PARIS, February 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --
In three short years, Viva Technology has become an unmissable European stop on the global tech calendar, drawing more than 100,000 participants in 2018. Viva Technology stands out for its ability to bring together startups and established companies, providing a one-of-a-kind platform where professionals can do business and where the general public can preview new products and see how tech will impact the future.
The Main Stage will welcome nearly 5000 attendees in the Dôme de Paris (formerly the Palais de Sports) across from Hall 1. More than 450 speakers from around the world and some of the biggest names in tech will attend:
Young Sohn (Samsung) - SY Lau (Tencent) - Dr Kai Fu Lee (author) - Amnon Shashua (Mobileye) - Gillian Tans (Booking.com) - Garry Kasparov (Avast Ambassador and former world chess champion) - Flora Coleman (Transferwise) - Daniel Dines (UiPath) - Frédéric Mazzella (BlaBlaCar) - Carlos Moedas (European Commission) - Emily Orton (Darktrace)
More immersive, with previews and demos of robotics, VR, GreenTech, mobility solutions and more.
More international: The VivaTech Tour, more than 40 meetups in 23 countries, enabled us to access the world's most dynamic tech ecosystems. More than 30 country pavilions are expected at VivaTech this year along with numerous international personalities and the return of AfricaTech.
A European focus: Surveying a landscape where the USA and China rule the roost, Viva Technology shines the spotlight on Europe's place and role in the technology sector, with a dedicated program track, pavilions hosted by numerous European countries, and the creation by VivaTech of the 'Next European Unicorn Award' in partnership with Accel Partners.
Open Innovation: 21 major international companies will host more than 1000 startups at their Open Innovation 'Labs', helping to boost their digital transformation while providing the startups with opportunities for growth.
Platinum Partners: BNP Paribas - Google - La Poste - LVMH - Orange
Gold Partners: AccorHotels - AWS - Cisco - EDF - EY - HPE - Huawei - ManpowerGroup - RATP Group - Région Centre Val de Loire - Région Sud - Sanofi - SAP - SNCF - Sodexo - TF1 Groupe - Thales - Valeo - Vinci Energies
The Ile de France Region will again be the Hosting Partner.
Further information available at www.vivatechnology.com and @VivaTech
Link to full press release: https://dam.vivatechnology.com/CP-FEB-PREVIEW-EN.pdf
Link to visual: https://dam.vivatechnology.com/VT-stage-One.jpg
About Viva Technology
Co-organized by Publicis Groupe and Groupe Les Echos, VivaTech is the world's rendezvous for startups and leaders to celebrate innovation. This international event, dedicated to the growth of startups, digital transformation and innovation, will take place 16-18 May 2019 at Porte de Versailles in Paris. More than 100,000 visitors attended the third edition, an increase of more than 47% in one year. Viva Technology 2019 will build on this success and will bring together startups, business leaders and executives, investors, academics, students and media from around the globe.
Further information available at www.vivatechnology.com and @VivaTech.
SOURCE Viva Technology