2024 Paris Summit

June 24-27 | Paris, France


6.24.2024 - 6.27.2024


Paris, France

BuiltWorlds' annual Paris Summit returns in June of 2024, convening leaders of innovation in the full life cycle of buildings and infrastructure from across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East as well as members of the BuiltWorlds Network from around the world. Our growing analyst team will share insights gleaned from their research on topics including sustainability and circular economy, the state of global contech investment, trends in green infrastructure, AI and data analytics in project management, construction robotics, and more. 

100+ Speakers, Spanning 4 Days, Including:

Guillaume Bazouin

Partner EMEA, Brick & Mortar Ventures

Edward Bouygues

Deputy CEO, Telecoms Development, CSR and Innovation Chairman of Bouygues Telecom, Bouygues Construction Group

Briston Blair

Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, Comfort Systems USA

Gonzalo Galindo

President, Cemex Ventures

Matthew Gray

Co-Chair, Graycor, Executive Chairman, BuiltWorlds

Sean Wrenn

Senior Analyst, BuiltWorlds

Jean-Paul Bowgen

Principal, Camber Creek

Hassan Albalawi

Founder and CEO, WakeCap

John Ryan

Co-Founder and CEO, SymTerra

Dafna Kaplan

Founder / CEO, Cassette

Rosemarie Lipman

Director, BuiltWorlds

Elodie Guyot

Head of Electromobility, Sales Region Europe, Volvo CE

Cyrille Fauvel

Director, Platform Strategy and Ecosystem, Autodesk

Remi Dornier

VP AEC Industry, Dassault Systèmes

Aidan Halter

Head of CVC & Strategy, Bouygues Construction Group

Janis Oslejs

CEO, Primekss

Basma Kharrat

VP External Venturing, Saint-Gobain

Imad Itani

Head of Innovation, ALEC Engineering & Contracting

Renaud Digoin Danzin

Chief of Strategy, Bouygues Construction Group

Edouard Kieffer

Head of Marketing, Hilti

Marc Nezet

Chief Division Officer Operate & Manage I Chief Strategy Officer, Nemetschek Group

