• 08:30

      Registration and Breakfast

    • 09:00

      Welcoming Remarks

    • 09:00

      Keynote Address: To the elections and beyond

      • Expectations of how the 2017 election result will impact France as an investment destination
      • Scenario analysis: Understanding the fiscal and economic landscape after the election
      • The implication of Brexit, a potentially positive factor for French M&A?
      Laurent Perpère
      Laurent Perpère
      Senior advisor, Paris , Brunswick
    • 09:20

      Keynote Presentation: M&A Trends in France & Europe

      Alain Bokobza
      Alain Bokobza
      Head of Global Asset Allocation , Societe Generale
    • 09:45

      Panel Discussion: Exploring the future of M&A to understand upcoming opportunities

      • How will strategic reviews by French acquirers spur M&A
      • What would be the impact of a potential new round of French State disposals?
      • Cross-border M&A in the Trump era of renewed global currency volatility
      • Understanding the impact of Protectionism on outbound investments
      • Chinese restrictions on foreign M&A: soft restrictions or hard limits
      • How to tailor a French M&A deal to fit with Chinese objectives
      • Looking at the JV opportunities with China: What are the challenges and benefits of partnerships?
      Louis Godron
      Louis Godron
      President , Argos Soditic France
      Jacques Buhart
      Jacques Buhart
      Partner , McDermott Will & Emery
      Monique Cohen
      Monique Cohen
      Partner , Apax Partners
    • 10:30

      Networking Coffee

    • 11:00

      Panel Discussion: Private equity prospects and market evaluation

      • What are the fundraising levels and appetite for funds in the markets?
      • How have the elections impacted interest in the region? Will this start to change now elections are over?
      • How to attract LP to this region? What needs to happen in the market?
      • Where are the opportunities and in which sector?
      • How private equity funds are planning to exit their investments in a volatile market? How to prepare effectively and what expectations should investors have?
      • Evaluation of IPOs in France
      • Deal focus: the impact of debt finance on PE buyers – has pressure subsided?
      Charles Diehl
      Charles Diehl
      Partner , Activa Capital
      Michel Paris
      Michel Paris
      CEO , PAI Partners
      Arezki Yaïche
      Arezki Yaïche
      Financial Journalist, Paris Correspondent , Mergermarket Group
    • 11:45

      Fireside chat: In conversation with business key leaders

    • 12:15

      Closing remarks

    • 12:25