Economic diplomacy – Third edition of Invest in France Month (November 2017)
The third edition of Invest in France Month will run through November. 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%.
Members of the government, notably Jean-Yves Le Drian and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, will take part in this initiative and are preparing to meet with foreign decision-makers in November.