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Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
July 10-13, 2014


From 21 to 25 October 2014, the ORGATEC fair will focus on holistic solutions and overall concepts from all of the relevant sectors to do with the working and habitat space “office”.

In Cologne, leading national and international manufacturers from the furnishing, flooring, acoustic, lighting, media and conference technology sectors will be presenting their products and services to industry players from all over the globe: From start-up founders, to distributors and decision-makers from medium-sized companies, through to the purchasers of a DAX company.

The international leading trade fair for Modern Office & Facility is not restricted to solutions just for the traditional office. It also presents comprehensive furniture and set-up solutions for public spaces.

According to organisers, even six and a half months before the ORGATEC begins in Cologne, more than 95 per cent of the available stand space has been rented. The rate of booking is even higher than at the same point in time for the last ORGATEC fair. More than 400 companies have confirmed their participation in the trade fair so far. This translates to an increase over previous event.

The organisers reported that all major exhibitors have already registered and the industry is regarding ORGATEC 2014 very optimistically. Some of the names among those in attendance are Bene, Carpet Concept, Dauphin, Durable, Haworth, Hay, Interface, Interstuhl, Kommtech, König + Neurath, Rehau, Sedus Stoll, Stoll Giroflex, Tobias Grau, Unifor, Vitra and Walter Knoll.

The trade fair will once again excel in 2014 as a result of its high level of internationality. Over two thirds of the exhibiting companies come from abroad.

The organisers are looking forward to welcoming a really strong presence from Italy. Italian companies will represent 8,000 m² of fair space (49 companies). Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Turkey, France and Great Britain are also well represented.

Hall Layout
• Innovative solutions for office furnishing can be found in Halls 6-9 at ORGATEC.

• Hall 6 is also home to the international “ORGATEC Trendforum“. where on all five days of the trade fair top-class experts from the business, (interior) architecture, planning and consulting sectors as well as diverse user companies will discuss current trends and present examples of best practice from the modern office and working environment.

• New at ORGATEC: the “Materials“ exhibition in Hall 8 will present “IOI – Smart Office Materials“ – a starting point for architects, planners and fitters looking for inspiration.

• Hall 10.2 is dedicated to “ORGATEC Contract“. Here, the trade visitors can look forward to comprehensive furnishing solutions for diverse areas in public spaces such as transit lounges, hotel lobbies, restaurants or theatres and cinemas. In addition, the hall houses the Architects‘ lounge.

Exhibitors at ORGATEC Contract include Andreu World, Arper, De Sede, Fritz Hansen, Poltrona Frau.

• ORGATEC 2014 presents two new compentence centres in Hall 11.2 - “ORGATEC Space“ and “ORGATEC Mobile“.

• “ORGATEC Space“ combines lighting, flooring, walls, climate and acoustics under the banner “Spaces 2014 – Connecting People“ for a comprehensive exhibition on the use of space. The concept of the modern working environment is made up of countless details, such as combining sound proofing and lighting in the work place to create the most positive impact on employee well-being.

• “ORGATEC Mobile“ deals with “Mobility and technology in the modern working world“. The term “mobility“ refers here not just to working outside the concept of the traditional office, but also flexibility regarding one’s actual place of work.

• “ORGATEC Mobile” will hence provide trend-setting impulses and solutions which satisfy the growing demand for flexible working environments. Fitting products and concepts, from software modules to portable terminals, to traditional solutions to working on the go, like briefcases and trollies are on display.

• “Gamification“ is another new topic at ORGATEC. Gamification looks at how companies can motivate employees and reward them for good performance, in order to increase overall output.

• There will be group participations from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China