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Past sessions - SME and Entrepreneurs Club/ Start-up & SME Club

 

Date 12.09.2017
Theme 'Personal Branding is the new Marketing: are you onboard?'
Venue French Chamber
Speakers Pinar Akkaya, Director, Signature Communication, David Chermont, CEO-Founder, Inbound Capital, Etienne Duval, Director & Founder, NewTownVision, and Amanda Tran, Managing Director, JIN
Additional Resources More INFO coming soon

Date 13.06.2017
Theme Pitching session with 4 Start-ups
Venue  French Chamber
Additional Resources More INFO coming soon

Date 25.04.2017
Theme

'How to find the Best Board Members and Advisors for Startup Success'

Venue  French Chamber
Speakers  Jean-Philippe Verdier, Founding Partner, Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory and Fabrice Bernhard, Co-founder and CTO, Theodo
Additional Resources 'Finding the best mentor to help you grow' article in INFO Magazine 2017

Date 28.02.2017
Theme  'The importance of Innovation in Entrepreneurship'
Venue  French Chamber
Speakers  Kevin Monserrat, Head of Start-up Ecosystem Development, Microsoft Accelerator,  Hervé Mottais, Associate Director, Moore Stephens and Steve Williams, Partner, Moore Stephens
Additional Resources '4 Ways to get Innovation rightarticle in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2017

Date 10.01.2017
Theme  'Learning from other entrepreneurs' mistakes

Venue 

French Chamber
Speakers  Flavia de Pfyffer, Founder, Pashion and Nicolas Taborisky, UK CEO, 
Additional Resources

'STARTING UP: Four mistakes to avoid' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2017


Date 08.12.2016
Theme Club@ Microsoft Accelerator
Venue Microsoft Accelerator
Additional Resources INFO coming soon
 

Date

22.11.2016
Theme Brainstorming Session
Venue French Chamber
Additional Resources INFO coming soon

Date 11.10.2016
Theme 'Managing Uncertainty'
Venue French Chamber
Speaker Alastair Dryburgh, Strategist, Contributor to Forbes 
Additional Resources INFO coming soon

Date 28.09.2016
Theme Club@Teads
Venue Teads TV 
Additional Resources INFO coming soon

Date 05.07.2016
Theme 'From scratch to success: business stories'
Venue French Institute
Speakers Jean-François Cecillon, Managing Director, Waddington Custot Galleries, Ning Li, co-founder & CEO of MADE.COM & Alain Affelou, Founder, Chairman, and CEO,Alain Afflelou
Additional Resources 'Three tales of entrepreneurial success' & 'From scratch to successarticles in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2016

Date 24.05.16
Theme HR & Soft skills: how to attract and retain talent
Venue French Chamber
Speakers Mandeep Sahota, Talent Manager, VivaStreet & EasyRoommate, Fabrice Bernhard, Co-founder and CTO, Theodo and Antoine Aubois, Partner, Akoya Consulting
Additional Resources 'How start-ups can attract and retain talent' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2016

 

Date

12.04.16

Theme Be 'due diligence' ready
Venue French Chamber
Speakers Frederic Caharel, Senior Manager Audit, Middle Market at KPMG and Marie Fouris, Co-founder and COO of Edit-place.
Additional Resources 'Are you ready to exit?' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2016

Date 23/02/2016
Theme How to Generate Higher Growth
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Adina Luca, Director of Profitable Insights and Caroline Villa, Head of CRM, Net-a-Porter
Additional Resources 'How to generate higher growth' article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2016

One-off article 'Interview with Co-chair, SMEs & Entrepreneurs Club' article in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2016

Date 03/11/2015
Theme  Brainstorming Session
Venue  The French Chamber 
Additional Resources  'What would Brexit mean for UK employment law' article in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2016 

Date 22/09/2015
Theme  'Changes in the labour laws' 
Venue  The French Chamber
Speakers  Gary Freer, Partner, Bryan Cave
Additional Resources  More INFO coming soon

Date 16/06/2015
Theme 'The use of social media dor SMEs: challenges and opportunities'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Charles Van Overmeire , International development Manager, Pictawall and Ben Carter, Marketing Director, notonthehighstreet.com
Additional Resources 'Social media for SMEs challenges and opportunitiesarticle in INFO Magazine Sep/Oct 2015


Date 5/05/2015
Theme 'How to attract capital?'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Alexandre Covello, CEO and Founder, AngelsCube & Jonathan Snade, Partner, Thomas Eggar LLP
Additional Resources Alexandre Covello's Presentation is available upon request.
'How to attract capitalarticle in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2015

