• Lunch with Anne-Marie Idrac, Minister of Trade

    October 23 2008, 12:30 - 12:30
    Location: France-Ameriques: 9 Franklin Roosevelt 75008

    On October 23 AmCham had the pleasure of hosting an exclusive lunch with France's Minister of Trade, Anne-Marie Idrac, at France-Ameriques.
    The lunch followed our Oct 22 presentation and press conference of the annual Bain-AmCham Barometer on the French investment climate ("Le moral des investisseurs americains en France").  Ms. Idrac, one of whose top priorities is to enhance France's international competitiveness, explained France's efforts to improve the investment and trade environment. She answered questions and spoke about the problems raised in the Barometer.

    Prior to her appointment this year as Minister of Trade (Commerce Exterieur) Anne-Marie Idrac was president of the SNCF (2006-08) and President of the RATP (2002-06).  She has held several elective offices including Conseiller Regional for Ile-de-France (98-02), and Deputy for Yvelines (97-02).  She has also served as Minister of Transport, and in many high functions of the UDF party, including Secretary General.  She is a graduate of Science Po and ENA.