French president invites 30 prominent business figures
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ (L) of Turkey, president of Doğan TV Holding (DTVH) shakes hands with the French President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 25, 2013. DHA photoDoğan TV Holding Chairwoman Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ was among the guests invited to French President François Hollande’s dinner event on June 25, which hosted around 30 prominent figures from the international business circles.
The guest list included representatives from Russia’s Gazprom and Rosneft, Germany’s Siemens, U.S. companies Carlyle Group and Intel, Japan’s Sony, Sweden’s Ikea and many other top players of the global business world.
The Turkish guests for the events included Muhtar Kent, the CEO of Coca Cola, Yalçındağ, and Sabancı Holding Chairwoman Güler Sabancı.
Hollande’s opening speech at the event summed up his early days as the French president, focusing on his attempts at increasing the country’s competitiveness. The guests also shared thoughts with the president on the global issues, as well as France’s image abroad for business leaders.
The guests and the French president discussed global events and economic concerns throughout the dinner, as well as possible solutions that may resolve current restraints.
The dinner was part of the ongoing economic initiatives taken by Hollande to draw investors to the country and fight against the increasing unemployment.