Creation of a bridge to the world of tomorrow
In an exceptional setting, THE BRIDGE creates a unique experience in entrepreneurial thinking, to mark the centennial of the 1917 American landing. 100 companies from Saint-Nazaire to New York, will be engaged in a private session on board the most prestigious of cruise liners in the world, the Queen Mary 2, and at the heart of an unprecedented ocean challenge between the fastest multihulls on the planet and the steel giant.
THE BRIDGE experience is a unique catalyst for moving towards the world of tomorrow, punctuated by events based on the values of change: creativity (artistic events), agility and speed (3X3 Basketball World Cup), anchorage (commemorations 14-18), tenacity and surpassing your limits (challenge between the Queen Mary 2 and multihulls), solidarity and fraternity (centennial armada, 50 years of the SNSM (Société nationale de sauvetage en mer [National Lifeboat Society])), projection and pragmatism (seminar).
In the wake of these values, 100 companies from Saint-Nazaire to New York will be engaged in an unprecedented private session, to combine reflection, creation and experimentation, and to define action plans for building the company of tomorrow.
The world is changing under the influence of several factors: climate, technologies, globalization, and relationship to oneself and each other. This leads to major disruptions within the company: “creative destruction” of jobs and stakeholders, crisis of legitimacy and trust of the traditional stakeholders in society, transformation of economic models and marketing, the need to be done together... To prepare for this, several highlights will be organized before, during and after the crossing: cross-examinations of multidisciplinary experts (philosophers, sociologists, scientists, economists...), entrepreneurs and start-ups for daring to predict the enterprise of tomorrow; the performances of artists to prepare themselves for ever more competitiveness and unexpected changes, and accept them as factors of competitiveness; co-construction to set up projects for the world of tomorrow, whether they be personal, intra-company or open (NGOs, local authorities, elected officials, artists, sportsmen, etc.).
Get on board!
June 23: boarding in Cherbourg
Join the challenge skippers, philosophers, sociologists, economists, artists, entrepreneurs, NGOs, politicians, and start-ups on board, exchange your vision of tomorrow’s world with them under escort of an armada of naval vessels from countries engaged in the Great War.
June 24: stopover in Saint-Nazaire
Enjoy the return of the Queen Mary 2 to Saint-Nazaire from the inside, the harbor where it was constructed, in a stopover featuring centennial events, with a sound and light show and animations about the heroes of the seas.
June 25: the grand departure
Feel the emotion of the start of a great sailing adventure, aboard the Queen Mary 2, side-by-side with the fastest multihulls on the planet, under the gaze of several hundred thousand spectators.
June 25 - July first: The Cruise - seminar
Participate in six days of exchanges and discussions on the company of tomorrow, with the Atlantic Ocean as your work suit. Make eye-contact with the world of the arts and share your vision with multidisciplinary, world-renowned experts.
July first: arrival in New York
Enjoy the many festivities organized in the city of superlatives.
Experience an atypical adventure, at the heart of a transatlantic challenge:
- Start the race in the middle of an armada in the port where the Queen Mary 2 was constructed.
- Follow the progression of the giant multihulls mile by mile and interact live every day from the Atlantic with the skippers and their crew.
Participate in an unprecedented program:
- Enjoy exceptional concerts taking you back over 100 years of jazz and American music.
- See a preview of 3X3 basketball, this young and dynamic discipline which is flourishing around the world.
- Enjoy the interventions of internationally renowned experts (economists, historians, philosophers...) around a century of exchanges between Europe and the USA.
- Expand your network in contact with innovative and visionary entrepreneurs.
- Enhance your image with many decision makers.
- Share your thoughts on the company’s place in the world of tomorrow, by meeting pioneers of new forms of business.
- Share your vision on a numerical and digital platform.
- Enjoy an ambitious media campaign.
Share with all these audiences, as well as with your customers and employees, a composite event that is supported by an ambitious educational program aimed at the youngest... the entrepreneurs of tomorrow!
To find out everything about the centennial cruise-seminar: administrative formalities, embarkation, life on board, return to France... download the log book.
Do you have any questions? Contact our customer service THE BRIDGE: +33 (0)2 29 20 48 05 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Access to the media presentation of the “100 Club / J-100” event organized at the TITAN event space in Nantes on March 27, 2017, attended by more than 80 of the 120 companies embarked on this unique entrepreneurial adventure.
