Speakers “The Mornings”


ASMITA DUBEY, Chief Digital Officer, Consumer Products Division – L’ORÉAL
Asmita Dubey is the Chief Digital Officer for Consumer Products Division, at L’Oréal. She joined L’Oréal in January 2013 as China Chief Marketing Officer, for China. In 2016, she was nominated in addition, Chief Marketing for the Asia Pacific zone, within L’Oreal. Asmita has recently taken her current position, as the Chief Digital Officer, for Consumer Products Division, based out of Paris.
Mrs Dubey is a marketing professional with 20 years’ experience in communication groups and corporations in India, China and the Middle East.
Having spent twelve years of her work life in China and the initial years of her life, education and first seven working years in India, Mrs Dubey has accumulated a deep understanding of the China and India consumers and market. Her expertise spans digital marketing, e-commerce marketing, market research, integrated marketing communications, marketing analytics and strategic media planning.

Prior to L’Oréal, Mrs Dubey spent eight years at Mindshare (WPP Group), 5 years in InterPublic group (McCann & UM). She holds a BSc.Statistics Honours degree from Delhi University, and has done a Masters in Marketing Economics & Management.


RAPHAEL JORE, Executive Chairman – SPLIO Group
Raphaël is graduated in Clinic Psychology and ESSEC.
Serial entrepreneur, he created in 1995 a consulting firm dedicated to Career Guidance, followed by the first french student community website,
In 2001, he cofounded Splio with Louis Rouxel, a CRM SaaS software Company. After France, he’s in charge of Splio international development, in Europe (Spain, Italy, Poland), China (Beijing and Shanghai) and finally Brazil (Sao Paulo) and the US (New York).


GREGORY POUY, founder of LaMercatique, a NYC-based marketing firm at a digital age.
LaMercatique helps brands to better understand and integrate digital by delivering relevant customer and brand experiences.
“La Mercatique” is an old French word with origins in marketing. It represents the rigorous efforts a marketer makes to study and influence consumer behavior. As a craftsman in the trade, I advocate a return to marketing basics—listening to people and studying changes in their behavior—to better understand modern developments.
My specialty in luxury brands will help you challenge the status quo and harness digital, whether you’re looking for a coherent digital strategy, personal mentoring, corporate seminars, operational follow-up, or all of the above

Marie LEGRAND, Marketing Manager France, TCL Europe

Dounia AGHARBI, Head of Communication & Marketing, Lafayette Plug and Play
Shestarted to work at IBM as a Marketing Manager for Business Partnerships Department developing the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program in Europe.
In 2013 she joined the sales team of IBM Rational software. In 2014 she joined the entrepreneurship ecosystem through The University of Paris Dauphine incubator program as Head of Development.
After her immersion in the startups world, she co-founder her own startup with two associates : CINQS, a private transportation company which worked with hotels & luxurious brands. By the end of 2016 CINQS was acquired by Chabé Limousines.


Started her career in advertising agencies (TBWA, Grey, McCann), worked in TV production in France and abroad, and joigned Carat media agency in 2002 to develop the TV ad funded programming unit, and specialised in brand content strategic and creative consulting, media partnerships and delegate production.
Summer 2010, she travelled to China and interviewed key marcom players to release a “Brand Content: Special China” series of articles. No single rendez-vous existed in Europe to tackle China’s marketing and digital landscapes: she decided to bridge the two and launched the annual China Connect conference, June 16-17, 2011. Rapidly followed by several other rendez-vous China Connect InTheCity, a serie of premium Rendez-Vous with a Chinese Special Guest and/or Masterclasses, China Connect Trainings in E-commerce/Digital Marketing in China. In 2015, China Connect expanded in China, in handling Mapic China-Shanghai digital marketing conferences. July 2017, 1st edition of China Connect Shanghai