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Ivy Plus European Leaders
is thrilled to invite its members to the exceptional 
IMD Dinner-Talk

Frederic Duval
General-Director Amazon France

The Invention of the Future

Monday February 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Maison des Polytechniciens

Looking beyond its sales figures ($100 billion +), its stock price (up more that 300% in the past 5 years), Amazon is constantly evolving, expanding and re-inventing itself. 

Unlike Apple, Google and Microsoft, Amazon is not fixated on a tightly designed ecosystem of interlocking apps and services.  It emphasizes platforms that each serves its own customers in the best and fastest possible way. 

Three initiates drive Amazon today: Prime, the membership program, an incursion into the physical world with real stores, and a constant rethinking of its logistics.  Image recognition algorithms that sort out items, driverless cars, robots, planes, cargo trailers, (soon) delivery drones keep cutting delivery time.  

Indeed, what the US tech and retail giant is selling most of all is time.  Perhaps what business in our modern era is all about. 


Join us to learn more about what makes Amazon the World's Most Remarkable Firm, the World Leading Provider of Cloud Computing and the Most Innovative Company of 2017



Date & Time: Monday February 12, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Venue: Maison des Polytechniciens, 12 rue de Poitiers, Paris 7

 REGISTER For This Event NOW!  Seating is VERY LIMITED!

Price:  49€ Ivy Plus European Leaders Members (To take advantage of this partnership price, please join IPEL or renew your membership for 2018) - Non-members & Guests: 59€

To Join IPEL - Thank You for Your Support:

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Ivy Plus European Leaders thanks you heartily for your interest in its activities and wishes you a glorious New Year 2018

In 21st Century Innovation and International Diplomacy, China is the Big Story

Attune to President Macron’s trip to China
Ivy Plus European Leaders
is pleased to convey you to the
IMD Dinner-Talk
China and The New Silk Road Strategy
George Haour
IMD Professor of Innovation Management   
Author Created in China

Wednesday January 17, 2018 – 7:00pm
Maison des Polytechniciens

China has embarked on an ambitious project to create a New Silk Road, to streamline foreign trade, connect Eastern and Western Markets, ensure stable energy supplies though a vast network of railways, energy pipelines, highways and port developments throughout Central and Southeast Asia, and consolidate its regional influence. It is investing twice as much as the US in innovation, later stage R&D that turn ideas into commercial products.

Join us to hear Pr George Haour discuss:

  • How China is becoming more innovative than the West;
  • China’s international vision and New Silk Road Strategy;
  • Potential roadblocks to Central Asia becoming the epicenter of globalization as in the 1stMillennium, under the Roman and Byzantine Empires and the Tang dynasty; 
  • The US, Russia, Iran and India’s own ambitions in the region. What of Europe?


George Haour is Professor of Innovation Management at IMD, Switzerland. A graduate of  ENSCP- Paris Tech and the University of Toronto, he helped develop the incubator-advisor firm Generics (now Sagentia) in Cambridge, UK. A specialist of the digital revolution, he is the founder of the International Forum for the Technology Management.  Pr. Haour serves on the board of multiple organizations and startups, is the recipient of 8 patents, and has penned more than 110 articles and 5 books on innovation and technology, the latest titled Created in China- How China is becoming a Global Innovator
Venue: Maison des Polytechniciens – 12 rue de Poitiers – 75007 Paris

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Ivy Plus European Leaders 
is pleased to invite you to a high level Conference & Luncheon
sponsored by  Oxford UVU Center for Constitutional Studies, Vergennes Society, The International Center of Law and Religious Studies, The Palace ofVersailles, The US Embassy in France
 A Tale of Two Constitutions
 Contrasting the US & the French Models of Democracy
Monday September 18, 2017 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Palace of Versailles
François Henri Briard - Supreme Court Attorney 
Nicholas Cole Head Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities - University of Oxford 
William Ewald - Professor of Law & Philosophy at University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Alum
Celine Spector - Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Paris-Sorbonne
Philippe Raynaud - Professor of Political Science, Paris-4 (Assas)
among other high profile speakers...




