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Tech : The countdown for the 6th edition of EMERGING Valley has started!

The 6th edition of EMERGING Valley – the international summit dedicated to African innovation – will be held on November 29, 2022 in the majestic setting of the Palais du Pharo in Marseille. More than 2,000 participants, 150 startups and 50 investors from 70 countries are expected to attend both in person and online.

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Founded in Marseille by Samir ABDELKRIM, author of “Startup Lions, at the heart of African Tech”,EMERGING Valley has established itself, in just a few years, as the international summit where the most influential decision-makers in tech and innovative entrepreneurship from Africa and Europe meet each year. “This year once again, we are looking forward to addressing key topics such as co-innovation, food sovereignty, agritech, energy sovereignty, sustainable development, e-health and civil tech.

“Marseille, an essential bridge of innovation between Europe and Africa”

Through our event, we also hope to demonstrate how the land of diversity and possibilities that is the Aix-Marseille-Provence territory has become an essential bridge of innovation between Europe and Africa. Marseille is a finalist in the race to become the 2022 European capital of innovation – an application that EMERGING Valley is proud to support as a partner of the Metropolis. “

A third stage with a new collective intelligence format, the “Co-Innovation Lab”

A programme that tackles global geopolitical, social and environmental issues. Through an edition in three stages. “No less than 40 conferences, round tables, fireside chats, pitch sessions, award ceremonies and workshops will be organised throughout the day on the Main Stage, as well as on the second stage all about “Impact”. And new this year, we have created a third stage with a new collective intelligence format, the “Co-Innovation Lab”, in partnership with the African innovation agency Fanaka,” Samir ABDELKRIM.

The Main Stage: the beating heart of EMERGING Valley

The Main Stage brings together the decision-makers who were all over Africa-Europe tech in 2021, alongside high-impact digital champions from across the continent and local stakeholders who try to join up both shores of the Mediterranean.

This stage will kick off with an opening plenary led by Samir ABDELKRIM. The following will take part in this official opening: Laure-Agnès CARADEC, President of the Board of Directors of the EPA Euroméditerranée, Michèle RUBIROLA, First Deputy Mayor of Marseille and Martine VASSAL, President of the Departmental Council of Bouches-du-Rhône and President of the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolis.

“International financial crisis, cascading social plans and the stock price crash of the biggest names in global tech: what impact has this had on African VC? “

After which, the Main Stage will have many other thematic plenaries, including “African startups and financing during the global crisis”. A projection and strategies of major investors in Africa. International financial crisis, cascading social plans and the stock price crash of the biggest names in global tech: what impact has this had on African VC? While the volume of levies on the continent continues to climb, once again highlighting the uniqueness of its ecosystems, this shock could still affect Africa in the not so distance future. Get advice from the best investors in the sector exclusively with I&P, 500 Global, Kepple Ventures, IFC, Teranga Capital, BPIFrance, Digital Africa or GSMA. The biggest investors in Africa will be attending EMERGING Valley to speak at the Palais du Pharo! Other speakers include Sébastien Boyé, Co-General Manager of Investisseurs & Partenaires – Satoshi SHINADA Partner​ at Kepple Africa Ventures – Mareme DIENG Lead Africa 500 Global – Isabelle BEABAR, Director of International & European Affairs of Bpifrance – Olivier FURDELLE co-founder of Teranga Capital, Stéphan Eloïse GRAS, Executive Director of Digital Africa and Max CUVELLIER Head of Mobile for Development GSMA.

The full programme : https://www.online-emergingvalley.co/

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