They have accepted to participate to the forthcoming edition on 25th and 26th April 2020
Alain Calmé, a graduate of Ecole Centrale Paris has been partner in charge of PwC Strategy Group in Paris for five years, after spending seven years at the Boston Consulting Group. Since 2010, Alain Calmé is the president of the Homair Vacances Group, renamed as European Camping Group in 2017. ECG is the European leader in camping and mobile home vacations. It enjoys an european customer base in France, Italy, Croatia and Spain.
Graduate of NEOMA / Rouen Business School, Philippe Castagnac is a chartered accountant and a statutory auditor. He built his entire career at Mazars and serving the profession. Philippe Castagnac has held several leadership roles early within Mazars, including Managing Partner of the Mazars office in Strasbourg from 1988 to 1998, Deputy CEO and then CEO and Chairman of Mazars in France from 2003 until 2012. At Group level, Philippe became member of the Group Executive Board and co-CEO of the Group in 2006. From 2011 to 2016, he served as CEO as well as Chairman of the Group. In 2017, Philippe was re-elected Chairman of Mazars’ Group Executive Board.
Graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Bordeaux, Bernard Cazeneuve quickly involved himself in politics. Member of Parliament for Manche, Mayor of Octeville from 1995 to 2000, then Mayor of Cherbourg-Octeville from 2001 to 2012, and resident of the Cherbourg Urban Community, he became Minister Delegate for European Affairs in 2012. The following year, he became Chief Secretary of the Treasury and then Minister of the Interior. In 2016, he was appointed Prime Minister. Simultaneously, Bernard Cazeneuve worked as a lawyer, notably as Counsel at August Debouzy from 2006 to 2007, where he has made his return in 2017.
A graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, an associate professor and doctor of mechanics, specialized in automation engineering and computer science, Bernard Charlès has been Chief Executive Officer since 1995 and since May 2016 Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors from Dassault Systèmes. Having joined Dassault Systèmes in 1983, he created the New Technologies, Research and Strategy department in 1986 before being named Strategy, Research and Development Director where he positioned Dassault Systèmes as a privileged partner for innovation. He is behind the concept of "Product Lifecycle Management" launched in 1999, and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform in 2012.
Guillaume Charlin leads Boston Consulting Group’s Paris office. He is a core member of BCG's Consumer practice. Since joining BCG in 1997, Guillaume has covered strategic and operational issues in consumer products, ranging from mass market to luxury and from food and beverage to fashion. Guillaume has deep expertise in developing brand and growth strategies for consumer products companies. His expertise touches on topics such as demand-centric growth, marketing effectiveness, go-to-market strategies, supply chain, large-scale transformation, and people strategy development. Before joining BCG, he worked at Arthur Andersen.
Laurent Choain est Chief People & Communication du Groupe Mazars, mais est avant tout un passeur entre les mondes professionnel et académique. DRH depuis 25 ans, dans l'hôtellerie de luxe, dans la banque et aujourd'hui dans l'audit et le conseil, mais aussi docteur en sciences de gestion, il est entre autres membre du conseil d'administration de la Peter Drucker Society. Il est animé par conviction que la qualité et la bienveillance du management, à tous niveaux de la société, est la grande alternative à la démagogie et à la tyrannie.
Graduate of Economics and the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Jean-Luc Choplin is an artist who develops and directs, from 1976 to 1980, the Musical Festivals of Sainte-Baume.
From 1978 to 1980, Jean-Luc Choplin was General Administrator of the Lorraine Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1980, he transformed the Roland Petit Ballet into a National Ballet and directed this institution. At the same time, from 1981 to 1984, he directed the cultural policy of the Regional Council of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, allowing the creation of vocational training institutions such as the School of Young Lyric Soloists and Lyric Choirs (CNIPAL ) In Marseille and Nice, the School of Dance of Marseille ... In 1984, he joined the Ballet of the Paris Opera and Rudolf Nureyev as General Administrator of Dance. In 2004, he was appointed General Manager of the Théâtre du Châtelet, which he directed for 14 years before becoming in 2018 Director of Théâtre Marigny. He is known for his bold, eclectic and innovative artistic policy.