Yuki Nakayama

Deputy General Manager, Innovation and Incubation Office, Kajima

Arnaud de Scorbiac

Partner, Isai

Romain Vondiere

IC Director, Bouygues Construction Group

Fahad Alhashem

Assistant Deputy of Services Sectors, Ministry of Investment

Karoliina Torttila

AI Director, Trimble

Fabian Meyer-Brötz

Managing Director, PERI Group

Nabil Alnoor Borhanu

Managing Partner, Graphene Ventures

Denis Branthonne

CEO & Co-founder, Novade

Ray Levitt

Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

Stephan Cizmar

Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

Fehaid Alruqi

CEO, Saudi ConTech

Ronny Leyes

CEO, Kontrad

Pierre Anjolras

President, VINCI Construction

Mateo Zimmermann

Investment Manager , Cemex Ventures

Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco

Director of Hilti Venture, Hilti

Eliot Jones

Principal, Corporate Venturing and Partnership Development, Trimble

Cutler Knupp

Director - Strategy and Technology Investment, Haskell

Julien Villalongue

Leonard - Managing director, VINCI

Luis Amorim

Head of Open Innovation, Ferrovial

Eva Magnisali

Founder & CEO, DataForm Lab

Jonathan Williet

Senior External Ventures Manager EMEA, Saint-Gobain

Bassem Hamdy

CEO, briq

Mauricio Tessi Weiss

Founding Partner, Zacua Ventures

Gregory Matthews

Sr. Strategy Director, Caterpillar

Dai Ohama

General Manager, Innovation and Incubation Office, Kajima

Aaron Toppston

Managing Partner, GS Futures

Nici Sundén-Cullberg

Founder & CEO, Alrik

Ilmar Norvik

Corporate Strategy Leader, Owens Corning

Sharique Husain

CEO & Founder, Conxai

Allen Preger

Partner, Building Ventures

Karim Plaza

CEO, Westerly Winds

Tanja Kufner

Head of Ventures, Nemetschek Group

Nick Gosen

Investment Associate, KOMPAS VC

Tom Darlow

Co-founder & CEO, Trunk

Jorge Gomis

Manager, CRH Ventures

Burak Acilan

Founder and CEO, Concr

Marie Combarieu

Founder, ECODROP

Gon Zifroni

CMO Strategy & Growth, LumenCache

Preliminary Agenda

The BuiltWorlds Paris Summit will take place in multiple venues around Paris over four days of programming. Please see information below the agenda to view information about location of the venues and to register for each event. Many of the events are limited in capacity and will be first come first served.

Day 1 Schedule

14:00pm – 17:00pm // Monday // June 24
La Defense

Site Tours

Limited to just 20 delegates, participants will have a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes of two unique and significant projects currently transforming the Defense region outside of Paris. including Total's new head office, the Link, a 50 story tower that will set a new standard for energy efficiency.

18:00pm -20:00pm // Monday // June 24
Saint Gobain Tower

Opening Reception

Basma Kharrat, VP External Venturing

Meet and network with members and conference attendees atop the world headquarters of one of the world's largest building materials companies. Saint Gobain's La Defense headquarters is a case study in smart buildings and sustainability in its own right. We will also have the opportunity to hear remarks from Saint Gobain's highly active innovation team.

Day 2 Schedule

8:30am – 17:00pm // Tuesday // June 25
Vinci’s Leonard

Special Day of Partner Sessions at Vinci's Leonard and Startup Village Expo

Spend the day at Vinci's Leonard Space in discussions with more than two dozen thought leaders in areas such as carbon reduction and the environment, robotics and drones in construction, and the European contech startup ecosystem. See link below for more information and complete speakers lineup.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome and Coffee
8:45 AM Keynote by Pierre Anjolras, President, VINCI Construction
9:00 AM How to Massify Low Carbon Materials in the Built World
9:40 AM How Environmental Challenges Drive Innovation in the Construction Industry
10:10 AM How Drones & Robotics Powered by AI Boost Productivity on Construction Sites
10:50 AM The Great Electrification of Construction Sites.
11:30 AM Lunch & Networking the Startup Village, a Collection of more than 20 startup exhibitors curated by Vinci and BuiltWorlds
1:30 PM The European Contech Innovation Ecosystem
2:10 PM Meet the BuiltWorlds' Global Innovators, the companies leading the sector's Innovation around the world
2:50 PM Deep Dive into Climate Tech in the Built World
3:30 PM Conclusion & Networking With Julien Villalongue, Managing Director, Leonard.
3:40 PM Networking Reception & Startup Village Open

18:30pm // Tuesday // June 25
Olivia Barge, 12 Port de la Rapée

Evening Reception on the Olivia Barge and Special Event Launching ConTech France (Space Is Limited)

BuiltWorlds is proud to support a special event marking the launch of ConTech France, a new organization dedicated to supporting the growth of the construction tech sector across France.

Day 3 Schedule

9:00am – 10:00am

Welcome & Check-in

10:00am – 12:00pm // Wednesday // June 26
Bouygues Group Headquarters, Avenue Hoche

Building Tech Research Track Meeting: Sustainability

Romain Vondiere, IC Director, Bouygues Group; Briston Blair, Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategy, Comfort Systems USA; Sean Wrenn, Senior Analyst, BuiltWorlds

**Limited to Building Tech Research Track Members and Invited Guests, Only**

Europe's Built Worlds ecosystem has been ahead of most of the world in developing solutions aimed at decarbonization. In this meeting, we will assess that progress, how it is influencing infrastructure and buildings in Europe and where and how those solutions are faring beyond Europe.

