2nd Worldwide Symposium of the Foreign Trade Advisors of France


For immediate release

Under the High Patronage of M. Laurent Fabius, Minister Foreign Affairs and International Development of France

Theme: “Vision 2025: Implications for our global community, the stakes and challenges of international business”

May 7 & May 8, 2015 in Miami

The second edition of the Worldwide Symposium of the CCEs (Foreign Trade Advisors of France), a global business forum, has once again succeeded in bringing together close to 600 CEOs as well as numerous world political and business leaders, coming from 50 different countries. For two days, they will share best practices, learn from each others’ experience and develop their network of partners, suppliers and customers through thematic panels and B2B sessions.

A forum in which 50 SMEs, selected by the network of the CCEs and their institutional partners, will also be participating with the objective to enrich their knowledge of the North American market and benefit from a unique international networking platform.
Alain Bentéjac, President of the National Committee of the CCE declared: “We are very proud to continue to reinforce the leadership position of the CCE internationally through this major event of our organization”.

The event is organized around 4 main directions:

- A global business forum to analyze and understand future trends and issues, and their impacts on the international development of businesses
- An opportunity to highlight new business models and share best practices to be successful in our international development
- A forum in which the selected SMEs will benefit from the mentoring of CCEs to penetrate successfully the north American market
- A unique international networking platform to interact and establish bridges among business leaders

With the participation of business figures such as:

- Fred SMITH, founder & Chairman of Fedex
- Hubert JOLY, CEO of Best Buy
- Adam GOLDSTEIN, president & COO of Royal Caribbean cruises
- Richard Dobbs, Director of the McKinsey Global Institute
- Clara Gaymard. President, General Electric France
- Frederic GAGEY, Chairman & CEO of Air France
- Claude IMAUVEN, President, St Gobain Construction
- Serge DUMONT, Vice Chairman, Omnicom Group

… and world political leaders:

- Matthias FEKL, French Secretary of State for foreign trade
- Pascal LAMY, former WTC Director General o
- General PETRAEUS, former head of the CIA, chairman of the KKR Global Institute
- Charles RIVKIN, US Assistant Secretary of State
- German Vargas LLEGAS, Vice-President of Colombia
- Paulo PORTAS, Vice Prime Minister of Portugal
- Several of the main French ambassadors in the Americas (North & South)
- Leaders from Business France, BpiFrance, French-American Chamber of Commerce, Medef

Paul Bensabat, founder and organizer of the worldwide Symposium added: “this Symposium has become the largest gathering of French CEOs abroad, and over the years, the uncircumventable event for International French trade”.

Summary information:
May 7 & 8, 2015
Conference center of Eden Roc Hotel
4525 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33140

For more information and to download the program:

About the CNCCEF:

The Foreign Trade Advisors of France (CCEs) form an active network of over 4000 men and women, CEOs of large companies as well as entrepreneurs, at the service of French companies around the world. Selected for their competence and their international experience, they are appointed for three years through a prime ministerial decree on the recommendations of the Minister of Foreign Trade. They have four main missions:

- Provide information, analyses and recommendations to public authorities
- Share their expertise with companies, in particular with SMEs, whom they sponsor and support on a voluntary basis in their international development
- Assist educational establishments in raising young people’s awareness of international careers
- Help to enhance the image of France abroad

To find about the latest CCE news, visit: www.cnccef.org

Press contacts: In France
Tel : + 33 (0) 1 53 83 92 90

In the United States :
North American Committee
Foreign Trade Advisors of France
Cell : 917-544-3444

Last modified on 11/05/2015

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