Ambassadors’ Week in Paris
This week will provide an opportunity for France’s highest officials to establish the diplomatic priorities of the heads of diplomatic missions. It will enable the ambassadors to exchange views, as well as to engage in discussions with elected officials, experts and representatives of civil society and the private sector.
1 AMBASSADOR, 1 ENTREPRENEUR
The conference began this Monday, August 29, with a “speed dating” event, in the presence of the minister, involving meetings with representatives of SMEs. 425 companies had the opportunity to meet with ambassadors over the course of 1,585 business meetings. This edition follows on from last year’s event which proved a huge success with firms, especially SMEs, with 99% of them expressing satisfaction with this arrangement.
MEET AN AMBASSADOR
On Tuesday, August 30, the one-day event « Meet an ambassador » will provide the public with an opportunity to meet with ambassadors based all over the world to discuss their experiences and major foreign policy issues.
Jean-Marc Ayrault will take part in discussions with the ambassadors throughout the week and will bring the conference to a close on September 2. Numerous members of the government and parliament, local authority officials and foreign officials will take part in the discussions.
Ambassadors’ Week was awarded “Open Ministry” designation and is part of the national plan for transparent and collaborative public action.
A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
You can follow many of the events on the Internet and through social media. For the first time, there will be a dedicated social media platform, which will allow the prime minister, minister and a number of key figures to communicate online.
For more information on Ambassadors’ Week and the events open to the public and the press, please visit (in French): http://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/le-ministere-et-son-reseau/evenements-et-actualites-du-ministere/conference-des-ambassadeurs/semaine-des-ambassadeurs-2016/programme-de-la-semaine-des-ambassadeurs/