Jean-Pierre Clamadieu opens the Conference of Paris 2021

By ENGIE - 24 November 2021 - 16:59

From November 30 to December 1, the Conference of Paris - Forum of the Americas will take place with the theme: "A world in transition". As every year, ENGIE is a premium partner. This 2021 edition will be a hybrid one: in person at the OECD, with the public and speakers on stage, and digital with a live relay of the event. Jean-Pierre Clamadieu will open this 2021 edition. Claire Waysand, Didier Holleaux and Anne-Laure de Chammard will represent ENGIE throughout these 2 days. Finally, masterclasses with Group employees will be offered to students attending the event.


Following COP26, and after the Nature Congress and the Climate Week in New York, the Conference of Paris, held by the Americas Forum at the OECD, is an opportunity for business leaders, investors and institutions to come and share their concrete solutions in terms of decarbonization for a greener capitalism. 

What investment strategies to achieve Net Zero Carbon goals? How can a company create a positive and sustainable impact on its ecosystem? What is the energy revolution? How is mobility being transformed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? These are all questions that will be addressed and discussed during the two-day conference, and to build a more sustainable world. 


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During 2 days, our speakers will participate in panels chosen for their strategic subjects for ENGIE.


Tuesday 30th November

  • 09:00 am: opening session

Welcoming remarks: Matthias Cormann, Secretary General, OECD
Talk Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman of the Board, ENGIE with Karen Tso, Anchor, CNBC


  • 4:00 pm:


Sarah Friar, CEO, Nextdoor
Jean-Marie Tritant, Chairman and CEO, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Manny Maceda, CEO, Bain & Company
Claire Waysand, Executive Vice President, in charge of Corporate Secretariat, Strategy, Research & Innovation and Communication, ENGIE


Wednesday, December 1st

  • 11:00 am: 


Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy, Schneider Electric
José Luis Manzano, President, Integra Capital 
Shunichi Miyanaga, Chairman, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Kristina M. Johnson, President, Ohio State University
Didier Holleaux, Executive Vice President, ENGIE  


  • 14:00 pm: 


Catherine Guillouard, Chairwoman and CEO, RATP 
Alan Chan, Chairman, Land Transport Authority of Singapore 
Andy Byford, Commissioner of Transport for London
Anne-Laure de Chammard, Managing Director Energy Solutions International, ENGIE



Masterclass for students

The principle of masterclasses, initiated with the 2019 edition, is repeated this year to allow the audience to be enlarged to a younger audience of influence and to encourage exchanges with speakers of business expertise of our group. 


Tuesday, November 30th

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm:

Can you be an activist and work in a CAC40 Group? 
Clément Tremblay, CSR Political manager, head of Climate Group



  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm: 

The CO2 budget, the new KPI for committed companies
Laure Philippon, Sustainable Finance and CSR Transformation Director, ENGIE


  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm:

Is gas a fossil energy like any other?
Audrey Quehen, Managing Director External relations, ENGIE


  • 4:30 pm-5:30 pm:

The new challenges of corporate governance in large companies 
Bertrand Richard, special advisor, Spencer Stuart


Wednesday, December 1st

  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm:

United States-China-Europe: the new diplomatic deal
Didier Le Bret, diplomat and associate, ESL


  • 4:30 pm-5:30 pm:

"Research and women, a story in progress
Elodie Lecadre, Lead Scientific Advisor Département Technologique ENGIE