Review Event and Congress programme

With an abundance of side events and congress programmes the ORGATEC 2016 provided important impulses for the design of inspiring working environments. High-caliber congresses and lectures, special shows and other highlights provided comprehensive information and many opportunities for information exchange of the sector.


Special Shows

With “RE/WORK – Moments of Inspiration by Ippolito Fleitz Group”, ORGATEC 2016 presented a special event that tooks key situations in which we interact in the world of work and brought them to life in tangible scenarios that appeal to the senses – and the sense of humor – in just under 500 square metres of exhibition space.

Get informed about the special show

In hall 8 the experts from Haute Innovation demonstrated with the special show
„Smart Office Materials” the potential offered for the working environment by the latest innovations in materials.

At 2016 the ORGATEC Boulevard setted in scene the motto "Creativity Works" spectacularly with the help of many partners (among others BDIA, frame) at different locations.

A multifunctional outdoor environment covering 260m² was one of the spectacular attractions at the 2016 ORGATEC. Design Meets Movement – an entity formed by LINAK and involving leading designers from all over Europe – aims to surprise, inspire and challenge conventional thinking about adjustable furniture by moving interior design… outdoors.

Hall 9, B 10

Coworking spaces are a new workspace concept that is developing on a global scale with incredible dynamism – workspaces which owe their success to digital transformation and, above all, set the scene for the next working generation. Coworking represents a paradigm shift which is developing at an increasingly rapid rate. The real estate industry cannot keep pace; instead of developing new office blocks, solutions for the conversion of existing buildings are needed in order to meet new standards and requirements.

Get more informed about Smart Working Space - the smart coworking lobby.

Conferences and Talks

The Work & Style conference hold in cooperation with German newspaper
“DIE ZEIT” launched at ORGATEC 2016 and addressed both sociopolitical and aesthetic questions, in particular the following points: what role does work play in the identity of the upcoming generation? How will work, life and lifestyle interact? What makes an employer attractive? Which approaches to work will be successful in the future?

The 2016 Trend Forum provided a wealth of informative lectures and exciting discussions about office design and work culture with renowned speakers and international participants.

Read more about the programme here.

Here exhibitors presented their product innovations with short lectures or live showcases.

All about the Speakers´ Corner

Half-Day Conference for Facility Manager; Employees from the building management, Architects / interior designers, Office and contract consultants, Furnishing planner, Purchasing departments, HR departments, investors.
Lectures were hold in German language only.

Detail information about workplace congress can be read here!

New at ORGATEC 2016: The SEO-DAY is an annually branch meeting of search engine sector. Around 800 experts gathered information in more than 40 presentations on the latest SEO topics . Lectures were hold in German language only.

More Highlights

A relaxed get-together with live music for the exhibitors and visitors of ORGATEC 2016 took place on Tuesday 25.10.2016 at 18:00 on the boulevard in front of
hall 8.

The awarding of the most environmentally friendly offices in Germany took place on Tuesday, the 25.10.2016 at 11:30 on the stage of the Trend Forum in hall 6.

Cordially invitation from AIT and xia to the award ceremony on Tuesday,
25 October 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at the stand of the Innovation Prize.

Hall 10.2, K 69/L 68

Koelnmesse invited planners, designers, architects and interior designers to the ORGATEC Architects’ Lounge. The perfect place to relax after the fair with a snack or a cool drink. Or used the lounge for informal discussions with colleagues.
Entry for invited guest only.

Presented by Andreu World, Creation Baumann und Tobias Grau.