Axelle Lemaire supports French Tech during London visit
French Minister for the Digital Sector and Innovation Axelle Lemaire visited London to support the French Tech initiative
16 September 2016
Digital and Innovation Minister Axelle Lemaire has visited London to talk about progress of the French Tech London initiative as well as to address the potential impact of Brexit on the French startup community.
The minister met members of the French Tech London community at the French Residence, before meeting her new counterpart Matt Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture.
— Axelle Lemaire (@axellelemaire) September 15, 2016
Later Axelle Lemaire spoke at the Fintech in France event at the Melià White House Hotel before giving the closing words at the French Tech London Back to Office party in front of a packed room of tech entrepreneurs.
Before leaving London, the minister appeared on the BBC Newsnight programme where she spoke about the importance of the recently-approved Hinkley Point C project as well as the French government’s position on Brexit. The minister also gave a wide-ranging interview to CNBC.