“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, October 7, to the AccorHotels Arena (Paris 12). “It is the festival of entrepreneurs”, explained Patrice Bégay, managing director of communications at Bpifrance, in the weekly Eco on CNEWS.

An unmissable meeting place for business and innovation, “Big”, for its 7th edition, will welcome more than 1,000 speakers (entrepreneurs, large groups, startups, companies of all sizes, etc.) for a day set under the sign of 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”, assured Patrice Bégay at the microphone to Eric De Riedmatten last Saturday on the continuous information channel.

On the programme, 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 financing, health, management…

The climate in the spotlight

Several personalities will also be present, such as François Villeroy de Galhau (Governor of Banque de France), Guillaume Rozier (Creator of CovidTracker), Xavier Niel (Founder of Iliad) or Agnès Pannier-Runacher (Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy responsible for Industry) . Not to mention the hundreds of entrepreneurs who will come to share their experiences.

The climate theme will be at the heart of this event. Thus, a year after the publication of the 40 billion euro climate plan shared with the Banque des Territoires, Bpifrance creates 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 regarding the environmental transition, but also testimonies from scouts who will present their ambitious and inspiring projects for the benefit of EET. In the same way, an exhibition and a presentation of greentechs, such as workshops and masterclasses on the theme of 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 stage there. The goal: to discover the innovations of each strain: French Fab, French Touch, Climat and French Tech. Place des rendez-vous, for its part, 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 advisors, etc.

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

Ultimately, the event must be a unique opportunity to develop one’s knowledge of innovation and to expand one’s network, Big addresses everyone: business creators, managers, industrialists, students, clubs…

To participate, simply register (free) on the Bpifrance website by clicking here.

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