Speakers of the Expo


Beyond the products and training presented by its exhibitors, Survival Expo shines every year thanks to the quality of its conferences.


As with our exhibitors, we strive to select the best speakers to address the themes of the show, but also current events and related topics. Journalists, writers, researchers, adventurers, economists, soldiers or engineers, each one will share their expertise with you during these 3 days of conferences!



Feedback from exporters, conferences on new farming methods, edible wild plants, development of autonomy in daily life and many others... So many subjects that will fascinate you!

  • Mike HORN

    Professional Adventurer and Explorer

     Mike Horn is globally acknowledged as the world’s greatest modern day explorer.From swimming the Amazon River solo and unsupported to an unmotorized circumnavigation of the globe at the equator, Mike’s list of accomplishments as a solo explorer is unparalleled.

  • Arthur KELLER

    Aerospace Engineer

     Arthur Keller is an aerospace engineer. He is now a consultant and lecturer on energy, climate and ecological transition issues. He was notably the coordinator of the environment commission for the Nouvelle Donne party, and referent for the program of Charlotte Marchandise, citizen candidate in the presidential election. He is a member of the board of directors of the Adrastia association, which works on anticipating the decline of the thermo-industrial civilization.

  • Matthieu TORDEUR

    French Explorer

    Hello, my name is Matthieu Tordeur. I am an adventurer and speaker at the French Explorers Society. I went around the world driving a 4L to promote microfinance, ran 250 km in the Sahara and a marathon in North Korea. I crossed the Atlantic Ocean by sail and Europe by bike... In 2019, I became the first Frenchman to join the South Pole alone, without assistance and in total autonomy. From Patagonia to Pakistan to Antarctica, this site collects my adventures through 90 countries.

  • Marine MENIER

    Risk Management Specialist
    After studying geopolitics and conflict analysis, Marine specialized in international risk management. With 8 years of experience in security and safety within large French and English NGOs (personal security, organizational security and crisis management), she has been working for 3 years as a consultant for organizations of various sizes and natures, accompanying both employees and managers, in France and abroad. His numerous missions have enabled him to acquire a deep knowledge of security issues in degraded contexts, where the psychological dimension is just as important as the technical constraints of the field. It has developed a pragmatic approach to its activity: putting in place all the necessary means to allow the smooth running of a mission. 
  • Brian EJARQUE


    Brian has been hosting L'Archi'Pelle's YouTube channel for over 2 years. He is a former city dweller who shares his daily life with the aim of striving for energy and food autonomy in the countryside. He also specialized in visiting autonomous houses and edible gardens or forests. His adventures bring together a community of more than 50,000 people called the Neo-Autonomists.

  • Damien LECOUVREY

    Passionate explorer of Herpetology

    Damien Lecouvey is a passionate explorer of herpetology. Visiting forgotten lands in search of poisonous snakes, he is engaged in the protection of reptiles and seeks to modify the bad image conveyed by these animals. He is also an expert in hostile environment survival. After more than six years as a non-commissioned officer in the air force, he shared his knowledge of survival as a survival advisor for GTNCO productions for a television program. Passionate about exploring forgotten lands and poisonous snakes, he then combines his two passions and embarks on an adventure with a scientific aim. He has also carried out numerous polar expeditions or in the Amazon jungle. Passionate about snakes and very committed to the protection of these species, Damien Lecouvey is fighting to restore a distorted image conveyed by most. He is also regularly contacted for television broadcasts by channels such as Discovery, Planète or RMC Découverte.

  • Edouard DE BUYER

    Co-fondateur of Wildsteer

    Being both an archer and an amateur blacksmith, Edouard de BUYER "naturally" has the idea of ​​designing a knife that meets this essential function in particular. Field practice (11 prototypes were made and tested) was necessary in order to find the perfect balance between robustness (required for extraction), maneuverability, high quality of cut, all this in order to be able to use the knife during all day hunting or nature and just as much by a woman as by a man.

