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“Rising Valley” Summit: a connecting axis between Europe and Africa

Gone on November 29th 2,300 participants off 70 countries meet at theEmerging ValleySummit of emerging startups and innovation, organized at the Palais du Pharo, for build together Bridges between countries and initiatives, and Defending the innovative African economy. This is an opportunity for Marseille, for France and for Europereaffirm their support to entrepreneurs from all African countries who carry out major projects for their territory and for ours, since 20% of African investments in France are made around Marseille.

To access this event, register is free but mandatory. It allows you to attend all round tables, hold business meetings and network with all participants. You can also access all replays of the event. If you want to discover, own, invest and innovate African and European startups, register here now!

Emerging Valley: Summit of Technology Leaders Africa – Europe

Organizing this summit in Marseille means getting fully involved international cooperation in terms of profitability. Marseille and Africa have begun a special relationship. Furthermore cultural and historical ties Centuries that unite the city of Marseille with the African continent, there is a desire develop together.
It is this wish that presidedInstallation of the sixteenth digital data cable 2Africa, the largest undersea cable in the worldwhich has just been connected.

Hosting this summit in Marseille also means reaffirming thatObligation the community for ecology.

The economic actors involved in the Emerging Valley are Entrepreneurs committed to fighting climate changeActors who are aware that there can only be economic progress on a viable planet.

It’s the ambition To make Marseille a greener and fairer city to change the use of the territory and its impact on the environment, to improve the quality of life of the people of Marseille.
This international meeting places it within the framework of the hundred low-carbon cities mission, for which it has been selected by the European Commission.


It is recommended that you register for plenary sessions, conferences and workshops in order to create your personalized program that will accompany you throughout your visit.

This year certain content will be 100% accessible online thanks to a multifunctional platform with:

  • the opportunity to network with all stakeholders thanks to a powerful networking tool;
  • 1 to 1 meetings with all participants;
  • High quality live plenary sessions and inspirational speakers.

Tuesday 29.11

  • 8:40am – 9:20am (in person & digital – French and English)
    Official opening of the EMERGING Valley 2022
    With: Laure-Agnès CARADEC – Martine VASSAL – Michèle RUBIROLA
  • 9:20am – 10:05am (in person & digital – French and English)
    Euro-African co-innovation: the new paradigm? From collaboration to shared destiny through the prism of innovation
    With: Daniel SCHAER – Isabelle BÉBÉAR – Didier PARAKIAN
  • 10:00 – 10:40 a.m (face to face)
    Rea Bridge Africa: Strengthening networks of entrepreneurs in Africa
    With: Szymon JAGIELLO – David CHEBORYOT – Anna KALIFA – Ann Marème ATAYI – Rouffahi KOABO – Mathias FILLON
  • 10:10am – 10:55am (in person & digital – French and English)
    plenum Food Sovereignty Europe – Africa: At a time of new geopolitical upheavals, thanks to digitization, invent a new agricultural alliance between the two continents
    With: Arnaud MERCIER – Valerie VERDIER – Jean-Marc PHILIP – Mouhamadou Lamine KEBE – Olivier FURDELLE
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m (face to face)
    “You lead! Panorama of female entrepreneurship in Tunisia »
    Starring: Mouna THABET – Alia BELKHOUJA – Neija GHARBI – Raja BEN LACHNEB – Hanen MISSAOUI
  • 10:50 – 11:10 am (face to face)
    Fire Side Chat Meet Africa

    With: Szymon JAGIELLO – Habiba Addi
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m (in person & digital – French and English)
    Food Sovereignty 2.0 Startups have their say!

    With: Francis Dossou SOGNON – Bertrand FOFFE – Chadrack ITSIA
  • 11.20 a.m. – 12.00 p.m (face to face)
    Aix-Marseille-Provence, partner of healthtech Africa-Europe

    Starring: Szymon JAGIELLO – Hichem RADOINE – Emmanuelle CHARAFE JAUFFRET – Youssef TRAVALY – Erick MAVI
  • 11:30am – 12:30pm (face to face)
    Successful scale-up!

    Starring: Birame SOCK – Isabelle Hoyaux – Emilie KYEDREBEOGO – Elie BITAR – Omar IBN ABDILLAH
  • 11:35 am – 12:30 pm (in person & digital – French and English)
    Technological innovation at the heart of implementing a sustainable, sovereign and resilient energy policy in Africa

    With: Bertrand WALCKENAER – Nicolas GUICHARD – Nadine BERTHOMIEU – Johannes ANDREAS – Chekib TOUIBI
  • 12:10 – 13:00 (face to face)
    Aix-Marseille-Provence, the metropolis of European-African innovation entrepreneurs!

