About us

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image, and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.

Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 55 countries throughout the world, who work with a large network of partners.

Business France Middle East is located in Dubai and covers 11 countries: GCC, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq & Pakistan. To boost economic bilateral relations and strengthen business ties between France and the countries of the region, we organize professional eventsfacilitate business opportunities for French companies. Business France also supports investment projects from Middle Eastern Investors looking forward to invest in France.

In the region, our experts are spread over 6 offices in Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait City, Cairo, and Doha. They cover the following sectors: Industry & Cleantech / Lifestyle & Healthcare / Food and Beverages, Agriculture and Food Processing Industry / Tech & services / Inward Investments / Media & Communications / International internship programs.

As part of the Team France Export, we also work in collaboration with Bpifrance, and the French Chambers of Commerce in the Middle East.

Since January 2019, as part of the reform of the State support system for exports, Business France has given private partners responsibility for supporting French SMEs and mid-size companies in the following markets: Belgium, Hungary, Morocco, Norway, the Philippines, and Singapore.

Our Missions

We foster export growth by SMEs and mid-sized companies

We prepare and help businesses to find commercial partners in target markets, paving the way for them to sign trading agreements and generate sustainable export growth.

We inform and support foreign investors on their way to France

We help the foreign investors make decisions and offer support throughout their project, calling not only upon Business France investment advisors but also its network of regional partners.

We promote French companies, business image, and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location

We monitor France’s international business image and attractiveness as an investment location. We suggest and implement strategies to promote France and its regions, businesses, and talent and inform channels of influence in the international business world.

We run the VIE international internship program

The VIE International Internship Program enables businesses to give candidates a temporary assignment of between 6 and 24 months in a foreign country. The scheme is open to candidates of all qualification levels not only from France but also from any other country in the European Economic Area.

International co-operation missions

We organise and oversee all work to extend international co-operation with the realm of our remit and participate where appropriate.

Our partners

Team France Export

Team France Export brings together all the public solutions proposed by the Regions, State services, Business France, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Bpifrance to help French companies win internationally.

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