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VivaTech and PublicisLive's New Competition Aims to Change Event Management Forever

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The “Innovative Event Challenge“ rewards the most innovative event management startups with the opportunity to work with VivaTech on its 2019 edition

For the first time, Viva Technology and PublicisLive (Paris) are organising a competition to reward the most innovative startups, in the world of event management.

The “Innovative Event Challenge“ aims to improve the experience at Viva Technology for the visitors and partners of the world’s rendezvous for startups and innovation, whose 4th edition will take place from the 16th to 18th of May at Porte de Versailles in Paris. 

The winning startups will have the opportunity to work with VivaTech to enrich the experience of the 2019 edition.  The 4 themes of this new challenge are; “Management of visitor flows and welcome“, “Construction and space management“, “Comfort and User Experience“, and “Other solutions to help build an event“.

Julie Ranty and Maxime Baffert, co Managing Directors of Viva Technology said, “It is our turn to co-construct our solutions with startups. This open innovation approach, which has been a pillar of VivaTech since its creation with the launch of more than 300 challenges by our major corporate partners, has largely contributed to the event’s influence among startups. Involving startups in the construction and management of the event itself with fundamental topics such as managing visitor flows in real time, but also securing exhibitor data, was an obvious choice.”

François Bitouzet, CEO of PublicisLive (Paris) states, “By launching the Innovative Event Challenge, we are bringing our event management specialisation, into the era of startups and open innovation. We are doing it today for and with VivaTech and I am convinced that it is an extremely promising methodology, which will enable us to bring even more value to all of our other customers in the future". 

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Applications open: 27th of September 2018

Applications close: 19th of October 2018

Pitch, real-time jury deliberations and announcement of winners: 31st of October 2018

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