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Forums and Clubs Calendar 2017

Forums and Clubs (with the exception of the Economic Updates, Club @,  Luxury Club and Women's Business Club) are held at the Chamber, unless stated otherwise.



Brexit Forum

Co-chaired by Angela Hepworth, Corporate Policy and Regulation Director at EDF Energy and Neil Sherlock, Partner, Head of Reputational Strategy at PwC
Aimed at: CEOs, Heads of Brexit Task Forces, Head of Strategy, Heads of Corporate Affairs in charge of Brexit.


29 March

 8.30am - 10.30am

‘Forum Launch and Brainstorming session’
24 May  8.30am - 10.30am
Themes and guest speakers to beconfirmed
4 October  8.30am - 10.30am

Themes and guest speakers to beconfirmed

13 December  8.30am - 10.30am

Themes and guest speakers to beconfirmed


Climate Change Forum

Co-chaired by Richard Brown CBE, Former CEO and Chairman of Eurostar, Chairman Department for Transport Franchise Advisory Panel and Jean-Philippe Verdier, Founding Partner, Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory
Aimed at: CEOs, experts and heads of sustainability leading their organisations' climate commitments.



 10.00am - 12.00 noon



‘Agriculture and Climate Change: post COP23’
Guest Speaker: Eric Giry, Agricultural Counsellor for the United Kingdom and Ireland, French Embassy
14 March 10.00am - 12.00 noon
‘From Kyoto to Paris: Reflections on 20 Years of Climate Policy and the Looming Risk to Business’
Guest Speaker: Dr Charles Donovan, Director, Centre for Climate Finance and Investment, Imperial College Business School
27 April 10.00am - 12.00 noon
‘Social impacts: Migration, security and health amongst others’
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed
20 June 10.00am - 12.00 noon
‘Energy efficiency: the forgotten priority’
Guest Speaker: George Adams, Director of Energy and Engineering, SPIE UK and Anne-France Kennedy, Director, ON5 Company ltd
Site visit - Olympic Park Energy Centre, London (organised by ENGIE)
26 September 10.00am - 12.00 noon
‘Wind and solar energy: the global rise of the two prominent clean energy sources in the overall energy mix’
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed
21 November 10.00am - 12.00 noon
‘‘The finances of clean energy: debt and equity financing markets, returns and trends in Mergers & Acquisitions’ + Brainstorming session for 2018
Guest Speakers: Jean-Philippe Verdier, Founding Partner, Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory and second speaker to be confirmed

Digital Transformation & Innovation Forum

Co-chaired by Christophe Chazot, Group Head of Innovation, HSBC and Co-chaired by Lucien Boyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivendi

Aimed at: Chief Digital Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Heads of Innovation and Heads of Strategy of major companies

25 January

Sponsored by HEC Paris

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 09.00am - 11.00am
'The Millennial Conundrum: How to attract and retain talent in a digital world'
Guest Speakers: Jean-Remi Gratadour, Executive Director of HEC Paris Digital Center, Nicolas Taborisky, UK CEO, TheodoUK and Peter Wheeldon, SVP of Human Resources, Universal Music Group
23 March  09.00am - 11.00am 'Creating Value in our 'Big Brother' data world' 
Guest Speaker: Richard Hepworth, Director of Digital Transformation, PwC and Alexandre Covello, CEO, AngelsCube
8 June  09.00am - 11.00am 'The new customers, or how the Internet has changed the way we do business and consume'
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed
28 September  09.00am - 11.00am 'Platforms: the number one wealth creators in the 21st century, or the emergence of new business models'
7 December  09.00am - 11.00am 'Innovation / Brainstorming Session'

Economic Update

Chaired by Philippe Chalon, Managing Director of the Cercle d'outre-Manche, Director of External Affairs at International SOS.
Aimed at: all members

Themes and Guests Speakers to be confirmed    

Finance Forum

Co-chaired by John Peachey, Chief Financial Officer, Global Markets, HSBC Bank Plc and Rob Guyler, CFO at EDF Energy
Aimed at: CFOs and senior representatives of financial, regulatory and academic institutions

8 February

8.30am - 10.00am

'Managing investors & key stakeholders'
Guest Speaker: Nick Turnor, Global Head of Investor Relations, HSBC Holdings Plc and Rob Guyler, CFO, EDF Energy

