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120,000 square metres full of ideas, innovation and inspiration

25-29 Oct 2022 • ORGATEC

It’s only a little over three months now until the leading international trade fair for the modern working world opens its doors. And it can already be stated that it’s looking good for ORGATEC 2022 in Cologne. From 25 to 29 October, international trade visitors will find 120,000 square metres of exhibition space bursting with inspiring ideas and innovations for the challenging task of designing the work environments of today. The excellent response underlines the fact that the enforced break due to the pandemic has in no way diminished the huge interest in ORGATEC 2022. Approximately 600 companies have already confirmed that they will be participating. This makes ORGATEC the world’s largest business platform for the industry this year.

One of these is PALMBERG. For Uwe Blaumann, Managing Director of PALMBERG Büroeinrichtungen + Services GmbH, participation in ORGATEC goes without saying: “PALMBERG supports the trade fair 100%. ORGATEC is easily the best opportunity for presenting our products in a national and international arena in such a concentrated way. So we scheduled in our participation at this year’s event very early on. As ever, we are planning to greet our customers at a stand which will be just as large and impressive as in previous years.”

But the exhibiting companies are not the only ones looking forward to October with great anticipation. The retail sector is counting on ORGATEC as well. The Office and Writing Culture Trade Association (HBS / Handelsverband Büro und Schreibkultur), for instance, has its own stand at the trade fair and is recommending that its members visit ORGATEC 2022. According to HBS Managing Director Christian Haeser, now that it’s finally possible to make direct contact with industry products and representatives once again, it’s extremely important for specialised retailers to seize the opportunity. ORGATEC is the central hub where they can get together with the key players in the industry to explore the vital theme of “new work” and to continue to give it shape.

ORGATEC 2022 is also firmly scheduled in the calendars of interior architects. This is confirmed by the President of the Association of German Interior Architects (bdia), Pia A. Döll: “All colleagues are looking forward to finally meeting customers, manufacturers and clients in person again. Because ORGATEC is an ideal platform for personal communication and professional dialogue. In addition to the international exhibitor field and the high-calibre trade audience, the conference and event programme at ORGATEC also offers a variety of new approaches to solutions and inspiration for the urgent challenges that our association members are currently facing.” For the members, these are the ideal basic conditions for advancing their projects and optimising their knowledge of working close to people. “That’s why,” Döll continues, “we as an association, but certainly also many of our members, will be at ORGATEC in Cologne and will have many exciting talks and discussions.”

It goes without saying that the trade fair has a first class, richly varied event programme ready for trade visitors from all over the world. In cooperation with exhibitors and partners such as CISCO, SONY, EPSON and TELEKOM , ORGATEC offers the opportunity to experience hands-on the changes resulting from the rapidly advancing flexibilisation of our living and work environments. This is one of the trade fair’s biggest success factors. After all, this is in fact the only way to bring about an understanding of what a modern work environment and the processes involved, as well as its equipment and location, need to look like to meet the high level of requirements in terms of creative scope, flexibility, efficiency, design and technical equipment.

Alongside the event programme strictly tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the visitor target groups, the specific advantages that only an in-person event can offer are now finally returning to the forefront, following a period in which such events all too often couldn’t take place due to the pandemic. ORGATEC 2022 will once again place a strong emphasis on networking, personal encounters and the kind of matchmaking that is so vital for successful business. What’s more, ORGATEC’s great strength – its thematic diversity – will become an even more prominent feature this year.

ORGATEC is offering guided tours of the trade fair to highlight this diversity – specially put together by architects for architects. The tours give an overview of ORGATEC’s entire spectrum of products and services, and allow professionals to exchange ideas with each other on the key issues facing the sector. Curated by prestigious firms of architects, the guided tours offer targeted insights into the most important ideas and solutions relating to topics such as hybrid working, the green office and office design in general, approached from the individual perspective of the architect leading that particular tour.

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