Frequently Asked Questions
DO NOT buy a ticket from someone you don't know on the street or on the Internet, or from an unauthorized secondary website.
The Paris Games Week, more commonly known as "PGW", is the French trade show dedicated to video games and their related products. The event belongs to the Syndicat des Editeurs de Logiciels de Loisirs (SELL).
The 2022 edition will be held at Paris Porte de Versailles.
If you leave the salon, you will not be allowed to return. Any exit is final.
If during my visit I see someone in difficulty or if I am in trouble, I call 01 57 25 20 01.
(Warning, abusive use of this number will be noted and sanctioned)
2. General Information
For all your questions, you can contact our hotline by email: [email protected] or on our social networks.
Yes, you will have free access to Viparis' WIFI on the show floor.
There are fee-paying changing rooms in Hall 1
- Clothing: €3
- Small luggage: €4
- Large suitcases and bags are prohibited (capacity greater than 20 litres or exceeding 40cm*20cm*25cm).
Yes, we are currently working on a boutique offer for the 2023 edition.
The use of stabilizers is prohibited within the exhibition.
There is no smoking area inside. You will have to leave the hall to smoke. Areas will be set aside for this purpose. Please do not leave the show, as all exits are final.
Animals are not allowed inside the exhibition except guide dogs.
It depends on the stand, it can vary.
Merchandising stands will be present at the show where you can purchase products. For any other booth, you will have to ask the exhibitor.
You can bring your own lunch, or take advantage of the catering services offered by the show, which will be announced shortly for the 2023 edition.
Please note: alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
Yes but be careful, tripods and stabilizers are not allowed.
You can take pictures and/or videos. However, we ask you to respect people or exhibitors who do not wish to be photographed or videoed.
The official photographer of the Paris Games Week as well as video shooting teams will be present during the 5 days of the show. It is therefore possible that you will be photographed or videoed. Please refer to the Paris Games Week Online Ticketing Terms and Conditions:
The Customer expressly authorizes the Company and the COMEXPOSIUM Group, free of charge, to
to produce, if he/she so wishes, photos and/or films representing him/her as a visitor at the Show or at events organized on the occasion of the Show;
to freely use these images on all media, particularly advertising media (including the Internet), in France and abroad, for a period of five years from the date of validation of the pre-registration request.
Any Client who does not wish to be represented in photographs and/or films taken during the Exhibition must give prior written notice to the Company before the opening of the Exhibition or inform the photographer.
Furthermore, the Client who wishes to take photographs of the Exhibition must inform the Company in writing beforehand. In this respect, the Client shall be personally responsible for obtaining the necessary authorizations for taking photographs during the Exhibition and shall be solely responsible for respecting the image rights enjoyed by each exhibitor, visitor and participant in the Exhibition."
You can go to the "Exhibitor Reception / General Commissariat" area located in hall 1. Lost and found items will be returned there. After the show, all lost and found items that have not been recovered by their owners will be transferred to the Lost and Found Department of the Police Headquarters of the 15th arrondissement.
- Weapons and pyrotechnics: Knives, Pyrotechnics, Explosive devices and Firearms.
- Demonstration equipment: Megaphones, Drums, Banners, Slogan leaflets and posters, Slogan placards, Slogan flags, Slogan T-shirts and Slogan scarves.
- Tools and Equipment: Screwdrivers, Saws, Hammers, Cutters, Chains, Ropes and Lanyards, Rope Ladders, Coarse Tape, Pencil Rod and Drills.
- Consumables: Alcoholic beverages, Glass bottles, Narcotics, Flammable substances, Aerosols, Candles.
- Personal protective equipment: Motorcycle helmet, Personal moving devices, motorized or not.
- Shooting equipment: Stabilizers
I am a police officer and I come with my children, can I bring my gun?
Yes, you will be able to enter the salon with a stroller.
You can visit the show until 6.15pm every day from November 1 to 5.
After this time, it will no longer be possible to visit the show.
The busiest day is Saturday.
You can find the ticket prices on the page Prices
There are 2 rates. Full price & Reduced price.
Any child aged 6 and under can enter the show free of charge, but you will be asked to show proof of identity.
The reduced rate includes anyone between 7 and 17 years old and students.
Tickets are valid for one person, and for one day. There are no multi-day tickets or passes.
For anyone between the ages of 7 and 17, you will be asked to provide proof of identity. For students, you will be asked for proof of schooling (a student card or proof of schooling). Please note that these documents must be valid on the day of your visit to the exhibition.
