On the 20th September 2018, the Franco-British Chamber welcomed over 200 guests to its annual Rentrée Reception in the beautiful gardens of the British Embassy. The theme for this year’s event was ‘Women in Sport: How to surpass yourself’ with our guest of honour Marie-Amélie Le Fur, Paralympic Gold Medallist, in partnership with April.
On arrival guests were offered Champagne and the opportunity to an exclusive viewing of the latest I-PACE and E-PACE Jaguar Land Rover models, followed by networking over canapés served by our hostesses.
Matthew Lodge, British Ambassador to UNESCO, started the speeches with a warm welcome to our guests followed by a brief introduction to the history surrounding the Chamber since its launch in 1873. Since 1873, the Franco-British Chamber has played an important part in deepening and broadening commercial links between France and the UK – a role which is more important than ever in current Franco-British relations. This was followed by a speech by the Chamber’s new president, Thierry Drilhon, who further welcomed our guests and our partners for the event; April, Deloitte, Champagne Lanson, Department for International Trade (DIT) and Jaguar Land Rover.
We were delighted to welcome Marie-Amélie Le Fur as our guest of honour for the evening. Marie-Amelie spoke of her inspirational journey to become an Olympic gold medalist in a motivational speech to our guests.
Catherine le Yaouanc, General Manager of the Franco-British Chamber, finished off the speeches and led the tombola. Those lucky enough to win the prizes received a magnum of Champagne Lanson, a weekend with Jaguar Land Rover and a Penhaligan’s gift bag.
Guests enjoyed using our Franco British wall of fame as well as our ‘bike and blend’ attraction in which guests cycled to create their own smoothies, which tied in with our sport theme.
The beautiful weather and fantastic company made for a truly memorable Rentrée Reception and we would be delighted to welcome all our guests, and any who missed out, back again next year.
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6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
British Embassy Paris
39 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris