Business France in South Africa [fr]
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, Jacques Torregrossa
Contact : jacques.torregrossa[at]businessfrance.fr
Industry & Cleantech- Senior Trade Advisor, Thomas Curelli
Tech & Services- Senior Trade Advisor, Blandine Aigron
Lifestyle, Healthcare & Special Events- Senior Trade Advisor, Maxime Housard
Agriculture & Food Industry- Senior Trade Advisor, Camille Tricoire
Invest in France; Inward Investment - Project manager, Clément Sarradin
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
Mon.-Thu. 8h30-12h30/ 13h15-17h15
Fri. 8h30-12h30 / 13h00-15h00
For further information, please visit Business France’s website