Thought leaders from across disciplines will come together in one space to answer the crucial questions facing the labour market dynamics in the digital age. Learn more about the speakers lineup below.


Project manager General Directorate – FAF-TT

After a Master in European Affairs and political philosophy, Margaux worked on European affairs for a local community. Then she worked for 2 years in a political party as political adviser on employment, professional training and social dialogue. In 2016, Margaux joined FAF-TT, the bi-partite professional training fund of the staffing industry in France as Project manager to the general directorate. Among other responsibilities, she is leading the « refugees » project at national level.

Pierre CAHUC
Director of the Department of Economy of CREST

Pierre Cahuc is professor in economy at l’ENSAE-CREST and at Ecole Polytechnique of Paris. He is director of the Department of Economy of CREST, of the Labor Market Programme of the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn) and of the Chair for “Securisation des parcours professionnels”. He is also research fellow at CEPR (London). Pierre is editor and co-editor of several scientific newspapers. He has been member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique to the French Prime Minister from 2006 to 2012 and from 2012 to 2016. He also published more than 20 books including “Economical negationism and how to get rid of it” co-authored with André Zylberberg (Flammarion, Paris, 2016) and « The enemies of employment » with André Zylberberg (Flammarion, Paris, 2016).

Chief Executive Officer of RCSA – Australia & New-Zealand

Charles is Chief Executive of RCSA, the peak body for recruitment and employment in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to commencing in this role in May 2016 Charles was a workforce management consultant with expertise in non-traditional working arrangements. As Director responsible for Quality and Standards on the Board of the World Employment Confederation, Charles is passionate about the achievement of the right balance between flexibility and responsibility in a rapidly changing world of work.

Jean-Michel CAYE
Senior Partner, BCG Paris

Jean-Michel Caye is responsible of the BCG’s worldwide expertise center onhuman resources, talent management and leadership. BCG fellow since 2011, his researches are mainly focused on talents. Jean-Michel also has a strong expertise inpost-merger integration for global companies with a focuson cultural dimensions andcommunication between employees. Before joining BGC in1998, Jean-Michel was Director at HayGroup in charge of the Compensation and Performance practice. Healso worked for IT services companies in France. Jean-Michel has a diploma of Sciences Po Bordeaux and a Master in Business laws and Human resources from University of Paris Dauphine.

Project Leader sustainability policy and compliance - IKEA

Previously working within civil society, Ajda joined IKEA in 2015, taking on the development and the implementation of the updated approach to prevention of child labour and supporting young workers, as well as on other human rights initiatives in the supply chain. Currently Ajda is working as a Project Leader driving the external engagement and internal policy development regarding responsible recruitment of migrant workers. Ajda holds a law degree from University of Ljubljana and an LLM in international human rights law from Lund University.”

President and CEO of Gi Group Holding

Stefano Colli-Lanzi is the President and CEO of Gi Group Holding. He established Gi Group in 1998 after having gained extensive professional and managerial experience in the Human Resources sector.
He is also professor of business economics at the Milan Catholic University. In addition to this Stefano Colli-Lanzi fills the role of Vice-Chairman of Assolavoro, the association that brings together the employment agencies operating throughout Italy.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University.

Philippe DABAT
Managing director of AG2R LA MONDIALE

Philippe Dabat began his career in 1983 as procurement manager for Eurest in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He joined McKinsey & Co in Paris in 1986 as a consultant and then worked as project manager in the insurance, banking and manufacturing industries. In 1990, he went to work for La Mondiale where he had many different commercial roles. Philippe Dabat became the south-west regional director in next to no time in 1993, and then national distribution network manager in 1997. In 2002, he was made deputy CEO, in charge of the division La Mondiale Expert and joined the executive board. He became the local markets director for AG2R LA MONDIALE in 2008. Since 2009, Philippe Dabat has been managing director of AG2R LA MONDIALE, in charge of individual and collective insurance activities and responsible for the risk, health, pensions and collective savings departments.

