Participants

To date, more than 180 people have taken part in one or more BEST meetings. Each meeting draws around 25 participants.

In addition to the core of “regulars,” some of whom have attended the meetings since the beginning (2012), there are other occasional participants, depending on the topics on the agenda.

The network itself is made up of Chief Executives or Deputy Chief Executives of large local authorities in France or around Europe.

The meetings also owe much to the contributions of guest speakers and figures from national or international institutions, universities, research organizations or companies.

The BEST network

Chief Executives
Denis SOLIVERESAGEN
Jean-Claude GONDARDAIX–MARSEILLE–PROVENCE
Domnin RAUSCHERAIX–MARSEILLE–PROVENCE
Bernard MAGNANAIX-EN-PROVENCE
Alain BENSAKOUNALÈS
Laurent LE SAGERANGERS
Valérie CHATELBOURGOGNE FRANCHE-COMTÉ
Christophe GARNIERBAS-RHIN
Eric ARDOUINBORDEAUX
Bertrand UGUENBREST
Jérôme BASTINBRETAGNE
Rochdi KHABAZIBRUSSELS-CAPITAL (BELGIQUE)
Christian LAMOULINEBRUSSELS-CAPITAL (BELGIQUE)
Michel VAN DER STICHELEBRUSSELS-CAPITAL (BELGIQUE)
Christophe VANOERBEEKBRUSSELS-CAPITAL (BELGIQUE)
Patrick LAMBERTDUNKERQUE (métropole)
Gilles DA COSTAFRANCHE COMTÉ
Laurent CARRIÉGIRONDE
Philippe MAHÉGIRONDE
Gilles AMAUDRIC DU CHAFFAUTGRENOBLE
François LANGLOISGRENOBLE
Emmanuel ROUÈDEGRENOBLE
Pierre TONNEAUGRENOBLE (métropole)
François BOUCHARDGRAND EST
Nicolas PERNOTGRAND EST
Christophe MACÉGRAND PARIS – EST ENSEMBLE
France BURGYHAUTE-NORMANDIE
Laurent VERCRUYSSEHAUTS-DE-FRANCE
Emmanuel GROSLA ROCHE SUR YON
Olivier MOULISLE CRÈS
François CAVARDLE HAVRE
Didier BAHINLE MANS
MC BONNET-GALZYLILLE
Bruno CASSETTELILLE (métropole)
Michel VAYSSIÉLILLE (city)
Benoît QUIGNONLYON
Olivier NYSLYON (métropole)
Philippe BLANQUEFORTMARSEILLE
Domnin RAUSCHERMARSEILLE (métropole)
Christophe LAFOUXMETZ
Christian FINAMONTPELLIER
Michel NAMURAMONTREUIL
Pierre STUSSINANCY
Olivier PARCOTNANTES
Jean-Baptiste FAUROUXNOUVELLE AQUITAINE
Simon MUNSCHOCCITANIE
Bertrand LANGLETORLÉANS
François MENGIN LECREULXPAU
Nicolas PERNOTPAU
Éric MARTINPOITIERS
Jean-Luc BOEUFQUIMPER
Marc PONS DE VINCENTREIMS
Joel BOSCHERRENNES
LAURENCE QUINAUTRENNES
Frédéric ALTHABEROUEN (métropole)
Laurent BASSOROUEN
Dominique BERTINROUEN
Pierre GEYSAINT-ÉTIENNE
Ingela LINDHSTOCKHOLM
Pierre LAPLANESTRASBOURG
Yves GONÇALVESTHAU
André THOMASTOULOUSE
Philippe LACAÏLLETOURS
Frédéric BAUDIN CULLIÈRETOURS (métropole)
Joseph BROUSSETVALLÉE DE L'HÉRAULT
Éric GRIGNARDVILLEURBANNE
Deputy Chief Executives and other positions
Vincent BONNAFOUXAIX-MARSEILLE-PROVENCE
Étienne BRUN-ROVETAIX-MARSEILLE-PROVENCE
Vincent FOUCHIERAIX-MARSEILLE-PROVENCE
Hélène GARIDELAIX-MARSEILLE-PROVENCE
François DE FLEURIANAMIENS
Dominique BLANCAQUITAINE
Antoni FERNANDEZBARCELONA
Ricard FERNANDEZBARCELONA
Karine GESSNERBORDEAUX
Cédric GHESQUIÈRESBORDEAUX
Thierry GUICHARDBORDEAUX
Dora NGUYENBORDEAUX
Patrick TOURNACHEBORDEAUX
Jean-Philippe LAMYBREST
Jean-François BROUWETBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Olivier FILOTBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Philippe ROSSIGNOLBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Anne WILLOCXBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Fabrice CHATELDIJON
Rizlane BIBAOUIDUNKERQUE
Jésus RODRIGUEZDUNKERQUE
Olivier GALIANAEVRY
Thomas MEEKELGRENOBLE
Virginie RENAULTHAUTS-DE-FRANCE
Sami SAHALAHELSINKI
Giovanni VETRITTOITALY
Annette LIPOWSKYKEHL (GERMANY)
Dany MACKOWIAKLILLE (métropole)
Katherine HALLE-GUETLORRAINE
Blandine MELAYLYON (métropole)
Anne RINGLETLYON (métropole)
Saïd SAHRAOUILYON
Émilie SELLESLYON
Maud SGORBINILYON
Louis-Antoine SOUCHETLYON
Frédéric CHAUVELMANCHE
Stéphane BASILLEMARSEILLE
Marianne FONTANMONTREUIL
Rémy AILLERETMONTPELLIER
Frédéric VIELNANCY
Stéphane BARRANGERNANTES
Thierry BOUTOUTENANTES
Philippe MARESTNANTES
Per-Olov STRANDBERGNORRKÖPING (SWEDEN)
Pierre-Yves DURANDPARIS
Caroline GRANDJEANPARIS
Louis JACQUARDPARIS
Sébastien MAIREPARIS
Denis PENOUELPARIS
Wilfried WITMANNPARIS
Léone GOUTANYRENNES
Alexis MARIANIRENNES
Henri-Noël RUIZRENNES
Joseph MELCHERSROTTERDAM
Nathalie MAGUINROUEN
Gunne ARNESSON LÖFGRENSCANIA (SWEDEN)
Gösta REHNSTAMSCANIA (SWEDEN)
Jean-Michel CHAPETSEINE SAINT-DENIS
Gunnar SÖDERHOLMSTOCKHOLM
Fredrik JURDELLSTOCKHOLM
Caroline OTTOSSONSTOCKHOLM
Francis CORPARTSTRASBOURG
Yves AUBERTSTRASBOURG
Maud RENONSTRASBOURG
Johan KRABBSWEDEN
Thierry BAUCHETTOULOUSE
Jean-Michel EVINTOULOUSE
Pierre-Emmanuel REYMUNDTOULOUSE
Stefano CIANCHINITORINO
Luisella NIGRATORINO
Blandine MOREAUTOURS (ville)
Christophe DARASSEVERSAILLES
Clarence PARADASVILLEURBANNE

