INDUSTRIETook place at Eurexpo, from 6th to 9th of September 2021

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The second edition of the exhibition, held in Lyon in 2019, was one which broke every record.

So after the cancellation of the 2020 event in Paris due to the coronavirus crisis, in 2021 Global Industrie was returning to the site of its most recent exploits with bigger ambitions than ever. And its first aim is to help both its exhibitors and its visitors, who have just gone through a particularly difficult period, to revive and bolster their activity.

In 2021, France’s biggest industrial exhibition was coming back with a ferocious appetite!

01. A global technological offer which is unique in the world

In just two editions, Global Industrie has established itself as one of the leading exhibitions in the world dedicated to industry. Its resolutely modern positioning geared both to the industry of the future and to international business explains the success encountered from the beginning in Paris, which was only amplified in Lyon.

Global Industrie is indeed the only event in France to cover the whole of industry, simultaneously bringing together:


start-ups, large companies, subcontractors, manufacturers of industrial equipment or solutions, competitive clusters, research centers, incubators, etc.


R&D, design, production, maintenance, services, training, etc.


transport, energy, food, chemicals, cosmetics & pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, etc.


All industrial players are thus sure to meet present and future partners there and to find the product, the equipment, the know-how or the solution they are looking for, thereby obtaining a considerable saving in time and investment and gaining in effectiveness.

This challenge is made possible by bringing together four complementary exhibitions which are leaders in their field: MIDEST (industrial subcontracting), SMART INDUSTRIES (smart, efficient and digital industry), INDUSTRIE (manufacturing technologies and equipment) and TOLEXPO (solutions and equipment for sheet metal working).


NEW IN 2021 - To make its comprehensive offer ever clearer, Global Industrie was continuing its work on the new division of the exhibition into different zones (equipment and know-how):

02. A major international event supported at the highest level

Global Industrie thus has:

- 85 countries represented by its visitors 

- 40% of its exhibitors from abroad, from 40 countries 


This positioning and this outstanding European and global outreach explain the commitment and the active support for the exhibition shown by the highest political and institutional authorities as well as socio-professional organizations .

It is thus placed under the Patronage of the French President Mr Emmanuel Macron, and plays host to a number of ministers, elected officials, ambassadors and representatives of the biggest European professional organizations in the world of industry.  


This support can be explained by Global Industrie’s four main missions:

1 - Helping people

to obtain new skills and opening the way for them to new professions.

2 - Promoting the image of industry in France

to the general public and to young people in

3 - Supporting the whole industrial community

to ensure that it commits itself optimally to the

4 - Expanding its influence throughout Europe

to restore French industry to its rightful place.

03. A showcase for innovation

Through the variety and quality both of its exhibitors  and of the activities it offers, which provide an opportunity to see, touch and understand innovations and state-of-the-art industrial processes, Global Industrie highlights and rewards the latest new developments and allows transformations in industry to be anticipated more effectively.

Its numerous experimentation areas give visitors a chance to see, touch and understand innovations, state-of-the-art industrial processes and prospects for the industry of the future.

A unique opportunity to carry out, in one place, a monitoring of trends and emerging signals which can allow transformations in industry to be anticipated more effectively.

04. A platform for exchanges


Global Industrie naturally facilitates the creation of partnerships or alliances, linking between research and industry, good relations between customers and suppliers, and the meeting of talented young people with company heads and representatives of Human Resource departments.

Global Industrie in figures

more than 27,000 Visitors
75,000 m² of exhibition floor area
1,500 exhibitors covering the whole industrial ecosystem
1,500 machines in operation making the show the biggest factory in France
40,000 views on Global Industrie Channels