The Manager of the Year Grand Prize awarded to Guillaume Faury (Airbus)
The Grand Prize for Manager of the Year was awarded to Guillaume Faury, Executive Chairman of Airbus. A prize awarded by Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes and himself awarded in 2021, and Gabriel Attal, Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts.
The BFM Award for Newcomer of the Year goes to Renaud Heitz (Exotec)
The BFM Award for Newcomer of the Year goes to Exotec and its co-founder Renaud Heitz. The 25th French unicorn designs robots for e-commerce players.
World judo champion Romane Dicko gave him this prize.
The BFM Reason for Being Award given to Lucie Basch, the co-founder of Too good to go
The BFM Award for Purpose was presented by adventurer Mike Horn to Lucie Basch, co-founder of Too good to go.
This startup, which specializes in food waste, has just announced the acquisition of CodaBene, a French company specializing in traceability, to manage stocks in real time.
The BFM Award for Family Transmission was awarded to the Barthélémy family (Manuloc)
The BFM Award for Family Transmission was awarded to Catherine Barthélémy, President of Manuloc, Johann Peyroulet, Managing Director of Manuloc, Matthieu Barthélémy, Vice-President of Manuloc and Thomas Barthélémy, Director of Group Asset Management. Manuloc is a trade management specialist.
The BFM Award for Entrepreneurs of the Year was awarded to Pauline Duval (Groupe Duval) and Raphaël Gorgé (Groupe Gorgé)
The BFM Award for Entrepreneur of the Year, or rather Entrepreneurs of the Year, was awarded to Pauline Duval, CEO of Groupe Duval and Raphaël Gorgé, Chairman and CEO of Groupe Gorgé.
This second BFM Award was presented to them by Fred Mazzella, founder of Blablacar, which we see every Friday at 7 pm at BFM Business in Les Pionniers.
For Thierry Breton, sovereignty “is the ability to control one’s destiny”
Sovereignty is at the heart of all concerns in Europe, but this word “does not respond in the same way when it is used in France, Latvia, Greece or Denmark”, underlined the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton.
Sovereignty “has absolutely nothing to do with isolationism”, “it is the ability to control one’s destiny in all circumstances”, affirmed Thierry Breton.
The BFM Award for International Conquest awarded to Henri Poupart-Lafarge (Alstom)
The first prize of the evening is given, the BFM Award for International Conquest, to Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of Alstom. This prize was presented to him by Laurent Treilhes, Chairman and CEO and member of the executive committee of Allianz Trade in France.
“What is Alstom’s raison d’être? We have a strong conviction: the world of mobility must change”, explained Henri Poupart-Lafarge on stage at the BFM Awards.
In a bid to make mobility more sustainable, the group has signed several rail contracts in recent months.
“The impact of our solutions has been exported around the world, continued Henri Poupart-Lafarge. Rail transport should not only serve passengers, citizens, but the investment itself should serve the country and therefore the “Investment must be made in the country. So, for the last ten years, we have been committed to localizing what we do”.
“Take advantage of moments of uncertainty to take a step forward”
“There are many uncertainties. As they say, uncertainties are part of life”, assured Maurice Lévy, chairman of the board of directors of Publicis, for whom it is necessary “to seize these moments of uncertainty to take a step forward, sometimes a giant leap.”
The Chinese character for “crisis” means “both crisis and opportunity”, he stressed, calling for “seeing both”.
“There really is a crisis context that we know very well […]but next to it there are high-quality entrepreneurs, people who are absolutely determined to succeed, and that is the most important thing,” says Maurice Lévy.
A new trophy this year
This 18th ceremony will be the occasion to inaugurate a new statue. Inspired by the design of the BFM logo, this new trophy is elegant and warm thanks to its material – wood in a light shade – with brilliant reflections.
The idea: offer a statuette in an environmentally responsible material. 28 centimeters tall, this trophy was designed entirely within BFM’s artistic direction team.
The issue of sovereignty “took on a new dimension”
“We see in recent challenges” that the question of sovereignty “has taken on a new dimension”, underlined the general manager of Dassault, Bernard Charlès, mentioning in particular the cloud and cybersecurity. Dassault Systèmes, La Poste and Bouygues Telecom announced in October a “100% French” cloud project that should see the light of day in 2023.
According to the head of Dassault Systèmes, these sovereignty issues can generate competitiveness and jobs in Europe.
“Look at how China developed its leaders: it protected its market, it invested in research and created high-tech leaders that are remarkable today. The United States did the same thing,” he said.
Bernard Charlès won the grand prize for Manager of the Year in 2021.
The 18th edition of the BFM Awards and the 30th anniversary of BFM Business
“This is the 18th edition, but it is also the 30th anniversary of BFM Business, the 30th anniversary of radio, the 10th anniversary of television, and now we are opening a new era, of a multi -brand platform”, underlined Christophe Jakubyszyn, who will present the BFM Awards in a few minutes.
Follow the “new” of the BFM Awards
Thomas Sasportas and Guillaume Paul live from the Louvre Pyramid for the pre-ceremony of the 18th BFM Awards.
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The six BFM Awards awarded tonight
Six trophies will be awarded at this ceremony, rewarding companies and their managers:
Manager of the Year Award
BFM Award Conquest abroad
BFM Award Breakthrough of the Year
Sending BFM Award Family
Purpose of the BFM Award
BFM Award Entrepreneur of the Year
On the program for this extraordinary evening
From 7 pm, follow Thomas Sasportas and Guillaume Paul live from the Louvre Pyramid. Beside them, many guests will follow each other in the “new” before the ceremony begins.
At 8 pm, the 18th BFM Awards ceremony will open, with the awarding of six prizes, including the Grand Prix for Manager of the Year. Last year’s winner was Bernard Charlès, CEO of Dassault Systèmes. An extraordinary evening hosted by Laure Closier, Christophe Jakubyszyn and Audrey Tcherkoff.
Then at the end of the ceremony, do not miss the “after party”, presented by Sandra Gandoin, with the winners, the reactions, the best moments of this unique night.
The BFM Awards 2022 will be held this Tuesday
Hello and welcome to our live dedicated to the 18th edition of the BFM Awards. The ceremony will take place live from the Louvre Pyramid, in front of nearly 500 economic decision-makers and personalities.
The BFM Awards reward the best stories of entrepreneurs and celebrate the success, investment and innovation of French companies.