From 17th to 20th november at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre MIDEST, the global show of industrial subcontracting know-how, will be held for the 45th time from 17th to 20th November at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre at a time when industry in general and French industry in particular has sparked back into life. Professionals will have a unique opportunity to test out the reality of this recovery that has been running since the start of the year as they move up and down the aisles of the show and to prepare for what everybody hopes are calmer days to come.
More than ever, this event is seen by professionals as an effective aid for guiding their business, expanding it through contacts with visitors offering very real sales opportunities, and as offering them support in the midst of the changes and ruptures that industry is currently experiencing.
It is from this last perspective that the show has greatly expanded its conference and events programme this year. There are of course all the regular favourites: the industrial subcontracting awards, the world’s only set of awards exclusively dedicated to such businesses, organizations and sector know-how, the business meetings, the TV studio…
Events anchored in the present… but looking to the future
MIDEST has greatly expanded its conference and events programme this year and is focusing on major market themes: industry of the future, employment / training, the enterprise economy, trends/innovation.
Investment, evolving relations between subcontractors and customers, business groupings, the economic recovery, employment and training, robotization, additive manufacturing and energy efficiency will be some of the themes to be covered.
The TV studio has been grouped together with the lecture space and it will host the big names of industry to be found in the show aisles: these highlights will be available on the www.midest.com web site and the MIDEST TV YouTube channel.
Cetim, the mechanical engineering technical centre, will also be organizing its eagerly awaited Flash conferences in the Place de la Mécanique, which it will be hosting in conjunction with the Fédération des Industries Mécaniques (Mechanical Engineering Federation).
On Wednesday, there will be a special day dedicated to the major challenge of employment and training. Staged in association with Fabrique de l’Industrie, it will involve numerous partners and its aim is to establish contacts between manufacturers and young people undergoing professional training.
For the first time, MIDEST is also setting up four info points devoted to the industry of the future, additive manufacturing, employment/training and the Industrial Subcontracting Awards.
Other events on offer to visitors and exhibitors alike include the Industrial Subcontracting Awards, which will highlight outstanding pieces of work.
The b2fair – Business to Fairs®business meetings will allow subcontractors and/or customers who want to forge concrete partnerships in a sector, a market or a specific geographical zone to establish links.