Expoprotection 2018: towards the future and innovationThe Trade show for risk prevention and risk management proposes its next edition to sector operators from 6 to 8 November 2018, at Paris’s Porte de Versailles - Pav. 1, with many new innovations in store for the market’s players.
Strong from the results of its last edition, Expoprotection prepares for 2018 with great expectations and optimism.
In fact, between 7 to 9 November 2016, the Show attracted a record number of 25,000 visitors, who came to see the latest proposals of more than 750 exhibitors, up 9.17% on 2014, and 305 newcomers. In particular, the most dynamic markets were European, including international companies especially from Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, and Poland.
Considered one of the Top 3 European trade shows for risk prevention and risk management, Expoprotection lived up to its reputation as an innovations and trends forerunner, including first and foremost the Expoprotection Demain programme and the first-time participation of around a dozen Start-ups, the new Expoprotection Awards formula, interactive talks, plus all the show events.
We wanted to go further and really think about tomorrow’s risks, risk management solutions, and market structure. Our project was ambitious and entirely focused on the future. This approach proved itself to be a bona fide success, with a remarkable number of participants – commented with satisfaction Jean-François Sol Dourdin, Director of the Show.
For 3 days, Expoprotection was in fact projected into the future through its space for networking and innovation, the Hub. Expoprotection visitors had the chance to meet up with 12 start-ups with innovative projects selected from a number of different fields including that of malicious drone detection, and connected workwear, and driver vigilance monitoring. Their projects were unanimously well-received by potential customers and investors, visitors, and the press.
At Le Live, different market players projected themselves into the future in order to imagine how risk prevention and risk management might change in the future. Various issues were discussed such as the liberated company, trades of the future, crimes of the future, and smart cities/safe cities.
As a showcase for the latest launches and current market trends, the show also acted as a springboard for more than 200 innovations and new products. Some of them were highlighted, also thanks to the Awards that were divided into two main categories «Security and Firefighting» and «Occupational, Natural, and Industrial Risks».
The packed programme of talks and events proposed for the entire duration of the show attracted a record turnout of 5,700 participants. Numbers were up sharply, (13.10% on 2014), and there was high audience participation, particularly at Le Live TV studio, which hosted talks and panel discussions, the Start-up contests, the Awards, and educational demonstrations.
In addition to all the activities at Le Live, a programme of 100 talks and workshops addressed current concerns. The top 5 most popular topics were:
- «Educating employees about health and safety at work and changing behaviours» (Cabinet Master);
- «The safety and security professions in the future» (Expoprotection Demain);
- «Musculoskeletal disorders, absenteeism, disabilities: actions for more effective prevention» (CNAM);
- «Tomorrow’s safety and security» (Expoprotection Demain);
- «The terrorist threat from within companies: prevention and protection strategies» (ASIS France).
Not to be forgotten was the success of the FeelGood@work events space, where the public tried with satisfaction 5 new experiences for improving performance and well-being at work. The programme included: light therapy, sound massage, the breathing armchair, smoothie bike and treadmill desk. After this rejuvenating break, visitors returned to the aisles with renewed enthusiasm.