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Innovation takes centre stage.
From 17 to 27 March, the Lyon International Fair will be back at Eurexpo. From home appliances and beauty care products to travel services and gourmet food products, the Lyon Fair is a great place to find practical products and services, and enjoy a great day out.
The “S’équiper” (Get equipped) area is devoted to products for the home and garden. The “Se faire plaisir” (Indulge yourself) area offers a wide range of products and services devoted to well-being, beauty care, gastronomy and more. There is also a special "Made in France” section. This section of the fair was inaugurated in 2016. This year, some 50 exhibitors will be presenting products made in different areas of France. Visitors interested in travel and discovering other cultures will find everything they need in the “S’évader” (Get way from it all) area. There is also a large “Second hand car” area, where visitors can but used cars from acknowledged car dealers from the Lyon region.
This year’s Lyon Fair aims to place innovation centre stage and the organisers have designed a specific circuit that presents around 40 start-ups who will be showcasing their products, many of which are not yet available on the market. Innova' Lyon also aims to be an interactive experience, since visitors can bet on their favourite start-up, using special “fake” bank-notes designed for the occasion. The start-up that receives the most public support will win a free stand for the 2018 Lyon Fair.
Over the course of three days, from the 17 th to the 19th, the innovation area will give visitors the opportunity to learn more about creating products, based on three phases: creativity, prototyping and testing.
A special circuit with explanatory panels will give visitors an insight into the key concepts of innovation. They can also take part in workshops and meet the heads of start-up businesses.
Another new addition this year is the “Civic Village” which will house stands representing the Police, fire-brigade, and the French army, navy and air-force. The village will be holding various educational and fun activities for visitors.
This year, Cuba is the special guest at the Lyon International Fair. Parents and children will feel as if they are on a journey through Cuba in the specially-designed area with typical Cuban décors and settings. Photos and unpublished documents about the archipelago will also be presented, relating the history and the many different facets of Cuba. Finally, the Tropical Village will be the ideal place for a relaxing break to the sound of salsa.
During the 11-day Fair, many permanent or temporary events are scheduled during the day or in the evenings. Discover the complete programme online!