Big 2022



Why and how do I register for BIG?
Registering for Big will allow you to attend all the conferences, masterclasses and workshops, to network and to make business appointments. You will also have access to all the replays of the event. To register:

Is Big a physical or digital event?
Big is a hybrid event, you can attend all the conferences in person as well as the networking sessions. In addition, all the conferences are broadcasted on video on the website and will be available for replay from October 10th. 

 Big on site 

Can I come to Big in person?
The 2022 edition of BIG is a hybrid event, it is possible to come in person to the Accor Arena Paris and to follow the different areas live from your computer and/or your mobile. 

How do I get to Big?
Big takes place at the Accor Arena Paris, 8 boulevard de Bercy 75012 Paris. The venue is accessible via metro lines 6 and 14 from Bercy station, as well as RER lines A and D, line 1, and line 14 from Gare de Lyon station.

Are all sessions accessible in person?
The Masterclass and Big Angels Day sessions are digital only, the Place des Rendez-vous sessions are hybrid. On site, please bring your computers, tablets or smartphones to be able to connect to these different sessions. The Echos, the Campuses, the BANG, the Bulles, the Ampli, and the Place des Rendez-vous are accessible in person.

I have registered for BIG in person but I have not received my badge?
Access badges will be sent by e-mail a few days before the event. If you have not received your badge, or if there is no printer available, hostesses will be present at the entrance of the Accor Arena to print it for you.

Big online 

What are the recommended media to access the platform?
For optimal browsing, we recommend using a computer, and the Chrome browser. Some browsers may take longer to display the content. For networking videoconferences, this solution uses WebRTC technology. It is supported by all modern browsers on the market, including Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge. Make sure you keep these browsers up to date.

I can't remember my password?
There is a forgotten password procedure. A secret code will be sent to the email address you used to register, which will allow you to reset your account.

What time zone is the event based on?
The event starts at 9:00 am (CEST) - Thursday 6 October and is based on Central European Summer Time (CEST).  

Program / Content of the event  

Is there a translation for the videos?
A translation with subtitles in English and French is available on the replays a few hours after the conference. The language of the subtitle can be changed directly by clicking on the "settings" icon, then "subtitles". Some videos are dubbed in English, the complete list is accessible from the "bilingual sessions" theme path The replay of the BANG is available in English. 

How do I add a session to my personal agenda?
In the "Program" tab, you can find all the conferences. To the right of each thumbnail, there is a button "I add to my agenda". The session is automatically added to your personal agenda. 

How do I find the sessions in my personal agenda?
In your personal space, accessible at the top right of the screen via a "my account" button, you can find your personal agenda.

I no longer wish to attend a conference.
In your personal space, accessible on the top right of the screen, you can find your personal agenda and delete the sessions that no longer interest you.

I missed the session I wanted to attend, what can I do?
The replay will be available on the website the day after the event.

Do I have to add the session I am interested in to my agenda in order to attend it in person?
Yes, it is preferable to add the session to your agenda, because of the sanitary context of the conference areas. For attendance in physics, we advise you to go to the front of the room 10 minutes before the start of the session in order to secure a place. The BANG stage, Bulles, the Ampli and the Tribu platform are freely accessible.

My conference is full, what can I do?
All conferences are accessible digitally, you just need to connect to the session to follow it live from your computer or mobile. You can also find similar conferences by creating a personalised programme

How can I find conferences that interest me?
The 2022 edition of Big allows you to create your own personalised programme from the different conference themes proposed.


How do I network on Big?
There are several ways to network on Big
1. You can make video-conference appointments with the different companies present on the Meeting Place. To do this, you need to offer them a slot from among those available. If the slot suits your contact, the appointment will be validated. The Appointment Place appointments are both physical and digital. Appointments can only be made on the digital platform for both types of appointments.
2. You can network between participants via your private messaging system. To do this, make sure you 'activate networking' and fill in your interests in the 'my info' tab of your personal space. Our algorithm will then be able to recommend suitable profiles to you. The private messaging system also allows you to propose a video conference discussion. Make sure you activate your camera and microphone. If you are using a work computer, make sure that your company allows the computers connected to its network to support WebRTC technology. If this is not the case, you can either contact DSI or connect via your telephone (by sharing a connection).

Where is the Place des Rendez-vous in the Accor Arena?
The Meeting Place is located on the "ice rink", for better orientation we advise you to refer to the map



What is the Excellence community? 
An extraordinary community that brings together companies with high growth potential selected and supported by Bpifrance. There are 6,000 leaders of startups, SMEs and ETIs from all sectors who are working together towards common goals: 
- To develop business opportunities 
- To change scale by enlarging their playing field 
- To shape the future of the territories 
- To make France shine internationally 
To be an Excellence member is to extend the field of possibilities thanks to qualified contacts to meet various needs: sourcing of partners or service providers, search for expertise, feedback, etc. 

How to access the Excellence Platform? 
Only participants with an Excellence or Accelerated badge can access the platform. Please check your badge before the event. An explanatory text is available on the Excellence page.

I am an Excellence company but I have not received the right badge? 
Please contact Maud Portrait: 


About Big

What is Big?
Bpifrance Inno Génération is the largest business gathering in Europe. Big in 2022 is a rich programme: masterclasses, workshops, conferences and other business meetings will enliven this event. More than 400 workshops and conferences will be held and 1,000 speakers will take turns in the different areas. Big in 2022 will also feature a variety of themes: business creation, recovery, climate, deeptech, international and innovation. The climate is in the spotlight: one year after the announcement of the €40 billion climate plan in conjunction with the Banque des Territoires, Bpifrance is creating a space dedicated to entrepreneurs committed to the ecological and energy transition (TEE).

How to become a partner?
To become part of the Bpifrance community and an exclusive business network, you can become a Bpifrance partner and take part in one of our 400 annual events and/or engaging communication campaigns, register here: 

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