• France’s competitiveness in Europe and in the world: How will France rise to the global challenge? Can regions make a difference?

    October 14 2008, 18:30 - 18:30
    Location: Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Strasbourg and Bas-Rhin 10, Place Gutenberg, Strasbourg

    It's now early Autumn, your company will soon plan its operating budget for next year. Top of mind is worry about the global economy, and France's place in it. Will France be competitive? Will business conditions improve, or only deteriorate? What must be done to assure a prosperous New Year? Get answers to these questions, and more. Please join us for an exceptional AmCham debate open to you, and your fellow policy and business leaders.

    Welcome address:
    Jean-Louis HOERLÉ, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
    Presentation of Ernst&Young’s European Attractiveness Survey, 2008, by:
    Marc LHERMITTE, Partner, International Location Advisory Services, Ernst & Young and
    Luc JULIEN-SAINT-AMAND, Partner, Ernst & Young Société d’Avocats, regional director of Ernst & Young office for the Eastern part of France
    Philippe PFISTER (Rhine Center Site Leader, DOW Chemicals RheinCenter),
    Patrick DANCOURT (European Procurement Director, Steelcase International),
    Jean-François GSELL (Director of Finance Europe/Asia, Daramic),
    Robert ABRAMS (President, Capitol Europe) and
    Adrien ZELLER (President, Alsace Regional Council).
    Moderators: Philip Ellison and Vincent Froehlicher.
    A cocktail will follow for networking and continued discussion.

    For the effective organization of this event, please make firm reservations by Friday, October 10, 2008  by sending a mail to