Building on the success of SOLUTRANS, the global hub for heavy and light commercial vehicles, the French Bodywork Federation (FFC) has since 2018 organised the Industry Meetings (Rencontres de la Filière) in alternate years to the tradeshow. This day of exchanges between industry professionals dives deep into the major subjects that guide our professions. It is an opportunity to prolong the SOLUTRANS experience and together shape the future of goods transportation. We look forward to seeing you on 10 October 2024 at Matmut Stadium in Lyon ! 
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Les Rencontres de la Filière by SOLUTRANS 

With the 2023 edition of SOLUTRANS setting new attendance records in terms of both visitors and exhibitors, the FFC is capitalising upon these results and inviting the players in the goods transport sector to a new edition of the Industry Meetings.

This will take place on 10 October 2024 at the Lyon Matmut Stadium. It offers the industry’s firms a chance to meet up and take stock of the major challenges afoot in their professions, in particular in response to environmental, economic and social issues. 

Rencontres de la Filière: an unprecedented cycle of talks 

As has become customary, the Rencontres de la Filière will be the opportunity for the attending professionals to draw inspiration from an exceptional series of talks based on major themes affecting the haulage world. On this year’s agenda:


  • [2.00 – 3.00pm] Hydrogen, the potential and challenges of a real green revolution.
  • [3.00 – 4.00pm] Combustion engine, the solution to the energy transition?
  • [4.00 – 4.15pm] Presentation of the 2024 Industry Personality of the Year.
  • [4.45 – 5.15 pm] Artificial intelligence, an ally for your efficiency, to be kept under surveillance.
  • [5.15 – 6.15pm] Meet the European Commission
Photo of a woman with a microphone during a conference organised at SOLURANS 2023

A look back on the 2022 edition of the Rencontres de la Filière

On 17 November 2022, the whole commercial vehicle sector came together at the Lyon-Gerland Matmut Stadium. A day filled with discussions and inspiring talks on the topical subjects faced by our professions.

In the e-mag below, you will find a review of this event along with a large selection of pictures of the visitors, vehicles and prestigious speakers who accompanied the FFC in the success of the 2022 Industry Meetings.


At the heart of industrial and urban vehicle issues

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