Interactions - June 2021

Air Liquide & You : An Annual General Meeting focused on innovation

An Annual General Meeting focused on innovation

Since May 4, 2021, more than 100,000 of you have watched and rewatched your Annual General Meeting, which was held behind closed doors at the Paris Innovation Campus, and its key moments. An opportunity for us to virtually open the doors to the Group’s largest Innovation Center.


Enter the heart of your Group's innovation

At a time when the world remains focused on the Covid-19 crisis, your Group believes firmly in the future and now, more than ever, is striving to invent it. The Paris Innovation Campus was therefore a natural choice to host the 2021 Annual General Meeting. It was an opportunity to offer you a virtual tour of the Group’s largest Innovation Center and present our most recent innovations.

View the video dedicated to the Paris Innovation Campus

Speeches focused on the future

The year 2020 will go down in history. More than ever, it allowed us to realize the extent to which our destinies as individuals, companies and communities are intertwined. Benoît Potier has underlined on numerous occasions the exceptional contribution of Air Liquide employees against Covid-19, as well as your Group’s innovative strength, particularly in the three key areas of climate and the energy transition, healthcare, and technology. The Annual General Meeting also welcomed a very special guest: athlete and adventurer Philippe Croizon. For him, nothing is impossible and hydrogen represents the future. He has placed this molecule at the heart of his next challenge: completing the 2022 Dakar Rally in a hydrogen-powered buggy.


A rich live exchange

Although, for a second consecutive year, health conditions did not allow us to meet face-to-face, we have strived to maintain this spirit of dialogue to which we are particularly attached. Benoît Potier was therefore able to answer your questions relating to hydrogen, the Group’s shareholder policy as well as its commitment to the fight against the pandemic. He answered around 15 questions during more than 40 minutes. Thank you to you all for your numerous contributions. You can find the answers to the questions that we were unable to respond to live, gathered by topics, on the page dedicated to the 2021 Annual General Meeting at

Missed the live broadcast? Rewatch the entire 2021 Annual General Meeting and its highlights on video at