For anyone buying a ticket at the 'disabled' rate, you will be asked to show proof of inclusion (CMI) or PMR (Person with Reduced Mobility).
Tickets purchased are non-returnable, non-exchangeable and non-refundable, as stipulated in the Paris Games Week Online Ticketing Terms and Conditions of Sale.
It is possible to purchase a ticket and give it to another person. However, we advise you to obtain the name of this person before purchasing the ticket. Please note that if the ticket offered includes a special rate, it will be necessary to justify it at the entrance.
The resale of tickets for Paris Games Week is prohibited.
"Art. 313-6-2 of the Penal Code - The fact of selling, offering for sale or exhibiting for sale or transfer or providing the means
with a view to the sale or transfer of admission tickets to a sporting, cultural or commercial event or to a live performance,
in a usual way and without the authorization of the producer, the organizer or the owner of the rights of exploitation of this demonstration or this spectacle,
is punishable by a fine of 15 000 €. This penalty is increased to a fine of €30,000 in the event of a repeat offence.
For the application of the first paragraph, is considered as title of access any ticket, document, message or code, whatever the form and the support,
attesting to the fact that the right to attend the event or show has been obtained from the producer, organizer or owner of the exploitation rights.
People with reduced mobility must pay the entrance fee to the exhibition. A special rate of 16€ for disabled persons is available at the cash desk only.
To be validated, the e-ticket must be presented in electronic format (cell phone, tablet...) or printed, without modification of the printing format and in good quality. Partially printed, soiled, damaged or illegible e-tickets will be considered invalid and may be refused by the organizer. Each e-ticket is provided with a barcode allowing only one person to access the event.
Tickets for Paris Games Week cannot be paid for with vacation vouchers.
The tickets are nominative; it will not be a problem for you to access the show. Proof of identity will be required for those presenting a reduced rate ticket.
If you have already ordered your tickets, you can retrieve them by going to the ticketing page and entering the email you used to place your order. (Underneath: "BOOK YOUR TICKET FOR PARIS GAMES WEEK"). Please note that you may need to check your spam.
There is no VIP pass
No. Your companion is entitled to free admission to the exhibition.
A priority access is dedicated to disabled people at the entrance A1.
You can make yourself known to the staff in order to access it.
There is no dedicated parking but parking is available in the park's visitor parking lots.
The exhibition provides chairs for disabled people in hall 1 on presentation of the mobility inclusion card (CMI) or person with reduced mobility (PMR) and on deposit of an identity card as a deposit (attention limited quantities).
See you in the Rest Area Booth G1
Each exhibitor is independent and reserves the right to give access to visitors to his space according to his priorities. Nevertheless, any person with reduced mobility can make themselves known to the animation teams so that they can try to give them priority.
They will try to give them priority access.
Journalists, bloggers and/or anyone who meets the criteria defined by Paris Games Week.
All you have to do is go to the press area https://www.parisgamesweek.com/Espace-Presse if you are a media professional. The request is subject to moderation & you will be asked to provide proof.
The prerequisites to obtain an accreditation will be specified at the time of the opening of the platform.
The show is a general public event and not a professional one. Therefore, we do not grant professional accreditations.
"The press accreditation is strictly personal and non-transferable. The number of entries is controlled and limited.
The press service of the exhibition reserves the right to cancel any accreditation in case of abuse.
Retrocession of a badge exposes you to the offence of illicit sale of access tickets to commercial events (law n°2012-348 of March 12, 2012).
At the entrance of the exhibition, you will be asked for a valid identity card, in the same name as the accreditation.
Obtaining a press, blogger or youtuber accreditation is not synonymous with a queue cutter and does not ensure priority access to the stands, this decision being up to each exhibitor."
Contact the Profile press office: [email protected]
Go to the "Press and Influencers" service.
The accreditation platform is available on the website in the press and influencers area. All requests will be validated by the press office within 3 working days.
Each journalist will be asked to upload a photo ID that will appear on his badge, as controls at the entrance of the show will be reinforced. In addition, all requests will have to be supported by proof of identity.
At the entrance of the show, you will be asked for a valid ID card, with the same name as the accreditation.
Obtaining a press, blogger or youtuber accreditation is not synonymous with a queue cutter and does not guarantee priority access to the stands, this decision being up to each exhibitor.
"The press accreditation is strictly personal and non-transferable. The number of entries is controlled and limited. The press service of the exhibition reserves the right to cancel any accreditation in case of abuse. Retrocession of a badge exposes you to the offence of illicit sale of access passes to commercial events (law n°2012-348 of 12 March 2012)."
