VIVA TECHNOLOGY IS BACK FROM JUNE 15TH TO JUNE 17TH IN PARIS
After its tremendous success in 2016, Viva Technology is back, in Paris from June 15th to June 17th, 2017. Viva Technology is one of a kind, an exhibition of the most innovative products and services, with unique opportunities for startups, especially through networking opportunities with large corporations and investors.
According to Francis Morel CEO of Groupe Les Echos,“Our 2016 survey showed high levels of satisfaction among visitors, startups and big companies alike. The enthusiastic response to last year’s event makes us believe that we’re on track to achieve an even better result this year and create a global rendezvous for the digital ecosystem.”
Building on the success of the first edition, Viva Technology is even more ambitious in 2017, starting with a stellar line up of speakers such as:
Tim Armstrong, CEO AOL
John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco
John Collison, Co-founder of Stripe
Peter Fenton, General Partner, Benchmark
Claire Gilmartin, CEO Trainline
Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos
Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman & CEO, GE
David Kenny, General Manager, IBM Watson
Ambarish Mitra, Co-Founder & CEO, Blippar
Bertrand Piccard, Chairman, Solar Impulse
Bob Pittman, Chairman & CEO, iHeart Media
Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Alphabet Inc
Dan Schulman, CEO, Paypal
Karim Sy, Founder & Chief Catalyst, Jokkolabs
Shelley Zalis, CEO, Girl’s Lounge
Daniel Zhang, CEO, Alibaba
The 300+ sessions planned across Viva Tech’s main stage and three thematic stages will cover a large range of topics from quantum computing to the future of retail, focusing on subjects that are both important to the future of business transformation, innovation, the global economy and society as a whole.
This year’s objective is also to welcome more than 50,000 visitors, including 5,000 startups, and bring them together with large international companies from a wide range of industries, and sectors and investors from all over the world, to give them a unique opportunity to initiate and develop successful, long-term collaborations.
Viva Technology 2017 is supported by its platinum partners BNP Paribas, Google, Orange, and La Poste, who are deeply involved in both the organization and overall success of the event.
In addition, Viva Technology’s Gold partners, Accor Hotels, Airbus, Air France, Carrefour, Cisco, ENGIE, LVMH, ManpowerGroup, PMU, RATP Group, Sanofi, Sodexo, SNCF, Groupe TF1, Valeo, and Vinci Energies will champion open innovation and collaboration between startups and large groups at Viva Technology by hosting labs and where selected startups will explore solutions to some of their most pressing business challenges.
Viva Technology is an event dedicated to helping startups grow. We expect to welcome 5,000 startups to this year’s event. From newcomers to established unicorns, everyone will have the chance to collaborate and grow their business. From one-on-one meetings with investors, inspiring panels and keynotes by other entrepreneurs or pitch competitions organized by major international companies, opportunities for growth will be numerous.
Viva Technology has also brought back its popular Challenges platform this year (http://challenges.vivatechnology.com) where more than one hundred Challenges will be posted by the end of March. Startups can apply for the opportunity to be selected in the 19 thematic Labs of our partners and hence get a free booth to exhibit at the event. Startups can also participate in other competitions to win prize packages that include funding, incubation or mentoring.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the LVMH Group said: “Viva Technology is the only event of this scale that brings leading businesses and startups together for direct dialogue and collaboration. We are keenly aware that innovation, technology and creativity lead to the kinds of disruptive innovation that are key to driving momentum in our businesses.” LVMH is a co-organizer of the event via its media division, Groupe Les Echos, and the host of the Viva Technology Luxury Lab.
This year, the LVMH Group is launching the LVMH Innovation Award at Viva Tech to award a startup with any relevant ideas ranging from raw materials, product design, retail solutions, augmented reality tools, monitoring systems, forward-looking devices or services, and more. The competition wants to stimulate creativity and excellence with inventive projects for the product life cycle and the customer experience. LVMH has launched an international call for applications and welcomes the best innovation from around the globe. For LVMH, this award underlines the importance of both the digital and the entrepreneurial spirit at the core of the group’s strategy.
Maurice Lévy, Chairman & CEO of Publicis Groupe, “The combination of high-level speakers, technology exhibitions and opportunities to connect with startups and large companies from around the world is really what makes Viva Tech unique for visitors. Viva Technology will be one of the most important global tech events of 2017 and we look forward to welcoming startups, innovators, executives, investors and visitors coming from everywhere, especially from the United Kingdom where the digital economy is thriving.”
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] is a global leader in communication. The Groupe is positioned at every step of the value chain, from consulting to execution, combining marketing transformation and digital business transformation. Publicis Groupe is a privileged partner in its clients’ transformation to enhance personalization at scale. The Groupe relies on ten expertise concentrated within four main activities: Communication, Media, Data and Technology. Through a unified and fluid organization, its clients have a facilitated access to all its expertise in every market. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Groupe employs around 100,000 professionals.
Viva Technology Paris, an international event co-organised by Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos is dedicated to the growth of startups, digital transformation and innovation. The event allows the startups and large companies to be connected in the same unit of time and place, in order to facilitate meetings, develop collaborations and present the latest innovations.
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