The famous new technologies fair was held this week in Paris. After two years of pandemic, many visitors discovered the novelties of the year.
VivaTech, the Parisian show for start-ups and tech, welcomed more than 91,000 participants for its sixth edition, which remains at a lower level of attendance than 2019, its organizers said on Sunday.
After two years of pandemic, the event, co-founded by Publicis and the Les Echos-Le Parisien group, returned to its initial format, from June 15 to 18. In 2020, it was canceled due to Covid-19 and then returned in 2021, but with a maximum capacity set at 5,000 people.
A promising recovery
Among the headliners present this year, VivaTech welcomed Changpeng Zhao, the boss of Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange platform, or the former chess champion, the Russian Garry Kasparov.
Visiting the site on Friday, President Emmanuel Macron wanted to reach “at least 100” French unicorns “by 2030”. There are currently 27 digital start-ups valued at more than a billion dollars in France, including Back Market and Doctolib.
For this 6th edition, in addition to the 91,000 visitors present, the online audience reached 300,000 visits, that of the VivaTech News channel more than 4.3 million, detail the organizers in a press release.
In total, “these are 400 million people affected and more than 3 billion views on social networks”, they estimate, highlighting the “reinforced international dimension” of the show, during which 30 countries were present and 146 nationalities. affected.
More than 2,000 exhibitors made the trip, including 1,800 start-ups, 45% of which were international, and 700 investment funds. In 2019, Vivatech welcomed 124,000 visitors, 13,000 start-ups and 3,300 investors. The 7th edition is scheduled for June 14-17, 2023.