From 30 June to 2 July 2016, Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos are creating Viva Technology Start Up Connect, in Paris, bringing together all of the major players in digital transformation.

During this event of worldwide significance, 5,000 startups will have an opportunity to collaborate with tens of thousands of senior executives, investors, academics and opinion leaders from all over the world and to participate in the transformation of major companies while contributing to the expansion of France’s role in the world of innovation.

 This exceptionally wide-ranging event will be held in Hall 1 of Paris Expo, divided into 3 major spaces:

  • Hack: Covering 15,000 m2, Viva Technology Paris will be the largest temporary collaboration space in the world.
  • Imagine: More than 200 conferences on the topics of “Technology and Business: the new reality for our societies” and the evolution of key economic sectors.
  • Experience: Presentations and demonstrations of the contributions that new technologies are making to our lives now and in the future.

In March 2016, Viva Technology Paris will launch its global digital collaborative platform, Viva Technology Connect, to allow all participants to exchange ideas, collaborate, invest and recruit.

To open the world of startups and innovation to as many people as possible, Viva Technology Paris will be open to the general public on 2 July 2016.

Registration begins in mid-January

BNP Paribas is a senior partner of the event. Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer of the BNP Paribas Group, stated: “BNP Paribas is very pleased to join Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos in the co-construction of this international initiative, which is perfectly in line with BNP Paribas’ initiatives of decrypting change, reinventing our role, accompanying our clients during this profound digital transformation and supporting European ambitions”.

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