Visit to Australia by Mrs Fleur Pellerin, Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation and Digital Economy (4-6 March 2013) [fr]

Mrs Fleur Pellerin , Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation and Digital Economy, will be in Sydney 4-6 March 2013.

(Canberra – 04 March) The Press and Information Department of the French Embassy in Australia is pleased to inform you that Mrs. Fleur Pellerin, French Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation and Digital Economy, will be visiting Australia on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March 2013.

On this occasion Mrs Pellerin will hold meetings with Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and with Mr Malcolm Turnbull MP and Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband.

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Mr. Mike Quigley, Chief Executive Officer of NBN, and Mr. Jean-Yves Le Gall, CEO of Arianespace, meet in Sydney, 5 march 2013, to sign a contract for the launch of NBN’s first two satellites, in a ceremony attended by Mrs. Fleur Pellerin, French minister of SMEs, Innovation and Digital Economy and her Australian counterpart, Mr. Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communication and the Digital Economy.


A key meeting with NBN officials and a presentation at the NBN’s headquarters in Sydney will also take place during her visit.

This trip will also be an opportunity for the Minister to discuss and exchanges views with representatives of the Australian business community and members of the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and the Industry.

Mrs. Pellerin will meet the press on:

Date: Tuesday 5 March
Time: 34:30pm to 4:15pm
Venue: Hobart room, Ground level / Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61-101 Phillip Street.

For security reasons, journalists who wish to attend the press meeting are requested to confirm their attendance with Claire Dupré by email at claire.dupre@diplomatie.gouv.fr.

Download the PDF document here.
Download the Mrs. Pellerin’s resume here.
Download the press release by Arianespace here.
Read the article ’Labor is right on broadband, says French minister’ by David Ramli, The Australian Financial Review, 05 March 2013.

Read the article ’NBN Co on track for satellite slots’ by James Hutchinson and David Ramli, The Australian Financial Review, 05 March 2013.

Read the article ’France’s digital economy minister Fleur Pellerin lauds NBN’ by Mitchell Bingemann, The Australian, 05 March 2013.

Listen to Mrs Fleur Pellerin meeting the press in Sydney, Tuesday 5 March 2013 at the Sofitel Wentworth.

Dernière modification : 07/03/2013

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