Standards for work environments have rapidly changed since the arrival of the new millennium – correction, they still do. How does one stay in step with the moving target and inform themselves on the latest trends in office furnishing and working space equipment? The solution is to head over to Orgatec, which operates under the motor of ‘new visions of work’ and has been dictating trends in Europe since its foundation in 1953. One major difference now is that it’s reached a worldwide audience and its influence can be felt beyond European markets. Orgatec presents you the optimal conditions to generate sales leads, penetrate foreign markets and create brand recognition. Product categories include under their umbrella furnishing for office and facilities, organizational planning systems, accessories, IT telecommunications, classification systems, office equipment, property development, display systems, office software, facility planning, commercial construction, A/V technology, flooring and lighting.
Cologne, Germany serves as the home base for Orgatec. The international exhibition shares the stage with Eu'Vend & coffeena every two years. Editions fall on even years and last for five days in total usually held in the second part of October. Koelnmesse performs the dual duty of organiser and host with the general support of the German Interior Business Association – IBA. Only trade visitors are admitted to the exhibition centre and working hours are from 09:00 am in the morning until 18:00 pm in the afternoon for the first four days, and until 16:00 on closing day. Commuting is done easily in Cologne. You don’t have to look far to find fast connections to Koelnmesse – be it through the city rail (S6, S11, S12, S13), tram system or metro. You’ve also access to shuttle bus services. Koelnmesse has sufficient parking spaces to accommodate your vehicle should you choose to drive yourself.
What you can expect as an exhibitor
- Orgatec positions you at the forefront of trends and new design ideas. You have a good opportunity to establish a reputation as a taste maker and stir the industry. As a secondary bonus, you’re always well-informed about the most interesting and sought-after products are at any given moment;
- With a mostly international audience, Orgatec presents you with opportunities to discover new markets that are ready for your brand and products. Exhibitors come to the exhibition as a way to grow their geographic reach and penetrate new markets in Europe and beyond;
- Because Orgatec is business oriented, you’re guaranteed to make a fast return on the initial investment to attend the exhibition in the first place through sales leads, B2B meetings and first-rate opportunities to network with experts and leaders in the industry;
- Cologne boasts a superior infrastructure, so as an exhibitor you have an easy task in setting up your booth and handling logistics in the city in the days up to Orgatec.
Audience & statistics
Orgatec is an exhibition in constant growth. The edition in 2018 made noticeable improvements in all its markers. The number of exhibitors grew to a little over 750 companies and trade visitors exceeded 63,000 professionals. The number of countries represented also expanded to 142 with a solid improvement across all markets. For instance, visitors from Eastern Europe almost doubled and there was a noticeable uptick in visitors from European Union members and North and South America. India and Japan were also among the markets with an influx of visitors who make their way. As to who in particular attends Orgatec, the audience breaks down into architects, interior designers, planners, designers, office and furniture retailer, office and contract consultants, facility management providers, investors and users.
Organisers anticipate for next edition of Orgatec to attract even more people, which means that it is crucial to make an online booking for Orgatec before all affordable hotels in Cologne are taken. Trade Fair Trips ltd offers exhibitors a comprehensive service that extends beyond your stay and includes things like the installation of your exhibition booth and placing reservations for meeting facilities ahead of time. Supply us with a working budget and we’ll send you the best offers on the market today within your price range. Trade Fair Trips ltd works to reduce costs surrounding your hotel accommodation for Orgatec and provide a convenient experience. We know the best hotels near Koelnmesse and also position you close to public transport for a speedy commute.
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