France returns to the Mobile World Congress with 56 exhibitors



More than 70 French companies will take part  at MWC as exhibitors, including 56 at the French Tech pavilion




United Arab Emirates- 18thFebruary 2022- The Mobile World Congress will be held in Barcelona from 28 February to 3 March 2022. More than 70 French companies will take part as exhibitors, including 56 at the French Tech pavilion. Highly innovative in the fields of 5G, AI, Cloud, Fintech and the Internet of Things, the French companies present are keen to return to face-to-face meetings with prospects, investors and partners on the lookout for the latest trends in the telecoms and Internet markets.

 “Once again, this year, France has a major presence and is asserting its position as one of the largest national pavilions operating in the sectors of telecoms infrastructure and IoT, mobile applications and services, artificial intelligence, hardware and software. 2022 marks the grand return of the French Tech pavilion, which will this year celebrate 13 years at the Mobile World Congress. With the rise of 5G, the MWC is becoming even more of an unavoidable event in so far as concerns connectivity. It is as a result of the support of the Guadeloupe Chamber of Commerce, the SCS competitiveness cluster and the South region, as well as of Bretagne Commerce International, that Business France will be attending this major Telecoms sector event,” said Etienne Savin, Business France’s MWC event leader.

Tailor-made support for French businesses

Organised by Business France, the La French Tech pavilion will occupy an area of 344 m² in Hall 5 on stands 5B41 & 5B61. This support is part of France’s export development strategy aimed at increasing the visibility of French products and services with international decision-makers. New products and services will be demonstrated to visitors during the 4 days of the event. The Business France teams based in countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have organised a number of meetings at the show designed to take full advantage of discussions between French exhibitors and foreign professionals. The collaboration between national pavilions such as Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland will also enable specially arranged meetings between French and international businesses.

A programme of visits by French officials to the French Tech pavilion is also planned with the arrival of Christophe Lecourtier, Managing Director of Business France, on 28 February and that of Laure de la Raudière, President of ARCEP, on 2 March.

The Middle East zone, a market favored by French companies

A total of 20 French companies exhibiting on the French pavilion have joined the meeting and support programs in the Middle East zone via the support of local Business France offices. The telecom market is particularly flourishing for French technologies. Indeed, the Global Competitiveness Report 2020 ranks the United Arab Emirates 2nd in the world in terms of adoption of new technologies and 4th for the adaptation of its legal framework to the digital sector (e-commerce, fintech). The legal framework now allows the establishment of 100% foreign companies throughout the UAE and a very advantageous tax framework makes the United Arab Emirates attractive to tech companies.