Date(s) - 05/03/17
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor
French Innovation Week
5:00pm – 8:00pm: France & Innovation
Smart Cities, French Technology Inventing the Cities Of Tomorrow @ 1871
Leading French companies and champions of innovation present their latest technology .
Location: 1871 – 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago 60654 | FREE
When architect and Urban planners Daniel Burnham and Edward Bennett devised a grand plan for Chicago, they looked to the French metropolis for inspiration in a bid to create the Paris of the Prairies.
More than a century later, would French Tech companies be able to provide the ideas and technology to build the city of tomorrow?
Come and meet three leaders in smart solutions for a free cocktail hour at “1871” and find out what the future holds.
Moderated by Ted Souder, Head of Industry-Retail at Google
With the following speakers:
- Kevin Self – SVP Strategy, North America at Schneider Electric
- Allen Proithis – President, North America at SIGFOX
- Mark Costa – Chief Digital Officer, North America at JCDecaux
5:00 – 5:30: Registration & Welcoming Cocktail
5:30 – 5:40: Opening Remarks & Welcome by Vincent Floreani (Consul General of France) & Howard Tullman (CEO of “1871”)
5:40 – 6:45: Panel Discussion + Q & A
6:45 – 8:00: Networking + French wine, Cheese, Charcuterie & Pastries
More info on keynote speakers coming up soon!
FREE admission but registration required.