Inaugural event focused on technology and French entrepreneurship comes to New York City
June 19, 2014
NEW YORK – AXA announced today that it will serve as the headline sponsor and host of the inaugural La French Touch Conference (LFTC). The event will be held at The AXA Center in New York City June 26 - 27.
Powered by La French Tech and AXA, the two-day conference will bring together leading innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers to celebrate the latest innovations and successes within France’s flourishing technology ecosystem. Both growing and established brands, including AXA, Dell, Twitter, Microsoft, Air France, Tinder, Nielsen, DailyMotion, Criteo, Lending Club, and Quirky, among many others, will partake in the first-of-its-kind event, aimed at creating a forum wherein creativity and business will merge.
“We look forward to welcoming such an esteemed collection of experts to New York to share ideas and initiate important conversations that will help drive global innovation,” said Frédéric Tardy, Group Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer of AXA. “At AXA, we are committed to the digitalization of the insurance industry and we are excited to partner with La French Touch in creating a stage to showcase French digital talent.”
AXA has taken an active role in La French Tech, which aims to empower forward-looking French entrepreneurs around the globe, in part due to the company’s commitment to a digital transformation that gives its customers improved access to financial protection products and services. In 2014, AXA launched its own Silicon Valley Lab while also announcing global partnerships with Facebook and LinkedIn.
In addition to hosting and sponsoring the event, AXA executives will be featured participants. They include:
- Guillaume Cabrère, AXA’s director of AXA’s Silicon Valley Lab, participating as a jury member of a startup contest and
- Antoine Denoix, AXA France’s digital director, speaking on a Brands & Digital Marketing panel
For more information and to register for the event, visit www.lafrenchtouchconference.net
“AXA” is a brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (NY, NY), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: NY, NY), AXA Advisors, LLC, and AXA Distributors, LLC. In business since 1859, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company is a leading financial protection company and one of the nation’s premier providers of life insurance, annuity, and financial products and services distributed to individuals and business owners through its retail distribution channel, AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC) and to the financial services market through its wholesale distribution channel, AXA Distributors, LLC.
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About The AXA Center
The AXA Event & Production Center (“The AXA Center”) is a comprehensive production venue offering a variety of media services and premier event spaces, including an expansive yet intimate 487-seat theatre. Ideally situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the AXA Center helps serve event, production, or post-production needs – all in one convenient location. For more information or to schedule a tour, go to www.axaeventproductioncenter.com. Follow us on Twitter at @AXACenter_NYC