The GovTech Summit will be held at the Hôtel de Ville on 12 November 2018 – register here!

We’re delighted to announce that PUBLIC is organising the first ever European GovTech Summit on Monday 12 November 2018, at the Paris City Hall. In partnership with President Emmanuel Macron and with the support of the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and the European Commission, the GovTech Summit will for the first time gather European leaders and innovators to discuss how technology can help transform governments and democratic practices.
This event comes at a time where new technologies have shown the potential to transform and radically improve the way that citizens interact with local and central government services, creating a new era of cheaper, smarter and more citizen-focused public services. We passionately believe that Europe should be at the forefront of this change, becoming the home of this new technology sector – the GovTech sector – which can help transform European public services for a new century, underpinned by European values, principles and sensibilities. The benefits will be legion, in terms of better, cheaper and more personalised services.

The event will bring the European GovTech ecosystem – startups, government and technology – together to re-shape the future of public services and democracy. The 1-day summit will feature more than 90 speakers, covering topics from transport to healthcare, from security to international development, from e-government to citizen engagement. In addition, attendees will participate in cutting-edge debates, panel discussions and networking sessions, all exploring the future of Europe’s most exciting new ecosystem.

Why You Should Come

  • For startups, the Summit provides an opportunity to meet investors and buyers, and showcase their innovative solutions, with events such as the #PitchGovTech competition, the largest ever startup pitch event in the industry.
  • For the public sector, the event is a chance to meet and hear from Europe’s leading policy makers and innovators from across both the public sector and tech industry.
  • For corporates and investors, the Summit presents the future of an exciting new industry and a chance to network with the founders developing the latest solutions and buyers looking for new business ideas.

The GovTech Summit will reimagine services that place citizens at the centre of public action, where public servants have an array of technology-enabled resources and information at their fingertips, and can use new, dynamic ways of delivering better, more efficient, more citizen-focused services.
We hope that you – entrepreneur, investor, public official, civil servant or academic – can join us in Paris for the inaugural GovTech Summit, helping to create this real European technology opportunity.

Daniel & Alex, Founders of PUBLIC

If you would like to attend the GovTech Summit, register here!