11,12 and 13 December 2019 PALAIS DES CONGRES - PORTE MAILLOT - PARIS Le rendez-vous de l'immobilier d'entreprise - The professional real estate event

FAQ

If you have any questions or doubts, you are very likely to find the answer in the list of frequently asked questions that we have compiled for you.

  • Visiteurs

    • What is Smart & New by SIMI?

      Innovation at the service of the real estate industry

      SIMI, the showcase of the French commercial real estate market, will welcome innovating companies to present their new products and services for 30 minutes at the “Smart Focus” event in room 242 B on level 2.

      Click here

    • I’m concerned that I will receive lots of emails from SIMI.

      No need to worry! You will only receive 3 or 4 messages containing information or reminders about the networking tools.  You may also receive requests for meetings from other property market professionals.

    • How can register my manager and four other colleagues who do not want to share their email address.

      You can only register one person with “your” email address. For the others, you will have to fill in their unique email addresses.

    • Why is a single named email address needed?

      With a single address you will benefit from all digital and other services provided by SIMI.

    • If I don’t want to give my email address what will happen?

      You have to provide an email address in order to receive your entrance pass.

    • Why is there a unique mail address this year?

      This year we have developed a new application giving you direct access to the networking platform. For you to benefit fully from its networking capacity, we need a single named email address

  • Prix Junior de l’Industrie Immobilière

    • What is the Prix Junior de l’Industrie Immobilière?

      The competition “Prix Junior de l’Industrie Immobilière” is organized by Infopro Digital/SIMI and sponsored by Fondation Palladio. It is awarded to a student for a thesis that takes a new perspective with a forward looking or a different view of the real estate industry or the construction of the city.

    • Who can take part in the competition? How do you take part?

      The competition is open to graduates from public or private higher education institutions offering courses on real estate and the city. Each establishment can present a maximum of two theses. The candidate does not need to have defended his/her work before entering for the competition.

      These students, at the end of their education, often with five or six years post-baccalaureate studies to masters level or higher, must be under 28 years old when their thesis was submitted.

      The theses address subjects relating to the stakeholders, professions, assets, and problems facing the real estate industry and the city. They may be related to any academic discipline, be it generalist – for example law, economics, management, or social sciences – or more specialized – for example architecture, urban planning or engineering.

      Download the competition entry forms for the Prix Junior de l’Immobilier 2018.
      Participants must submit their entries by Thursday 25 October 2018 2359 by mail to the following address: simi-prix@infopro-digital.com

    • What is the prize for the winner?

      The winning student receives the following:

      • ADI: free 1-year membership of the association + a gift of the four latest publications (Friches, Lieux, Bail and Gestion de l’immobilier public)
      • Afilog: the association’s latest publication Logistique, la nouvelle industrie française + an invitation to events organized in first half 2019.
      • Business Immo: subscription to the digital version of Business Immo + free access to Business Immo matins for one year
      • Cercle 30: take part in all the organization’s activities for one year as a “member”+ listing in the organization’s directory
      • Fédération des Promoteurs Immobiliers de France: invitation to the Young Developers’ meetings for one year + invitation to professional days and to the federation’s convention the year after the prize + circulation of the winner’s work through the federation’s communication channels
      • Palladio Foundation: The foundation sponsors the prize and awards €1000 to the winner. The student’s thesis is posted on the foundation’s website and an abstract is published in the “Cahiers Palladio” section of the review Réflexions Immobilières, published by IEIF.
      • Groupe Infopro Digital: A credit of €1000 for articles from the Librairie du Moniteur Paris Cité de l’Architecture 75016 Paris (credit available for use until 31 December 2019).
  • Les Grands Prix SIMI 2018

    • What are the Grands Prix SIMI awards?

      Chosen by a jury composed of property directors from leading French companies, the Grand Prix SIMI awards pay tribute to the most outstanding office, service and logistics buildings of the year.

    • Who can take part?

      The competition is open to the entire commercial real estate market in France, whether the companies are exhibiting or not at SIMI 2018.

    • Is it free to enter the competition?

      Competition entries are:

      • free for exhibitors
      • payable for participants that are not exhibiting at SIMI 2018. The cost is €1,800 euros for each entry(€2,160 including taxes).
        Participants paying to enter the awards receive 5 invitations for 3-day entry passes to SIMI 2018.
    • What are the award categories?

