Global Partner

                

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Europe’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 505 billion (EUR 429 billion) in assets under management and custody at March 2018. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by seven partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 4100 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Munich, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stuttgart, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

Host Partner

 

The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPECo advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPECo can also provide direct financial support.The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPECo advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPECo can also provide direct financial support.

Gold Partner

 

Bryan, Garnier & Co is a European, full service growth-focused independent investment banking partnership founded in 1996. The firm provides equity research, sales and trading, private and public capital raising as well as M&A services to growth companies and their investors. It focuses on key growth sectors of the economy including Technology, Media & Telecoms, Healthcare, Smart Industries & Energy, Consumer, Brands & Retail and Business Services. Bryan, Garnier & Co is a fully registered broker dealer authorized and regulated by the FCA in Europe and the FINRA in the U.S. Bryan, Garnier & Co is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Paris, Munich and New York. The firm is a member of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.

 

 

Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organisational advisory firm. We help you align your people and your organisation to your strategy – developing, engaging and rewarding your employees to reach new heights. We provide broad spectrum talent management solutions, including executive and non-executive search, recruitment process outsourcing, leadership development and talent solutions.

 

Bronze Partner

   
 

Euronext is the leading pan-European exchange in the Eurozone with nearly 1,300 listed issuers worth close to €3.6 trillion in market capitalisation as of end December 2017, an unmatched blue chip franchise consisting of 24 issuers in the Morningstar® Eurozone 50 Index℠ and a strong diverse domestic and international client base. Euronext operates regulated and transparent equity and derivatives markets. Its total product offering includes Equities, Exchange Traded Funds, Warrants & Certificates, Bonds, Derivatives, Commodities and Indices. Euronext also leverages its expertise in running markets by providing technology and managed services to third parties. In addition to its main regulated market, Euronext also operates Euronext GrowthTM (formerly known as Alternext) and Euronext AccessTM (formerly known as the Free Market). For the latest news, find us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/euronext) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/euronext).

Data Partner

   
   

PitchBook is the premier provider of data on the public and private equity markets. We arm our clients with unprecedented insight into the flow of capital across the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape to help them capitalize on opportunities in the private markets.

Media Partner

     
    The Innovator is a magazine devoted to understanding digital transformation through the experiences of the business leaders of this transformation. For Jennifer Schenker, editor: “Every edition will have a theme on which stories, interviews, debates, rankings will be based. The Innovator will be accessible online via a site hosted on Medium and a weekly newsletter.” The first edition will be about artificial intelligence and will launch at Viva Technology on 15th June. The next 5 issues will be produced and available at big international events dedicated to technology and will be free for Les Echos subscribers.