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


November 28th and  29th 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 28th and 29th 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 ( ) 


January 21st to 23rd 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 21st to the 23rd of January 2019 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 ( ) 


Boao Forum, Hainan (dates to be confirmed)

The Boao Forum for Asia, the Asian equivalent of Davos, will be held in 2019 on the Hainan island. 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.


Past Events


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 rewarded the latest and most advanced urban development initiatives from local communities in both Europe and China. The event was once again co-organized by the Fondation Prospective & Innovation and the China Centre for Urban Development. It has been held in Ningbo, China from September 7th to 9th 2018.