Agenda

Saturday, April 22, 2017

12 pm - 8 pm
Registration Open
Westin Vendôme

6 - 8 pm
Welcome Reception
Vendôme Winter Garden
Dress: business casual
Sponsored by: Médiatique International and ISPE

Welcoming Remarks
Matthew A. McMillan, Conference Co-Chairman, BuzzMaker (USA)
Marc Bousquet, Conference Co-Chairman, Médiatique International (France)

Recent Polling
In France, polling results from just before the election cannot be published. We will be the first to hear about results of a new, last minute poll.

  • Yves Marie Cann, Director of Political Studies of Elabe, one of Frances main polling institutes (France)
  • Emmanuel Dupuy, professor, Université Paris Sud, founder and president, Institute for European Perspective and Security (France)
  • Paul Azibert, Special Assistant to Marc Bousquet, Médiatique International (France)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Dress: casual with comfortable walking shoes.

7 am - 9 am
Registration Open
Breakfast Provided for Hotel Guests

8:15 am
Buses Depart Hotel

8:30 am - 12 pm
Visit Polling Locations

12 pm - 1:45 pm
Lunch on your own

2 pm - 3 pm
The Napolén, Westin Vendôme
Keynote Address: Using Digital Tactics in a Populist Movement

  • Moderator: Kurt Luidhardt, Vice-President, Prosper Group (USA)
  • Kristen Luidhardt, former Trump for President Digital Strategist, current president, Prosper Group (USA)

3 pm - 4 pm
Discussion Panel: A Whole New France and Whole New World - Politics in the Age of Populism

  • Moderator: Eric Schnurer, president, Public Works, LLC (USA)
  • Jose Luis Sanchis, partner, Médiatique International (Spain)
  • Eryk Mistevicz, communications specialist, President Andrzej Duda (Poland)
  • Necati Ozkan, president, OYKU Dialogue International (Turkey)
  • Igor Mintusov, founder, Niccola M Group, (Russia)
  • François Lafond, professor at Science Po, Institute Lecanuet (France)
  • André Bercoff, journalist, author, political analyst, and editorialist (France)

5 pm
Meet at Hotel Entrance for visits to Presidential Candidate Headquarters and election night events.
Dress: business casual

5:10 pm
Buses depart hotel

6:45 pm
Arrive at Hôtel de l’Industrie

Exclusive Exit Poll Briefing

  • Moderator: Marc Bousquet, president, Médiatique International (France)
  • Jean-Christophe Gallien, CEO, ZENON Public Affairs, president, UrbanAktors, professor, La Sorbonne University (France)
  • Sebastian Couderc, CEO, Shigan Communications and BPT Advisors Affiliate (France)
  • Emmanuel Dupuy, professor, Université Paris Sud, founder and president, Institute for European Perspective and Security (France)
  • Philippe Reiller, editor in chief, Lettre de l’Expansion (France)
  • Paul Azibert, special assistant to Marc Bousquet, Médiatique International (France)

7:45 pm - 11 pm
Dinner and Election Night Watch Party

Monday, April 24, 2017

7 am - 9 am
Breakfast Provided for Hotel Guests

Dress: business casual

9:30 am - 10:45 am
Analysis of French Election Round One and what it means for Round Two Predictions

  • Moderator: Marc Bousquet, president, Médiatique International (France)
  • Eddie Ait, Regional Conselor (France)
  • Jean-Christophe Gallien, CEO, ZENON Public Affairs, president, UrbanAktors, professor, La Sorbonne University (France)
  • Bruno Jeanbart, deputy chief executive, Opinion Way (France)

10:45 am - 11 am
Coffee Break

11 am - 12 pm
How Election Results will Affect the International Stage

  • Moderator: Harold Hyman, C News (France)
  • Emmanuel Dupuy, professor, Université Paris Sud, founder and president, Institute for European Perspective and Security (France)
  • Moussa Mara, former Prime Minister of Mali (Mali)
  • Appolinaire Aya, Director of Communications for Congo's Ambassador to France, Advisor to President Sassou N'Guesso (Congo)
  • Antoine Colonna, editor in chief, Valeurs Actuelles (France)
  • Fabrice Pozzoli-Montenay, secretary general, Association of European Journalist (France)

12 pm - 1 pm
Big Data: Running a Data Driven Campaign in a Restrictive Legal Environment

  • Moderator: Matthew McMillan, president, BuzzMaker (USA)
  • Arthur Muller, co-founder, Liegey Muller Pons (France)
  • Toni Cowan-Brown, vice-president, NationBuilder (UK)
  • Gilles Babinet, Digital Champion of France to the European Commission, former director general, National Digital Directorate - Conseil National du Numérique (France)
  • François-Bernard Huygue, CEO, Huygue Infostrategie, research director, International and Strategic Relations Institute (France)

1 pm - 2 pm
Luncheon at the Hotel

2 pm - 3 pm
Panel: Under Fire: What Role Did the Media Play in Shaping Opinion?

  • Moderator: Eric Schnurer, president, Public Works, LLC (USA)
  • Harold Hyman, journalist, C News (France)
  • Jose-Manuel Lamarque, journalist, France Inter Radio (France)
  • Henri Weill, former editor in chief, RFO, professor, Ecole Supérieur du Journalisme et à l’ENA (France)
  • Bruno Fuchs, CEO, Image and Stratégie (France)
  • Brice Couturier, author and journalist (France)

3 pm - 4:15 pm
The Digital Campaign: How the Internet Swayed French Voters

  • Moderator: Matthew McMillan, president, BuzzMaker (USA)
  • Eve Zuckerman, deputy digital director, Alain Juppé campaign (France)
  • Arnaud Dassier, Demeter (France)
  • Pierre Vallet, CEO, R7 (France)
  • Alain Dolium, former digital expert, MODEM, currently with Les Centristes (France)
  • Edouard Fillias, CEO, Jin Communications Company (France)
  • Jean-Christophe Gallien, CEO, ZENON Public Affairs, president, UrbanAktors, professor, La Sorbonne University (France)
  • Nicolas Lesage, director of cabinet, Marine Le Pen (France)
  • Sophia Chikirou, communications director, Jean-Luc Mélenchon campaign (France)

4:15 pm - 5 pm
The Pollsters: Did They Finally Get It Right? What Happens in Round 2?

  • Marc Bousquet, president, Médiatique International (France)
  • Emmanuel Dupuy, professor, Université Paris Sud, founder and president, Institute for European Perspective and Security (France)
  • François Miquet-Marty, CEO, Via Voice (France)

5 pm - 6 pm
Break to prepare for evening Gala
Dress: business attire

6:15 pm
Depart for Palace Luxembourg, French Senate

6:30 pm
Private visit to the French Senate with Senator Leila Aïchi

7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Gala Dinner and Reception
Sponsored by: BTP Advisors

Brief remarks by Mark Pursey, BTP Advisors

9 pm
Depart restaurant for an after dinner cruise

9:30 pm
All aboard for an after dinner cruise along Paris' most dramatic highway: the river Seine

10:45 pm
Return to the Hotel

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Friday, April 29, 2017

Optional Post Trip to Normandy.

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