Program

Thursday, December 7
8:00 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION

Reshaping Globalization

 

SPEAKERS

Gil RémillardFounding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

Ángel GurríaSecretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Honorary President, Conference of Paris

Anne HidalgoMayor, City of Paris

Gérard MestralletChairman of the Board, ENGIE; and Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Paris

Paul Desmarais, Jr.Chairman and Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada; Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Paris

10:00 AM PLENARY SESSION 1

The Global Economy: What can we Expect

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, the global economy is entering a new phase marked by a fourth Industrial Revolution and great economic and political uncertainty. What are the main paths to a new era of prosperity? Why is there so much uncertainty about the current economic recovery? How can we make inclusive growth a global reality?

 

INTRODUCTION

Pierre MoscoviciCommissioner, Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, European Commission

 

SPEAKERS

Shunichi MiyanagaPresident and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Jean LemierreChairman, BNP Paribas Group

Cecilia SkingsleyDeputy Governor, Riksbank

Jürgen GerkeCEO, Allianz Capital Partners

Yves PerrierCEO, Amundi

 

MODERATOR

David KeohaneCorrespondent, Paris, Financial Times

11:30 AM PLENARY SESSION 2

In collaboration with L'Oréal

Is Globalization Losing Ground?

Globalization has been a powerful force in recent decades, increasing wealth and reducing poverty at a global level. Despite these successes, the world is more fragmented than ever. How can we redefine globalization to counter growing inequality and the disappearance of the middle class? How can companies help improve the quality of life for people around the world? How can the digital economy kick start a new cycle of globalization?

 

INTRODUCTION

Jean-Paul AgonChairman and CEO, L’Oréal

 

SPEAKERS

Ángel GurríaSecretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Honorary President, Conference of Paris

Audrey AzoulayDirector General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Pascal LamyPresident Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; and Director-General, World Trade Organization (2005-2013)

 

MODERATOR

Nikos ChrysolorasBrussels Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

 1:00 PM LUNCHEON - CONFERENCE

PART 1 - SECURING A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE

 

SPEAKER

Isabelle KocherCEO, ENGIE

 

PART 2 - WHAT IF CITIES RULED THE WORLD?

 

SPEAKERS

Valérie PlanteMayor, City of Montréal

Marat KhusnullinDeputy Mayor, City of Moscow

 

MODERATOR

Ulysse GossetInternational Editorialist, BFM TV

3:15 PM PLENARY SESSION 3

In collaboration with MÉDEF and Accenture

The AI Revolution.

Artificial intelligence, which enables machines and software to behave like human beings, is causing technological and economic advances that will dramatically change the ground rules for many industries in the next few years. How can companies derive the most benefit from these new technologies? How can we ensure AI development receives sufficient funding? Should humans fear the rise of artificial intelligence?

 

SPEAKERS

Alexandre ZapolskyPresident and CEO, Linagora

Laurent StefaniHead, AI, Accenture

Ambarish MitraCo-Founder and CEO, Blippar

Jean-François GagnéCo-Founder and CEO, Element AI

 

MODERATOR

Benoît GeorgesHead, Ideas and Debates Department, Groupe Les Echos

3:15 PM PRIVATE WORKING SESSION

In collaboration with Altissia International

Digital Language Learning: An Essential Feature of a New Globalization

4:45 PM ROUND TABLE

In collaboration with Sanofi

Innovation and Technology: Fostering Inclusive Growth

The rapid spread of innovative technologies to a wide range of sectors has led to a dramatic increase in highly specialized knowledge, and created more complex technical and economic interstate relations. Why is it now compulsory for companies to create a culture of innovation? How can we ensure equitable global access to the most innovative technologies? What must we do to avoid creating a technological gap between developed and developing countries?

 

SPEAKERS

Ophra RebièreVice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi

Louis AudetPresident and CEO, Cogeco inc. and Cogeco Communications

Bernard SpitzPresident, French Insurance Federation; and President, International and Europe, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MÉDEF)

Stavros YiannoukaCEO, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

 

MODERATOR

Andrew W. WyckoffDirector for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

4:45 PM ROUND TABLE 2

In collaboration with Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (IOF)

Women and Youth Entrepreneurship: What Models Will Drive Inclusive Growth in the Global French-Speaking Community?

One of the main goals of the French-speaking community’s economic strategy is to promote equality between women and men in current economic processes where women all too often figure among the most marginalized groups. In the context of a scattered global French-speaking community with vastly differing economies, what entrepreneurship models should be developed to encourage women and youth to participate in the community’s economic processes? How can we make it easier for women and young people to access public and private markets? What must we do to ensure a common public policy approach to foster entrepreneurship among women and youth and stimulate inclusive growth?

