The France knows how to receive and intends to show it once again. As King Charles III began a three-day state visit in France on Wednesday, the British monarch and Queen Camilla are expected tonight for a lavish dinner in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles. After rekindling the flame of the unknown soldier under the Arc de Triomphe and speaking one-on-one with Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée, the successor of Elizabeth II will share the table with more than 150 guests. Among them, dozens of distinguished guests, in the political, cultural and especially economic fields. Several great captains of industry will be present. Like LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault or Chanel Chairman Bruno Pavlovsky, who are on a protocol list sent by the Château. In the luxury sector, there is also Axel Dumas, Chairman and CEO of Hermès.
If the telecoms world is represented only by the founder of Illiad Xavier Niel, that of energy is more supplied. Engie's CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Catherine MacGregor and Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, will also have dinner in the Yvelines. So did EDF Chairman and CEO Luc Remont, Schneider Electric CEO-designate Peter Herweck, and McPhy Chairman and CEO of Energy Luc Poyer. Also invited is Count Édouard de Guittaut, the director of Energy Future.
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Ross McInnes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Safran, Éric Trappier, Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation and Pierre-Éric Pommellet, Chairman and CEO of Naval Group, will represent the defense sector. On Wednesday night, Transport was not forgotten either. Marie-Ange Debon, Chairman of the Keolis Executive Board, Rodolphe Saadé, Chairman and CEO of CMA-CGM, and Gwendoline Cazenave, Chairman and CEO of Eurostar, also received an invitation. Finally, the automotive industry will be embodied by Jean-Dominique Senard, Chairman of the Renault Group.