Dive into VivaTech’s packed program at the ultimate tech rendezvous.
300 top speakers
Some of them disrupted their industry, others have built flourishing unicorns from the ground or are at the head of the world’s biggest companies… they all have a different story, yet all of them are a great source of inspiration and are eager to share with you their insights about the future of innovation and digital transformation.
They come from all over the world, for your eyes and ears only!
150 talks to inspire
This year VivaTech welcomes 300 world-class speakers – tech leaders, unicorns, startups, and academics – to 4 stages. Join the audience for: startups sharing experiences, success stories of major corporate leaders, Afric@Tech, the future of tech within 50 years, how tech will shape a better future in education or energy, marketing challenges led by digital transformation, and many more topics contributed by our Lab partners.
Interact with robots, drones, VR & AR, and as-yet unclassifiable hardware in the Discovery Zone, our area dedicated to amazing demos by the most creative startups. Iconic tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Alibaba, L’Oreal, Ericsson, Lenovo, and Bouygues will also reveal their latest developments in our Hall of Tech.
Open innovation Labs
VivaTech’s theme-based Labs are back, with more than 20 spaces dedicated to 3 days of synergistic co-working and open innovation between startups and our corporate partners. More than 1,000 startups are selected to exhibit, pitch and demo their products and ideas at VivaTech. Big companies will also partake in showcasing their own latest innovations.
The Ecosystem is Talking
This year VivaTech welcomes 400 world-class speakers – tech leaders, unicorns, startups, and academics – to 6 stages. Join the audience for: Human Ethics & AI, Real-world Applications for Blockchain, Gaming and the Creation of New Worlds, IoT and Cyber Security: Securing the Internet of Everything, The Future of News in a Post-Truth Era, Friends Forever: Humans + Robots, Hacking the Human Brain, and much more!
VivaTech’s Office Hours will gather top VCs such as Accel Partners, Index Ventures, JVP, and Partech Ventures for the opportunity to hold meetings with startups in a private and dedicated area.
Africa is bursting with potential
Africa is home to 1.2 billion people, most of whom are digital natives under 25 years old. Already 362 million use the internet and 1 billion will have smartphones by 2020. This year VivaTech highlights the explosive growth potential of products and services in this vast continent.