    With: Szymon JAGIELLO – Franck ARAUJO – Laurence OLIVIER – Laeticia BICIACCI – Arona SAKHO – Mohamed TARRES – Frédéric GUILLEUX
  • 12:30 – 13:30 (face to face)
    From preserving biodiversity to engaging the most vulnerable populations: How Mediterranean Techs “Mare Nostrum
    Starring: Christian APOTHÉLOZ – Cheikhna Coulibaly – Clara GRUITROOY – Olfa KILANI – Aida KANDIL – Kheira Benaissa
  • 12:30pm – 12:45pm (in person & digital – French and English)
    award ceremony Awards Digital Energy Challenge
    With: Bertrand WALCKENAER
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m (face to face)
    collective intelligence with expertise France
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m (face to face)
    Unveiling the Potential of African Entrepreneurs – What Future for Acceleration Programs for Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurs?
    With: Marianne VIDAL-MARIN – Aïcha HAÏDARA – Emilie KYEDREBEOGO – Julia PANTIGNY
  • 14:20 – 14:55 (in person & digital – French and English)
    The creative and cultural industry promotes the economic partnership between Africa and Provence
    Starring: Emmanuel NOUTARY – Eyram TAWIA – Assana DIABY – Salima Chelabi – Romain KERAVAL
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m (face to face)
    The positive socio-economic and environmental impacts of digital energy innovations: how to identify, quantify and multiply them?
    With: Christian JEKINNOU – Marion MESSADOR – Bowel DIOP – Hélène DEMAEGDT – Romain CRES
  • 2:50 p.m. – 3:30 p.m (face to face)
    partner session
    Starring: Sebastien DEMECH – Mael M’BAYE
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m (in person & digital – French and English)
    Fire Side Cat Emerging Mediterranean Sea “The Mediterranean, new digital laboratory with positive impact?
  • 3:25 p.m. – 4:10 p.m (in person & digital – French and English)
    Decarbonization and climate-neutral cities: what innovations do Europe and Africa share?
    Starring: Laurent LHARDIT – Lamiae BENMAKHLOUF – Patricia RICARD – Séverine PETERS DESTERACT – Yaya KONÉ – Anicia JAEGLER
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m (face to face)
    Data at the service of early-stage investments
  • 3:40 p.m. – 4:20 p.m (face to face)
    Esport, a territorial asset on the rise to increase partnerships between Africa and Europe from Marseille!
    Featuring: Szymon JAGIELLO – Romain SOMBRET – Teddy KOSSOKO – William HERTLING – Marine PUSTORINO
  • 4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m (in person & digital – French and English)
    Keynote: “Startup Act Tunisia: How and why the first African startup law inspired the whole continent”
    With: Salma BAGHDADI – Iheb TRIKI
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m (face to face)
    Civic engagement, legal tech & digital education in Africa: Thanks to digitization, citizens are back at the center of decisions and lawI
    Featuring: Christian JEKINNOU – Lassad KHEDHER – Syma MATI – Charming KATUNGU – Sami Ajimi – Esther BROU-KOUAKOU
  • 16:30 – 17:00 (face to face)
    partner session
  • 4:35pm – 5:20pm (in person & digital – French and English)
    The Emergence of the Informal African City 2.0, Accelerator of Urban Governance
    Featuring: Marie Christina KOLO – Ibrahima GUIMBA-SAIDOU – Jean VAN WETTER – Julien MOUYEKET
  • 5:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m (face to face)
    The Digital Energy Facility at the service of innovation for start-ups in the energy sector
    With: Olivier Ascoet – Anne-Sophie Rakoutz – Elie BITAR – Romain FRANDJI – Raphaël Dumont
  • 17:25 – 17:45 (in person & digital – French and English)
    Temps Fort Awards Territory: Presentation of the Med Innovant Award Africa followed by the award ceremony Provence Africa Connect 2022
    With: Didier PARAKIAN
  • 5:50 p.m. – 6:15 p.m (in person & digital – French and English)
    Social Inclusive Business Camp EMERGING pitch sessions
    With: Bertrand WALCKENAER
  • 18:20 – 19:05 (in person & digital – French and English)
    Closing Panel: Unshakeable African VC Market? Still growing in view of the international tech slump alone – our expert breakdown for 2023
    Featuring: Satoshi SHINADA – Sébastien BOYÉ – Samba LO – Isadora BIGOURDAN
  • 7:10 p.m. – 7:25 p.m (in person & digital – French and English)
    Discover exclusively the selected Digital Africa Ambassadors!
  • 19:25 – 21:00 (in person & digital – French and English)
    Official closureConfirmations and Announcements

Complete program

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