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We are currently experiencing an incredibly innovative period marked by change. THE BRIDGE as an event is very ambitious, especially in its entrepreneurism. It invites leaders and decision-makers to shut themselves up for six days - which is really rather exceptional - to reflect together on the position of their companies in a world that is shifting and experiencing major changes. The aim will be for us to write, with the collaboration of experts, young people and visionaries, the basis for a common project on the place and role of the company of tomorrow.Patricia BROCHARD
Companies are built around projects and new challenges and this is exactly what symbolises this great event THE BRIDGE, which we have the pleasure, the honour and the pride to support. We were looking for a new way of promoting the band and THE BRIDGE is the ideal tool with its values, with which we totally identify: passion, a taste for adventure, sharing experiences.Christian BUTON
This project, which we liked from the start, aims to bring together many players from all walks of life, in a co-constructive model, to reflect on themes for the future: the company of tomorrow. Within REALITES, we are open-minded and above all, we are very aware of the economic environment. We have to be quick and accountable to all partners, managers and collaborators.Benoît LEBEAU
THE BRIDGE 2017, the CIC Group and all its all the regional banks share the same fundamental value of fraternity. We are also very keen to highlight the iconic events that make up the richness and attractiveness of our regions. We are therefore pleased to see you “come aboard" with us, to show all the aspects of the collaborative project bringing together History, Music, Sport and Business!Laurent MÉTRAL
We do not give up when faced with difficulties of all kinds, and we know how to mobilise all our energies to make our region a welcoming place, share our culture with the world, develop our businesses and rise to challenges. THE BRIDGE is one of them. We are proud to be taking part.Alain RAGUIDEAU
There is a certain pride in being one of the pioneers embarking on the great adventure of crossing the Atlantic on a boat. We have common ground, and know how to rally around a common cause that promotes our region and the values that we hold dear, such as fraternity and respect for those who have shaped who we are.Jean-Paul et Vincent LEGENDRE
We would like to take part in an adventure of co-construction with financial and institutional operators from the Grand Ouest within the 100 Club before, during and after the transat, with exchanges focussed on a unifying topic: the companies of the futureFrédéric MARCHAND
We have a vision of our market ‘s development with a business project and a clear aim. The idea of sharing this vision with 100 other companies, focusing on key issues of the future, is a wonderful opportunitySamuel TUAL
In the future world of business, everyone will be able to discover and express their value in order to be open to the values of others. We need this, in order to better understand each other, share and act together to produce more values for all.Denis TENDRON
The remarkable nature of the event, its scope and significance have been decisive for me. Together, within the 100 CLUB, we will demonstrate that we can meet and surpass the most ambitious objectives. I hope to experience a collaborative dynamic to discover new ways of doing business in the future, and to integrate new ideas for new business ventures. The company of tomorrow will have to integrate new models of the Third Industrial and Agricultural Revolution, including: collaborative, environmental, financial, digital, technological ...Bruno HUG DE LARAUZE
I am confident that the reputation and image of the event will help to foster a good entrepreneurial dynamic in the Western region of France. The 100 CLUB will allow us to make contacts during the different events and during the crossing.Olivier BARET et Philippe VISONNEAU
A territory like ours needs initiatives with a vast outreach. This is what we have with THE BRIDGE 2017 and the 100 CLUB. The companies of the future will look different from today's companies. That's the only thing we know for sure! Any initiatives that may open our eyes to tomorrow’s world are welcome.Tony LESAFFRE
We were immediately impressed by the combination of human adventure, the participation of experts and the competition with the multihulls. It is an excellent summary of our daily life! We are going on a journey through time with modern-day tools.François BOURDIN
As a network man, I am very drawn to the 100 CLUB. This is a real opportunity to meet future clients. And more generally, THE BRIDGE 2017 is, in m opinion, an innovative and bold way to develop networks and business. It is also a good lever for communication.François MOUSSET
The Cadegau Group has decided to share this initiative with the 100 CLUB local business leaders to promote regional business. In the future, our companies will have to be more open to the outside world to adapt more quickly to demands in this rapidly evolving world.Jean-Luc CADIO
The company of tomorrow will be a company committed to values and expertise that it shares with all its employees. An agile company that evolves with its project and its market.Marie MAIGNAN
Beyond the high visibility of the event, we have the ambition that the 100 Club will ultimately agree that health and wellbeing are a lever of performance for the whole company and that Mutuelle Harmonie is perceived as an essential, responsible and sustainable partner for the transformation of companies.Franck PASTEAU
We are always on the look-out for exceptional challenges, and THE BRIDGE 2017 is going to be one of them! We are thrilled about the idea of exchanging ideas with other business leaders. Plus, it is a great opportunity for us to raise our profile.Fabrice BRUNELIÈRE
Our name - Manhattan Associates - was reason enough for us to get on board with this great project! We want to share an original adventure that unites Europe and the United State with our teams and our clients. We are involved in business ventures on a daily basis, where clients are seen in a new light, and our relationships will be enriched by taking part in the reflections on the companies of the future.Henri SEROUX
THE BRIDGE 2017 will bring us closer together, helping us to assess a five-year programme and plan for the future to strategise for a new phase of our development. We look forward to this moment of conviviality and exchanges focused on the companies of the future.Valérie GIRARD
We are thrilled to be taking part in the 100 Club, on the one hand because of the richness of the meetings and exchanges with the different participants, and on the other hand, because the different perspectives of the companies of the future, which can be a source of innovative management solutions and improvements in our organisations.François-Xavier LESOT
I decided to join in the adventure of THE BRIDGE 2017 for a unique human and professional experience. I have dreamt of crossing the Atlantic since I was a child! I hope to come back with many new ideas to make our shops thrive.Sylvain GUILLET
Our hallmark of “Entrepreneurs of the future” resonates with THE BRIDGE 2017. As a provider of construction professionals, we must innovate in our expertise, our products and our organisation. We are actively working on it! We firmly believe in a dynamic that pushes us to reinvent ourselves.Alain MARION
I look forward to sharing privileged moments and experiences with other Western entrepreneurs. This will be the opportunity to build the vision of our future 2022 business venture with my management team and to reinforce the Gruau brand image by sharing strong and common values with this event, such as the human aspects, team spirit and openness to the world.Patrick GRUAU
I imagine the company of the future to be on a human scale and very agile. It will thrive thanks to each employee finding fulfilment within his or her role. With one standard rule: all who respect and work for the improvement of the company will embark on a wonderful crossing.Vincent GRIMONT
THE BRIDGE 2017 is about the power of a network of diverse members around a purposeful project that facilitates a collaborative reflection on the business world and on one’s own company.Sylvain ROGER
This project is full ambition and audacity. I am happy to accompany it, linked to the Centenary Mission and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France and the United States, to look in the mirror of our glorious past, and write a new page of friendly Franco-American relations.Jean-Yves Le Drian