Laurent DA DALTO
CEO and founder of MIMBUS

He has a PhD in Virtual Reality and has been working on the transfer of new technologies to manual trades training since 2001. In 2004, he conceived the first simulator dedicated to the training of the welding motion. He created MIMBUS in 2011 to provide the vocational training centres with a global offer. Two years later, he created the unique simulator of its kind in the world capable of training carpenter and cabinet marker. He is member of the European Vocational Training Association and he regularly gives a talk to promote the use of the new technologies and the artificial intelligence dedicated to the vocational training.

CEO The Adecco Group

A Belgian national born in 1963, Alain Dehaze joined The Adecco Group in 2009 and is CEO since September 2015. Since January 2016, Alain Dehaze has been Chair of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), a business-driven initiative promoting youth employability and skills development. Furthermore, he was Vice-President of the Board of the World Employment Confederation-Europe and member of the Board of the World Employment Confederation between 2010 and 2015. Alain Dehaze trained as a commercial engineer at the ICHEC Brussels Management School, Belgium. He currently lives in Zurich, Switzerland.

Director General – Indeed France

Master of Marketing at Sciences Po- Paris, Master in internet management of Paris Dauphine University and MBA at Ottawa University, Arnaud Devigne has more than20 years experience in Web and Tech. Before joining Indeed, Arnaud launched and developed several start-up in emerging markets at Rocket Internet/Africa Internet Group (AIG). Arnaud started his career as consultant in strategy and marketing for companies such as Accenture and Cap Gemini Consulting Telecom&Media. He joined Google in 2009 as Head of Business Marketing and has also been marketing director of Viadeo and Yellow Pages group. In 20 years Arnaud gained a solid experience in setting-up and developing brands in Tech on the French market. Passionate about digital economy and the impact that technologies can have on our daily life, Arnaud is also fond of sociology. He joined Indeed France in 2016 with the objective to reinforce the brand, develop collaboration with companies and institutions and implement sensitization programs for the public at large and employers.

Agostino DI MAIO
Managing Director of Assolavoro

Since 2007 Agostino Di Maio is the Managing Director of Assolavoro, the trade association representing approximately 90% of the consolidated income deriving from the temporary work industry in Italy. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Industrial Relations from Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali - LUISS and obtained a MBA degree in 1989. He was appointed Human Resources Director of Alitalia Airportfrom 2004 to 2007, managing the company's airport personnel in Rome Fiumicino, Napoli, Palermo and Cagliari as well as London Heathrow, Brussels, Frankfurt and Athens. From 1998 to 2004 he was Director of Labour Laws, Collective Agreements and Costs at Alitalia Holding. He represented Alitalia at AEA (The Association of European Airlines) and at APDC (Airlines Personnel Directors Conference). From 1989 to 1998 he was in charge of the relations with the parliamentary bodies for Intersind, the national association of state owned industries.

Mercedes ERRA
Co-Founder of BETC et CEO of Havas Worldwide

Mercedes Erra is founder of BETC, leading french advertising agency and Executive President of Havas Worldwide. Graduated of HEC and La Sorbonne (Master and CAPES in literature) she is specialized in building and managing key brands. She personally contributed to major strategic changes in health for Danone, youth for Evian, vision for Air France “faire du ciel le plus bel endroit del a terre », McDonald’s « Venez comme vous êtes ». Mercedes is engaged in a number of causes towards women, youth, human rights and innovation: Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society which she co-founded, Elle Foundation as also the Commission Innovation 2030. She is an active member of the French Committee of Human Rights Watch and leads the mission of the Strategic Committee of the advertising communication sector. She has been named as President of the Board of the “Immigration historical Museum”. She is also Vice-president of the French national committee of Unesco, member of the board of the “Collège de France” Foundation and sits at the board of several major French Companies. Mercedes is Officer of the « Légion d’Honneur », Commander of Commander of the Order of Arts and Literature. She is mother of five boys.