 

SPEAKERS

Christine St-PierreMinister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Québec (MRIF)
Sophie L'HéliasPresident, LeaderXXchange; and Co-Founder, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

Marie-Christine OghlyPresident, Association of Female Business Leaders (FCEM)

Hissane GuyNational President, Entreprendre au Féminin Océan Indien Comores (EFOICOM)

 

MODERATOR

Nicolas-Louis BoëlCEO, Altissia International

Friday, December 8
8:00 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM PLENARY SESSION 4

In collaboration with ENGIE

Accelerating the Ecological Transition: With or Without the United States?

Given the environmental, energy and human challenges we now face, accelerating the ecological transition is an economic and social necessity and a global priority. How will the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement affect the fight against climate change? How can we change our resource management strategies? How will new, sustainable production patterns
evolve?

 

SPEAKERS

Philippe SauquetPresident, Gas, Renewables & Power and President, Strategy-Innovation, Total

Bridgette RadebeExecutive Chairperson, Mmakau Mining

Josu Jon ImazCEO, Repsol

Peter TeriumCEO, Innogy

Cedrik NeikeMember of the Managing Board, Siemens

H.R.H. Princess DjigmaCEO, ABZESOLAR; Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso for SDG’s and Climate Change; and Founder and Leader, The Initiative MAMA-LIGHT for Sustainable Energy

Mansoor HamayunCo-Founder and CEO, BBOXX

 

MODERATOR

Géraldine AmielParis Bureau Chiefs, Bloomberg

11:15 AM ROUND TABLE 3

In collaboration with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

How Can Economic Emergence Be Financed in the Global French-Speaking Community?

Developing countries in the French-speaking world, that are working hard to achieve ambitious sustainable development goals by 2030 as well as adapt to and combat climate change, must obtain significant funding if they are to transform their economies and consolidate growth. At a time of growing pressure on public finances, how can we ensure financing for the reforms and infrastructure necessary for their economic emergence? What strategies can be implemented to mobilize private investors? What types of partnership could speed up development in these countries, which have enormous potential for the development of the entire French-speaking world?

 

SPEAKERS

Michaëlle JeanSecretary General, International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

Mahamadou IssoufouPresident of Niger

Ameenah Gurib-FakimPresident of Mauritius

Adama KonéMinister of Economy and Finance, Côte d'Ivoire

Cheikh KantéMinister in charge of the Plan Émergent, Senegal

Halizatou Rosine CoulibalyMinister of Economy, Finance and Development, Burkina Faso

Benjamina Ramanantsoa RamarcelMinister in charge of Presidential Projects, Planning and Infrastructure, Madagascar

Mohamed KembouMinister Delegate to Economy and Finance, in charge of Budget, Mauritania

 

MODERATOR

Ali LaïdiAssociate Research Fellow, Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques (IRIS)

 11:15 AM ROUND TABLE 4

In collaboration with the International Institute of Economic Democracy

Where is Europe Going?

Against a backdrop of widespread distrust and increasing populism, Europe must find new impetus if it wants to show member states and their citizens that the EU is still relevant. What are the possible ways forward for the European Union? How will Brexit affect European treaties? What impact are new trade partnerships having on the European bloc?

INTRODUCTION

François Villeroy de GalhauGovernor, Bank of France

 

SPEAKERS

Hashim ThaçiPresident of Kosovo

Pierre GattazPresident, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)

Enrico LettaDean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSA), Sciences Po Paris; President, Jacques Delors Institute; and Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014)

Jean CharestPremier of Quebec (2003-2012)

James McCormackManaging Director and Global Head, Sovereign and Supranational Ratings, Fitch Ratings

 

MODERATOR

Álvaro Santos PereiraDirector, Country Studies Branch Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

12:30 PM SPECIAL ADDRESS

 

SPEAKER

 

12:45 PM CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

In collaboration with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

TOWARDS A NEW UNIVERSAL HUMANISM

 

SPEAKERS

Mahamadou IssoufouPresident of Niger

Ameenah Gurib-FakimPresidente of Mauritius

Michaëlle JeanSecretary General, International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

Maria do Carmo SilveiraExecutive Secretary, Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)

 

A GLOBALIZATION OF THREE ZEROS: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF ZERO POVERTY, ZERO UNEMPLOYMENT, AND ZERO NET CARBON EMISSIONS

 

SPEAKER

Muhammad YunusFounder, Grameen Bank; and Nobel Peace Prize 2006

 

MODERATOR

Gabriela RamosSpecial Counselor to the OECD Secretary-General and Sherpa to the G20, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
13:30 PM CLOSING RECEPTION
Thursday, December 7
8:00 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM INAUGURAL PLENARY SESSION

Reshaping Globalization

 

SPEAKERS

Gil RémillardFounding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

Ángel GurríaSecretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Honorary President, Conference of Paris

Anne HidalgoMayor, City of Paris

Gérard MestralletChairman of the Board, ENGIE; and Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Paris

Paul Desmarais, Jr.Chairman and Co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada; Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Conference of Paris

10:00 AM PLENARY SESSION 1

The Global Economy: What can we Expect

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, the global economy is entering a new phase marked by a fourth Industrial Revolution and great economic and political uncertainty. What are the main paths to a new era of prosperity? Why is there so much uncertainty about the current economic recovery? How can we make inclusive growth a global reality?

