EquipHotel 11-15 November 2018

Posted in Events on 25 October, 2018

EquipHotel 2018 promises a varied programme of special events, both outside the show, with the brand-new OFF event “Tous à l’Hotel” and inside with B2B meetings and masses of competitions, workshops and trends areas. Already an important business forum, the show is becoming established as a trends and innovation incubator. These events are intended to inspire visitors and keep them up-to-date with the best practices in the hospitality and catering sector.

Tous à l’Hotel – a week of unique hotel-based experiences

From 11 to 15 November 2018, for those eager to try something new, selected hotels in Paris and the surrounding region will be offering an exciting selection of exclusive experiences. An example of competitive synergy, offering a different way to discover the Parisian hospitality scene, with exclusive offers including spas, bars, restaurants and unusual activities. All you have to do to enjoy these unique experiences is book the one that interests you the most and step inside the hotel! Whether you’re feeling energetic or just want to relax and recharge your batteries.

Here are some examples to spark your curiosity:

– Take an open-air Pilates class

– Learn battle rope or kettlebell from a pro

– Enjoy a rooftop afterwork with live music and views over Paris

– Sip the latest trendy cocktail in a grass hut

– Eat a vegan brunch in a secret inner garden

– Sample a signature madeleine

– Succumb to a talented chef’s molecular menu

– Switch off in a magical spa

With the support of the Mairie de Paris, the Paris Tourist and Conference Service and the Paris Region Tourism Committee, “Tous à l’Hotel” is organised by EquipHotel in partnership with two French e-tourism startups: the hotel comparison site Pilgo and the online entertainment solution Activitour.

EquipHotel, ever more design-centred

In 2018, Les Architecteurs redefine the hotel lobby! Reception areas in the hospitality industry are changing: they are becoming multi-purpose, variable geometry spaces, which people use to check in, meet up with others, converse, work, play, observe, relax and experience all that a space open to its surroundings can offer. Les Architecteurs will unveil an innovative and effective reception area at EquipHotel… and it’s right there as you walk into the show!


Les Architecteurs are also “trend-spotters” at EquipHotel 2018. Their brief is to select the exhibitors’ products that best represent these five trends: innovation, design, eco-design, inventiveness and connectivity.

Les Architecteurs have a dual role as both architects and builders. They manage the entire construction process to deliver turnkey buildings within a guaranteed budget and timeframe. Whether they are building, renovating, extending or restyling, the solutions they offer have a constant focus on combining well-being, comfort, technical excellence and financial savings. The Architecteurs are heavily involved in research and sustainable development, and bring a holistic approach to their developments and energy improvements.

Opening session (Hall 7.3)

To open the show on Monday 12 November, EquipHotel is organising a morning of panel discussions looking at the future of hospitality and catering in France and Europe. (9.30 am – 12.30 pm) in the Conference Area (Pavilion 7.3).

Topics covered:

09.45 – 10.45 am: The gastronomic experience in 2050

What form will gastronomy take in 2050? What will customers want? What and how will we eat in 2050? Led by our patron Thierry Marx, students from the Ferrandi, ENSCI and ESSEC schools conducted a study based on two different scenarios taking into account environmental, technological, agricultural, societal and public health factors: in the first, the resources were protected and in the second they were depleted…

A key question will be raised: how will today’s issues impact and transform the catering sector of tomorrow?

The goal is to meet the expectations of professionals visiting and exhibiting at EquipHotel by providing an analysis of what fine dining will be like in 2050! According to Thierry Marx, “Today we need to start putting in place what we want for tomorrow”.

11.00-12.00 noon: Panel discussion – How will sporting events affect the economy and tourism by 2024?

In the presence of Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Secretary of State to the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (speakers to be confirmed).

Don’t miss the multitude of competitions, awards ceremonies, and guided tours, too. To find out more, or to register for a pass visit: www.equiphotel.com

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