The Salon des maires et des collectivités locales is being held from 16 to 18 November at Porte de Versailles in Paris. This is a time for local elected representatives to get together again, after a 100% digital edition in 2020 which brought together more than 8,000 participants.
A must-attend event for over 20 years, the Salon des maires et des collectivités locales (SMCL) supports elected officials and their teams, both in the transition of their territory and in the implementation of their projects. It concerns all local authorities in France. Organised by Infopro Digital, in partnership with the Association of Mayors and Presidents of Intercommunities of France (whose 103rd annual congress is held in parallel), it expects 800 exhibitors and 48,000 visitors to attend the hundred or so conferences of the 2021 edition.
The objectives of the SMCL
The context is particularly busy for local authorities: new communal and inter-communal executives who have not yet been able to meet physically, challenges linked to health constraints, national economic recovery plan… For more than 20 years, the SMCL’s mission has been to support elected representatives, as well as their teams and territorial executives, in the challenges that await them, particularly in the context of the health crisis linked to Covid-19 : territorial transitions and the implementation of their projects, issues concerning planning, mobility, health, culture, sport, digital transformation, social and solidarity economy, development and territorial attractiveness, food. .. The exhibition is organised in different sections, as strong themes: the energy transition; infrastructures & mobility; the environmental transition; the agricultural and food transition; the digital transition; lifestyles, leisure and solidarity.
Experiences and encounters
This year, visitors will be able to experience and meet people in various spaces, some of which have been designed as workshops: the Atmospheres, the Labs, the Innovation Arenas and the “Live your city” spaces. The show will feature participatory spaces of expression, where foresight is combined with the realities, paths, experiences and pitfalls that make up the vitality of territories, which are constantly evolving and being built.
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