French Week 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, the French Week will take place in Belgrade from 17th to 24th November

French Week will take place in Belgrade for the fourth consecutive year from 17th to 24th November. The slogan of this year’s event, which aims to promote French culture and business expertise, is ‘Creativity and Innovation’. Apart from the traditional celebration of young French wine Beaujolais Nouveau, the organizer French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce will also hold a conference on the use of advanced technology in constructing the City of the Future, with top French experts in attendance. Visitors will also be able to see the Virtual Job Fair and the Map of French Products on francuskanedelja.rs. 
French Week Programme
17th – Opening of French Week and the welcoming of young French wine Beaujolais Nouveau, alongside a mini fair of French products. Some 300 guests, diplomats, business people and public figures are expected to attend.

18th – Student Debate will be held in collaboration with company Schneider Electric. The topic will be confirmed at a later date.

21st-22nd – Meetings of a French delegation of enterprises with international financial institutions in Serbia, as well as B2B meetings with Serbian enterprises.

23rd – Wine workshop; tasting of French wine with lectures by sommeliers

24th – Business Conference “City of the Future: the French experience”. A conference on the introduction of advanced technologies in the construction of the City of the Future (Smart city). The conference will be followed by B2B meetings between French experts, businesses and representatives of municipal governments. This event is organised by the Embassy of France, the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

17th-24th – The Virtual Job Fair will be available via the internet address francuskanedelja.rs. This event is expected to include the participation of the largest French companies and over 5,000 fair visitors. The platform offers candidates the opportunity to review a list of available job vacancies, send job applications and speak in real time with representatives of human resources departments through chat apps.

17th-24th – Online map of French products: for the first time in Serbia, a digital map of French products, brands and services available in Serbia will be created. Site visitors are also awaited by information about discounts within the framework of French Week.

Date to be confirmed – The French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce will give to one Belgrade school a painted mural featuring motifs of French-Serbian friendship. The participation of some famous Street Art artists is planned for this project. Apart from this, prior to and during the course of this event Belgrade’s Republic Square will be decorated with panels promoting French Week.