Speakers ECC Paris 2010
Thursday June 17 - Challenges of the Future
Philippe Gabilliet, a French Futurist, Elisabeth Sandager Danoise Directeur Général International de l’Oréal
Luxe, Ervin Laszlo, a Scientist & Hungarian philosopher sharing from their own personal experiences, will
encourage us to work on the new challenges that lie ahead.
Elisabeth Sandager, Danish, International Director of L’Oréal Luxe
Having served successively as Chief Executive Officer France of Bang and Olufsen and CEO of Kookaï and
Helena Rubinstein, Elisabeth Sandager is International Director of L’Oréal Luxe today. She will come to share
her vision of the future as well as the place of the woman in tomorrow’s society.
Ervin Laszlo – President of the Club of Budapest:
Ervin Lazlo is Founder and President of the Club of Budapest – a worldwide think tank - and has twice been
nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The members of the Club of Budapest frequently exchange views with
the likes of the Dalai Lama, film director Milos Forman, Jane Goodall, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bianca Jagger,
Zubin Mehta, Desmond Tutu and Elie Wiesel. A child prodigy, Ervin gave concerts from the age of nine.
Thanks to the Grand Prix of the International Music Competition of Geneva, he was able to cross the “iron
curtain”. He began his career as an international concert performer then, following several twists and turns of
his life as both a scientist and an intellectual, he served as President of the Club of Budapest, and head of the
General Evolution Research Group, which he founded. He is an advisor to the UNESCO Director General.
Laszlo is author, co-author and editor of 87 books published in 23 languages.
Philippe Gabilliet – French Futurist:
Philippe Gabilliet works in the field of managerial futurology, leadership development and intercultural
management, with particular interest in the Far East. He is an Associate Professor with ESCP Europe in
Organisational Behaviour with responsibility, for the third year running, of the course entitled “Futurology,
anticipation & intelligence of the future”. He ensures the scientific focus of the diploma-awarding programme
“Lead & Motivate”. He also teaches at the CNAM (National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, Paris), and at
HEC Geneva (Switzerland).
Friday June 18 – When Art meets Science
A day of interaction among speakers from the artistic or scientific fields. Exploring their work, their
discoveries, and their research they will create a special experience for all those present. By allowing the talents
and discoveries of these experts, pioneers and maestri to touch us, we will enable the twinned insight of the arts
and sciences to co-create novel approaches, new ways of thinking, and innovative interventions.
Trinh Xuan Thuan (TXT), Astrophysicien vietnamien professeur aux USA
Trinh Xuan Thuan was born on 20th August, 1948 in Hanoï (Vietnam).
He pursued his studies in Saigon, at the French high school. He obtained his Bachelor of Physics at the
California Institute off Technology (Caltech) in 1970, then his PhD in Astrophysics at Princeton University in
1974. An astrophysicist internationally recognized for his research in extragalactic astronomy (concerning
objects beyond the Milky Way), he is the author of more than 230 articles on the formation and evolution of
galaxies, in particular of dwarf galaxies, and on the synthesis of light elements in the Big-bang. His articles are
widely referred to in the world. Since 1976, he has been a professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia
in Charlottesville, and divides his time between the United States and France.
David Whyte Irish poet:
David Whyte, Irish poet, lecturer and outstanding speaker, will bring interesting insights into creative processes
that release energy and adaptability in the workplace. Awakening the dormant imagination of individuals and
organizations alike, with the courage of the metaphor and the use of poetic language to rally around the vision,
these are for him the key ingredients of “conversational leadership” which makes the difference among today’s
Guillaume Caunegre osteopath D.O.:
Guillaume Caunègre D.O. is the founder of the Osteotherapeutics Institute and an expert in Life Education
for Business with a one-to-one progressive method for his top clients and YPO - WPO members. He has
developed a system of treatment and conditioning management for top ranking sports personalities in the fields
of tennis, golf, athletics and car racing. Many of his clients hold Olympic and world titles and still consult him
for performance and excellence. Guillaume is a featured speaker and creator of the “hologram of health for a
balanced & performant brain & nervous system”.
Denis Marquet, French philosopher, novelist and therapist
Denis Marquet is an inspiring philosopher, a recognized novelist, a featured speaker and an exceptional
therapist. Graduate of École Normale Supérieure Ulm (Paris) with a Doctorate in Philosophy, he has taught in
Paris XII University, IEP Paris (Sciences Po) and ESCP-EAP; Denis played in several rock bands and has
composed films’ original soundtracks. His first novel, Colère, is a recognized best-seller, translated into eight
languages. During several years, he experienced psychoanalysis and various methods of psychotherapy.
Blending contemporary therapy practise and Socratic Dialogue, he creates his own philosophical practitioner’s
method and has written many articles for Psychologies Magazine.
Warren Lamb, English teacher in Dance and Body Language
Warren Lamb is currently researching movement and ender as well as continuing to lecture around the world.
Originally a pioneer of modern dance in the UK, he has since devoted himself to observation and analysis of
people’s body movement using notation and has discovered a link between movements and making decisions.
Warren Lamb gives conferences around the world but not yet in France. This would be a world premiere. His
public interventions are always lively and interactive.
Angie Hiesl, German artist
Exploring visions of the future…the artist's ability to see problems from a different perspective! Angie Hiesl
stands for interdisciplinary projects transforming temporary everyday spaces into art spaces. Her performance
installations are sensory provocations in the border area between performance and fine art. Her work invites
audiences and passers-by to view what was once thought to be familiar in a new way. Angie Hiesl has won
numerous awards in theatre and art since the early 1980s and was awarded the European Street Theater Prize in
1998 for her best-known work to date: "x-times people chair."
Saturday June 19th - the beginning of something new.
From the inspirations and experiences from the first two days of conference, we suggest you finding the
flexibility, willingness and especially the boldness to renew what became obsolete and cumbersome in our
- To co-create innovative answers to the stakes and challenges of the 1st evening
- To strengthen coaches' international community around the fundamentals of this profession in become.