The CEPS is officially recognised as a partner by major international organisations
All members of the CEPS are co-opted.
The function of the clubs is to bring together, in a small group, individuals selected according to their expertise in the targeted sectors, be they from France or from further afield. Conceived as true ’brainstorming sessions’, these regular meetings provide an opportunity for a number of experts and decision-makers to share their experiences and discuss a series of topics in depth. The work carried out within these clubs is the subject of a publication which is selectively distributed.
The uniqueness of this process lies in our desire to bring together, without preconceptions, in a friendly setting, a number of individuals (25 to 35) in a real club atmosphere: a meeting place which is entirely dedicated to reflection, without being swayed by popular trends.
This format and method enable our high-level members and guests to tackle and analyze the subjects which are of particular concern to them, to exchange their analysis and their best practices.
It is vital for all economic and financial players to be one-step ahead, to perceive what the trends will be in the months and years to come. In today’s turbulent and apparently unpredictable world, there is a continuing need for maximum value creation, and for a better understanding of issues whether they be tangential to the economy (the evolution of commercial, economic and financial sector parameters, business intelligence…) or specific (the euro, investment funds, lobbying, PPP…) We aim, through the debates of Eclairage Club, to offer our members some of the keys that will help them better understand the full context in which they will be taking decisions – decisions on which the success or failure of their strategies may depend. With this club we seek to help fill a gap, by offering members a new forum in which “London's voice” on issues of importance to Europe - a voice which is perhaps not fully taken into account outside the UK - can make itself heard. The objective is not simply to state the facts, but rather to offer proposals with which to develop new parameters, following a confident, clear logic. At the end of each session, a report will be issued highlighting key themes tackled over the course of the debate. Through dialectical analysis of current issues, the Club will point usefully and creatively towards some of the major coming trends. CEPS brings together, in a convivial and select setting, a small and diverse group of current and former decision-makers, actors and ‘thinkers’ from the economic world: key players from the industry and finance sectors, entrepreneurs and investors, public sector leaders and associated experts - most of whom will be concerned on a daily basis with observation and analysis of the issues we will be debating. This process reflects a strong commitment of bringing together in a convivial setting a group of 25-35 individuals in a truly club environment for an open dinner-debate: a meeting entirely dedicated to reflection upon relevant issues, without being limited to ready-made opinion, free from preconceived ideas, on a specific and topical issue. firstname.lastname@example.org