Wallace GAO
Vice President of The China Association of Foreign Service Trades (CAFST)

Wallace is the Vice President of The China Association of Foreign Service Trades (CAFST) and Chairman and Founder of Career International, the leading total talent solutions provider in Asia. As a pioneer and promoter in China's staffing industry, he established Career International in 1996. Now it has more than 60 branches across Asia and over 1,000 consultants. Wallace is known for his innovative spirit: He introduced Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) model and promoted the flexible staffing services in China, which has seen rapid growth. He is confident about Career International's future expansion in the global market. Wallace graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University , and has an EMBA from Peking University.

Chief Executive of REC – UK

Kevin Green has been the Chief Executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation since 2008. The REC is the professional body for the UK’s £35.1 billion private recruitment industry. Kevin is also VP of World Employment Confederation where he chairs the national federations committee. Kevin personally won the trade association leadership award. Before starting at the REC, Kevin worked for the Royal Mail from 2003 to 2008. His last role was HR Director for Royal Mail Letters; responsible for all people-related issues for the business with 165,000 employees. Prior to this, Kevin was Managing Director of Qtab, a successful strategic HR consultancy. Kevin has a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel and is a Fellow of the CIPD and IRP.

Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

As Secretary-General of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) since 2006, Angel Gurría has firmly established the Organisation as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture including the G7, G20 and APEC, and a reference point in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives. He has broadened OECD’s membership with the accession of Chile, Estonia, Israel, Latvia and Slovenia, and has made the Organisation more inclusive by strengthening its links with key emerging economies. Under his watch, the OECD is leading the effort to reform the international tax system, and to improve governance frameworks in anti-corruption and other fields. He has also heralded a new growth narrative that promotes the well-being of people, including women, gender and youth, and has scaled up the OECD contribution to the global agenda, including the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr. Gurría holds a B.A. degree in Economics from UNAM (Mexico) and a M.A. degree in Economics from Leeds University (United Kingdom). He has received Honorary Degrees from the Universidad de Valle de México, Rey Juan Carlos University, European University of Madrid, and the Universities of Leeds, Haifa and Bratislava.

Director of Policy & Professional Services - Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)

Tom Hadley is the Director of Policy & Professional Services at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) - the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, representing 3,200 corporate members and over 9,000 individual members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP). Specific areas of responsibility include government relations, legal support, compliance policy and diving proactive campaigns in areas such as inclusion and social mobility, skills, the future of work and youth employment. An overriding priority for the REC is to ensure that employment issues are at the forefront of Brexit negotiations and that the UK jobs market continues to thrive. Tom is a regular media commentator on labour market and employment issues and is board member of the World Employment Confederation (Europe). He also represents the REC on a number of government advisory forums and works with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the ‘capacity building’ of business organizations. Previous jobs have included working for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the European Commission and for Vivendi. Tom is a former national league rugby player. He is a collector of fine wines and a passionate enthusiast of 1980s French popular music.

Vice President and Managing Director Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting Group - KellyServices

Mr. Healy joined Kelly Services in 1993. He consults with clients in the design and delivery of workforce solutions to meet talent acquisition, talent supply chain, and process efficiency demands. He has responsibility for leading the R&D, Centers of Excellence (CoE) and talent supply chain analytics teams to develop customized workforce management strategies for companies around the world. Mr. Healy is a frequent presenter on topics ranging from workforce strategy, the future of work, workforce analytics and HR technology. Mr. Healy has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain magazine as a « Pros to Know ». Graduated of the University of Massachusetts, Mr. Healy is board member of the World Employment Confederation and Chairman of its Corporate Member Committee. He is a member of APICS Supply Chain Corporate Advisory Board and the Duke University Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).

Vincent HUGUET
CEO Hopwork

Vincent Huguet is 41 years old. He is graduate from EDHEC (French Business School). He started his career in the telecommunications industry with France Telecom and then TELMEX in Mexico. He started his first company in Mexico City in 2003, an online flower shop. Back in France in 2006, he acted as the co-founder and COO of both Ooprint&Dromadaire. Feeling that there was no easy or efficient way to connect companies with freelancers, he founded Hopwork in 2013 with Jean-Baptiste Lemée & Hugo Lassiège, both ex-freelancers and developers. Hopwork is today the leading freelancers platform in France.

Japan Staffing Services Association.

