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 :

September 26th to 28th 2019. Euro-China Green & Smart City Awards, 4rd Edition (Nanning, 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 will be hold in Nanning, China from September 26th to 28th 2019.

International Capital Conference (ICC), 10th Edition (Beijing, China).

The 10th edition of the International Capital Conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beijing. 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.