An InterCeltic Business Forum will take place on Monday 8 August at the InterCeltic Festival in Lorient

An InterCeltic Business Forum will take place on Monday 8 August at the InterCeltic Festival in Lorient

It is organized as part of the Interceltic Festival of Lorient, which runs from August 5 to 14.Interceltic Business Forum Will offer, on August 8, a day of conferences and round tables. It will be at the Moustoire Stadium (Salon du Port).

Already in 2016, Braish was organized within the America K Club, A Interceltic Digital Day One of the leaders of AI, Breton-born Professor Yan Lekun was the special guest. It is more a question of marrying technology, economy and culture within the framework of inter-Celticism, i.e. exchanges with other nations inheriting a Celtic culture and/or language.

The program will focus on technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Speakers from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Louisiana will attend. Made in BrittanyAnd startups with expertise in cyber security will pitch in for Brittany.

Note the presence of Tomas Ó Síocháin, CEO of the Irish government agency, the Western Development Commission A transatlantic innovation platform will be proposed.


Open 9h30 and welcome

Gene Peters, FIL President

Charles Kergarawat, creator of the InterCeltic Business Forum and CMO of the APC

Chosen (Names to Come)

10h00 “Building an innovative ecosystem across the Atlantic region”

Tomas Ó Síochán, CEO of the Western Development Commission

“Ireland’s National Hub Network – a network of 400 hubs at the heart of rural digitisation, placemaking and community innovation.”

Tomás Ó Síocháin – CEO Western Development Commission,

Stephen Carolan – National Enterprise Hubs Manager,

Alan Mulroney – Head of Communications Western Development Commission

10:45 am “Cyber ​​Security and Value Creation”

Cyber ​​security is becoming more and more imperative for companies as they face increasingly influential and costly threats. It is often seen as a cost center. This roundtable will share the perspective of companies from various functional sectors for which IT security has become a creator of value.

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Fulup Ar Foll – CEO and founder of, Lorient

Frederic Luart – CTO and Co-Founder at APC at Lanyon

Stéphane Le Lionnais/– Co-founder and CEO at Dawizz, Vannes

Lennig Pedron – Trust Valley Director, Lausanne

11:45 am “Wales, place of opportunity for French companies”

Celine Jones, President Wales France Business Forum, Partner – Capital Law

12h00 “How a Welsh start-up is supporting decarbonisation efforts globally with technology”

Adrian Sutton, CEO Vortex IoT

12:15 p.m. Meal / Lunch

13h15 Louisiana and Brittany: Organizing economic development through entrepreneurship and regional marketing systems

Jeffrey Stewart – Eminent Endowed Chair in Regional Business Development, University of Louisiana

round table

Elizabeth Webster – US Consul for the Great West,

Eric Beatty – Economic and Commercial Attaché US Consulate

Jim Gossen – President, Louisiana Fine Food Companies,

Jeffrey Stewart – University of Louisiana,

2:15 pm Made in Brittany

Table Ronde

Malo Bouëssel du Bourg – Director, Product Brittany

Herve Harnois – President, Kerr Ronan

Bénédicte Le Brun – CEO, BLB Tourism

15:00 Coffee break

3:30 p.m. “Global thinking, sustainable vision, local presence. Scotland: Strong local ambition supported by international.

Laurent Mellin-Quinn, Scottish Development International

15h45 “The commercial value of creating global Scottish networks.”

Russell Dalgleish, Founder, Scottish Business Network

16h15 Closing Remarks

17h00 Cocktail and networking

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