JASSA Ryuji Ichikawa has been Adviser of JASSA (Japan Staffing Services Association) and President of VEC (Venture Enterprise Center, Japan) which overlooks startups and innovation since 2010. He is a former METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) officer and was a member of the Governmental Council of Labor Policy as well as its subcommittee 2007-2010. He graduated from the University of Tokyo and has a DSU at the Université de Paris II.

General secretary - UNI-Global Union

Philip J. Jennings is General Secretary of UNI Global Union, the global trade union for the services sector, with 900 unions in 150 countries. He is a proud son of Cardiff with a global perspective who has never forgotten his roots. His Welsh origins have informed his values and his sense of justice for working people.
Philip is a global union pioneer, recognized as the ‘global warrior’ for workers’ rights. His dedication and ingenuity have led to a transformation of global union work from supply-chain justice, notably the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, through global agreements with multinationals, to union solidarity.
Philip was instrumental in ensuring that the labor movement finally achieved a seat at the G20 table with the establishment of the Labour 20 (L20), which is now an integral part of the G20 and he himself sits on the board of the UN Global Compact in New York.
His mission is to Break Through for workers to allow them to unionize and collectively bargain with the conviction that their rights are part of human rights.
Philip recently received a Honoury Fellowship from the University of Cardiff for his contribution to the international labour movement.

Jurriën KOOPS
Director - ABU

Jurriën Koops was appointed director of the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU) in 2014, having joined the organization in 2002. In addition to his work with ABU, Koops is also chairman of the Foundation for Training and Development in the Flexible Staffing Industry (STOOF) and in December 2015 was elected as a member of the board of the World Employment Confederation-Europe.
Prior to joining ABU, Koops worked as a policy advisor for trade union CNV, which represents the interests of workers in construction, the industrial sector, transportation, food, and services. He was also a senior consultant for business development for Dutch staffing firm Start People, a USG People company.

Gilles LAFON
President of Prism'emploi

Gilles Lafon has been president of Prism’emploi since 2014. He serves as assistant director of Axxis Ressources, Board member, assistant director of key accounts, external relations, communications and marketing for the Onet Group. He has also been seated on the Executive Board of Medef since 2008.

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Jérémy LAMRI
Co-founder of Lab’RH

Jeremy Lamri is the founder and CEO of Monkey tie, the online French leader in affinity recruitment and career development. He also cofounded the HR Lab, the French association for promoting innovation in HR. Jeremy also teaches human resources for the digital age and leadership development programs, and he is a speaker for corporates on the future of work and HR. He is a former semi-pro rugby player, and is reserve officer in the French Navy since several years. Since 2011, as a member of the UN Major Group for Youth and Children, and as a Young Ambassador for France, Jeremy has helped raise youth awareness worldwide. Jeremy holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development Management from HEC Paris and a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physics from Oxford University. He is currently a PhD student in sociopsychology at Paris Descartes University Research Lab.

President of the French Federation of Auto-Entrepreneurs (FEDae) which he founded in 2009, and co-author of the book L’auto-entrepreneur pour les nuls (The Auto-Entrepreneur Status for Dummies)

Grégoire Leclercq has a passion for all new forms of professional activities. With its some 80,000 members, the FEDae is today a reference in debates on the subject of self-employment and notably the development these past years of the famous platforms. As such, it was only natural that Grégoire Leclercq take an active interest in the Uberisation issue and its repercussions for the French economic, social and fiscal models. He thus co-founded the Uberisation Observatory with Denis Jacquet in 2015. Together, they brought out a book on the subject in October 2017, L’Uberisation : un ennemi qui vous veut du bien ? (Uberisation: An Enemy Who Wishes You Well? ), which was awarded the Turgot prize in 2017. Grégoire Leclercq holds a Master degree in Computer Science from the French Military Academy of Saint-Cyr, a Master’s degree in Criminal Law from the National Gendarmerie Officers’School, and an MBA from HEC Paris. In charge of Commercial Relations within the EBP technology group, he is also extremely active on the civic and associative fronts.

