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Forums and Clubs Calendar 2018

Forums and Clubs (with the exception of the Luxury Club, Women's Business Club and Retail Forum) are held at the French Chamber, unless stated otherwise.

 

Forums

Brexit Forum

Co-chaired by Angela Hepworth, Corporate Policy and Regulation Director, EDF Energy, and Neil Sherlock CBE, Partner, Corporate Affairs, PwC

Aimed at: CEOs, Heads of Brexit Task Forces, Head of Strategy, Heads of Corporate Affairs in charge of Brexit

 

16 January  8:30 - 10:30 
BREXIT & UK Environmental Law: regulatory, corporate & consumer impact once we are 'out of the European framework' 
Guest speakers: Professor Charlotte Burns, Professorial Fellow in Sustainable Growth at the University of Sheffield and Martina Macpherson, Partner, Sustineri & Chair, BoD, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets
7 February  08:30 - 10:30 
The potential outcome of business regulations within the UK: Convergence or Divergence?
Guest speakers: Geoff Skingsley, Chairman, L'Oréal UK and Olivier Morel, Partner - Head of international at Cripps, Vice President of Marcalliance and Vice President of the French Chamber of Great Britain
11 April 08:30 - 10:30 Theme & speakers to be confirmed 
13 June 08:30 - 10:30 Theme & speakers to be confirmed 
5 September 08:30 - 10:30 Theme & speakers to be confirmed 
31 October 08:30 - 10:30 Theme & speakers to be confirmed 
19 December 08:30 - 10:30 Theme & speakers to be confirmed 

 

Climate Change & Sustainability Forum

Co-chaired by Richard Brown CBE, Chairman of the Franchise Advisory Panel for the Department for Transport and former CEO and Chairman of Eurostar, and Jean-Philippe Verdier, Founding Partner, Verdier & Co. Corporate Advisory

Aimed at: CEOs, experts and heads of sustainability leading their organisations' climate commitments

16 January

08:30 - 10:30

BREXIT & UK Environmental Law: regulatory, corporate & consumer impact once we are 'out of the European framework' 
Guest speakers: Professor Charlotte Burns,  Professorial Fellow in Sustainable Growth at the University of Sheffield and Martina Macpherson, Partner, Sustineri & Chair, BoD, Network for Sustainable Financial Markets

13 March

08:30 - 10:30

The Health Impact of Air Quality: causes, consequences, current action plans, what more should be done
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
22 May 08:30 - 10:30
Batteries: technologies, innovation, usages and the economics
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
TBC TBC
Site Visit to be confirmed
25 September 08:30 - 10:30
Construction: looking at retrofitting & refurbishment to quickly and efficiently lower carbon footprint 
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
TBC TBC
Food and Carbon Footprint: a cocktail event with Raymond Blanc 
20 November 08:30 - 10:30
Transport: climate change and drilling on the use of hydrogen + Brainstorming session for 2019
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
 
   

Co-chaired by Christophe Chazot, Group Head of Innovation, HSBC, and Lucien Boyer, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivendi

Aimed at: Chief Digital Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, Heads of Innovation and Heads of Strategy of major companies 

8 February  09:00 - 11:00 
Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: how these technologies will impact businesses
Guest Speakers: Sohail Raja, Head of Execution Platforms, Societe Generale CIB and Joseph Wreford, Strategy Consultant, Accenture
19 April 09:00 - 11:00
Artificial Intelligence: new revenue stream and product services
Guest Speakers: Philippe Lerique, Partner, Talan Consulting UK Ltd and 2nd speaker to be confirm
21 June 09:00 - 11:00
Social Media: analytics, etc.
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
4 October 09:00 - 11:00
Cyber security
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
6 December  09:00 - 11:00 
 
Content Management: customers expectations & engagement
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
 

 Finance Forum

Chaired by John Peachey, Chief Financial Officer, Global Markets, HSBC Bank Plc

Aimed at: CFOs and senior representatives of financial, regulatory and academic institutions

