PROGRAM

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

 

9:00-9:30 am     NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

9:30-10:00 am      OPENING REMARKS

WELCOME by JEAN-MARC GAULTIER
President, French-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington, DC
OPENING REMARKS by H.E. GERARD ARAUD
Ambassador of France to the United States

 

10:00-11:00 am     OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
“2017 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRENDS THAT MATTER NOW”

LANNY S. COHEN
Group Chief Technology Officer, CAPGEMINI
 

11:15-12:30 pm     U.S. TAX REFORM
“WHAT TO EXPECT, HOW TO PREPARE”

GEORGE GANS
Partner, Deloitte Tax, LLP

 

 

12:30-1:30 pm     LUNCH BREAK & NETWORK

 

1:30-2:45 pm  PANEL CYBER SECURITY     
THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT 

JOHN GRIMM
Chief Strategist for Cloud and IoT Security – Thales e-Security
DAVID LASHWAY
Partner – Baker McKenzie
JEAN-MARC GAULTIER
Group Global Channel and Strategic Alliances Leader – Sogeti
Moderated by PAUL HADLEY
US National Security Correspondant – AFP
 
 

2:45-3:45 pm    DEBATE       
COMPARING LABOR LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE

PIERRE-ANDRE IMBERT
General Inspector of Finance – French Labor
Minister Myriam El Khomri’s Former Chief of Staff
ALEXIS HAWLEY
US Employment Law Specialist – Baker McKenzie
Moderated by JULIEN BOIS
Partner – Justin Bradley
 
 

3:45-4:45 pm   WORKSHOP        
MADE IN FRANCE / MADE IN THE USA

JEAN-NOEL BLANC
French Customs and Excises Counselor – French Embassy
CLAUDIA GARVER
Attorney-Advisor in Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings – US Customs and Border Protection
 

 4:45-6:00 pm     KEYNOTE ADDRESS    

DIFFERENCES IN BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT APPROACHES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE

PHILIPPE BOURGUIGNON
Vice Chairman Revolution Places; Executive Co-Chairman, Exclusive Resorts
Former Co-CEO World Economic Forum; Former CEO Club Med & EuroDisney
Interviewed by JEAN-LOUIS DOUBLET
News Editor for Business & Finance – AFP DC Office
 

6:00 pm     FRENCH WINE TASTING NETWORK

 

ATTEND THE FRENCH AMERICAN BUSINESS WEEK

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