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The 2010 French Week, from November 23-27, 2010, will be the official French economic event to welcome the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
The event will include the Vietnam-French Business Forum, the Multisectoral Exhibition and the France-Vietnam conferences. The Vietnam-French Business Forum will be home to bilateral meetings between 70 French small- and medium-sized enterprises and 300 local companies.
Technical sectors to be highlighted include energy, environment, waste water treatment, public infrastructure, food processing and mechanical industries, land transport such as roads and rail and urban transports.
Marc Cagnard, head of the French embassy’s Hanoi-based Infrastructure, Transports and Industry Section, told Vietnam Investment Review the forum’s large business meetings would help promote enterprises’ products and technologies, establish partnerships and commercial links. The event would also help French enterprises discover the Vietnamese market.
“It will also be home to round tables and seminars between Vietnamese decision-makers from the relevant sectors and businesses,” he said.
The Multisectoral Exhibition will comprise services, industry, catering industry, health and sports, luxury, high technology, infrastructure, and energy and environment sectors.
In addition, there will be seven thematic conferences on environmental and economic subjects, led by professionals, concentrated into key issues and promote exchanges with the various market players.
Specifically, four conferences will delve into design and architecture, financing of the local collectives, round tables on urban transport and environment, architecture and urbanism, and education and employment. Another three conferences organised by French Legrand and Schneider groups on market and energy efficiency in buildings.
The 2010 French Week is organised by the embassy, Ubifrance, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Agency of French Development.