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Forums and Clubs Calendar 2018

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

 

Forums

Brexit Forum

Co-chaired by Angela Hepworth, Corporate Policy and Regulation Director, EDF Energy, and Neil Sherlock CBE, Partner, Corporate Affairs, PwC

Aimed at: CEOs, Heads of Brexit Task Forces, Head of Strategy, Heads of Corporate Affairs in charge of Brexit

 

16 January

 

8:30 - 10:30

 

BREXIT & UK Environmental Law: regulatory, corporate & consumer impact once we are 'out of the European framework' 
Guest speakers: Professor Charlotte Burns, Professorial Fellow in Sustainable Growth at the University of Sheffield and Martina Macpherson, Partner, Sustineri & Chair, BoD, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

7 February

 

08:30 - 10:30

 

Regulations: impact on businesses
Guest speakers: Goeff Skingsley, Chairman, L'Oréal UK and 2nd speaker to be confirmed 
11 April 08:30 - 10:30 Theme & speakers to be confirmed 
13 June 08:30 - 10:30

Theme & speakers to be confirmed 

5 September 08:30 - 10:30

Theme & speakers to be confirmed 

31 October 08:30 - 10:30

Theme & speakers to be confirmed 

19 December 08:30 - 10:30 Theme & speakers to be confirmed 

 

Climate Change & Sustainability Forum

Co-chaired by Richard Brown CBE, Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Panel for the Department for Transport and former CEO and Chairman of Eurostar, and Jean-Philippe Verdier, Founding Partner, Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory

Aimed at: CEOs, experts and heads of sustainability leading their organisations' climate commitments

16 January

08:30 - 10:30

BREXIT & UK Environmental Law: regulatory, corporate & consumer impact once we are 'out of the European framework' 
Guest speakers: Professor Charlotte Burns Professorial Fellow in Sustainable Growth at the University of Sheffield and Martina Macpherson, Partner, Sustineri & Chair, BoD, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

13 March

08:30 - 10:30

The Health Impact of Air Quality: causes, consequences, current action plans, what more should be done
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
22 May 08:30 - 10:30
Batteries: technologies, innovation, usages and the economics
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
TBC TBC
Site Visit to be confirmed
25 September 08:30 - 10:30
Construction: looking at retrofitting & refurbishment to quickly and efficiently lower carbon footprint 
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
TBC TBC
Food and Carbon Footprint: a cocktail event with Raymond Blanc 
20 November 08:30 - 10:30
Transport: climate change and drilling on the use of hydrogen + Brainstorming session for 2019
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
 
   

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

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

8 February

 

09:00 - 11:00

 

Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: how these technologies will impact businesses
Guest Speakers: Sohail Raja, Head of Execution Platforms, Societe Generale CIB and Joseph Wreford, Strategy Consultant, Accenture

19 April

09:00 - 11:00
Artificial Intelligence: new revenue stream and product services
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
21 June 09:00 - 11:00
Social Media: analytics, etc.
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
4 October 09:00 - 11:00
Cyber security
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

6 December

 

09:00 - 11:00

 

Content Management: customers expectations & engagement
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
 

 Finance Forum

Chaired by John Peachey, Chief Financial Officer, Global Markets, HSBC Bank Plc

Aimed at: CFOs and senior representatives of financial, regulatory and academic institutions

21 February

08:30 - 10:00

Cryptocurrency: Money of Tomorrow (bitcoin, blockchain, etc.)
Guest Speaker: Julian Kaljuvee, Co-founder, Founders Capital Ltd

20 June

08:30 - 10:00

The Financial World: How to Attract & Retain Talent (employees’ skills, performances, training, incentives, vision, etc.)
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

10 October

08:30 - 10:00

Shaping the future: Embracing fintech to develop and thrive
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

12 December

 

08:30 - 10:30

 

The Demystification of the Cloud (how it works, its advantages & complexities)
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
 

Chaired by Pia Dekkers, Human Resources Director, Chanel

Aimed at: HR Directors and HR professionals

25 January 08:30 - 10:00
Modern Slavery within the Workforce
Guest Speakers: Raymond Silverstein, Partner, Browne Jacobson and Samantha Brunton, HR Manager, Christian Dior Couture
22 March 08:30 - 10:00
The Importance of Work-Life Balance (family leaves, etc.)
Guest Speakers: Melanie Stancliffe, Employment Partner
Irwin Mitchell LLP and second speaker to be confirmed
4 May 08:30 - 10:00
UK Tax Compliance Considerations for a Globally Mobile Workforce – the rules
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

27 September

08:30 - 10:00

Innovative Employee Engagement Practices
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

22 November

08:30 - 10:30

Moving From Diversity to Inclusion
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

 

Retail Forum

Co-chaired by Alain Harfouche, General Manager, L’Occitane, and Catherine Palmer, Legal & Administrative Director, Joseph

Aimed at: CEOs, Managing Directors and Senior Representatives of Retail Brands

17 January

 

 

08:30 - 10:30

 

 

The Future of Retail: Customer Experience (behaviour & knowledge / customer psychology, loyalty...)
Guest Speakers: 
- Catriona Ferris, Consumer Insight Director, Unilever
- Gareth Pope, General Manager EMEA, Lululemon
- Megan Higgins, Leader, Customer & Retail Analytics, PwC
 

10 April

08:30 - 10:30

The disposal of old stock
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

23 May

08:30 - 10:30

Retails champions of e-commerce
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

26 September

08:30 - 10:30

Future trends
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

 7 November

 

 

08:30 - 10:30

 

 

Product & pricing strategy + Brainstorming on agenda 2019
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
 
 

Clubs

Start-up & SME Club

Co-chaired by Sébastien Goldenberg, CEO & Co-Founder, TheHouseShop.com, and Jeanne Monchovet, Founder, Olystix

Aimed at: Founders, CEOs and Directors of start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs.

9 January
08:30 - 10:00
Legal Workshop : From Getting the Right Business Structure to Understanding Intellectual Property
Guest speakers: Jon Snade, Browne Jacobson and Andrew Hilton, Haseltine Lake LLP
8 March
08:30 - 10:00
Navigating Funding Options
Guest speakers:  To  be confirmed
17 April 
08:30 - 10:00
Cross Cultural Challenges: Experiences, do’s and don’ts and Linguistic Nuances
Guest speakers: To  be confirmed
5 June 

08:30 - 10:00
Attracting and Acquiring Clients : Business Development Offline and Online
Guest speakers: To  be confirmed
11 September
08:30 - 10:00
Start-ups and Corporates : Building and Evolving Valuable Relationships
Guest speakers: To  be confirmed
6 November
 
08:30 - 10:00
 
Brainstorming Session for 2019 
 

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.

 

TBC

 

08:30 - 10:00

 

Themes & Speakers to be confirmed

 

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

13 February

12:00 - 14:00

Guest speaker: Susan Liautaud, Vice Chair of Council and Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Founder and Managing Director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited
Partner: 1001 Remedies