The New Work Evolution for visitors

Around 30 exhibitors from the New Work sector will show you their products and services for innovative working environments and modern corporate culture.

The trade fair is accompanied by an exciting lecture programme with experts on the topic of New Work and numerous best-practice examples as well as networking opportunities.

The themes of the New Work Evolution

Southern Germany's leading congress on the topic of New Work - organized by Appshere AG - will now become the trade fair on new working worlds.The trade fair will be dedicated in particular to four main topics, which are reflected both spatially in the exhibition hall and in terms of content in the lecture program. The main topic "New Work Stories", for example, will show best practice examples from everyday working life, while the "New Work Generations" will focus on different generations and their individual needs, such as New Work working time models or benefits. Company culture and mindset as the basis for New Work are addressed in the "New Work Culture" section. Last but not least, the "New Work Innovations" showcase hardware, IT solutions and furniture that focus on people and their work. The New Work Evolution is the industry meeting point for decision-makers from companies such as managing directors, HR managers, facility and infrastructure managers, IT managers as well as planners and consultants. Here you will find a unique network of partners, experts, multipliers and media partners - the ideal place to make new contacts!

Information on the New Work Evolution
Overview of New Work Evolution ticket prices: Reduced day ticket € 25, day ticket € 59 ,Reduced season ticket € 59 ,Season ticket € 99
Reduced tickets for schoolchildren, students, trainees, people doing community service, jobseekers, pensioners or people with disabilities, employees of public and private universities and colleges and the German armed forces. Verification checks at admission. All prices incl. 19% VAT.

Our services for your trade fair visit

We also offer you full service on site. Here you can find out more about our electronic visitor information system and what information our information desk has for you. In addition, you can find out more about the possibilities of using the internet at our exhibition centre.

At the info point in the action hall you will find information on restaurants and hotels in the area as well as a preview of upcoming trade fairs. At the info counters in front of the halls, they will be happy to help you personally with any questions you may have about the current event.

There is a "toilet for all" on the exhibition grounds that is specially designed for use by people with multiple disabilities. It is also equipped with a lift and an emergency call system. This toilet is open during the respective opening hours of the event on the exhibition grounds.


  • Free service for your visit to the fair. Please contact the colleagues of the DRK on site on the respective day of your visit by calling 0721 3720 5230.
  • A wheelchair (without electric drive) will be brought to you for the duration of your visit to the fair (subject to availability).

Free WLAN access

During the fair, as a registered user, wireless internet access is available free of charge in the hall area of our exhibition grounds.

Free W-LAN on the exhibition grounds

You will need your own WLAN-enabled terminal with a web browser function.

Please note the following information:

  • To use the W-LAN, you need a WLAN-capable end device with the worldwide common WLAN standard IEEE 802.11 n/ac.
  • Area-wide reception may not be guaranteed if there are a large number of users.
  • The maximum bandwidth is 2Mbit/s per end device. Depending on the hall load, the bandwidth may be lower.
  • A user/end device can go online for a maximum of 30 minutes with a mobile end device.
  • Premium Wi-Fi

If you need a higher bandwidth, we advise you to order our Premium Wi-Fi for the highest online demands (without bandwidth limitation) for a fee (buy online or in the Business Center Entrance West).

Messe Karlsruhe provides its visitors with an EC cash machine directly on the exhibition grounds. This is located in the action hall near the main entrance.

Cash withdrawals from these machines are free of charge for Volksbank customers. This also applies to savings bank customers of the city of Karlsruhe-Ettlingen, but not to savings bank customers outside this district and other banks.

Auf dem Messegelände fällt für die Nutzung des Garderoben-Service bei Kleidungsstücken ein Entgelt in Höhe von 2 Euro an, für Gepäckstücke ein Entgelt von 3 Euro. Schließfächer stehen im Untergeschoss unter Verwendung einer 1 Euro Pfandmünze zur Verfügung.

Digitale Schließfächer finden Sie im Eingangsbereich (Haupteingang) auf der linken Seite.

