Ah, Paris. It’s the city of love, fashion and good taste. What you perhaps never considered is that Paris is among the destinations for trade fairs, exhibitions and tradeshows. There might be gourmet food, wines and fashion in the mix, but you also see technological innovation in numerous fields including event organization, architecture, construction and composites.
If you’ve ever dreamed to visit the city, we have the perfect excuse for you to do so and even boost your business while you’re at it. Go Fair ltd has helped many a company attend an event in Paris and it was hard for us to choose only five of the biggest upcoming events in 2016. But these are just a small sample of the hectic calendar that awaits Paris this year. For a full list of events, please turn to our website database.
With that out of the way, it’s time to reveal our selections:
SIAL 2016 gears up to be even bigger and better than its 2014 staging. As a premier fair for the food industry where new food products and innovations are registered and celebrated with awards, it’s a crucial event to mark in your calendar, if you seek to understand how tastes are formed as well as launch a food craze yourself.
PRO TIP: Our first rule when it comes to travelling on business is to start early. Exhibitions and tradeshows often make their location and dates available a year in advance. This is when you have the most options at your fingertips to figure out how to best tailor the trip to your needs.
Staying true to its reputation as the fashion capital of the world, Paris hosts the unforgettable SILMO PARIS 2016 – the must-attend event for the optics and eyewear sectors. Learn what your competitors are up to, strengthen business relations and debut new designs. Products range from lenses and frames to optician’s equipment and sports brands.
PRO TIP: Budgeting is everything. What we recommend is researching and comparing hotel rates. Go for double or triple rooms to cut down on expenses. Look for special deals and early booking discounts. Go Fair ltd always has a promotion going, so you can count on us to find you a great option at fair rates.
Are you involved in shape or form in the land and air-land defence industry? EUROSATORY 2016 gives you the opportunity to survey the entire supply chain encompassing everything from operational systems to raw materials and finished products. The life-size presentations are going to be a definite action-packed highlight, while the forum discusses how technology is changing the industry.
PRO TIP: Always calculate your budget using the right currency. France uses the EURO, so if you come from a country that doesn’t share the same currency, you need to convert prices. Also, be sure to make payments when the exchange rates are most favourable to save money.
Technological advancements have a serious impact on all industries, but perhaps none enjoys the break-neck growth as the composites sectors. The Live Demo Zone opens your eyes as to how far machines, robots and processes have come. At the same time, you have only to gain from the conference tracks in the program and identify future partners with the help of the staff.
PRO TIP: Hidden costs are where you overspend. Food expenses. Public transport fees. Charges on newspapers, magazines and cigarettes. If you don’t pay close attention, your budget might suffer for it. Get a public transport pass for the duration of your stay. Mark down the cheaper food options and cut down on snacks. Define a hard limit per day for small expenses and you will come out victorious on the end.
More than 700 exhibitors and 8550 visitors are expected to attend IN-COSMETICS 2016. The event focuses on product presentations and launches as well as discussing innovations as seen in the ever popular Innovation Zone and Education Program. Use this stage to showcase your cosmetics line and schedule business appointments for further visibility.