Big 2023



 Why and how do I register for Big?
Big is Europe's largest business gathering. Taking part in Big gives you the opportunity to discover an unprecedented variety of content, with concrete themes. It's also a unique opportunity to develop your business and understand the major issues of tomorrow.

Registering for Big allows you to attend all conferences, masterclasses and workshops, network and make business appointments. You'll also have access to all the event replays.
Is Big a physical or digital event?
Big is a hybrid event, it is possible for you to go in person to attend all the interventions as well as to the meeting within the framework of the networking, moreover all the conferences are broadcast on video on the site big.bpifrance .fr and will be available for replay from October 10th.

Please note that some sessions are digital only (Masterclass and Big Angels Day).
How to apply for press accreditation? 
You can submit your press accreditation requests directly via our website.
Press accreditations

Prepare my arrival

Can I go to Big in person?
The 2023 edition of Big is taking place in hybrid, it is possible to come in person to the Accor Arena Paris, and follow the different spaces live from your computer and/or mobile.
How do I get to Big?
Big takes place at the Accor Arena Paris, at 8 boulevard de Bercy 75012 Paris. This place is accessible via metro lines 6 and 14 through Bercy station, as well as by RER A and D, and lines 1 and 14 through Gare de Lyon station.
Practical information
 I registered for Big face-to-face but I haven't received my badge?
Access badges will be sent by email a few days before the day of the event. You can also find your badge in your personal space.
If you have not received your badge, or there is no printer available, hostesses will be present at the entrance to the Accor Arena to print it for you.
Access my personal space
 Is there a cloakroom on site?
A locker room is available to you at the Accor Arena, it can be indicated to you by our hosts/hostesses at the entrance. However, there is no luggage storage.

Useful information

Quelles sont les horaires d'ouverture et de fermeture de Big ?
The event opens at 7:30 am and closes at 7:00 pm.
Do I need ID for the event? You may be asked for identification upon entry.
You may be asked for identification upon entry.
How do I get to Big?
Big takes place at the Accor Arena Paris, at 8 boulevard de Bercy 75012 Paris. This place is accessible via metro lines 6 and 14 through Bercy station, as well as by RER A and D, and lines 1 and 14 through Gare de Lyon station.
Practical information
How do I change my badge information?
You can modify your personal information from your personal space.
Access my personal space
What time zone is the event based on?
The event starts at 7:30 a.m. (CEST) – Thursday October 5 and is based on the Central European Summer Time (CEST) zone.

What are the recommended media to access the platform?
For optimal navigation, we recommend using a computer and the Chrome browser. Some browsers may take longer to display content.
Regarding networking video conferences, this solution uses WebRTC technology. It is supported by all modern browsers on the market, including Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge. Be sure to keep these browsers up to date.
 I don't remember my password?
There is a forgotten password procedure. A secret code will be sent to the email address used for your registration, it will allow you to reset your account.
Does a Big app exist?
A mobile application is available on Google Play and Apple Store. Download the Bpifrance Evènements application and find a map of the event to help you find your way around, the event program, and get in touch with other participants!

Where can I find the event program?
The complete program is available on our website.
Full program
How do I add a session to my personal calendar?
In the “Program” tab, you can find all the conferences. To the right of each thumbnail is an “Add to my calendar” button. The session is automatically added to your personal agenda.
See program
How do I find the sessions in my personal calendar?
In your personal space, accessible at the top right of the screen via a “my account” button, you can find your personal calendar and all your bookmarked sessions and appointments.
Access my personal space
 Are all sessions accessible in person?
The Masterclasses and Big Angels Day sessions are only digital. The appointments at the Place des rendez-vous are hybrid. Make sure you check your diary to see whether your appointments are physical or digital. On site, be sure to bring your computers, tablets or smartphones to be able to connect to these different sessions, as well as your earphones. Echos, Campus, BANG, Bulles and Ampli are accessible in person.
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 subtitle language can be changed directly by clicking on the “settings” pictogram, then “subtitles”. The BANG replay is available in English.
I no longer wish to attend a conference, how to do?
In your personal space, accessible at the top right of the screen, you can find your personal calendar, and delete the sessions that no longer interest you.
I missed the session I wanted to attend, what should I do?
Replays will be available on the site the day after the event.
Do I have to add the session that interests me to my diary in order to attend in physics?
It is preferable to add the session to your agenda beacuse places are limited for some sessions. For the physical presence, we advise you to go to the room 10 minutes before the start of the session to ensure a place. The BANG stage, Bulles and Ampli are freely accessible.
My conference is full, what can I do?
All conferences are accessible digitally, so all you have to do is connect to the session to follow it live from your computer or mobile. You can also find similar conferences by creating your personalized program.

 How to network on Big?
There are several ways to network on Big.
 1. You can make appointments with the different companies present on the Place des Rendez-vous. To do this, you must offer them a slot among those available. If the slot suits your contact, the appointment will be validated. The appointments at the Place des rendez-vous are physical and digital. Slots are taken exclusively on the digital platform, for both types of appointments.
 2. You can network with participants via your private messaging service. To do this, make sure to ‘activate networking’ and fill in your interests in the “my info” tab of your personal space. This way our algorithm will be able to recommend the appropriate profiles to you. Private messaging also allows you to offer a videoconference discussion. Be sure to activate your camera and microphone. 
 If you are using a professional computer, make sure that your company allows computers connected to its network to support WebRTC technology. If this is not the case, you can either contact your IT department or connect via your phone (via data sharing). connection).
Place des Rendez-vous
Where is the Place des Rendez-vous in the Accor Arena?
The Place des Rendez-vous is located on the "ice rink", to find your way around better, we advise you to refer to the map.

What is the Excellence community?
Excellence is an extraordinary community that brings together companies with high growth potential selected and supported by Bpifrance. There are 6,000 managers of startups, SMEs and ETIs, all sectors combined, who are moving together towards common objectives: 
• Develop business opportunities 
• Change scale by enlarging your playground 
• Shaping the future of territories 
• Promoting France internationally Being an Excellence member means expanding the field of possibilities thanks to qualified connections to meet various needs: sourcing partners or service providers, seeking expertise, feedback, etc.
 How to access the Excellence Platform?
Only participants with the Excellence or Accelerated badge will be able to access the platform. Check your badge carefully before the event. An explanatory text is available on the Excellence page.