Despite the unusual and challenging circumstances facing us, the year 2021 will be the scene of a much-awaited recovery for business and tech events. With the promises of recovery that accompany the wave of vaccinations that have already begun, the wheel of the international economy has a good chance of finally starting to turn again. One thing is certain: all economic players have fully understood the importance of technological innovations and their growing role in managing change. And this is surely where they will start! With this crisis, the Tech sector has clearly strengthened and, naturally, there are several opportunities to be explored during 2021.
It has to be said that several world professional gatherings are giving up and are already throwing in the towel for this year too, as was the case for the previous one. The most recent one is the French Agricultural Show, already canceled in 2020. Originally planned for 27 February to 7 March, this will be the second year in a row that the even has been missed. But this is hardly the case tech events.
At a time when some events are more focused on a model anchored in digital, there are others that do not intend to abandon physical gatherings. They are banking on the promise of “better days” to renew human ties, by proposing forms of physical interaction long sidelined because of the epidemic. So we’ve chosen to tell you about 3 of the most important events dedicated to technology and innovation that will be held face-to-face in 2021.
The VivaTech event in Paris
On the strength of its astounding success during its 4 previous editions, the VivaTech organized in Paris has established itself as one of the unmissable events on the international technology scene. The show brings together everything that revolves around the Tech and innovation ecosystem and contributes massively and effectively to the collaboration between technological players and the support of startups in their growth.
Although it was due to take place in April 2020, the flagship event of European and French Tech had to be canceled for health reasons. During the 2019 edition, VivaTech had attracted a total of 124,000 visitors, with no less than 13,000 startups and 3,300 investors from 125 different countries. The 2021 edition will take place from 17 to 19 June, with the very famous “Founding Women Challenge” which honors women startup creators and gives them more visibility for possible financing.
The TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco
Entirely virtual in 2020, the major TechCrunch Disrupt event is one of the most important American shows dedicated to Tech startups. Like Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk, this event is the annual opportunity for founders to tell their success stories and talk about their news to a large audience (10,000 participants from all over the world).
The competition, Startup Battlefield Global, brings together various young innovators in the field of technology. Organizers travel to the four corners of the world to select the worthy participants for the final, high-profile phases of the competition.
Each year, TechCrunch Disrupt offers its visitors a breathtaking overview of the latest advances in technology. In addition, it allows investors to discover and launch new startups eager to be part of the Silicon Valley ecosystem. The 2021 edition is scheduled for September 21-23.
The Startup Supercup in Sarlat
Inspired by the major international Tech events, the organizers of the Startup Supercup have created a very special event for innovation and technology professionals to meet. Organized from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2021, the event is unique in how it maximizes productive meetings between start-ups and investors. Special emphasis is placed on promoting investments in the rapidly expanding technology sector, but also on unique networking opportunities in the heart of the medieval town of Sarlat in the French Dordogne.
Thanks to round tables, exhibition spaces dedicated to startups, and a tough competition, investors and innovators will live a valuable experience that seeks to crown the best startups in the world of tech, and to ensure that they receive support worthy of their efforts.
Unlike the rest of the events, this one has the particularity of relying on exclusivity (only 1000 participants are expected). In an atmosphere that is out of the ordinary, the small size of this technology summit makes it the perfect opportunity to forge extremely deep and meaningful partnerships and connections.
Tech events take off again in 2021
Whether in Paris, Sans Francisco, or Sarlat, the year 2021 will inevitably see the resurrection of the world economy, but above all the emergence of the technology sector. These events will resume their role as a venue for strategic meetings to facilitate open innovation and accelerated growth for startups.
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