VivaTech is one of the largest digital and startup events in Europe, held in Paris every year since 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the 5th edition of VivaTech 2021 on June 16.

The Indian Prime Minister has been invited as a Guest of Honour at what is one of the largest digital and startup events in Europe.

Other prominent speakers in the event include French President Emmanuel Maceon, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Ministers as well as Members of Parliament from various European countries, said a press release issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

The event, to be held from June 16-19, will also witness participation of corporate leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook, Chairman and CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft President Brad Smith among others.

VivaTech had been held in Paris every year since 2016. It is jointly organized by Publicis Groupe – a prominent advertising and marketing conglomerate and Les Echos – a leading French media group.

It brings together stakeholders in technology innovation and the startup ecosystem and includes exhibitions, awards, panel discussions and startup contests.