Discover the Trade Show 

Ever more connected and highlighting the latest innovations and visionary projects related to the evolution of commerce, #conext welcomed 10,300 visitors in 2015. The event featured three days dedicated to the current and future challenges facing all types of commerce.

The programme of this event at the heart of French Tech included: a section dedicated to innovation that is unique in Europe, an international village that welcomed more than 100 international experts who presented their vision of connected commerce, a #conext Retail Tour focused on the digitalisation of the sales points, more than 100 conferences and debates…

Flashback on the 2015 edition


‘This 19th edition of # conext offered an answer to the main stakes in connected commerce today with rich exchanges addressing in particular the 3 main themes of the event: Brand Digitalisation, Digital Safety and Trust, Data Driven Marketing. I would like to stress the great business dynamics and energy that radiated throughout the three days. The section dedicated to innovation held its promises, a great visitor turnout, English and French were the main languages heard in the aisles… # conext confirms its unique position in the Trade Show constellation!’

Didier Farge, President of salon #conext

 A section dedicated to innovation that is unique Europe and was packed during the 3 days of the event.

Covering a surface area of 600 m² the innovation section - supported by the Region Council for Nord-Pas de Calais and MEL – offered visitors the opportunity to discover the innovative start-ups of the Connected Innovation Village.
From connected shoes that change colour on demand to 3D visualisation of bathrooms; from shopping aids that make it possible to find in store or online the right size of clothes to the multi-channel solution to deliver consumers within 2 hours, the innovation section was the centre of much attention.

New shopping Experience 2016


Come and test and try out 16 new innovations for the retail of the future that will be presented during this 2016 edition! Selected by PICOM – regional competitiveness cluster - and developed in collaboration with 15 retail brands, 18 technology SMEs and 3 research institutes and a School of Design, these proofs-of-concept will most certainly surprise you, in particular with respect to the innovative trends and the usages of frictionless shopping!

National French Tech, welcoming start-ups selected from the whole country.

A programme of top level conferences featuring emblematic keynote speakers.


Each of the 3 days starts with a plenary keynote delivered by recognised expert contributors and speakers.

In addition, the Trade Show will feature more than 100 conferences, debates, and workshops addressing 3 main themes: commerce, data and customer relations.



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