*"France's competitiveness in Europe and in the world. How will France
rise to the global challenge? Can regions make a difference?".
It's now early Autumn, your company will soon plan its operating budget
for next year. Top of mind is worry about the global economy, and
France's place in it. Will France be competitive? Will business
conditions improve, or only deteriorate? What must be done to assure a
prosperous New Year? Get answers to these questions, and more. Please
join us for an exceptional AmCham debate open to you, and your fellow
policy and business leaders:
*Tuesday, October 14, 6.30 PM*
*"France's competitiveness in Europe and in the world:
How will France rise to the global challenge? Can regions make a
*Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Strasbourg and Bas-Rhin
10, Place Gutenberg, Strasbourg*
Ø *Welcome address:*
Jean-Louis Hoerlé, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ø *Presentation of Ernst&Young's European Attractiveness Survey, 2008*, by:
Marc Lhermitte, Partner, International Location Advisory Services, Ernst
& Young and
Luc Julien-Saint-Amand, Partner, Ernst & Young Société d'Avocats,
regional director of Ernst & Young office for the Eastern part of France
Philippe Pfister (Rhine Center Site Leader, DOW Chemicals RheinCenter),
Patrick Dancourt (European Procurement Director, Steelcase International),
Jean-François Gsell (Director of Finance Europe/Asia, Daramic),
Robert Abrams (President, Capitol Europe) and
Adrien Zeller (President, Alsace Regional Council).
Ø *Moderators:* Philip Ellison and Vincent Froehlicher.
Ø A cocktail will follow for networking and continued discussion.
For the effective organization of this event, please make firm
*Friday,* *October 10, 2008*
by sending a mail to
Regional Chairman, Alsace Lorraine
American Chamber of Commerce in France