Business France in South Africa [fr]

The French Trade Commission - Business France office JPEG

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the V.I.E international internship program.

Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.

In 2015, Business France launched its campaign ’Créative France’. Créative France is an international campaign powered by Business France showcasing French expertise in creativity and innovation in a number of fields, including technology, industry, fashion, cuisine, science, and the arts.
Fore more information about Creative France click here

The French Trade Commission Business France office in South Africa (Johannesburg) is divided into 5 departments:

- Consumer goods and healthcare
- Infrastructure, transport, industries
- Agriculture and food industries (Agrotech)
- ICT & Services
- Invest in France

The French Trade Commission Business France office is based in Sandton, Johannesburg and has 15 employees:

- French Trade Commissioner & Director, Axel Baroux
Contact : axel.baroux[at]

- Industry & Cleantech- Senior Trade Advisor, Thomas Curelli
Contact: thomas.curelli[at]

- Tech & Services- Senior Trade Advisor, Blandine Aigron
Contact: blandine.aigron[at]

- Lifestyle, Healthcare & Special Events- Senior Trade Advisor, Maxime Housard
Contact: maxime.housard[at]

- Agriculture & Food Industry- Senior Trade Advisor, Camille Tricoire
Contact: camille.tricoire[at]

- Invest in France; Inward Investment - Project manager, Clément Sarradin
Contact: clement.sarradin[at]

Physical address:
54 Wierda Road West
Inanda Greens Business Park - Augusta House 6
Wierda Valley / SANDTON 2196

Postal address: PO BOX 651048 - BENMORE 2010

Telephone: 0027 (0)11 303 7150
Fax: 0027 (0)11 303 7176

Trading hours:
Mon.-Thu. 8h30-12h30/ 13h15-17h15
Fri. 8h30-12h30 / 13h00-15h00

For further information, please visit Business France’s website


publie le 30/01/2018

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