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Basile ADER

Basile ADER

Partner, August Debouzy

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A member of the Paris Bar since 1988, he began his career at Henri Leclerc's firm. An expert in press criminal law, he founded Légipresse in 1986, of which he is now the editorial director. Since 1992, he has been teaching media law at the Institut Pratique du Journalisme in Paris Dauphine. From 1994 to 2010, he taught criminal law at the Bar Training School before sitting on the Paris Bar Council until 2012. In 2018, he joined Auguste Debouzy as a partner and was elected vice-president of the Paris Bar until 2019.

Debate 31 Conflict, media, justice: how to combine different timings?

Jean-Paul AGON

Jean-Paul AGON

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at L'Oréal

He joined the L'Oréal group in 1978 and made his career there. General Manager of Consumer Products in Greece, General Manager of L'Oréal Paris and then Germany, as well as of the Asia Zone, International Director of Biotherm, President and CEO of L'Oréal USA, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director in 2005, Managing Director in April 2006 and then Chairman and CEO in 2011. A director of L'Oréal since 2006, he is Chairman of the Strategy and Sustainable Development Committee. In 2022, he was appointed President of HEC Paris.

Debate 47 Working toward a form of sustainable capitalism that puts people first

Anne ASENSIO

Anne ASENSIO

Vice President Design Experience, Dassault Systèmes

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After studying art and applied art at ENSAAMA, she began her career at Renault in 1987 as a designer. In 1991, she made a name for herself with the Scénic concept car. But it was in the United States that she became a global figure in automotive design industry as she was appointed head of design for the General Motors brands. In 2008, she decided to join the Dassault Systèmes teams in order to redefine the group's design strategy, focused on innovation. Since 2017, she has been a member of the World Design Organization where she was a board member from 2019 to 2021.

Debate 14 Creativity, inventiveness: how to raise new ideas?

Yvan ATTAL

Yvan ATTAL

Screenwriter, actor

Passionate about cinema, he enrolled at the Cours Florent and began his acting career at the age of 20. A few years later, he won the Cesar award for most promising actor and the Michel Simon Prize for his role in "Un monde sans pitié" (1989). Following these experiences, he devoted himself to directing. In 2001, his first movie "Ma femme est une actrice" (My wife is an actress) was a great success. His work as a filmmaker was rewarded with a César nomination for his film "Le Brio" (2017). In 2021, he directed an adaptation of Karine Tuil's novel "Les Choses humaines" (Gallimard, 2019), and was nominated for a César in 2022.

Debate 36 To create: refinding the experience of sensitive time

Bernard ATTALI

Bernard ATTALI

Senior advisor for August Debouzy Avocats

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Bernard Attali is a graduate of Sciences Po and ENA. He has been the financial director of Club Med, chairman of the regional development agency of the Ile-de-France region, chairman and CEO of several insurance companies including GAN and chairman of Air France. He has also been a director on the board of several French and international companies including SNCF, CIC, BNP, Société Générale, Hôtels Méridien, Air Inter, La Poste, EuroTunnel and Baccarat.

Debate 59 The time of the economy versus the time of History

Jacques ATTALI

Jacques ATTALI

Economist, writer, founding president of Positive Planet

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A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique, enarque, writer and special advisor to French President François Mitterrand for nearly ten years. He is also the founder of four international institutions: Action Against Hunger, EUREKA, EBRD and Positive Planet, which promotes the positive economy and supports micro-entrepreneurs in poor neighbourhoods in France, Africa and the Middle East. Positive Planet is now the world's largest microfinance support institution. He is the author of more than 80 books, including "Une brève histoire de l'avenir" (Fayard, 2006) and is currently an editorial writer for the newspaper Les Echos.

Debate 54 Politics: the hostage of time?

Gilles AUGUST

Gilles AUGUST

Founding partner, August Debouzy

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Co-founder of August Debouzy with former diplomat Olivier Debouzy, he has been running the firm since 1995. A member of the Paris and New York Bars, he heads the Corporate department and practices in the areas of corporate law, commercial litigation, arbitration and criminal business law. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Driven by a modern vision of legal advice, he has always put his firm at the service of innovation and entrepreneurship, and has been assisting key players in the French and international economy for 25 years.

