FAQ

Our answers to your questions

  1. General information
  2. Badges/Invitations/Press passes
  3. Access to the trade shows
  4. Getting to Paris
  5. Exhibit
  6. Practical information
  7. Security measures

General information

WHAT IS THE WSN DEVELOPPEMENT GROUP?

For 30 years, parent company WSN Developpement has been organising leading international fashion trade shows in Paris: Who’s Next and Premiere Classe and recently IMPACT and Traffic.

WHAT IS WHO’S NEXT?

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 1,300 French and International brands to Porte de Versailles in Paris. Over four days, around 45,000 visitors from all over the world come to meet, exchange and develop their business through a programme filled with conferences, entertainment and celebrations.

More about Who’s Next: here

WHAT IS PREMIERE CLASSE ?

Premiere Classe is the unmissable fashion accessory event during Paris Fashion Week. For 30 years, the event has been unveiling the accessory trends of the coming season and the young designers who will make tomorrow's fashion. Recognized for its high-end selection, the event presents designers of jewelry, shoes, leather goods, textile accessories and other accessories specially chosen for their creativity, originality and style. A ready-to-wear selection completes the Premiere Classe premium offer.

The event presents nearly 450 brands and designers specially chosen for their creativity, originality and style. 10,000 visitors expected for each edition.

Premiere Classe is held twice a year in the heart of the parisian fashion week at the jardin des tuileries in March and in late September/early October.

More about Premiere Classe: here

WHAT IS IMPACT?

IMPACT is the new sustainable fashion event, open to 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.

IMPACT will take place at Who’s Next, Porte de Versailles, Paris, in January and September.

More about IMPACT: here

WHAT IS TRAFFIC?

The Traffic event is dedicated to solutions and innovations for fashion retailers and brands. From September 2020, Traffic will be joining Who’s Next at Porte de Versailles. Talks, workshops, experts, masterclasses and innovations - the Traffic area offers a hybrid experience: mixing experiences and talks.

More about Traffic: here

WHAT ARE THE OPENING HOURS?

For the Who’s Next, IMPACT, Traffic & Premiere Classe exhibition at the Jardin des Tuileries: from 9:30am to 7pm from Friday to Saturday and from 9:30 am to 5pm on Sunday.

WHO CAN ATTEND WHO'S NEXT?

The trade shows are for fashion industry professionals only.


Badges/Invitations/Press passes

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE MY BADGE? HOW MUCH DO BADGES COST?

Badges can be purchased from the “Visit” section of our website

There are 2 types of badges:

▪ Who’s Next Pass: €45 online until the day before the trade show, €60 on site. This badge gives you access to the Who’s Next - IMPACT - Traffic trade shows.

▪ Premiere Classe: 45€ in pre-registration until the day before the show, 60€ on site.

CAN I REFUND OR EXCHANGE A BADGE?

We apologise that badges cannot be exchanged or refunded.

CAN I GET A FREE INVITATION?

Who’s Next and Premiere Classe do not offer free invitations.

Invitations must be obtained through our exhibitors, who are each given a certain number of free invitations.

WHERE AND WHEN CAN I GET MY BADGE FOR THE TRADE SHOWS?

Until the day before the trade shows on the website.

HOW DO I REGISTER WHEN I AM A PRESS REPRESENTATIVE?

On the website.

DO YOU OFFER REDUCED TARIFFS FOR STUDENTS/SCHOOLS?

Yes, only for Who’s Next exhibition. 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 28th of August 2020.

WHEN WILL THE NEXT TRADE SHOW TAKE PLACE?

Who’s Next, IMPACT, Traffic, at the Porte de Versailles:

▪ From 2nd to 4th October 2020 (3 days) (Jardin des Tuileries)

▪ From 22nd to 25th January 2021


Premiere Classe, at the Jardin des Tuileries:

▪ From 2nd to 4th October 2020 (3 days)

▪ From 5th to 7th March 2021 (3 days)


Access to the trade shows

HOW DO I GET TO TRADE SHOWS AT THE PORTE DE VERSAILLES?

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 5.2: P6 (Parking 6) – Access via the place des Insurgés de Varsovie, Paris. (maximum height 1.90m)

IS THERE ANY DISABLED ACCESS?

Carpark parking P6: disabled access via lifts. Exhibition bridge: access via wheelchair lift. Electric and manual wheelchairs available at the Parc des Expositions information point.

HOW MUCH DOES PARKING COST FOR VISITORS?

Parking rates can be found here :

Hall 5.2: P6 (Parking 6) – Access via the place des Insurgés de Varsovie, Paris. (maximum height 1.90m)

HOW TO GET TO THE PREMIERE-CLASSE EXHIBITION ?

Public transport

Metro: Concorde station: Lines 1, 8 & 12. Tuileries station: Line 1

Bus: Line 72 stops Concorde, Castiglione or Pyramides/Tuileries Lines 73 - 84 - 94: Stop Concorde

Taxis: Drop off between 194 and 244 rue de Rivoli, 75001, Paris. Taxis : Place André Malraux & place de la Madeleine.

Your travel itinerary: www.RATP.fr

WHAT ARE THE ACCESS FOR PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY TO THE TUILERIES GARDEN?

There is a ramp for PMR entrance "Staircase 29 July", rue de Rivoli.


Getting to Paris

HOW DO I GET A DISCOUNT ON MY AIR FRANCE FLIGHT TO PARIS?

Save up to 15% off AIR FRANCE flights in France and abroad

For Who’s Next : between 28th of August to 14th of September 2020, with the discount code: 37099AF

Click here

For Premiere-Classe : between 25th of September to 11th of October 2020, with the discount code: 37209AF

Click here

HOW DO I BOOK MY HOTEL IN PARIS? (REVOLUGO)

You can find a selection of hotels in Paris through our online reservation partner Revolugo

Exhibit

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A STAND?

To apply as an exhibitor at Who’s Next, simply visit the “Exhibit” section of our website or send an email to [email protected]

We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO EXHIBIT ?

Stand prices depend on the m2 allocated.


Practical information

IS THERE A CLOAKROOM ON-SITE? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Cloakrooms are located in halls.

Price per item of clothing (per day): 2€

Price per bag/luggage (per day): 4€

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I LOSE/FIND PERSONAL PROPERTY?

Pendant le salon, si vous avez perdu ou trouvé un objet ou un vêtement, n’hésitez pas à venir nous voir au commissariat général de votre hall.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE EVENT PROGRAMME?

One the website WSN Community (About 1 month before the event)

Security measures

SECURITY MEASURES

The following security measures have been in place at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre (VIPARIS):

▪ A general reinforcement of the control teams at all exhibition sites and outdoor common areas during the setting up, opening and dismantling of the events

▪ Searching of all bags and systematic full-body searching of all visitors and exhibitors at each entrance of the events

▪ Random vehicle searches in the exhibition parking zones Dog handlers and supervision agents in the outside communal areas of the exhibition area

▪ Security guards situated at the entrances of, and inside the exhibition halls

▪ Permanent surveillance by VIPARIS’ Vigipirate team, in direct contact with the public security authorities

WHAT IS THE HEALTH PROTOCOL PLANNED FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2020 TRADE FAIR?

We have established a health charter, you can consult it here

DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS ?

Call the HOTLINE visitors

Feel free to contact us by email: [email protected]

By phone: +33(0)01 40 13 74 83

General reception: +33(0)1 40 13 74 74