Viparis hosts exceptional, exciting, one-of-a-kind and innovative events at ten locations in the Greater Paris region. It would be impossible to list them all, but some of our best-known flagship events include the Paris Motor Show, the Foire de Paris, the International Agriculture Show, Viva Technology and Who’s Next, all of which captivate the public at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

Among the standout events at Paris Nord Villepinte and Paris le Bourget are Maison et Objets, the Paris Horse Show, Japan Expo, the Paris Air Show, the Weather Festival and the Paris Climate Conference.

The Salles du Carrousel inside the Louvre and Espace Champerret host events related to well-being and personal and professional development, among other topics.

The Palais des Congrès de Paris is one of the reasons why the capital is a world leader in hosting congresses. It is also a favourite place for lovers of the performing arts – musicals, symphony orchestras, international ballets and exceptional concerts take place within its walls. Issy-Les-Moulineaux and Versailles, our two other Palais des Congrès sites, offer rich and varied artistic programmes.

The Espace Grande Arche at La Défense, Europe's number one business district, and the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild – a listed historical monument – are elegant venues that are perfectly suited for corporate events.

Every single day, exceptional things are happening at our sites – while one event is being set up, another is drawing to a close. Business travellers enjoy Paris while at the same time successfully networking at one of our trade shows. Families, young adults and seniors indulge their enthusiasm for video games, vintage goods, boating, knitting, golf, classic records, handicrafts and more. All come to learn, discover and make new friends at a wide range of events on every topic, including the latest trends.

Welcome to Paris, and welcome to Viparis.

 

Shareholding and corporate governance

The companies operating the Viparis sites are owned equally by the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Unibail-Rodamco SE. The companies Viparis Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Viparis Nord Villepinte, Viparis Le Bourget, Viparis SAS, Viparis Palais des Congrès de Versailles, Viparis Le Palais des Congrès d’Issy et S.E.S.R are subsidiaries of their parent company Viparis Holding, a limited liability company with capital of 23,010,000 euros, listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 503 815 573. Viparis Holding's registered office is located in Paris (75017), 2 place de la Porte Maillot .

• Board of Directors

Bernard Michel is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Viparis Holding.
Bernard Michel holds a degree in economics and is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale des Impôts. After four years as a tax inspector, he joined the Gan Group in 1987. In 1996, he became a member of the Executive Committee of Crédit Agricole SA Group, where he held a variety of positions, including Deputy General Manager, Chairman of Crédit Agricole Immobilier, CEO of Predica and Chairman of Crédit Agricole Assurance. Since 2010 he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gecina, a real estate investment company (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris. He also holds other mandates, including that of director of MEDEF Paris. Bernard Michel was made an Officer of the National Order of Merit in 2004, and an Officer of the Legion of Honour in 2011. He has been an elected member of the Paris Ile-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2016.

• Executive Management

Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti is CEO of Viparis Holding.
Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti, born in 1983, graduated from Sciences-Po Strasbourg and from Ecole de Guerre Economique. He started his career as Managing Director of Prometheus Foundation from 2007 to 2009. Then he became member of the private staff of Christine Lagarde, France Finance minister, as speechwriter from 2009 to 2011. He joined Unibail-Rodamco in 2011 as Director of communications and institutional relations. In September 2014 he has been appointed Executive Director of Viparis then Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. He is also town councilor of Saint-Malo since April 2014.

Operating companies, subsidiaries of Viparis Holding:
-  Viparis Le Palais des Congrès de Paris. A French simplified joint stock company with capital of 6,400,352 euros. Listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 712 045 491. Registered office at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris.
- Viparis Nord Villepinte. A French simplified joint stock company with capital of 6,001,568 euros. Listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 321 255 069. Registered office at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris
- Viparis Le Bourget. A French general partnership with capital of 5,400,450 euros. Listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 448 307 363. Registered office at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris
- Viparis. A French simplified joint stock company with capital of 430,000 euros. Listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 394 321 046. Registered office at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris
- Viparis Palais des Congrès de Versailles. A French simplified joint stock company with capital of 38,200 euros. Listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 439 582 107. Registered office at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris
- Viparis Le Palais des Congrès d'Issy. A French limited company with a capital of 135,675 euros. Listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 343 183 695. Registered office at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris
- S.E.S.R. A French simplified joint stock company with capital of 50,000 euros. Listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 495 391 641. Registered office at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris.

Viparis Porte de Versailles, a French general partnership with capital of 18,247,680 euros, whose registered office is located at 2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris and which is listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 612 016 212, is owned equally by the subsidiary companies of the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Unibail-Rodamco SE.

 

• Management

Management of Viparis Porte de Versailles is provided by Valorexpo, a French simplified joint stock company with capital of 37,000 euros, whose registered office is located at 7 place du Chancelier Adenauer, 75016 Paris, and listed with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 502 207 186.

 

Our commitments with respect to DGCCRF

Our commitments with respect to France's Directorate General for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control (DGCCRF)

 1. The Minister for the Economy has allowed the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Unibail-Rodamco to merge their conference/exhibition-related activities in such a way that it is unlikely to undermine competition in the markets concerned. As part of this, the two partners have proposed the set of Commitments contained in the document below "Commitments DGCCRF Viparis site" (click here to print or download in PDF format). In a letter dated 20 November 2014 (click here to print or download in PDF format), the Competition Authority has authorised amendments to these Commitments, specifically concerning adjustments with respect to grandfather rights and new trade shows. These amendments shall be valid for the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles site only and solely for the duration of the renovation works underway.

2. Under the provisions of these Commitments, Olivier Fouquet has been named Authorised Representative. He is tasked with ensuring that the Paris Île-de-France Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Unibail-Rodamco comply strictly with the Commitments. Click here to print or download in PDF format extracts from his mandate based on the above Commitments.

Under the conditions provided for in the Commitments, any referrals to the Official Representative must be made in writing to the following address:
Olivier Fouquet Mandataire
3 allée Borghèse
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine

3. Under the terms of the Commitments, two meetings shall be organised each year (in April and October) for the purposes of presenting the schedules for all sites for the coming 24 months. These meetings shall take place between Viparis and Organisers of salons pivots* (trade shows occupying a surface area greater than or equal to 100,000 square metres), Organisers holding grandfather rights* and Organisers requesting a Slot* in the coming 24 months. Please see the Commitments for definitions of each of these terms.

 

Code of Conduct for Viparis Suppliers

Our Code of Conduct defines the values and professional behaviour that our company expects with regard to employee/company interactions as well as business relations with third parties.

By entering into an agreement with the Viparis Group, Suppliers undertake to comply with the Viparis Code of Conduct, including its provisions concerning loyalty, integrity, conflicts of interest, ethical business practices and the handling of confidential information. In particular, the Code prohibits Suppliers from offering or accepting illegal payments and urges them to strictly comply with all legal and regulatory provisions. Read the Code of Conduct

If you encounter an unethical situation or event, please contact the company's Compliance Officer at the following e-mail address: responsable.conformite@viparis.com . The Compliance Officer will take the necessary steps to keep all exchanges confidential.

 

Viparis signed the diversity charter on 9 July 2009

We, alongside the other 1,900 companies to have signed the Diversity Charter, are committed to fighting against discrimination and to promoting diversity within our organisation. It is our conviction that diversity represents an economic concern for our company. By placing it at the heart of our strategy, diversity gives an advantage and has a noticeable impact on our creativity and competitive ability. Read the charter