Guest speakers

National or international institutions, universities, research organizations, companies
Public interest organizations
Herminie DE FRÉMINVILLE, CoordinatorADEMEFRANCE
Éric VIDALENC, Head of ProjectADEMEFRANCE
Éric VÉSINE, Head of DepartmentADEMEFRANCE
Jean-Marc OFFNER, Managing DirectorA-URBA (urban planning agency)BORDEAUX
Jamil ARAOUD, Director GeneralBrussels Prevention & SecurityBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Géraldine BASTIN, ChairpersonPublic Centre for Social Action (CPAS) of MolenbeekBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Didier ROZEN, Temporary Secretary GeneralPublic Centre for Social Action (CPAS) of MolenbeekBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Laurent THÉRY, Honorary Prefect, Grand Prix Urba 2010Club Ville Aménagement (CVA)FRANCE
Vincent AUSSILOUX, Director of the Economic and Finance DepartmentFrance StratégieFRANCE
Charles BOZONNET, Project ManagerFrance StratégieFRANCE
Boris LE HIR, Project ManagerFrance StratégieFRANCE
Julien ROUSSELON, Deputy Director Department Society Social PoliciesFrance StratégieFRANCE
Pierre HENRY, Director GeneralFrance Terre d’AsileFRANCE
Philippe ANGOTTI, Deputy DelegateFrance UrbaineFRANCE
Delphine BOURDIN, AdviserFrance UrbaineFRANCE
Franck CLAEYS, DirectorFrance UrbaineFRANCE
Ludovic GROUSSET, DirectorFrance UrbaineFRANCE
Emmanuel HEYRAUD, DirectorFrance UrbaineFRANCE
Olivier LANDEL, Executive OfficerFrance UrbaineFRANCE
Kader MAKHLOUF, AdviserFrance UrbaineFRANCE
Didier LESCHI, Director GeneralFrench Office of Immigration and IntegrationFRANCE
Guy LE BRAS, Director GeneralGART (Association of public transport authorities)FRANCE
Hugo BÉVORT, Director of StrategyGeneral Commission for Equality of the TerritoriesFRANCE
Pierre DUCRET, ChairpersonI4CEFRANCE
Morgane NICOL, Programme DirectorI4CEFRANCE
Neil OKNINSKI, Project DirectorLocal PartnershipsUNITED KINGDOM
Louis FERNIQUE, Project managerMinistry of TransportFRANCE
Emmanuel de LANVERSIN, Member of staffMinistry of TransportFRANCE
Pierre des ROSEAUX, Member of staffMinistry of TransportFRANCE
Michaël JONNIAUX, Divisional Commissioner in the PoliceMontgomery Area (Municipalities of Etterbeek & 2 other)BRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Marianne PEKOLA-SJÖBLOM, Director of ResearchNational Federation of Finnish TownsFINLAND
Claire CHARBIT, Dialogue / Local and Reg. AuthoritiesOECDINTERNATIONAL
Antti MOISIO, EconomistOECDINTERNATIONAL
Paqui SANTONJA, Policy AnalystOECDINTERNATIONAL
Françoise WAINTROP, Team ManagerSecretariat-General for Modernization of Public ActionFRANCE
Higher education and research
Luciano VANDELLI, ProfessorBologna UniversityBOLOGNA
Elisabeth CAMPAGNAC, Former Head of ResearchENPCPARIS
Jean CARASSUS, ProfessorENPCPARIS
