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Business Club Cocktail Région Hauts-de-France


Date: Tuesday 27 June, from 18.00 to 20.30

Guest Speakers: Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France Region & Philippe Hourdain, President of the Hauts-de-France Chamber of Commerce
Where: The French Residence
11 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QP

Sponsored by Région Hauts-de-France

Theme: 'Hauts-de-France: your closest point of entry to the European Union'                                                   

Free of Charge

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For more information, please contact Anne-Claire Lo Bianco at



 About Région Hauts-de-France


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The French Chamber of Great Britain is delighted to invite you to celebrate the launch of Region Hauts-de-France's London office.

Discover the assets of the region:

- The closest neighbour to the United Kingdom with easy access to Europe's single market and direct access to the Channel Tunnel 

- 3 major maritime ports: Dunkirk for sea freight, Boulogne-sur-Mer for fishing and Calais for passenger transportation 

- 1,500 billion € of purchasing power and 78 million people in a 300 km radius

- 3rd most populated region in France with 6 millions inhabitants


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'We’re working with British people to create a win-win strategy that will boost trade, tourism and economic development. To British investors and business leaders, I say, “You’ve got a home with us”.’ 

Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France Region


About our Guest Speakers


Xavier Bertrand became the first President of the Hauts-de-France Region. He left his tenure as Deputy Mayor in order to devote himself to his programme for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Hauts-de-France region: assisting jobseekers (creation of  Proch’Emploi to bring together jobseekers and recruiting companies within employment basins), supporting workers by increasing their buying power (help with transport and childcare costs), assisting and accompanying job-creating companies (professional training, financing the creation of businesses), removing obstacles to employment (“On the way to work” for those who are re-entering the workplace but don’t have a car). Read more   XB2015-Officiel 1
Philippe Hourdain holds a law degree and master’s degree from Lille’s Company Administration Institute. 
He began his career in 1979, working in advertising-related publishing until 1986, then between 1986 and 1988 was appointed to the role of mission head at the Ministry of Industry, seconded to Jean Jacques Descamps, Secretary of State for Tourism.
He then pursued his professional career into the world of industrial printing, working as sales manager for Techniphoto until 1994. Read more
  Philippe Hourdain




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