Venue: Palace of Versailles - 
Partner Price: Panels, Luncheon Reception, Coffee Breaks - 75€ 
=> Contact IPEL for code to enter when registrating to get a supplementary 10% discount and pay 65€
Students:  25€ (Conference + Lunch box) 
Guests: 150€
Please register before September 15, 2017
This Event is Fully Bilingual
Free transportation is provided from the Trocadero to Versailles by bus at 7:00 am- For details, Please contact


In Partnership with Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France
Ivy Plus European Leaders
is pleased to invite you to a
Dinner Conversation
Jean-Marc Janaillac
Chairman & CEO of Air France-KLM
The Challenges of the Airline Industry
Managing Globalization, Tech Revolution, Security and Environmental Issues

Thursday October 12, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Aero-Club de France
The airline industry faces renewed challenges today, from fierce global competition, new business models, technological revolutions, to security and environmental issues. Caught in the winds of these challenges, Air France-KLM also confronts major competition from low-cost carriers and airline companies from the Middle-East.
Jean-Marc Janaillac has held high ranking positions in the sector of tourism and transportation, including General Director of AOM, CEO RATP Development, CEO Transdev (Veolia Transport). He was named Chairman and CEO of AirFrance-KLM in 2016.
He is a graduate of HEC and ENA.
Jean-Marc Janaillac, whose discretion is legendary, has agreed to discuss with us «off-the-record» his flight plan to boost Air France-KLM. Please join us for this event!
Venue: Aéro-Club de France 6, rue Galilée, Paris 75016
Price: Chicago Booth and IPEL: 74€ Guests : 79€
This Price includes: Aperitif / 3 courses Dinner with wine + talk

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Ivy Plus European Leaders



Ivy Plus European Leaders

in partnership with the French-American Foundation

is pleased to invite you to join us for

a forward and upward looking  Breakfast-Talk 

The Next Challenges of Space Conquest


Stephane Israël

CEO Arianespace 

Executive VP Airbus Safran Launcher

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 8:30 am

Pavillon Ledoye

Arianespace is the world’s leading satellite launch company. Founded in 1980, as the world's first commercial space transportation company, it deploys a family of three launchers – Ariane, Soyuz and Vega – to meet the needs of commercial and government customers of commercial and government customers.


Stéphane Israël is the Chief Executive Officer of Arianespace SAS, the world’s leading launch services company. He is also Executive Vice President of Airbus Safran Launchers, in charge of Civil Launcher Programs – which gives him industrial responsibility for the Ariane 5 and Ariane 6 programs.

In addition, he is Chairman and CEO of Starsem, the Euro-Russian company in charge of the commercial operation of the Soyuz launcher at the Baikonur Cosmodrom


Stephane Israël holds degrees from the Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA). He was named a judge in the French Court of Auditors in 2001, where he participated primarily in missions concerning French space policy and the Ariane launch systemVenue: Pavillon Ledoyen, 1 ave Dutuit, Paris 8 (Metro Champs-Elysees Clémenceau - Franklin-Roosevelt)



What does the Post-Brexit Future of Europe look like?


Ivy Plus European Leaders

Is pleased to invite you to

to the IMD – LBS Dinner-Talk

with the renowned & brilliant Economist


Linda Yueh

Professor of Economy at London Business School
Oxford University and Peking University






What does a Post-Brexit Future Look Like for Europe?




Monday June 12, 2017 – 7 :30 pm

Maison des Polytechniciens


Dr Yueh’s work examines major economies such as Britain, China, United States, Europe as well as developing countries, and her research focuses on global imbalances, the drivers of economic growth, and the rise of emerging economies.  She will share her views on the impact of Brexit on the EU and the global economy.


Linda Yueh is adjunct-professor of economics at LBS, Oxford, and Peking University.  She directs the China Growth Centre (CGC) at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, is an associate of the Globalisation programme of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and the IDEAS: International Affairs, Diplomacy & Strategy research centre both at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LES.  She is also TV and radio presenter, a journalist and a widely published author.  She had previously been an international corporate lawyer and an economics commentator.


Professor Yueh holds a BA from Yale, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard. She is a Juris Doctor from NYU and a Dr of Philosophy from Oxford.

Venue : Maison des Polytechniciens, 12 rue de Poitiers – Paris 7
Date & Time :  Monday, June 12, 7 :30 pm
Price : IMD, LBS, IPEL Dues Paying Members : 47€ - Non Members : 57€
Registration :

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