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Paris, 2024
Pateau Consultants is conducting several cross-cultural sessions for Sonepar, a leading technical solutions provider to electrical industry professionals.  

Lyon, March 12th, 2024
Jacques Pateau is Key Note speaker at the annual EMEA meeting of EJ, the world leader in access solutions. Topic : "The importance of culture for sustainable development."

Paris-Bonn, February-September 2024
Pateau Consultants continues to support Buyin, the JV of Deutsche Telekom and Orange through on-line and face-to-face coaching and cross-cultural training. 

Mannheim, September 24th-25th, 2024
Prof. Pateau facilitates a cross-cultural seminar for MBA' students at the Mannheim Business School, the leading business school in Gerrmany 

Events / 2007

Some highlights of the year

A Franco-German story at Salzgitter
Duisburg, June-December, 2007

Salzgitter AG is one of Europe's leading steel and technology corporations with 24 000 employees. In the framework of the takeover of Vallourec precision tube activities, Pateau Consultants were chosen to carry out the cultural integration of the new Franco-German entity called SMP (Salzgitter Mannesmann Precision). The top management kick-off took place in Duisburg in June 27 and intercultural teambuilding sessions involving executives and senior managers of all functions will be run until the end of the year 2008.

Towards a common culture
Amsterdam/Dsseldorf/Madrid/Paris/Rome, September-December 2007

Sonepar, a distributor of technical equipment and solutions for electricity professionals is represented by over 100 companies operating in 29 countries on four continents. Since the group is currently pursuing international expansion, a Corporate University was launched in 2007 aiming at the development of a common company culture. Pateau Consultants were asked to run the very first module called Intercultural knowledge and distance working for the top 100 of the group.

Coaching a Franco-Spanish team
Cherbourg/Cartagena, 2007

Javier Dominguez, our expert of Spanish culture, organises coaching and training sessions for French and Spanish managers of DCNS and Navantia, which are the two leading shipbuilding firms in both countries. The Franco-Spanish team is jointly developing class submarines called Scorpne.

Cross-cultural thinking in the automotive industry
Chantilly, May-October, 2007

Faurecia is one of the worldwide leaders in automobile equipment with 60000 employees in 28 countries. Pateau Consultants was chosen to organise intercultural teambuilding sessions for European and American managers aiming at improvement and reinforcement of transnational cooperation. The 4 target countries were France, Germany, Spain and the US. A similar action is scheduled for China in 2008.

European co-operation at Alcatel Lucent
Paris/Amsterdam, March-September, 2007

Pateau Consultants runs for Alcatel Lucent 3-days Bridges seminars for North- and South Europe. The aim of these sessions is to progress on soft facts, i.e. developing cohesion and solidarity, increasing trust and confidence, which is a crucial success factor in a post-merger situation.

London Underground
Paris/London, June-September, 2007

The continued increase in the number of passengers and growing need for the effective control and management of trains has led the London Underground to develop a plan for the enhancement of two primary lines, Jubilee and Northern, otherwise referred to as the JNUP Project. Pateau Consultants was chosen to organise two 3-day Bridges seminars (June and September) for Canadian, English and French managers in charge of this challenging project.

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