  • Remi Camus

    French Adventurer and Explorer

    Explorer adventurer born in 1985. For a few years now, I have been engaged through various actions in order to raise awareness about the preservation and access to water. In this context, I regularly give conferences to all audiences to alert on the state of the waters in France and in the world.

  • Patrick BARONNET

    La Maison Autonome

    Patrick Baronnet is the designer and director of the Autonomous House and the "3 E house". He is also co-founder of the Coop Biosphère in Châteaubriand, professor of Yoga and professor of National Education and author of the book entitled: "From the autonomous house to the solidarity economy." The Autonomous House is a living laboratory that experiments with daily life in family for 35 years and in eco-hamlet for 6 years from free and abundant natural resources: water, air, earth and sun, for food, health, habitat, the comfort or energy Tens of thousands of visitors were inspired by this experience during 5 eco-festivals, visits and internships.

  • Pierre HARLAUT

    Founder of Aquaponie.fr

    My name is Pierre Harlaut, I am 33 years old and I am the founder of this site Aquaponie.fr At the beginning, nothing intended me to become aquaponist and permacultor. At 25, thanks to my hard work, I managed to buy a house in the village of my childhood: Romain (51140). Despite this return to the countryside, my few mediocre tests in organic gardening, I still could not materialize or understand what was wrong until health got me back on track ... Now it was clear, I was no longer going to live to work but rather to work to live. There was all the difference!

  • Samuel LE BERRE

    Specialized in energy autonomy over 10 years.

    This winter, as I speak, almost all of our French nuclear park is producing energy for our electric radiators and our electric water heaters... no trains, no steelworks, no street lamps... no, heat for our homes, nothing more! "At the age of 20 he made his first solar panel with recycled material "my aim was to prove to myself that I could produce energy without having to resort to industry, it was like a liberation for me..." Convinced that our energy model suffers from a strong dependence on electricity, he created his company in 2010 with the aim of providing training and practical courses to make energy autonomy accessible to all. 

  • La Ferme Ethique

    Autonomie et Auto-Consomation

    New energy sources have never been so accessible, they can suit many types of needs, whether for autonomy or self-consumption. In the conference, we will present the advantages and disadvantages of these two modes of solar installation. We will be accompanied by one of our La Ferme Ethique ambassadors who will share his feedback on these two systems in the form of a discussion during which we will answer your questions.

  • Jacob KARHU

    Vitrual Autonomy

    At 24, he lived alone in virtual autonomy for 7 months on a glacial plateau in the Pyrenees. This man is Jacob Karhu, a young Frenchman who has become a hermit for a while ... A carefully considered project, in agreement with the municipality: being able to occupy a shepherd's refuge in exchange for renovating it entirely. Between fleeing from an increasingly stressful world and looking for oneself, returning to a not really common stay, between resourcefulness, minimalism, decline and poetry.

  • Eleonore LLUNA

    Eléonore is co-director of the company Time on target, lifeguard, nurse, holder of a hiking CQP, editor for magazines like "Survival" and author (book to be published April 2019). Passionate about wildlife, she chooses to approach survival from the angle of autonomy in nature. You may have seen her in "Wild Survival Race" broadcast on M6 in spring 2018 where she mentors a novice surviving in several treks in the most hostile environments on the planet. Today it is what she shares during her international expeditions: Amazon jungle, Bolivia, Cordillera Royal, Kalahari, Botswana, Indonesia, Canada, Mongolia ... are all playgrounds where she leaves in total autonomy.

    Paramedic Specialist

    Joël Schuermans is graduate in Paramedic Sciences. He practices as Paramedic for isolated or volatile regions for the benefit of numerous missions and expeditions. He has worked in Mali, Bosnia-Herzegovina, DR Congo, Niger, Syria, Rwanda, Somalia, Burundi, Niger, South Africa, Syria and several European countries. He is a registered health professional (Paramedic, EMT-P) with CoROM (College of Remote and Offshore Medicine) and the Malta Paramedic Register. After 12 years spent in an army commando unit, several expeditions to mountains, far-off countries, forests and deserts, isolated areas, many armed and medical missions in several theaters of operations, he now works in medical operational support for missions and expeditions to Africa and the Middle East within the company he co-founded.

