FRENCH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Gala Evening for the President’s New Year Wishes : “Escales”
For the 9th year in a row sensation ! organised the French Development Agency’s (Agence française de développement, AFD) New Year’s reception at Halle Freyssinet. On this occasion, the imposing location was transformed into a harbour with embarkation docks from all over the world, in line with the evening’s theme: stopovers. A gorgeous décor−made up of a fully lit three-master galleon and countless barrels, pallets, fishermen shacks, bags of spices, and chests – provided a radical change of scenery for the 1,200 guests who were able to try out “harbour games” (strength games, nautical knots workshop, coconut shy…) while enjoying street food from around the globe (Ho Chi Minh City, Saint Martin, Tunis, Bassin de l'Arsenal...).