EVENTS & CONFERENCES

  • La Baule - 6th World Investment Conference

    June 04 2008, 00:00 - 00:00
    Location: La Baule

    Day 1: Thursday, June 5, 2008

    8:30 > 9:00 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium (Plenary session)
    OPENING SESSION
    -Pierre Guénant, President of La BAULE WIC, Co-chairman of Europe+ Foundation, Chairman of PGA Group
    -Patrick Gounelle, CEO of Ernst & Young for France and Southern Europe, Co-chairman of Europe+

    9:00 > 9:45 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium (Plenary session)
    ATTRACTIVENESS OF EUROPE
    Presentation of Ernst & Young’s European Attractiveness Survey by Patrick Gounelle and Marc Lhermitte
    Debate and Opinion moderated by Shellie Karabell, Executive Producer-Host “Desert Cities Business Report” & “Your Money Report” KMIR/NBC, President of Sunshine Media & Communication llc
    -Serge Foucher, Executive VP of Sony Europe GmbH
    -Sir Naguib Sawiris, Founder of Orascom
    -Stephen A. Dukker, Chairman and CEO of Ncomputing

    9:45 > 10:30 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium (Plenary session)
    FDI WITHIN EUROPE
    European Investment Monitor 2007 by Marc Lhermitte
    Debate and Opinion moderated by Shellie Karabell, Executive Producer-Host “Desert Cities Business Report” & “Your Money Report” KMIR/NBC, President of Sunshine Media & Communication llc
    -Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister for the Economy, Employment and Investment – Wallonia
    -Thierry Jacquillat, Chairman of the Greater Paris Investment Agency
    -Kai Hammerich, Chairman of the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Nutek)
    -Begoña Cristeto, CEO of Interes Invest in Spain

    10:30 > 11:00 Coffee break – Freescale Terrace

    11:00 > 12:45 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium
    UNDERSTANDING THE BRAINPOWER VALUE CHAIN. Moderated by Olivier Jay, Chief Editor “L’Usine Nouvelle”
    -François Barrault, CEO of BT Global Services
    -Ursula M. Burns, President of Xerox
    -Mrs Gigi Wang, CEO of MIT Stanford Venture Lab
    -Christian Guellerin, President of World Association of School of Design
    -Ashok Narasimhan, Founder of Wipro Technologies
    -Jean-Pierre Ploué, Chief Designer of PSA Peugeot Citroën
    -Rich Beyer*, CEO of Freescale Semiconductor

    13:00 > 14:30
    THEMATIC NETWORKING LUNCHES

    Mediterranean Union
    Co-chaired by Mohamed Nouri Jouini, Minister of Development and International Cooperation of Republic of Tunisia
    and Nizar Baraka, Delegate Minister to the Prime Minister, in charge of economic and general affairs, United Kingdom of Morocco,
    and Laurence Parisot, President of Medef
    Moderated by Serge Degallaix, Ambassador of France in Tunisia

    Transatlantic cooperation
    Co-chaired by Rick Perry, Texas Governor, introduced by Craig Roberts Stapleton, Ambassador of U.S.A. in France,
    and William Becker, Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project, introduced by Edward Krubasik, Member of the Board of Vallourec, Former Executive Vice President of Siemens AG, Former President of Orgalime

    Networking knowledge clusters
    Chaired by Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy
    Introduced by Pierre Dartout, Interministerial Delegate Agency for Spacial Planning and Competitiveness
    Moderated by Christian Saublens, Executive Director of Eurada

    14:45 > 17:15 Atlantia Congress Center – Breakout rooms
    CREATIVE WORKSHOPS: BOOSTING FDI IN KEY SECTORS

    Europe, towards a sustainable and competitive Healthcare
    Moderated by Virginie Lefebvre-Dutilleul, Partner Ernst & Young, and chaired by
    -Heinrich von Wulfen,
    Chairman of the European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
    COCIR includes: AGFA HealthCare, Canon Europe, Carestream Health, Dräger Medical, Elekta, FujiFilm, GE Healthcare, Healthvision, Hitachi Medical Systems Europe, IBA Ion Beam Applications, IBM, ICW, Intel, iSoft, Medison, Philips Healthcare, Siemens, Medical Solutions, Toshiba Medical Systems Europe
    -Andrzej Ryœ, Director of Public Health and Risk Assessment, DG Health and Consumer protection, EC
    -Serge Pampfer, Managing Director of Wallonia Biotech Coaching
    -Maha Ayyoub, Cancer Vaccine Program, Nantes

