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Hall of fame

The Chinese Business Club voted best influential network in Paris

An excellent event organised by the Chinese Business Club.

Gengyun Ai, Managing Director Europe Jinjiang

I must congratulate the Chinese Business Club on its consistently friendly and enthralling meetings.

Michèle Alliot-Marie, former minister

Many thanks, dearest Harold, for inviting me to discuss all things China—such a captivating subject!

Alexandre Arnault, LVMH Group

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in lively discussions and exchanges of ideas. Your role is crucial in strengthening links between France and China, well done!

Gabriel Attal, Secretary of State

Thank you, Harold, for the Chinese Business Club. I’ll be sure not to miss the next events and one day I’ll bring Jack Ma along too.

Sébastien Badault, CEO Alibaba France

It was a great honor to attend these outstanding events.

Julien Bardet, CEO, Shangri-La Hotel

I was delighted to have taken part in the Chinese Business Club, which gives us an opportunity to fly the flag for French companies in China and put forward the case for setting up head offices in Paris and the Greater Paris region.

Julien BARGETON, French Senator for Paris

Thank you for inviting me. I had a great time meeting a lot of new people. Bravo and I hope to be back again soon.

Sébastien BAZIN, PDG Accor

What a wonderful lunch! Bravo Harold! When two centuries-old civilisations come together to learn from each other, we can light up the world!


I was very pleased to meet our friends from China through this prestigious group. Bravo to the Chinese Business Club and Harold Parisot!

Carole BELLEMARE, Le Figaro

Many thanks for the invitation to celebrate International Women’s Day!

I hope the friendship between France and China lasts for many years! Bravo and thank you to the Chinese Business Club for successfully promoting and cultivating this connection.

Aurore BERGE, MP from Yvelines

I made a wealth of contacts and spent the luncheons in great company!

Joris Bernard, CEO, Laboratoire Modilac

Congratulations to the whole Chinese Business Club team for their magnificent organization!

Franck Besnard, President, Estée Lauder

I was delighted to join the prestigious Chinese Business Club.

Vincent Billiard, CEO, Crillon Hotel

Thank you for inviting me! Thank you for providing us with this valuable forum that actively helps to develop relations between France and China! Kind regards.

Yannick BOLLORÉ, Chairman and CEO of Havas

What a great way of meeting key people from companies that are keen to develop business ties with China and the incredible potential the country has to offer France and its people in terms of growth and innovation.

Geoffroy BOULARD, Mayor of Paris’ 17the arrondissement

My sincerest congratulations for this marvellous undertaking that strengthens the very necessary links between China and France.

Jean-Louis BRUGUIERE, Council of Europe

Thank you for a wonderful day and a very warm welcome. See you again soon.

Well done to the Chinese Business Club for the work it does to inject momentum, bring France and China closer together and strengthen the ties between businesses from the two countries.

Michel CADOT, Prefect of the Ile-de-France Region

Franco-Chinese partnerships will help develop economic prosperity for both countries in the future.

Guofeng Cai, Managing Director CCPIT China

Well done to Harold Parisot for his brilliant idea of creating the Chinese Business Club. Congrats on setting up such an important network! May Franco-Chinese friendship continue for many years to come!

Ming-po Cai, CEO Cathay Capital

Thank you to the Chinese Business Club for helping French businesses reach out to a major partner in the world economy: China.

Dominique Carlac’h, MEDEF

Very pleased to have spent such a wonderful time with His Excellency Lu Shaye, Ambassador of China to France, and Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Isabelle Capron, GM Icicle

Many thanks for the warm welcome and interesting discussions, the hallmark of the Chinese Business Club.

Bernard CAZENEUVE, former Prime Minister

It was wonderful to be in the presence of His Excellency the Prince of Monaco to celebrate the development of a lasting partnership between China and France, with the aim of contributing to the peace and prosperity of our peoples. Congratulations to the founders of the Chinese Business Club.

Hervé de Charette, former Minister of Foreign Affairs

It is always a pleasure to come to the Chinese Business Club. It is a real bridge between the Chinese and French business worlds.

Lan Cheng, Managing Director China Mobile

A big thank you to the France-China Chinese Business Club.

Zhen CHEN, Managing Director, Aviation Industry of China

The Chinese Business Club is a must for any French business that works with China.

Olivier Courtin-Clarins, CEO Clarins

I really enjoyed sharing this wonderful lunch with such good company and hearing the Sovereign Prince of Monaco speak.

