Paris, September 24, 2020 – Regarding the statement of the French Minister of Solidarity and Health on the evening of September 23, Reed Expositions France and the French Franchise Federation announce that the 2020 edition of Franchise Expo Paris scheduled for October 4 to 7 is postponed to 2021.
Indeed, the latest government measures taking place in Paris, meaning that gatherings superior to 1 000 people are no longer allowed, prevent us from opening the 39th edition of Franchise Expo Paris.
These last month, all the teams from Reed Expositions France and the French Franchise Federation have taken up the challenge to maintain the event in strict compliance with the regulations recommended by the health authorities. More mobilized than ever, they are now all turned towards 2021 and the preparation of the next edition.
« This postponement is a huge disappointment for all the exhibitors who were waiting for the show and all the mobilized and motivated teams, who have been working for several months to maintain Franchise Expo Paris 2020. I would already like to extend my thanks to the partners of the show and the 367 exhibitors who were present for this 39th edition. I would also like to thank the 25,000 project leaders who had already pre-ordered their badges for this edition. Franchise Expo Paris enjoys the unfailing support of all its partners and this unprecedented situation clearly demonstrated the fi ne spirit of solidarity that reigns within the franchise sector. Franchise Expo Paris continues to exist no matter what: we look forward to seeing you in 2021 and we are already working to offer a great edition of the show next year. »
SYLVIE GAUDY, DIVISION DIRECTOR IN REED EXPOSITIONS FRANCE
« With Reed Expositions, we were all ready to offer a very nice 39th edition of Franchise Expo Paris. Despite the postponement of our show, franchise is a resilient model and a formidable tool for the economic recovery of our country. Our role, more than ever in these diffi cult times, is to support our members and future franchise candidates in order to support them in the development of their business. We will come back even stronger in 2021. »
VÉRONIQUE DISCOURS-BUHOT, GENERAL DELEGATE OF THE FFF
The show team will get back to all its customers and partners as soon as possible to prepare with them the edition of Franchise Expo Paris 2021.
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