The Comexposium Group is one of the leading event organisers worldwide, creating events that bring communities together to discover and explore businesses, passions and interests.

With more than 150 B2B and B2C events, across more than 10 industry sectors, Comexposium brings together 48,000 exhibitors with 3.5 million visitors, 365 days a year.

Our international reach and omni-channel approach means that our brands have a strong presence in 22 countries, enabling our customers and partners to draw on multiple levers to expand their audiences and grow revenue.

To help deliver our mission of creating memorable and valuable experiences to support our communities, we leverage our two greatest assets: our employees and our brands.

We strongly believe that in-person events, enhanced by omni-channel interactions to help build relationships, remains the most effective channel for establishing an authentic and positive customer experience, and transforming that experience into profit, for each of our communities.

150

professional and public events

22

countries.
France, China, Indonesia, Japan, USA, Canada…

3

formats: exhibitions, business events, conventions & conferences

+10

sectors in which we have proven expertise through our leading

48 000

exhibitors

900

employees

Offering unique, memorable and valuable experiences for our communities is one of our core missions, which we are committed to working towards each day. It’s what we’re passionate about.

Renaud Hamaide

Chief Executive Officer, Comexposium

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Our history

The Comexposium Group was created in 2008 by the merger between Comexpo and Exposium, and at its heart is an iconic part of France’s heritage, the Foire de Paris, which was founded in conjunction with the Paris Exhibition of 1904 and represented a true symbol of innovation,thriving industry, and a forum to share ideas and experience.

The last 10 years have seen significant growth, and international growth in particular, which has enabled the Comexposium Group to extend the reach of its brands and leadership across a dozen industry sectors, including Agri-Food, the Automotive industry, Security, Fashion, Retail and Education.

Having become a leading global player, Comexposium went through the health crisis in 2021 with true resilience, reinventing itself and turning constraints into opportunities, by creating new offerings and developing new formats.

Today, Comexposium is continuing its transformation by developing its multi-channel offering – to support its communities, as always – drawing on the strength of its expertise to create that magical combination of business and experiences.

Key dates

1904 The Foire de Paris was held for the first time

Following the Paris Exhibition of 1900, the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry decided to set up the Comité des Expositions de Paris, together with trade organisations, in order to stage the first Foire de Paris, which would be held at the Carreau du Temple before making the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre its home when the latter was built in 1923.

2008 Comexposium was founded

The Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry merges its convention and exhibition business, Comexpo Paris, with that of Unibail-Rodamco, Exposium. And so Comexposium was born. And so Comexposium was born. It would go on to become one of the world’s leading event organisers.

This was followed by several years of growth within the French market, with the acquisition of companies that enabled Comexposium to operate within a broader range of sectors, staging events such as E-commerce Paris, E-marketing Paris and Les Assises de la Sécurité (2009), Who’s Next and Première Classe (2011), and the CE Works Councils in France (2015), to name a few.

2015-2019 International expansion

Following an equity investment from the British firm Charterhouse Capital Partners, in place of Unibail-Rodamco, Comexposium pursued a proactive international expansion strategy, making more than twenty acquisitions across various sectors and regions.

The Group expanded its operation to include Japan, Australia and New Zealand with the brands Ad:tech and Imédia (2015), as well as expanding into the Franchise sector in the United States with the MFV Group, then moving into Indonesia with the GIIAS (GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show) and the Indonesia Motorcycle Show (IMOS), entering the Chinese market with the China Stationery Fair and expanding within Europe with Insight Events Sweden and Insight Events Denmark (2017).

In 2018, it also acquired the International Master Course on Aging Science (IMCAS) events and became a joint shareholder of l’Etudiant.

2019 new shareholder and new organisation

Crédit Agricole Insurance became a joint shareholder of Comexposium, in place of Charterhouse Capital Partners. With more than 70 brands in over 20 countries, Comexposium consolidated its leadership position by capitalising on its industry expertise and launching new products.

. In 2020, together with Vinexpo Holding, it created Vinexposium, the first global event organiser dedicated to wine and spirits. In the midst of the health crisis, the Group introduced new digital formats and reviewed its matrix organisation in order to become more agile and effective, and to ensure it would be prepared for when normal business began to resume.

2022 An omni-channel platform

Comexposium is not only an event organiser. It also helps its communities to grow and thrive, by offering them opportunities to meet, engage and interact, as well as providing powerful and impactful content. CXMP, the marketplace created by the Group, is launched to enhance the in-person experience.

As exhibitors and visitors come together once again when we begin to emerge from the health crisis, Comexposium recruits more than 100 new employees and industry experts to further bolster its in-house talent and expertise.