Founded in 1907, CCI France International brings together 115 French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Overseas (Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française a l'International), which together represent the largest private network of French companies in the world. CCIFI are present in 85 countries and have a combined membership base of 28,000 companies - of which 50% are non-French.
The French Embassy represents the interests of France in Ireland. The Economic Section of the French Embassy in Ireland is in charge of the bilateral economic, financial and trade relationships. France has the world's second largest diplomatic network.
2015, UBIFRANCE and INVEST IN FRANCE AGENCY have merged to create Business France.
Through this merger of two state-owned agencies, the French government intends to increase the number of foreign investments in France, support the development of French companies overseas, and better promote France’s business image.
The Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur de la France are a group of 4,000 CEOs and international experts, chosen for their proficiency and experience, alongside with the French export team and in the service of the development of French economical presence worldwide.
The CCEF is present in every French regions and in 140+ foreign countries.
In recent years, the French startup ecosystem has enjoyed incredible momentum, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers and many other talented individuals.
France has been called a new “Startup Republic”, dotted with thriving hubs and talent that are vehicles for a robust entrepreneurial mindset. This domestic momentum has a name – “French Tech” – and French startups are rallying around this emblematic moniker.
The ecosystem is developing very quickly and there is no doubt that France has now reached a tipping point.
The Alliance Française has been established as an international network for over a century. Its aim is to promote the language and culture of France, working in close association with the country in which it is based. It places itself at the service of the public whose needs and expectations it endeavours to fulfil.
NetworkIrlande, (former Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Franco-Irlandaise) is a vibrant new business network for French and Irish professionals and companies in France. NetworkIrlande's mission is to support and strengthen the economic relationship between Ireland and France.
Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services. They partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland. IDA Ireland’s main objective is to encourage investment into Ireland by foreign-owned companies.
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, they support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. Their range of services is extensive, from funding, to making introductions in key international markets.
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