Paris EUROPLACE to Host Third Annual financial Forum in New York

Conference to be held April 17 at the Plaza Hotel

NEW YORK, March 30, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Paris EUROPLACE, the French-based organization, will host its third annual financial forum in New York, which will focus on new trends in the European capital markets, the internet and the New Economy.

WHO: Keynote speakers will include the following:

 -- Jean-Claude Trichet, Governor, Banque de France; 
 -- Jean-Francois Théodore, Chairman and CEO, ParisBourseSBFSA;
 -- The Honorable Paul Volker, Former Chairman of the US Federal
    Reserve Bank;
 -- Richard Grasso, Chairman and CEO, NYSE;
 -- Arthur Levitt, Chairman, SEC;
 -- Michel Prada, Chairman COB;
 -- Michel Bon, Chairman and CEO, France Télécom;
 -- Michel David-Weill,  Chairman and CEO, Lazard LLC;
 -- Bertrand Collomb, Chairman and CEO, Lafarge;
 -- Arnaud Lagardère, General Partner & and Co-CEO, Lagardère;
 -- Laurent Fabius, French Minister of the Economy, Finance 
    and Industry;
 -- Representatives of the New Economy.

WHEN: April 17, 2000 at the Plaza Hotel in New York

 8:15AM      Registration and Breakfast
 8:45 AM     Opening Remarks - Marc Viénot, Chairman of Paris 
 9-NOON      Keynote presentations, roundtable discussion and
 12:30 PM    Lunch/Keynote speech -Laurent Fabius, Minister of
             the Economy, Finance and Industry
 2-5:00 PM   Keynote presentations, roundtable discussion and
HOW:  Interested participants can register online at or contact Jessica Wolpert
      at Citigate Dewe Rogerson at (212) 688-6840.

Paris EUROPLACE is an association of more than 160 financial institutions and corporations, both French and international, whose goal is to inform investors, issuers, and intermediaries about new trends in European capital markets and the Paris financial center. Paris EUROPLACE also helps current and potential market participants understand how they can benefit from the extensive groundwork laid by the French financial markets in support of the new currency. For additional information, please refer to the following website:


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