No. 14 / jusch / Cologne, May 2010

Networking at ORGATEC 2010: Work time is living time

An architecturally designed Boulevard with communication zones and lounge areas

ORGATEC — the leading international trade fair for offices and facilities — is the sector's theme-based trade fair, which from 26th to 30th October 2010 will focus on offices and facilities as holistic living areas. The ORGATEC Boulevard, the central link between the halls of Koelnmesse, will reflect this with an architectural design that will thrill and inspire visitors and invite them to take part in informal networking. The design, which is meant to appeal to the emotions, is based on the slogan “Work time is living time”. In accordance with the slogan, numerous communication zones and lounge areas will provide the opportunity for a stimulating exchange with other representatives of the sector. This will turn the Boulevard into the central area for networking at ORGATEC 2010. For the first time, there will also be a happy hour for the participating sectors on the ORGATEC Boulevard on the evening of the first day of the trade fair. All exhibitors, visitors and media
representatives are invited to this informal get-together after the end of the first trade fair day.

The oversized architectural installation of the Boulevard's slogan will be suspended from the ceiling of the ORGATEC Boulevard. The slogan “Work time is living time” will also be featured at floor level in the different communication zones and lounge areas. Visitors can use the areas with workstations and docking stations to recharge their mobiles or laptops or to use the Post-its available to jot down notes, thoughts or brainstorming ideas. To ensure that you take the time for a breather in between the intense activities of the fair, special zones equipped with lounge furniture will invite you to recharge, think, relax and communicate. Reflecting the “living time” of the slogan, an outside lounge area will combine nature and greenery with sustainability and work. There will also be a special lounge for architects on the Boulevard to offer creative minds a separate meeting point to exchange ideas, work, communicate and relax. Last but not least, a range of dining
opportunities will complement the work areas, contact exchanges and relaxation zones on the ORGATEC Boulevard.

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