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, Senator and Chairman of the Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence and Armes Forces of the French Senate.

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

15th of September 2017: Forum “One Belt One Road Initiative: establish synergies with the European strategies” (Paris, France).

On the occasion of the One Belt One Road Summit in Beijing that took place the 14th and 15th of May 2017, the first regional edition of the Forum “One Belt One Road Initiative: establish synergies with the European strategies” was then confirmed to be organized in Paris the 15th of September 2017. It will address economic, geopolitical and cultural issues. Co-organized by the Boao Forum for Asia and the Foundation, the event will gather from 250 to 300 high profile participants.

The Forum will offer major opportunities for French and European businesses. It will address the topic of infrastructure, which is the key link between Europe and Asia, will promote trade and investment between the two continents, and will identify innovative financing mechanisms.

For further information, please contact Lina NEKMOUCHE ( or Nicole SAMMARCO (


18th & 19th of October 2017: 8th International Capital Conference (ICC). The Gateway to China-Europe business opportunities (Beijing, China).

The 8th International Capital Conference (ICC) will be held at Sofitel Wanda Hotel in Beijing the 18th and 19th of October. The most influential Chinese and European corporate executives, policymakers and thought leaders will be attending. This conference is an opportunity for the European companies to access and understand the potential of the Belt and Road Initiative. Its aim is to promote outbound investments and develop partnerships between Chinese and EU companies.

For further information, please check the ICC’s 2017 agenda:

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


24th to the 26th of January 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 (