Circularity will be a major focus at Orgatec 2024

This year's edition of the event will feature a new hall layout and "Focus Areas" including #TheCircularHouse.

Impression Orgatec 2022

This year’s edition of Orgatec is presenting an innovative trade fair concept that will feature a restructured hall plan. Each exhibition hall will have its own thematic focus, manifesting as “Focus Areas” in the middle of the hall and will offer insights into trends and developments related to the future of work. These areas will include the experience world #TheCircularHouse.

The Focus Area  #TheCircularHouse is being presented by Orgatec in partnership with Cademi. The 500 m² platform will provide insights into the circular economy, highlight the interrelations of the actors involved and dedicate itself to the promotion of circular business models in the office furnishings industry.

Orgatec’s new event concept has been designed to align with the evolving demands of the workplace. Exhibitors, who will present products and solutions relating to the focal theme, will position themselves around these highlight areas. This marketplace concept also aims to enable an optimized, theme-oriented guidance of visitor flow, and an expanded exhibition area. 


Stand: Viasit, Halle 7 (Photo: Orgatec)

Initiator and curator of this special area is “Cademi – Academy and Community for the Circular Transformation”. Together with Koelnmesse, Cademi brought the initiative Furniture 4.0 to life at Orgatec 2022 with founding members from ministries, associations and many other partners from science, services, the disposal economy, industry and commerce. Since then, two Circular Cooperation Network Days (CCND), the workshop and conference format of Furniture 4.0, have followed.

The Focus Area #TheCircularHouse will provide orientation, know-how and cooperation partners for the circular transformation. The offerings will also provide an overview of the thematic complex and more in-depth expertise and specialist information in the context of the conference programme. 

At the heart of #TheCircularHouse is the round “Circle Lounge,” where workshops and lectures of the third Circular Cooperation Network Days (CCND) will take place. The Circle Lounge will be surrounded by an interactive tour that  allows visitors quick access to and an overview of the circular ecosystem and its methods.

In the surrounding area, guests will find the “brand platforms” for representation of the products and services of the participating exhibition partners. One prominent cooperation partner is the start-up Concular, which is viewed as a leading figure in the circular construction industry. In the context of #TheCircularHouse, Concular is a cooperation partner for the thematic focus of circular building and spans the arc from architecture to interior design.

For the thematic area of circular and modular product and service development, the Focus Area will receive support from the Effizienz-Agentur NRW, the competence centre for resource efficiency in North Rhine-Westphalia, and the Ministry for the Environment of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The special area is divided into four thematic areas: Design and Production, Service and Services, Usage and Business Models as well as Logistics and Mobility.

#TheCircularHouse is oriented to all those who are active in the fields of sustainability and future-oriented workplace design and are committed to promoting a sustainable world.

In addition to #TheCircularHouse, the Focus Areas #InspiredAugmentedOffice, #OfficeXperience: NextGenWorkplaces, #ImpulseContract as well as #Indoor&OutdoorHospitality are also among the highlights of Orgatec 2024.

Orgatec 2024 will take place in Cologne, Germany, from October 22 to 25, 2024.