The Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised its 8th International Forum last week. Over two days, businesses from the area who wish to expand abroad were able to attend talks and workshops aimed at enhancing the efficiency of their export strategy.
While Jean-Paul Mauduy, president of the CCI, recalled that international trade could make up for a sluggish domestic market, at this year’s forum the accent was on protecting innovation, international fraud and exchange rate fluctuations in particular. The occasion also offered the chance to draw attention to markets with great potential including Central Asia, Iran, India (this year’s special guest country), Turkey, Norway and Sweden.
A report drafted by the FINANCIAL TIMES focusing on investment abroad ranks Catalonia as the best region in Southern Europe in terms of foreign investment in 2016 and 2017.
Entitled FDI European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/2017, the report ranks the most attractive destinations in terms of foreign investment over the coming two years.
With respect to the regions, Catalonia topped the ranking of the most attractive destinations in terms of foreign investment over the coming two years. The region was followed by the province of Istanbul (Turkey) in second place, with the Community of Madrid ranking third, Lombardy (Italy) in fourth position and the Basque Country in fifth place.