Press Release (ePRNews.com) - San Diego, CA - Mar 19, 2018 - OuiStart (The San Diego French American Chamber of Commerce – SDFACC) is proud to announce the upcoming business delegation composed of 50 highly skilled professionals, high level executives, and entrepreneurs of the Life Science industry that will visit the South of France Region from March 14 to March 16, 2018.
This delegation orchestrated by the San Diego OuiStart team, has organized, in collaboration with the South of France Region, a program equipped with prestigious professionals, ahead of the Bio Europe conference 2018, a 4 day trip during which 21 San Diego and Japanese companies will be introduced to the South of France Life science ecosystem.
OuiStart will offer to those 50 individuals the opportunity to meet with 32 companies in France on a per request basis and more than 100 business-to-business meetings have been organized to foster collaboration between the Biotech world of San Diego, Japan and the South of France.
“This is a very rich program that will foster transatlantic collaboration, with large networking events taking place in the cities of Nice and Marseille,” says Gilles Bonkoski, Executive Director of OuiStart / SDFACC. “Numerous elected officials will reinforce the desire from local government officials to strengthen economic collaboration between the South of France Region and San Diego businesses and universities”.
Other scheduled meetings during the program will include a visit to the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, which will showcase the French Biotech know-how and technology. Additionally, workshops will be hosted throughout the two days covering all the best practices to establish a business in France.
“In collaboration with Biocom, this is the largest Biotech delegation ever brought to the South of France region,” says Christophe Fremont, President of the Board of OuiStart / SDFACC. “We are proud to see OuiStart / SDFACC as a cornerstone of such a synergetic initiative for both regions. It reinforces OuiStart as the preferred organization for economic exchanges and business partnerships between France and South California.”
OuiStart offers a business-friendly office environment. Together with the strong San Diego Chamber of Commerce (SDFACC) network, it regroups professionals and services that assists startups and more established businesses with little knowledge of American business practices or of the French market. OuiStart – SDFACC has a network of 160 members and communicate with more than 5,100 business contacts. Our network belongs to key economic sectors of the city of San Diego and its SoCal region: Med and Biotechnologies, Clean-Tech, Telecommunications and Information Sciences, Tourism, Food industry / Catering, Sport and well-being, Defense.
About the South of France Region
The South of France Region is one of the world’s top tourism destinations as well as one of the most important concentrations of intellectual and technological resources in Europe. The region is strong and dynamic in many different economic sectors. It is the third economic region in France in terms of population and wealth. The region supports the creation of new businesses (+14.5% between 2010-2014). It attracts foreign investments: 1,740 companies with foreign capital representing 72,000 jobs.