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A meeting: Olivier Chazal, Director of the ADEME International Club

I would like to talk to you today about a meeting: that of Olivier Chazal from the ADEME International Club. You know me, I am convinced that human relations are at the heart of what we classically call business and trade, which means change in Latin. In the case of...

Covid19, or the need to adapt

Three months after the appearance of covid-19, the first consequences are being felt on the world economy. Global prediction of 3.3% growth in 2020, according to IMF calculations, may not be as strong as expected. While financial markets are showing signs of weakness, some commentators are already pointing to downside...

Is internationalization reserved for major companies?

It is a fact : French SMEs have little international presence (in 2017, among the nearly 4 million French SMEs, there were only 125,000 exporters); above all, they are much less so than their Italian or German neighbors… Indeed, the company directors I have met during my career have often...

What does internationalization change for a business leader?

4.4% growth in Poland, 6.3% in China, 5.3% in Egypt, many countries show indicators that are favorable to business… For a company director, going international means potentially gaining access to dynamic markets, and therefore giving a new dimension to the development of his or her business. This evidence is clearly...

Wuhan and the coronavirus: an opportunity to talk about risks (and their anticipation!)

The city of Wuhan, which has been in the news for the past few days due to the impressive quarantine imposed by the Chinese authorities in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, is a former French trading post. The links between this metropolis of more than 11...

The genesis of Mission Internationale marketplace

I am often asked how the Mission Internationale marketplace, which I officially launched on November 28, came about. Like many ideas, it came from an observation. That of the existence of a real need, which I have experienced over the years.For more than ten years, as a specialist in the...

Brexit and uncertainty: a textbook case for entrepreneurs seeking internationalisation

Yesterday's landslide victory for the Conservatives in the UK general election has put Brexit back in the spotlight. This is a development that will not reassure the many European economic players based in the UK, including many French people.There has been a lot of talk about the fate of these...

Interview with Guilherme Spadinger, Managing Director, Euler Hermes SFAC Direct

Q1: Guilherme Spadinger, everyone agrees that international trade is a growth driver for companies. Although they make up the bulk of the economic fabric, small and medium-sized companies account for only 17% of exports, according to INSEE. What is your analysis of the situation?In our opinion, if SMEs account for...

Interview with Silvano Sansoni, Vice President Enterprise & Commercial, IBM France

Q1. Silvano Sansoni, why are SMEs a priority for IBM?IBM is the preferred partner of companies that rely on innovation to differentiate themselves. This is the case for the vast majority of SMEs. For us, this is a growing market with strong development potential. Innovative SMEs in all economic sectors...

Interview with Stéphane Lévin, scientific explorer, speaker and author

Q1. Stéphane Lévin, you have been exploring the planet and its most hostile places for over twenty years. Why open up to the world?I had another life before I became an explorer. At the beginning of my professional career, I worked in the luxury travel industry. I was responsible for...