Business France - Expertise France: a partnership to foster France's influence abroad

23/12/2015

Muriel Pénicaud, Chief Executive Officer of Business France on the one hand, and Sébastien Mosneron Dupin, Chief Executive Officer and Jean-Christophe Donnellier, Chairman of Expertise France's Board of Directors on the other hand, signed a partnership agreement between the two agencies.

The agreement aims at establishing the general framework of the partnership and creating synergies between both structures to improve the carrying out of their respective tasks, and contribute to France's influence.

This partnership calls for the sharing of information on international calls for tender on technical expertise and the exchange of regular information likely to interest French companies.

It also clarifies the terms of operational cooperation for the setting-up of projects in areas of common interests which mobilise French companies: public-private partnerships, environment and sustainable development, industrial policy and innovation, digital economy.

"This partnership is contributing to the internationalisation of the French economy, supported and fostered by Business France and Expertise France’ partners in France and abroad. It will assist us to better serve French companies in their strategy for international development", said Muriel Pénicaud.

"Cooperation between Expertise France and Business France reinforces the "Team France" at the international level. Together, we will contribute to the influence of our country, in combining public expertise and private know-how", confirmed Sébastien Mosneron Dupin.

December 2015

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