12 von 24 LiveLocker sind mit der Möglichkeit ausgestattet, Akkus von mobilen Geräten zu laden. Dazu findet man nach Öffnung des LiveLockers

  • eine 220V/16A-Buchse, um eigene Netzgeräte z.B. für das Laden von laptops oder Fahrradakkus zu anzuschliessen, und,
  • eine USB-Typ-A sowie eine USB-Typ-C-Buchse mit zusammen 18W Ausgangsleistung.

Sie können diese bereits vorab für Ihren Aufenthalt reservieren unter .

Für die Nutzung werden 5 Euro pro Tag berechnet.

Four charging stations for electric vehicles (type 2 plugs up to 22 kW) are available for free use by visitors to Messe Karlsruhe in car park P1. Please note: Entry to P1 is subject to a charge. Reservation is not possible.

Die Messe Karlsruhe verfügt über eine Handy Ladestation. Die Ladestation steht im Business Center (Aktionshalle) für unsere Kunden zur kostenlosen Nutzung bereit.

Die Ladestation ist abschließbar, für alle gängigen Smartphones geeignet und bietet für bis zu sechs Smartphones eine Lademöglichkeit. Jede Ladekammer ist wie folgt ausgestattet:

  • 1 x Mikro USB B und USB C Ladekabel
  • 1 x zertifiertes iPhone Ladekabel
  • 1 x Schloss mit Schlüssel

Die Messe Karlsruhe gestattet keine Tiere auf dem Messegelände.

Ausnahmen sind Führhunde für Menschen mit Behinderungen, Blindenhunde und Diensthunde.

Our control room collects lost and handed-in items.

Phone: +49 721 3720 5222

If you do not find what you are looking for here, please contact the

lost property office of the city of Rheinstetten, phone: + 49 7242 9514 350.

Or to the

lost property office of the city of Karlsruhe, phone: + 49 721 133 3310.

Business evening

The business evening at the New Work Evolution trade fair and LEARNTEC is the ideal opportunity to find out about the latest developments and innovations in the industry and to make valuable contacts. The event brings together industry leaders, experts and decision-makers from companies concerned with the future of the world of work.

Enjoy the evening in a summery atmosphere in the Atrium (outdoor area of Messe Karlsruhe) with delicious buffet and DJ music in our beautiful outdoor area.

Attention!! The number of business evening - tickets are limited.

Tickets for the business evening can be found here.

Travelling to the New Work Evolution

Whether by car, local transport, train or plane - this is how you travel comfortably to the New Work Evolution.

From the A5 / A8 motorway:

On the A8 from Stuttgart follow the A5 in the direction of "Basel", there leave the A5 at exit no. 48 "Karlsruhe-Süd" and follow the signs "Messe".

From the A65 motorway:

The A65 becomes the B10. Leave the B10 at exit no. 8 and follow the signs to "Messe".

Parking spaces

On the exhibition grounds you will find a total of 7,000 parking spaces in 2 car parks as well as a car park for VIPs/press. Parking fee: 8,00 €/day. Please use P1 or P2 during new Work Evolution.

On the days of the fair, tickets for tariff zone 100 are valid to the Messe/Leichtsandstraße stop.

By tram

Stop Messe/Leichtsandstraße or also Messe Nord


Line S2 (underground), direction Rheinstetten


  • From the main station, you can take various trains to the city centre to change at the Europaplatz underground station:
    • Line S1/S11 in the direction of Neureut or Hochstetten.
    • Line 2 direction Knielingen Nord
    • Line 3 direction Daxlanden or Rappenwörth
  • At Europaplatz, take the S2 underground line in the direction of Rheinstetten (Messe/Leichtsandstraße stop).

By bus

Bus stop Messe Nord or Messe/Leichtsandstraße


Bus line 106 (direction Neuburgweier Breslauer Str.).

All KVV bus route maps can be found here.

Further information on departure times and prices can be found on the KVV website.

A shuttle service (free of charge) between Karlsruhe main station (forecourt) and Messe Rheinstetten (main entrance) will be available during the event.

The journey time in each direction is approx. 20 minutes.

You will find the timetable here in good time before the fair.