21 February 08:30 - 10:00
Cryptocurrency: Money of Tomorrow (bitcoin, blockchain, etc.)
Guest Speaker: Julian Kaljuvee, Co-founder, Founders Capital Ltd and Lucie Munier, Associate, Qadre
20 June 08:30 - 10:00
The Financial World: How to Attract & Retain Talent (employees’ skills, performances, training, incentives, vision, etc.)
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
10 October 08:30 - 10:00
Shaping the future: Embracing fintech to develop and thrive
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
12 December  08:30 - 10:30 
The Demystification of the Cloud (how it works, its advantages & complexities)
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
 

Chaired by Pia Dekkers, Human Resources Director, Chanel, and Melanie Stancliffe, Partner - Employment, Irwin Mitchell LLP

Aimed at: HR Directors and HR professionals

25 January

08:30 - 10:00

Modern Slavery within the Workforce

Guest Speakers: Raymond Silverstein, Partner, Browne Jacobson and Samantha Brunton, HR Manager, Christian Dior Couture

14 March

08:30 - 10:00

The Importance of Work-Life Balance (family leaves, etc.)

Guest Speakers: Melanie Stancliffe, Employment Partner
Irwin Mitchell LLP and second speaker to be confirmed

4 May

08:30 - 10:00

UK Tax Compliance Considerations for a Globally Mobile Workforce – the rules

Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

27 September

08:30 - 10:00

Innovative Employee Engagement Practices

Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

22 November

08:30 - 10:30

Moving From Diversity to Inclusion

Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

 

Retail Forum

Co-chaired by Alain Harfouche, General Manager, L’Occitane, and Catherine Palmer, Legal & Administrative Director, Joseph

Aimed at: CEOs, Managing Directors and Senior Representatives of Retail Brands

17 January   08:30 - 10:30  
The Future of Retail: Customer Experience (behaviour & knowledge / customer psychology, loyalty...)
Guest Speakers: 
- Catriona Ferris, Consumer Insight Director, Unilever
Gareth Pope, General Manager EMEA, Lululemon
- Megan Higgins, Leader, Customer & Retail Analytics, PwC
 
10 April 08:30 - 10:30
The disposal of old stock
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
23 May 08:30 - 10:30
Retails champions of e-commerce
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
26 September 08:30 - 10:30
Future trends
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 7 November   08:30 - 10:30  
Product & pricing strategy + Brainstorming on agenda 2019
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

Clubs

Start-up & SME Club

Co-chaired by Sébastien Goldenberg, CEO & Co-Founder, TheHouseShop.com, and Jeanne Monchovet, Founder, Olystix

Aimed at: Founders, CEOs and Directors of start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs.

9 January

08:30 - 10:00

Legal Workshop : From Getting the Right Business Structure to Understanding Intellectual Property

Guest speakers: Jon Snade, Browne Jacobson and Andrew Hilton, Haseltine Lake LLP

8 March

08:30 - 10:00

Navigating Funding Options

Guest speakers:  James Shaw, Co-Founder and Partner, Life Sciences & Corporate, Jag Shaw Baker and David Szekely, Investor & Advisor, Columbvs

 

17 April 

08:30 - 10:00

Cross Cultural Challenges: Experiences, do’s and don’ts and Linguistic Nuances

Guest speakers: To  be confirmed

5 June 

08:30 - 10:00

Attracting and Acquiring Clients : Business Development Offline and Online

Guest speakers: To  be confirmed

11 September

08:30 - 10:00

Start-ups and Corporates : Building and Evolving Valuable Relationships

Guest speakers: To  be confirmed

6 November

 

08:30 - 10:00

 

Brainstorming Session for 2019 

 

Chaired by Tom Meggle, Managing Director UK, Ireland & South Africa, Louis Vuitton

Aimed at: CEOs and senior representatives of luxury brands, Michelin starred restaurants and Chefs, GMs of five-star hotels and cultural institutions.

 

TBC

 

08:30 - 10:00

 

Themes & Speakers to be confirmed

 

Chaired by Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia and President of the French Chamber of Great Britain

Aimed at: female CEOs, CFOs and women with global positions in blue chip companies based in the UK and members of the French Chamber

13 February 12:00 - 14:00

Guest speaker: Susan Liautaud, JD PhD, Founder THE ETHICS INCUBATOR, Founder and Managing Director, Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited

 
 

 

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