European Fair in Strasbourg
The first important business meeting in September, the European Fair in Strasbourg, is a commercial event that was founded in 1932 and takes place every year from the first Friday in September for a period of 10 days. It takes place in the exhibition center Wacken and brings together many exhibitors from the fields of crafts, living, furniture, gastronomy, well-being, sports, recreation, agriculture, Lépine competition, etc.
Each year a country is invited as a guest of honor to promote its traditions, its tourism, its heritage, and its specialties.
The "Parc des Expositions du Wacken" is the exhibition center that hosts the exhibitions and business and public events. This site will soon be completely renovated and will cover an area of almost 6 hectares. This project for a new PEX (New Exhibition Park in Strasbourg) was entrusted to the architectural firm Kengo Kuma and Associates. It is ecological, aesthetic and urbanistic, and should be delivered by 2021 for the first part and 2022 for the whole.