The France China Foundation held its third Annual Gala Dinner at the Centre Pompidou, under the high patronage of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel MACRON, orchestrated by Akrame BENALLAL, Michelin-starred chef and Young Leader, and in attendance of almost 500 guests, from French and Chinese political, economic, and cultural circles.
Among the attendees, many artists like YAN Peiming, HUANG Yongping, WANG Keping, Michel DALBERTO; politicians, like Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN – former Prime Minister, Laurent FABIUS – former Prime Minister, President of the Constitutional Council; and directors of cultural institutions: Serge LASVIGNES – president of the Centre Pompidou, Sophie MAKARIOU – president of Guimet Museum.
Over 100 French and Chinese companies participated in this evening, showing support to the missions of the Foundation, such as Jean-Paul AGON – CEO of L’Oréal, Bruno ROGER – president of Lazard Frères Banque SA, Nicolas HOUZE – CEO of Galeries Lafayette et BHV MARAIS, CHEN Shuang – CEO of Everbright, Virginie MORGON – CEO of Eurazeo Capital, Peter KWOK – President, Citic, ZHANG Yaqin – president of New Business Baidu.
Under the high patronage of President Emmanuel MACRON, and in the presence of Prime Minister Edouard PHILIPPE, France China Foundation held its second gala dinner in the Palace of Versailles orchestrated by Akrame Benallal, Michelin-starred chef and Young Leader. Our guests of honor were Gong Li and Juliette Binoche. A concert was organised in the Royal Chapel of the Palace, performed by French violonist Renaud Capuçon and Chinese pianist Xue Yingjia.
Among our guests: Brune Poirson – Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Wang Keping – sculptor, Yan Peiming – artist, Ken Hu – Deputy Chairman and Rotating CEO at Huawei, Jean-Pierre Raffarin – former Primer Minister, Laurent Fabius – former Prime Minister, President of the Constitutional Council, Louis Schweitzer – Former Chairman of Renault, Ana Girardot – actress.
The day before the openning of the Climate summit, France China Foundation has gathered its members and Young Leaders around a breakfast about “France and China face the climate challenge” around Laurent FABIUS, former President of the COP 21.
The France China Foundation had the great pleasure to host a meeting around YAN Lan and Christine CAYOL, at the Pagoda Paris, on the occasion of the publication of two books:
Chez les YAN (At the YANs) (Allary Editions), YAN Lan, Managing Director, Head of Greater China Investment Banking, Lazard Asia and Special Advisor of the France China Foundation
Pourquoi les chinois ont-ils le temps? (Why do Chinese people have time?) (Tallandier Editions), Christine CAYOL, Philosopher and Founder of Yishu 8.
An evening animated by Christine OCKRENT
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.