VGD was present in Aix-en-Provence for the international event Emerging Valley which gathered more than 1350 participants representing 45 countries.

The program included numerous business meetings around the presence of nearly 140 startups, 40 incubators and dozens of investors, exchanges and reflections on the future of innovation, the rapprochement of ecosystems between Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean, exclusive announcements on the financing of African companies, etc…not to mention the joy and a touch of madness that made this 3rd edition particularly inspiring and successful with a closing evening at the Velodrome Stadium with the Olympique de Marseille.

Vegetal Grow Development was represented by our CEO Sebastien Deprade, Agritech speaker. We are very proud to have been present at this edition around very enriching workshops and conferences.

Emerging Valley, what is it?

Created in 2017 in Aix-Marseille, the new Hub for Emerging Innovations between Europe and Africa, EMERGING Valley is the international summit that attracts investors, African start-ups and African and emerging digital ecosystems to Provence to strengthen their international attractiveness, develop their business relationships and accelerate their impact on a global scale.

EMERGING Valley is a unique meeting place to explore emerging ecosystems and connect with African and Mediterranean Tech Leaders .
EV is relentlessly pursuing this mission: catalysing, accelerating and concretising the innovations and hopes of tomorrow from Provence.

Relive in 1 minute the event with this video

What’s next?
Rendezvous in 2020 for a new EMERGING Valley edition labelled AFRICA 2020, which will put a particular emphasis on Creative and Cultural Industries. More than ever, Emerging Valley is becoming the unmissable annual event to share and imagine together the future of Tech and innovation between Europe and Africa.

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