The Viva Technology 2019 exhibition took place at the Paris Expo, porte de Versailles and hosted for three days over 124,000 visitors and 13,000 startups from every domain. Bizao was part of the game.
The main theme this year was Europe but this edition still had a lot of interest for the African region: over 160 African startups were there and the majority of the big companies hosted on their stand a startup from the African digital economy.
Vivatech is THE meeting spot for big international actors in the digital economy: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Huawei, IBM all had their place. The important French groups also answered the call with the presence of EDF, SNCF, Citroën and Orange.
The French president Macron showed a real political will to make France a “Startup nation” and to use technologies to build new relationships between different geographic and economic zones as well as different sectors and markets.
This event was the occasion for us to have a lot of interesting meetings with new leads as a reward.
The entire Bizao team thanks KPMG and more specifically Mikael Ptachek (Fintech Manager, KPMG) for having invited our CEO and Anton Bielakoff (CEO, Lyra Networks) to be a part a keynote called “WhatsApp Payment, Mobile Payment: How payments will be super easy and more inclusive in the future with Fintech”.
See you next year !