      7  Grands Prix will be awarded on Friday December 7, 2018, the final day of SIMI 2018:

      • Grand Prix SIMI New Office Building under 5,000 sq m: for a new office building under 5,000 sq m, located in France and completed between September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2018
      • Grand Prix SIMI New Office Building from 5,000 to 50,000 sq m: for a new office building between 5,000 sq m and 50,000 sq m, located in France and completed between September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2018
      • Grand Prix SIMI New Office Building above 50,000 sq m: for a new office building above 50,000 sq m, located in France and completed between September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2018
      • Grand Prix SIMI Renovated Building or innovative refurbishment: for a renovated office building or an interior refurbishment above 5,000 sq m, located in France and completed between September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2018.
      • Grand Prix SIMI Mixed Use Building: awarded to a new or renovated mixed use building (light industrial, R&D, industrial), above 3,000 sq m, located in France and completed between September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2018.
      • Grand Prix SIMI Logistics Building: awarded to a new or renovated building, located in France, completed and ready for occupation between September 30, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
      • Grand Prix SIMI Service Sector Building: awarded to a service sector building (hotel, serviced residence, healthcare facility or retail), new or renovated, located in France, completed between September 30, 2017 and September 30, 2018.
    • How are the winners chosen?

      The winners are chosen by a jury chaired by Alain BÉCHADE, emiritus professor of CNAM. The jury is composed of Real Estate and Logistics Directors of leading French companies.

      • Bertrand JASSON, Real estate director, ORANGE
      • Anne KEUSCH, Director of Sustainable Development and Innovation, GROUPAMA IMMOBILIER
      • Luc MONTEIL, Real Estate Director, BOLLORÉ TRANSPORT ET LOGISTICS
      • Diane de SARNEZ, Real Estate Director, NAVAL GROUP
      • Eric SUPPLISSON, Real Estate Director, THALÈS
      • Eddie TURCON, Real Estate Director, VENTE-PRIVEE.COM
      • Giuseppe ZOLZETTICH, Managing Director, CAREIT

      The jury will meet at the end of October to examine the entries and will select the prize winners in each category using the following criteria:

      – The suitability of the building for occupier needs: specifications, deadlines, budgets, building efficiency etc.
      – Environmental considerations: energy consumption, certificates etc.
      – Capacity for a possible conversion in the future
      – Architectural quality

    • When is the deadline for entries?

      You can enter the awards until midnight on Wednesday October 10 by post or email. Only fully completed entries to the competition will be accepted.
      The Grands Prix SIMI 2018 opened mid-July. The entry forms for the competition became available when the competition opened.

    • When will we learn who the winners are?

      The winners of the Grand Prix SIMI awards will be announced during the prize giving ceremony on Friday December 7 at 1200 in the Salle des Evénements (level 3).

  • Press

    • I’m a journalist. How can I obtain a press pass?

      For press accreditation, please consult the Press tab on the SIMI website. You will need a valid professional press card.

    • I’m a journalist, where do I pick up my pass?

      Accredited and non-accredited journalists pick up their Press Passes from the Press reception area, level 0, Neuilly side. The press relations team will print your pass upon presentation of a valid Press card.

    • Is there a press room in the show?

      Yes. A press room for journalists is open on level 4. This is a working area exclusively reserved for journalists holding a valid press card. Available in the room are press releases and media packs about the show and exhibitors.

    • Is there a press day?

      No. Journalists access the show at the same time as visitors.
      Wednesday December 5, 2018: 09:00 to 19:00 Thursday December 6, 2018 09:00 to 21:00 Friday December 7, 2014 09:00 to 17:00
      A press room is made available to journalists on level 4 so they can work comfortably.
      The press relations team can be contacted before the start of SIMI.

      See press/contact: click here

    • Where can I find information about the show and its exhibitors before the show opens?

      Information is updated in real time on the SIMI website. For example the site has the updated exhibitor list, the conference program, major events, sponsors and other partners. The Internet site also has a dedicated press page containing press releases, press packs and other useful information.

    • I’m an exhibitor, can I access the Press room?

      The press room is exclusively for journalists holding a valid press pass. It is their workspace for the three days of the show. It is on level 4.