Géry DEFFONTAINES, PhD StudentENPCPARIS
Graham WINCH, ProfessorManchester Business SchoolMANCHESTER
Vincent AUBELLE, ProfessorMarne-la-Vallée UniversityPARIS
Catherine WHITOL DE WENDEN, ProfessorNational Centre for Scientific Research, Centre for International Research of Sciences PoPARIS
Dominique RIVIÈRE, ProfessorParis Diderot UniversityPARIS
Alain BOURDIN, Sociologist, Head of ResearchParis-Est UniversityPARIS
Jean-Paul VOLLE, ProfessorPaul Valéry UniversityMONTPELLIER
Koos VAN DIJKEN, Director of ProjectsPlatform 31EUROPE
Valeria FEDELI, Professor of Urban PlanningPolitecnico di MilanoMILANO
Kai MASSER, Head of ResearchGerman Research Institute for Public AdministrationSPEYER (GERMANY)
Jean-Bernard AUBY, ProfessorSciences PoPARIS
Brigitte FOUILLAND, Executive DirectorSciences Po École urbainePARIS
Luc ABBADIE, ProfessorSorbonne UniversityPARIS
Gunnar SCHWARTING, ProfessorSpeyer UniversitySPEYER (GERMANY)
Jaume MAGRE FERRAN, Professor of Polical EconomyUniversity of BarcelonaBARCELONA
Hellmut WOLLMANN, ProfessorUniversity of BerlinBERLIN
Francesco TIMPANO, Professor and Deputy MayorUniversity and City of PiacenzaPIACENZA (ITALY)
Nicolas BERNARD, ProfessorUniversity of Saint-LouisBRUSSELS
Companies and consultants
Philippe ESTÈBE, géographe, directeur d’étudesAcadieFRANCE
Pierre-Aymeric DEWEZ, Senior ManagerErnst & YoungINTERNATIONAL
Béatrice TOULON, ConsultantMaestria ConsultingPARIS
Patrick PÉLATA, CEOMeta Consulting LLCFRANCE
Olivier PORTIER, analyste territorialOPCFRANCE
Anne BOSCHE-NOIRET, Delegate ManagerSNCF Mobilités TERFRANCE
Franck LACROIX, General ManagerSNCF Mobilités TERFRANCE
Frédéric MOONENS, Director of Human ResourcesSolvay Business ServicesINTERNATIONAL
Jean-Marc JANCOVICI, Chairperson / Co-founderThe Shift Project / Carbone 4FRANCE
Claude LENGLET, Operational Executive Nord EuropeTIR Consulting Group LLCFRANCE
Arthur NICOLET, CEOTransdev RouenFRANCE
Banks
Yves MILLARDET, ChairmanAgence France LocaleFRANCE
Stéphane VIALLON, Signing OfficerEuropean Investment BankEUROPE
Maria VIIMNE, Deputy Managing DirectorKommuninvestSWEDEN
Local Public Companies
Nathalie RENNEBOOG, Managing Director Urban Renewal DepartmentCityDevBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Christian CLEMENT, Managing DirectorEau du Ponant Local Public CompanyBREST
Carlos RODRIGUEZ-FERRER, Secretary GeneralFederation of Local Public companiesSPAIN
Carl CEDERSCHIÖLD, PresidentFederation of Municipal CompaniesSWEDEN
Raymond HERNANDEZ, Director of DevelopmentGelsenwasser S.A.GELSENKIRCHEN - GERMANY
Ludovic BOYRON, Managing DirectorLyon Part-Dieu Local Public CompanyLYON
Tom SANDERS, Director Territorial StrategyPerspective.brusselsBRUSSELS-CAPITAL
Brieuc de MEEÛS, Administrator - Managing DirectorSTIB (Brussels Region intermunicipal transport company)BRUSSELS-CAPITAL