  • Francis DI-GIORGIO

    Expert in Transmissions et Télé-médecine
    Francis DI-GIORGIO is a recognized expert in communications and tele-medicine for emergency and humanitarian aid services. Currently retired, but very active, he participated during his career in numerous missions (Firefighters, SAMU, NGOs, First Aid Associations) in France (attacks, major events, etc.) and in the world (disasters, conflict and war zones) which have given him experience in the logistics of crisis and survival situations which he likes to share through his articles and conferences. He has also been a journalist for SURVIVAL magazine since its creation.
  • Alban CAMBE

    Former in Bushcraft

    Alban Cambe is currently a professor of Life and Earth Sciences, passionate about Bushcraft and natural navigation, he shares his knowledge in Survival magazine, during field trips and Survival courses. Alban has already had the opportunity to give a lecture at the 1st edition of the Survival Expo.

  • Laurence Talleux


    Come live a true human adventure, rediscovering wild life and autonomy, taming the air, fire, water and the nourishing earth.
    With friends, colleagues, alone or with your family, escape for a few hours or several nights. We will take you on the paths or in the forest, discover wild edible plants, cook and share a meal around a campfire, learn and experience the modern and ancient techniques necessary for life in the countryside, sleep in a bivouac, an improvised shelter or under a vegetal tipi, live like Robinson, in contact with the elements, and find your true nature.

  • Leslie ANNA

    Specialist in endemic and endangered speciesSpecialist in endemic and endangered species

    In 2017, Leslie launches its association Wild Animals. The goal is to raise awareness about endemic and endangered species. It also offers simple alternatives and tips for individual change.

  • Pierre DELORME

    Food and Energy Specialist

    Pierre1911 is a man of the field. He has 10 years of experience in food and energy self-sufficiency projects. An engineer by training, an entrepreneur, he managed cross-functional IT projects for more than 20 years and traveled independently with his children (Cuba by bike, rivers by expedition kayak, trek ...) which was the foundation of his reflections on autonomy and resilience. His blog www.pierre1911.fr is a technical reference on the subject of autonomy, among other things because he is one of the only in the world to have produced a Jean PAIN 20-ton reactor. He has also supported more than 10 autonomy projects throughout France. For his third personal autonomy project, he has just set up as a 15ha farmer / experimenter in the Périgord vert where he is developing a pilot farm in animal traction. Its objective is to transmit its experiences to any person, collective or local community wishing to develop its resilience.

  • Olivier BRESSAC

    Mountain guide and trainer in Botany

    Graduate of the State Brevet d'Alpinisme 1er Degrees, passionate about bushcraft and wild cuisine, I spend most of my time in the mountains, in the middle of nature. I am a fan of Botany, Ethnobotany, Biology and Philosophy of Science. I organize stays and discovery courses around wild, edible and medicinal plants, from the Mediterranean coast to the high alpine pastures of the southern Alps. My philosophy is that of sharing knowledge, giving access to autonomy. For me, botany is not a hobby, I consider it as general culture, essential to a good understanding of the world and ecology. I am an advocate of pedagogy and I am convinced that it should be accessible to everyone, not just insiders or curious people.

