The Franco-British Digital Conference took place on Thursday 12 November at One Great George Street, from 08.30 to 05.00pm and tackled the following themes:

1. Small meets Big - Digital Transformation

Presentation of case studies followed by a Q&A session

2. Scaling up: become big or join big? 
 Presentation of case studies followed by a Q&A session

Goals/objectives

•   Bring together major French and British digital players, large companies which are leading the way in terms of digital transformation as well as innovative start-ups.

•    Provide a platform of network, sharing knowledge and expertise as well as opportunities to developp their business and possibility of B2B meetings. 



ABOUT THE ORGANISERS


 




Established in 1883, our Chamber is part of a network of 113 French Chambers of Commerce Abroad (CCI France International) and is one of the top French Chambers worldwide. We are also the largest Foreign Chamber in the UK in terms of both turnover and range of services offered. The size of our network and its diversity – we have 600 members, ranging from SMEs to blue chip companies, with 40% non-French representatives – contribute significantly to our reputation and success. Our policies are guided by a Board of 18 Directors, responsible for all major decisions concerning the Chamber’s strategy, as well as an Advisory Council of 66 councillors, who help to increase the visibility and the efficiency of the Chamber.

Our main aims are to provide a platform for exchange and networking at the service of Franco-British firms in the UK, to promote our members’ interests to key decision makers and to help develop economic and commercial relations between France and the UK.Our Business Consultancy, Company Set up, Incubator and Recruitment services provide both British and French companies with a large range of bespoke professional services. The 60 events we organise every year, with personalities from the British and French political, academic and business worlds, offer great opportunities for our members to expand their network of contacts and develop their businesses.
Additionally, our Forums and Clubs, focusing on issues or sectors such as Human Resources, Climate Change, Cross-Cultural Relations, Finance, Legal, Luxury, SMEs/Entrepreneurs and Women’s business network offer our members dedicated platforms to share experiences and best practice at the highest level of management. Finally, we take pride in the quality of our publications, including our magazine INFO, our members’ directory, The HR Guide, a practical approach to Human Resources in Great Britain,  and a Cross-Cultural Relations Booklet as well as a wide range of e-newsletters. They all provide a wealth of information and help promote the interests of the Franco-British business community. For more information please visit www.thefrenchchamber.co.uk


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The French Embassy’s role is to inform the French government about British policy, both domestic and foreign ; to represent and defend French foreign-policy positions with the British authorities, notably the Foreign Office and to participate in the organization of official visits to the United Kingdom ; and to promote relations between France and the United Kingdom in all sectors. 










 

The Franco-British Council was created on the joint initiative of Président Georges Pompidou and Prime Minister Edward Heath, when Britain joined the European Community. The FBC aims to promote better understanding between Britain and France by bringing together experts from the worlds of culture, science, the arts, education, politics and business to debate topical subjects and produce recommendations. Recent seminars have included senior government Ministers and have tackled common areas of interest such as the possible impact of devolution on Franco-British relations; the bilateral Defence relationship; the significance today of the Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen; Climate change in preparation for COP21; Older people in the workforce, as well as Europe and where the UK stands. Our Annual Defence Conference has become a firm fixture in the bilateral calendar and our dedicated Defence Website provides a forum for the exchange and cross fertilisation of ideas. Reports on all the debates are available from francobritishcouncil.org.uk
 






FrenchConnect London is the most exclusive invite-only club for French Digital Leaders in London. Our elite group of tech entrepreneurs and investors have access to high-level networking opportunities and exclusive events all year long. Launched 9 months ago by 3 French Entrepreneurs living in London (Stephanie Bouchet, Albin Serviant and Alexandre Sagakian), the Club now has more than 80 members and has received some great press coverage in Le Figaro, Le Monde, Challenge or Frenchweb. Previous member-only events include breakfast with Axelle Lemaire (French Minister for Digital Affairs), private dinners with Gerard Grech (Tech City), Brent Hoberman (Lastminute), Jean Bourcereau (France Digitale), Bernard Liautaud (Balderton), Philippe Botteri & Fred Destin (Accel Partners), Benjamin Faes (Google) and Julie Meyer (Ariadne), Julien Cordorniou (Facebook). Upcoming events will welcome Stéphane Distinguin (FaberNovel), Cédric Hutchings (Withings), JD Chamboredon (ISAI), François Fillon and Her Excellency Sylvie Bermann (Ambassador to the United Kingdom).