Future Office - special exhibition at Paperworld

‘Future Office’ with a focus on flexibility

The supporting programme in Hall 3.0 once again revolved around the ‘Future Office’. This time, the special show with a speaker program and its own exhibition space focused on flexibility. Here you were able to experience this topical future and industry theme live on site.

What does flexibility in the office look like?

The special exhibition “Future Office” at Paperworld

Companies are increasingly investing in new concepts and office equipment as well as mobile devices. But what is it exactly that makes a modern office flexible? The special presentation answered this question. It focused on themes like flexible working hours and mobile workspaces as well as flexible furnishing in modern office landscapes - such as spaces for individual and focused work, quiet zones, meeting rooms and areas for social exchange. The ‘Future Office’ was characterised by a close spatial interlinking of exhibition areas, communication zones and presentation area, all of which drive the concept of a flexible office forward.

‘The work-trend is moving away from classic, one-dimensional office forms to flexible spatial areas. We already learned from the strengths and weaknesses of monofunctional forms.’

André Schmidt, architect and designer of Future Office

‘Flexible office designs, zone concepts, clean desk policies and mobile devices are answers to flexible work requirements. ‘Future Office’ showed how this can be implemented at the workplace.’

Michael Reichhold, Director Paperworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH

Theme days with specialist presentations

Presentation at the "Future Office" on current topics relating to the modern office

At the upcoming Paperworld, experts once again spoke at the ‘Future Office’ on current topics relating to the modern office. The theme days have been aimed at architects, planners, facility managers and retailers. The speaker programme partners were the architectural platform World Architects, Nehring Verlag with its publications Das Büro und Office Roxx, and Chmielorz Verlag with its published works BusinessPartner PBS and C.ebra.

Review & Lecture programme  

These theme days and presentations took place at the Paperworld Future Office 2019.

Moderation: Dr. Robert Nehring, Editor-in-Chief for the magazine ‘Das Büro’ together with blog and information portal ‘OFFICE ROXX, OFFICE DEALZZ’ and spokesperson for several action groups including ‘Aufstand im Büro’, (‘Uprising in the office’) ‘Bewegung im Büro’ (‘Moveability in the office’), ‘Quiet please. Die Akustikaktion’ (‘A plea for acoustics’)

10:30 – 11.00 a.m. Flexible office working: a short summary,
Dr. Robert Nehring (Editor-in-Chief for the magazine ‘Das Büro’ together with blog and information portal ‘OFFICE ROXX, OFFICE DEALZZ’)

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Flexible office spaces? Coworking!,
Tobias Kremkau (Coworking Manager St. Oberholz)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon The myth of efficiency – a critical look at digital transformation and digital maturity,
Andreas Peter Asel (Product Manager Business Printing, Epson Deutschland GmbH)

12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 13:00 p.m. Flexible offices: the factors involved in successful and effective design,
Jakup Ibrahimi (Managing Director, designfunktion Mainz)

13:00 – 13:30 p.m. Flex Office – Flexibility for body and mind,
Burkhard Remmers (Head of International Communication Wilkhahn)

16:00 – 16:30 p.m. Guided tour of the ‘Future Office’,
André Schmidt (Matter, Büro für Architektur und Städtebau (Architects and urban planners))

Please note: All presentations are held in German, no translation available.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Welcome and introduction,
Stefan Suchanek (designer, consultant, speaker and lecturer in visual rhetoric, Munich)

11:00 – 11:35 a.m. Target-group-specific concepts for the high street – and how the German retailers’ association, Büroring eG, hopes to use them to gain new target groups for retailers,
Stefan Meyer (retail consultants, Steffens)

11:45 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. New product ranges are in demand: flexible ways of working, the growth market in visualisation – what sales opportunities does this offer the retail sector?,
Anika Böthern (Head of Key Account Management, Legamaster GmbH)

12:30 – 13:05 p.m. Prisma’s concept of the pop-up show and how retailers can raise their profile amongst customers with new offers,
Michael Purper (Board of Management, Prisma Fachhandel AG)

13:15 – 13:50 p.m. Your customers are looking online: online marketing is simple, efficient and measurable – new opportunities for local retail stores with efficient online advertising,
Carsten Schmidt (Founder & CEO WinLocal GmbH)

Moderation: Thomas Geuder, "Der Raumjournalist"

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. MULTISPACE | A common ground for »user flexiblity & community«,
Giulio Castegini (Drees & Sommer)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon From Hierarchy to Network
Martin Henn (HENN)

12:00 noon – 13:00 p.m. Guided tour at the innovation area «Future Office» and to selected exhibitors (Meeting Point: Hall 3.0, C51 – coffee break)

13:00 – 13:45 p.m. Next generation – intuitive dealing with digital media,
Anika Hülser (HPP Architekten)

13:45 – 14:30 p.m. Shifting from new work to human centered design,
Oliver Kupfner (INNOCAD)

16:30 – 17:00 p.m. Guided tour at the innovation area «Future Office» and to selected exhibitors (Meeting Point: Hall 3.0, C51)

Moderation: Thomas Geuder, "Der Raumjournalist"

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. We call it work,
Burkhard Floors (kadawittfeldarchitektur)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon WORK TO GO – The future of work from the viewpoint of Generation Z,
Sabine Krumrey 6 (brandherm + krumrey interior architecture)

12:00 noon – 13:00 p.m. Guided tour at the innovation area »Future Office« and to selected exhibitors
(Meeting Point: Hall 3.0, C51 - Coffee break)

13:00 – 13:45 p.m. Corporate Workspaces – from cell structure to open-plan office landscape!
Mark Jenewein (love architetcure)

13:45 – 14:30 p.m. Working spaces are living spaces,
Jakup Ibrahimi (designfunktion Mainz GmbH)

14:30 – 16:00 p.m. Guided tour at the innovation area «Future Office» and to selected exhibitors (Meeting Point: Hall 3.0, C51 – Get-together)

Involved exhibitors

Legamaster Logo
Luctra Logo
Mobile Registratur Systeme Logo
Wilkhahn Logo

Film of the special exhibition ‘Future Office’ 2019

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