Program

On Friday, the stress will be on the global world: what are the main characteristics of globalization? How can the world’s economic future be predicted? Is the scale of the countries still relevant under the constraints due to the world’s instabilities? Is growth an index of economic performances only or an index of well-being in overall?

On Saturday, 5 paths will allow us to determine on what underpinnings a country should be built. The 5 paths are the social contract, economic dynamism opportunities and policies, the territories, and the population. Discussions will be based on various experiences, profitable or not, international or local, in order to design the pillars of an ideal country. In between, there will be three debates focused on France. What perception of France – as natives or strangers – do we have? How can we reform France according to the key elements brought during the paths’ sessions. Does the World expect something from France?

On Sunday, we will gather the information that both Friday and Saturday will provide in order to link national challenges within a global world in a long run analysis. Therefore, the European Union, its concerns, and its future will start the day’s discussions. Additionally, the prospectives of international relations; the role of new technologies in the world (dis)order; the future aspects of power and leadership are the themes that will be tackled on Sunday.
We will conclude Les Rencontres économiques d’Aix-en-Provence by a focus on France in order to anticipate the role France will play in the hardly predictable world.

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The speakers of Friday 1 July

All the speakers

Agnès AUDIER

Partner and Managing Director

The Boston Consulting Group France

Biography

Hippolyte d’ALBIS

Membre

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Stéphanie ANTOINE

Anchor

France 24

Biography

Suzanne BERGER

Professor

MIT

Biography

Jean BEUNARDEAU

CEO

HSBC France

Biography

Ouided BOUCHAMAOUI

Nobel Peace Price 2015

Biography

Anton BRENDER

Member

Cercle des économistes

Biography

André CARTAPANIS

Member

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Pierre-André de CHALENDAR

Chairman and CEO

Saint-Gobain

Biography

Brahma CHELLANEY

Professor

Center for Policy Research

Biography

Kemal DERVIS

Vice President and Director of Global Economy & Development

The Brookings Institution

Biography

Tony ELUMELU

Founder

The Tony Elumelu Foundation

Biography

Sophie FAY

Nouvel Obs

Biography

Marcel FRATZSCHER

President

German Institute for Economic Research

Biography

Marcel GAUCHET

Historien et Philosophe

EHESS

Biography

Patrice GEOFFRON

Membre

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Isabelle GOUNIN-LEVY

Présentatrice, productrice

LCI

Biography

Roger GUESNERIE

Professor

Collège de France

Biography

Eric HANUSHEK

Senior Fellow

Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Biography

Sylvie KAUFFMANN

Editorial Director and columnist

Le Monde

Biography

Isabelle KOCHER

CEO

Engie

Biography

Eric LABAYE

Chairman

McKinsey Global Institute

Biography

Bruno LAFONT

Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors

LafargeHolcim

Biography

Pascal LAMY

Former Director-General

World Trade Organization

Biography

Jean-Yves LE DRIAN

Minister of Defence

France

Biography

Emmanuel LECHYPRE

Columnist

BFM TV and BFM Business

Biography

Lucas LLACH

Vice-President

Banco Central de la Republica Argentina

Biography

Jean-Hervé LORENZI

Président

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Christian MAKARIAN

Managing Director

L'Express

Biography

Mario MARCEL

Member of the Board of Governors

Banco Central de Chile

Biography

Jacques MISTRAL

Member

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Yves PERRIER

CEO

Amundi

Biography

Jean PISANI-FERRY

Member

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Mamphela RAMPHELE

Former Managing Director

World Bank

Biography

Peter RICKETTS

Former British Ambassador to France

Biography

Rodolphe SAADÉ

Vice-Chairman & Member of the Board of Directors

CMA CGM

Biography

Christian SAINT-ETIENNE

Member

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Il SAKONG

Chairman

Institute for Global Economics

Biography

Michel SAPIN

Minister of Finance and Public Accounts

France

Biography

Javier SOLANA

President

ESADEgeo

Biography

Mohamed SOUAL

Chief Economist

OCP

Biography

Akiko SUWA-EISENMANN

Member

Cercle des économistes

Biography

Marc VINCENT

Global co-head Coverage and Investment Banking, Member of the Senior Management Committee

Natixis

Biography

Hubert VÉDRINE

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

France

Biography

Philippe WAHL

Chairman and CEO

Le Groupe La Poste

Biography

The sites of Friday 1 July