Claude Cottalorda, Ambassador of Monaco

So many fruitful encounters through such an impactful organisation, well done.

Robert Dambo, CEO Grant Thornton

The exchange of ideas and resources thanks to the Chinese Business Club promotes and strengthens a lasting connection between our two countries. Thanks to the Chinese Business Club for your purpose, your actions and your efforts.

Laurent DASSAULT, Group Dassault

Thank you very much for these highly effective business luncheons.

Florent Daversin, CEO, VO2 Group

Everybody wants to live at the top of the mountain without realising that true happiness lies in the way we climb the slope.

Jean-Charles Decaux, CEO JCDecaux

A remarkable place for exchanging ideas, sustainable development isn’t possible without real dialogue.

Patrick Claudel, CEO Derichebourg – China

A huge bravo to the Chinese Business Club for the fantastic events it organises! They reflect the friendship between our two countries so wonderfully.

Alexandre DESSEIGNE, Executive Vice President of the Barrière Group

The president Harold Parisot’s energy and enthusiasm proves he is up to the challenge of Franco-Chinese success. Congrats.

Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres, former Minister of Culture

A magnificent bridge between China and the West. The best way to get to know one another is to listen to one another. My thanks to the Chinese Business club for creating a space to do so.

Mingming Dou, Director Richemont China

I hope the Chinese Business Club continues for many years! Asia and China in particular are valuable partners in our projects.

David Douillet, former Minister

Much more than just a facilitator of scientific or financial trade, the Chinese Business Club builds friendships between the two countries. I would like to congratulate the President Harold Parisot. Best wishes.

Philippe DOUSTE-BLAZY, United Nations

Thank you, dear Harold, for stepping up the work of the Chinese Business Club, which helps to strengthen the friendship between France and China.

Catherine DUMAS, former Minister of Foreign Affairs

The conversation is always varied and lively at Chinese Business Club lunches.

Roland Dumas, former Minister of Foreign Affairs

An excellent way to meet new people and have interesting discussions in a setting that blends business and pleasure.

Nicolas Dupeux, Managing Director AccorHotels Arena

It is always a pleasure to see China and France strengthen the old ties that make them two great nations of culture.

Renaud DUTREIL, former Minister

Bravo and congratulations to the Chinese Business Club for bringing together so many leading figures in business, society, politics and culture to help further the development of China-France relations.

Dominique Estrosi, Senator of Alpes-Maritimes, France

I am always happy to return to the Chinese Business Club. A meeting-point for Franco-Chinese friendship and business connections, it promotes and builds a future between our two countries.

Zhaohui Fei, Managing Director China Exim Bank

Thank you for an enriching and interesting event. Best wishes to the France-China Chinese Business Club.

Laura FLESSEL, former Minister

The Chinese Business Club lunches are a great opportunity to network. Thank you for your work in improving the quality and strength of Franco-Chinese relationships.

Louis GALLOIS, PSA Peugeot Citroën

I invite all Chinese and French women to work together to boost economic and commercial cooperation between China and France.

YuanYuan Gao, Minister for the Chinese Embassy

The Chinese Business Club creates precious links and opportunities that I hope will be of benefit to the Central African Republic in the near future.

Michel GBEZERA BRIA, Ambassador of the Central African Republic

It’s always an immense pleasure to be at the Chinese Business Club and we look forward to hosting you in Cannes to show you the wonderful things Provence has to offer. Well done.

Yann Gillet, GM Hotel Martinez Cannes

The Chinese Business Club works to fulfil our desire for an equal partnership between France and China. Wishing all our Chinese friends a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year.

Anne Genetet, MP for the Eleventh Constituency for French Residents Overseas

It’s the best place for getting to know who’s who in Sino-French business.

Jean-Claude Ghinozzi, Chairman of Qwant

It was a great honour to be a part of the fabulous lunch celebrating International Women’s Day and award the 2020 Woman of the Year prize to Ms. Monica Bellucci. Thank you, Harold Parisot.

Raffaella Giraudi, Brand Director Orlane

It was at the Chinese Business Club that one of the first chapters of the Franco-Chinese history of Club Med was written. I am happy to come back to celebrate its success.

I would like to thank Mr. Parisot for having invited me to a magnificent lunch hosted by the Chinese Business Club. It gave me the opportunity to meet some very interesting people from the Chinese business world.

