While the space race is accelerating, our approach to space exploration needs to be renewed in the light of societal and environmental issues that we face, and to question ourselves about the future of and in space.
Challenges of the Space themed fortnight
Space exploration shifts our understanding of boundaries. Mars exploration projects are proliferating and they are illustrated by numerous scientific breakthroughs. New state and private actors are joining the race, leading to deep transformations in this sector.
Therefore, our approach to space exploration needs to be renewed in the light of societal and environmental issues that we face, and to question ourselves about the future of and in space.
Event programming on the France Pavilion
Lighstpeed Inspiration Day #1: Further away - October 20th, 2021
Space is a source of fascination and dreams. The destination of the great space epics seems constantly pushed further away: Mars has never seemed as close as it does today. Space serves also as a great laboratory for Earth and the various missions of the last years have led to major technological advances that improve our daily lives.
The France Pavilion and the French Space Agency will showcase the cutting-edge technologies that allows us to live in Space and explore Mars while celebrating the milestones reached thanks to international Space cooperation. More photos
Lightspeed Inspiration Day #2: Dreamed odysseys - October 23rd, 2021
Space exploration is made possible and pushed further thanks to the meticulous work of the scientific community, but it is also enriched by the imagination of artists and visionaries. Fondation Jacques Rougerie encourages boldness and innovation in architectural undertakings as well as artistic creation related to Sea and Space, to bring out the Leonardo da Vinci, Jules Verne, Gustave Eiffel, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Klein… of the 21st Century. It relies on its International Architecture and Art Competitions to raise entrepreneurship, to arouse awareness and foster action of everyone towards a new relationship between humans and their natural environment.
Fondation Jacques Rougerie values the commitment of a young generation eager to meet the major environmental challenges of the century and build the world of tomorrow through a resilient architectural approach and an innovative artistic expression. The France Pavilion and the Fondation Rougerie will present inspiring projects and celebrate artists and designers working to make Space a collective adventure, a dreamed odyssey. More photos
CMA CGM, Sponsor of the Thematic fortnight dedicated to Space
The CMA CGM Group is today a world leader in transport and logistics, proposing innovative, digitalized and environmentally-friendly solutions. Thanks to its historic core business, maritime transport, its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, and its airfreight division, the Group provides its customers with end-to-end solutions via its maritime, air freight, overland and logistics solutions.
CMA CGM is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Space.
Under the leadership of Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group is today a world leader in transport and logistics, proposing innovative, digitalized and environmentally-friendly solutions. Thanks to its historic core business, maritime transport, its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, and its airfreight division, the Group provides its customers with end-to-end solutions via its maritime, air freight, overland and logistics solutions.
A Pioneer in the use of alternative fuels and of disruptive technological choices, the Group is committed to energy transition and to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
As a family Group, CMA CGM is also committed to taking up the major challenges of the world, whether social, societal or environmental. Through its foundation, the group particularly supports educational innovation, stands by thousands of children around the world each year, and puts its expertise at the service of major humanitarian crises.
A presence in 160 countries
offices in the world
" Through its history, our Group has a strong attachment to the Middle East. We are very proud to be a partner of the France Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo. Like the one carried by our ships, this Pavilion will spread the excellence and dynamism of our country and our company across the oceans. "
CMA CGM is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Space.
Photo exhibition of the CNES and ESA
The Space thematic seen by the students of the Ecole des Gobelins
The France Pavilion has collaborated with the students of the Bachelor Graphic Motion Designer Apprenticeship (GMDA) of the Gobelins School of the Image. Their artworks allow us to promote the major issues of the Space thematic to the international audience of the Exhibition.
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The Space thematic seen by Clément LEROUSSEAU
The Space thematic seen by Megi HAFIZI
Discover French innovative companies
In partnership with Business France, the France Pavilion highlights some solutions developped by French companies regarding Space.Find out more
In partnership with Business France, the France Pavilion highlights some solutions developped by French companies regarding Space.
Experts’ Views: Artificial Intelligence
The "Artificial Intelligence" working group brought together companies, public research organizations, ministries and French universities that are passionate and committed to artificial intelligence. Starting with concrete applications, the group focused on describing the current and future impact of AI developed by France and its talent in key sectors such as health, mobility, energy, defense, security and financial services.Find out more
The "Artificial Intelligence" working group brought together companies, public research organizations, ministries and French universities that are passionate and committed to artificial intelligence. Starting with concrete applications, the group focused on describing the current and future impact of AI developed by France and its talent in key sectors such as health, mobility, energy, defense, security and financial services.
Conclusions of the working group
The global pandemic of COVID-19 has deeply changed our lifestyles, forcing us to adapt our social interactions and increasing the use of digital channels. The technological acceleration linked to these changes is leading to a very strong growth of digital in all sectors. Organizations and governments have taken the full measure of the strategic importance of digital technology and Artificial Intelligence, which has led them to invest more and more sustainably in these areas.
In this context, the Dubai World Expo 2020 is once again an opportunity for France to showcase its leadership in AI through its schools, its research, its ever-increasing number of startups and its leading companies in the main industries at the heart of societal and human development.
Through its Carnet de Dubai, the AI working group wanted to reflect France's potential in AI. The result is that France has an explainable, transparent and ethical Artificial Intelligence, capable of adapting and serving the major challenges of our society.
" France and the rest of Europe have all the means at their disposal to establish themselves as leaders in this field, by building on their strong entrepreneurial dynamic and on a unique public-private collaborative model that brings together business, startups, research and teaching institutes, and government. "
- Eric Labaye, President of Ecole polytechnique de Paris and Institut Polytechnique de Paris
- Anne Lange, Entrepreneur, Sponsor of the Think Tank « Connecter les esprits », Adara Partners
- Erik Linquier, President of COFREX, France Expo Dubai 2020
- Raphaël Alomar, International cooperation on Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economy and Finance
- Renaud Vedel, National coordinator for Artificial Intelligence, Ministry of Economy and Finance
- Emmanuel Bacry, member of Pr[AI]rie and Scientific Director of Health Data Hub
- Olivier Clatz, Ministry of Health and Solidarity
- Emmanuel Chiva, Director of Agence de l’innovation de Défense
- Michaël Krajecki, AI project Director, Agence Innovation Défense
- Christophe Perignon, Professor of Finance and Director of Research, HEC Paris
- Bruno Sportisse, Chairman and CEO, Inria
- Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of CNRS
- Christelle Bourdeu, Head of AI platforms, Airbus
- Frederic Sutter, Head of Skywise, Airbus
- Romain Melet, Artificial Intelligence Program Manager and Manager Data Enterprise Architecture, Air France
- Marcin Detyniecki, Group Chief Data Scientist and Global Head of R&D, AXA Group
- Gérard Guinamand, Group Chief Data Officer Engie
- Fayçal Boujemaa, Technology Strategist/Orange TGI, Orange
- Gilles Colas des Francs, Director of Artificial Intelligence Transformation Factory Michelin
- Marko Erman, SVP, Chief Scientific Officer, Thalès
- Pierre Soumoy, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
- Xavier Cimino, Partner, McKinsey & Company