VivaTech: Comeback with more than 91,000 participants in Paris
VivaTech, Europe's number one Startup and tech event, makes its big comeback with more than 91,000 participants in Paris
For its big comeback, VivaTech exceeded all the objectives set for the 2022 edition. A total of 91,000 in-person visitors were able to discover all the innovations and attend the live conferences at the Porte de Versailles expo venue in Paris. The digital audience amounted to 300,000 visits and the VivaTech News channel to more than 4.3 million. The event reached 400 million people and had more than 3 billion views on social networks. The international dimension of VivaTech has been strengthened with 30 countries present and 146 nationalities represented.
VIVA TECHNOLOGY, INTERNATIONAL TECH HUB
More than 350 speakers were present, among them Evan Spiegel (Snap), Vitalik Buterin (Ethereum), CZ (Changpeng Zhao) (Binance), Bret Taylor (Salesforce), Sumbul Desai (Apple) or Ryan Roslansky (LinkedIn). As well as Christel Heydemann (Orange), Bernard Arnault (LVMH), Renaud Dumora (BNP Paribas), Elliot Grant (Google X), Jonas Prising (ManpowerGroup), Cristiano Amon (Qualcomm), Luca De Meo (Renault), , Nicolas
Hieronimus (L’Oréal), Yann Le Cun (Meta), Eric Schmidt (Schmidt Future), Garry Kasparov (ambassadeur Avast),
Michael Kassan (MediaLink), Jérémy Zimmer (United Talent Agency), Kevin Mayer (Candle media), Thierry Breton (Commission européenne), Stanislas Niox-Chateau (Doctolib), Olivier Storch (Geopost/DPD Group), Marc Pritchard (P&G), Sébastien Borget (The Sandbox), Tami Bhaumik (Roblox), Audrey Azoulay (UNESCO), Alexandre Prot (Qonto), Fleur Pellerin (Korelya), Frédéric Mazzella (Blablacar). In addition, as every year, French President Emmanuel Macron was also present and took the time to meet with many young entrepreneurs from startups in all sectors.
India was the first Country of the Year at VivaTech, showcasing the dynamism of its digital ecosystem on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of its independence. The event was attended by Ashwini Vaishnaw, India’s Minister of Technology, and Jawed Ashraf, India’s ambassador to France. VivaTech also organized the first edition of the AfricaTech Awards in collaboration with Maktar Diop, Managing Director of the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
The VivaTech audience was filled with emotion as President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the tech and Startup industries to support Ukraine. The call was broadcast in the form of a hologram in seven European countries with the participation of Gayle King, Amanda Holden, Peter Gabriel and Bernard-Henri Lévy.
MORE THAN EVER THE ESSENTIAL RENDEZ-VOUS FOR BUSINESS
This edition of Viva Technology has once again given the technology sector privileged access to international customers, major investors and new markets. More than 2,000 exhibitors – which included 1,800 Startups, 45% of them international, and 700 investment funds – met during three days dedicated to professionals. More than 161,000 business connections were made, 71% of which were international interactions on the digital platform. According to the Startups present, more than 25% of their annual business leads were made during these three days.
In addition, the most promising European Startups were rewarded at the fourth edition of the Next Unicorn Awards and the 100% digital neo-insurance startup Luko (France) received the grand prize for the highest potential scaleup in Europe.
Nearly 100 challenges were organized to bring together startups and large groups. This year’s LVMH Innovation Award prize was won by Toshi, which provides sustainable, highly personalized and innovative solutions to brands to best meet their customers’ omnichannel needs.
MORE THAN EVER THE TRAILBLAZER OF INNOVATIONS AND NEW TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
VivaTech gave visitors the opportunity to discover more than 300 innovations, including 50 that were exclusive to VivaTech, covering all the groundbreaking fields of tech – GreenTech, digital for mobility, the Future of Work, Web3 and the Metaverse….
MORE THAN EVER THE PLACE FOR ACTION ON BEHALF OF RESPONSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE TECH
This year, VivaTech promoted a number of initiatives to encourage diversity, particularly for women and young people. These included a specific #WoGiTech programme for the feminization of Tech professions; guided tours for 8th- and 10th-graders; and the “Because Girls Can” day on Saturday, which brought together more than 3,000 girls with a treasure hunt and an inspirational “Girls Hackademy” session.
For the fourth consecutive year, Viva Technology organized its Female Founder Challenge (FFC). Vanessa Counaert, co-founder of Resortecs, was rewarded for the quality of her project to produce heat-soluble sewing threads that facilitate textile recycling.
The General Public Day allowed thousands of students and candidates to meet companies and find out about tomorrow’s jobs in the field of tech, innovation and Startups.
“VivaTech is back with an in-person edition that exceeded all our expectations. The tech and digital world was there and made these four days a success. An uncommon effervescence, an incredible energy and above all a collective will to innovate in a responsible and inclusive way were the key ingredients of this year’s event, reflecting the dynamism that drives the startup ecosystem. Two themes stood out this year: Web3 and decarbonisation, making VivaTech a space for hard-hitting debate on the practical use of new technologies,” said co-presidents Maurice Lévy and Pierre Louette alongside Julie Ranty, Viva Technology’s Managing Director.
“We would like to warmly thank Julie Ranty for everything she has contributed to VivaTech since its inception. Her leadership and energy have been major assets in the success of VivaTech. Her choice to embark on an entrepreneurial project is a very logical continuation of her career and we wish her all the best for the future. We are pleased to welcome François Bitouzet, who has already participated in this 2022 edition. His career in the service of the biggest French and international brands and his experience of events will enable VivaTech to confidently embark on the new phase of its development and further increase its global influence,” said Maurice Lévy and Pierre Louette, co-presidents of Viva Technology.
THE FULL COMMITMENT OF VIVATECH’S PARTNERS
Viva Technology shares the success of this sixth edition with its major partners and would like to thank them for their commitment:India, first Country of the Year at VivaTech Co-Organizers: Groupe Les Echos – Le Parisien & Publicis Groupe
Founding Partners: BNP Paribas, Google, La Poste, LVMH, Orange Gold partners: EDF, EY, ManpowerGroup, AWS, The Adecco Group, Axa, Edenred, French-German Tech Lab, Huawei, JCDecaux, L’Oréal, Microsoft, RATP Group, Salesforce, Sanofi, SAP, SNCF, TotalEnergies Silver partners: McKinsey & Company, Région Ile de France, Air Liquide, Audi, Binance, Dassault Systèmes,
L’Egypte, Engie, Globalization Partners, Groupe Bouygues, Klaxoon, KPMG, Meta, Renault/Mobilize, Région Centre Val de Loire, Région Occitanie, Région Sud, Swisstech
SAVE THE DATE:
14-17 JUNE 2023 in Paris at Porte de Versailles!