Date 24/03/15
Theme 'Implication of cross-cultural communication in business for SMEs'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Pascal Monpetit, President, Transnations
Additional Resources More INFO coming soon

Date 27/01/15
Theme 'The power of networking: unlocking and creating business opportunities'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Jeanne Monchovet, Founder and principal consultant of Olystix
Additional Resources 'The power of networking: unlocking and creating business opportunitiesarticle in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2015

Date 18/11/14
Theme 'From London to the rest of the world - how to unlock export opportunities?'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Arnaud de Montille, Co-Founder, Merci Maman, Maria Corts, Head of Southern Europe and LATAM, London & Partners and Graham Nicholas, International Trade Adviser, UK Trade & Investment
Additional Resources 'From London to the rest of the world: how to unlock export opportunitiesarticle in INFO Magazine Jan/Feb 2015

Date  10/09/14
Theme 'How to fund and manage growth?'  
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Christian Mouysset, co-owner of Hummus Bros and Grégoire Schöller,CEO & Co-founder, NextBanquers Limited
Additional Resources  'How to fund and manage growth' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2014

Date  10/06/14
Theme The essential HR DO's and Don'ts for SMEs and Entrepreneurs  
Venue The French Chamber
Speaker Emmanuelle Ries, Partner, Miller Rosenfalck LLP
Additional Resources  'Essential HR dos and don'ts for SMEs' article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2014 

Date 23/04/14
Theme 'Friends and Family- are they the best business partners?' 
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Julien Planté, Producer, Minky Productions, James Byrne, Director, Ecclestone Square Hotel, and Laurence Parry, Director, French Resources 
Additional Resources 'Friends & family - are they the best business partners?article in INFO Magazine Jul/Aug 2014 

Date 10/03/14
Theme 'How to define and implement a successful marketing strategy for your business?'
Venue The French Chamber
Speakers Anthony Barry, Director, Shared Experience, and Laurent François, Founder and Executive Creative Strategist, RE-UP
Additional Resources

'How to define and implement a successful marketing strategy for your business' article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2014

'Interview with Sophie Mirman' article in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2014


Date 30/01/14
Theme 'From Scratch to Success: Business Stories'
Venue Institut Français du Royaume Uni
Chairs Arnaud Vaissié, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of International SOS and Nathalie Gaveau, CEO and Founder of Shopcade, Co-Founder of PriceMinister
Additional Resources

Photo Gallery for From Scratch to Success: Business Stories

'From Scratch to Success: Business Stories' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2013 


Date 16/01/14
Theme 'Brainstorming Session'
Venue The French Chamber 
Chairs Session chaired by Sébastien Delecour, Managing Director, Doublet UK Ltd and Frédéric Larquetoux, Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY LLP 

 


 

Date 11/09/13
Theme 'Cross cultural challenges and opportunities'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Session led by Pascal Aussignac, Head Chef at Club Gascon
Additional Resources 'Cross cultural challenges and opportunitiesarticle in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2013  

Date 28/06/13
Theme 'Serial Entrepreneurs and learning from failures'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Session led by Sophie Mirman, Founder and Owner of Trotters Childrenwear and Accessories Limited
Additional Resources 'Serial entrepreneurs and learning from failurearticle in INFO Magazine Sep/ Oct 2013 

Date 

24/04/13

Theme

'E-commerce and social media'

Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers

Session led by Amaury de Vilele, Head of New Business, GHMC & Marc Williams, Account Director, GHMC


Date

27/02/13

Theme

'Logistical and Operational Challenges'

Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker

Session led by David Franks, Managing Director, Glacia


Date

23/01/13

Theme

'Win your next big pitch!' Workshop.

Venue

The French Chamber 

Speaker

Jeanne Monchovet, Founder, Olystix

Additional Resources
Minutes
'Pitch Perfectarticle in INFO Magazine Mar/Apr 2013

Date

05/09/12

Theme Brainstorming Session
Venue The French Chamber 
Additional Resources
Minutes
'SME & Entrepreneurs Club' article in INFO Magazine Nov/Dec 2012
Presentation by Frédéric Larquetoux and Florence Gomez - contact Frédérique Compain for more information 

Date

09/05/12

Theme

'Beyond the Games; the case for a great business legacy'

Venue

The French Chamber 

Speakers
Janet Coyle, Associate Director 2012 Games, London & Partners
Sébastien Delecour, MD, Doublet UK Ltd
Brett Taylor, Chief Executive, London Business Network
Additional Resources

