We are pleased to invite you to a Rugby & Business event in Armentières (near Lille, North of France), organised by the Hauts-de-France Region, within its partnership with ‘France 2023’, official organisers of next year’s Rugby World Cup, and with the support of the British Embassy in Paris and multiple other partners.
Because we believe that strengthening business relations also happens on the pitch, join us on Saturday 22nd October and take part in a UK business delegation visit to Northern France. It will combine Franco-British business networking and experts’ insight into cross-Channel trade challenges (tax representation, customs issues, dealing with controls, market access etc.), in addition to attending a great Franco-British Rugby event.
For companies travelling with organisers’ buses from Watford: travel, accommodation and food are all paid for. But the event is also open to all other companies in the UK. Business representatives will have to pay for their return trip to Armentières, but once there, accommodation and food costs will be covered.
|Friday, 21st October
|In the afternoon||Watford-Lille||Bus trip to Lille for the delegation|
|19:00||Hauts-de-France Regional Council||Informal networking cocktail with UK companies, and Representatives of the Hauts-de-France Regional Council and Regional businesses|
|Saturday, 22nd October|
||Conference centre||Keynote speech "Cross-Channel trade in times of energy crisis", by Xavier Bourat, Hauts-de-France Regional Director, Total Energies
||Conference centre||Session 1: dealing with the new cross-Channel trade barriers
||Conference centre||Coffee break
Session 2 – Cross-Channel trade opportunities
|12:00 - 13:30||Conference centre||Networking lunch for all companies|
|13:30 - 16:30||Rugby Stadium||Delegates are invited to go the Armentières stadium across the road to attend the Watford vs Armentières rugby game|
|16:30 - 21:00||Rugby Stadium||Social event for those who wish to stay longer (for others, bus departs at 5pm to return to Watford in the evening)|