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MEB goes wide with new partnership for members

MEB goes wide with new partnership for members

By Stephanie Horsman - June 8, 2021

The Francophone Village Côte d’Azur is now welcoming members of the Monaco Economic Board to join in on all trade fairs, conferences and other sponsored events, including VivaTech, the largest tech show in Europe.  

The Francophone Village Côte d’Azur is a collective that brings together the “phygital” deal-makers and game-changers in relation to the digital economy and sustainability.

It is a global alliance made up of entrepreneurs, investors, countries, regions, media outlets and cities from 19 countries and 85 territories with the aim of creating “direct corridors of acceleration and attractiveness of technological champions between territories”.

With this new collaboration, MEB members can attend, with free access, the upcoming Viva Tech trade fair from 14th to 18th June in Paris. In addition, they will be able to go to other well-known events such as the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), SouthBySouthwest (SXSW), the Hanover Fair, VivaTech, the Cannes Film Festival, the International Blockchain Stampede, the GITEX and the NRF.

Each of these events is supported by the collective as it provides for digital and physical access for MEB member companies, who also have the opportunity to pitch their enterprises to other companies, be jury members for pitch sessions and have remote access to pitches.

Accustomed to “phygital” devices at major innovation fairs, the Alliance My Global Village Francophone will deploy its own device in conjunction with the VivaTech show in Paris, the largest tech show in Europe. Phygital is the concept of using technology to bridge the digital world with the physical world with the purpose of providing unique interactive experiences for the user.

During VivaTech, over 5,000 international actors and investors from four continents, 20 countries and 30 studios will participate online to reveal all the latest trends and disruptive solutions in technological innovations.

Add to this more than 90 start-ups and scene-making companies who will be on hand to present their products and services to professionals in their fields.

“The Monaco Economic Board offers new perspectives to its members by integrating this collective,” said Guillaume Rose, Executive General Director of the MEB. “This approach, carried out alongside MonacoTech, aims to encourage the emergence of new players in the Principality in changing sectors, and thus to offer original, local and innovative solutions for the Monaco of tomorrow. This is a good complement to our partnership with the Interministerial Delegation responsible for the Digital Transition.”


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