Vice President of the World Employment Confederation

Hans Leentjes is currently Vice President of the World Employment Confederation and Vice President External Affairs of ManpowerGroup. Hans joined ManpowerGroup in 2005 as Country Manager for the Netherlands before heading the group’s operations for the EMEA region that included Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In2011,he joined ManpowerGroup’s executive management team and served as Executive Vice President and President of Northern Europe until 2016, where he had a large share of responsibility for executing the company’s strategic direction and ongoing operations. Since 1989 and over the course of his career, he held several management positions in the employment industry. He also served as a Board Member of the Dutch Federation of Private Employment Agencies for a mandate of five years. Hans studied Sociology and Business Administration at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and is a member of the Board of the Amsterdam Diner foundation that contributes to the fight against AIDS/HIV.

CEO of the VDAB – Flemish Public Employment Service - Belgique

Master in Law and Criminology. Special master in Public Administration and Management. After finishing his studies, Fons Leroy (23 June 1954) lectured at the HISKWA-Arbeidershogeschool in Brussels and was responsible for the RVA (National Employment Office) research division. In 1990 he became Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Community Minister for Employment of that time. From 1990 tot 2005 he worked as a Deputy Chief of Cabinet and later as a Chief of Cabinet at the Flemish Employment Cabinets. In 2005, he became the CEO of the VDAB, the Public Employment Service of Flanders. Fons Leroy was elected Public Service Manager of the year (2009), HR Ambassador (2010) and Leader in Recognition (2016). Fons Leroy is president of the European Network of Public Employment Services and board member of WAPES. He is also a member of the High Council of Employment and visiting professor at Odisee High School in Brussels.

Marina MANKE
Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Division - IOM

Marina Manke joined IOM in 2004 as a migration data specialist at the Vienna Technical Cooperation Centre for Europe and Central Asia. Since then, evidence based migration governance and policy development have become her prime areas of specialization, proven by co-authorship of such flagship publications as “Migration Profiles – Making the Most of the Process”, as well as expert interventions at high-level international and national fora. Marina Manke has been delivering capacity building and technical support to governments in Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Americas. From 2007 till 2010, she advised the Government of the RussianFederation for a large-scale readmission programme funded by the EU, Germany and Finland. From 2011 till 2016, Marina Manke worked as a Senior Regional Thematic Specialist on labour mobility and human development at the IOM Regional Office for South-East Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Marina Manke has an M.A in Political Science from the Central European University and a Ph.D in International Relations from Cambridge.

CEO of Azao – Consulting in social innovation

David Ménascé manages Azao, a consulting firm specialized in impactful social innovation. Azao supports numerous companies in the setting up of innovative and inclusive business models in France and emerging countries. David is also interested in changes that information technologieD bring to ways of work though the appearance of on-demand economy. He published his researches with the Institut de l’Entreprise in two publications : “La France du Bon Coin” which analysis the development of micro-entrepreneurship in digital platforms and “Le travail à la demande” : which social model ?”. David Ménascé teaches at HEC Paris (Social Business Chair) and is the academic Director of the Executive MBA program “innovation and Social Business” in partnership with Cape Town University (South Africa) and the Indian Institute of Management of Bangalore (India). He published articles in numerous academic publications, notably Harvard Business Review. David is graduated from HEC and Sciences Po Paris.

Associate expert at Fondation Jean-Jaurès

Consultant sociologist Alain Mergier taught semiology at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano and Javeriana universities in Bogota, Colombia. After returning to France, he set up his own firm and worked in France and Argentina. Today, he is an associate expert at Fondation Jean-Jaurès and, since January 2000, he has managed the sociological studies firm, AMC. He carries out studies for institutions, associations and companies on the major issues in contemporary society: behaviour in the face of risk, public health, loneliness, demotion, access to rights, the culture and behaviour of the younger generations, new kinds of solidarity, professional mobility, the working-class and the popular vote, democracy and digital culture, anti-social behaviour, security, and the impact of terrorism.

