6:00pm - 11:00pm
OPENING CEREMONY/ BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU
The wine-tasting event (Beaujolais Nouveau) popularly called the harvest of new wines is aimed at unveiling the new set of wines produced in the Beaujolais region of France. This event brings an atmosphere of celebration, Business Networking, music, and dance.
The event will be the official opening ceremony for the 2023 French Week celebration.
This event is expected to host over 700 business executives, the French diplomatic community, key government functionaries in Nigeria, and the Press, among others.
ECONOMIC SUMMIT AND B2B
The 2023 French Week economic summit will focus on “The Nigerian Economy in the new Dispensation” followed by a B2B session in partnership with Business France.
With the new administration, this event will have key heads of government agencies give insights on their agenda for the Nigerian economy and the business community.
The event will also host the second Business to Business meeting (B2B)
just after the short conference. A dedicated platform for the b2b registration will be opened and expected to host over 200 meetings with a 15-minute window meeting slot.
The meeting is expected to have relevant representatives from the government and the private sector.
These include; Key Ministers in Nigeria, The Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Nigeria, to France, The Consul General of the French Consulate, CEO of French and Nigerian businesses in Nigeria, among others.
STARTUP CONFERENCE/ PITCH TOURNAMENT
The members of the chamber’s startup category will be hosted to a conference on the theme “Building a Sustainable Brand in a Volatile Environment”.
This conference will expose the participants to key business sustainability and survival strategies. The event will be followed by a pitch tournament from 10 selected startups with various prizes to be won.
For the first time on the occasion of the French week, the chamber in partnership with the Embassy of France in Nigeria will match qualified candidates in various roles with member companies via a job fair event.
This event is expected to have a recruitment team of 25 member companies in attendance to meet with qualified candidates or both Nigerian and French descent.