André Compte-Sponville is a french teacher and philosopher. As a recognized author, he published many works with great clarity and pedagogy, which has helped making philosophy accessible to all: "Petit traité des grandes vertus" (published by PUF in 1995),or "C'est chose tendre que la vie" (published by Albin Michel in 2015). As humanist philosopher, he brought back the search for wisdom and has written about many classical themes, originally discussed by antic philosopher. Author of "The Being-time" whose foreword begins with "What is time? He particularly worked on the time of consciousness.
Boris Cyrulnik is a psychiatrist and a psychoanalyst, who oriented his searches toward clinic ethology. He took part in the Attali Commitee in 2007, about what is holding the growth back. Besides, he is a member of the Organization for the Right to die with dignity. Based on his findings for the Attali Commitee, he took himself the initiative to create the "Early Childhood Institute" in 2014, which trains professionals a way to take care of children sooner and better, according to their needs and particularities.
Axelle Davezac spent the first part of her career in various major industrial groups as chief financial officer. She then decided to put her experience at the service of the general interest by taking the leadership of the CRA from 2005 to 2016. She was also treasurer of the Comité de la Charte (2006-2012) and director of the IDAF and the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire of Strasbourg (2011-2016). Since 2015, she is a member of the board of directors of the Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations. In 2016, she joined the Fondation de France and became vice-president of France Générosités, a mandate that had already been entrusted to her from 2007 to 2013.
Jean-François Deleuze is Director of the National Center for Research in Human Genetics at CEA and Scientific Director of the Center for Studies of Human Polymorphism. He began his career at Rhône Poulenc then Aventis and finally Sanofi where he founded and directed the World Center of Human Genetics for 10 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of France Génomique and heads the GenMed laboratory of excellence dedicated to the development of personalized medicine. Jean-François Deleuze has played a key role in the development of the French Genomic Medicine Plan 2025. He is co-responsible for setting up and managing the R & D center (CREFIX).
Lawyer at the Court of Appeal of Paris (1981-1994 ), former Secretary of the Conference, Thierry Derez is since June 2008, President and Managing director of Covéa, first group of property and liability insurance in France. With more than 11 million members, more than 26 000 collaborators, a 15,5 billion euro turnover, Covéa gathers: mutual insurances of France (AM) of which he is Chairman of the Board since May, 2001, the Mutual Guarantee of the State employees (GMF) of which he is President and Managing director since June, 2001, MAAF Insurances of which he is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since June, 2005, MMA which he is Chairman of the Board since June, 2007.
Laurence DES CARS
President of the Musée d'Orsay
Laurence des Cars, general heritage curator and historian of the French art, is president of the museum of Orsay, where she started her career in 1994, and of the museum of the Orangery in Paris since 2017. She previously occupied prestigious responsibilities as scientific director of the agency France-Muséums in 2007 and French operator in charge of the development of Louvre Abu Dhabi. Specialist in the art of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century and teacher at the Ecole du Louvre, she has curated many exhibitions and is the author of several illustrated essays like The Pre-Raphaelism, an English modernism ( Gallimard, 1999); French art, the nineteenth century (Flammarion, 2008); Jean-Léon Gérôme, from painting to image (Gallimard, 2010); Louvre Abu Dhabi, birth of a museum (Flammarion, 2013) or The little Vallotton dictionary in 21 obsessions (RMN Grand Palais, 2013).
