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The Women’s Forum Meetings aim to bring together leaders from all over the world – women and men – representing the business world, the government, academic circles, culture, etc. in order to give new perspectives to key issues in our present and our future; to create a powerful, global network in order to strengthen the influence of women throughout the world; to draw up innovative and concrete action plans to encourage women’s contribution to society and promote diversity in the business world.

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Global Meeting 2014 - 10th Edition

10.15.2014 - 10.17.2014 • Deauville, France
"Leading for a more equitable world"

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Women’s Forum Myanmar-ASEAN 2014

12.05.2014 - 12.06.2014 • Naypyidaw and Yangon, Myanmar
2nd Edition

This year is the 10th edition of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting. We are celebrating by bringing together a truly outstanding group of speakers — trailblazers for human rights and women’s empowerment and pioneers and new innovators in business, education, and science and technology. Our aim? For participants be inspired by and discuss with these leaders about how we can contribute to more equitable economies and societies. Ours is a complicated and sometimes overwhelming, unjust, and violent world. It’s also a world where more women, in more contexts, have agency and can make a difference.

Against this backdrop the agenda for the 2014 Global Meeting will be organized around three pillars, in all of which women are playing national and international leadership roles today:

  • Addressing basic needs , including food security, energy, health, education and employment
  • Technology and innovation as a way to bridge inequities
  • Human rights and the rule of law as the comprehensive framework of core principles of universality, nondiscrimination, transparency and accountability.

We treat the empowerment and advancement of girls and women as a global challenge across all of three pillars. And throughout we concentrate on the practical and possible, showcasing stories of workable solutions on the ground in different countries and contexts.

The Women’s Forum is a business conference while also being a meeting on the economy and society. We raise our game this year by launching for the first time in the Discovery, our renowned creativity space, a series of peer-to-peer sessions for executive participants to discuss trends and issues and challenges in their sectors and fields.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, World Food Programme
  • Angel Gurria, Secretary General, OECD
  • Salma Hayek Pinault, Actress, Producer, Co-founder Chime for Change and Member of the Kering Foundation’s Board of Directors
  • Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
  • Maurice Lévy, Chairman, Publicis Groupe

 

Click here to download the list of confirmed speakers (as of 17 September 2014).

Wed. 15 October
Thu. 16 October
Fri. 17 October

12:00-14:00 Welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Mayor of Deauville

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14:45-15:20 Standing together against world hunger

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15:20-16:00 For justice for all women

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16:00-16:30 Networking break

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16:30-17:15 Why is Iceland the champion of gender diversity?

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16:30-17:15 Taking on gender and ethnic inequities in Mexico

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16:30-17:15 Using a cellphone to check the spread of malaria

Speakers

Caroline Buckee

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16:30-17:15 Corporate culture is about diversity – a key driver for growth

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17:30-18:45 Women’s empowerment: Bearing witness to the changes

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18:45-19:15 No job, no future: The great challenge of youth employment

Speakers

Linda Douglass

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20:30-23:00 Women for Change opening dinner

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07:00-08:00 Yoga and/or running on the beach

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08:30-21:30 Learning from new tech pioneers from emerging markets

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09:45-10:30 Social welfare or liberal capitalism – what to do about income inequality?

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09:45-10:30 Diplomat and woman – rising past the bias

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09:45-10:30 Mexico innovates: Meet the new entrepreneurs

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10:30-11:00 Networking break

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11:00-12:00 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Ceremony

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13:45-14:30 Brazil: Our discontents and the search for renewal

Speakers

Deborah Berlinck

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13:45-14:30 Eradicating energy poverty

Speakers

Ebru Ilhan

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13:45-14:30 Theatre as a space for freedom

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14:45-15:15 The future of digital

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15:15-16:15 My business and society: Leading for a more equitable world

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16:15-16:45 Networking break

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16:45-17:30 Why is Europe becoming so intolerant?

Speakers

Mary Fitzgerald

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16:45-17:30 Setting new global standards for diversity in corporate leadership

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16:45-17:30 Net neutrality: The end of the open Internet?

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17:45-18:30 A champion for climate action

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17:45-18:30 Creating the artificial intelligence program able to qualify for university entry

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17:45-18:30 New innovators for the rule of law

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18:45-19:15 CEO Champions: Bringing more men into the movement

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19:15-20:00 Inequality matters

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20:30-23:30 Gala reception hosted by Cartier

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07:30-08:30 Yoga and/or running on the beach

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08:30-09:15 Networking coffee

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09:15-10:00 Myanmar and Cambodia: Education for work for the lost generations

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09:15-10:00 Will ending food waste end food shortage?

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09:15-10:00 Corporate transparency: Navigating through uncertainty

Speakers

Estelle Metayer

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10:15-11:00 Sweat labor, discrimination, dispossession and violence: How companies can respect human rights where others don't

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10:15-11:00 Thriving during industry disruption

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Sophie Lambin

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10:15-11:00 A world free from female genital cutting

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10:15-11:00 Leveraging the power of markets to achieve philanthropic goals

Speakers

Shari Berenbach

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11:15-11:45 Abe's womenomics: Why it's needed and not just in Japan

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11:45-12:35 Women’s empowerment: Our roadmap for the next ten years

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12:35-12:45 MC’s and the Forum’s last words

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PLAN YOUR PARTICIPATION

Collection of badges will start on Wednesday 15 October at 9am.

The first session (Forum Welcome) will start at 14:30.

The last session of the Forum will end on Friday 17 October at 12:45.

 

WOMEN’S FORUM VENUE

Centre International de Deauville

Les Planches

BP 71100 - 1, rue Lucien Barrière

14800 Deauville cedex

Tel: + 33 (0) 2 31 14 14 14

Fax:+ 33 (0) 2 31 14 01 01

 

ACCOMMODATION IN DEAUVILLE 

Download the list of accommodation in Deauville.

Visualize these hotels on an Interactive map of Deauville by clicking here

For more information on your stay in Deauville please contact directly the Deauville Tourist Office  +33 (0)2 31 14 40 00.

 

HOW TO REACH DEAUVILLE

From outside France:

Visit http://www.airfranceklm-globalmeetings.com/ to access attractive discounts on a wide range of fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide

Event ID Code to keep for the booking: 22158AF

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From Paris Airports

  1. Public transportation:

 

From CDG airport:

  • Suburb Train RER + Metro + Train*: Reach Paris Saint Lazare by RER B to Châtelet Les Halles and metro line 14.
  • Taxi + Train*: Reach Paris Saint Lazare by taxi.

From Orly airport :

  • Shuttle OrlyVal + Suburb Train RER B + metro + Train* : Reach Paris Saint Lazare by shuttle OrlyVal/RER B to Châtelet Les Halles and metro line 14.
  • Taxi + Train*: Reach Paris Saint Lazare by taxi.

 *From Paris Saint-Lazare take the train to Trouville-Deauville. Click here to book your train tickets

 

By Taxi:

  

From Central Paris

By train:

Direct connection from Paris Saint-Lazare to Trouville-Deauville, multiple round trips per day.Click here to book your train tickets

By road:

Caen-Deauville: N176 then N177Paris-Deauville: A13, 195 km, including 186 km of highway (necessary time: approx. 2h05mn)More information on Mappy website.

By Taxi:

 

WEATHER

The average temperature in Deauville is between 13°C and 17°C in October.

 

DRESS CODE

The dress code is business / business-casual for all events. Bear in mind that the changing weather could mean chilly evenings. A light, water-resistant jacket is a good idea for the colder nights.