Shanghai Congress 2019 : Arts et Métiers leads the way




The Arts & Métiers Congress happens every two years in France or abroad and is organized by the Arts & Métiers alumni community, a 34,000-graduate strong network.

Promoting the next industrial revolution in the world’s most industrualized and fastest growing economy : China.

A first step into a world-scale revolution



The event will take place in Shanghai allowing companies from around the world to make contact with the biggest European alumni network along with its Chinese partners.

Conferences will be held by representatives of the world’s top Industrial groups, as well as by major exponents in the field of scientific research.

Moreover, business friendly meetings throughout the event will allow for the participants to extend their network in the world’s fastest growing economy and take part in the Made in China 2025 revolution.

Join a strong and diverse network of stakeholders


Arts et Métiers leads the way towards the progress of industry. The Arts et Métiers Alumni network comprehends 1000 engineers currently working in China and partnerships with China’s best Universities including Tsinghua, Beihang and Shanghai Jiaotong.

Join us to benefit from one of the strongest, most diversified and internationally active networks in the field of engineering and industrial research.

Arts et Métiers Engineers in China

In a constantly changing world, the industry must continue the same evolution, whose future revolution will bring many new challenges and new questions.

In order to better take charge of the future of the industry, the Alumni Association of Arts et Métiers, in partnership with the school Arts et Métiers ParisTech, is organizing a world-class conference on the theme “Industry 4.0, Paradigm shift”.

Expected participants

Under the aegis of the French Ambassador to China, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Digital Technology, and with the participation of many leading industrial leaders; 600 engineers and industrialists from all countries will take charge of the future during this event.

Alumni from China

Alumni from France and Asia

Academic partners

Arts et Métiers alumni association (Soce) is the largest association of former students of the same institute in Europe, with more than 34000 alumni from the Arts et Métiers ParisTech school. The school is also the largest in France because of its size, training more than 6,000 students per year.

Active alumni

Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a founding member of the “Alliance pour l’Industrie du Futur”. Created in 1780, the Arts et Métiers School is the top french mechanical, power and industrial engineering school with 8 campuses on French territory and 3 research institutes. Arts et Métiers develops cutting-edge research on the major industrial challenges of the industry of the future. The school focuses in particular on 4 main sectors: transport, health, energy and civil engineering, with 14 research laboratories and technological platforms.

Arts et Métiers ParisTech has partnerships with 9 of the best Chinese universities (Tsinghua, Beihang, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Tongji, Xi’an Jiao Tong, Harbin Institute of Technology, NUAA, University of the Southeast and Chongqing University). All these partners carry out research and innovation work and aspire to train talented engineers and researchers, as well as future managers of an industry supported by the French Future Industry and the Made in China 2025 plan.


The 2019 edition has been extended to a full week-long event. It will occur in Shanghai, bringing together around 500 participants, visitors and exponents: industry leaders, managers from every domain, engineers, recognized experts in technological research.

Detailed week

Learning Expeditions

Be fast-forwarded in the Chinese business world.

Cluster Arts & Métiers

Participate to the inoguration of the Franco-Chinese Cluster between Arts & Métiers and its academic and business partners.

Arts & Métiers Congress

Talks, round tables, and networking during the first day. Visits and local academic and industrial stakeholders presentations on the second.



The 2015 edition of the Arts et Métiers Congress happened in Angers, western France. Its central theme was “Fulfilling the World’s energy needs in the upcoming economy”.


The 2013 edition of the Arts et Métiers Congress happened in Bordeaux. Its central theme was “Research and Industry: how engineers are shaping the economy”.


The 2017 edition of the Arts et Métiers Congress happened in Grenoble. Its central theme was “Dare Innovation, Dare Entrepreneurship”.

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