IBA Forum – Showroom and Competence Center

Showroom & Competence

Showroom & Competence Center

On 20 and 21 January 2021, the virtual stage of the Industrieverband Büro und Arbeitswelt is dedicated completely to the home office. In lectures and discussions, experts and practitioners will share their experiences, give hints on German labour law and ask how the necessary transformation of the working world can succeed. Participation is, of course, once again free of charge.

And we have a novelty: in addition to the showrooms on the work environment of offices, from 11 January 2021 you will also find iideas for setting up home offices in the IBA Forum. Let us inspire you!

The IBA Forum is always open!

In over 30 showrooms you will find new products and up-to-date concepts for the development of tomorrow's working world. You can find recordings of previous programme items in the Media Center. A visit is always worthwhile: www.iba-forum.com

Home Office Special on 20/21 January 2021

This is what you can expect:

► Wednesday, 20.01.2021, 10:00 h – 10:45 h
    Homeoffice – Showroom-Tour (language: German) 

Dr. Robert Nehring, Editor-in-chief of the magazine Das Büro and the blog OFFICE ROXX
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► Wednesday, 20.01.2021, 12.30 h – 13.00 h
    Time out – How will working from home change home design?

Join industry insider Dick Spierenburg and Frame founder Robert Thiemann in a conversation on the latest spaces, products and technologies, seen through the lens of design.
In cooperation with FRAME.
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► Wednesday, 20.01.2021, 16:00 h – 16:45 h
    New Work and Home Office -
    Is New Work moving into the Home Office?

Wolfram Sauer, NEW WORK SE, Birgit Gebhardt, trend expert, Bernd Fels, consultant and initiator of spaces4future
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► Thursday, 21.01.2021, 10:00 h – 10:45 h
    Home Office from the perspective of labour law (language: German)

Dr. Peter H. M. Rambach, specialist lawyer for labour law 
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► Thursday, 21.01.2021, 12:30 h – 13:15 h
    Healthy working in the Home Office (language: German)

Bettina Lafrenz, BAuA, Prof. Dr. Martin Schmauder, TU Dresden, Susanne Weber, ergoimpuls, Volker Weßels, IBA / Quality Office
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► Thursday, 21.01.2021, 16:00 h – 16:45 h
    Audio/video conferencing from the home office -
    current and future 'augmented' realities (language: German)

Univ.-Prof.- Dr.-Ing. Alexander Raake, Department of Audiovisual Technology at the TU Ilmenau
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► Thursday, 21.01.2021, 17:00 h – 18:00 h
   Physical and Digital Third Places /
    Stimuli of the Class of 2021 (language: German)

Christiane Bertolini, developer, amplifier, sparring partner and founder DNA.club
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Weitere Themen im Januar

► Wednesday, 27.01.2021, 10:00 h – 10.45 h
I'm going to work in the living room today (language: German)

Sebastian Saatweber, Strategy Consultant at Kinnarps, on activity-based working environments with increasing decoupling of work from physical location
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► Wednesday, 27.01.2021, 12:30 h – 13:15 h
Scenarios for office work after the COVID 19 crisis (language: German)

Prof. Dr. Dr. Ruth Stock-Homburg, holder of the Chair of Marketing and Human Resources Management at Darmstadt Technical University, sheds light on future scenarios for the world of work. In cooperation with the Dauphin HumanDesign® Group
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► Wednesday, 27.01.2021, 15:00 h – 15.45 h
New (Home) Work

Noemi Martin, team leader of the "Psychoacoustics & Cognitive Ergonomics" working group she is researching at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, asks how the pandemic is changing our working lives and what we can learn from it.
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► Thursday, 28.01.2021, 10:00 h – 10.45 h
How will we work after the pandemic? (language: German)

Marcel and Christopher Heller from Heller Designstudio talk to md editor Katharina Feuer about the office of the future.
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► Thursday, 28.01.2021, 12:30 h – 13.15 h
Exercise coma in the home office - how to counter the paradox of "mobile" work? (language: German)

Burkhard Remmers, Head of International Communication and Public Relations at Wilkhahn, explains how to stay fit in the home office.
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From 27 to 30 October 2020, we celebrated the opening of the IBA Forum with an exciting programme. The home office was already a topic then, too. Our partner: the team of Personalmagazin. You can find recordings of all the lectures in the Media Center of the IBA Forum.
Get a first impression right here:

More topics in the IBA Forum

This is what awaits you from the end of January:

Wednesday, 27.01.2021
12:30 h – 13:15 h
(Showroom: Dauphin HumanDesign® Group)

Scenarios of office work after the COVID 19 crisis (language: German)
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ruth M. Stock-Homburg teaches marketing and human resources management at the Technical University of Darmstadt
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Our Partners:

The ORGATEC in Cologne is the world's leading trade fair for Office and Facility. The fair generates momentum while paving the way for pioneering advances, demonstrating its role as a successful presentation platform and meeting place for all decision-makers in the office and facility market. The organizer of ORGATEC is Koelnmesse. The IBA is its conceptual sponsor. 

NWXnow is the digital format series of NEW WORK SE, which, analogous to the offline event NEW WORK EXPERIENCE, offers a forum for discussion on the future of work. With its various features, NWXnow is dedicated to the question of how we set the course for the future of the work we want. To this end, the NEW WORK SE team regularly talks to experts, thought leaders and practitioners and asks the central question for each topic: What is coming, what will remain and what will change?

FRAME is Europe's leading media brand for interior-design professionals. It's our mission to empower spatial excellence by connecting talented designers to visionary clients and the best makers. 

The 'Personalmagazin' from the Haufe Group is the highest-circulation specialist magazine for the HR sector in Germany, with over 32,000 copies sold every month. Month after month, the editorial team analyses the latest developments in the world of work and compiles trends and concrete recommendations for action in the areas of strategy, organisational development and HR management.