Debate 21 There are no easy successes or final defeats

Laurent BABIKIAN

Laurent BABIKIAN

Global Director Capital Markets at CDP

After graduating from IESE business school and obtaining a master's degree in economics from Paris Dauphine, he began his career with Banque Indosuez. A few years later, he co-founded a start-up incubator, where he supported innovative entrepreneurs. Building on this success, he created a consulting firm in Brazil while becoming one of the mentors of the NGO Endeavor. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Cercle de l'Expertise à Mission (CEM) and sits on the advisory committee of the Euronext Low Carbon 100 index and the French environmental label GreenFin.

Debate 52 Les actionnaires, pierre angulaire de la transition ?

Gilles BABINET

Gilles BABINET

Special Advisor to the Institut Montaigne on digital issues, co-founder of Isotope Energy

Entrepreneur since the age of 22, he has founded numerous companies in diverse fields such as consulting (Absolut), construction (Escalade Industrie), mobile music (Musiwave), co-creation (eYeka), decision-making tools (Captain Dash). In 2012, the European Commission appointed him "Digital Champion" for France. Today, he is a strategic member of the consulting firm EY, a member of the EDF Foundation and Learn Assembly, co-founder of Africa4Tech and Isitope Energy. He also publishes books on digital public policy and is co-chair of the National Digital Council.

Debate 19 Artificial intelligence: heaven or hell?

Andreea BACIU

Andreea BACIU

Chief Culture Officer, UiPath

She has a strong international experience, notably as Chief People Officer and VP Global Talent Development at UiPath. As Chief Culture Officer she is dedicated to increasing the engagement and development of employees and talent, promoting diversity, inclusion and belonging. She aims to drive positive change within the company while engaging stakeholders, nurturing a new generation of leaders, and fostering an interest in learning.

Debate 49 Travailler autrement : utopie ou projet de société ?

Raphaëlle BACQUÉ

Raphaëlle BACQUÉ

International reporter for the newspaper Le Monde

After training as a journalist, she began her career in 1992 at Le Parisien before joining Le Monde where she is currently a senior reporter. She also comments on political news in the programme "C dans l'air" on France 5. An expert in political news, she has published several books, including "Chirac président, les coulisses d'une victoire" with Denis Saverot (Editions du Rocher, 1995), as well as the investigative book "La Femme fatale", on Ségolène Royale's presidential campaign, co-written with Ariane Chemin (Albin Michel, 2007).

Debate 37 Political time versus the impatience of the people

Bertrand BADRÉ

Bertrand BADRÉ

Managing Partner and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital

CEO and Founder of the investment company Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, he works to finance projects likely to generate a positive impact in emerging countries. Managing Director of the World Bank until 2016 and former Chief Financial Officer of Société Générale and Crédit Agricole, he is the author of numerous articles and books on globalisation and the international financial system, including "Money honnie: et si la finance sauvait le monde?" (Nouveaux débats publics, 2016), or "Do we (seriously) want to change the world?" (MAME, 2020).

Debate 52 Les actionnaires, pierre angulaire de la transition ?

Christopher BALDELLI

Christopher BALDELLI

President of Public Sénat

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After graduating from the IEP of Paris, he was successively, from 1994 to 1997, an advisor in the office of the Minister of the Budget, the office of the Minister of Culture and Communication and then the office of Prime Minister Alain Juppé. Then, he joined the Lagardère group, and in 1999 took over the management of the daily newspaper "La Provence". In 2002, he worked at France 2 and was appointed Director General. In 2006, he became president of M6 Thématique within the M6 group. In 2009, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RTL group in France, and Vice-Chairman of the TF1 group. Since 2021, he has been President of the media company Public Sénat.

Debate 31 Conflict, media, justice: how to combine different timings?

Laurent BALLESTA

Laurent BALLESTA

Naturalist photographer, diver and marine biologist

A wildlife photographer from Montpellier, he holds a master's degree in biology and is the author of a dozen books of photography dedicated to underwater wildlife. He is also the co-creator of the Andromède Océanologie company, with which, since 2000, he has led several large-scale expeditions, which have revealed the evolution of rivers and oceans under the influence of humans. In 2021, he won the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year award from the Natural History Museum in London.

Debate 9 Le futur est dans le grand bleu !

