Press 1/10/2019

The ODDO BHF Forum brings together 270 European companies and 560 investors in Lyon

The ODDO BHF Forum brings together 270 European companies and 560 investors in Lyon

For its 22nd edition, ODDO BHF Forum is inviting listed companies and institutional investors to the Forum, which will be held at the Lyon Convention Center on 10 and 11 January.

The 2019 edition of the Forum will welcome more than 270 listed companies from the small, mid and large cap sectors. The companies present will have the opportunity to meet about 560 investors, i.e. a 6% increase on the 2018 edition. The Forum’s profile is becoming increasingly international with 122 foreign companies enrolled, from 13 different countries, vs 108 last year. Among these companies, 78 are German, i.e. an increase of 13% compared to 2018.

Over the course of the two days, more than 6,500 meetings will be organised in the form of one-to-one, one-to-few, group meetings and, for the first time, plenary sessions, at which the chairpersons or financial directors will address an audience of investors. These different types of meeting will give the companies present the opportunity to convince investors of their potential.

In parallel, the Forum will host three workshops designed for non-listed companies that are eligible for stock market flotation, with presentations from experts, along with testimonies from listed companies and financial investors. The other workshops will be dedicated to ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) and convertible bonds.

At the opening of the Forum organised in cooperation with the city and the metropolitan area of Lyon, Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance, will address an audience of French and German companies and international investors. He will be welcomed by Gérard Collomb, Mayor of Lyon, and David Kimelfeld, President of the Lyon Metropolitan Area.

The ODDO BHF Forum is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe for mid and large cap companies. It is organised by a team of analysts and sales people from ODDO BHF Midcap which is based in Lyon. ODDO BHF is the number one broker and the leading equity research department on French stocks according to the EXTEL 2018 ranking in the 3rd consecutive year.


ODDO BHF is an independent Franco-German financial services group, with a history stretching back over 170 years. It was created from the alliance of a French family-owned business built up by five generations of stockbrokers and a German bank specialising in Mittelstand companies. With 2,300 employees (1,300 in Germany and 1,000 in France) and more than 100 billion euros in assets under management, ODDO BHF operates in three main businesses, based on significant investment in market expertise: private wealth management, asset management and corporate and investment banking. The Group has a specific ownership structure as 60% of its capital is held by the Oddo family and 30% by employees. This “partnership” ethos guarantees the long-term involvement of its teams. At 31 December 2017, ODDO BHF generated net banking income of 591 million euros, and had over 844 million euros of shareholders' equity.



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