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Dîner de la Rentrée

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Date: Wednesday 5 October 2011, 19.30 - 23.00
Sponsored by Eurostar
Guest Speaker: Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Executive Officer of Eurostar
Hosted at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Cost: £100 + VAT per person / £950 + VAT for a table of 10
£1140 + VAT for a table of 12
Fully booked.

For more details, please contact Cecilia Gonzalez - 0207 092 6641

Eurostar UK



A prestigious evening for you and your guests...

Every year, the Dîner de la Rentrée of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain brings together French and British top tier business representatives for a most enjoyable evening.

This year's Dîner de la Rentrée was sponsored by Eurostar and we had the great pleasure to welcome as our Guest of Honour and speaker, Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Executive Officer of Eurostar.

The wine served during the evening was kindly provided by Domaine de Lorgeril and the Champagne was provided by Fresne Ducret.


Annual Intercultural Trophy for Business Excellence



The 14th edition of the Annual Intercultural Trophy for Business Excellence, designed by Cartier, was presented to the member of the Chamber elected by other fellow members as having made particular efforts to develop stronger ties between our two countries or to promote Franco-British cross-cultural relations.

Past winners include Bouygues (2010), Cinémoi (2009), Eurostar (2008), Saint-Gobain (2007), EDF Energy (2006), Renault UK (2005) and Arsenal Football Club (2004).

Should you wish to participate, please submit your application to Elsa Bréchotte before September 16th and motivate, in no more than 15 lines, why you feel that your company should receive this award.


About Nicolas Petrovic and the Sponsor Eurostar


Nicolas Petrovic

Nicolas Petrovic graduated from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) in 1992 and obtained his MBA at Insead in 2003.  He started his career in 1992 as Business Development Manager at the ‘Compagnie Generale des Eaux’, based in Taiwan.  Returning to France in 1993, he joined SNCF where he held various positions in business units and general management.  His final role at SNCF was Chief of Staff for the Directeur General Delegue Passagers, where he remained until 2002.  Joining Eurostar in 2003 as Director of Customer Services, he became COO in 2006 and was nominated CEO of Eurostar in April 2010.


Eurostar is the high-speed rail service directly linking the UK to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel. It started operating in 1994, providing city centre to city centre services. Following the move Eurostar’s fastest journey times fell with London-Paris now taking 2 hours 15 minutes, London-Brussels, 1 hour 51 minutes and London-Lille just 1 hour 20 minutes. Eurostar runs up to 18 services to Paris and nine to Brussels daily. In addition, up to nine trains stop at Lille in northern France, and up to three services stop at Calais Frethun en route.

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