Annemarie MUNTZ
President of the World Employment Confederation

Annemarie Muntz studied social & economic law in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Ms. Muntz has chaired the World Employment Confederation-Europe, the voice of the employment industry at European level, since 2005 and was elected to president of the World Employment Confederation in May 2014. She was Secretary General of ABU, the Dutch staffing industry association, from 1991 to 1996. Since then Ms. Muntz has worked in various legal and public affairs functions for multinational HR services providers. She is currently Managing Director Group Public Affairs at Randstad Holding.

Partner at PwC France

Ruxandra Muys-Stoian has over 20 years of experience in human resources management consulting in international environment . She is a Partner at PwC France and has previously worked for the consulting firm in different countries (Romania, Poland, Russia) . Ruxandra focuses on people strategy development and implementation .She is a key contributor to PwC thought leadership studies regarding the future of the workforce and the alternative models generated by the digital transformation impact on the world of work. Ruxandra Muys-Stoian is a Medical Doctor from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Bucharest and has a Master in Health Administration from the LUMNY programme.

Financial Times employment Correspondent

Sarah O’Connor is the Financial Times employment correspondent. She covers global labour market issues such as technology, demographics, corporate surveillance and the future of work. She also writes a fortnightly column on employment. Sarah joined the FT in 2007 as a graduate trainee after gaining a degree in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University. In her time at the FT, she has reported on the banking crisis from Iceland, the US economy from Washington DC, and corporate affairs for the Lex column from London. She won Business and Finance Journalist of the Year in the 2014 British Press Awards, and her project on wearable technology in the workplace won the Digital Innovation Award in the 2016 British Press Awards. She was longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2017.

Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation

Based on his long term experience in the field of work and industrial relations, Denis Pennel is a well-respected analyst of labour markets at European and global level. Work futurist and author of several books (including “The Ego Revolution at Work”), he is regularly invited to act as a speaker and lecturer on forums, hearings or conferences. He has been ranked as one of the Top 100 most influential HR professionals at global level. Denis Pennel was appointed in 2005 as Managing Director of the World Employment Confederation, the global professional association representing the employment industry. In his role he is in charge of promoting the interests of the employment sector before international institutions, such as the European Union (EU), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the World Bank or the OECD. Born in 1966, he graduated from the French Institute of Political Studies and headed Communications departments of Deloitte and TBWA prior to joining Manpower. As a former Corporate Communications Director of Manpower France (1998-2005), Denis Pennel brings to the World Employment Confederation broad knowledge and experience in the employment sector. At the EU level, Denis Pennel is a board member of ESCO, the European Commission project to set up a taxonomy on skills and competences. He was also appointed as a chair to several working groups managed by DG Employment. Denis Pennel is member of several think tanks, including CEPS (Centre for European Policies and Studies) and EPC (European Policy Centre). He has published many articles and opinion pieces related to the functioning of labour markets. He is the labour market expert of the French think tank “Génération Libre”.

President and CEO of ManpowerGroup

Jonas Prising was named ManpowerGroup Chairman in December of 2015 and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in May of 2014. He leads all aspects of ManpowerGroup’s business in 80 countries and territories worldwide. Prior to being elected CEO, Jonas Prising served as ManpowerGroup President from 2012 to 2014, leading the company’s operations in the Americas and Southern Europe, and overseeing the global Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions businesses. Jonas Prising joined ManpowerGroup in 1999 and has also served as managing director of Manpower Italy; director of Manpower Global Accounts — Europe, Middle East and Africa; President of North America; and President of the Americas.

Fabrice REY
Director of the employment-Skills Cluster – CREATIV

Fabrice REY worked for 9 years at Amyos Consultants group, a consulting firm specialized in analyzing and supporting transformation in public policies, organizations and territories with strong focus in employment, professional training and skills management. He was consultant and director in charge of « Economical transformation and innovation » acting with all players involved in employment.. Since Sept 2015, he is Director of the Public Interest Grouping « Maison de l’Emploi et de la Formation du bassin dijonnais », financed through public funding and acting in accompanying long term unemployed, sustainable procurement, anticipation of economical transformation and Workforce and Competency Planning. In 2017 the organization changed its name to CREATIV, Employment and skills cluster of the Dijon territory. A change which reflects its collaborative approach where members and partners are working together to enrich the services offering to companies and workers as to experiment new working methodologies aiming at enhancing functioning of the labor market.

