The capital’s business projects presented in Lyon and Marseille

The economic conference “Moscow: a city for business and innovation” and a series of round tables took place on May 16-17 in Lyon and Marseille. A Moscow delegation headed by Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Moscow Department of External Economic Affairs and International Relations Sergey Cheremin, visited France to take part in the events.

During the conference, representatives of the French business community listened to plans on socio-economic development, the implementation of major investment projects in the sphere of transportation, industry and urban development in the Russian capital. French entrepreneurs expressed interest in the development of corporate ties with Moscow partners in the spheres of industry, healthcare, innovation, sports, tourism, and gastronomy. Over 200 directors and representatives from state and commercial organizations in France attended the events.

The conference at the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry was organized by the city’s administration. In Marseille, the event was organized by the city’s administration and the Business Cooperation Association “Provence-Russia.”

During the visit to Lyon, the Moscow delegation visited Boiron - one of the largest European enterprises in the manufacture of homeopathic products. Negotiations with the company’s management resulted in preliminary agreements on expanding the range of products available on the Russian market. At the BioDistrict de Gerland research center, visitors from Moscow learned about the work of the Lion Biopole biomedical center. Experts from the center presented potential developments in the sphere of research and treatment of various viral infections, as well as findings in microbiology and pharmaceutics.

In Marseille, the Moscow delegation visited the leading cancer treatment facility in the south of France. Representatives from the Moscow Department of Healthcare and the Moscow International Medical Cluster agreed to exchange experience and hold joint internships for medical experts, as well as on the participation of Marseilles doctors in the work of medical centers that will open on the territory of the Moscow International Medical Cluster at Skolkovo Innovation Center.



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