ChangeNow 2024: Solutions for the planet

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Over three days, ChangeNOW 2024 actively united innovators and changemakers, directly tackling global challenges with a collaborative spirit. The event thrived on opportunity, networking, and learning, inspired by a shared commitment to change.

The Sesamers team, delighted to participate, is proud to present this concise summary, highlighting the event’s impactful and forward-thinking activities.

Key figures

  • Accelerate 1000 solutions
  • Inspire 35,000 participants
  • Engage 150 countries

Showcasing 1,000 Solutions

ChangeNOW 2024 impressively featured 1,000 solutions across multiple sectors, highlighting innovation in addressing global challenges. The event included exhibitions and conferences covering a wide array of topics like ecosystem acceleration, biodiversity, and circular economy.

Additionally, it emphasized sectors like education, energy, fashion, and health. Each area demonstrated unique approaches and technologies, aiming to foster a sustainable and inclusive future.

Here are some of the main exhibitors of this year’s event: Bpifrance, Microsoft, Space4food, Necense, Urbyn, Housing-now, JOA, Schneider electric, Kering Generation Award, French red cross, Kinome, Rofim, Mixity, Enso, Wayout, Rebond

For the whole list.

Connecting Innovators

At ChangeNOW 2024, networking was facilitated through an app, allowing attendees to schedule meetings and connect.

The event also featured exclusive lounges for premium and investor pass holders, promoting interaction among executives and investors. Spontaneous meeting points throughout the venue were set up to encourage impromptu discussions and collaborations.

Artistic Expression

The “Art for Change” initiative at ChangeNOW 2024 showcased artists’ critical role in social and environmental change, featuring multidisciplinary art exhibitions and interactive discussions.

Furthermore, the initiative offered insights into eco-friendly art production, emphasizing sustainable practices. This highlighted art’s ability to both reflect and influence shifts towards sustainability.

Here are some of the speakers included in this session: Lémofil, Artist; Nicolas Dhers, CEO, FLUCTUATIONS; and Guila Clara Kessous, Artist for Peace, Peace Ambassador&Executive Coach, UNESCO.

Full list of speakers.

Diverse Learning and Innovation

ChangeNOW 2024’s extensive program, boasting over 100 thematic conferences and workshops across seven stages, spanned a wide range of topics, including art, culture, biodiversity, and sustainable urban development. Moreover, the program’s diversity was evident in its variety of formats, such as conferences, pitches, and workshops, each uniquely highlighting different ecosystem aspects.

Here are some speakers include in this session: Cyril Garcia, Head of Global Sustainability Services and Corporate Responsibility, Capgemini; Ritu Raj, Global Head of Sustainability Technology, Unilever; and Anatol Poyer-sleeman, Associate Counsel, Founders Law.

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