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Conferences SIMODEC 2018


Tuesday March 6


The Industry of the Future or the Future of Our Territories?

At 11:00am - Conference Room
Alain Cadix - Academy of Technologies

Is the industry of the future only for metropolitan areas? Is aiming to build clusters and poles the right road to follow? What ecosystems should we create or revive to assist small to large industrial companies in improving their offer and competitiveness? How can we attract young talent to trades and territories that need them? In the race to attract new talent, have some territories already lost? Why should we take a forward-looking vision for jobs and competencies? What training courses serve the industry of the future in our territories?

This conference will not be able to provide answers for all of these questions but will identify avenues of progress to highlight how and why we need to start finding the answers.



Round Table: “What Position Do Humans Have in Industry?”

Moderated by Serge Delemontex, Organised by Eco Savoie Mont Blanc

Speakers are: 

Gaylord Pedretti, Founder of Like That Events Agency.

Laurent Canaguier, HR Director Téfal Cookware - groupe SEB.

Emmanuelle Bouvier, CEO Plastibell and President of Plastipolis.

Pascal Laurin, Director of Industry of the Future 4.0 Bosch France and Benelux.

Jean-Pierre Martinod, Chief executive of ADTP



Wednesday March 7


Industry of the Future and Digital Technology: Solutions for SMBs 

At 09:15am - Conference Room 
Round table organized and animated by Thésame

Entering into the Industry of the Future means
making significant investments. This round
table will provide a complete overview of the
technologies SMBs have access to and will
supply some practical feedback.

Speakers include:

• Initial et Ludeek for 3D printing
• NTN-SNR for predictive maintenance
• Staubli for robotics
• Invensys for the Internet of Thingss
• Baud Industries for the Factory of the Future



A wave of optimism is surging...

At 02:30pm - Conference Room
Moderated by Laurent Fraisse, Departmental Director, and Régis Pernon, Delegated Officer in Cluses

Conference and debate organized by the Banque de France about:

● The international and national financial and economic environment,

● The performance of regional and departmental companies in 2017 as well as their business outlooks for 2018,

● International and national economic perspectives.


Thursday March 8


Smart Women Industry - Women at the Heart of Industry and Technology

At 11:00am - Conference Room
Round table moderated by Sophie Guillaud, the Editor in Chief for Eco Savoie Mont-Blanc

During the International Trade Show for Bar Turning Machine Tools show, the Club des Entreprises has partnered up with the University of Savoie Mont Blanc and Eco Savoie Mont Blanc to organise their 8th conference on management declines for women, in accordance with its vocation to bring companies and universities together on the theme SMART WOMEN INDUSTRY: Women at the heart of industry and technology. Profiles, testimonials, and presentations of professional women who are undeniably innovative and influential in the industry in front of an audience of industry professionals and innovators.


With the participation of :

Frédérique FINITI-BROISIN - Inffiniti, Innovation marketing consulting firm

Sandie GRASSET - Pfeiffer Vacuum, Assembly methods manager


And a women's team of the Seb Group :

Maud LOISEAU – Team Leader

Claudine MIRAVAL - Development Project Manager

Géraldine VENDETTI-DUQUESNOY – Group Manager General Services

Justine STEFANSKI – Workplace Manager


For the second consecutive year, the Club des Entreprises is teaming up with SIMODEC to give the gavel to women who thrive in a world that is known to be masculine. They will share their ideas and experiences about being a woman in a man’s world.



What Energy Source To Power Future Vehicles

AT 02:00pm - Conference Room
Moderated by Hervé Gros, General Manager of the French Society of Automotive Engineers (SIA)
Introduction by Jérôme Akmouche, Director of the French National Bar Turning Syndicate (SNDEC)



Conference organized by the French National Bar Turning Syndicate (SNDEC), the French Society of Automotive Engineers (SIA), the Automotive Trade Platform (PFA) 





1 - The energy mix as seen by France

 With Jean Luc Brossard R&D Director at PFA


2 - Technologies currently being developped by OEMs to make IC engines even cleaner and more cost-efficient as well as  their place in future mobility.

With Noureddine Guerrassi, Chief Engineer, Advanced Injection & Combustion Center, Delphi Technologies and President of the International Powertrain Congress Rouen SIA


3 - Electric cars today and tomorrow, an important issue for the automotive sector.

With Eric Feunteun, Electric Vehicle Global Program Director at Renault


Friday March 9


FROM SAINT-JEAN-DE-LUZ TO WALL STREET, The surprising road this business owner took

AT 05:00pm - Conference Room
Moderated by Bernard MARIETTE

From Saint-Jean-de-Luz to Huntington Beach, passing through Wall Street: he was one of the artisans that made what Quicksilver is today. In 2008, he left the company with a global revenue of 2.4 billion dollars.

President of the Quebec-based textile group Coalision INC, since August 2009, he has worked on growing the company to continue revenue growth (37 million Canadian dollars in 2010 and 79 million forcasted this year).

In 2011 the CEO came back to his roots by choosing to locate the European subsidiary in Biarritz and opened shops in Paris and Chamonix.


Bernard Mariette is one of the handful of French managers having had the chance to head a company listed on Wall Street. He creates value by integrating environmental concerns and ethics.

Learn more about his career path, his methods, and vision to develop your business on the international market.

Advise and thoughts that will inspire entrepreneurs who dream of entering into the international market.

An inspiring success story not to be missed!




Conference co-organized by the CCI Haute-Savoie and the Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes