Business France :The French Tech takes centre stage at the Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC) in Barcelona (Spain) [fr]
The MWC is a key event for global mobile, services and content that brought together over 2400 exhibitors and 107 000 visitors from 208 countries in 2018.
For the 13th consecutive year, from 25 to 28 February 2019, Business France, the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing the French Tech pavilion at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona with the support of Orange, BNP Paribas and Vivatech. Over 100 innovative SMEs and start-ups will exhibit at the French Tech pavilion this year.
The French Tech pavilion will be one of the largest national pavilions at the show, with an exhibition space of 630 sq m spread over Hall 5 (5B41 / 5B61) & Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 / 8.1E49) “APP PLANET and hosting companies belonging to a wide range of Telecoms sectors: mobile applications, games and accessories, Telecoms and software infrastructures, digital marketing, e-commerce, engineering services and financial services.
This year Africa and Scandinavia have been designated as special guest regions at the French Tech pavilion and will take centre stage at various events. Throughout the week, numerous events will be held at the French pavilion notably, The Business France awards ceremony on the 25th of February, innovative product and solutions demos in the Hall 5 demo Room as well as B2B meetings between the exhibiting companies, VCs and corporate groups.
You can also receive live updates on our program by following us on twitter through #BonjourMobile.
The French Tech pavilion will also play host to several partner regions such as Brittany, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur as well as the competitiveness clusters “Systematic Paris Region” and “Secure Communications Solutions”.
The companies belonging to the Business France delegation will participate in business meetings and exchanges with operators and firms from other regions of the globe : Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Cameroun, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Romania, Scandinavia, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, USA.
A wide range of new innovations will be presented at the show, including:
KONROW: This French brand of smartphones and tablets designs telephones which answer each of your uses. With Konrow, discover a reliable and accessible brand which proposes you the products you need. With our products and our philosophy, we defend the simplicity and the accessibility, and we offer you an alternative which is meaningful.
FOXY NERD STUDIO develops SaaS Digital Marketing solutions for big companies. Our digital listening & brand awareness solution allows big companies to monitor how customers and people react on their communication on social media and platforms dedicated to collect customers feedbacks.
DEJAMOBILE is a Fintech offering white label software solutions in the field of mobile transaction services. Dejamobile solutions enable payment, commerce and transport companies to deploy secure and interactive mobile services using proximity technologies such as NFC, QR code and Bluetooth Smart.
The complete list of the French exhibitors at the French Tech pavilion is available at the following link:
Ms. Phoebe GUO
Communications & Press
About Business France
Business France (www.businessfrance.fr) is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E international internship program.
Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.
About French Tech
French Tech is the term used to describe the French start-up community: entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, incubators, public organizations, etc. committed to the growth of French start-ups and to their international prosperity. This community includes unicorns such as Blablacar, Criteo, and Vente-privee and champions like Sigfox, Devialet and Voodoo which respectively raised 150 million euros in 2016, 160 million euros and 170 million euros in 2018. The French Tech initiative is an innovative public policy created in 2013. It is not about the government imposing regulations and limits. I’s about the government supporting the start-up community. For further information: www.meetlafrenchtech.com