In the future, cities will become “city-states” because of the size of their populations, “global cities” because of the diversity of populations, and “gateway cities” because of the extensive flows of people, ideas, goods, wealth, and cultures that pass through them. This will require all stakeholders to build new forms of cooperation.

In terms of citizen innovations, the summit must strengthen the existing links with the general public. Although the general guidelines must be laid down by governments, their implementation on a daily basis often comes down to individual initiatives and innovations.

The inclusive summit calls for concrete and shared responses through the participation of new players, eager to create value on the African continent and to support the structural transformations at work with a view to joint and sustainable development.

If you would like to propose concrete solutions, tell us about your engagements, initiatives, or projects in favor of sustainable cities and regions, come to the Summit on 4, 5 and 6 June 2020 in Bordeaux. Click on the button below to register (registration required).


Project owners

The Summit will be a unique opportunity to present your projects to key public or private stakeholders while attracting the attention of the right people to bring them to life.

How to present a project:

  • Publish your project on the dedicated platform eight months before the Summit.
  • Pitch your project to decision-makers from both the public and private sectors during B2B and B2G meetings or at mini-events at the trade fair.
  • Identify partners that can help develop your projects.
  • Find funding solutions.
  • Share your experience with other project leaders from Africa and France.

Project pitch formats:

5"fot start-up pitch

10"for Tedx talk

30"for expert interview et intervention

45"for conferences