Karlsruhe is a hub for ICE, InterCity, EuroCity and InterRegio connections and lies directly on the ICE route from Hamburg via Frankfurt to Basel. The west-east axis from Karlsruhe via Stuttgart to Munich also starts from here. From Paris, you can reach Karlsruhe in just about three hours by TGV.

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From €51.90 (one way) with the event ticket.

In cooperation with Deutsche Bahn, Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH offers you an exclusive package for your comfortable arrival and departure to trade fairs and congresses in Karlsruhe.

This way, travel time quickly becomes your time. Simply use your outward and return journey to work, read or relax. Whatever you choose, you will always travel with the Deutsche Bahn long-distance event ticket using 100 % green electricity.

The extra for you as a visitor! Your event ticket at a fixed price nationwide, from any DB station.

The price for your event ticket one-way is:

  • With train connection (while stocks last)
    • 2.class 51,90€.
    • 1st class 84,90 €
  • Fully flexible (always available)
    • 2.class 72,90 €
    • 1st class 106,90 €

The offer is valid until 09.12.2023.

Book online now and secure the guaranteed cheapest ticket. We offer you an overview of all rail offers on your desired route.

Make travel time your time and use your journey to work, relax or enjoy yourself - with 100% green electricity on long-distance services.

All information on the DB Event Ticket can be found here.

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We wish you a pleasant journey.

The Deutsche Bahn event ticket does NOT include the admission ticket to the trade fair or congress.

Messe Karlsruhe can be easily reached via 4 airports:

The flight to Stuttgart from metropolises such as Brussels, Milan and Vienna takes little more than 1 hour.

The excellent rail connections ensure a fast onward journey to Karlsruhe.

From Baden-Airpark you can reach the exhibition centre in just 30 minutes by car.

Via Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden airport (approx. 30 minutes by car) as well as the international airports of Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Strasbourg (50-60 minutes by car).

We recommend that you travel via Frankfurt Airport.

Are you travelling with a motorhome or caravan and would like to stay overnight directly at the trade fair? We offer you the opportunity to do so at our car park P3. Electricity connection can only be guaranteed if ordered in good time.

Please book your parking space using the following form up to 14 days before the start of the fair. Electricity can only be guaranteed if ordered in good time:

Messe Karlsruhe is barrier-free and therefore handicapped accessible. All halls and entrances are at ground level, so there are no access restrictions.

Reserve a wheelchair

  • Free service for your visit to the fair: Please contact the colleagues of the German Red Cross on site on the respective day of the fair under the telephone number: 0721-3720 5230.
  • A wheelchair will then be brought to you for the duration of your visit. Please use the main entrance of the fair.

Parking spaces

  • Parking spaces are available in the first rows in car park P1.

Trade fair shuttle

  • During the event, a barrier-free trade fair shuttle will be available to you free of charge between the main railway station and the Exhibition Centre.
  • Further information on how to get to the fair by local transport can be found here.

Local transport

German Railways

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News on the New Work Evolution


Once again this year, the online format LEARNTEC xChange inspired more than 2,300 registered participants with lectures and panel discussions on new forms of learning in schools, universities and companies. Wednesday morning was dedicated to the new exhibition New Work Evolution, which will take place alongside LEARNTEC from 23 to 25 May in the halls of Messe Karlsruhe.

Frank Roth, CEO of AppSphere AG, gave the introductory lecture on the topic of "Workation" - and comprehensively covered the challenges and opportunities of working from abroad. Especially in industries where skilled workers are highly competitive on the labour market, home office and workation offers of a company are important arguments in the job interview. "The pictures on social media, laptop on your knees, feet up with a view of the sea - these are often images of freelancers," says Roth. "With employees, it's not quite so simple. There we talk about tax, social security and health aspects, workplace equipment, occupational health and safety and data security that need to be taken into account."

In general, workation is easier in European countries, but there are also pitfalls within Europe. In countries such as Belgium, for example, the tax obligation for employees applies from the first day, so that employees may be subject to double taxation. In Portugal, Portuguese labour law applies after a certain period of residence and thus reduced protection against dismissal. In Switzerland, a work permit would be required in any case. Data security and the equipment of the workplace must also be taken into account. "With a distance of thousands of kilometres, a malfunctioning laptop cannot be quickly replaced by the in-house IT department," says Roth.

