Business France releases third White Paper on France’s performances in international rankings and accompanying Tech Book

The third edition of this White Paper sets out where France stands in international rankings, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the French economy. It seeks to offer more than a mere summary of global rankings by examining the various methodologies used and putting France’s performances into context.

Designed as a resource to be used by both public- and private-sector business development stakeholders working in the French economy, it highlights France’s comparative advantages and reveals areas for improvement in which further efforts are required.

Click here to find out more about where France stands in these international comparisons.

The accompanying ‘Tech Book’ similarly seeks to examine France’s place in a competitive environment and to provide an overview of the French entrepreneurial ecosystem, encompassing both its strengths and weaknesses, in a bid to distinguish between apprehension, perception, and reality. It is also a way for Business France to identify the action that needs to be taken to make French SMEs more competitive as it supports them in their international development and works to position France as an attractive destination for innovative talent.

Click here to find out more about how France’s ecosystem and startups fare in international rankings.

Both publications are due to be showcased at a series of economic debates taking place at the 17th “Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence” on July 7-9, 2017.

Created in 2001 by “Le Cercle des économistes”, “Les Rencontres Économiques d’Aix-en-Provence” has become a leading forum for academics, politicians, business leaders and students to discuss the latest economic thought from France, Europe and the world.

The theme for this year’s 17th edition is “In search of new forms of prosperity”. A wide array of speakers from across the globe have been invited to lead discussions on various topics, while 4,000 visitors and more than hundred journalists are also due to attend.

As many as 30,000 people are expected to visit the event’s official website over the next three days, where conferences are being streamed live. Areas of focus will include “Should we fear secular stagnation?”, “Will economies catch up with each other?”, “Do we need more productivity?”, “Can protectionism protect us?”, and “Should competition between countries, as between businesses, be encouraged ?”, among many other topics.

To read more about the event, click here.

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