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Unlocking Tech Trends and Innovations at France Digitale Day 2024

What’s the coolest part about France Digitale’s annual event here in Paris?

Founded in 2012, France Digitale is the largest startup association in Europe, bringing together over 2000 startups, investors and incubators. We aim to help build Europe’s future tech champions by uniting and raising the voice of those who innovate to change the face of the world. Once a year, we host the FDDay – our biggest gathering, bringing together over 4,000 founders, investors and innovation leaders for a full day (and night!) in Paris.

I’d say that the coolest part about the FDDay is that it happens right after the summer break. There’s always a nice back-to-school vibe where everyone is happy to regroup after a long time and save time by making all your meetings on the same day, while inspiring and advancing your business. Some people even say you can save a whole month of activity by having 15 important meetings in the same day.

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📸 David Arous

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What’s the story behind your co-hosting the CES 2024 Tech Trends?

Since last year, we are happy to partner with the CES teams who have chosen the FDDay to launch their European Tech Trends Tour. If you want to be the first to know what trends will be shaking up the tech ecosystem in 2025, this is the place to be!

📸 David Arous

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Any other exciting topics or themes that FDDay will be focusing on this year?

Each year, we bring together more than 150 experts to talk about the latest innovations and major market trends in business models, finance, international expansion, European sovereignty, upskilling your teams… not forgetting the inescapable topic of artificial intelligence and its impact on our daily lives!

It will be organized in 4 stages:

🇪🇺 European Stage: a space entirely dedicated to topics that drive the European ecosystem with European founders and investors. The panels, all in English, will highlight the most innovative European startups. We will reveal LETS 2024, our ambitious index aimed at identifying and supporting the most promising tech gems in Europe, in partnership with 15+ European associations.

🎪 Cabaret Stage: this stage features exceptional plenaries and founders debate on the pressing issues our innovation ecosystem faces daily.

🎭 Theater Stage: focus on more sector-specific topics in partnership with sector associations to deep dive into the issues faced by actors in Quantum, Fintech, Agritech, and Health sectors.

⚡️C-Level Track: Exclusive sessions reserved for top executives for high-level discussions. This track is aimed at Chief Financial Officers, Directors of Public Affairs, Chief People Officers, Chief Product Officers, and Chief Marketing Officers. An unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the latest trends and innovations!

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📸 David Arous

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Speaking of stages, which speakers are you most looking forward to hosting this year?

We are looking for leading figures from the French and European innovation ecosystems to share their visions and best practices on the burning issues they face. We have already announced some names such as Pascal Asselin (co-founder of MORFO), Maud Caillaux (co-founder Green-Got), Jérôme Monceau (founder of Enchanted Tools), Saskia Fiszel (founder of Virgil) and Gary Shapiro (President & CEO of the Consumer Technology Association) – but stay tuned and feel free to apply or nominate anyone who should be on stage!

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📸 David Arous

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How is FDDay leveraging its expanding political role, including private roundtables, to educate and lobby?

France Digitale’s core mission is to represent the interests of those who make innovation happen – both start-ups, investors and accelerators/incubators – and to bring their issues to the attention of public decision-makers. That’s why each year we invite a large number of key public figures including French and European MPs and their teams to FDDay to meet and discuss their ideas with the other participants.

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📸 David Arous

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How is FDDay 2024 facilitating networking among attendees this year?

This year you’ll have several opportunities to network, depending on what you’re looking for:

  • If you’re looking to raise funds, you can attend the FDTour – our largest business meeting track between startups and investors ahead of your next funding rounds.
  • If you are a C-level looking to meet your peers, join our C-level sessions.
  • If you want to meet other attendees, you can connect before the event on our networking app and break the ice during FDDay. With over 4,000 attendees expected onsite, we’re sure you’ll make some cool connections!
  • Every year we end the day with a giant karaoke. This will be your last chance to meet other attendees as you sing your heart out on stage or in the audience!

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📸 David Arous

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What role does FDDay play in supporting startups with securing investments and partnerships?

We see ourselves as spark makers. In one day, you’ll be able to meet all the CEOs, founders, managing partners, investors, corporates and C-levels and do 6 months’ worth of meetings in one day.

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📸 David Arous

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And finally, why is FDDay hosted at the Musee des Arts Forains every year?

The experience! It’s definitely a unique and unforgettable place. You won’t forget it… Pinky promise!

Make sure to visit our website to know all about the event, and get your ticket now: fdday.eu

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