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A unique event on a European scale

2018 : A MAJOR EVENT

 

The French manufacturing sector has been weak for a long time and only represents 12% of GDP. But the new possibilities provided by the Industry of the Future are the perfect opportunity to modernize the sector.

AN AMBITIOUS STRATEGY

An event that bring together all parts of the manufacturing value chain

A strong brand that will gradually take precedence over well-known individual brands

An initiative that builds on GL Events’ proven keys to success:
UNIFY, FEDERATE, BUILD

 

AN INITIATIVE THAT HAS BROAD SUPPORT ACCROSS THE SECTOR

79% of Visitors are interested in visiting the new exhibition that combines
MIDEST, SMART Industries, INDUSTRIE Paris, and TOLEXPO.

96% of Smart Industries’ visitors say they plan to visit this new event in March 2018

91% of exhibitors think that this event will increase their business.

 

THE FRENCH MANUFACTURING SECTOR COMES TOGETHER … AROUND 4 EXHIBITIONS !

 

  

TO CREATE…

COMBINING FORCES FOR THE FIRST TIME...

The event is backed by the national and regional authorities, the Industry of the Future Alliance, the communities, the professional organizations, etc...

The ENTIRE manufacturing ECOSYSTEME:

  • • Startups
  • • Providers of products/solutions
  • • Parts manufacturers
  • • Subcontractors
  • • Purchasers
  • • Larges companies

The ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN:

  • • Recherche & l’innovation
  • • Conception
  • • Production
  • • Services
  • • Formation

ALL USER CHANNELS :

  • • Transportation & Mobility
  • • Energy
  • • Food processing
  • • Infrastructure
  • • Customers goods
  • • Chemistry, Cosmetology, Pharmacy
  • • Engineering
  • • Other (Defense/military Metallurgy, Iron and steel…)

THE EVENT'S OBJECTIVES

CAPITALIZE on the event’s European reach

SHOWCASE French know-how and excellence

INCLUDE as much feedback as possible in the conferences

ILLUSTRATE the industry of the future and innovation

PROMOTE the manufacturing sector’s image in France – especially among young people

PROVIDE support and training in new jobs and skills

THE EVENT IN FIGURES

PARIS, from the 27th to 30th March, 2018

50,000 visitors including 25% from outside of France

More than 50 represented sectors

80% are decidors sectors

2,700 Exhibitors

100,000

AN EXHIBITION WITH A GLOBAL AMBITION

IN 2019, THE EVENT MOVES TO LYON,
THE TOP MANUFACTURING REGION!

 

 

2016, THE ADVENTURE BEGINS WITH CONVERGENCE

 

The French manufacturing sector has been weak for a long time and only represents 12% of GDP. But the new possibilities provided by the Industry of the Future are the perfect opportunity to modernize the sector.

October 2015: Emmanuel MACRON – at the time, Minister of the Economy and Industry – wanted France to have a major European event focused on the Industry of the Future.

From the 6th to the 9th of December, 2016: The merged MIDEST and SMART Industries exhibitions were inaugurated by then-President Hollande in Paris Nord Villepinte.

This first stage in the merging of two B2B events was widely backed by all manufacturing stakeholders, educational partners, and public authorities.

 

KEY FIGURES :

From the 6th to the 9th of December 2016 | 35,000 visitors | 1,700 exhibitors

20% of visitors came from outside of France | 2,700 people attended the conferences | 100 journalists

HIGHLIGHTS 2016 :

Ten demonstrations of French manufacturing excelence

A village of 30 startups to illustrate French innovation

Conferences hosted by renowned speakers

Inauguration by then President François Hollande

Ten schools taking parts in Génération SMART Industries