Cologne: 25.–29.10.2022 #ORGATEC

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NEW WORK – NEW MINDSET: Themed day for employee representatives

Entirely new forms of work and new work cultures are emerging from the digitalisation of the world of work. What are the resulting challenges facing the work environment, work content, conditions and employee/employees’ co-determination, especially in the context of issues such as:

  • Hybrid, virtual, multilocal (collaborative) work
  • Decoupling of defined work spaces and times, working from home vs mobile work, desk sharing, blurring of boundaries, trust vs control vs control

  • AI – Artificial Intelligence
  • Learning organisation – knowledge workers• Agile work
  • VUCA (working) world: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity

Target group: employee representatives, occupational safety specialists, bodies representing severely disabled employees
Event venue: Konrad-Adenauer Saal; Congress Centre North
Date: 25 October 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Responsible for planning and implementation: DGB-Bildungswerk NRW e.V., Bismarckstr. 77, 40210 Düsseldorf, Germany in exclusive cooperation with Koelnmesse GmbH / ORGATEC

Your designated contact person for registration:

Tina Walner
Tel. +49 (0)211 17523-210
Fax +49 (0)211 17523-197

workplace congress

For the first time, ORGATEC will kick off with the workplace congress 2022 on the theme of office design, taking place on 25 October.

The congress will pose the question of who still needs an office at his employer’s premises these days. The Corona pandemic has demonstrated that actually very few people do. Today’s relevant questions are rather different. First of all: How often do employers want to see their staff in the office, and how can they motivate them to come in? Do employees still want to come into the office, and what needs to be provided there so that it’s worth coming in? These questions affect not merely managers and human resources departments; the trends towards working from home, mobile and flexible working present facility managers and office designers with organisational and planning challenges.

This year’s workplace congress will shed light from different angles on efficient office design during and following the pandemic.

Target group: facility managers, office planners, architects, interior architects and HR managers.
Event venue: Offenbachsaal
Date: 25 October 2022
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Anja Eggers
Tel. +49 (0)8233-381-576

Fraunhofer Symposium: People in Spaces

Every year, the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP brings together the worlds of research and practice, scientists, architects, planners, companies and manufacturers as part of the People in Spaces (Menschen in Räumen/MiR) symposium. In 2022, the MiR (People in Spaces) symposium will focus on the challenges involved in the design of hybrid worlds of work, with the latest scientific insights, inspiring keynotes and examples of best practice, together with exciting contributions from science, architecture and company practice.

Event venue: Offenbachsaal
Date: 26 October 2022
Time: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Participation in the "People in Spaces" 2022 symposium is free of charge for ORGATEC trade fair visitors. However, separate registration for the symposium is required.

Please register here.

Media Planners Conference (in German language only)

For years, the Media Planners Conference has been a top-class information and discussion forum on current developments in AV media technology. In the form of a one-day conference, interested parties can obtain comprehensive information about current developments, the latest trends, technologies and products in the field of audio and conference technology, media control systems, video and presentation technology and system integration.

The Media Planners Conference is aimed at engineers, specialist planners and users responsible for media technology in companies, public authorities, industry and organisations, as well as interested architects.

Event venue: Rheinsaal; Congress Centre North
Date: 27 October 2022
Time: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Here you can register free of charge