 

INTRODUCTION

Pierre MoscoviciCommissioner, Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, European Commission

 

SPEAKERS

Shunichi MiyanagaPresident and CEO, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Jean LemierreChairman, BNP Paribas Group

Cecilia SkingsleyDeputy Governor, Riksbank

Jürgen GerkeCEO, Allianz Capital Partners

Yves PerrierCEO, Amundi

 

MODERATOR

David KeohaneCorrespondent, Paris, Financial Times

11:30 AM PLENARY SESSION 2

In collaboration with L'Oréal

Is Globalization Losing Ground?

Globalization has been a powerful force in recent decades, increasing wealth and reducing poverty at a global level. Despite these successes, the world is more fragmented than ever. How can we redefine globalization to counter growing inequality and the disappearance of the middle class? How can companies help improve the quality of life for people around the world? How can the digital economy kick start a new cycle of globalization?

 

INTRODUCTION

Jean-Paul AgonChairman and CEO, L’Oréal

 

SPEAKERS

Ángel GurríaSecretary-General, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); and Honorary President, Conference of Paris

Audrey AzoulayDirector General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Pascal LamyPresident Emeritus, Jacques Delors Institute; and Director-General, World Trade Organization (2005-2013)

 

MODERATOR

Nikos ChrysolorasBrussels Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

 1:00 PM LUNCHEON - CONFERENCE

PART 1 - SECURING A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUTURE

 

SPEAKER

Isabelle KocherCEO, ENGIE

 

PART 2 - WHAT IF CITIES RULED THE WORLD?

 

SPEAKERS

Valérie PlanteMayor, City of Montréal

Marat KhusnullinDeputy Mayor, City of Moscow

 

MODERATOR

Ulysse GossetInternational Editorialist, BFM TV

3:15 PM PLENARY SESSION 3

In collaboration with MÉDEF and Accenture

The AI Revolution.

Artificial intelligence, which enables machines and software to behave like human beings, is causing technological and economic advances that will dramatically change the ground rules for many industries in the next few years. How can companies derive the most benefit from these new technologies? How can we ensure AI development receives sufficient funding? Should humans fear the rise of artificial intelligence?

 

SPEAKERS

Alexandre ZapolskyPresident and CEO, Linagora

Laurent StefaniHead, AI, Accenture

Ambarish MitraCo-Founder and CEO, Blippar

Jean-François GagnéCo-Founder and CEO, Element AI

 

MODERATOR

Benoît GeorgesHead, Ideas and Debates Department, Groupe Les Echos

3:15 PM PRIVATE WORKING SESSION

In collaboration with Altissia International

Digital Language Learning: An Essential Feature of a New Globalization

4:45 PM ROUND TABLE

In collaboration with Sanofi

Innovation and Technology: Fostering Inclusive Growth

The rapid spread of innovative technologies to a wide range of sectors has led to a dramatic increase in highly specialized knowledge, and created more complex technical and economic interstate relations. Why is it now compulsory for companies to create a culture of innovation? How can we ensure equitable global access to the most innovative technologies? What must we do to avoid creating a technological gap between developed and developing countries?

 

SPEAKERS

Ophra RebièreVice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi

Louis AudetPresident and CEO, Cogeco inc. and Cogeco Communications

Bernard SpitzPresident, French Insurance Federation; and President, International and Europe, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MÉDEF)

Stavros YiannoukaCEO, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

 

MODERATOR

Andrew W. WyckoffDirector for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

4:45 PM ROUND TABLE 2

In collaboration with Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (IOF)

Women and Youth Entrepreneurship: What Models Will Drive Inclusive Growth in the Global French-Speaking Community?

One of the main goals of the French-speaking community’s economic strategy is to promote equality between women and men in current economic processes where women all too often figure among the most marginalized groups. In the context of a scattered global French-speaking community with vastly differing economies, what entrepreneurship models should be developed to encourage women and youth to participate in the community’s economic processes? How can we make it easier for women and young people to access public and private markets? What must we do to ensure a common public policy approach to foster entrepreneurship among women and youth and stimulate inclusive growth?

