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Despite the global health crisis and its economic consequences, l'UNION takes up the challenge and organizes the 3rd Edition of the Indian Ocean Forum, a global event held in the Indian Ocean region.


The event was first scheduled in Paris in March 2020, but we had to postpone it due to the first lockdown in France. The 2021 edition will be the major event of the l'UNION and it will connect the communications, advertising, media and digital industries with climate-change related issues. Debates and conferences, masterclass & networking sessions, a challenge for young talents. Around 300 leaders and professionals (on-site) & a thousand participants (remote) are expected this year.

For the second year in a row in Reunion Island, AACC Outre Mer (the Association of Communications agencies in the French overseas territories) is the partner of l’UNION to develop our actions in the Indian Ocean Region.

Programme

Mercure Creolia

9:00 AM THE BRIEF 

 

Isabel KURATA, Co-funder ACT RESPONSIBLE France and Switzerland (promotes social and environmental responsibility in the advertising industry)

 

Jean-Denis BOUDOT, Head of Communications, AXIAN GROUP, Madagascar (involved in real estate, telecoms, finance, energy and fintech)

“ What's the climate impact of digital technology?”

 

Gilles BABINET, Co-funder of the l’UNION, Vice-President of the French National Digital Council, Digital Champion for France in the European Commission, and economist in Montaigne Institute (France)

“ Climate stakes in 15 keywords ”

 

Frédéric JOSUE, Author, Lecturer, President of 18m.io (brands and technologic innovation expertise), former innovation advisor in HAVAS GROUP

 

Elisabeth LAVILLE, Funder of UTOPIES, recognized as one of the expert European expert in sustainable development

 

Jean-Louis ETIENNE, Doctor and French explorer, first man to reach the North pole alone in 1986

« Presentation of the Polar Pod: a « vertical ship » without hull and motor, and with a 150-ton ballast and 80-meter draught. This ship is a groundbreaking laboratory in which scientists and sailors will take shifts. For 3 years, it will drift in the powerful waters of Antarctic Circumpolar Current to unravel the mystery of this enigmatic and hostile environment. The first expedition is scheduled by the end of 2023! »

 

Matthieu BENOIT,  Head of Marketing MCB Group Mauritius (Mauritius Commercial Bank)

« In the coming years, Mauritius Island will be affected by climate change and the rise of sea level. How does a bank can and must structure its offer to support projects depending on their carbon footprints ? How does Mauritius Commercial Bank support innovation that serve environment? »

 

Jean Bernard SCHMIDT, Co-funder and director of SPICEE and Thomas HUCHON, journalist at SPICE. SPICEE is a French video streaming media that offers exclusive reports and documentaries.

« Climate and fake news : how to fight against la misinformation ? »

Speakers

  • Isabel Kurata
    Isabel KURATACo-funder ACT RESPONSIBLE France and Switzerland (promotes social and environmental responsibility in the advertising industry)read more
  • Jean Denis Boudot
    Jean-Denis BOUDOTHead of Communications, AXIAN GROUP, Madagascar (involved in real estate, telecoms, finance, energy and fintech)read more
  • Gilles Babinet
    Gilles BABINETCo-funder of the l’UNION, Vice-President of the French National Digital Council, Digital Champion for France in the European Commission, and economist in Montaigne Institute (France)  read more
  • Frederic Josue
    Frédéric JOSUEAuthor, Lecturer, President of 18m.io (brands and technologic innovation expertise), former innovation advisor in HAVAS GROUPread more
  • elisabeth
    Elisabeth LAVILLEFunder of UTOPIES, recognized as one of the expert European expert in sustainable developmentread more
  • Gilles Babinet
    Gilles BABINETCo-funder of the l’UNION, Vice-President of the French National Digital Council, Digital Champion for France in the European Commission, and economist in Montaigne Institute (France)  read more
Isabel Kurata
Isabel KURATACo-funder ACT RESPONSIBLE France and Switzerland (promotes social and environmental responsibility in the advertising industry)back
Jean Denis Boudot
Jean-Denis BOUDOTHead of Communications, AXIAN GROUP, Madagascar (involved in real estate, telecoms, finance, energy and fintech)back
Gilles Babinet
Gilles BABINETCo-funder of the l’UNION, Vice-President of the French National Digital Council, Digital Champion for France in the European Commission, and economist in Montaigne Institute (France)  

“ What's the climate impact of digital technology?”

back
Frederic Josue
Frédéric JOSUEAuthor, Lecturer, President of 18m.io (brands and technologic innovation expertise), former innovation advisor in HAVAS GROUP

“ Climate stakes in 15 keywords ”

back
elisabeth
Elisabeth LAVILLEFunder of UTOPIES, recognized as one of the expert European expert in sustainable developmentback
Gilles Babinet
Gilles BABINETCo-funder of the l’UNION, Vice-President of the French National Digital Council, Digital Champion for France in the European Commission, and economist in Montaigne Institute (France)  

“ What's the climate impact of digital technology?”

back

Young advertising talents challenge

ALL TOGETHER AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE!


18 – 21 MAY 2021 MOCA MONTGAILLARD, SAINT-DENIS, REUNION ISLAND


Since 2018, l'UNION has been organizing advertising competitions in several countries to gather and highlight the community of young Advertising from francophone countries. The challenge is to create ad campaigns to raise public awareness on climate actions and the committee, consisted of influential media managers, will reward the 3 best creations. The awarded awareness ad campaigns will then be released in our partner media network: print, radio, television, outdoor displays and digital media.


The 2021 topic "Climate: The Air We Need" aims to raise awareness on global warming issues and enable young talents to join forces to promote actions against climate change.

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