Première édition du Trocadéro Forum Notes

Dear Friends, Chers Amis,

Following our seminar in Paris, September 27-28, I am very pleased to publish the first edition of “Trocadéro Forum Notes”, n° 1, 2021.

Suite à notre séminaire à Paris les 27 et 28 septembre, j’ai le plaisir de publier la première édition de notre publication “Trocadéro Forum Notes”, n°1, 2021.

Thank you to all our contributors, speakers, experts who not only joined us in Paris, but who also have sent in more than 20 recommendations that you will find on the last pages of this publication.

Grand merci à tous nos contributeurs, intervenants, experts qui sont venus à Paris, mais qui ont aussi envoyé leurs recommendations, une vingtaine au total, que vous trouverez sur les dernières pages de cette publication.

I would like to take this opportunity to make a call for action on the 76th anniversary of United Nations Day, October 24, 2021, a day particularly special to me and close to my heart.

As we will soon celebrate the United Nations Day 2021, whose theme is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”, I would like to invite World leaders to join me in embracing Sustainable Diplomacy and Leadership in line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  

Coming out of the COVID pandemic, and having had time to reflect on the importance of peace, security, health and sustainability during this time, I decided to found an organization with a group of trusted friends in March 2021, the Trocadéro Forum : a Center for Sustainable Diplomacy & Leadership in Paris (https://trocaderoforum.com/ ).  

On September 27-28 we convened a group of friends and colleagues  in Paris, France and thus held our first seminar on the geopolitical challenges and geoeconomic threats in the Mediterranean Sea bassin.  

Dear World Leaders, please join me and together let’s put Sustainability at the heart of diplomacy and leadership.  

I would like to extend a special invitation to all women leaders to join us.” 

Ellen Wasylina, Founder, Trocadéro Forum

Paris, October 18, 2021


“Vision Méditerranée 2022”

Thank you to all our speakers and participants, media partners and sponsors for making this first seminar of the Trocadéro Forum a great success.

Here are the photo galleries of Day 1 and Day 2 of our seminar at Maison Noura.

Thank you to our media partners, France Maghreb 2 and Radio Monte Carlo Doualiya, for attending our seminar and interviewing our speakers.

Thank you to Noura, our partner and host for this event, for the wonderful service and meals during our two-day seminar.

A special thank you to Fady Fadel for his support of our event.

Here is the video of our Keynote speaker, Dr. Pr. Nursin GÜNEY, who spoke to us live via Zoom from Istanbul, Turkey.

Dr. Pr. Nursin Güney gives keynote speech on September 28 live from Istanbul, Turkey.

Here is the link to Mediterranean Sustainability Partners, where you can listen to Dr. Güney’s keynote speech and two questions posed by Tristan Mocilnikar and Dr. Nicolas Badaoui : https://anchor.fm/mediterranean-sustainable


Belle Rentrée 2021!

It’s that time of year again, going back to work or school after Summer holidays.

Over Summer, eight podcast episodes were recorded at Mediterranean Sustainability Partners (@MedSustPartners). Thank you for tuning in from 38 countries and on 4 continents. Merci de votre fidélité!

As we prepare for our seminar “Vision Méditerranée 2022” on September 27-29, herewith the last five episodes (in both French and English) of the podcasts for your enjoyment , which you will find tie nicely in to the themes of our 3-day seminar.

A big thank you/Merci! to the following experts interviewed in July and August :

Episode 16, featuring Dr. Abbes Sebihi & Léonie Schoelen, Ph.D (ENG)

Episode 17, featuring Me Cécile Théard-Jallu (FR)

Episode 18, featuring Dr. Gabriel Detout (ENG)

Episode 19, featuring Dr. Visne Korkmaz (ENG)

Episode 20, featuring Dr. Slimane Ed-Dafali (FR)


Risk Seminar in corporate governance

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a half-day seminar entitled “Managing Risk : a simple recipe for corporate governance” during our 3-day seminar, “Vision pour la Méditerranée” on September 27-29 at Maison Noura,

Dr. Rebel Hanna will lead this two-part seminar in French/English on Monday, September 27, 14h30-17h with Ellen Wasylina, who will speak on “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) Investment : increasing value and mitigating risks

Herewith the flyer :

Here are secure payment links to sign up. Note that you can also sign up for lunch on that day, should you wish to join us at Maison Noura.

All payments must be submitted by Monday, September 20, 2021 COB, CET.

