24 avril 2018
Paris Club Event
In collaboration with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Paris Club invites you to a seminar on the topic of “Foreign Direct Investment in France and Japan's Participation” held on Tuesday, April 24, at the restaurant Gun Ship of the Hostel New Otani.
The recent economic reforms adopted by the French government will strengthen France's position as an attractive business destination. France is already one of the main host countries for foreign direct investments in the world, while Japanese companies, already among the most active, remain its largest Asian investors.
Following the publication of the latest annual report on foreign investment in France, Pascal Gondrand, Head of Business France for Japan and North-East Asia, will introduce the latest trends in foreign investment in France, key factors of the country’s attractiveness and the positioning of Japanese companies. He will give some examples of recent investment projects and the testimonies of Japanese business leaders explaining why they chose France to develop their business in Europe.
About the speaker
Born in 1962 in South-Eastern France, Pascal Gondrand graduated from the University of Grenoble and ENA.
He joins the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry in 1992 in the Electronics & Information Technology Department. He held several positions, among them as Deputy Head of the International Investment and SME’s International Development division in 1996, or as Head of the Trade Promotion and Export Partners Division in 2004.
After two years in China, Guangzhou, he becomes Chief Representative of the Invest in France Agency in Greater China and Counselor for International Investment covering Main land China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
In September 2015, he is appointed Director of Business France in Japan and Counselor for Trade and Investment at the French Embassy in Tokyo. He leads a team of over 40 French and Japanese Trade Officers and Managers, in charge of supporting the international development of French companies, especially SMEs, in the Japanese market, and investment projects by Japanese companies in France.
Date Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Time From 19:00 to 21:00
19:00 - 20:00 Seminar
20:00 - 21:00 Networking dinner
Venue Gun Ship - Hotel New Otani Garden court
Address 4-1, Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8578
Admission fee (buffet and drinks included)
JPY 6000 for members of Paris Club and the French chamber
JPY 7000 for non-members
Deadline for registration / cancellation Friday, April 20, 2018
Any cancellation after the deadline or no-show will be charged.
How to register
Please register directly through the Paris Club website.