Franco-British Finance Summit Video

On the 15-16th of March 2013, the Franco-British Connections organised a joint French-UK event comparing the financial sectors of both countries. This event was organised by students of ESSEC (one of the top business schools in France) and many of the other top universities in France and Great-Britain.

For this weekend, over 80 students came together for two days of keynote speeches, networking, discussion workshops and evening entertainment. The highlight of the event was a reception in the beautiful Salons of the “Residence de l’Ambassadeur”, hosted by H.E. Sir Peter Ricketts, Ambassador of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland to France.

Students were addressed by Mr. Pierre Tapie (President of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles), and Sir Howard Davies (former Director of the LSE and former executive Chairman of the FSA), who gave their views on the financial sectors of France and Great-Britain. Following this, students were involved in one of 6 workshops along with 10-15 other students in which they discussed one of the proposed themes on our website with senior academics, public figures and industry participants.