Shanghai, June 11, 2018 – Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life services, after being awarded the Communication & Enterprise Prix d'Honneur for its stand in 2017, presented at 2018 Viva Technology Show with its stand themed as “Digital day”.

Accompanied by 37 start-ups centered on working people’s daily life, including 2 China AI Technologies,it well illustrated the Group's commitment, founded on its customers' experiences and technology, to improve the quality of life of working people in a novel and inspiring way.

Four key moments of people's daily lives, in which Sodexo is committed to being their best ally, are threading through innovative events along the 3-day show: Work, Meals, Relaxing and Planning. Centering on these four key moments, 37 start-ups invited to the event showed visitors the projects they developed, all striving to improve daily lives and quality of life for working people.

The products or services include: urban agriculture, shared and collaborative workspace management, mini-sensors, retail AI solution, social robot, virtual restaurant, waste reduction solution, intelligent self-checkout system, smart building management, personalized wellness platform, etc. 

  • Smart retail solution utilizes self-developed technologies: convolutional neural networks, biometric ID recognition and payment…allowing people to take and go, enjoying convenient unmanned shopping experience. 

  • Self-checkout system is a smart visual checkout system based on AI technology, aiming to realize digital intelligent catering management.

At present, these two projects are being piloted in Sodexo China, with a view to pushing a broader market space and further accelerating Sodexo's digital transformation process in China.

At the show, Sophie Bellon, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at Sodexo, Denis Machuel, CEO of Sodexo, Sylvia Metayer, Global CEO of Business Services at Sodexo, and Belen Moscoso del Prado, Digital and Innovation Director at Sodexo, also shared their market insights and Sodexo’s digital practices and services on topics: “future of work”, “challenges and opportunities connected with the digitalization of the service industry”, “Internet of Things and Emotional Intelligence in the workplace” and “challenges surrounding Generation Z” in an interactive and innovative way. 

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