Vice-President delegate of MEDEF

Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux is 55 and the father of 4 children. At the same time, he has pursued a career as an entrepreneur, an active contribution in the employers’ associative arena and a philanthropic commitment. A graduate of the ESSEC business school and with a DESS from Dauphine in 1984, He worked at the L’OREAL group where he held several roles, including Marketing Director in Britain and Managing Director in Poland. In 1996, he created THE PHONE HOUSE, the rst chain of stores entirely dedicated to mobile phones. In 2004, he BREIZH MOBILE, the rst alternative mobile operator (MVNO) which he sold to Numericable in 2015. He is a board member of several well known companies from the industry and services and created with other entrepreneurs, ISAI, an investment fund of €70m aimed at French internet and mobile start-ups. He was Vice-President and then President of Croissance Plus (more growth), the association of high-growth companies. He has been a member of Conseil de France Investissement. He was President and then Vice-President of the Unedic from 2008 to 2012 for the MEDEF. Since 2013, he has been Vice-President delegate and Treasurer of the MEDEF, in charge of the economy, taxation, innovation and the digital economy. Finally, he created with his wife a charitable foundation, the Fondation ARAOK («forwards» in Breton which financially supports humanitarian associations. Publications: He is the author of «Salauds de Patrons!» (B*** Bosses!)(Hachette) and «Capitalism, a way out of the crisis» (Editions du Moment).

François ROUX
Prism’emploi General Secretary

François Roux is Prism’emploi General Secretary since July 2001. From 1986 to 2001, he was Managing Director of AGEFOS PME, the vocational training funds for middle and small size french companies. Before that, F. Roux has been in charge of law and fiscal department at CGPME for 5 years.

ILO Director-General

ILO Director-General Guy Ryder took office on 1 October 2012. Guy Ryder sees the ILO as absolutely central to the questions of the day: jobs, social protection, the fight against poverty, and equality. For this reason, he wants to reinforce the ILO's place at the centre of international decision-making on issues that affect the world of work.
The Director-General wants the ILO to play a role in difficult global situations – such as economic crisis – and on the national agendas of countries undergoing change, especially where the world of work is at stake. Born in Liverpool in 1956, Ryder studied Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and then Latin American Studies at Liverpool.

Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) OECD

Stefano Scarpetta has been the Director of ELS since 2013. He provides the leadership in the design, management and coordination of the activities of ELS and contributes to the implementation of the Secretary-General’s strategic orientations in a broad range of policy areas, notably  Employment, Labour, Migration, Health, Skills, Gender and tackling Inequalities. Mr. Scarpetta, joined the OECD in 1991. He led several large-scale projects, including: "Implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy"; the "Sources of Economic Growth"; and contributed to others including “The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing".  From 2002 to 2006 he was at the World Bank as the labour market advisor and lead economist in charge of the Bank-wide programme of Employment and Development. He returned to the OECD in 2006 as the Head of divion in charge of Japan, Korea, Mexico, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, China and India. In 2008 he moved back to ELS as the head of the Employment Analysis and Policy division and the editor of the Employment Outlook. In 2010, he became the Deputy Director of ELS. He holds a PhD in Economics from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Armand SOHET
Chief Human Resources Officer of Sulzer

Armand Sohet joined the Sulzer Executive Committee as Chief Human Resources Officer in 2016. Before joining Sulzer, Armand Sohet was Human Resources Senior Executive Leader of GE Grid Solutions, a 21 000 employee, $6 billion turnover division of General Electric specialized in Transmission & Distribution equipment and systems for the electrical grid. He joined GE Grid Solution’s predecessor business, Alstom Grid, as Head of Human Resources in 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Constellium. From 2007 to 2010, he led Human Resources for Thales Defence & Security C4I Systems, a 14 000 employee, €3 billion division of Thales. He previously held various positions at Novartis in Switzerland and in France, including Head of Human Resources of the Ophtha business unit, Basel, Switzerland, Head of Human Resources of Western and Central Europe, Basel (2004-2007), Head of Human Resources of Novartis France (2000 – 2004), and Human Resources Manager of Field Forces and Marketing at Novartis Pharma France (1998 – 2000). Armand Sohet started his career at Peugeot PSA, where he served in various managerial positions in the field of Human Resources (1989 – 1998). Armand Sohet holds a Diploma in Mathematics and Sociology from Besançon University and is also a graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques Paris.