    Outstanding transportation
    Moderated by Laurent Fiscus, Economic variations Director of the Agency for Spacial Planning and Competitiveness (DIACT) and chaired by Grégoire Olivier, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President, Programs of PSA Peugeot Citroën
    -Denis Griot, Senior Vice President and Chairman, EMEA Region, Freescale Semiconductor
    -Robert Mahler, President of Alstom France
    -Mattias Karls, CEO of Applied Nano Surfaces
    -Ben Mayo, Regenatec
    -GE Aéronautique *
    -Niky Terzakis, CEO of TNT *

    Services and innovation
    Moderated by Joshua Bower-Saul, Strategic Action and Finance and co-Chaired by Clara Gaymard, National Executive of GE France and Håkan Ericsson, President EMEA and Latin America of Carlson Wagonlit Travel
    -Patrick Mazeau, Manager Customer Led Innovation of the Xerox Innovation Group
    -Dominique Louis, CEO of Assystem
    -Robert Gogel, CEO of Liberata
    -Jean-Marc Frangos, Senior Vice President, Technology and Innovation of BT Group
    -Sarah Thelwall, Business and Strategic Consultant
    -Philippe Vanrie, General Manager of European Bic Network
    -Aaron Demerson, Executive Director for the Office of the Governor-Economic Development and
    Tourism division, Texas
    -Olivier Desurmont, Founder of SINEO

    Creative Industries
    Moderated by Anamaria Wills, CEO of Creative Industries Development Agency and chaired by Antonio Fournier, ESL Group
    -GBS Bindra, Global Director of Innovation of Logica
    -Steve Manthorp, Artist and Serious Games Designer
    -Fabien Beckers, CEO of Kaméléon Technologies
    -Thierry Baujard, CEO of Peacefulfish
    -Didier Grumbach, President of Fédération de la Couture
    -Frederic Hasson, Chairman of European Game Developers Federation
    -Paul Bennett, CIO of IDEO
    -Mari Mineta Clapp *
    -Dominique Hummel, President of Futuroscope *

    18:00 > 18:45. Atlantia Congress Center – Breakout rooms
    TRANSATLANTIC GREEN PLATFORM OFFICIAL CLOSING, Moderated by Shellie Karabell, Executive Producer-Host “Desert Cities Business Report” & “Your Money Report” KMIR/NBC, President of Sunshine Media & Communication llc
    And Philippe Chalmin, Professor at Paris-Dauphine University
    -Rick Perry, Texas Governor
    -Jean-Louis Borloo, French Minister for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning *
    -Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Government (by satellite)
    -Lorraine Bolsinger, Vice President Ecomagination of GE
    -Kai-Oliver Kölmel, Vice President of Renewable Energy Division of Siemens
    -William Becker, Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project
    -Rafael Miranda of ENDESA

    19:00 > 20:30 Networking Opportunities – Hermitage Bar and Gardens

    21:00 > 23:00 Gala Dinner – Hermitage Hotel,

    23:00 > 0:00 Lounge Bar

    Day 2: Friday, June 6, 2008

    7:30 > 8:30 Atlantia Congress Center-Breakout rooms
    KNOW-HOW BREAKFASTS FOR LEVERAGING EUROPE’S ATTRACTIVENESS

    Knowledge, a magnet for FDI. Moderated by Jean-Luc Firmin, CEO of Invest in Western France Agency, co-organizer WIC
    -Philippe Lachapelle, Director of Wallonia Export and Investment Agency
    -Guy Diedrich, Vice Chancellor of A&M University, Texas
    -Marc Lhermitte, Partner Ernst & Young
    -Dimitar Nikolov, Marketing Director of Invest Bulgaria Agency
    -Paola Morris, Executive Manager of Agency for investments export and tourism regione piemonte
    -Peter Lemagnen, CEO of Oxford Intelligence

    Investing in Talent. Moderated and chaired by Pierre Hurstel, People Global Manager, Partner of Ernst & Young
    -George E. Martin, President of Saint Edward’s University, Texas
    -Philippe Suinen, CEO of Wallonia Export and Investment Agency
    -Albert Bressand, Executive Director of the Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy at Columbia University
    -Olivier Huart, President of BT France

