Although outstanding registration levels for the autumn events had already been achieved by spring 2020, and in spite of extensive preparations for the trade fair and the #B-SAFE4business package of measures for coronavirus-compliant implementation of our trade fairs, the situation of this trade fair increasingly began to reflect current developments around Covid-19 and the economic situation. In recent weeks, a large majority of exhibitors and trade visitors decided not to attend ORGATEC after all. In light of this, Koelnmesse reassessed the overall situation and decided that it was best to respond to the cancellations and wishes of a large number of industry exhibitors and trade visitors by not implementing ORGATEC 2020.
ORGATEC sets its sights on the future
The ORGATEC organisers, however, do not want to be discouraged by this setback and immediately set their sights back on the future. Together with all of the trade fair participants in the sector, Koelnmesse is joining the industry in search of solutions to present the topics of ORGATEC at an international level in the coming months.
Together with industry, and under the rubric of events in the Koelnmesse furnishings portfolio, such as imm cologne (18-24 January 2021), opportunities are being sought to realise formats developed with partners from the sector – formats such as Inspired Collaborations, the FRAME Architecture Congress or the Architektur+ Office space developed with AIT – as soon as possible in a new form. The next regularly scheduled ORGATEC will then be held from 25 to 29 October 2022 in Cologne, in the accustomed size and level of internationality.
Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai, interzum bogotá in Bogotá, interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.
The next events:
idd shanghai – interior design days Shanghai – by imm cologne, Shanghai November 2020
LivingKitchen® – The international Kitchen Show
(open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Cologne 18.01. – 24.01.2021
imm cologne – THE INTERIOR BUSINESS EVENT (open to the public on Friday, Saturday and Sunday), Cologne 18.01. – 24.01.2021