This year’s La Gacilly Photo Festival has chosen Japan as guest country and The Oceans as the theme. Over 500 large-format photographs are on display in the village streets and gardens.
Bretagne and Japan have long enjoyed excellent trade relations. There are in fact many Japanese investors in our region. The Photo festival honouring Japan in the streets of a typical Breton village therefore provided us with the perfect setting to launch the “Foreign investors in Bretagne Club”. On Friday 3 June last, Bretagne Commerce International took advantage of the launch of the 2016 Festival to bring together the leaders of some ten foreign-funded companies based in Bretagne.
Why organise this meeting? Over dinner following a tour of the exhibition these leaders met and discussed different themes: setting up in Bretagne, their development in the region etc. This initiative was such a success that Bretagne Commerce International is planning to organise another meeting of the club by the end of the year.
The “Foreign Investors in Bretagne Club”
Among Bretagne Commerce International’s missions is that of seeking out and supporting foreign companies in Bretagne. The aim of creating this club, a regional tool to internationalise the Breton economy, is to encourage networking between leaders of foreign-funded companies installed in Bretagne; facilitate their access to authorities present or visiting Bretagne; share ideas on how to improve the reception given to new investors and provide support for those already based in the region; and also collectively promote Bretagne’s economic expertise.
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