FAQ

  • Frequently Asked Questions



  • ♦ Access & documents


    What are the opening hours?

    Friday 7 September: 9:30am – 7:00pm

    Saturday 8 September: 9:30am – 7:00pm

    Sunday 9 September: 9:30am – 7:00pm

    Monday 10 September: 9:30am – 6:00pm


    Can anyone visit the show?

    The show is open to fashion and jewellery professionals only.

    To gain access you must have ID matching the information on your badge and proof of your professional status: for example, a company registration (Kbis) extract, Siret code, Company cheque book, statement or confirmation of receipt of a start-up application.


    If you are in the process of starting up a company, please bring along one of the following documents:
    - a certificate from the French Chamber of Commerce if you have done a training course with them
    - the business lease for your new shop
    - a certificate from your accountant confirming you have drawn up a chart of accounts.

    If you do not have any of these documents available, please email us at info@bijorhca.com.


    If you are a student in the jewellery, styling or fashion sector, please provide your student card or, if you have not yet received it, your course attendance certificate (certificat de scolarité) and your student badge.

    You will be able to order your free badge – form available in June


    // Never buy invitations from a street seller, they may be fake or have already been used and will not give you access to the show.


    How to get an invitation letter for my visa?

    All foreign nationals wishing to come to France must be able to produce regulatory proof at the border relating to the purpose of their stay, their means of subsistence and their accommodation.
    In general, unless an exemption exists, a visa is necessary. It must be requested and obtained before departure, from the French Embassy or Consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.


    Here are the steps you have to complete:

    - Order your badge on the web site and ask for your invitation letter
    - Print out and present this letter together with your visa application at the French Embassy or Consulate in your country
    (BIJORHCA PARIS cannot be held responsible for any refusals of visa applications.)


    Does the show have access for persons with reduced mobility?

    Paris-Expo Porte de Versailles exhibition centre has facilities for persons with reduced mobility. Wheelchairs are provided, subject to availability, from the Information Desk at the main entrance to Porte de Versailles (door A) or at the Poste Générale de Sécurité [Exhibition Centre’s General Security Office] (outside opening hours).
    There is an external lift in front of Pavilion 5 and another lift inside the show to access the first floor.
    There is also priority access at the show entrances.


    Are children allowed into the show?

    For safety & security reasons, children are not allowed into the show.


    Are pets allowed in?

    Pets are not allowed into the show, even on a leash. If you do not adhere to this rule, the show reserves the right to ask you to leave.


    Are there any specific security measures in place?

    We have put measures in place for everyone’s safety and security (exhibitors and visitors) over the 4 days.
    On arrival, you will be asked to open your coat and bag for a visual check.
    If the security guards have any cause for concern or find any suspicious objects when scanning you with the magnetometer, you may be asked to undergo a security pat-down.
    The security teams will also inspect all bags and luggage.




    ♦ Prices and how to register


    How much does entry cost?

    There are two types of visitor badges available:
    - The BIJORHCA PARIS badge
    €32 incl. VAT for badges ordered before 6 September 2018
    €38 incl. VAT for badges ordered from 7 September 2018
    ► This badge gives 4-day access to BIJORHCA PARIS
    - The Fashion Pass
    €55 incl. VAT for passes ordered before 5 September 2018
    €75 incl. VAT on the door
    ► This pass gives 4-day access to both BIJORHCA PARIS and the Who’s Next / Première Classe show


    Can you pay at the door?

    The cash desks at the entrances to the show will be open from 9.30am on Friday 7 September and the other days of the show.
    To avoid the queues, we recommend you order your badge in advance from the Your Badge section of our website.


    What are the benefits of pre-ordering your badge?

    Ordering your badge online before the show allows you to enjoy preferential rates and gives you direct access to the show.


    Do I need to print my badge?

    Yes. You need to show a full-colour print-out of your badge at the entrance to the show.


    I have received an invitation from one of my suppliers. What do I need to do?

    Go to http://www.bijorhca.com/en/visit/order-your-badge/ and complete the registration form. This applies to both standard and VIP invitations.
    You will be asked for your code at the start of the registration process but you must complete the full registration process to obtain an e-badge. Important: each invitation has a different promotional code. You will receive your free badge by email. Print it out and enter the show without having to queue.


    Can I bring someone who does not work in the sector but who has a badge?

    If the person has a badge, they will be allowed access on presentation of your proof of professional status.


    Can I order several badges at the same time, for myself and my colleagues, for example?

    On the “Summary” page of the registration form, you can click on “Change or add colleagues” to order several badges. If you forget to register your colleagues when you register yourself, you can register again, re-using your free pass code if you have one.


    I ordered my badge online but haven’t received anything.

    First, check your spam folder. If the confirmation email is not in this folder, email us at info@bijorhca.com or phone +33 (0)1 47 56 52 82. To ensure you receive emails from us, add info@bijorhca.com to your contacts.


    I have lost my badge. What do I do?

    If you received your badge by email, simply locate your confirmation email and print it again. If you can’t find the email, contact us at info@bijorhca.com, stating your full name and company name. We will email it to you again. Print it to access the show direct without having to queue.


    I now realise I can’t attend the show and want to send a colleague in my place.

    Email us at info@bijorhca.com.


    There is an error on my e-badge. How can I rectify it?

    Email us at info@bijorhca.com.




    ♦ Transport & Accommodation


    How to get to the show?

    All the travel information (free shuttle buses from train stations and airports, metro, bus, tram, car) can be found here.


    I am coming to visit the show. Do I qualify for any public transport or accommodation discounts?

    All our Air France and SNCF offers and the deals from our accommodation partners are here. NB: the SNCF discount coupons are not valid online. They can only be used at travel agencies and SNCF ticket offices.


    Is there a car park near the Show?

    Yes. There are several paying car parks near the show.




    ♦ Visitor services


    Is there a left luggage office or a cloakroom?

    There is a cloakroom at the entrance to the show. The cost is €3 for small items and €4 for large items such as suitcases.
    Please collect your items 30 minutes before the show closes.
    NB: if you have a VIP badge you can use the cloakroom free of charge.


    Are there restaurants or cafes at the show?

    There are several snack bars and restaurants inside the show and nearby outside.


    Can I withdraw money at the show?

    6 cash machines are available 24/7 at Paris expo Porte de Versailles. The main ones are:

    Main aisle, Gate A
    Pavilion 3, Gate A


    Is there wifi access at the show?

    You have free access to the Business Centre providing wifi, photocopying, fax and other services.


    Is there a lost property facility at the show?

    Yes. If you lose something, please ask at the Commissariat Général [Organizer Office reception].




    ♦ Exhibitors


    Where can I find the list of exhibitors?

    The list of exhibitors is available here.


    Will I be able to make purchases at the show?

    You will be able to buy items such as beads, stones and finishings in the Cash & Carry section on the ground floor. Items in the rest of the show are available to order.



    For any other queries, please email us on info@bijorhca.com or ring us on +33 (0)1 47 56 52 82

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