Emmanuelle BARBARA

Emmanuelle BARBARA

Senior Partner, August Debouzy

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Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1993, she was managing partner of August Debouzy from 2001 to 2017 and created the the labor department. In 2012 and in 2018 she received the "Lawyer of the Year" award in labor law from Best Lawyer magazine. She teaches in Master II at the Sciences-Po Paris Law School and actively participates in the reflections on evolution of French labor law. She is a member of the board of directors of the Montaigne Institute and was a board member and approved qualified person of the French Central Agency of Social Security Organizations (ACOSS) between 2007 and 2017.

Debate 30 Is organisational time always compatible with individual time?

Fabrice BARDÈCHE

Fabrice BARDÈCHE

Executive Vice President of IONIS Education Group

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After graduating in classics, he began a career as a journalist and then became a teacher, notably at the Pierre and Marie Curie University. In 1987, he was appointed Executive Vice President of the IONIS Education Group and actively participated in its development as well as in the regionalisation of certain schools. He was at the origin of the creation of Epitech, Sup'Biotech and SUP'Internet as well as the Campus technologique which groups together engineering and technological expertise schools. In parallel to his functions, he continues to teach in various schools of the group.

Debate 50 Education : comment apprendre à se poser les bonnes questions ?

Marine de BAZELAIRE

Marine de BAZELAIRE

Group advisor on Natural Capital, HSBC

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Multimedia director of Excelsior, editorial director of Tiscali, then consultant at UNESCO, she joined HSBC in 2004 to deploy and structure its sustainable development policy in France, then in Europe. Thanks to her, the Group was awarded the title of "Best Western European Bank for Sustainable Finance" by Euromoney in 2020. She now advises HSBC on the management of its natural capital and has been appointed as an expert by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures, notably to measure the impact of financial companies on climate change and biodiversity.

Debate 26 Comment orienter l'économie et les entreprises vers la neutralité carbone ?

Gérard BEKERMAN

Gérard BEKERMAN

President of TARS

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A renowned academic, he began his career as an assistant to Raymond Aron at the Collège de France. He continued his career as a visiting professor at UCLA and the University of Paris 2 and is now co-director of the Essec Finance Chair. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and books on public accounts and international monetary and financial issues. He is also a graduate of the Ecole Normale de Musique, founding president of the Concours International des Grands Amateurs de Piano and president of the Long-Thibauld Foundation.

Debate 10 Is time still money?

Francesco BELLINO

Francesco BELLINO

Managing Director & Partner at BCG

Debate 27 Nourrir les Hommes, les nouveaux défis de l'agriculture

Amine BENAYAD

Amine BENAYAD

Managing Director & Partner at BCG

Debate 52 Les actionnaires, pierre angulaire de la transition ?

Marie-Hélène BENSADOUN

Marie-Hélène BENSADOUN

Partner, August Debouzy

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She has been a partner in August Debouzy's employment law department since 1999 and mainly advises on labour and social security disputes. She assists companies in negotiations with staff representatives and trade unions, redundancy plans, remuneration or in the event of collective disputes. She is also very active in the firm's projects, such as Start you up. Together with the other partners, she is also responsible for the development of the association project "Joséphine pour la beauté des femmes".

Debate 23 The glass ceiling in all its shards

Pierre BERGOUNIOUX

Pierre BERGOUNIOUX

Writer

A former student of the École normale supérieure and professor of literature, he is a committed writer and a sculptor with a passion for entomology. He has published numerous books, including "Catherine" (Gallimard, 1984), "La Casse" (Fata Morgana, 1994), and five volumes of his Carnets de notes (Verdier). He is talented author and he was awarded the Grand Prix de littérature de la Société des Gens de Lettres in 2002 and the Prix Roger-Caillois for the whole of his work in 2009. Often presented as a worker of time and silence, his latest work is entitled "La gorge" (Fata Morgana, 2022).

Debate 48 Libraries; memories of the future

Jean BEUNARDEAU

Jean BEUNARDEAU

Chairman, HSBC Continental Europe

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A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and holder of a DEA in economics from Sciences Po, he began his career at the Ministry of Finance, notably at the Treasury Department. In 1995, he became technical advisor to Alain Juppé, Prime Minister. In 1997, he joined the HSCB group and was appointed Head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Continental Europe, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC France from 2012. In 2021, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of HSBC Continental Europe.

Debate 10 Is time still money?

