Orgatec 2018 (753 exhibiting companies from 39 countries) addressed relevant issues emotionally and provided a whole sector with new sources of creative inspiration.
The new concept was very well received by trade visitors: with more than 63,000 trade visitors, Orgatec 2018 achieved an increase in visitors of over 15 per cent. The inventiveness with 753 companies approached the central theme “New visions of work”was impressive.
“Orgatec has successfully transformed itself from being solely a product showcase to an issues-focused business event,” said Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse.
Exhibitors unanimously praised the high standard of the trade visitors at the fair. The number of countries represented at the event rose from 118 to 142.
In total, significantly more visitors from outside Germany travelled to Cologne for the leading international trade fair for the modern working world. Growth was particularly strong in the share of trade visitors from North America (+42 per cent), Central and South America (+42 per cent) and EU nations (+33 per cent). Increases were also recorded in the number of visitors from Japan (+22 per cent) and India (+44 per cent). The number of Eastern European visitors at almost doubled.
Orgatec 2018 hosted 753 exhibiting companies from 39 countries (2016: 664 companies from 40 countries). They included 187 domestic exhibitors (2016: 179 exhibitors) and 566 companies (2016: 485 companies), i.e. 75 per cent (2016: 73 per cent), from outside Germany. Including estimates for the last day of the fair, ORGATEC 2018 attracted around 63,000 trade visitors from 142 countries (2016: 54,946 trade visitors from 118 countries).
The next Orgatec – leading international trade fair for the modern workplace– will take place from 27 to 31 October 2020.