January 30th, 31st - February 1st 2020
PARIS, Grand Palais


The World Expo of solutions
for the planet

1,000

SOLUTIONS
& INNOVATIONS

500

INVESTORS 

120

COUNTRIES

20,000 +

PARTICIPANTS

150 years ago...

World Exhibitions helped accelerate the Industrial Revolution by showcasing state-of-the-art technologies

150 years later...

We are at the beginning of a social and environmental revolution we need to accelerate NOW. This is why we, at ChangeNOW, are building on our previous editions to change scale and create the "World Expo" of innovations for the planet.

WE ARE NOT HERE TO THINK,

WE ARE HERE TO ACT!

 

ChangeNOW is all about concrete actions and innovations: climate change, end of plastic pollution, new forms of agriculture, new models of education, solutions to the refugee crisis, clean energy, sustainable cities, ... and other solutions to our most urgent global issues.

A transformational experience with:

  • 13,500 m² dedicated to solutions 

  • 3 stages for impact entrepreneurs and leaders

  • 5,000 meetings and networking opportunities

  • 50 mayors and international city representatives

  • And a full program of partnering events throughout Paris, by day and by night, dedicated to Positive Impact : a job fair, a film festival, a Sustainable Fashion event, investors dinners... and much more!

The "World Expo" of innovations for the Planet

Jan. 30th  - Feb. 1st 2020

2020 SPEAKERS

Successful changemakers and thought leaders gathered at ChangeNOW to share their visions,
their experiences and support game-changing solutions.

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Solar Impulse Foundation, Founder and Chairman #OrganizingWorldwideAction #Adventurer
Burning Man Project, Founding Board Member and CEO #BuildingAnImpactCulture
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The Ocean Cleanup, CEO and Founder #Ocean #PlasticPollution #EntrepreneurialSpirit
Yuka, Co-founder #Traceability #ChangingBehaviours
Lise Kingo ChangeNOW
United Nations Global Compact, CEO & Executive Director #OrganizingWorldwideAction #CorporateSustainability
Nicolas Hulot ChangeNOW
Fondation Nicolas Hulot pour la Nature et l’Homme, Honorary President #OrganizingWorldwideAction
Underwater Artist, Film Director #FilmFestival #Ocean
Tony Estanguet ChangeNOW
Tony Estanguet, President, Paris 2024 Organising Committee #SportsForGood, #SustainableCities
Alexandre Mars ChangeNOW
Entrepreneur & Philanthropist #EntrepreneurialSpirit #PhilanthropicInnovation
Fatou N'diaye ChangeNOW
The Great Village, Co-Founder #EntrepreneurialSpirit
Satish Kumar ChangeNOW
Schumacher College, Founder #Education
Sofia Hmich ChangeNOW
Future Positive Capital, Founder #ImpactFinance
Charmian Love ChangeNow
B Lab UK, Co-Founder and Chair #RedefineSuccessInBusiness
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean #Ocean #SDG14
City of San Francisco, President of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment #SustainableCities
Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, CEO and Founder #ImpactFinance
Andrew Morlet ChangeNOW
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, CEO #CircularEconomy
Pass Culture, President of Cinéma pour Tous #FilmFestival #ImpactCulture
Seth Goldman ChangeNOW
Beyond Meat, Chairman #PlantBasedFood
FabBRICK, Founder #CircularEconomy #SustainableCities
Pandobac, Co-founder #CircularEconomy #TowardsZeroWaste
Jonah Goldman ChangeNOW
PLNT Burger, Director of strategic Marketing #PlantBasedFood
Shelley Mckinley Microsoft ChangeNOW
Vice President, Microsoft Technology and Corporate Responsibility #AIforGood 
Ecosia, CEO and Founder #ChangingBehaviours #Reforestation

2020 SOLUTIONS

Discover hundreds of scalable solutions that have a positive impact on the planet and the society

Carbiolice has successfully created an innovative, unique and universal green solution for PLA based plastics. #EcoPackaging
Natural Hydrogen Energy is exploring geological sources of clean, sustainable and non-fossil hydrogen #Energy
InnoVentum develops renewable energy solutions such as hybrid wind-solar systems, wind turbines and PV solar panel installations. #SustainableCities
Pili builds powerfull enzymes to transform sugar into colors to produce pigments to use in textiles #SustainableFashion
PlanetCare filters are specifically designed to catch fibres shed from textiles and clothes during washing and drying. #WaterAndOcean
Hyperloop is a new mean of transportation at speeds over 1000 km/h inside low-pressure tubes. #Mobility
Sustonable introduces the world's first circular composite stone #CircularEconomy
Qwarzo aims to replace an important part of plastics that end up in the ocean with a natural and biodegradable material: Paper #EcoPackaging
BambooLogic Europe B.V. aims to realise the first bamboo plantations in the European Union #Biodiversity&Agriculture
Natural Fiber Welding has created a platform where once-used natural fibers could be fortified to use again and again. #SustainableFashion
Surround Vision is an award-winning, full service VR & AR production studio based in London #ChangingHabits
Back Market gives access to thousands of electrical and electronic products refurbished by certified professionals. #ChangingHabits
Reflaunt increases customers’ purchasing power and helps consumers enhance sustainability in the fashion industry #SustainableFashion
Fleurs d'Ici, the first French slowflower brand. Have ultra-fresh, creative and fragrant bouquets delivered anywhere in France. #ChangingHabits
Tidal energy is a renewable energy, EEL Energy's technology can be applied to all types of aquatic current. #Energy
The expedition around the world against plastic pollution on board the first ship to advance thanks to plastic waste. #WaterAndOcean
Zephyr & Boree designs and operates innovative trading vessels to offer low-carbon transport solutions #Mobility
Rent a parcel of vegetable garden maintained for a year and become a member of a positive community #FoodandAgriculture
Litterati empowers people to clean the planet #SustainableCities
Clariter turns plastic wastes into advanced oils, solvents and waxes #CircularEconomy
Kermap models the human activity and natural dynamics of your territory #SustainableCities
Lizee is a solution to kickstart your rental business #CircularEconomy
With a Joulia shower drain, you can enjoy your warm shower and save energy at the same time! #Water #EnergyOptimization
Eodyn understands ocean dynamics and builds new solutions to protect the environment #WaterandOcean

Thank you to our friends & partners


OFFICIAL PARTNERS
Kering ChangeNOW
Citeo ChangeNOW
Clarins ChangeNOW
BNP ChangeNOW
Engie ChangeNOW
Adidas ChangeNOW
Perrier ChangeNOW
Microsoft ChangeNOW
Veolia ChangeNOW
Maif ChangeNOW
Suez ChangeNOW
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the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations

ACADEMIC PARTNER
INSEAD

ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

 MAJOR MEDIA PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

EVENT PARTNERS
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150 years ago...

The Industrial Revolution gave birth to the World Expositions in order to show the state-of-the-art of progress.

500

PROJECTS & SPEAKERS

400

INVESTORS 

80

COUNTRIES

6 000 +

PARTICIPANTS

The largest Positive Impact gathering in the world

1,000

SOLUTIONS

500

INVESTORS 

120

COUNTRIES

20,000 +

PARTICIPANTS