Charles Gomis, Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire

The Chinese Business Club provides key insight into Chinese affairs.

Ulysse GOSSET, International columnist BFM TV

Congratulations to the Chinese Business Club for the exciting initiatives it undertakes.

His Excellency Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, Former French Ambassador to China

A huge thank you for hosting us at the Chinese Business Club. Through culture, we can build more bridges than walls. Let’s keep building bridges. Yours sincerely.

Thank you, dear Harold, for this initiative, creating travel and business opportunities. Here’s to many more friendly gatherings.

Nicole GUEDJ, former Minister

Well done Harold Parisot for everything you do for France its relationship with China. Our Chinese friends are honoured to attend Chinese Business Club events. Many thanks!

Jeanne d’Hauteserre, Mayor of the 8th arrondissement of Paris

I am grateful for the successful work the Chinese Business Club does to bring France and China closer together. Many thanks for your fruitful efforts.

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris

I was very touched by the warm welcome I received from the Chinese Business Club!

Robert HOSSEIN, Film Director and producer

What a way to celebrate International Women’s Day! All the best.

Isabelle Huppert, actor

As always, a friendly and helpful gathering in the name of Franco-Chinese business.

Anne-Marie Idrac, Member of the Board of Directors for Bouygues, Total, Saint-Gobain and Suez

This has been a great opportunity to network with members of the Club. I hope similar opportunities to meet potential new business partners will arise through the Chinese Business Club.

Modupe Irele, Ambassador of Nigeria

Well done to Harold and his teams, these official lunches are very well organised and the speakers are always extremely interesting.

Franck JEANTET, Chairman and CEO of Potel et Chabot

I am always delighted with the people and conversations at the Chinese Business Club. Thank you, Harold Parisot.

Joyce JONATHAN, singer

I’m so happy to take part in these business lunches because you meet so many wonderful people. Wishing the Chinese Business Club many more years of success.

H.E. Téa Katukia, Ambassador of Georgia to France

Very grateful to the Chinese Business Club for bringing together so many leading figures from so many different spheres to share ideas and develop hopeful projects with China. Truly wonderful job.

Brigitte Kuster, MP for Paris

Thank you for having me. It is a real pleasure to be able to meet so many people from different backgrounds.

Camille LACOURT, swimming World Champion

Thank you to the China Business Club. I had a great time.

Michel Lafon, Editions Michel Lafon

The club and setting are exceptional and prestigious, as are the potential rewards of greater collaboration between our two countries and for Cartes Bancaires with its partners in China.

Philippe LAULANIE, CEO of Cartes Bancaires CB

Thank you for the spirit of exchange and friendship at the Chinese Business Club. It’s always a great pleasure to come back.

Bernard LAPORTE, former Minister

If you go once, you’ll go again! Best wishes.

Anne Lauvergeon, former CEO Areva

Developing and bolstering business ties and trust with China represents a major opportunity for Paris. This is particularly true regarding tourism, as a considerable proportion of visitors to the French capital comes from China.

Marie LEBEC, MP from Yvelines

Thank you to Harold Parisot for this successful initiative from the Chinese Business Club, which he chairs with great skill and authority. See you soon for the next edition!

Jean-Pierre Lecoq, Mayor of the 6th arrondissement of Paris

The Silk Roads lead the way for a strengthened relationship between China and France. The Chinese Business Club is one of the strongholds of that relationship.

Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of Foreign Affairs

I was delighted to have attended the Chinese Business Club luncheons. Congratulations on the quality of the guests and discussions.

Frédérique Le Grèves, CEO, STMicroelectronics France

The future of the world depends on our being able to see otherness in a positive light.

Matthias Leridon, CEO, Tilder

Congrats and good luck to the Chinese Business Club which deserves great success!

Jean-David LEVITTE, former Ambassador of France

Great opportunity and platform to meet old friends, more important to meet the new business partner.

Yan Judy LI, CEO of China Eastern

Bravo for these great events. All the best for Chinese Business Club and business development between French and Chinese companies.

Li Li, CEO ICBC Bank

Very good meetings. This Club is a true bridge between China and France.

Sheng Liu, Managing Director Geely

An exceptional club with events held in fantastic Parisian locations. The atmosphere is friendly, helpful and open-minded!

Lucie Liu, Phoenix TV

The Chinese Business Club is an excellent platform for connecting people and creating business links. Well done!

