Program

 

Friday, June 21

VIP exclusive event

   5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

   TBD

Keynote speech & Cocktail

   7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

   TBD

Saturday, June 22

Conference

   8:00 am - 6:00 pm

   Station F | 55 Boulevard Vincent Auriol - 75013 Paris

8:00 am - 9:00 am:    Registration & Welcome breakfast

9:00 am - 9:30 am:    President's welcome

9:30 am - 11:00 am:   Education Roundtable

11:00 am - 11:30 am:  Coffee break

11:30 am - 1:00 pm:   Social Economics Roundtable

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm:    Lunch break

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm:   Business Roundtable

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm:   Politics Roundtable

Cocktail

   7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

   Cercle de l'Union interalliée | 33 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré - 75008 Paris

Sunday, June 23

Cultural activities

   TBD

   TBD

Discover the venues

 

Station F

Saturday's conference will take place at Station F, world’s largest startup facility. The 34,000 m2 incubator opened in 2017 and houses more than 3,000 desk spaces, 8 event spaces, a fablab, a pop-up store, restaurants and a wide range of other features. It aims at gathering in a single space entrepreneurs, investors, companies, mentors in order to bring together a traditionally scattered ecosystem.

Station F is located in the Halle Freyssinet, a 310-meter long, 58-meter wide former rail freight depot first opened in 1929. The original building, an outstanding historical monument with an exceptionally light load-bearing structure, was extensively remodeled by award-winning agency Wilmotte & Associés to meet the needs of this gigantic project.

Cercle de l'Union interalliée

The Saturday evening cocktail will take place at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, a harbor of peace in the heart of Paris with magnificent salons, splendid gardens and rich century-old history.

Created in 1917, when the United States officially entered World War I, the Cercle de l’Union interalliée was established as a place of welcome providing moral and material resources to the officers and personalities of the Allied nations, in order to develop the allied life that had just begun. The Union interalliée settled in a splendid private mansion, the 18th-century gem hôtel Henri de Rotschild.

Between and after the wars, the Cercle interallié became the regular host of sovereigns and heads of state passing through Paris and a focal point of Parisian literary life, where figures such as Paul Valéry, André Gide, Jean Giraudoux, Paul Claudel and André Malraux met regularly.

Today, the Cercle is a prominent venue of exchanges between the French and international elite and offers its members and their guests the possibility of cultivating friendship through many activities, remaining a reference thanks to the timeless art of fine living that it proposes.