Executive Vice President, Hotels, F&B and Group Transformation, Groupe Barrière
Après avoir obtenu son baccalauréat à Paris, Alexandre Barrière-Desseigne décide de partir étudier à l’American University of Washington où il intègre le parcours “Business Administration”. De retour en France, il rejoint un parti politique français et participe à la campagne des élections régionales de 2010. Il est ensuite admis à l’ESSEC - en parcours MBA Hospitality Management. Il rejoint l’entreprise familiale où il intègre le département développement avec l’ambition de créer de nouveaux établissements Barrière. En 2018 il est nommé membre du comité exécutif puis membre du Comité de Direction en tant que Directeur de la Transformation et a pour mission d’aider le Groupe à faire face aux défis d’un monde en pleine mutation. En novembre 2018 il devient également Directeur Général Hôtellerie et Restauration. Il est nommé en tant qu’Administrateur du Conseil d’Administration en 2019.
Laurence Devillers is a computer science applied to social sciences teacher since 2011 at the Paris-Sorbonne University. She is a researcher at the LIMSI-CNRS (Computer Sciences Laboratory for Mechanics and Engineering Sciences) and leads the research team “Affective and social dimensions in spoken interactions”. Her research areas focus on man-machine relations, detecting emotions, oral dialogue and affective and interactive robotic. Since 2015, she is a member of the CERNA, the Allistene Alliance Commission of the Ethics of Research in Digital Science and technology. She is a co-writer of the report on ethics of the robotics researcher and leaded the report on ethics of the research on machine learning.
Alain Dinin has spent his entire career in real estate. In 2000, he creates Nexity with ten other executives. Chief executive from 2000 to 2002, he becomes in 2003 Chairman of the Board and then, in January 2004, Chief Executive Officer. In the framework of the dissociation between the positions of President and Chief Executive, he occupies since May 2019 a presidency with extensive functions. Alain Dinin is one of the leading players in this sector and he is one of the most committed, especially to defend the place and the role of the housing in the economy. Since 2005 he alerted public authorities about the housing shortage and launched in 2006 a charter to foster access to housing for first-time buyers.
Marlène Dolveck holds an executive MBA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and a Certificat d'Etudes Supérieures de Banque (a specialized Master’s degree in senior bank management) from Haute École de Commerce. She began her career teaching economics and then moved into business, holding positions at Crédit Agricole, the French postal group La Poste, and at La Banque Postale, where she headed customer relations for the West region and banking operations for the South-West, among other management positions. In 2017 Ms Dolveck moved to the retail arm of HSBC France, where she served as head of omnichannel banking and as a member of the executive committee.
Holder of a degree in Modern Literature and a graduate of the Training and Development Center for Journalists, Marie Drucker is a journalist and television presenter. After having started as a freelancer for magazines such as Le Figaro Grandes Ecoles, Women's Issues or Elle, she joined the Canal + group to participate in the i> television channel. She joined France Télévisions for programs such as Soir 3, the 20-hour newspaper, and Les Infiltrés from 2011. She is now a producer and a humanitarian worker, being the sponsor of Operation Flamme Marie-Claire. to help underprivileged girls access education. Ella directed debates at the Cité, including that of Simone Veil. She will be speaking for the first time on the theme "Time for others".
The great grandson of Émile Hermès, Axel Dumas represents the sixth generation of the Hermès family. Holding a Master’s in Law and Bachelor of Philosophy, Axel Dumas attended Sciences-Po Paris and is a graduate of Harvard Business School (AMP). After eight years at Paribas, based in Beijing and New York, he joined Hermès in 2003 as Auditor with the Financial Department of Hermès International and went on to become Retail Director for France. In 2006 he was named Managing Director of Hermès Bijouterie and, in 2008, was appointed Managing Director Métier Hermès Leather and Saddlery. From May 2011 to June 2013 he held the position of Chief Operating Officer. Since June 2013 Axel Dumas has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermès International.
