The American entrepreneur, invited at 11 a.m., will also have lunch with the Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire.
Elon Musk in Paris: on the occasion of the Choose France summit, the entrepreneur behind Twitter, Tesla or even SpaceX is going to the Élysée Palace this morning, we learned on Monday. He meets there at 11 a.m. the President of the Republic, while the latter wishes to defend the attractiveness of the country, during the 6th edition of this event which brings together bosses from all over the world in Versailles. The two men “will talk about attractiveness and other topics“, specifies the palace to the Figaro.
The businessman will then have lunch with the Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire. “There are negotiations underway, he is not there just to take advantage of Versailles. It has activities in areas that everyone knows – it’s the automotive industry, it’s other industries. I think this is also a very strong signal“, he commented, on BFMTV.
Elon Musk, whose companies have not announced any investments so far as part of the Choose France summit, joins the long list of business leaders who will be received during bilateral meetings with the Head of State: transmitted by the Élysée, the program for the day thus lists meetings with the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, from 10 a.m. this morning, as well as others with the executive chairman of ArcelorMittal, Lakshmi Mittal, at 4 p.m., or with the Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger at 5:15 p.m. For his part, the boss of Bercy will discuss in particular with the representatives of Bharti Enterprises or Nokia.
Emmanuel Macron and Elon Musk notably saw each other last December, to discuss Twitter, as well as “future green industrial projects, such as the manufacture of electric vehicles and batteries“. “It was an honor to see you again. Eager [de découvrir] exciting projects in France!“, had then written, on Twitter, the boss of the social network.