Wei Liu, Managing Director Comac China Liu

Thank you for this wonderful lunch and the open exchange between China and France. I deeply value this relationship. All the best.

Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic

I am very happy to discover the wonderful meetings of the Chinese Business Club, and I hope that it will lead to many more.

Sylvain MAILLARD, MP from Paris

The Chinese Business Club works actively to strengthen France’s crucial ties with China.

Sylvain Maillard, MP for Paris

What a lovely initiative from the France-China Chinese Business Club. I hope this International Women’s Day brings us good luck! Thank you.

I was delighted to attend the Women’s Day event at Chinese Business Club, it is without doubt unmissable. I had an excellent time!

Christian MAS, Chairman of Sothys

It was an honor for me to have attended these business meetings organized by the France-China Chinese Business Club.

Liliane Massala, Ambassador of Gabon to France

Thank you, Harold! Let’s all work together to create win-win relationships!

Frédéric MAZZELLA, CEO BlaBlaCar

Congratulations to Harold Parisot for creating the France-China Chinese Business Club, an excellent initiative.

Stéphanie MENEUX DE NONANCOURT, CEO Champagne Laurent-Perrier

It was a great experience to be at the table of honor. Thank you, Harold!

Gaëtane Meslin, BFM TV

A big congratulations to the Chinese Business Club for its force and its initiatives. China’s history and power prove that it deserves to take its place in world diplomacy and strategy.

Gérard MESTRALLET, Chairman of the Board of Directors Engie

It’s always an honor to attend the events run by the leading France–China network.

Emilie Metge, CEO, Christofle

A superb club where excellence dominates discussion. I aim to be one of your strongest advocates.

Rulin Miao, Managing Director China Construction Bank

I have been interested in China and Chinese culture since childhood when I read Tintin and the Blue Lotus.

Frédéric MITTERRAND, former Minister of Culture

I would like to sincerely thank Harold Parisot for having offered me the opportunity to present the facts about the Monegasque economy with a view to boosting trade between China and the Principality of Monaco.

With best wishes and may the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics be the success we have come to expect from China.

Nelson MONFORT, France Télévision

I applaud this wonderful initiative designed to build bridges between business people from our two countries. Best wishes.

Arnaud Montebourg, Former minister

I had a wonderful experience at the Chinese Business Club even though I’m not sure I brought very much, other than friendship and interest.

Jean d’ORMESSON, French Academy

I met some wonderful people and shared some pleasant moments, suggesting promising business collaborations and opportunities. Thank you to the Chinese Business Club and its president.

Sarah OURAHMOUNE, Boxing World Champion

The Chinese Business Club seeks to advocate for trade between France and China at the highest levels of the Chinese government.

Harold PARISOT, President of Chinese Business Club

Harold, thank you for according me the privilege of speaking in front of your guests, who were attentive and warm. Best wishes.

Guillaume Pepy, former CEO of SNCF

Sincere regards to the France-China Chinese Business Club, thank you.

Patrick Ponthier, President CCI Hauts-de-Seine

Partnership is the key to economic success.

Patrick POUYANNE, Chairman and Managing Director, Total

Thank you for the warm welcome and your efforts to connect France with the movers and shakers in China.

David PUJADAS, presenter LCI

Well done for organising these events that offer so many possibilities to meet new people and help those living and working in France and China better understand one another!


The Chinese Business Club creates considerable opportunities for people to come together from a variety of different sectors, like tourism, the media and politics. I learnt a lot from the experience.

Alain QUILLET, Chairman of the Comité Montaigne

In order to develop business in China, you have to understand the people.

Jean-Pierre RAFFARIN, forme Prime Minister

Many thanks for your invitation to the China Business Club.

Prof. Didier Raoult

I was pleased to finally be able join you at the Chinese Business Club and its enthusiastic and influential Chairman in my capacity as Chairman of the Senate’s France-China Group. Thank you for the invitation and congratulations for everything you do.

Claude RAYNAL, French Senator for Haute-Garonne

Well done for facilitating these connections that help to cultivate the friendship between France and China in a truly magnificent setting!

Anne RIGAIL, CEO of Air France

I would like to thank the Chinese Business Club for facilitating these valuable discussions, introductions, and connections between China and France, which we must maintain and strengthen. Best wishes.

Laurianne Rossi, Member of the French Parliament for Hauts-de-Seine Department

A huge thank you for these lunches that are so well organised!


