Build the bridge. Bring talents.

Gael Duval

Founder & President, La French Touch Conference

About us

La French Touch Conference is an itinerant business event with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity. It aims to build bridges between France, Europe and other start-up ecosystems all over the world. Since its creation in 2014 by Gaël Duval, six editions have taken place, four in New York City, one in San Francisco and one in Paris. The two last editions in New York City were preceded by Pitch in the Plane, a unique start-up competition allowing entrepreneurs to pitch their start-up to a jury on a Paris – New York commercial flight. 

PAST SPEAKERS

Alain Benichou

Former CEO
IBM France

Alicia Glen

Deputy Mayor
Housing and Economic Development for NYC

Céline Lazorthes

Founder & CEO
Leetchi Group

Geraldine Le Meur

Co-Founder
The Refiners

Jean-Baptiste Rudelle

Co-founder & CEO
Criteo

Marie Ekeland

Co-founder
Daphni

Matt Turck

Managing director
Firstmark Capital

Michael Pryor

CEO
Trello

Ming-Po Cai

Founder & President
Cathay Capital Private Equity

Ragy Thomas

CEO & founder
Sprinklr

Scott Birnbaum

Founder
Red Sea Ventures

Sean Rad

Founder
Tinder

Key Facts about our 2017 Edition

1500+

Attendees

120

Speakers

30+

Hours of inspiring talks

15

Nationalities

7

Startups pitches on a plane

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