2018 is “Culture @ Work”.

Trendforum and Conferences

Be inspired by the trending topics and best practices for modern working worlds.

Industry and Competence Centres

Present your innovative solutions for tomorrow’s working world together with your industry partners.

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With current news, trend highlights and special events, we reach a wide target group – from manufacturers to trade visitors.


Keep up to date with the latest trends and industry news.


Join us in this business network and you have a direct line to the industry. Become part of the ORGATEC community!


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Your contact partners

Thomas Postert
Tel.: +49 221 821-2662

Martina Alessio
Sales Manager
(Halls 5.2 und 6-9, Office and Space segments)
Tel.: +49 221 821-2386

Wilhelm Jülich
Sales Manager
(Halls 10 and 11, Contract and Mobile segments)
Tel.: +49 221 821-2912

Carina Flake
Project Assistant
Tel.: +49 221 821-3785

Do you have any questions?


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