Date: Wednesday 4 September 2013, from 19.00 to 22.30Sponsored by CitroënGuest speaker: Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Board, PSA Peugeot Citroën Where: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DACost: £100 + VAT per person£950 + VAT for a table of 10 / £1,140 + VAT for a table of 12To book a table, please contact Cécilia Gonzalez at email@example.com or 0207 092 6641
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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.
On this occasion, you will take part in a lucky draw to win...
1 night weekend stay including English Breakfast for 2 provided by Pullman Hotels & Resorts
About Philippe Varin
Philippe Varin, 61, was appointed Chairman of the Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën on 1 June 2009.
Since April 2003 he was Chief Executive of Corus. Mr. Varin was also on the Board of Tata Steel, which acquired Corus in April 2007.
From January 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Varin has been President of Eurofer (European Confederation of Iron and Steel Producers).
Before joining Corus, Mr. Varin was with Pechiney, where he was Senior Executive Vice President of the Aluminum Sector and a member of Pechiney’s Executive Committee. Mr. Varin started his career with Pechiney Group in 1978.
Born on August 8, 1952, Mr. Varin is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and of Ecole des Mines civil engineering school, Paris, France. Mr Varin is married with four children.
Mr. Varin is also “Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite”, “Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” and “Commander of the British Empire”.
Continuing the story that began 90 years ago near the Eiffel Tower, the dynamic, creative Citroën brand introduced a new model range in 2010 with the Citroën DS3 - the first of a distinctive line that was extended in 2011 with DS4 and now DS5. (Top Gear Magazine Family Car of the Year 2012)
The brand's technological leadership is regularly on display in the World Rally Championship, where it has won the Manufacturer title seven times.
Pommery et Greno was established in 1836 by Alexandre Louis Pommery and Narcisse Greno, but it was with the highly entrepreneurial Jeanne-Alexandrine Louise Pommery, who took over the running of the business in 1858 after the unexpected death of her husband, that the Pommery name was truly recognised. Pommery has always been avant-garde, but moderness would mean nothing without tradition. Tradition and savoir-faire, the art of blending just the right mixture of crus to create a champagne that is luminous, light, tender and lively. Such is the legacy handed down by Madame Pommery from generation to generation. It is all part of the Pommery style - natural elegance.
Le Conseil des Vins du Médoc
To understand the Médoc, you have to unravel 3 secrets. Three mysteries which, once solved, throw some light on what lies behind the Médoc vineyards, the half-hidden face of which does not easily reveal the essence of its existence.
With patience, the skies will clear, the soil will talk and you will finally come to understand why this wine-making region is, without doubt, one of the most prestigious in the world.
Domaine Brand & Fils
The Brand & Sons Domain, a family business run by Charles Brand and his son Philippe. The estate is located in the Bas-Rhin department, at Egersheim, a small viticultural village, in the heart of the Strasbourg vineyard and only 20 km west of Strasbourg itself, the “historical capital of Alsatian fine wines”.
An Organic Domain since 2001, the domain has adopted a very strict charter on the organic production of wines. Charles and Philippe Brand did not hesitate to change their whole vineyard of 10 hectares dramatically, in order to respect their beliefs. Thus, the family cares for its vineyard with the utmost respect for nature. The wines from the domain Brand & Sons are in conformity with the agricultural labelling regulations, (AOC: Appellation d’Origine Controlée) which guarantee you continuous quality thanks to their work on the vines in a controlled organic winemaking process.
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