Investing in France breakfast roundtable November 17th [fr]
With the new CETA trade agreement coming into place and France’s President Macron’s new economic developments and foreign investment policies, where can BC business owners turn for direction?
The BC Business Summit held on November 1st in Vancouver highlighted that BC businesses are missing out on opportunities by being too risk averse.
The Consulate of France in Vancouver and the national agency for investments Business France Canada held a breakfast roundtable with Canadian companies interested in doing business in France to help assess investment opportunities and how to cease the CETA agreement, on November 17th at the Vancouver Club.
Canadian companies who invested in France such as Press reader, Stemcell Technologies or Sierra Wireless shared their success stories and how they accelerated their business.
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This initiative, which is being carried out in 73 countries on every continent, aims to promote France’s assets to international investors, economic decision-makers, and opinion leaders.
During the first two editions, in 2015 and 2016, more than 5,000 economic actors participated in events organized by the relevant French Embassies.
This year will highlight the latest reforms, especially those relating to the right to work and taxation, which make France an even more appealing place to invest. Beyond our widely recognized assets—our position at the heart of the European market, our ability to train talent, and the quality of our infrastructure—it is France’s potential with respect to innovation that is now seen as a decisive advantage by foreign investors, as underscored in the latest Ernst & Young Entrepreneurship Barometer. As evidence of this, venture capital investment has never been higher in France (more than €2 billion in 2016, with the strongest momentum in Europe in early 2017). More generally, in 2016, the number of foreign companies setting up in France rose by 16%.
Interested about investing in France? Contact Business France Development Director for Western Canada Mrs Mélisande Roche, based in Vancouver.
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