Adriana STEL
Manager – Stichting Opleiding en Ontwikkeling Flexbranche (STOOF) – The Netherlands

Since 2007 she has been working at STOOF. STOOF is the National Fund for temporary workers. After her graduation in 1978, she started to work in the industry for private employment agencies. She was member of the management team during the merge between ASB and Vedior. In 1998 she became manager of the mobility center for KLM. Since 2001, she had her own business and did several interim assignments. She was director of Mobilans, an outplacement program for 1,500 employees from the public labor services. She was also interim director of Right Management Consultants, an HR company that include assessments, leadership development and transition projects from Manpower. She worked at Manpower as a project manager, serving the outplacement for LG Philips. Since 2007 she is director at STOOF and has been involved in several government projects, such as the project Learning & Working, in co-operation with the ministries of education and social affairs. From 2007 to 2017 she was responsible for several public and private projects.

CEO and chairman of the Executive Board of Randstad Holding

Jacques van den Broek has been appointed CEO and chairman of the Executive Board of Randstad Holding in March 2014. He is responsible for operations in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.
Jacques van den Broek graduated in law at Tilburg University and joined Randstad as a branch manager in 1988. Over the years he has held various management positions at Randstad and joined the Executive Board in January 2004.

President and CEO of the American Staffing Association

Wahlquist is president and CEO of the American Staffing Association, the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. Wahlquist is the primary spokesman for ASA and is responsible for its overall direction and performance. Before joining ASA in 1989 as vice president, administration and government affairs, he led government affairs activities on behalf of the staffing industry in all 50 states; Washington, DC; Puerto Rico; and Canada. Wahlquist speaks regularly before business groups on employment issues and trends and has been a featured lecturer in Europe, South America, South Africa, and Japan. He was recognized by Human Resources Outsourcing Today magazine as one of the “100 Superstars of HR Outsourcing” and by Recruiter magazine as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the staffing and recruiting industry. Wahlquist also serves on the board of directors for the World Employment Confederation and Jobs for America’s Graduates.

Stéphanie WINET
Head of Stakeholder Engagement - GFMD Business Mechanism private sector in the world, with more than 150 business and employer organisation members.

The IOE is the host and founding father of the Business Mechanism to the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which aims at ensuring the voice of business is brought on board in government migration debates in international fora. Prior to hcareer in the private sector in Geneva. She worked for a number of companies, rising to the position of Deputy Public Relations Manager. International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

Misoo YOON
Deputy Director general – Pôle Emploi

After having been Director of strategy of Pôle emploi, engaged in a major transformation since 2012, Misoo Yoon had successively been leading the performance and conception of services offering of Pôle employ. Today, as Deputy Director in charge of services offering, she supervises the definition of services to unemployed and companies, the digital strategy and the organization of the unemployed benefits service.
Before joining Pôle emploi, Misoo Yoon mainly worked in public finances domain and the assessment of public policies at the General Inspectorate of Finance and previously in local communities.
Misoo Yoon is graduated of the National Institute of Territorial Studies and of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques from Aix en Provence.

Session leader

Originally from the UK, but a European in mind and a Frenchman at heart, Alex Taylor has produced and presented television and radio shows in France and elsewhere for over 20 years. He has worked for France 3, France Inter, France Info, ARTE, La 5ème, L’Express, the BBC and VOX.  He was Programme Director of Radio France International and has taught at various universities in Paris. 
A journalist, presenter and moderator, Alex Taylor is internationally renowned for his professionalism and his skilfully elegant British humour. 
He will be leading the World Employment Conference's workshops thanks to a long-time experience  gained at over 1,000 conventions and meetings of all kinds in France as well as the rest of Europe, Africa and the United States.

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