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Assembly - Mounting INDUSTRIE Paris 2018:
a historic edition!

The largest event in France dedicated to manufacturing

Whether it is held in Paris on even years, or in Lyon on odd years, INDUSTRIE always strives to bring together a range of know-how, innovations, and solutions to increase productivity and competitiveness.

Ranked as one of the Top 5 manufacturing exhibitions in EUROPE, INDUSTRIE is the largest event dedicated to the sector in France, with over 1,000 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors (expected?) over the four days.

Key figures from INDUSTRIE Paris 2018

8 Sectors for equipment


Industrial Computing

Machine Tool

Measurement - Control - Vision




Surface Treatments

Note that INDUSTRIE’s 9th historic sector – welding – will be part of the TOLEXPO exhibition

Themed villages

Impression 3D (Additive manufacturing)

Stratégie et développement des entreprises (Strategy and Business Development)

New this year:

INDUSTRIE Paris shifts into top gear in 2018!

The event, which will also include the MIDEST (subcontracting), Tolexpo (sheet metal work, cutting, and welding), and Smart Industries (Industry 4.0) exhibitions, held from the 27th to the 30th of March 2018 in Paris, will be the most important exhibition dedicated to the manufacturing sector, in both size and scope.

Box Key figures from CONVERGENCE

50,000 visitors

2,700 exhibitors

100,000 m² of exhibition area

3 complementary exhibitions

- MIDEST : the reference exhibition in Europe for all know-how related to industrial subcontracting

- Tolexpo : the exhibition for sheet metal, coil, tube and section

- Smart Industries : the exhibition for the Industry of the Futur

The map :

Facilitator of contacts and business

INDUSTRIE is committed to creating a favorable business climate through renewing its exhibitors (+31% new companies, 18% of exhibitors from outside of France) and increasing the quality of its visitors (81% are purchasers, +9% from outside of France).

Throughout the year, a team of three people work on updating the database (28,500 contacts collected for the 2017 edition).

The exhibition also offers its exhibitors and visitors a range of tools to encourage business contacts in a friendly atmosphere that is conducive to networking: Business Meetings between exhibitors and visitors, Club des 100 (exhibition tours for large companies).

Innovation drives growth

At INDUSTRIE Paris 2018, 1,000 exhibitors will offer the  22,000 expected visitors the best to date in terms of innovation: equipment, solutions, products, supplies, services ...

143 technological innovations previewed in 2017

Innovation is essential to a manufacturing sector that is buoyant and forward-looking, and it will be one of the key themes of INDUSTRIE Paris 2018:


  1. - L’Usine Connectée (Connected Factory)  comes to life at INDUSTRIE Paris: for the first time in France, a complete production line will be recreated at an exhibition! 
  2. - The Trophées de l’Innovation (Innovation Awards) will showcase the most innovative exhibitors
  3. - At Labo INDUSTRIE, research centers, startups, and large companies will host demonstrations and testimonials focused on technologies being developed or implemented.
+51 % more visitors to the Labo in 2017 (compared to 2016)

The series of conferences held in the exhibition’s TV studio and featuring testimonials and feedback will bring together experts and manufacturers to provide unequaled insight and expertise on the market and technology. This TV studio will be at SMART INDUSTRIES. (suggestion: Attend the SMART INDUSTRIES exhibition)

At each of the exhibitions, technical workshops will tackle themes that are specific to each event.  

810 auditors in 2017 (31.5% more than in 2015)

Jobs and training at the heart of changes

INDUSTRIE assists students and jobseekers with several events dedicated to careers, training, and recruitment. In this time of major technological and organizational changes, it will be a valuable opportunity to meet and network with manufacturing professionals, with the prospect of obtaining an internship or job.

From the 4th to the 7th of April
The manufacturing sector in Lyon & the Rhône-Alpes region

13 competitiveness and excellence clusters (Arve Industries, Axelera, Imaginove, Lyon Biopôle, Lyon
Urban Truck and Bus, Minalogic, Parfums Arômes Senteurs Saveurs, Plastipolis, Pôle européen
d’innovation Fruits et légumes, Techtera, Tenerrdis, Trimatec, ViaMeca).

6th engineering ranked region in the world.

16% of jobs manufacturing in the region, compared to the national average of 12.8%.

2nde economic ranked region in France.

The top subcontracting region in France, with 30,500 established companies, 40% of the national total.

A natural trans-regional hub: 35,561 SMEs / SMIs less than two hours from Lyon.
Source: FIM Rhône Alpes 2013

INDUSTRIE Paris 2018
End of March
The manufacturing sector in Paris & the Île-de- France region

€631 billion, 30% of the nation’s GDP

The top manufacturing region, with 14% of the country’s industrial workforce – nearly 480,000 jobs.

7 competitiveness and excellence clusters (Advancity Paris Région, AStech Paris Région, CAP Digital Paris Région, Finance Innovation, Medicen Paris Région, Mov’eo, Systematic Paris Région).

The top European region for technology research, with 150,000 jobs in R&D.

Sources: Insee (2015), Clap (2012), MENESR (2014), the Customs agency (2014)


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