      As an exhibitor you can leave press packs or other documents presenting your business at the press reception area on level 0 (Neuilly side) before the show opens or directly in the press room (level 4) from Tuesday December 4, from 14:00.

  • Visitors

    • What is SIMI? Why come?

      debates and, above all, network with other professionals.
      For further information, go to the “why visit” page.

    • What are the opening times?

      The show runs for 3 days. It is open:
      Wednesday December 5, 2018 09:00 to 19:00
      Thursday December 6, 2018 09:00 to 21:00
      Friday December 7, 2018 09:00 to 17:00

    • How do I get to the show?

      By car:
      From the north & east, Boulevard Périphérique extérieur (Paris ring road), exit at Porte de Ternes
      From the south & west, Boulevard Périphérique intérieur, exit at Porte Maillot.

      Bus:
      Routes 43, 73, 82, 244 PC, stop Porte Maillot

      Metro/RER:
      Station Neuilly – Porte Maillot – Palais des Congrès, Line C
      L1 Stop Porte Maillot

      Airport shuttle:
      From Roissy Charles de Gaulle: Air France shuttle, Terminus Etoile – Porte Maillot stop.
      From Orly: Air France shuttle, Terminus Invalides then RER C to Porte Maillot.

      Download the access map for the Palais de Congrès.
      Google-map Palais des Congrès – Porte Maillot

    • Are there any special rates on public transport to attend the show?

      You can benefit from preferential rates with Air France KLM Global Meetings & Events by entering the following user code when you make your booking. 33107AF – validity from November, 30 2018 to December 12, 2018.
      For further information about purchasing your ticket click here

    • Is there a special entrance for reduced mobility persons?

      Lifts are available for persons with reduced mobility. For further information please contact staff at the reception desk on level 0 of the Palais de Congrès.

    • Are there any specific security measures to enter the show?

      In the wake of recent events, extra security measures have been introduced for both exhibitors and visitors to ensure the security of all.
      When you enter the show, you will be asked to open your coat and your bag for inspection. If any suspicious objects are detected by the metal detector, the security guard may frisk you. Security teams will inspect bags. Sniffer dogs will also be present at the show.

    • Are there cloakrooms at the show?

      There are three cloakrooms at the show on levels 1, 2 and 3. They are all free of charge.
      For security reasons, bags are systematically searched before being accepted for storage in the cloakroom.

    • I haven’t received my electronic pass yet. What should I do?

      If you have not received your pass, please check your spam mailbox. You just have to print the pass and show it to our staff at the Reception area of the show, level 0 of the Palais de Congrès.
      We never send passes by post. We advise you to print your pass before arriving at the show to avoid any queues at the show entrance. If you encounter any difficulties during the pre-registration process, please contact us by mail at the following address: contactsimi2018@calypso-event.net

    • My free code doesn’t work, what should I do?

      Contact the Hotmail : contactsimi2018@calypso-event.net

    • How do I obtain a Visitor’s Pass

      To obtain your Visitor Pass, simply fill in the registration form on line to register, create a pass and continue to the payment process. Entry passes are payable and a photograph is compulsory when you register. The pre-registration link will be activated in September 2018.

    • What is the Club Pass?

      With the Club Pass you can access the 4 levels of the show, the conferences, and SIMI events (Grands Prix SIMI 2018, Prix Junior, connected territories forum). You can use networking platform from the end of October and you have unlimited access to the Club business lounge in the centre of the show, accompanied by a guest of your choice (provided the guest has a valid entry pass). There is also a privacy box in the Club where you can hold confidential meetings. Club pass holders also benefit from a concierge service during the show.

    • Can I enter the Club if my guest has a 3-day Pass or a Friday Special Pass?

      With the Club Pass, you can invite one visitor with you into the Club, regardless of the type of pass he/she holds (3-day Visitor Pass or Friday Special).

    • I would just like to attend one conference. Is there a special one-day rate?

      SIMI has a one-day rate for Friday only.
      We have three price rates for entry to the show: 3 days, Club and Friday Special

    • The only one-day rate I can find is for Friday. Do you have a one-day rate for Wednesday?

      The only one-day rate we offer is for Friday. If you want to visit on Wednesday or Thursday, you have to register and pay for a three-day or Club pass.

    • I would like to come for two days, is there a 2-day pass?

      We do not have a special rate for two days.
      If you would like to come for two days, you have to pay for a three-day or Club pass.

