The trade journals Der Facility Manager and industrieBAU hosted the second workplace congress at ORGATEC in Cologne on 27 October. The congress, like its first edition, focused on all aspects of the challenges posed by the office, in particular how to provide functioning, motivating workplaces – one of the core responsibilities in facilities management. The leading international trade fair for the modern world of work provided a fitting backdrop to the congress, presented all the elements that contribute to a harmonious union of work environment, work processes and work culture. To accompany the fair, the workplace congress showcased practical concepts and solutions for the issues encountered in office workspace management. Renowned speakers from research, teaching and practice explored topics such as space and room planning, lighting, acoustics, air conditioning and ergonomics, and discussed current trends and their experiences, gathered over the course of many years in the field. The congress was an excellent opportunity for you to benefit from an immense amount of expert knowledge and best-practice tips, and an ideal platform for networking and exchanging ideas with industry professionals.
An application had been made to the Chamber of Engineers in North Rhine-Westphalia for accreditation of the event as further professional development.