PROGRAM

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018

 
9:00-9:15 am      WELCOME COFFEE
 
9:30-11:00 am       SPEED NETWORKING
DON’T MISS A DYNAMIC AND USEFUL SPEED NETWORKING SESSION.
BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS AND YOUR MOST POSITIVE ATTITUDE!
 
11:30 am-12:15 pm      KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SCOTT TICKNOR
ACTING SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, COMMERCIAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
 
 
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm      LUNCH & NETWORK
 
1:15 – 2:00 pm      KEYNOTE SPEAKER: AMBASSADOR THOMAS R. PICKERING
VICE-CHAIR OF HILLS & COMPANY
 
2:15 – 3:30 pm      PANEL
IS FRANCE BACK? ASSESSING THE MACRON REFORM AGENDA & ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS

Moderated by VÉRONIQUE DE RUGY
Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

JIMMY BENAUDIS
Partner and French Business Network Global Head, EY

LAURE PALLEZ
Deputy Economic Counselor, Embassy of France

THIERRY TRESSEL
Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund

GARRETT WORKMAN
Director, European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 
4:00 – 5:30 pm      PANEL
THE FUTURE OF FRANCO-AMERICAN COOPERATION IN THE ERA OF PRESIDENTS MACRON AND TRUMP

Moderated by PHILIP CROWTHER
White House Correspondent, France 24

FRANCES G. BURWELL
Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative, The Atlantic Council

ROBIN SIMCOX
Margaret Thatcher Fellow, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation

KENNETH R. WEINSTEIN
President and CEO, The Hudson Institute

ADRIEN FRIER
Counselor, EU, Human Rights, Death Penalty, Central and Eastern Europe, Embassy of France 

 
5:30 pm      H.E. GÉRARD ARAUD, Ambassador of France to the United States
CLOSING REMARKS
 
7:00 – 9:00 pm       EXCLUSIVE CLOSING RECEPTION “AU CHAMPAGNE DE VIGNERONS” AT THE RESIDENCE OF THE AMBASSADOR OF FRANCE
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TO THE CLOSING RECEPTION
 

Please note that for security reasons, no parking will be allowed inside the Embassy. Street parking is available, however, we highly recommend a car-share or taxi service.

 

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