12:00pm – 14:30pm // Wednesday // June 26
Bouygues Group Headquarters, Avenue Hoche

Venture Forum Meeting

Aidan Halter, Head of Corporate Venture & Development, Bouygues; Cameron Mabley, Venture & Investments Analyst, BuiltWorlds

**Limited to Building Tech Research Track Members and Invited Guests, Only**

Under that Venture Research Track, the Venture Forum is a private group of leading industry investors meeting to share best practices, deal flow, and to learn with the BuiltWorlds Analyst Team about the latest trends in the Built World investment landscape.

3:00pm – 3:15pm // Wednesday // June 26
Bouygues Group Headquarters, Avenue Hoche

BuiltWorlds Day At Bouygues Welcoming Remarks

Edward Bouygues, Deputy CEO, Telecoms Development, CSR and Innovation Chairman of Bouygues Telecom

A unique opportunity to kick off our Startup Competition and mark our day with Global Industry Leader, Bouygues Group, with remarks from leadership.


15:00pm – 19:00pm // Wednesday // June 26
Bouygues Group Headquarters, Avenue Hoche

BuiltWorlds Demo Night and Reception

Hear about the latest in the Built World investor landscape around the world from the BuiltWorlds Venture Analysts, watch pitches from the hottest startups in the region hand-picked by the BuiltWorlds Venture Team, meet some of the sectors leading invests, and see how those investor judge the evening's startup presentations.

20:00pm – 23:00pm // Wednesday // June 26
Will Be Provided by Special Invitation, This Event is Limited to Business Strategy Track Members and Invited Guests

BuiltWorlds CEO Forum Dinner

Members of the BuiltWorlds Business Strategy Track will have the opportunity to network and share ideas over an intimate dinner with a special guest speaker to be named.

Day 4 Schedule

9:00am – 10:00am // Thursday // June 27
Marriott Champs Elysees

Welcome Breakfast

8:00 am – 4:00 pm//Thursday// June 27

Fabilitated, Small Group Networking Sessions

An opportunity for BuiltWorlds Members engage in short networking meetings with other Summit attendees in the Summit Networking Pavilion, facilitated by the BuiltWorlds Analyst Team.

10:00am – 10:15am // Thursday // June 27

Welcome Address

We will kick off our day of programming with a welcome address to cover major themes that will be discussed.

10:15am – 11:00am // Thursday // June 27

Impacts of AI: The Short and Long Term Implications of an AI-Powered Industry

Rosemarie Lipman, Senior Advisor, BuiltWorlds; Marc Nezet, CSO, Nemetschek; Karoliina Torttila, Director of AI, Trimble; Sharique Hussain, CEO/Founder, CONXAI

In the first discussion of the day, panelists will join an in-depth discussion on the implications of an industry fueled by artificial intelligence technologies. Where will we see benefits now, what are the long term opportunities to be aware of, and what is a pipedream?

11:00am – 12:00pm // Thursday // June 27

The Power of Strategic Partnerships to Foster Innovation:

Mateo Zimmermann, Investment Manager, Cemex Ventures; Luis Amorim, Head of Open Innovation, Ferrovial; Eliot Jones, Principal, Corporate Venturing & Partnership Development, Trimble; Cutler Knupp, Director - Strategy & Technology Investment, Haskell; Mauricio Weiss, Founding Partner, Zacua Ventures; Antonia Elisa Soler Blasco, Director of Hilti Ventures, Hilti; Jonathan Williet, Senior External Ventures Manager EMES, Saint-Gobain; Julien Villalongue, Leonard - Managing Director, VINCI

12:00pm – 13:30pm // Thursday // June 27

Lunch Break

13:30pm – 14:15pm // Thursday // June 27

The Keys to the Kingdom: Unlocking Saudi’s $175B (per year) Construction Boom

Hassan Albalawi, Founder & CEO, WakeCap; Fahad Alhashem, Assistant Deputy of Services Sectors, Ministry of Investment; Nabil Alnoor Borhanu, Managing Partner, Graphene Ventures; Denis Branthonne, CEO & Co-Founder, Novade; Fehaid Alruqi, CEO, Saudi ConTech

