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From 27-30 May, Cannes is hosting the 114th Congress of French Notaries

Cannes is hosting the 114th Congress of French Notaries.

The Congress of French Notaries is returning to Cannes

From 27-30 May, the Congress of French Notaries is returning to Cannes, at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, which has been the setting on several occasions for this major professional meeting over the last twenty-five years (1993, 2002, 2011 and now in 2018).

“Land for tomorrow”

This event, organized each year in a different town, brings 4,000 professionals together around a specific theme, with the aim of producing an annual reflection of general interest stemming from notarial practices. For its 114th edition, “Land for tomorrow”, the profession will reflect on the division and balance of the land that holds crucial challenges for our society: feeding, housing, heating an increasing population in a tight space. A legal, familial, estate, economic and social player in society, the notarial trade annually raises current and future questions during these conferences, which are the fruit of an in-depth reflection and a long term endeavour. In total, 4 commissions will explore the challenges of land and will define the word “tomorrow” from the point of view of agriculture, energy, towns and funding. Two lines of thought have been selected: land seen as an area for production and land seen as an area for social cohesion, where mankind lives.

On the agenda

The event will be punctuated by master classes and debates, with personalities from all walks of life who will share their views. At the opening, it will be Pierre RABHI, a farmer, writer and pioneer of organic farming in France. François BAROIN, the Mayor of Troyes and chairman of the Association of Mayors will contribute to plenary sessions, and on closure there will be a major debate with the French Academy member Erik ORSENNA, biologist Joël de ROSNAY and historian Emmanuel TODD.

The Congress of French Notaries in a few figures

  • 2 teams of 15 volunteer notaries
  • 1 work published each year
  • between 15 and 20 proposals made each year to public authorities
  • 4,000 participants and exhibitors
  • 35 foreign delegations
  • 6 plenary sessions
  • 37 experts relating to works (engineers, geographers, agronomists, horticulturists, ministerial cabinet advisors, academics, auditors from consultancies, etc.)
  • 24 months of work
  • 4 days of congress to vote on proposals for improvement, law and professional practices, as the research work by the reporteurs, under the direction of the General Reporteur, entails proposals, revelations and votes by the profession during the Congress




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