Business France : Smart Factory Connection Tour

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Name: Business France : Smart Factory Connection Tour
Date: November 15, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Event Description:

Business France and the Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE) have joined forces to create the Smart Factory Connection Tour, a unique immersion program designed to assist eight French companies in the North American market. The selected startups and SMEs offer advanced solutions in two specific fields: monitoring and control as well as data analytics. They already work with major international corporations and are eager to present their technologies to key American and Canadian players, develop strategic partnerships and accelerate their development in the North American market.

The selected companies will be supported by Business France for 10 months, including a 10-day immersion program in Detroit and Toronto in November 2018.

For its second edition, the tour will begin in Detroit, the birthplace of the automotive industry. Here, the delegation will attend Integr8, the Industry 4.0 Conference presented by Automation Alley. The following day, November 15th, the group will meet at Automation Alley to showcase their companies.

Register and learn more about the French companies.


8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Mr. Noel Nevshehir, Director of International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships;  Automation Alley, Troy, Michigan
Ms. Laurence Grelet, Managing Director, Business France, Chicago, Illinois

8:40 a.m. Digital Transformation in Manufaturing by Accenture
Mr. Joey Lanius, Managing Director Industrial, Rail & Travel Practive, Accenture Strategy, Nashville, Tennessee

9 a.m. Introduction of the French Companies                                    

9:45 a.m. Q&A and Open Discussion

10 a.m. Closing Remarks

10:05 a.m. One - to - One Matchmaking Meetings   

11 a.m. Meeting Adjourned 

Apix Analytics
Expert Teleportation


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