Innovation and technology is influenced by a variety of factors, some of which are geographic. During this session, we will hear about the booming construction market in the Saudi region

14:15pm – 15:00pm // Thursday // June 27

State of Tools, Equipment, & Robotics in AEC

Edouard Kieffer, Head of Marketing, Hilti; Fabian Meyer-Brotz, Managing Director, Peri; Imad Itani, Head of Innovation, ALEC Engineering & Contracting; Elodie Guyot, Head of Electromobility Sales Region Europe, Volvo CE

As the industry continues to be inundated with Saas solutions, innovations in tools, equipment, & robotics provide jobsites with a different form of technology solutions as teams seek to improve safety, quality, and productivity. During this session, we will hear from solution providers and builders across the various innovations improving daily life on the jobsite.

15:00pm – 15:30pm // Thursday // June 27

Networking Break

15:30pm – 16:15pm // Thursday // June 27

AI in Construction with Blackhorn Ventures

Ray Levitt, Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures; Stephan Cizmar, Partner, Blackhorn Ventures; Bassem Hamdy, CEO, Briq

In a further effort to understand the impact and implications of AI technology in the industry, our afternoon AI session will focus around key insights and thoughts from the Blackhorn Ventures team. Ray and Stephan will lead a thought-provoking discussion on their various experiences in reviewing, developing, and investing in artificial intelligence technologies.

16:15pm – 16:30pm // Thursday // June 27

Fireside Chat with a Global Innovator

Rosemarie Lipman, Senior Advisor, BuiltWorlds; Remi Dornier, VP AEc industry, Dassault Systems

A fireside chat with a 2023 Global Innovator winner.

16:30pm – 16:45pm // Thursday // June 27

BuiltWorlds Global Innovators Recognition Ceremony

Matt Gray, Executive Chairman, BuiltWorlds

The BuiltWorlds Global Innovators recognizes the major companies around the world leading innovation in the sector, as evidenced by specific investments in tech companies, research projects or other innovation efforts on multiple continents around the world. Attendee representatives will receive their awards and special recognition at this session.

16:45pm – 17:30pm // Thursday // June 27

Global Investments & Partnerships

Caleb Carr, CEO, Vita Inclinata; Yuki Nakayama, Deputy GM of Innovation & Incubation, Kajima; Cyrille Fauvel, Director of Platform Strategy & Ecosystem, Autodesk; Jean-Paul Bowgen, Principal, Camber Creek

In our final panel of the day, we will host a discussion with various organizations around the world who are leading the charge both internally and externally through innovation. Panelists will share their visions for innovation in the AEC industry and how each of their organizations are playing a big role in achieving those goals.

5:30pm – 7:00pm // Thursday // June 27

Paris Summit Global Innovators Reception

Representing more than $1.25 trillion in annual revenues and 2.5 million employees, worldwide, the Global Innovators are the companies making major investments across the globe to drive innovation in the sector. Gather with members and celebrate the companies that are working across geographic boundaries to support the industry's global innovation ecosystem.

Information about Pre-Events & Venues

Each day of the BuiltWorlds Paris Summit will be held at different venues around Paris.

Monday, June 24: Saint Gobain Reception

     6:00pm – Reception at Saint Gobain Tower – Click here to register

Tuesday, June 25: A Day at VINCI’s Leonard Offices

     8:30am – 5:00pm – Click here to get more information and register

Tuesday, June 25: Evening Reception on the Seine

     Time: 6:30pm – Click here to pre-register

     Other Details: TBD

Wednesday, June 26: A Day at Bouygues & Demo Night

     9:00am – 6:00pm – Click here to get more information and register

(Some pre-events are open to members of specific research tracks, if you have questions on whether or not you are eligible to participate reach out to info@builtworlds.com)


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