2014 edition


An intense and engaged edition of the BIS

The sixth edition of the Biennales Internationales du Spectacle (BIS), on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22 and 23, 2014 in Nantes, concluded on a high note: 11,254 performing arts professionals and cultural stakeholders attended the Salon. Attendance was up from 2012 (10,630 participants), confirming BIS’ place in the cultural landscape.

This engaging event put a spotlight on the values of cultural diversity and the voice of performing arts professionals.

The debates, meetings and workshops were exceptionally well-attended. The Great Debates welcomed approximately 2,000 participants in the Events Center’s grand auditorium: artists; directors of theater companies, performance venues, and festivals; producers, agents, political officials and cultural administrators…
The BIS 2014 agenda included 10 Great Debates and Forums, 40 project workshops, 280 exhibitors, a Great Culture Banquet, and a programme of performances in Nantes’ performing arts venues. For the first time, BIS 2014 organized outstanding panels on the Sacem BIS Emerging Artists Stage, which was a strong success and generated an “off-BIS” festival.
The Tour Space featured 160 exhibitors, tour organisers and producers, validating its role as the number one market for the industry in France.
The Space for Sustainable Culture and Development fostered exchanges of best practices and highlighted successful experiences in this area.
“The BIS in Nantes has become a one-of-a-kind highlight in the life of French professionals, like similar events in the cinema or recording industries,” says Nicolas Marc, the director. “This event supports the exchange of ideas and the development of the cultural sector. The strong attendance doesn’t just enrich the BIS experience, it is evidence that the BIS has become an important part of the field.”



Nicolas Marc



Documents from the BIS 2016 coming soon !

For your information as a professional, download these documents from the BIS 2014 free of charge and access a wealth of useful contacts:


BIS NANTES 2012 OFFICIAL GUIDE (exhibitors, speakers...)

2014 PLACE DES TOURNEES CATALOGUE (tour organizers and producers, lists of artists...)


Transcript of « Sustainable Development » round tables

« Valoriser son éco-festival : panorama des normes et labels existants »
« Guides méthodologiques : du diagnostic à l’action »
« Une signalétique efficace pour le tri des déchets sur son événement »
« Solutions pour le lavage et le stockage des gobelets réutilisables »
« Quelles économies d’énergie et quelles énergies vertes sur un évènement ? »
« La collecte et le recyclage des piles et accumulateurs usagés du spectacle »
« Utiliser l’énergie solaire sur son évènement »
« La mutualisation des solutions développement durable »