Every year, BIM World event is kind of unmissable. 2h hours of train make this travel pretty easy – even with the social movements of the day, which did not affect us by the way.

Since 2019, BIM World is held at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles which is the biggest exhibiting centre in France and recognizable by his central ring of screens.

After a complete tour of the show to see most of the exhibitors, we went to the Autodesk booth. We were happy to discuss with some “Autodeskers” about APS and products news.

We attended some great presentations around the show.

After this first day, we were invited to the “SoirĂ©e de l’Excellence” organized by Autodesk. It took place in a beautiful room near the BIMWorld, where we had a fantastic view on Paris at night.

We attended to four talks. Starting with the future of technologies in AEC, where we had a great preview of the way AI can be more integrated into current software. Followed by two different cases about train tracks construction and train station building.

Then, for the second time of the day we followed the vision of XR presentation, from the current VR products to the new developments on their roadmap.

We spent our second day discussing with some acquaintances and customers. As usual, for us the greatest value added of this event is to strengthen relationships with people we already know or have not met in person.

The focus was made on digital twins and sustainability and we were a little disappointed about the lack of great innovation of some exhibitors on these subjects compared to the previous years.

But at least some of them are trying to attract people on their booth with childhood references !

This week, there is the Laval Virtual event which is dedicated to VR / AR. I will be there on Thursday and I will give you my thought about it.