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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

Impact of Brexit on investment decisions: a case study from the automotive industry

 

Guest speaker: Ian Henry, Director, AutoAnalysis 

 

13 June 08:30 - 10:30
Impact of BREXIT on HR & Education (talent, labour law, mobility, training) - Joint session with our HR Forum
 
Guest speakers: To be confirmed
 
5 September 08:30 - 10:30
The Impact of BREXIT on UK Regions
 
Guest speakers: To be confirmed
 
31 October 08:30 - 10:30
Ramification of BREXIT: Where are we now?
 
Guest 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: Elliot Treharne, Air Quality Manager, Greater London Authority  and Dr Richard Maggs, Consulting Group Manager - Air Quality, Acoustics & Vibration, Bureau Veritas UK 
 
22 May 08:30 - 10:30
Batteries: technologies, innovation, usages and the economics
 
Guest Speakers: Alastair Davies, Head of Strategic Analysis & Modelling, EDF Energy and second speaker to be confirmed
 
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
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: Herve Mariage, Heat Pump Sales Manager at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group and second speaker to be confirmed.
 
31 October 18.00 - 20.00
Food and Carbon Footprint: a cocktail event with Raymond Blanc
 
Venue: Home House
 
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

 

08:30 - 10:30

 

Artificial Intelligence: new revenue stream and product services
 
Guest Speakers: Philippe Lerique, Partner, Talan Consulting UK Ltd and Alessandro Recino, Cloud Solution Architect Data & AI, Microsoft
 
21 June 08:30 - 10:30
Social Media: analytics, etc.
 
Guest Speakers: Amanda Tran, Managing Director, JIN
 
4 October 08:30 - 10:30
Cybersecurity
 
Guest Speakers: To be confirmed
 
6 December  08:30 - 10:30
 
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: Angela Paul, Research Lead, Willis Towers Watson and second speaker TBC
 
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, Sarah Wallace, Partner, Irwin Mitchell LLP
 

17 May

08:30 - 10:00

UK Tax Compliance Considerations for a Globally Mobile Workforce – the rules
 
Guest Speakers: Charlotte Firth, Manager, James Cowper Kreston and second speaker to be confirmed
 

27 September

 

08:30 - 10:00

 

Innovative Employee Engagement Practices
 
Guest Speakers: Yves Duhaldeborde, Senior Director - Talent & Rewards, Willis Towers Watson and second speaker 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 and Megan Higgins, Leader, Customer & Retail Analytics, PwC
 

10 April

 

08:30 - 10:30

 

The disposal of old stock
 
Guest Speakers: Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go, Boriana Guimberteau, Partner, FTPA, Robin Osterley, Chief Executive Officer, Charity Retail Association
 
24 May 18:00 - 20:00

Retail Forum 1 Year Anniversary Cocktail Party

Venue: L’Occitane Flagship Store, 74-76 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 5RL

 
26 September 08:30 - 10:30

Retail champions of e-commerce

Guest Speakers: To be confirmed

 

 7 November  

 

08:30 - 10:30  

 

Product & pricing strategy + Brainstorming on the 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

 

 

 

Doing business with the Brits. Why is it sometimes SO DIFFICULT? 


Guest speakers: Cathy Wellings, Director, The London School of International Communication and Matthew Hill, Facilitator, Author, Professional Speaker and Coach, The New Leader's Club

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.

 

24 May

 

08:30 - 10:00

 

Breakfast at the Royal Academy of Arts

 

 

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

 

 

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

10 May

12:30 - 14:00

Theme: To be confirmed


Guest speaker: To be confirmed
Venue: Chanel Flagship store

 

 

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