Credit: Vivatechnology

Luxembourg’s Ministry for Digitalisation has announced that, on Wednesday 22 May 2024, the Hereditary Grand Duke will chair a working visit to France in Paris, led by the Minister for Digitalisation, Minister of Research and Higher Education, Stéphanie Obertin, and organised with the support of the Embassy of Luxembourg in Paris.

This visit is mainly focused on the Viva Technology exhibition, in which Luxembourg is participating for the fifth time with a national pavilion organised jointly by the Chamber of Commerce, the Directorate of European Affairs and International Economic Relations of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Defence, Cooperation and Foreign Trade, and Startup Luxembourg.

Since 2016, Viva Technology has brought together entrepreneurs, startups, investors, researchers and thinkers in Paris. It has become the biggest startup and technology event in Europe, recognised worldwide as a powerful catalyst for business transformation, startup growth and innovation. In 2023, the show had more than 2,800 exhibitors and 150,000 participants.

The programme includes a visit to the Luxembourg pavilion and a meeting with the exhibiting startups, a visit to the Crédit Agricole “Le Village” stand as well as a visit to several stands, including that of Japan, the country of honour of the 2024 edition, and of South Korea.

Bilateral interviews are also planned with Maurice Levy, Chairman of the Management Board of the Publicis Group, organiser of the Vivatech show, as well as with Kazuchika IWATA, Minister of State in charge of the Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and two senior representatives of the European Innovation Council (EIC).

At the same time, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce is taking an economic delegation made up of around sixty companies and institutions for an accompanied visit to the show.

Finally, a networking reception bringing together all Luxembourg participants will close the day.