Tuesday 25 April, 08.30-10.30
Theme: French Presidential Election: For better, for worse?
Breakfast kindly provided by Aubaine
Cost: £25+VAT per person; £40+VAT Special Price for 2
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About the theme
The second round of the French presidential election 2017 will be held on May 7th. With plenty of twists and turns so far, it is already proving to be one of the most unpredictable in history. After Brexit and Donald Trump, no scenario is to be put off the table, considering the current political mood in France, both volatile and distrustful. Let’s learn more about what is at stake for structural reforms, the EU policies and global economy with John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist; Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, UK & Ireland Correspondent, Libération; Laurent Bigorgne, Executive Director, Institut Montaigne; Florentin Collomp, UK Correspondent, Le Figaro in our next edition of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great-Britain Economic Update on April 25th.
About our Speakers
Laurent Bigorgne, Executive Director, Institut Montaigne
Laurent Bigorgne has been Executive Director of Institut Montaigne since 2011. Institut Montaigne is a French leading non-partisan think tank focused on providing the public debate with innovative and pragmatic ideas and helping shape public policy to improve both economic and social environments in France.
Florentin Collomp, UK Correspondent, Le Figaro
Florentin Collomp is a foreign correspondent for Le Figaro. He has been London correspondent for six years, covering UK general news, politics, business and culture, as well as Scotland and Ireland. Previously, he was a business reporter, for Le Figaro in Paris, the Journal du Dimanche and L'Expansion magazine.
Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, UK & Ireland Correspondent, Libération
Sonia began her career in Agence France Presse (AFP), the international news agency, in the Paris headquarter. She then joined the AFP bureau in London as a foreign correspondent. During that time, she covered the three general elections won by Tony Blair, the Northern Irish Peace Process and much more. From there, she went on to work as a freelance for several publications and TVs, including Le Figaro, L’Express, Politique Internationale etc.
John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist
His earlier positions include Business Affairs Editor (from 1998), Britain correspondent, Washington, DC correspondent, Brussels (EU) correspondent and executive editor. Before joining The Economist he was a civil servant, working for the Treasury and the Foreign Office from 1976 to 1986. He is the co-author of "Unhappy Union: How the Euro Crisis - and Europe - Can Be Fixed", published by Profile Books in May 2014.
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