Here is Dr. Hanna’s bio :

Chairman of Mantra Tourus Group (OOO, UO, Holding), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dexter Capital Risk Management Services L.L.C., BoD member of JHT SARL, he is an entrepreneur with 30+ years of professional experience in the International Business Development, Commercial, Investment, Corporate and Private Banking industry.

Dr. Rebel Hanna previously served as Deputy General Manager at Invest Bank – UAE, Managing Director of the unique Investment Bank in Lebanon specialized in Securitization; he was managing the First SPVs in the MENA region and the First ABCP Conduit. Prior to that, he occupied different Senior Managerial Positions in the banking industry.

Due to his exposure to the regional and international markets, Dr. Rebel Hanna acquired extensive experience in the international business development and origination and earned the trust of the regional and international clients, correspondent banks and regulators.

Possessing a Doctorate in Business Administration from Grenoble Ecole de Management (France), a Certificate of Research in Management Science from the same university, a Ph.D in International Business, a Masters Degree in Organizations’ Management (M.Sc) from the University of Quebec (UQAC)-Canada, where he graduated with distinction.

Dr. Rebel Hanna holds more than 20 certificates of professional trainings from the most prestigious professional training firms internationally.  

In parallel to his professional path, Dr. Rebel Hanna is Lecturer at different Faculties of Management in UAE, France, Lebanon, speaker in regional and international conferences and seminars.

Dr. Rebel Hanna speaks Arabic, English and French.


It’s Summer!

Enjoy the replays of our podcast episodes over Summer, on the beach!

Here is the list of Episodes 11-15 , in English and French, featuring personalities from France, the USA, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon.

Thank you for tuning into Mediterranean Sustainability Partners @MedSustPartners from 34 countries on 4 continents! Merci de votre fidélité !

Thank you for your support!

Episode 11 , featuring Dr. Romain Aby (FR)

Episode 12 , featuring Lt. General (ret.) Ben Hodges and Dr. Stephen Blank (ENG)

Episode 13, featuring Mourad Zeghidi (FR)

Episode 14 , featuring Zeina Barhoum (ENG)

Episode 15, featuring Dr. Nicolas Badaoui (FR)

Circular Culture seminars

We are pleased to announce that our Director of Performing Arts, Julia LAGAHUZERE, will be organizing seminars in Circular Culture starting in September . These seminars will be in partnership with Opera for Peace and Circular Culture. Here below is information on the seminar and the options for signing up.


At the start of the UN International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, 2021, this initiative specifically based around the Circular Economy and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, stands out by its audacity.

Circular Culture is an innovative project linking the performing arts and circular economy values, promoting climate protection and a better future for humanity through creative communication and shared goals. It is inspired by the Renaissance, where art, philosophy and science came together to advance civilization and a new way of seeing the world. This inspiration is pushed further here, for today’s world, with a strong societal engagement structured around the UN Sustainable Development Goals for a better future. Meaningful innovative technology is also an essential part of the mission. We collaborate with corporate partners, professionals and artists who want to think differently and make an impact.


Renewal, Renovation, Circularity & Nature: Classical music and opera is made up of a large but structured catalogue that continually gets reinvented in different ways by the artists that interpret and communicate its message. Let’s call it renewable energy! Music can therefore inspire cyclic thought processes and bypass consciousness to penetrate inspiration and innovation through creativity.

Where: online via Zoom 

Date/Time: September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 2021 @10 am EDT/16h CET (one daily session, choose your date)

Language : English; French and Italian available on request   

To book: click below on your preferred date

Listen to Julia being interviewed by Ellen Wasylina on her podcast, Mediterranean Sustainability Partners on February 10, 2021 : “How Circular Culture will change the world“.


Intensive French courses

Trocadéro Forum has the pleasure of offering intensive French courses over Summer live and direct from Paris!

Can’t come to France right now? But you want to get that new job in the Fall or next year? Now is the time to sign up for our intensive 1-1 French courses and pass the DELF/DALF exam that will certify your level in the CECR (Common European Framework Reference) as an A, B or C level.

SPECIAL SUMMER OFFER : Our courses are available in books of 20 or 40 hours and available on Zoom, ideally in CET or EDT time zones. Other times zones available on request.

Here are our secure payment links :

We also offer specialized or topical seminars in Arabic, English, French, German and Italian.

Do get in touch with us!


