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Paris Motor Show invites the Las Vegas CES

 - 20/04/2018

On Tuesday last, the organisers of the Paris Motor Show in October 2018 have announced that it will be hosting a French version of the Las Vegas CES, in a bid to showcase the new technologies that are revolutionising the car industry.

"We hope that this new event will be the first of many between (…) the world’s major tech event and the Paris Motor Show, the largest of its kind in the world,” said Christian Peugeot, CEO of AMC Promotion, which organises the Paris Motor Show, during a press conference in Paris.

“Two leading event organisers and two leading industries, automobiles and technology, are joining forces for the first time in this high-profile event,” commented Gary Shapiro, boss of CES, who travelled to France specially for the announcement.
 
The Paris Motor Show will be celebrating its 120th birthday in October. This year, the crowd-pulling show that attracts over a million visitors and which takes place every two years at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Hall in Paris, is evolving.
 
It will also be hosting the Paris Motorcycle Show, renewing a tradition of showcasing motorbikes that dates back to its origins.
 
It will also be launching a new mainstream event, International Mobility, related to the theme of shared services and vehicles, but also a new trade show, Mondial.tech, devoted to new motor technologies, similar to the CES Las Vegas.
 
As Mr Peugeot stressed: “The Paris Motor Show will showcase a whole range of new events, such as the Mondial.Tech, creating a genuine parallel with CES.”
 
Concretely, the French version of CES, Unveiled Paris, will be hosted on October 3rd in an exhibition hall next to the main Motor Show at the Porte de Versailles, remaing a separate event. Some 80 exhibitors will present their innovations during this mini Las Vegas CES show, taking place for the sixth time in the French capital, prior to the American show held in January.
 
“Thousands of journalists from all over the world will attend” the Paris Motor Show, which will further “increase its international dimension,” said Mr Shapiro to the AFP. No firm plans have been announced beyond 2018 and Shapiro simply said that “this is a first event.”
 
The Paris Motor Show has been introducing innovations in a bid to rebrand the motor show that has been losing steam of late, because manufacturers are investing less in such events, arguing that they are profitable enough.