William DING, Founder and CEO of NetEase
Date: June 16, 2017
Venue: Allen & Overy, Paris
The France China Foundation was pleased to welcome William DING, the Founder and CEO of NetEase, a Chinese giant in e-commerce and innovation in video games. William DING shared his analysis of the upcoming technological breakthrough in China and answered the questions of the Young Leaders and members who attended the meeting. The discussion was led by Alain Ruello, journalist at Les Echos.
Under the high patronage of Claude Bartolone, President of the National Assembly, France China Foundation held its first gala dinner orchestrated by Akrame Benallal, Michelin-starred chef and Young Leader. Our guest of honor was Sophie Marceau.
Among our guests: former Prime Ministers Laurent Fabius and Jean-Pierre Raffarin; Cédric Villani, French mathematician – 2010 Fields Medal; Chen Hong, actress and Wang Keping, sculptor; business leaders (Denis Duverne – AXA, Nicolas Houzé – Galeries Lafayette, Robert Peugeot – FFP, Laurent Milchior – ETAM, Jacques Richier – Allianz, François Quentin – Huawei) ; directors of cultural institutions such as Catherine Pégard (President of Château de Versailles) and Eric Lefebvre (Director of the Musée Cernuschi).
The France China Foundation was honored to welcome DING Xuedong, Chairman and CEO of CIC (China Investment Corporation) for a breakfast conference bringing together business leaders.
The conference dealt with Chinese economy, Chinese investments in Europe and more particularly, CIC’s strategy in France.
Jamie METZL debated with Young Leaders in Paris about :”What the growing China-US competition means for France and Europe?”
Jamie METZL, SHAN Sa, co-founder of the France China Foundation, and Édouard TÉTREAU, Young Leader 2013
The France China Foundation had the great pleasure to host Matthias FEKL for a discussion with Young Leaders and some members of the France China Foundation.
The France China Foundation had the pleasure to welcome JI Qi, Founder and CEO of Huazhu and Sébastien BAZIN, CEO of AccorHotels.
The two groups announced at the end of 2014 a strategic partnership that aims to create a giant hotel group in China. Their Presidents discussed during this breakfast the stages of this major operation and shared the lessons they drew for future Franco-Chinese partnerships.
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, introduced this debate by recalling the strong historic ties and longstanding partnership between France and China.
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The France China Foundation had the pleasure to welcome GUO Guangchang, chairman of Fosun, and Henri GISCARD D’ESTAING, CEO of Club Med, for a breakfast conference bringing together business leaders.
The conference dealt with the buyout of Club Med by Fosun and the strategies of the two chairmen. They shared the key lessons they learned, to help ensure the success of future Sino-French projects.
The intervention of the two presidents was introduced by Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former Prime minister and H.E.M. Zhai Jun, Ambassador of China in France.
The intervention of the two presidents was followed by a discussion with major French companies leaders.