Pierre-Alexis Dumas is a sixth-generation member of the Hermès family, and Émile Hermès’ great-grandson. After graduating in visual arts from Brown University in the United States, he joined the Hermès group in 1992 in charge of product development for both the Saint-Louis crystalworks and Puiforcat silversmiths. In 1993 he joined the house of Hermès to manage the group’s subsidiaries in Hong Kong and Taiwan and supervise the development of the market on the Chinese mainland, with the opening its first Hermès store in 1997. On returning to Europe as head the UK subsidiary, in 2002 he became artistic director of Hermès and, in 2005, member of the executive committee, overseeing creation across all the collections in harmony with his choice of annual theme. He established the Fondation Hermès in 2008 and introduced a number of initiatives including the Prix Émile Hermès and Hermès Éditeur in 2008, and artists’ residencies in Hermès manufactures in 2010. In 2016, he was appointed president of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, to promote creativity and know-how, and the spirit of beauty in usefulness.
Anouck Duranteau-Loeper a rejoint l’équipe d’Isabel Marant lors de la prise de participation de Montefiore en 2016 en tant que Directrice Générale Déléguée puis Directrice Générale. Diplômée de l’ESCP Europe en 2001, elle a d’abord travaillé en tant que consultante chez Mc Kinsey & Co. Elle a quitté ses missions de consulting en 2004 pour rejoindre LVMH en tant que Chef de Projet Stratégie et Opérations dans la division Mode. Pendant son parcours chez LVMH, elle a travaillé, entre autres, sur la redéfinition de la stratégie chez Loewe, puis sur la préparation de l’arrivée de Phoebe Philo chez Céline. Nommée ensuite Directrice de la division Accessoires Cuir, elle a accompagné Phoebe Philo dans le développement des collections pendant 6 ans. Juste avant de rejoindre l’équipe Isabel Marant elle a passé 2 ans chez Paco Rabane Mode en tant que CEO.
Sylvain Duranton is a core member of the Marketing, Sales & Pricing; Consumer; and Technology, Media & Communications practices at The Boston Consulting Group. Since joining BCG in 1993, Sylvain has advised clients in a number of sectors, including railways, airlines, construction and infrastructure, telecom, media, and energy. He has deep knowledge and expertise in pricing, marketing and sales, and travel and tourism. Sylvain’s focus is on high-impact transformation programs, vision and strategy work, and improvement programs in pricing, marketing, and sales. He pushes for the full immersion of BCG teams into clients’ operational teams to deliver impact. Before joining BCG, Sylvain was a consultant with Orgaconseil.
Daniel Elalouf est Co-fondateur et Directeur Général de Montefiore Investment, qui est devenu en 15 ans la référence de l'investissement dans les sociétés de services et une des firmes d'investissement les plus performantes au monde. Daniel a réalisé une quinzaine d'investissements dans des sociétés de Tourisme et de services B-to-B.
Daniel a démarré sa carrière au sein du Groupe France Telecom. En 1996, il rejoint Permira en tant que Principal, où il participe à de nombreux investissements dans le secteur de la Technologie en Europe.
Daniel Elalouf est ingénieur du Corps des Mines, diplômé de l’Ecole Polytechnique et de Telecom Paris, ainsi que d’un MBA de Harvard Business School.
Raphaël Enthoven graduated from the ENS and is a qualified teacher in Philosophy. He founded the Université populaire de Caen with Michel Onfray. He hosted programs on France Culture: "Les Vendredis de la philosophie", "Les nouveaux chemins de la connaissance" or "Le gai savoir". He has left France Culture for Europe 1 in 2015 and now takes part every day in the morning show of Thomas Sotto. He was also a lecturer at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. He has just published "Little Brother" (Gallimard), which "compiles some of his articles appeared in Philosophy magazine.".
As a doctor specialising in sports biology and nutrition, committed environmentalist, Jean-Louis Etienne has taken part in numerous expeditions to the Himalayas, Greenland and Patagonia. In 1986, he became the first man to reach the North Pole solo overland. In 1989-1990, he was co-leader alongside Will Steger of the international Transantarctica expedition, which used dog sleds to make the longest overland crossing of Antarctica ever accomplished. He led a number of education-oriented scientific expeditions to raise public awareness of the Polar regions and to learn more about their impact on the Earth’s climate and life forms. In April 2010, he made the first crossing of the Arctic Ocean with a balloon rozière. His last book called "Dare autonomy" was published in 2019.