“Big”: The biggest business meeting in Europe makes a comeback in Paris this Thursday

Bpifrance Inno Génération (“Big”), the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in Europe, returns this year on Thursday 7 October to the AccorHotels Arena (Paris 12th). “It’s the Entrepreneurs’ Festival,” Patrice Bégay, Bpifrance’s chief communications officer, told CNEWS.

An inevitable meeting place for business and innovation, “Big” will for its 7th edition welcome more than 1,000 speakers (business creators, large groups, startups, companies of all sizes, etc.) to a day set under the sign of the spirit. conquest. “We are going to have extraordinary things in terms of innovation. French innovation is a wealth, of course for France, but also for the world,” Patrice Bégay assured at the microphone to Eric De Riedmatten last Saturday on the continuous information channel.

The program includes more than 400 workshops, conferences and masterclasses to understand tomorrow’s challenges and new technological trends. In this context, many themes dear to entrepreneurs will be addressed: business creation, sustainable development, digital transformation, artificial intelligence, deeptech, industry 4.0, international, growth finance, health, management …

The climate in the spotlight

Several personalities will also be present, such as François Villeroy de Galhau (Governor of the Banque de France), Guillaume Rozier (creator of CovidTracker), Xavier Niel (founder of Iliad) or Agnès Pannier-Runacher (delegated minister to the finance minister). responsible for industry). Not to mention the hundreds of entrepreneurs who will come to share their experiences.

The climate theme will be the core of this event. One year after the publication of the € 40 billion climate plan shared with the Banque des Territoires, Bpifrance is thus creating a space dedicated to entrepreneurs engaged in the ecological and energy transition (TEE).

In this context, members of the Bpifrance Green Rooster Community will be highlighted, whose purpose is to create collective imitation between economic actors of all sizes around environmental change, but also the testimony of scouts who will present their ambitious and inspiring projects in favor of EET. In the same way, an exhibition and a presentation of greentechs, such as workshops and masterclasses on the theme TEE, are also planned.

A new networking platform

Among the other news in this 7th edition of “Big”, the social network Bpifrance will take over the Arena to establish its “Campfire” expression scene there. The goal: to discover the innovations of each tribe: French Fab, French Touch, Climat and French Tech. For its part, Place des Rendez-vous is making its big comeback, in a 100% digital version. It will thus be possible to make agreements with purchasing directors for large groups, networks of business angels, export and financing advisers, etc.

Note also: A new networking platform of more than 600 m2 dedicated to SMEs and ETIs will also be installed, as well as a TV set that will mix intimate interview formats and a range of shows. All with the promise of many highlights, which on D-Day will be broadcast on Bpifrance’s YouTube channel, but also in part on CNEWS.

Ultimately, the event should be a unique opportunity to develop his knowledge of innovation and to expand his network, Big caters to everyone: business creators, managers, industrialists, students, clubs …

To participate, simply sign up (for free) on Bpifrance’s website by clicking here.

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