Contact the Beyond press office: Nicolas BRODIEZ [email protected]
6. Sales Collaboration
Do I have the right to organize a contest by offering tickets (even purchased ones) without asking the authorization to PGW? Fermer
No, the Paris Games Week brand and logo belong to the SELL. Any use of the brand or logo must be requested in advance. In the case of the use of Paris Games Week tickets or invitations, this can be considered as the illegal sale of access tickets punished by the Penal Code
"Art. 313-6-2 of the Penal Code - The fact of selling, offering for sale or displaying for sale or transfer or providing the means for the sale or transfer of access tickets to a sporting, cultural or commercial event or a live performance, in a usual manner and without the authorization of the producer, organizer or owner of the rights of exploitation of this event or show, is punishable by a fine of € 15,000. This penalty is increased to a fine of €30,000 in the event of a repeat offence."
You must contact the hotline: [email protected]
Please contact our sales team: [email protected]
Retail sales are strictly limited to official exhibitors with a Paris Games Week booth. In addition, no solicitation is allowed on the show floor, unless expressly agreed upon by the Paris Games Week teams.
You are allowed to come in costume.
Am I likely to be searched when I arrive with my outfit?
For security reasons, access to the lounge with a suitcase and/or large bag is not permitted. You may enter the lounge with a small backpack. There is no locker room. There is a checkroom in hall 1, where you can leave only your jackets, coats and helmets.
Your weapon must respect the rules of Paris Games Week.
Realistic firearms (regardless of material)
Weapons made of metal or metal alloys (aluminum or other) whether sharpened or not
Airsoft" type weapons (regardless of material)
Authorized Weapons :
- Weapons that do not resemble any known weapon
- Weapons made of plastic or polymers that do not have sharp edges or corners
- Weapons made of light wood, plastic, cardboard or foam are allowed.
You will not be able to enter the show with a dummy weapon that does not comply with safety conditions. We will not be able to keep it.
The safety rules on replica weapons apply to all cosplayers, even those with a scabbard for their weapon or a packaging of any kind.
It is not possible to enter the show grounds with this type of weapon. If you are in possession of a prohibited replica weapon, you will be refused access to the show or you will be asked to deposit your weapon in the free locker specially designed for this purpose, until you leave the show.
For minors, certain competitions and games organized by Paris Games Week exhibitors require a signed authorization as well as a copy of the parent's or legal guardian's ID card.
Authorizations can be downloaded from the exhibitors' websites and/or picked up and signed at the show.
We recommend that you accompany your child to the show and enjoy the video game festival as a family. They can also go in a group, but you must take into consideration that the show is very crowded.
On the other hand, some booths and games may be refused to your child if he/she is underage or not accompanied by an adult.
Only the exhibitors are entitled to authorize or not the access to their stand.
A wristband will be given to the children when they enter the show. A phone number should be included on the wristband. In addition, signs will be posted throughout the fair with the phone number of the reception.
The Paris Games Week 2022 program is currently under development. We will communicate it to you via the website, social networks and the newsletter as soon as possible.
In order to register your team, we invite you to contact directly the exhibitors in charge of the organization of the Esports events
The list of youtubers present on the show will be communicated via the website, social networks and the newsletter as soon as possible.
The list of exhibitors will be communicated via the website, social networks and newsletter as soon as possible.
The organizing company of Paris Games Week and the S.E.L.L. do not recruit volunteers for the organization of the show.
The Paris Games Week organizing team no longer has any positions available. However, you can contact the hostess/hostess agencies that work with the show's exhibitors.
11. Frequently Asked Questions Exhibitors
We invite you to contact the sales team of the exhibition.
The first condition to exhibit is to have a legal form. Individuals cannot exhibit at the show.
From 12 to 24 m², the stands are obligatorily equipped by our care.
The equipment includes :
- Aluminum structure
- Melamine partitions
- Carpeting (choice between 4 colors)
- 1 sign with stand number and exhibitor's name
- 1 lockable corner storage room (Stands = 18 m² : 1 m² - Stands > 18 m² : 2 m²)
- 1 electrical box 3 KW intermittent
- 1 spotlight for 3 sqm
- Furniture credit
If you select the equipment, the bare surface will be automatically added during the calculation. The price of the equipment is in addition to the bare surface.
Beyond 24 m², the stands are in bare surface.
This stand option does not include any services:
Your stand is delivered as follows:
- A tracing on the ground determines your location
- The fitting out and equipment of your stand remain at your charge
- Electricity and Internet are to be ordered directly from the Viparis exhibitor service