 

SPEAKERS

Christine St-PierreMinister of International Relations and La Francophonie, Québec (MRIF)
Sophie L'HéliasPresident, LeaderXXchange; and Co-Founder, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

Marie-Christine OghlyPresident, Association of Female Business Leaders (FCEM)

Hissane GuyNational President, Entreprendre au Féminin Océan Indien Comores (EFOICOM)

 

MODERATOR

Nicolas-Louis BoëlCEO, Altissia International

Friday, December 8
8:00 AM REGISTRATION
9:00 AM PLENARY SESSION 4

In collaboration with ENGIE

Accelerating the Ecological Transition: With or Without the United States?

Given the environmental, energy and human challenges we now face, accelerating the ecological transition is an economic and social necessity and a global priority. How will the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Agreement affect the fight against climate change? How can we change our resource management strategies? How will new, sustainable production patterns
evolve?

 

SPEAKERS

Philippe SauquetPresident, Gas, Renewables & Power and President, Strategy-Innovation, Total

Bridgette RadebeExecutive Chairperson, Mmakau Mining

Josu Jon ImazCEO, Repsol

Peter TeriumCEO, Innogy

Cedrik NeikeMember of the Managing Board, Siemens

H.R.H. Princess DjigmaCEO, ABZESOLAR; Special Envoy of the President of Burkina Faso for SDG’s and Climate Change; and Founder and Leader, The Initiative MAMA-LIGHT for Sustainable Energy

Mansoor HamayunCo-Founder and CEO, BBOXX

 

MODERATOR

Géraldine AmielParis Bureau Chiefs, Bloomberg

11:15 AM ROUND TABLE 3

In collaboration with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

How Can Economic Emergence Be Financed in the Global French-Speaking Community?

Developing countries in the French-speaking world, that are working hard to achieve ambitious sustainable development goals by 2030 as well as adapt to and combat climate change, must obtain significant funding if they are to transform their economies and consolidate growth. At a time of growing pressure on public finances, how can we ensure financing for the reforms and infrastructure necessary for their economic emergence? What strategies can be implemented to mobilize private investors? What types of partnership could speed up development in these countries, which have enormous potential for the development of the entire French-speaking world?

 

SPEAKERS

Michaëlle JeanSecretary General, International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

Mahamadou IssoufouPresident of Niger

Ameenah Gurib-FakimPresident of Mauritius

Adama KonéMinister of Economy and Finance, Côte d'Ivoire

Cheikh KantéMinister in charge of the Plan Émergent, Senegal

Halizatou Rosine CoulibalyMinister of Economy, Finance and Development, Burkina Faso

Benjamina Ramanantsoa RamarcelMinister in charge of Presidential Projects, Planning and Infrastructure, Madagascar

Mohamed KembouMinister Delegate to Economy and Finance, in charge of Budget, Mauritania

 

MODERATOR

Ali LaïdiAssociate Research Fellow, Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques (IRIS)

 11:15 AM ROUND TABLE 4

In collaboration with the International Institute of Economic Democracy

Where is Europe Going?

Against a backdrop of widespread distrust and increasing populism, Europe must find new impetus if it wants to show member states and their citizens that the EU is still relevant. What are the possible ways forward for the European Union? How will Brexit affect European treaties? What impact are new trade partnerships having on the European bloc?

INTRODUCTION

François Villeroy de GalhauGovernor, Bank of France

 

SPEAKERS

Hashim ThaçiPresident of Kosovo

Pierre GattazPresident, Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)

Enrico LettaDean, Paris School of International Affairs (PSA), Sciences Po Paris; President, Jacques Delors Institute; and Prime Minister of Italy (2013-2014)

Jean CharestPremier of Quebec (2003-2012)

James McCormackManaging Director and Global Head, Sovereign and Supranational Ratings, Fitch Ratings

 

MODERATOR

Álvaro Santos PereiraDirector, Country Studies Branch Directorate, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

12:30 PM SPECIAL ADDRESS

 

SPEAKER

 

12:45 PM CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

In collaboration with the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF)

TOWARDS A NEW UNIVERSAL HUMANISM

 

SPEAKERS

Mahamadou IssoufouPresident of Niger

Ameenah Gurib-FakimPresidente of Mauritius

Michaëlle JeanSecretary General, International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF)

Maria do Carmo SilveiraExecutive Secretary, Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP)

 

A GLOBALIZATION OF THREE ZEROS: THE NEW ECONOMICS OF ZERO POVERTY, ZERO UNEMPLOYMENT, AND ZERO NET CARBON EMISSIONS

 

SPEAKER

Muhammad YunusFounder, Grameen Bank; and Nobel Peace Prize 2006

 

MODERATOR

Gabriela RamosSpecial Counselor to the OECD Secretary-General and Sherpa to the G20, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
13:30 PM CLOSING RECEPTION