In any case, Frank Roth recommends a supplementary workation agreement to the employment contract that covers all these points. For his company AppSphere, the CEO and a lawyer have screened 20 countries for relevant tax, health and safety and insurance regulations.

But why, despite all these challenges, workation still is a welcome offer to employees? Better coverage of school holidays, work-life balance, more time with the family, longer visits to relatives abroad or, last but not least, a massive increase in the attractiveness of a company in the war of talents are many good reasons that speak in favour of workation, says Roth.

Changing work culture

In the subsequent panel discussion, Roth, together with Götz Pasker, specialist lawyer for labour law at Dennig & Kollegen in Karlsruhe, and Elke Manjet, Global Head of Talent Attraction, SAP in Walldorf, shed light on the topic. SAP allows its employees to work abroad for up to 30 days a year. According to Elke Manjet, this is based on the company's internal initiative "Pledge to Flex" with the goal of flexible and trust-based working.

According to Frank Roth, employees who are interested in workation can inform themselves about tax law on the website of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, but a call to the BG is also important: "The fact is that companies and technology make a lot of things possible when it comes to workation, but on the other hand, the legislator is still far behind with regulations on the subject." Lawyer Pasker added that a stay of up to two weeks is in most cases without problems in terms of tax and social security law. Longer stays would have to be examined on a case-by-case basis.

For Elke Manjet, it is also crucial to create the right corporate culture in which workation is possible. "Managers felt uncomfortable at the beginning of the pandemic when everyone went to the home office. There was uncertainty to what extent the same performance would be achieved in home offices. That is why a culture of trust is important," Manjet said. Even in the office, people work at different levels of productivity. For Manjet, the issue of performance in the home office is now positively supported by figures: At home, employees are less likely to get caught up in unforeseen conversations and are less distracted.

Roth addressed the other side, the mindset of the employee. "As a company, could I allow one employee to workfrom abroad and not another, because he or she might not have the necessary mindset?" For specialist lawyer Pasker, this is a difficult situation: "There is no claim to workation, but the principle of equal treatment applies. The employer needs a convincing reason for a rejection."

Host Corona Feederle, Managing Director of office equipment supplier feco-feederle, added that home office has also led to a redesign of corporate workplaces. The order of the day is to equip an office attractively and with a high quality of stay, so that employees are happy to swap the comfort of home for their office again.

However, workation and home office also have limits, according to the experts, precisely because there is no longer a clear line between working time and free time. For Elke Manjet, it is clearly the manager's task to make it clear that bosses' emails do not have to be dealt with directly in the late evening, because "my working time is not your working time". Employees must be encouraged to manage themselves and their working hours in order to remain healthy in the long term.

There will be more exciting lectures and panels on New Work at the new trade fair New Work Evolution: interested companies can find more information for exhibitors HERE.

New Work goes LEARNTEC xChange

LEARNTEC xChange - three days of concentrated learning, education and networking in in-depth online lectures and discussion rounds on all aspects of education in companies, universities and schools. The second day of the event, 1 February, is all about New Work.

The event will start with the lecture "Workation - The new way of life and work? (10 am)". Speaker Frank Roth, AppSphere AG, will shed light on what the younger generation in particular expects from their workplace: Workation, i.e. alternating work from the office, from home or even from the city park. Following the lecture, a panel of experts will discuss the aspects that need to be taken into account here (10.45 a.m.) and how companies can respond to the expectations of their employees.

You can find the entire programme and the registration form HERE - participation in the live streams is free of charge.

Innovative new exhibition dedicated to modern working environments
LEGO Serious Play at New Work Evolution

The world of work is undergoing seismic and far-reaching changes, with emerging work concepts and technologies becoming the new normal. From 23 to 25 May 2023, Messe Karlsruhe will be hosting New Work Evolution, which will run in parallel with LEARNTEC, Europe's largest event for digital learning at school, university, and work. Around 30 exhibitors from the New Work sector will be showcasing their products and services for innovative working environments, and modern corporate culture. The trade show will feature an exciting programme of lectures by experts on the topic of New Work, as well as numerous best-practice examples and networking opportunities.

