Paris La Défense clubs

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To implement the commitments set out in its strategic direction, Paris La Défense is multiplying initiatives throughout the area and engaging its various stakeholders in thinking and acting for the future of the business district. Joining Paris La Défense also means being part of an ecosystem of committed companies, eager to make their contribution to the sustainable transformation of the area, from a social, ecological and economic point of view. With this in mind, the public establishment Paris La Défense relies on the strength of the collective and federates companies around common projects. Paris La Défense also creates synergies between major players in the area who share common human and economic challenges, by setting up clubs and communities by sector of activity. The aim is to strengthen links between companies, get to know their neighbors better, draw inspiration from the initiatives of each player, whether private or public, while benefiting from the presence of everyone in an area with many assets.

Paris La Défense Campus

The number of students has more than doubled in the last five years, and the area now boasts over 70,000 students and 50 establishments of higher education. To provide the best possible welcome for students, Paris La Défense is committed to establishing the "Paris La Défense Campus." This implies making student life an integral part of the city by collectively devising a comprehensive development policy that will cover student accommodation, dining, sports and any other services that can be identified and shared. The aim is also to develop connections between students and neighboring businesses.
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Contacts : Anne Buquet, Project Manager, Corporate Relations and Higher Education, / François Malgorn, Project manager, Foresight and strategy,

Directors of CSR and Sustainable Development Club

Companies, along with their partners, are now aware of the tenets of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and are each taking on individual actions to comply with this framework. Paris La Défense offers companies the opportunity to join a genuine community for directors of sustainable development and CSR. Four times a year, friendly get-togethers are organized so that everyone can learn more about the range of social and environmental initiatives being carried out in the area, imagine future ones, and share a space of reflection with all those involved in implementing social, societal and environmental change.

Contacts : Anne Buquet, Project Manager, Corporate Relations and Higher Education, / Karen Conrard, CSR Manager,

HR Experts Club

Today, Paris La Défense is home to 180,000 employees in companies ranging from SMEs to major corporations across all industries. The public organization holds regular meetings with experts on current HR issues to foment innovation, progress, and collective solution-building. These get-togethers provide an opportunity to enrich one’s network, exchange ideas among neighbors, establish a foothold in the region, and launch new projects.

Contacts : Anne Buquet, Project Manager, Corporate Relations and Higher Education, / Laëtitia Wehmeyer, Employee experience departement head,

MICE & Leisure Club

Paris La Défense is home to numerous players in the business and leisure tourism industries, which get together every quarter to share news about their activities and the district. The public organization and its MICE & Leisure partners aim to promote Paris La Défense as an ideal destination for hosting all-inclusive events, be they for business or leisure, and as a genuine tourist destination.

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Contact : Anne de Livonnière, Tourism and BtoB Events Project Manager,

GBD Innovation Club

Created in 2018, the Global Business Districts Innovation Club brings together 15 of the world’s most prestigious business districts. Club members meet regularly to discuss specific topics or engage in learning expeditions to share best practices for high-stakes issues, such as maintaining a business district’s appeal.

Find out all the latest news about the club and its members on the website

Contact : Julia Solodova, Development Project Manager,

Paris La Défense Can B (PLD+B)

With the PLD+B program, Paris La Défense became the 1st French municipality to join the international "Cities Can B" movement. Through this initiative, Paris La Défense aims to help companies assess their environmental, social, and societal impact to define a path towards shared progress, while also to reflecting collectively on the area's transformation. Everyone is invited to participate in this program which facilitates exchange and collaboration. The PLD+B program does not include any certification; it takes place over six three-hour work sessions.

Contacts : Anne Buquet, Project Manager, Corporate Relations and Higher Education, / Karen Conrard, CSR Manager,