    • Can we register and pay for a pass by telephone?

      You cannot reserve or pay for your entrance pass by telephone. To register for SIMI, use the registration form on our Internet site or go directly to the “On-Site Registration” desk in the visitor reception area (level 0 of the Palais des Congrès). Registration remains open on-line and on-site during the 3 days of the show.

    • I don’t want to queue when I arrive at the show, is there another way I can receive my entrance pass?

      No, you have to go to the Visitor Reception area on level 0 of the Palais des Congrès to pick up your entrance pass for the show. Many self-service terminals are available for visitors.

    • I would like to benefit from a preferential rate but I do not know who will be attending SIMI with me. Is it possible to reserve nameless passes?

      All passes are personnel, named and non-transferable. Therefore it is not possible to reserve nameless passes.

    • What is the deadline for registering for the show on-line?

      You can register to attend the show during the show itself. So you can register on line from now until December 7 included.

    • I registered before October 24 but my entry is being paid by a public body or by cheque and may take a while to process, will I still benefit from a preferential rate?

      We use the registration date so you will still benefit from the reduced rate.

    • Is there a deadline for sending payment by cheque or bank transfer?

      You can settle your registration by cheque or bank transfer until 28 November 2018.

    • How long does it take to receive the entry pass after deferred payment or after payment by bank transfer?

      The passes and the invoice are sent after we receive confirmation of payment (15 days maximum).

    • Is a photograph compulsory?

      Yes, a photograph is compulsory. It should be less than 100Ko.
      It will not appear on your SIMI entrance badge. It is only visible on the networking platform and on the control monitors when you enter the show. If the photograph is illegible, you shall be asked to return to the Visitor Welcome desk to be photographed by the webcam at the entrance.

    • My photograph is too heavy, how can I reduce it?

      You can reduce it using Paint software. The photograph should not exceed 100ko.

    • I have just received an invitation code, what is it for?

      The code enables you to register free of charge. Enter the code in the first question “Do you have a code?”

    • I received a 3-day code but I am unable to invite someone for Friday.

      You only benefit from this advantage when you purchase a 3-day or Club pass.

    • Is it possible to change the email address of the invited guest?

      Once your registration is finalized, it is no longer possible to change the email address of the invited person.

    • Is it possible to register with an invitation code once the SIMI has started?

      There is no deadline for registering with an invitation code. You can register on line until 7 December 2018 included, the final day of the show.

    • I paid for a visitor’s pass and have just received a free invitation code, can I be reimbursed or change the beneficiary of my ticket so someone else can attend?

      As specified in the general terms and conditions of sale, no reimbursement, exchange or change of name is possible.

    • Are there reduced entrance rates for students or the unemployed?

      There are no special rates for students or the unemployed. If you wish to benefit from a lower rate, register before 31 October at 23:59. After this date, there will be no “preferential rates” for SIMI.

    • Is there anywhere to have lunch at the show?

      There are no restaurants within the show itself. However, there are plenty of places to eat in the Palais de Congrès and in the vicinity.

    • Where can I find the catalogue and how much is it?

      The show catalogue is available in the reception areas, level 0. Catalogues are free.
      However, after the SIMI it will cost €60.00. Please contact our sales service.

    • I would like to attend the SIMI gala evening. How can I register for it?

      Contact the sales service for further information: celine.groutsch@infopro-digital.com

    • Where are the conference rooms?

      The conference rooms are on levels 2, 3 and 4 of the trade show. They are all marked on the interactive floor plan (on the SIMI internet site) and on the mobile application. On site there are also small visitor plans and large plans posted.

    • Do we need to pre-register for conferences?

      Visitors can attend conferences freely; no pre-registration is necessary. The conference program is available on the SIMI website and the SIMI application. At the show itself, the conference program is available in the reception areas, at information desks, on screens around the show and in the SIMI NEWS, the show daily that is distributed each morning of the show.

    • Are there minutes of the conferences?

      The conference proceedings organized by SIMI are available early January on the SIMI Internet site in the “Program” page.
      For the conferences organized by exhibitors, please contact the exhibitors directly as they will not be posted on the SIMI site.

    • When will the interactive floor plan be available?

      The interactive floor plan will be available on the SIMI Internet site in October.

    • What is the interactive floor plan for?

