For 40 years, Pollutec has been committed to connecting French and international stakeholders working in the environment sectors, to support their international growth and project fulfillment. Pollutec 2018 will take place in Lyon (at Lyon Eurexpo, France) from 27 to 30 November.

Pollutec is a major international event for people working with green growth

Pollutec is not only an exhibition about treatment and prevention solutions for all environmental sectors but also a place to debate on key green growth with many stakeholders.

Pollutec brings together major players in these fields and features the most up-to-date solutions, but also in the meeting spaces, debates, startup pitches, awards ceremonies, and trophy presentations. The Innovation Showcase organized in partnership with PEXE (The French national eco-enterprise forum) singles out solutions with strong market potential from all the innovations on the show. Pollutec also reinforces its role as an incubator and supporter by welcoming around one hundred innovative startups.

With almost 130 countries represented by exhibitors and delegations, Pollutec 2018 is reinforcing its international status. In line with its aim of highlighting emerging markets which represent real opportunities for business and cooperation, the show has reserved an entire space for countries from Africa, Latin America, and South-East Asia: the AAA Space. After Ivory Coast in 2014, the place of honor this year goes to Burkina Faso, a country in the Sahel region which has put the environment on its priority list.

The 2018 Pollutec show will hold the first-ever International Summit for cities and regions driving the circular economy, in partnership with the city of Lyon, on November 28. The program of this key event has been compiled from real life projects submitted in response to a call for expressions of interest last spring. Representatives from major cities like London, Lyon, Ouagadougou and Strasbourg, the French regions of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Occitanie, the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and UN Environment have confirmed their participation.

Read more: Investments in the cleantech sector in France remain high in 2017 

Pollutec 2018 will focus on the circular economy, plastics, and seas & coastlines

Pollutec is highlighting the hot news topics in green growth: the circular economy: plastics, seas & coastlines, but also digital technology & environment and employment & skills. As the cities and regions summit, the circular economy will be the topic of many meetings. The critical issue of plastics will be addressed in all aspects: prevention, substitution, recycling, upgrading, etc. The Sea & Coastline strand will return to the issue of plastics and the restoration and preservation of fragile ecosystems and the many challenges of the blue economy in general. The growing integration of digital technology in eco-solutions will be a particular highlight of the Digital & Environment strand, with many real-life examples from all the sectors represented at the show.

Matchmaking and Business meetings

Pollutec is a pioneer in connecting stakeholders in the environmental sector. That’s why it has upgraded its online matchmaking platform to better help foster relations between all participants (exhibitors, visitors, speakers, etc.) during the event. There will also be several special initiatives, such as the Green Days, with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, which will gather advisers on water, energy, waste, and risks for the industry.

More information on Pollutec's website


Contact the Promosalons team in the nordic contries if you need more information on this fair.