Séminaire Paris-Beirut

Dr. Nicolas Badaoui et Ellen Wasylina ont le plaisir de vous proposer un séminaire en ligne sur la géopolitique et les risques en Méditerranée, en amont du séminaire “Vision Méditerranée 2022”, qui aura lieu à Paris les 27-29 septembre prochains : https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/

Ces courts séminaires auront lieu en ligne via Zoom et auront une durée d’1h30 pendant une semaine.

Ce séminaire en ligne sera en quatre parties, que vous pouvez souscrire à la session ou au carnet des 4 sessions. L’intérêt de cette conversation croisée entre la capitale libanaise et la capitale française est d’échanger et enrichir le débat sur ces sujets  stratégiques.

Dates : les 26, 27, 28, 29 juillet 2021 à 11h CET

Tarif d’une Session (1h30), €155 ; 4 sessions (6h00) : €630

Where: en ligne sur Zoom (vous recevrez le lien après réception de votre règlement)

Session 1 : Géopolitique régionale 

Session 2 : Evaluation du risque actuel

Session 3 : Risques diplomatiques

Session 4 : Sécurité énergétique

Carnet des 4 sessions

Language :   Français ; Anglais et Arabe sont disponibles sur demande.

Contact : ewasylina@trocaderoforum.com

Ecoutez le récent podcast enregistré le 5 juillet dernier avec le Dr. Nicolas Badaoui, interviewé par Ellen Wasylina sur Mediterranean Sustainability Partners @MedSustPartners :


Tune in to Summer !

The Trocadéro Forum is pleased to feature the Mediterranean Sustainability Partners podcast, produced and hosted by Ellen Wasylina on Anchor.fm. It now has its own Twitter account : @MedSustPartners .

With an audience in 34 countries and 4 continents, featuring interviews in both English and French, enjoy over the Summer the replay of Episodes n° 6-10 of our podcast, featuring a variety of strategic subjects as follows :

Episode 6 , featuring Neil Watson

Episode 7, featuring Dr. Stephen Blank and Dr. Richard Weitz

Episode 8, featuring Dr. Stephen Blank and Dr. Theodore Karasik

Episode 9 , featuring Dr. Stephen Blank and Dr. Geoffrey Gresh

Episode 10, featuring Dr. Stephen Blank and Lt.General (ret) Ben Hodges. This is our most popular podcast!

Vision Méditerranée 2022

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer notre séminaire intitulé “Vision Méditerranée 2022 : Les enjeux et géopolitiques et défis géoéconomiques, les 27-28 septembre 2021 à la Maison NOURA, 21, avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris.

Nous avons le plaisir de convier un groupe d’experts éminents du Bassin Méditerranéen pour déchiffrer les Enjeux géopolitiques et les Défis géoéconomiques de cette période post-COVID-19.

Voici le programme (5e draft du 20/09/2021) :

Vous trouverez toutes les informations nécessaires sur la page du séminaire : https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/

Pour être accrédité en tant membre de la presse, merci de nous contacter : contact@trocaderoforum.com

We are pleased to announce our seminar, entitled, “Vision for the Mediterranean 2022 : the geopolitical stakes and the geoeconomic challenges”, to be held on September 27-28, 2021 at Maison NOURA, 21, avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris.

Here is the link to the page for more information and sign-up : https://trocaderoforum.com/vision-mediterranee-2022/


Mediterranean Sustainability Partners podcasts

The Trocadéro Forum is pleased to feature the Mediterranean Sustainability Partners podcast, produced and hosted by Ellen Wasylina on Anchor.fm.

With an audience in 30 countries and 4 continents, featuring interviews in both English and French, enjoy over the Summer the replay of our first 5 podcasts, featuring a variety of strategic subjects as follows :

Episode 1 featuring Hichem Ben Yaïche

Episode 2 featuring Stéphanie Chaltiel

Episode 3 featuring Julia Lagahuzère : This is our 2nd most popular episode!

Episode 4 featuring Dr. Stephen Blank

Episode 5 featuring Dr. Katerzyna Zysk


Now’s the time to brush up on your #Communication skills

Now that most of the curfews have been lifted in France, we are pleased to announce that we are offering Communication seminars and advice in English and French. Other languages are available on request.

How about working on your French over Summer? Or learn how to best go on TV in French or English, and get your message across? Are you working on a political campaign? We can also advise you on speeches, messaging, social media, press conferences, etc.

Contact us for a free évaluation in English or French : contact@trocaderoforum.com . Once your needs have been identified, we will send you a personalized offer, and a secure link for your payment.

Looking forward to serving you!

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