Orgatec suspends the 2020 edition

The exhibition will regularly take place in October 2022, in the meantime the organizers are searching new formats as part of the Koelnmesse furnishings portfolio

Orgatec 2018. Stand Vitra. Photo courtesy of Koelnmesse/Orgatec
Orgatec 2018. Stand Vitra. Photo courtesy of Koelnmesse/Orgatec

Alongside the other trade exhibitions, Orgatec suspends the 2020 edition.
“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 – Koelmesse communicates – 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.”

The next regularly scheduled Orgatec will then be held from 25 to 29 October 2022 in Cologne, but in the meantime the Koelnmesse team is joining the industry in search of solutions to present the topics of Orgatec in the coming months, and opportunities 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, already starting from imm cologne next January.

Orgatec 2018. Stand Vitra. Photo courtesy of Koelnmesse/Orgatec
Orgatec 2018. Stand Vitra. Photo courtesy of Koelnmesse/Orgatec