I am Harold Parisot, I created my company in luxury off-market real estate in Paris 8 years ago. It was by showing large apartments and mansions to potential Chinese buyers that I had the idea of creating the Chinese Business Club. source starmedia
How would you describe the Chinese Business Club?
The Chinese Business Club France Chine is a network of influence where member companies meet 6 or 7 times a year in Paris.
The participants meet in Parisian Palaces around captains of industry or politicians. The last guests of honor are: the CEO of L'Oréal, the CEO of Club Med, the CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Pierre Gattaz, Emmanuel Macron, ... On the Chinese side, we find the investment funds : DongFeng, Fosun, Cathay Capital, Chinese banks: ICBC, Bank of China, China Exim Bank, China Construction Bank, …and major Chinese brands present in Europe.
What are the most represented trades among club members?
All sectors of activity are represented: agrifood, pharmaceutical laboratories, aeronautics, the world of luxury, heavy industry, tourism, services, etc. Also present are diplomats from the Chinese Embassy and Consulate, as well as the China Unit of the 'Elysée Palace and the Quai d'Orsay.
Why do you organize, with the Club, an annual lunch on Women's Day?
Parity between the number of Chinese and French is respected. This is less true with gender parity. This is why I have chosen to remedy this by organizing a Special Women's Edition on the occasion of International Women's Day. The 1st edition last year with Sophie Marceau was a huge success. We therefore renewed the operation this year with Juliette Binoche. It is now the annual meeting of business and influential women. I already give you an appointment for lunch on March 8, 2018 with an international star!
Are the many celebrities present at this lunch important for the aura of the club?
Yes of course ! All Club events are lobbying and business oriented. The Special Women's Edition of the Chinese Business Club makes the Club known to many women who were unaware of the existence of the Club. The many personalities, actresses and singers contribute greatly to the visibility and notoriety of the Chinese Business Club.
What events are you planning in the coming months?
The member companies meet 6 or 7 times a year in Parisian Palaces. The next guests of honor are Christine Lagarde, Isabelle Kocher, Carlos Ghosn, Jean-Charles Decaux, Arthur Sadoun and Xavier Niel.
If you are interested in the Chinese market, there is nothing more effective than the Chinese Business Club to develop your Franco-Chinese address book at a high level!