TRADE MININSTER LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN DELEGATION TO VIVATECH CONFERENCE IN PARIS

PRETORIA-- Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is leading the South African delegation to participate in the Viva Technology Conference and Exhibition (VivaTech) dedicated to innovation and digital transformation focused on start-ups to be held in Paris from Thursday to Saturday.

The event will have a strong focus on Africa, with more than 200 start-ups and French groups committed to digitalization in Africa from across the globe. For the first time, up to 50 African start-ups from four key sectors will gather in a dedicated zone with local incubators and accelerators. Selected start-ups will pitch their solutions.

Davies says the the objective of the event is to provide an opportunity for start-up companies to meet and collaborate with executives in their industry, connect with top investors to raise funds and develop partnerships with other start-up companies.

VivaTech provides a good platform and opportunity for South African companies to engage with Information Communication Technology (ICT), innovation start-ups and experts in the field from around the globe.

Participation of South African companies is critical as this is a platform that presents great opportunities for start-up companies. Our start-ups can learn, work closely, and advance their skills to develop innovative new applications through knowledge sharing from experts across the globe in the ICT field.

Through participating in this trade mission, South Africa envisages that the small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) will gain a competitive edge in international markets.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK