Luxe Pack to test out eco-friendly transport option from Paris to Monaco

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The upcoming Luxe Pack trade event is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by drastically reducing the emissions produced by its exhibitors and guests. So what’s the plan? 

Rail over air and road, essentially. The idea is to run a chartered train service from Paris to Monaco ahead of the event that will allow incoming exhibitors and visitors to the premium packaging trade show to travel in style while cutting right back on the massive emissions that would have been otherwise produced by private transportation.  

Since 1988, Luxe Pack has been attracting the world’s most innovative manufacturers to the Principality for a showcase of their high-end designs in terms of sustainability and creativity.  

Upward of 9,000 visitors pass through the show, which will take place from 2nd to 4th October at the Grimaldi Forum, alongside more than 450 exhibitors from nearly 100 countries around the globe. In addition to the stands, there’s also a rich programme of conferences and networking opportunities. 

According to its organisers, Luxe Pack is the world’s largest packaging event.  


In recent years, a focus of the show has been on how to make packaging less harmful to the environment, as well as how to make the event more eco-responsible. As such, organisers have worked to lessen their impact and have received an ISO 14001 Certificate, which shows the organisers have met certain environmental standards, for five years running.  

Now, Luxe Pack is adding to its eco-credentials by chartering a six-hour long train ride from Paris to Monaco to bring guests to the show. For €60, including breakfast, lunch and entertainment, visitors and exhibitors can feel good knowing they are travelling by a mode of transport that has 26 times less carbon impact than air travel.  

This initiative is supported by the Monegasque Government’s Mission for Energy Transition and the Principality’s Tourist and Convention Authority, who will also lead onboard awareness-raising workshops on social and environmental responsibility.  


Monaco hosts multiple large trade events each year. This experiment by Luxe Pack could lead to others following in its low carbon footsteps and making rail travel the “new norm” for B2B travel, not just in Monaco, but around the world.    

As for Luxe Pack’s organisers, if this trial run is a success, they will consider it for the 2024 edition and beyond.  



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