Congratulations to the Chinese Business Club. What splendid luncheons!

Sylvie Rousseau, Manager, Dior

On behalf of the French National Assembly France-China Friendship Group, thank you for reducing the distance between our two cultures, fostering partnerships, and recognising the women who are instrumental in extending France’s influence. Best wishes.

Laetitia Saint-Paul, Member of the French Parliament, Maine et Loire Department

Harold, thank you for setting up this club; the people we meet there are always interesting. See you soon.

Samuel SAMYN, Chairperson and Managing Director, ASD International

Thank you for the very sophisticated lunch, I thought the speaker Sébastien Bazin was particularly well chosen. He is a great man. Best wishes.

André SANTINI, French member of parliament – Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux

A big thank you for these invigorating and delightful lunches.

Guillaume Sarkozy

I would like to thank you for the delightful lunch at the Chinese Business Club. It was a real pleasure to spend some time with people from the Chinese community and talk to them about my vision of China’s role in the world. This event also gave me the opportunity to reaffirm my love for this country and the entire Asian community in France, who have been close to my heart for many years now.

Nicolas SARKOZY, former President

Thank you for arranging these great meetings. France–China Business is moving forward.

Emmanuel Sauvage, CEO, Evok Hotels Collection

China is to France what Love is to Women: essential.

Jacques SEGUELA, publicist

I was thrilled to attend these France–China Circle luncheons.

El Hadji Magatte Seye, Senegal’s Ambassador to France

It was a delight to spend time in such great company. I would like to say a big thank you to the Chinese Business Club.

Philippe Schaus, CEO, Moët Hennessy

I am very pleased to be of in the Chinese Business Club. These events are really interesting and help develop ties between Chinese and French businesses.

Weiliang Shi, Managing Director, Huawei

Yet another wonderful event at the Chinese Business Club, demonstrating the breadth of relationships between France and China and reminding us of the momentum that drives the Chinese business community.

Rebecca Silli, President of the Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

Always so many encounters and discussions with distinguished personalities at the Chinese Business Club.

Emmanuel Suissa, La Vallée Village

Thank you to the Chinese Business Club for its support in strengthening the ties between France and China. I hope that the Chinese Business Club will be able to bring about even more economic and technological collaboration and cooperation between France and China.

Yuming SUN, Minister-Ambassador of China

I was very pleased to take part in this Chinese Business Club event.

Hervé TAN, Managing Director, China Moutai

The Chinese Business Club has really come a long way. I knew of it at its beginnings, when it nurtured great ambitions, and now, thanks to the hard work and dedication of its president, now welcomes the most prestigious guests.

Buon-Hang Tan, Member of the French Parliament for the 9th Constituency of Paris Department

The Club’s events were organized wonderfully well. It was an unforgettable experience.

Philippe Veran, CEO, Biotech Dental

An enchanting lunch with enriching conversations. The Chinese Business Club is able to perfectly blend a festive atmosphere with impactful business discussion.

David Vercruysse, CEO Healthy Group

Very well organised, interesting conversation and promising introductions to strengthen academic, professional and cultural ties between China and France. Good work Chinese Business Club.

Vincenzo VINZI, President of ESSEC Business School

I wish the Chinese Business Club a prosperous future.

Zhihong WEI, Managing Director, UnionPay International

The Chinese Business Club is a very effective forum to discuss how to boost cooperation between China and France.

Jufen YAN, President China Chamber of International Commerce

I hope the Chinese Business Club will act as a bridge between Chinese companies and their French partners!

Shengliang Yang, CEO China UnionPay

May the friendship between France and China last for many years! Thank you to the Chinese Business Club for everything it has done to bolster relations between our two countries.

Jinsong YU, Minister counsellor of the Chinese embassy in France

The Chinese Business Club represents an excellent way of communicating and doing business between Chinese and French companies.

Qide YU, CEO ICBC Bank

What a great event! It is a new door into the Franco-Chinese business world!

Alex YUAN, Managing Director, Wison China

An excellent place to meet French and Chinese businesspeople.

Xiaobei ZHANG, President Nouvelles d’Europe

The Chinese Business Club is a great success promoting trade between France and China!

Jian-Fang Zhou, President of the Association of Chinese Travel Agencies in France

I greatly appreciate the events organised by the Chinese Business Club. Thank you for your efforts to promote cooperation between our two countries.

General Qi ZHOU, Embassy of China