Presentation by Brett Taylor


Date 

27/03/2012

Theme

'Winning overseas: boosting business export performance'. Exploring growth opportunities of UK based companies

Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers
Elizabeth Fells, Head of International Strategy, CBI
Xavier Denecker, Managing Director of Coface UK & Ireland
Additional Resources
CBI Report
Presentation by Elizabeth Fells 
Summary of presentation by Xavier Denecker
Minutes 
'Eyes on exports - a synoptic view from the SME clubarticle in INFO Magazine May/Jun 2012

Date  07/02/2012
Theme 'Innovation: a key driver for business development'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers
Sandrine Delabriere, Managing Director of Pourquoi pas
John Kearon, CEO of Brainjuicer plc
Arjan Overwater, CEO of The East India Company Fine Foods Ltd.
Additional Resources
Presentation by John Kearon 
Presentation by Sandrine Delabriere

Date  07/11/2011
Theme 'Funding the growth II'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers
Nathan Boublil on behalf of Bruno Deschamps,Chairman & CEO, Entrepreneurs Partners LLP & EP Capital, Senior Adviser Arcapita, President CCEF UK 
Charlotte England, International Relationship Director, HSBC
Additional Resources
Presentation by N. Boublil
Presentation by C. England
'Finding funds for the SMEs' article in INFO Magazine Feb/Mar 2012
'F. Larquetoux: club's new co-Chair, with a vision for entrepreneurshiparticle in INFO Magazine Feb/Mar 2012 

Date  22/06/2011
Theme 'Marketing & Communications'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers
Thomas Delabrière, Marketing Director, Innocent Drinks 
Vincent Berry, Marketing Director, Groupe SEB UK & ROI
Catherine Berasategui, Sales & Communication Manager, The Connaught 
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentations available on request- contact Frédérique Compain for more information 


Date  13/04/2011
Theme 'Maximising staff performance through fluctuation: Attracting, Energising, Retaining'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers
Julian Payne, General Manager of Threadneedles Hotel (The Eton Collection)
Christian Malissard, CEO of Eagle Performance 
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentation by Christian Malissard


Date  03/03/2011
Theme 'Social Media and the SME'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers
Eric Guillaume, Project Director at ITV
Laurent Brouat, founder of Link Humans
Frank Hattann, EMEA Regional Sales Manager at LinkedIn
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentation by Frank Hattann- contact Frédérique Compain for more information 


Date  20/01/2011
Theme 'Funding Growth'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers Dominique Landreau, Accor and Christopher Clark, Partner at BDO
Additional Resources

Minutes.

Presentations available on request- contact Frédérique Compain for more information 



Date 01/12/2010
Theme 'SMEs and Sustainable Development'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Frédéric Larquetoux,Saffery Champness
Additional Resources Minutes

Date  22/09/2010
Theme Roundtable Session
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Jean-Noël Mermet, Frenger international
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentation by Jean-Noël Mermet- contact Frédérique Compain for more information  


Date  03/06/2010
Theme 'The Olympics'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Agathe Doublet, DOUBLET
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentation by Agathe Doublet- contact Frédérique Compain for more information  


Date  18/03/2010
Theme 'Employment Issues Facing SMEs' 
Venue The French Chamber 
Speakers
Ludovic Relandeau, MEGA
Peter Firth, Independent HR Advisor
Additional Resources Minutes

Date  21/01/2010
Theme 'Setting up your Back Office – Cash is King'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Stephen Bailey, Aldelia
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentation by Stephen Baily 


Date  15/10/2009
Theme 'Investing in Marketing & Communications'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Tony Treacy, Ideas to Market
Additional Resources

Minutes


Date  17/09/2009
Theme 'Let’s ignite the future: How can innovation drive your business?'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Jean-Louis Fuccellaro, Orange Group
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentation by Jean Louis Fuccellaro- contact Frédérique Compain for more information 


Date 

16/07/2009

Theme 'What is your Business Plan?'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Nicolas Bergerault, L’Atelier des Chefs
Additional Resources

Minutes

Presentation by Nicolas Bergerault and Jean Philippe Verdier- contact Frédérique Compain for more information 


Date  17/06/2009
Theme 'Business Development in the UK: Tips and success stories'
Venue The French Chamber 
Speaker Pierre Jeanjean, JC Decaux UK LTD
Additional Resources Minutes

Date  28/04/2009
Theme Launch
Venue The French Chamber 
Additional Resources

Minutes

'SME & Entrepreneurs Clubs' article in INFO Magazine March/April 2009

 

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