The Atlantic Council’s Program on Transatlantic Relations is delighted to invite you to attend a panel discussion on January 21 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on  the current state of competitiveness in France and the United States, and strategies for the future. The event will mark the US launch of the Atlantic Council’s report, Companions in Competitiveness: How France and the United States Can Help Each Other Succeed in the Twenty-First Century, authored by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Nicholas Dungan.
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Report Presentation:
Mr. Nicholas Dungan
Senior Fellow, Program on Transatlantic Relations
Atlantic Council

Keynote Remarks
H.E. François Delattre
Embassy of France to the United States

Mr. Evariste Lefeuvre
Chief Economist
Natixis North America

Mr. Douglas Goudie
Director, International Government Affairs
Pfizer, Inc.

Dr. Frances Burwell
Vice President and Director, Program on Transatlantic Relations
Atlantic Council

Recent World Economic Forum rankings have shown that France and the United States, both longstanding democracies, have declined in global competitiveness relative to the rest of the world. The United States’ position as the world’s leading economy, and France’s place as the fifth-largest economy, could be eclipsed in the coming years if steps are not taken to combat the factors contributing to the decline in competitiveness.

Despite this negative picture, the French-American relationship provides an ideal forum for addressing the problems faced by the two partners. Many of France’s competitive strengths constitute areas of American shortcomings, and vice versa.

This on-the-record event will bring together high-level experts from both France and the United States to provide a nuanced perspective of the issue of competitiveness. François Delattre, ambassador of France to the United States, will be guest of honor at the event.

Please use the West Tower elevators when you arrive.