  • Xavier BOURGEOIS

    Adventurer, Hiker

    It's been 3 years that I have been roaming wild France in search of adventure. 24 micro adventures in France precisely. My micro adventures in France are mainly aimed at city dwellers who are tired of spending their 4-day weekend in Airbnb in a capital of Europe or taking the plane to cross the planet. Who want less mercantile, more authentic, more daring leisure activities. Through my YouTube channel, I try to inspire them, without assisting or infantilizing them. Each episode shows a different adventure, hiking, kayaking, sailing, building an igloo or a cabin, learning to paraglide ... in short, full of ideas to reconnect the townspeople and all this generation screen to nature, to the essential. Like a horse forced to shake its head when flies accumulate on its eyes, city dwellers need to go out into the wild and remove all that urban noise to return recharged and survive healthy in this hectic and stressful jungle called the city.

  • Didier FLIPO

    Maraicher BIO

    This is not a scoop: we can not grow vegetables without doing anything ... so do it well! But if you do not have a vegetable garden or have been growing it for years, you know that it does not always work the way you want. It is therefore normal that you seek to learn the right techniques, the right methods ... If so, come listen to the advice of Didier Flipo

  • Thierry VELU

    GSCF - Groupe Secours Catastrophe Française
    The French Disaster Relief Group is a French international solidarity organization founded in 1999. It has about 250 volunteers, who are mainly firefighters, but also doctors and nurses. Its mission is to provide relief and assistance to people in distress, without any discrimination. During his conference, Thierry Velu, its Founding President, will detail the actions of this organization through various reports. In addition to its international activities, the GSCF also operates in France, where it carries out social missions. Marauding teams meet homeless people to interact with them and understand their needs. On these occasions, the GSCF distributes survival kits, which represent a unique material support in France. A fundraiser will be organized to support this organization.
  • Renan LE QUELLEC

    Specialized in NAture

    After 15 years striding along France England, Ireland and Canada, experimenting the right technics, trekking in full autonomy: Renan creates his School of Life in Nature: The Skol Louarn. Based in Brittany, he trains individuals and companies.

  • Philippe B.

    Ex French Secret Agent - GIGN

    Philippe B. should never have been in the place that was so often his for the last fifteen years: at the head of a GIGN assault column! Raised the hard way, his aptitude for martial arts brings him very early to the borders of ultra-violence and delinquency. However, since he followed live television on the famous assault of the GIGN on an Airbus in Marignane, when he was 16, Philippe B. has a new ambition to join the "Group".

  • Yves-Eric ROQUAIS

    Mountain Commando Group (7th BCA)

    Native of Bourg-Saint Maurice in the Tarentaise valley, I spent all my childhood running in the mountains. I join the 7th Battalion of Alpine Chasseur. 11 years with the commando mountain group, formerly known as the skier scout section. How much time spent on summits or outside operations? the list is long: Lebanon, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Norway, Afghanistan, Austria, Germany, Iceland, Greenland ... So many stays and even more bivouacs and adventures.

  • Alain MAZAUD

     Climatologist at LSCE - CEA Sacla
    Alain Mazaud is a climatologist at the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences at CEA Saclay. A qualified and associate doctor of the university, his research focuses on known variations of the Earth in the past (paleomagnetism and climate). He participated in several oceanographic campaigns, aboard the French boat Marion-Dufresne and the American ship Joides-Resolution. He divides his time between research and communication at LSCE.
  • Florian NOCK

    Brand developer at Jimini's

    Florian is responsible for JIMINI'S, a French company that develops and sells edible insect products. The company works daily to democratize this sustainable food resource in Europe. Environmental engineer and coach specializing in nutrition, he has raised different species of insects and is convinced of their nutritional potential for several years.


    Fondateur et Gérant de Ti'éole

    Jay Hudnall, founder and manager of Ti'éole, a small wind enthusiast, started working in this sector in 2004, at the US Department of Agriculture's research center in Texas, then in France for three years in the Krugwind, during which time it installed about 50 small wind turbines. He is one of the founders of the Tripalium association and has organized a hundred workshops on the manufacture of small wind turbines of the Piggott model. He has also been a trainer for engineering schools and vocational training centers since 2007, the date of the creation of Ti'éole - wind energy. Today, Ti'éole is active in the training, installation and distribution of small wind turbines in France.


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