9 july 2018

Rencontres Économiques in Aix-en-Provence: Antoine Frérot shares his vision of the world in 2040

This year the Rencontres Économiques event in Aix-en-Provence was on the theme of "world metamorphoses". From 6 to 8 July, it brought together 250 speakers from all over the world. Veolia Chairman and CEO Antoine Frérot was invited to Friday’s round table entitled "tomorrow, even more revolutions?". A look at the key points of his intervention.

Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence

Antoine Frérot began with a reminder about the main issues that will impact Veolia’s business activities in 2040; because to be useful, a company must tackle the issues of its time:


New skills have to be acquired

Antoine Frérot

"To achieve this, new skills based on exact sciences will be required: life sciences - biology, biotechnology, medicine, green chemistry and biomimicry - as well as energy sciences (thermodynamics, energy storage), materials and digital technology. In addition, the human sciences will help us understand the physical and human interactions between all these new activities. Linking all these elements more effectively will take more multidisciplinarity, creativity, curiosity and ability to understand the world," concluded Antoine Frérot.