VIVATECH 2019 – The Very Best Of


VIVATECH 2019 – The Very Best Of 

2,300 tech leaders and startups from all over the world

Come and meet international rising startups, discover their innovative solutions and listen to their pitch.

​​​​​​​Among the booths, you’ll also findtech leaders from every sector such as Huawei, AWS or Renault. Keep your eyes and ears open: special reveals will be announced during the 3 days.

450 international top speakers

Jack Ma (Alibaba), Margrethe Vestager (European Commission), Justin Trudeau (Canada Prime Minister) and Martin Villig (Bolt) have just been announced!

​​​​​​​450 international speakers will come and share their insights on the latest tech trends and key themes such as the United Tech of Europe, Tech4Good or Future Tech.

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Over 180 inspiring sessions


→ Keynote by Emmanuel Macron (President of the French Republic)

→ Keynote by Ginni Rometty (Chairman, President and CEO, IBM)

→ Keynote by Ken Hu (Deputy Chairman, Rotating Chairman, Huawei)

→ Inside the C-Suite and the Control Center: A fast-paced discussion with Jonas Prising (ManpowerGroup) and Holly Ridings (NASA) about attracting and developing the best tech talent and the importance of female role models in STEM.


→ Fireside Chat with Mickey Mikitani (Chairman & CEO, Rakuten)

→ Next Move for the Next Big Thing: Tech continues to shape the way brands market themselves. Come listen to Stephanie Buscemi (Salesforce), Marc Mathieu, Lubomira Rochet (L’Oréal), Stéphane Bout (McKinsey & Company) exchange on thoughts on what could be the next smart play for marketers.

→ Building Unicorns Outside Silicon Valley
A panel with Bernard Liautaud (Balderton Capital), Melanie Perkins (Canva), Nik Storonsky (Revolut).

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Discover the hottest innovations among 6 Parks

Innovations are at the heart of VivaTech. Come and discover a selection of the most astonishing ones in our Parks: Mobility Park by Engie, Robot Parkby EDF, XR Park by Oracle, Gaming Park, Discovery by EDF, Greentech Park and AI Park by Intel.

Here’s your chance to throw a ball to ANYmal, the autonomous legged robot, experience the 4D VR Game Backlight Eclipse or get a very close look at the flying cab Hovertaxi.


Next European Unicorn Awards – May 16

The Next European Unicorns will be revealed at VivaTech!

​​​​​​​Along with Accel, The Wall Street Journal and Les Echos, VivaTech went on a hunt to find potential European Scaleups and help them attain sufficient scale to compete in the global market.



Female Founder Award – May 17

VivaTech and 50inTech challenged female entrepreneurs looking to raise funds in a pitch contest to find the Top 10 next female founders rising stars.

​​​​​​​Come and see the winners be awarded by a high-level jury of VCs and investors.
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TechCrunch Hackathon – May 17-18

Six corporate and tech partners will challenge 1,000 of the best European hackers. Teams will have 36 hours to come up with the best projects to support supply chain, education, fashion trends or healthcare issues (apply here!). Come see their project presentation on Saturday afternoon.
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Kasparov Chess Contest – May 17

Witness the Chess grandmaster and Avast Security Ambassador, Garry Kasparov battling ten different players in an epic game of chess on the Arena Discovery by EDF.
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The TechDays have begun!

30 events in Paris and Île-de-France during the week of VivaTech.

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