The head of state will meet entrepreneurs at Porte de Versailles in Paris on Wednesday, before delivering a speech dedicated to AI and innovation at the end of the day.
On Wednesday June 14, the French head of state continues his week devoted to French industrial sovereignty, from pharmaceuticals to aviation and tech, on the opening day of Europe’s largest trade show dedicated to this discipline, VivaTech, at Porte de Versailles in Paris. Emmanuel Macron is due to present a plan to support the French artificial intelligence (AI) industry and, more generally, French Tech start-ups, which have run out of funding after two successful years.
A champion of the “start-up nation” since 2017, the president will be strolling the aisles as he does every year to meet entrepreneurs before a speech scheduled for around 5 p.m. and dedicated to AI and technological innovation.
“In the field of artificial intelligence, I want France to be a champion and position itself at the forefront of this new industrial revolution. Tomorrow, at the VivaTech trade show, I’ll be making announcements to accelerate the pace of funding, training and research. As Europeans, we must also move forward to regulate and control this technology”, he tweeted on Tuesday.
The program for this seventh edition of VivaTech includes over 2,200 exhibitors, conferences by leading international figures, and 10,000 company representatives, despite a 620-euro entrance fee and stands that sometimes fetch over 100,000 euros.