Lifestyle & Healthcare

France is leading the way in the fashion, cosmetics, decoration and health sectors thanks to a diverse ecosystem of world leaders and innovative SMEs but also thanks to a vibrant heritage combining tourism, culture as well as the art of living. In addition, our team supports healthcare companies trying to expand into the growing Sub-Saharan African market.

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Oct 16 2024
Oct 17 2024

Cosmetic 360 – Paris 2024


Launched in 2015 by the French competitiveness cluster COSMETIC VALLEY, COSMETIC 360 is THE global innovation trade show for the fragrance and cosmetics industry. This major industry event takes place every October at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, in the heart of the world’s beauty capital. It aims to bring together decision-makers to discuss the latest technological […]

May 07 2024

Europe & Africa forum – Marseille 2024

Palais du Pharo – Marseille

From the desire to find an appropriate response to rare or autoimmune diseases, to the need to make diagnosis as personalized and precise as possible, while combating medical deserts and facilitating access to medicines… more than ever – and no doubt since the pandemic – innovation in healthcare requires strong links between all players, laboratories, […]

Nov 03 2024
Nov 07 2024
Sep 18 2024
Sep 19 2024
Jun 10 2024
Jun 12 2024

French Sport Tour in Cotonou

Cotonou (Benin)

Sports sector

Jun 24 2024
Jun 28 2024

French Healthcare Tour – Senegal & Cote d’Ivoire June 2024

Dakar (Senegal) & Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire).

Biotech, cosmetics and healthcare sector


The health sector contributes significantly to the country’s GDP.

France is recognized for its significant contribution to medical research. It is home to several major global pharmaceutical companies and is one of the leading drug producers in the world. It has many world-renowned research institutes and participates in numerous international collaborations in the field of health.


The health sector amounts to EUR 235.8 billion in 2022, 8.9% of France’s GDP.


In 2022, French exports of pharmaceutical products reached nearly 33.8 billion euros.


In 2023, France invested around EUR 3.7 billion, mainly in the extensions or modernizations of existing production sites but also decarbonization projects in the pharmaceutical industry.

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