After a four-year of absence, the leading event for for the pool and wellness industry was back at Lyon-Eurexpo France from 15 to 18 November for a long-awaited in-person reunion.
A 2022 edition at the heart of the momentum and challenges of the pool and wellness sector
The 1272 exhibiting brands and companies and the 24,903 professional visitors who attended were finally able to gather again in the familiar informal setting of the show, and rediscover the pleasure of meeting and mixing with peers and doing business face-to-face.
The French and international market is flourishing, and this momentum was reflected and supported by Piscine Global Europe through its exhaustive array of products and services, its extremely high-calibre visitors and its exclusive programme of seminars, events and services geared to the needs of the sector.
The French Federation of Pool and Spa Professionals (FFP), the exhibition's partner, also took advantage of this unmissable event to unveil its annual results and present its awards in Lyon for the first time.
FPP Press Conference ©EuroSpaPoolNews
THE event dedicated to innovation and new products
Piscine Global Event also proved once again to be the innovation-focused event worth waiting for and the professionals' top choice to launch all their very latest innovations and new products on the French and international markets.
Hayward stand ©EuroSpaPoolNews
Overall, the exhibition shone a spotlight on 71 new products via the Pool Showcase area and the Piscine Connect app. Innovative products in the sector were also honoured through the Pool Innovation Awards on Tuesday 15 November. The winners were selected from among the 66 innovative entries by a panel of international judges.
Discover the 3 winning products of the Piscine Global Europe Pool Innovation Awards.
The winners of the Pool Innovation Awards with Florence Rousson Mompo ©EuroSpaPoolNews
Concrete responses to the challenges facing the industry
Over the four days, Piscine Global Europe gave pool and wellness industry players a host of opportunities to reflect on and discuss the key challenges they face, through the programme of seminars and workshops proposed.
BWT / Procopi stand ©EuroSpaPoolNews
The issue of recruitment, training and the development of team skills, in a context of strong growth in the sector and increased recruitment needs, was the key focus for the Pool Campus and the seminar workshops proposed in the Pool Arena, a new area set up at the heart of the exhibition which proved to be a huge hit throughout the four days.
Pool Campus ©Le Crieur Public
Sustainable development, a key social issue for the sector, featured prominently at this year's exhibition. Optimising energy consumption, managing waste, and renovating and maintaining pools are just some of the topics addressed through innovations and during seminars and workshops focusing on this theme, inviting exhibitors and visitors to think together about ways to go even further in reducing the environmental impacts of private and pools.
Fluidra stand ©EuroSpaPoolNews
Issues relating to digitisation of the industry and its products and services were also a key focus for the discussions, whether in terms of technologies to be harnessed, skills to be acquired, or communication activities to be carried out.
Maytronics stand ©EuroSpaPoolNews
An increasingly international exhibition
With 58% of the exhibiting companies coming from 36 countries and 35% of visitors hailing from 110 countries, Piscine Global Europe is reaffirming its position as the leading international exhibition for the pool and wellness industry. In terms of exhibition visitors, the top five countries are Italy, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.
Pool Technologie stand ©EuroSpaPoolNews
The presence of several delegations of international buyers, and delegations from Israel, Brazil and Italy, also demonstrates the exhibition's ability to attract many different markets.
Prize-giving at the Kléréo stand
Team Horner Europe celebrates its 50th anniversary on its stand at Piscine Global Europe
WAPSA, the World Alliance of Pool & Spa Associations, also held its conference during Piscine Global Europe, bringing together federations from 21 countries including France (FPP), Spain (ASOFAP), the United Kingdom (BSPF / BISHTA), Germany (BSW), Belgium, Mexico, Portugal (APP), Brazil (ANAPP), Sweden, Greece, Australia (SPASA) and Canada.
CCEI stand ©EuroSpaPoolNews
The EUSA Awards award ceremony took place at Piscine Global Europe. These prizes have been awarded to the most beautiful creations of swimming pools and private spas in Europe. In total, 7 categories received their gold, silver and bronze trophies. Discover the finest European swimming pool and spa constructions rewarded.
The winners of the Gold EUSA Awards 2022 - ©EuroSpaPoolNews
The show also shone a spotlight on some of the world's most beautiful pool projects. On Thursday 17 November, the Pool Design Awards honoured winners in five categories. Discover projects awarded.
The winners of Pool Design Awards ©Rodet
EuroSpaPoolNews at Piscine Global Europe 2022
All the EuroSpaPoolNews teams were of course present at Piscine Global Europe 2022. Our Special Lyon editions have been distributed to exhibitors and visitors. Discover the digital version of the EuroSpaPoolNews Special Lyon editions.
The Pool Studio of EuroSpaPoolNews was also back. Several major players in the pool and spa industry talk to us about their news during an interview filmed in our studio, then broadcast on our website and on social networks.
Major players in the pool and spa industry at Pool Studio d'EuroSpaPoolNews
(Re) discover the interviews of:
- Andreas Weissenbacher of BWT Group
- Terrence Liu of Fairland
The entire EuroSpaPoolNews team would like to warmly welcome all the interviewees for their participation and Florence Rousson Mompo, from GL Events Exhibitions Operations, and all her team for supporting the Pool Studio project.
IMC team at Piscine Global Europe 2022
Note the dates for the next edition of Piscine Global Europe: 19 to 22 November 2024 at Eurexpo - Lyon.