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.
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)
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)
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
Matthieu BENOIT, Head of Marketing MCB Group Mauritius (Mauritius Commercial Bank)
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.
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ALL TOGETHER AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE!
8 – 11 JUNE 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.