      The interactive floor plan is a tool that will help you organize your visit. You can see the four levels of the show and identify all the exhibitor stands.

    • When will the application be available?

      The SIMI application will be available in November via the SIMI Internet site and in app stores.

    • What is the mobile app of the show for?

      The mobile app tool has been developed for visitors and exhibitors. Using this application, which is updated daily, you will have access to exceptional networking possibilities. The application contains information about the show such as the floor plan, the exhibitor list, the conference program and search tools to help you find what is most important to you. It also sends alerts to remind you about key events during the SIMI and gives you direct access to the networking platform for SIMI participants once your registration has been validated.

    • Why use the platform?

      5 good reasons to use the networking platform

      1-Optimize your time at SIMI
      2-Be identified and contacted by property market players
      3-Target prospective clients and make contact with them
      4-Expand your professional network
      5-Organize meetings at SIMI

    • What is the networking platform?

      The networking platform will enable you to communicate with all pre-registered visitors, conference speakers and exhibitors at the show.

    • When will I be able to start using the platform?

      The networking platform for visitors and exhibitors will be available at the end of October on our mobile application.
      You will receive an email as soon as your payment has been cleared or when your registration has been validated if you have an invitation code.

    • What are the advantages of the new application?

      It gives direct access to the show services (exhibitor list, conference program, networking platform and chat groups).
      Our new application also has a specifically adapted interface, improved ergonomics and increased search speeds.
      These new, user-friendly and intuitive functions improve user experience.
      In addition, once the application has been downloaded it can be used off-line.
      Use the app to select the conferences, exhibitors and speakers of most interest to you.

    • What is new in 2018?

      • The show has an extra floor on level 4 of the Palais de Congrès.
      • The introduction of the new SIMI application. The mobile app has been developed for visitors and exhibitors. Using this application, which is updated daily, you have access to exceptional networking possibilities. The application contains information about the show such as the show plan, the exhibitor list, the conference program, alerts to remind you about key events during SIMI, and search tools to help you find what is most important to you. It also gives you direct access to the networking platform for SIMI participants once your registration has been validated.
      • 2 new conference tracks: Horizons 2024 – Acceleration of Grand Paris and the Conversion & Reversibility track
    • When is SIMI 2019?

      SIMI 2019 will be held December 11, 12 and 13 in Paris – Palais des Congrès, Porte Maillot.

    • How much does it cost to attend SIMI 2018?

      You have to pay to obtain a show pass.

      Club Pass:
      €672 reduced price for early registration before October 31, 2018
      €766 for registration from November 1, 2018

      The Club Pass includes 1 free “Friday Special” invitation for a guest of your choice.
      ATTENTION: you have to provide the email address of your guest when you register on line.
      This pass gives full access December 5, 6, and 7, 2018.
      – to the networking platform (from early November)
      – to the SIMI Club (level 3) with a guest of your choice (who must have a valid entry pass to the show)
      – to the concierge service during the show
      – to the trade show floors, conferences, SIMI events (Grands Prix SIMI 2018, Prix Junior de l’industrie immobilière, Connected Territories Forum, etc.)

      IMPORTANT: the Club Lounge has privacy boxes where you can work quietly.

      Visitor Pass:
      €470 reduced price for early registration before October 31, 2018
      €524 for registration from November 1, 2018

      The Visitor Pass includes 1 free “Friday Special” invitation for a guest of your choice.
      ATTENTION: you shall be asked to provide the email address of your guest when you register on line.

      This pass gives full access December 5, 6, and 7, 2018.
      to the networking platform (from early November)
      – to the trade show floors, conferences, SIMI events (Grands Prix SIMI 2018, Prix Junior de l’industrie immobilière, Connected Territories Forum, etc.)

      Friday Special pass:
      €147 reduced price for early registration before October 31, 2018
      €201 for registration from November 1, 2018

      PLEASE NOTE: N.B.: The Friday Special pass is only valid for entry to the show on Friday, December 7, 2018
      to the networking platform (from early November)
      – to the trade show floors, conferences, SIMI events (Grands Prix SIMI 2018, Prix Junior de l’industrie immobilière, Connected Territories Forum, etc.)

      NEW :
      A fourth exhibition floor, a unique mobile application with networking software and 2 new conference tracks: Horizons 2024 – Acceleration of Grand Paris and the Conversion & Reversibility track

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