The international OrgaTec trade exhibition for the office furniture industry takes place from 23 to 27 October, and this year has the theme "How do we work and live? What conditions have to be created in order to facilitate an ideal working environment?" For example, the exhibition stand of the manufacturer USM has the theme "Office. Space. Architecture." and is laid out in the form of an arena.
The exhibition will host high-profile speakers such as Prof. Meinhard von Gerkan. On 23 October 2012 there will be several lectures, one of them a keynote address by Meinhard von Gerkan under the heading "Architecture: meaning and message".