November 2016


At a time when customers are becoming increasingly demanding and in search of emotional value, hoteliers and restaurant owners are upping their game to adapt to their new life styles and win them over by offering them a customer experience in line with their wishes.

To cater to this trend, the 2016 edition of EquipHotel has been redesigned as a genuinely experiential venue, conceived in the spirit of a notebook packed with inspiration and practical solutions interspersed with live events, so that every hospitality and catering professional can draw their own sustenance and source ideas all along the aisles of the show.

EquipHotel opens to its visitors from 6 to 10 November, with even more audacity, innovation and events, with particular emphasis placed on CONVIVIALITY and BUSINESS.

This is the trade show for hotel and restaurant professionals that has been setting the standard for more than 50 years now; an event that attracts more than 111,000 people who come to discover products and solutions presented by more than 1,600 exhibitors across 30 sectors of activity.

EquipHotel 2016 deciphers the big challenges coming out of the profession thanks to input from its influencers, new personalities from tourism and the hospitality sector who joined the team to contribute their thoughts; the goal being to facilitate and foster professionals’ business development and meetings on this market. It was also with the help of more than twenty experts that STUDIO16, an actual temporary establishment spanning three floors was designed, offering a live setting for the leading trends of today, to become a source of “business” inspiration for professionals.

Also worth discovering during your visit: the CAPSULES, offering tangible answers to today’s pressing issues, and the brand new SIGNATURE space, dedicated to the requirements of specifiers in the contract furnishings market.

EquipHotel is also the imperative venue for a great many competitions, assemblies and conventions in the profession, but it also provides an opportunity for dialogue, new meetings and networking in a convivial environment, during the day and into the night with EH aperitifs and in the Bar OFF.

And one thing to taste without holding back is our little moment of indulgence in 2016: the EquipHotel Religieuse, cooked up this year by Benoît Castel!

Finally, just like every year, new investment projects are emerging in France and abroad in the hospitality and foodservice sector. In these circumstances, EquipHotel has developed exclusive business matchmaking tools to cater to market change. This exceptional edition will be the opportunity to exclusively discover EH360 and EHBusinessClub… and plan ahead for the future!

Wishing you an excellent visit!

Corinne Menegaux

Corinne Menegaux,  Director of Foodservice & Hospitality, Retail, Healthcare, Communication & Culture Division. 

Boris Provost

Boris Provost, Director of EquipHotel.