SEPT 2023


Paris Retail Week invests in eco-responsibility

Communiqué de presse

Paris Retail Week 2019, the major event in e-retailing this autumn, will be taking place from 24 to 26 September at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

The survey carried out during in preparation for this year's event in partnership with Havas Paris shows that growing international awareness is having an impact on consumer habits.

Respect for the environment is becoming an independent factor in purchasing decisions, and there is a boom in second-hand goods. Consumers are actively committing themselves and making their voices heard by boycotting brands or supporting new environmentally friendly players. These new developments will lead all of us, consumers and retailers, to take a fresh look at ourselves.

 Extra investments for six tons of waste with lower levels of energy consumption!

Faced with the climate issues that are also having an impact on consumer trends, Paris Retail Week will act as a shop window for the sector and express our commitment to the environment by optimising logistics. The actions that have been introduced aim to reduce waste as well as energy consumption, while giving the trade fair an urban ecological style:

 Waste reduction:

  • We have removed carpeting from the main area and the conference rooms covering a total of 12,600 m², or 4 tons of less waste!
  •  Use of recycled material (OSB boards) in the Start-Up Village and the Networking Area.
  • Bins for sorting waste have been set up in the trade fair area.

 Reduced energy use:

  •  For Paris Retail Week we have opted for LED lighting with 75% less energy consumption.
  •  An outdoor LED screen for the plenary session instead of a video-projector.

 More modern, reuseable spaces for an "urban ecological" style:

  •  The equipped Paris Retail Week stands, representing 43% of the stands, will be reused at other Comexposium events. They also make use of 100% LED lighting!
  •  The VIP, Executive Lounge, Business Center and Press areas have been set up with the help of a company providing short-term, modular and reuseable spaces, resulting in around 2 tons of less waste!
  •  An "urban-ecological" style, based on trends in point-of-sale design: use of natural materials, OSB wood, palettes, concrete, metal, LED light bars – all very popular features of point-of-sale design today.

 Without claiming that this will be a 100% eco-responsible event, Paris Retail Week intends to lay down the foundations of a sustainable approach.


About the Comexposium Group:

The Comexposium Group, one of the world leaders in events organisation, is involved in over 170 BtoC and BtoB events, covering 11 wide-ranging sectors of activity, including agro-food, agriculture, fashion, digital technology, safety, construction, high tech, optics and transport. Comexposium hosts 45,000 exhibitors and over 3 million visitors in 26 countries around the world. Comexposium is developing all around the world, with a presence in nearly 30 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Spain, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.





24 to 26 September 2019

Paris Expo Porte de Versailles – Pavillon 7.2

600 participating companies – 25,000 professionals

200 conferences and workshops – 20 Innovation Tours - 1 Store Tour




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