19 April

8.30am - 10.00am

'Successful Integrations: Mergers & Acquisitions'
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

21 June

8.30am - 10.00am

'The Impact of Brexit on Finance'
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

11 Oct

8.30am - 10.00am

The CFO, when and why do you need one?
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

HR Forum

Chaired by Pia Dekkers, Regional HR Divisional Director, Chanel Ltd and Deputy chaired by Jean-Baptiste Aloy, Executive Director, Employee Research, Ipsos MORI

Aimed at: HR Directors and HR professionals

24 January  8.30am - 10.00am
'Employment Law Updates'
Guest speakers: Melanie Stancliffe, Partner – Employment, Irwin Mitchell LLP and Caroline Yarrow, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
2 March  8.30am - 10.00am
'Employee Commitment and well-being at work'
Guest speakers: Sally Hemming, Associate Director, ER & Talent, EY
26 April  8.30am - 10.00am
'Employee Value Proposition: managing a multicultural team'
Guest speakers: To be confirmed 

15 June 

Sponsored by HEC Paris

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 8.30am - 10.00am
'Developing high performing team'
Guest speakers: To be confirmed 
14 September  8.30am - 10.00am
'The benefits of flexible working'
Guest speakers: To be confirmed 

30 November



 8.30am - 10.00am



'How to manage new generation (Millennials…)'
+ Brainstorming on 2018 agenda
Guest speakers: To be confirmed



Luxury Club

Chaired by Tom Meggle, Managing Director UK, Ireland & South Africa, Louis Vuitton
Aimed at: CEOs and senior representatives of luxury brands, Michelin starred restaurants and Chefs, GMs of five-star hotels and cultural institutions.
To be confirmed


'Gender Diversity in the Luxury sector'
Guest Speaker: TBC
Location: Royal Academy

14 June


'What will the store of the future look like?'
Guest Speaker: Alannah Weston, Deputy Chairman, Selfridges
Location: Maison Louis Vuitton

6 October


'Art & Luxury in the context of Frieze Fair / The rise of the fashion Art Foundationd (Cartier, Pinault, Louis Vuitton, Prada)
Guest Speakers: Nigel Hurst, MD Saatchi and Guillaume Cerruti, MD Christies
Location: Tate Modern

8 December


'Luxury in the 21st century, and how the emerging consumers are redefining the concept'
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed
Location: To be confirmed

 Start-up & SME Club

Co-Chaired by Arnaud de Montille, Founder of Merci Maman Personalised Gifts and Jeanne Monchovet, Founder of Olystix

Aimed at: SMEs and Entrepreneurs.

10 January


'Learning from other entrepreneurs mistakes'
Guest Speaker: Nicolas Taborisky, UK CEO, TheodoUK and Flavia de Pfyffer, Founder, Pashion

Club @ Deloitte Digital


Buckley Building , 49 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0EB

28 February


'The importance of Innovation in Entrepreneurship' 
Guest Speaker: Kevin Monserrat, Head of Start-up Ecosystem Development, Microsoft Accelerator,  Hervé Mottais, Associate Director, Moore Stephens and Steve Williams, Partner, Moore Stephens

25 April


'How to find the best board Members and Advisors for Startup Success'
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

13 June


Pitching session with 6 Start-Ups

12 September


'Personal Branding is the new Marketing: are you onboard?'
Guest Speaker: To be confirmed

22 November


Brainstorming Session

Women's Business Club

Chaired by Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia and President of the French Chamber of Great Britain

Aimed at: : female CEOs, CFOs and women with global positions in blue chip companies based in the UK and members of the French Chamber

1 March

12.30 - 2.30 pm

Lunch: ‘Intrapreneurship, or the act of behaving like an entrepreneur while working for a large organisation’

Guest Speakers: Tanuja Randery, President UK & Ireland, Schneider Electric and Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia and President of the French Chamber

Location: French Residence.

27 April

12.30 - 2.30 pm

Women's Business Club Lunch 

9 June 

12.30 - 2.30 pm

Women's Business Club Lunch 

4 October

12.30 - 2.30 pm

Women's Business Club Lunch 



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