The first European PHS forum
28th & 29th November 2023
The french Tradeshow for
Domestic and Personal services
28th & 29th November 2023
Register (only in French)
Since 2007 the show has been helping to promote the sectors of personal services, care and services in the home and domestic employment. It is held every year in the autumn. In 2023 it will be held on the 28th & 29th November at the Parc des expositions in Paris, Porte de Versailles and at the same time on the internet.
About 10 000 visitors and 200 exhibitors attend the Domestic and Personal services show which has a programme of 100 conferences.
The exhibitors include professional and charitable / voluntary organisations, unions, franchises, providers of services, advice and solutions for personal services / domestic services / nursing services and care in the home, software providers, organisations for training and vocational qualifications.
Since 2013 Silver Economy Expo, the B2B tradeshow for services and technology for seniors has been held in the same hall and on the same dates. This creates a synergy of the two shows and is useful for visitors who can see where the two shows and sectors overlap.
It is mainly for
When visiting the show these professionals can
Business owners, managers and directors can:
People wishing to become franchisees and those with projects who want to set up a business as a franchise can assess the opportunities in the sector because:
Every year, it brings together the biggest group of franchises in the sector. Visitors can meet with and have discussions directly with the owners and managers of the franchises.
1. What are they?
There are 26 types of services provided in the home to individuals. (They have tax advantages for families). They are:
2. Who uses them?
3.4 million French people benefited from personal services in 2016  (mainly services for the elderly, childminding, and household chores).
For seniors, it is an essential need:
In 2017 43.8 %  of hours done for organisations providing services involved helping elderly people.
These services are seen as an essential need by 74 %  of them. In 50 %  of cases, the triggering event for the involvement of an organisation providing domestic help is related to health: a health problem, coming out of hospital or a fall.
France has 1.3 million dependent people. Loss of autonomy is the main fear of 42 % of French people and amongst the over 65s this increases to 48 %. 87 % of them state that they would prefer to stay at home rather than go into a retirement home.
Helpers: very often a family member
There are between 8 and 11 million family helpers in France.
44 % are partners, 13 % are parents, 21 % are children who help their parents and 21 % are neighbours, friends and other people who are close.
50 % help persons who are over the age of 60.
The family helper assists alone or in addition to a professional in the domestic services sphere. Under certain circumstances they can be paid by the person who they help at home, benefit from training and ask for the validation of the experience gained (VAE).
3. How do you access personal services?
4. This is a sector which is expanding because so are those who use it
Individual-employers in France
3.4 million French people use domestic services: 2.34 million in their capacity as domestic employers and 1.06 million as employers of child minders. Taken together they employ 1.4 million helpers and pay for 1.6 billion hours. 
There has been a decrease in direct employment in recent years. However, it remains the predominant route and accounted for 56 % of declared hours in 2016.
The number of authorized organisations exploded in 2006
There were 5500 organisations in 2006 and in 2021 there were 48663. 
The organisations are divided into private businesses, voluntary organisations and the state:
They employ nearly 436000 employees and account for 385 million paid hours:
Whilst the hours for helpers in the home of businesses has increased (+ 6,7 % in 2018 cf 2017), the work of other service providers – voluntary organisations / charities and state bodies – has gone down (- 1,5 % in 2018). 
5. It is one of the few sectors generating a lot of work where the work is not at risk of relocation
There are 1.4 million employees working in the personal services sector which was 5,3 % of the working population in 2020. 
The sector is also one of the few which is creating jobs in France, and it is projected that there will have been 350 000 net jobs created in the period 2012-2022 
87 % of the employees in personal services are women and the sector also employs more seniors than the national average (46.6 % of staff in the sector are over 50 compared with 29 % of employees as a whole) 
The sector has three challenges. It must do more to: