On November 20th AFAM's first event co-organized together with French Founders took place in Palo Alto. "The Mobility Revolution: Disruptions and Opportunities Ahead" was the theme of the panel discussion followed by networking. The event was kindly hosted by Bank of the West.
About 40 entrepreneurs, French Founders members, professionals of the mobility and other sectors actively participated in the discussion. Several gadz'arts based in the Bay Area were at the event: AFAM's president Eric Benhamou, Moonbikes' founder Nicolas Muron and Olivier Clerc @BloomEnergy, to mention a few. AFAM would like to thank Alexandre Bejaoui, Directeur Californie du Nord @French Founders for the excellent organization and coordination of the event. Big thanks go to our panelists Christophe Soudier @Nio, Guillaume Perronet @Faurecia North America et Pierre Maillot @Robert Bosch North America as well as to our moderator Marc Amblard, Managing Partner @Orsay Consulting for helping the audience explore this exciting topic.
Besides being a Mobility Expert, Marc Amblard (Cl 84) is a CFO of AFAM since 2017. Here is what Marc said about the past event:
"The hour of discussion with the French panelists from Faurecia, Bosch and Nio went by so fast. We tried to cover as much as possible of the profound transformation impacting mobility. We only managed to address a few of the many things that are happening as parts of four megatrends, i.e. electrification, autonomous driving, shared mobility and connected vehicles. I was impressed by the level of engagement from the audience. We could have gone on for several hours. The panel discussion was followed with great networking. Thanks again to the panelists, our partner FrenchFounders and our host Bank of the West."
Marc Amblard starts the discussion. Behind him the panelists: Pierre Maillot, Christophe Soudier et Guillaume Perronet
Alexandre Bejaoui talks about French Founders and their global initiatives
About French Founders:
French Founders is the first Business Club of French-speaking leaders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, top executives everywhere in the world. French Founders in the USA is most active in NYC, Miami, LA and SF bay area. The Club will open its activities in Seattle soon. To know more about French Founders and to join the club, click here.