Our answers to your questions
For 30 years, parent company WSN Developpement has been organising leading international fashion trade shows in Paris: Who’s Next and Premiere Classe.
Who’s Next is the leading international women’s and unisex fashion trade show that showcases the best of ready-to-wear, fashion accessories, beauty and lifestyle trends.
Each year in January and September, Who’s Next welcomes around 1,500 French and International brands to Porte de Versailles in Paris. Over four days, around 50,000 visitors from all over the world come to meet, exchange and develop their business through a programme full of conferences, animations and celebrations.
IMPACT is the new sustainable fashion event, open to professionals and non professionals who want to be part of this positive change. This hybrid event brings together the sustainable fashion industry for 4 days of meetings, sharing, collaboration, experiences and commitment.
For its first edition, IMPACT will take place alongside Who’s Next at Porte de Versailles, Paris, from the 6th - 9th September 2019.
For more information about the IMPACT event, click here
Friday to Sunday: 9:30am - 7pm
Monday: 9:30am - 5pm
The trade show is for the professionals of the fashion industry only.
Badges can be purchased from the “Visit” section of our website: “Visit" :
There are 2 types of badges:
We apologise that badges cannot be exchanged or refunded.
Who’s Next does not offer free invitations. Invitations must be obtained through our exhibitors, who are each given a certain number of free invitations.
You can order your badge from June 3rd 2019 until the day before the show on the Who’s Next website.
You can register on the Who’s Next website.
We offer discounted entrance for groups of 15 students with at least 1 guide (obligatory).
Price: Students €10/Guides €45
Please send an email to [email protected] with an Excel document listing the full names of the students attending, before the 26th of August 2019.
Our next edition will take place from the 6th - 9th of January 2019, at Porte de Versailles, Paris.
Public transport Metro: Line 12, Porte de Versailles station
Bus: Lines 39 - 49 - PC1 - 80, Porte de Versailles station
Tram :Lines T1 & T3, Porte de Versailles station
Your travel itinerary: www.RATP.fr
Taxis : Pick up & drop off: in front of the Palais des Sports, Place de la Porte de Versailles, 75015 Paris
By car : Hall 1: Car park 1 (P1)/ Hall 2.2: Car park 7 (P7) - Height restriction: 1.90m max
Carpark parkings P1 and P7: disabled access via lifts. Exhibition bridge: access via wheelchair lift. Electric and manual wheelchairs available at the Parc des Expositions information point.
Parking rates can be found here here :
Height restriction: 1.90m max
Save up to 47% off AIR FRANCE flights in France and abroad between 30th August - 16th September 2019
With the discount code: 35306AF
You can find a selection of hotels in Paris through our online reservation partner, Revolugo.
To apply as an exhibitor at Who’s Next, simply visit the “Exhibit” section of our website and complete the form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
Stand prices depend on the m2 allocated. You can do a rate simulation [here].(https://whosnext.com/fr/exhibit)
Cloakrooms are located in halls.
If you lose/find an object during the event, please visit General Commission in Hall 1.
After the event, you can contact us on +33(0)1 40 13 74 74. We often find lost objects when clearing up the trade show.
You can find the event programme on the Who's Next website or on the WSN Community app WSN Community (About 1 month before the event)
Please do not hesitate to contact us by email [email protected] or by telephone +33 (0)1 40 13 74 83
Exhibitors can set-up their stands the day before the opening of the trade show on Thursday 5th of September. Free access and no badge required for exhibitors and builders.
If you need extra time to set-up (e.g. for built stands), you can request an exemption by an email to [email protected] Please note that your stand project must be validated by us in advance.
Stands can be dismantled after closing on the last day of the trade show only, on Monday from 5pm - 11:30pm. Free access and no badge required.
No carriers or handlers can enter the halls before 5pm. For safety reasons, no vehicles can enter the halls before 8pm.
Collections cannot be taken out of the halls before 5pm on the last day.
There are no security measures in place during the set-up and dismantling of the stands. The halls are not insured, neither are people going in and out of the halls.
Be aware of thieves: please be vigilant and pay attention to your products and personal belongings. Do not leave any laptops or mobile phones on the tables.
Do not leave your stand unattended. Please always have someone at your stand, this being the best protection against robbery.
We will remind you that you are note insured during the setting up and dissmanting of the tradeshow.
Security in the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre (Viparis) includes:
We ask you to be vigilant and to take care of your belongings at all times during the event. It is prohibited to obstruct the aisles with your personal belongings, tables, chairs, rails and other items. Failure to meet these requirements will lead us to consider closing your stand. Smoking is also prohibited in the halls.
Validate following your quota the name of each member of your staff atending the event. To do this, go onto your account and print on your badges in A4 before the first day of the event.
You have until midnight the night before the opening of the trade show to print your exhibitor badges. These badges are named, and on presenting a form of ID grant you access to Who's Next.
Additional badges are allocated depending on the size of your stand. It is possible to receive extra badges if you have a large team working at the trade show.
For more information, please contact us: [email protected]
Exhibitors are entitled to a number of invitations depending on the size of your stand. This allows your buyers to get a free badge for the duration of the trade show.
If you wish to receive additional invitations, please contact us at [email protected]
To receive your badges, simply go to the “Badges” section on your Exhibitors’ Space and then “Invitations”.
Enter the information required and send before midnight the day before the opening of the trade show.
Deliveries during the opening of the trade show are only permitted from 7am - 8:30am and are limited to 1 hour.
For exhibitors in Hall 1:
Car park 1 (P1) is free of charge on set-up day until midnight.
Vehicles are not permitted to park inside the exhibition centre. Parking is only permitted for unloading goods during the time slot allocated by VIPARIS, upon registration of your vehicle.
All vehicles must leave the exhibition centre premises before midnight on set-up day. Attention: emergency exists must be kept clear.
Registration required at VIPARIS
For help please contact: +33(1) 40 68 11 30 or email [email protected]
No, exhibitors arriving by car have access to the on-site car parks.
The authorised height for stand decoration varies according to location and sector.
You can find this information by logging onto your Exhibitors’ Platform, clicking the “Your stand” section and then “Details about your stand”.
Yes, our suppliers will be at the event on the day before and the morning of opening day. Nevertheless, you are strongly advised to make your orders before the show by the deadlines that you will find on your online account.
Yes, you can steam your collections on set-up day. There are many steaming points available in the halls.
After opening day, the steamers will be available to use in the Services Area next to General Commission.
You can hire an interpreter through the Monna Lisa agency, who specialise in interpreters and can offer you bilingual speakers.
Contact: [email protected] - tel: +33(0)6 20 52 18 20
You can have access to meeting areas, merchandising advice, steamers and a bar at the Services Area, accessible from the first day of the trade show.