BuiltWorlds’ 2023 Paris Summit kicked off on Wednesday, June 21, with a series of pre-events. This return to Paris brings together expert AEC perspectives from C-Suite executives and senior leaders from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East all within the three-day summit. The carefully curated environment aims to empower attendees by providing them with valuable insights into the built ecosystems globalization efforts along with strategies to navigate the emerging solutions within the rapidly evolving digital era. Within this piece will be a recap of the three pre-event activities held on the first day, offering a recap of BuiltWorlds' offerings to its attendees.
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Women in Contech Forum
This event was centered on climate issues within the construction tech space and how to tackle them within the advancements of new solutions rolling into the space. The 100% female speakers and panelists featured expertise from Marie-Luce Godinot, Bouygues Construction; Stéphanie Bigeon-Bienvenu, Impulse Partners; Georgia Stillwell, ALICE Technologies; Louise Durand, Fayat; and Katrina Namutulo, CRH Ventures. These six women led the conversation through the different lenses they have within the industry; from a corporate perspective, investor perspective, and a startup perspective. The Women in Contech Forum event was sponsored by Women in Construction Tech, Bouygues, BuiltWorlds, and Impulse Partners. Below will be some key quotes from the women within the event.
“Diversity is really key for innovation and progress…In the world that we are facing with all of the rapid changes occurring we need to be resilient and we need to find a solution and host the creation of innovation with diversity.” Marie-Luce Godinot, Bouygues Construction
“It is particularly important as the population continues to grow that we need to be able to shelter this growing population. As our existing infrastructure is aging, we need to retrofit those spaces in a sustainable manner.” Katrina Namutulo, CRH Ventures
Leonard Welcoming Event
This event gave attendees an exclusive look into the research of the BuiltWorlds Analyst team. They uncovered insights about key solutions within AEC, all following aggregated data from their Benchmarking Program. Leonard, VINCI Group's foresight and innovation platform, hosted this event for BuiltWorlds Summit attendees at their office space.