With 1,340 businesses created in 2016 in France, the bakery sector is booming. This is up 3.8 percent compared with 2014 (source: INSEE) and shows the keen interest of entrepreneurs for the bakery-pastry industry. Launch strategy, manufacturing equipment, sales models, financing, management tools, merchandizing: all the solutions necessary to expand, create or optimize businesses are featured at Europain.

Artisans, retailers, industrials or those currently retraining: all entrepreneurs from the bakery and pastry sector converge on Paris to attend the major event in the industry, from February 3rd to 6th, 2018.

Four days dedicated to animations, demonstrations and conferences will offer visitors of Europain a fascinating experience, packed with practical solutions, efficient encounters and useful discoveries covering all aspects of their business. Meeting top professionals, discovering the most creative techniques, listening to the opinions of the most competent experts: everything is possible at Europain.

At the heart of the event the Forum will propose 4 days centered on exchanges: around forty themes, debates and reviews with 80 French and international contributors from all over the world. Entrepreneurs will thus benefit from top expert advice. They will also discover new models and find solutions to their sourcing, manufacturing and management issues. The themes include as follows:

  • A review of opportunities in 4 international markets: North America, Africa, South America and Asia, with testimonials from local players including Michel SUAZ - San Francisco Baking Institute -and Pascal RIGO - founder of the American chain of bakeries La Boulange
  • Illustration of an international entrepreneurial success - Eric KAYSER
  • Initiatives to produce local: the example of ‘Robins des Champs’ founded by Christophe GIRARDET and farmer Gilbert BERNACHON