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The national event that facilitates the sharing of ideas to inspire, innovate and transform the way we do business.

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Interviews by Anthony Vitorino

Yves Foulon
Yves Foulon
Interview de Yves Foulon, La Plage aux Entrepreneurs 2023
Louis Gallois
Louis Gallois
Interview de Louis Gallois
Gilles Attaf
Gilles Attaf
Gilles Attaf, interview lors de La Plage aux entrepreneurs d'Arcachon 2023

This year’s Plage aux Entrepreneurs will take place on September 12, 2024.

Last year,
Arcachon welcomed key players in the French economy

for the second edition of “La Plage aux Entrepreneurs”,
under the patronage of Louis Gallois.

This national event dedicated to “Made in France” is aimed at professionals seeking
experience, inspiration and innovation.

The event showcases emblematic figures of French-style entrepreneurship
to create new synergies and promote French manufacturing and know-how.

Initiated by the town of Arcachon, La Plage aux Entrepreneurs offers each participant the opportunity to
to start the new school year with an enriching experience,
both professionally and personally,
thanks to inspiring speeches, unique encounters and personalities
such as Arnaud Montebourg, and shared moments to build momentum,
evolve or simply find the motivation to meet the many challenges of entrepreneurship.
This year, La Plage aux Entrepreneurs was co-organized with the Origine France Garantie association
represented by its President Gilles Attaf.

An edition under the patronage of Louis Gallois

After graduating from HEC in 1966, he joined the Ecole Nationale de l’Administration, graduating in 1972 with the Charles de Gaulle promotion. Naturally, he joined the French Treasury, where he held a number of positions, including Director of the Treasury, then Cabinet Director in 1981, under Jean-Pierre Chevènement, then Minister of Research and Technology.

His skills in the industrial field led to his appointment as head of :

  • SNECMA, on July 5, 1989,
  • Aerospatiale, in June 1992.
  • Louis Gallois earns his stripes as a negotiator at the head of SNCF.
  • From July 1996 to June 2006, he was in charge of numerous reforms within the national company.
  • Appointed Co-Chairman of EADS on July 2, 2006.
  • Chairman of Airbus, October 9, 2006.
  • He becomes Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, between 2014 and 2021.

Made in France

For its second edition, the town of Arcachon is putting the spotlight on companies, craftsmen, producers and industrialists who are fully committed to French manufacturing or who wish to relocate their activity.

With La Plage aux Entrepreneurs, Arcachon becomes the first place to meet and exchange ideas in order to

  • stimulate and inspire,

  • dare, and encourage creativity,

  • acquire the French entrepreneurial spirit.

Inspiring guests

Focus on Networking & business

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of the 2023 edition

Thanks to our partners

And to our supporters

How to get to Arcachon

By train

LGV Paris Bordeaux from Montparnasse station and many TER trains from Bordeaux.
The Palais des Congrès is a 5-minute walk from the station.

By car

Access via the A 63 motorway
then expressway to Arcachon.

Plenty of parking

By plane

Bordeaux-Mérignac international airport 45 min away.
Cabs available to Arcachon.