The New Work Evolution, masterminded by AppSphere AG, has for many years been Southern Germany's leading congress on modern work concepts and corporate culture. Now it will be held as an exhibition and included in Messe Karlsruhe's own trade show portfolio, with AppSphere AG continuing to support the team with its content expertise as a member of the advisory board.

Logo New Work Evolution

"Digitalisation is changing the culture of cooperation within companies and institutions. As a result, a rethink of new working worlds is required, alongside ways in which the physical workplace can be redesigned," says Britta Wirtz, Managing Director of Messe Karlsruhe. "With New Work Evolution, we are creating a stage here in Karlsruhe, Europe's leading digital hub, for innovative ideas and solutions to further advance the structural change in our working world."

Spotlight on the future of work

During the three days of the exhibition, company decision-makers such as managing directors, HR managers, facility and infrastructure managers, IT managers, planners and consultants, can network and exchange ideas on the topic of New Work. At the same time, New Work Evolution offers exhibitors an ideal platform to showcase products and services from the New Work sector to a specialist and targeted audience.

Lego Serious Play at New Work Evolution

The exhibition will focus on four main themes, which will be reflected both spatially in the exhibition hall and through content in the lecture programme. The topic "New Work Stories", for example, will show best-practice examples from everyday working life, while "New Work Generations" will focus on different age groups and their individual needs, such as New Work working time models and potential benefits. Company culture and mindset in a New Work context are dealt with under the "New Work Culture" banner. And last but not least, "New Work Innovations" will highlight hardware, IT solutions and furniture that focus on people and their work.

For further information and registration forms, please visit the website:

Save the date: New Work Evolution

New Work is more than a fruit basket and table football, more than stylish offices and beanbags! New Work is a new form of work culture that centres on people - and has become a cornerstone of corporate culture for more and more employees and employers. With the launch of New Work Evolution, Messe Karlsruhe is now expanding its portfolio to include an exhibition showcasing this red-hot topic in its entire spectrum: from smart hardware and software solutions that promote collaboration, to office and furniture design, to consulting and coaching.

Vom 23. bis 25. Mai 2023 findet die New Work Evolution nun als eigenes Event parallel zur LEARNTEC, Europas größter Veranstaltung für digitales Lernen in Schule, Hochschule und Beruf, in der Messe Karlsruhe statt.

Mit dabei:

  • rund 30 Ausstellende aus dem Themenbereich New Work mit Produkten und Dienstleistungen für innovative Arbeitswelten und moderne Unternehmenskultur,
  • ein internationales Fachpublikum,
  • ein spannendes Vortragsprogramm mit Expertinnen und Experten zum Thema New Work und zahlreichen Best-Practice-Beispielen sowie Networking-Möglichkeiten, und
  • vier Themenwelten: „New Work Stories“, „New Work Generations“, „New Work Culture“ und “New Work Innovations“

Stell auch Du Dein Unternehmen in diesem innovativen Umfeld vor oder sei als Fachbesucher oder Fachbesucherin mit dabei!

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2022 saw the first
New Work Evolution

At the last LEARNTEC - Europe's largest event for digital education in schools, universities and work - New Work Evolution celebrated its premiere as part of a special exhibition. In cooperation with AppSphere AG, which had previously organised the New Work Evolution as Southern Germany's leading congress on modern work concepts and corporate culture, new forms of work could be experienced. More than 11,000 attendees of LEARNTEC were not only able to get to know collaborative office furniture and new room concepts, but also to try out various methods of creative processes directly in LEGO Serious Play. Experts, including Mirjam Lapp, Senior Manager Organisational and People Development at the German Football Association DFB, provided valuable insights into their practical experience with new working environments in keynote speeches.

From 2023 you can experience New Work Evolution from 23 to 25 May 2023 for the first time as an independent event running alongside LEARNTEC. Around 30 exhibitors from the New Work sector will present their products and services for innovative working environments and modern corporate culture to trade visitors. The exhibition will be accompanied by an exciting presentation programme with New Work experts and many opportunities to exchange ideas and network in a productive environment.