Completely new equipment has been waiting for its first visitors for almost a year and a half. This Saturday, September 4, after being canceled twice in 2020 and postponed in 2021, the International Exhibition of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne) finally took its seat in the Parc des Expositions and the city’s new convention center, called MEETT. A huge building built near Toulouse-Blagnac airport, in the town of Osun, which was scheduled to open in June 2020.
“The holding of the Toulouse fair is for us a sign of economic recovery, and we are delighted that the residents of Toulouse are finally able to customize this new equipment for this popular event,” said Patrice Vassal, CEO of Toulouse Events that operates MEETT, the conference center Pierre Baudis and Espaces Vanel. . Toulouse, the fourth largest city in France, finally has equipment to measure, a tool that will allow us to acquire new markets that we previously fled, such as large congresses and congresses.”
The old exhibition centre, located in the city centre, on the Ile du Ramier, has become dilapidated, very small in terms of capacity and a hell of parking and traffic. With 7 halls spread over 40,000 square meters, a 15,000 square meter conference center that can accommodate 10,000 people and a 3,000 space silo car park, Pink City has one of the largest exhibition centers in Hexagon.
Until September 13th, 300 furniture and home exhibitors will invest 5 halls. Swimming pools and car dealerships will be set up in the outdoor spaces. Previous courses at Ile de Ramier, the region’s premier economic event, welcomed between 100,000 and 120,000 visitors. MEETT financed €311 million from Toulouse Metropole, with the help of the region, department and Tisséo, the company that organizes transport in Toulouse.
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