Fabrice BONNIFET

Fabrice BONNIFET

Sustainable Development & QSE (Quality-Safety-Environment) Director, Bouygues Group

An engineer, he has been the Sustainable Development & QSE (Quality-Safety-Environment) Director of the Bouygues Group since 2007 and is President of the College of Sustainable Development Directors (C3D). Committed to the ecological transition, he is one of the administrators of "The Shift Project", co-founder of a blog on the Contributive Enterprise. Recently, he co-authored a guide to help companies in their sustainable development approach: "Entreprise contributive, conciliating business and planetary limits" (Dunod, 2021).

Debate 26 Comment orienter l'économie et les entreprises vers la neutralité carbone ?

Quentin BORDET

Quentin BORDET

Co-founder and President Les Collectifs

Debate 61 Comment les jeunes vont changer le monde ?

Michaël BOUMENDIL

Michaël BOUMENDIL

CEO Sixième Son

Musician, composer and producer, he founded the Sixième Son agency in 1995 and invented the concept of sound identity and musical design for brands and companies. He created the sound identity of France Télécom in 2001 and the one of SNCF in 2005, as he became one of the most popular music designers in France. He exports his music around the world, notably by defining the international sound strategy of the Korean giant Samsung and its sound identity for mobile phones. In 2017, he moved to New York to develop the American market.

Debate 28 Imagining the company of tomorrow. part 2

Dominique BOURG

Dominique BOURG

Philosopher, Honorary professor at the University of Lausanne

Holder of a double doctorate - University of Strasbourg II (1981) and EHESS (1995) - he taught for a long time at Sciences Po and at the University of Technology of Troyes, before taking up a position at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). His research focuses on the ethics of sustainable development, the precautionary principle and participatory democracy. From 2000 to 2005, he participated in the Coppens Commission in charge of drafting the Charter of the Environment in the Constitution. Member of the orientation council of the think-tank La Fabrique écologique and of the scientific council of the Fondation Zoein.

Debate 17 The role of citizens in an ecological democratic society

Stéphane BRIZÉ

Stéphane BRIZÉ

Film director

Initially drawn to the dramatic arts, he then turned to acting and directing. He directed his first short film in 1993, "Bleu Dommage", which won a prize at the Cognac Festival. In 2009, he won the César for best adaptation with "Mademoiselle Chambon". Vincent Lindon, who plays the lead role, became his favourite actor. Stéphane Brizé has been nominated for numerous awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the César Awards, notably for his films "La Loi du marché" (2015) and "En Guerre" (2018). In February 2022, his film "Un Autre Monde" was released in cinemas.

Debate 49 Travailler autrement : utopie ou projet de société ?

Louis Albert de BROGLIE

Louis Albert de BROGLIE

President of Deyrolle, founder of the Festival de la Forêt et du Bois

After graduating from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion, he started to assemble a collection of tomatoes in 1992, which became the Conservatoire National de la Tomate. In 2012, he bought the Château de la Bourdaisière and transformed it into a biodiversity laboratory. Nicknamed "The Gardener Prince", he bought Deyrolle in 2001 and gave this institution back its initial vocation: education on contemporary environmental and societal issues. In 2013, he launched the project of an agroecological micro-farm, supported by the association "Fermes d'avenir".

Debate 13 To be amazed, contemplate: can we make time by wasting it?

Pascal BRUCKNER

Pascal BRUCKNER

Writer

A graduate of the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, he wrote his thesis -under the direction of Roland Barthes- on the utopian socialist Charles Fourier. In parallel to his literary activities, he taught at the University of San Diego in California, at New York University and at the IEP in Paris. From 1983 to 1988 he was a director of the association Action contre la faim. Since 1987, he has worked with the newspapers Le Nouvel Observateur and Le Monde. In 2014, he evoked his childhood with "Un bon fils" (Grasset). In 2022, he published "Dans l'amitié d'une montagne: Petit traité d'élévation" (Grasset).

Debate 10 Is time still money?

Yann BUCAILLE-LANREZAC

Yann BUCAILLE-LANREZAC

Founder of Café Joyeux

After several years spent in the family business in Paris, he decided with his wife and their children to move to Brittany, and in 2015 they opened the Castelbrac hotel in Dinard. Passionate about sailing, they created the Emeraude Voile Solidaire association to take people in precarious, irregular or disabled situations and Ephad residents out to sea. In 2017, they opened the first Café Joyeux in Rennes, where they employ people with autism or Down's syndrome. Now, more than 50 "joyful team members" are deployed in the 5 Cafés Joyeux in France.

Debate 47 Working toward a form of sustainable capitalism that puts people first