Created in 1989 by René MONORY, former Chairman of the French Senate and former Minister, and François DALLE, former Chairman of L’Oréal, the Fondation Prospective et Innovation is recognized as a public-interest organization. It is today chaired by Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN, former Prime minister and Honorary Member of the French Parliament.

Its purpose is to improve awareness and future-oriented thinking on the transformations of the contemporary world, in order to help social actors, from government to individuals, to react according to these evolutions. Moreover, it promotes renewal on every scale, from global governance to local innovation.

It endeavours to provide the French decision-makers an international lighting on strategic matters. It facilitates contacts between young French professionals and their counterparts in emerging countries. It supports the efforts of companies, particularly medium or intermediate sized companies, in their efforts to penetrate new major markets. 

It gathers specialists and business leaders, experts and politicians from different horizons in appropriate working frameworks for relevant proposals.

Therefore, the Foundation carries on its missions while working more specifically on the emergence world which represents the dominant feature of today’s era. China’s evolution holds a major place in this process, along with countries like Brazil, Vietnam and the African continent. The programs conducted for emerging countries are maintained on the long run (3/4 years) and are characterized by multidisciplinary with economic considerations. 

Upcoming events

January 24th to 26th 2018. Forum International Private Equity Market (IPEM), in partnership with EUROPEXPO (Cannes, France).

The third edition of the International Forum on Private Equity will be held in Cannes from the 24th to the 26th of January 2018 and will gather global players of Private Equity. This form of financing interests France because it meets the needs of its SME and ITE, which can penetrate major markets. Moreover, it is an opportunity for the Foundation to continue its relationships with emerging countries, such as China, and the African continent.

To register, please send an e-mail to Lina NEKMOUCHE (

April 8th to 11th 2018. Boao Forum (Hainan, China)

The Boao Forum for Asia, the Asian equivalent of Davos, will be held on the Hainan island from the 8th to the 11th of April. This annual conference gathers around 2000 policymakers, government officials and business executives from around the world. This session will be presided by the Chinese President Xi Jiniping. This international gathering will review the economic and social challenges facing Asia and promotes greater interdependence and economic integration of the region.

To register, please send an e-mail to Lina NEKMOUCHE (

June 2018. RAID : Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Data. Concern in Europe, hope in China : how to face the digital revolution ? (Paris, France)

The Foundation, partnering with Cavendish Group International, organizes the second edition of the Forum on breakthrough technologies. It will be held at the Centre Georges Pompidou on June 19th. The conference, dedicated to a high level China-Europe dialogue, will examine the impact of Internet Plus and of disruptive technologies on the market, the foreign investment opportunities, the law and the justice system, among other topics. Companies committed to attend with Chairman, CEO, Executive Committee or Partner level include Total ;  Lumi Technlogies ; Hao International ; Hemingway ; IPsoft; China Southern Power Grid; Cisco; EDF; ENGIE ; Nokia; Rockwell Automation; Sheffield Robotics.

To register, please send an e-mail to Lina NEKMOUCHE (

June 4th to 5th 2018. Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit (Paris, France).

The 9th edition of the Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit will be held in Paris the 4th and 5th of June and will be co-presided by Mr. Long Yongtu, Mr. Gordon Brown and Mr. Jean-Pierre Raffarin. It’s aim is to create new business opportunities, to establish work meetings, to develop existing eeconomic partnerships between China and Europe. 

To register, please send an e-mail to Lina NEKMOUCHE (

September 7th to 9th 2018. Euro-China Green & Smart City Awards, 3rd Edition (Ningbo, China).

This new edition of the Euro-China Green & Smart City Awards will reward the latest and most advanced urban development initiatives from local communities in both Europe and China. The event is once again co-organized by the Fondation Prospective & Innovation and the China Centre for Urban Development. It will be held in Ningbo, China from September 7th to 9th. 

To register, please send an e-mail to Benjamin BAUDIS (

November 7th and  8th 2018. International Capital Conference (ICC), 9th Edition (Beijing, China).

The 9th edition of the International Capital Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing the 12th and 13th of November. It has become the premier platform for European companies to understand and to access corporate opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative – President Xi Jinping’s ambitious development strategy. The event will gather Europe’s and China’s most influential corporate executives, policymakers and thought leaders to a conference where high level presentations, discussions, combined with networking opportunities, result in profitable business outcomes. 

To register, please send an e-mail to Lina NEKMOUCHE (