” ENTREPRENEURS ARE OUR UNSUNG HEROES.
MEDEF’S MISSION IS TO ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT
THEIR COURAGE. ”
Pierre Gattaz, president of Medef
THE LEADING FRENCH INDUSTRY CONFEDERATION
Sector-based organisation : 80 trade federations including more than 600 trade associations whose member companies operate within the same sector.
Une approche de proximité : The network of 122 local and regional chapters (throughout the administrative departments in France and in the French Overseas Domains and Territories) provides full national coverage and ensures business leaders’ voices are heard and their concerns listened to
EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
The Maison des entreprises de France in Brussels represents MEDEF and its members in dealings with European Union bodies.
The MEDEF delegation is an active participant in the work of BUSINESSEUROPE,
which represents the 41 employers’ groups in Europe.
MEDEF’s missions are to promote entreprise internationally and to stregthen France’s appeal as a good place to do business :
• The International/Europe cluster
• The International/Channels cluster
• Medef International
MEDEF contributes to the work of relevant international bodies:
BIAC, B7/B20, ILO, ESF, ICC and others…
A COMPELLING VOICE FOR BUSINESS
The 20,000 MEDEF authorised representatives tasked with 35,000 mandates represent and defend the interests of our members in all local, regional and national economic and social bodies whose decisions have a direct or indirect impact on business.
A KEY PARTNER IN SOCIAL DIALOGUE.
MEDEF is legally authorised to negotiate with social partners on behalf of companies and it organises all the major inter-trade negotiations.
UNIQUELY PLACED FOR ACCESS TO DECISIONMAKERS AND PUBLIC AUTHORITIES.
MEDEF’s regular lobbying activities at local, regional, national and European level keep the business perspective at the heart of policy.
AN AGENT FOR CHANGE
MEDEF has dialogue with every level of civil society (youth, teachers, journalists, members of the judiciary, elected representatives, artists and sports people) to raise awareness and share information on the challenges facing the economy and business.
DEDICATED SERVICE SUPPORTING FRENCH
BUSINESS AROUND THE WORLD
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1989, MEDEF International is a non-profit private-funded organisation under French Law, chaired since 2016 by Mr Frédéric Sanchez, Chairman of the Board of FIVES.
MEDEF International represents MEDEF throughout the world. It promotes French expertise, trade and investments by French companies globally. It forges long-term partnerships and investments, primarily in emerging and developing countries.
7,200 French companies take part in MEDEF International initiatives in 81 regional bilateral Councils, headed by 52 French industry leaders. These Councils come together in 200 high-level meetings organised every year with global public and private decision-makers in Paris and other international venues.
MEDEF International is also the Private Sector Liaison Officer for the World Bank, EBRD, AfBD and IDB.
WE DELIVER VALUE FOR FRENCH COMPANIES
MEDEF International provides companies of all sizes and in all industries access to its public and private network in France and throughout the world, and delivers a unique service:
• putting members in touch with leading public and private decision-makers in France and around the world;
• harnessing the collective experience of our member companies ;
• facilitating project execution;
• fostering improvements in the business environment, by putting forward practical proposals to government in France and in other countries;
• helping to effectively target French goods and services, particularly in emerging and developing markets.
Tél : + 33 1 53 59 16 22
DELEGATIONS IN 30 COUNTRIES
AROUND THE WORLD
CEOS HEADING UP 81
COUNCILS AND WORKS