Invest in France presentation in Sandton
On 22 September 2015, the Embassy of France in South Africa, Business France and the French South African Chamber of Commerce (FSACCI) organised a breakfast presentation entitled Expand your business in Europe: Invest in France in Sandton.
This event was the first of its kind in South Africa and took place as part of “Investment in France week” (21-27 September 2015) which focuses on 50 countries.
Ambassador of France to South Africa, HE Elisabeth Barbier, and Chairman of FSACCI, Philip Geromont, welcomed guests and members of the media at ENS Africa along with Serge Boscher, head of the regional economic department for Southern Africa, Jacques Torregrossa, director of Business France in South Africa and Clément Sarradin, the new project manager for inward investment at Business France and also the manager of the (free and confidential) French desk for South African investors in France.
After presentations by the representatives of the French Embassy and Business France, representatives from three companies were invited to present testimonies of their experience of investing in France. Philippe Mellier, CEO of De Beers, Stavros Nicolaou, Senior Executive at Aspen and Christian Des Closières, CEO of Total South Africa shared their success stories about investing in France.
Each session was followed by a Q/A session.
Ambassador Barbier and CEO of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Khanyisile Kweyama, closed the meeting.
- Download the Ambassador’s address here.
- Download the event presentation here.
- Download a fact sheet about investing in France.
- Watch the Say oui to France video here.
Read an article in Business Day here.
Read an article by Peter Fabricius for African News Agency here.
Read an article in the Diplomatic Society here.
Read an editorial by Hilary Joffe in Business Day here.