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  • Export

    Flush with record visitor and exhibitor numbers, this year’s ProWein, the International Trade Fair for Wines and Spirits, boldly underlined its status as the world’s leading business platform for the international wine and spirits sector.

  • Invest

    Chinese firm BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced last week it had decided to invest in an electric bus assembly facility in France. After pitting a number of different locations in Europe against one other, BYD finally plumped for an eight-hectare site and 32,000 sq. m. logistics platform in Allonne on the outskirts of Beauvais (Hauts de France region) that used to belong to French tire manufacturer Michelin.

  • Invest

    France has retained its third place in the European real estate market in 2016, accumulating €31 billion in investment during the year, with a further €28-30 billion expected in 2017.

  • Export

    Business France and Bpifrance are ready to select 12 startups to take part in the latest leg of the “French Tech Tour” to China. The startup leaders will take part in a two-week immersion program beginning in China’s leading four tech centers: Hong Kong, Shenzhen/Canton, Shanghai and Beijing.

  • Invest

    France’s most successful exporters will be recognized later today at the third BFM Business ‘Export Grand Prix’ Awards being held in Paris this evening. Six prizes are up for grabs, rewarding French expertise, French technology, first-time exporters, SMEs, foreign exporters in France, and a nationwide export champion.

  • Export

    Seven promising French startups will be taking part in this third immersion program in the United States, hoping to gain valuable insight into the American ecosystem, and adapt their solutions to local needs. Each of them has been handpicked by a panel of French and American experts who assessed their creativity, relevance to industry needs, business model strength, and team commitment.

  • Invest

    A growing number of French startups took part in SXSW 2017, which opened its doors in Austin, Texas on Friday March 10. Business France and its partners organized a tailor-made program this year, including the “French House”, a central meeting point for “La French Tech”.

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    Attentive readers may remember that France’s President, François Hollande, hosted a reception at the Élysée Palace in March 2016 for the 50 winners of the first season of the Paris French Tech Ticket program. Applications closed last September for an even bigger second French Tech Ticket season, which will this time host 70 startups in partner incubators throughout France.