    Networking Knowledge Clusters. Moderated by Nicholas Széchényi, Managing Director of Europa InterCluster, President European Institute for Regional Development and chaired by Pierre Dartout, Interministerial Delegate, Agency for Spacial Planning and Competitiveness (DIACT)
    -Kista Science City
    -Bill Boffin, Regional Development Agency Cluster
    -Serge Grégory, External Affairs Manager of PSA Peugeot Citroën
    -Art Kovacic, Institute for Economic Research
    -John Adams, CEO of Florida Enterprise
    -Promo Madrid
    -Mario Manzo*, Director of Torino Wireless Cluster
    -Senator Pierre Laffitte*, President of Sophia-Antipolis Foundation

    Public/Private partnership for fuelling R&D in regions. Moderated by Christian Saublens, Executive Director of EURADA
    -Maxime Bureau, GE
    -Carlos Martín Tobalina, General Director of Industry of the Regional Government of Castilla y León
    -Ilkka Lakaniemi, Head of GL Political Dialogue and Initiative of Nokia Siemens Networks
    -Patrick Mazeau, Manager Customer Led Innovation of the Xerox Innovation Group
    -DG research of European Commission
    -Tomas Lindel, Vice President Innovation of Whirlpool

    8:45 > 9:30 am. Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium (Plenary session)
    OFFICIAL OPENING

    Enhancing the transatlantic innovation platform. Moderated by Francis Bailly, General Manager European Global Accounts for GE
    -Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, CEO of Virgin Mobile and CEO of Croissance Plus
    -Pascal Cagni, CEO of Apple EMEA
    -Jean-Claude Gruffat, Global Corporate Bank, France, Belgium, Luxembourg
    -William Becker, Executive Director of the Presidential Action project
    -Warren Hellman, Member of the Government of California’s transition team and Economic Recovery Council
    -Jean-Martin Folz*, President of French Association for Private Enterprises, Former CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën

    9:30 > 10:45 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium
    CEO ROUND-TABLE : Brainpower in Europe, the driver for Growth, moderated by Shellie Karabell, Executive Producer-Host “Desert Cities Business Report” & “Your Money Report” KMIR/NBC, President of Sunshine Media & Communication llc
    -Philippe Carli, CEO of Siemens France
    -Pierre Verluca, Chairman of Vallourec Management Board
    -Dr. Hiroshi Tomono, President and Representative Director of Sumitomo Metal Industries Ldt
    -Catherine Kinney, Group Executive VP and Head of Global Listings of NYSE Euronext
    -Rafael Miranda, CEO of Endesa
    -Michel Combes*, CEO of TDF

    10:45 > 11:45 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium
    RECOMMENDATIONS TO EUROPE’S OFFICIALS
    Top executives and officials on stage for open remarks and recommendations

    Euromed Investment Conference
    -Mohamed Nouri Jouini, Minister of Development and International Cooperation of Republic of Tunisia

    Europe, towards sustainable and competitive Healthcare
    -Heinrich von Wulfen, Chairman COCIR

    Outstanding Transportation
    -Grégoire Olivier, Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President, Programs of PSA Peugeot Citroën

    Services and Innovation
    -Hubert Joly, President and CEO of Carlson

    Creative Industries
    -Antonio Fournier, ESL Group

    Knowledge, a magnet for FDI
    -Peter Lemagnen, CEO of Oxford Intelligence

    Investing in Talent
    -Pierre Hurstel, People Global Manager, Partner of Ernst &Young

    Networking Knowledge Clusters
    -Pierre Dartout, Interministerial Delegate of the Agency for Spacial Planning and Competitiveness

    Public/Private partnership for fuelling R&D in regions
    -Tomas Lindel, Vice President Innovation of Whirlpool

    California Tech Showcase
    - Jean-Bernard Guerrée, CEO of the CTS

    11:45 > 12:15 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium
    GLOBAL PLAYERS / GLOBAL OUTLOOK
    -Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman of Carlson
    -Thierry Morin, CEO of Valeo and President of French National Institute for Industrial Property

    12:15 > 13:00 Atlantia Congress Center-Auditorium
    EUROPEAN OFFICIALS’ STATEMENTS
    -Rudy Demotte, Minister-President of Wallonia
    -Albert Pintat, Prime Minister of Andorra
    -Representative of Spanish Government *
    -Dr. Žiga Turk, Minister for strategic development of Slovenia
    -Mr Pál Szabó, Minister of Economy and Transport
    -Christine Lagarde, French Minister for Economy, Industry and Employment

    13:15 > 14:45 Networking lunch – Awards. Hermitage hotel


    * to be confimed