2024 Paris Summit

June 24-27 | Paris, France


6.24.2024 - 6.27.2024


Paris Marriott Champs Elysees 70 Av. des Champs-Élysées Paris, 75008

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. 


We are currently accepting speaker applications for this event. Please use the button below and fill out the application ASAP to be considered. The deadline for speaker submissions is December 1, 2023.

Speakers will automatically receive a free ticket to the general sessions.

Startups can take this opportunity as we program the Summit to apply to present at our Demo Night Competition. By participating in Demo Night, you are also afforded a free ticket to attend the general sessions the following day.

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

Marcel Jongedijk

Director Global New Ventures & Partnerships, Orbia Ventures

Santhosh Krishna Chandrabalan

VP & GM of Business Development & Ventures, Cornerstone Building Brands

Gonzalo Galindo

President, Cemex Ventures

Matthew Gray

Co-Chair, Graycor, Executive Chairman, BuiltWorlds

Sean Wrenn

Senior Analyst, BuiltWorlds

Max Resnick

Ventures Leader, UKIMEA & Europe, Arup

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

Omri Sorek

CEO & Founder, Trusstor

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

Juan Nieto

Founder & General Partner, Zacua Ventures

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

Nabil Alnoor Borhanu

Managing Partner, Graphene Ventures

Denis Branthonne

CEO & Co-founder

Ray Levitt

Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

Fehaid Alruqi

CEO, Saudi ConTech

Ronny Leyes

CEO, Kontrad

Pierre Anjolras

President, VINCI

Preliminary Agenda

The BuiltWorlds Paris Summit will take place in multiple venues around Paris over four days of programming. On Monday, June 24th, Prior to the official start of the conference, as we continue to look at how emerging technology is actually being put to work, we will tour locations around Paris where we can see live case studies of new solutions applied to industry projects. Conference Research Group Meetings, General Sessions, and other programs will begin on June 25th.

Day 1 Schedule

13:00 hr – 17:00 hr
La Defense

Site Tours

Saint Gobain Tower

Opening Reception

To Be Announced

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

8:00 hr – 17:00 hr
Vinci’s Leonard

Special Day of Partner Sessions

Details To Be Announced

Day 3 Schedule

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bouygues Group Headquarters, Avenue Hoche

Building Tech Research Track Meeting: Sustainability

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.

12:00 pm – 14:30 pm
Bouygues Group Headquarters, Avenue Hoche

Venture Forum Meeting

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.

15:00 PM – 19:00 PM
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.

20:00 PM – 23:00 PM

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 – 10:00 AM
Marriott Champs Elysees

Welcome Breakfast

10:00AM – 10:15AM

Welcome Address

Tyler Sewall, Sr. Director of Research, BuiltWorlds

10:15AM – 11:00AM

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

Rosemarie Lipman, Senior Advisor, BuiltWorlds; Mark 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

The Power of Strategic Partnerships to Foster Innovation:

12:00PM – 1:30PM

Lunch Break

1:30PM – 2:15PM

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

2:15PM – 3:00PM

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.

3:00PM – 3:30PM

Networking Break

3:30PM – 4:15PM

AI in Construction with Blackhorn Ventures

Ray Levitt, Operating Partner, Blackhorn Ventures; Stephan Cizmar, Partner, Blackhorn Ventures

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.

4:15PM – 4:45PM

BuiltWorlds Around the World

Matt Gray, Executive Chairman, BuiltWorlds

4:45PM – 5:30PM

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

Paris Summit Global Innovators Reception

Gather with members and celebrate the companies that are working across geographic boundaries to support the industry's global innovation ecosystem.

Information about Event Venues

Each day of the BuiltWorlds Paris Summit will be held at a different venue around Paris with our different host partners. There will also be evening events which may also be held in different locations. Please be sure to check the conference program, emails, and agenda to ensure you know where to be and are signed up for each event.

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