"Flexible office design, zone concepts, clean desk and mobile devices are responses to demands for flexible working. That is why companies are investing more and more in new concepts and office outfitting, and in mobile terminals. How all this can be put into practice in the workplace will be shown by the 'Future Office’, says Michael Reichhold, Paperworld Director. "At the same time the lecture programme will enable us to address a new and important target group, the architects and planners of modern offices."
The Innovation Area in Hall 3.0 C51 will be devoted both to flexible working hours and mobile workplaces, but also to flexible facilities in modern office landscapes – such as rooms for individual and concentrated work, rest and relaxation zones, meeting rooms and areas where people can come together socially.
Daily talks and tours
The programme on Saturday (26 January 2019) is intended for retailers, facility managers and planners in the office environment. The first talk will be by Tobias Kremkau, co-working manager of St. Oberholz, on flexible office areas and co-working concepts. Next to be considered will be the myth of efficiency, and Andreas Peter Asel, product manager for business printing at Epson Deutschland GmbH will be taking a critical look at digital transformation and digital maturity. The talk by Jakup Ibrahimi, managing director of designfunction of Mainz, will be all about environments for flexible office working and factors of success in an effective design. Burkhard Remmers, head of international communication at Wilkhahn, will also be focusing on the "flexi-office." The day will be rounded off with a guided tour through the Future Office by architect and curator André Schmidt from the architectural practice of Matter Architects of Berlin.
On Sunday (27 January 2019) the programme will feature the trading day. It will begin with a talk by Stefan Meyer, of Steffens Retail Consultants in Stolberg, who will discuss target-group-specific concepts for bricks-and-mortar retailers. Next Anika Böthern, head of key-account management at Legamaster GmbH, will present an up-to-date study on changes in the working world. A new pop-up show concept will be showcased by Michael Purper, managing director of Prisma Fachhandels AG in Haan. He will show how the retail trade can score well with its customers through new offers. How online advertising provides new opportunities to local retailers will be the subject of the next talk by Carsten Schmidt, founder and CEO of WinLocal GmbH in Frankfurt am Main.
Monday (28 January 2019) and Tuesday (29 January 2019) are designed especially for architects and facility managers. Both days will be filled with specialist talks: among the speakers will be the architect Kilian Kada from Kadawittfeldarchitektur in Aachen. In his lecture he will compare what the working environment currently looks like and what developments of a pioneering kind we can already put into practice today. His message will be: "Experience with one's own working environment is a reality check. Adapted in each case to the individual needs of the builder's client, they lead to future designs. To create the best conditions, let us look at the working environments of the future under various aspects: How can co-working and privacy be organised in a stimulating and efficient way? What boundaries are necessary, which are variable? And how can informal communication be stimulated – which, over the last few years, has generally been recognised as positive in working environments?"
Presentation areas for brand manufacturers
Along with the varied lecture programme, once again some exhibitors will be showcasing their new products touching various aspects of the flexible office in the special show area. Legamaster will be showing whiteboards and display areas, Wilkhahn will be presenting flexible seating products and table solutions, and Moresey will be featuring a mobile filing system. Ceka will be showcasing a flexible meeting room, and Luctra will be presenting a collection of office lights. .
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Paperworld – The visionary office and the stationery trends
Every year, the leading international trade fair in Frankfurt am Main presents the latest products and trends from the paper, office supplies and stationery sector. Paperworld offers the world’s biggest range of commercial office supplies (visionary office) and private paper and stationery (stationery trends). In 2018, 1,640 exhibitors from 66 countries presented their products to 33,787 trade visitors (11,072 from Germany and 22,715 from other countries). Paperworld is the highlight of the year for the sector and a source of innovative business ideas for the wholesale and retail trades, as well as for booksellers, internet and mail-order companies and commercial users. Additionally, the multi-faceted event and congress programme offers inspiration and knowledge not only for retailers but also for architects, planners and facility managers interested in the latest office trends and furnishing concepts. paperworld.messefrankfurt.com
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With over 2,500* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €715* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.
With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). www.messefrankfurt.com
* provisional figures 2018