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 :

International Private Equity Market, 28th to 30th January 2020

After the success of the inaugural edition conference in Cannes in 2016, where no less than 400 companies from 32 different countries were represented, and the success of the following editions, the IPEM: International Private Equity Market, is meeting again in Cannes from 28 to 30 January 2020.

This new edition of the IPEM will once again be an opportunity to bring together global private equity players in France. This form of financing is of particular interest to France because of the equity and integration needs of our SMEs and ETIs into vast networks. It is also an opportunity to continue contacts between the Foundation and emerging countries, China, Africa in particular but also Canada.

The Prospective and Innovation Foundation is an important player in this operation organised by EUROPEXPO, through the mobilisation of its network in France and abroad.

If you wish to register for this Forum, please visit its website via the link: