Economic presence

Economic Department

Address Wockhardt Towers, East Wing,

5th level, Bandra-Kurla Complex,

Bandra East - 400 051

MUMBAI

Tel [+91] (22) 56 69 40 00
Fax [+91] (22) 56 69 40 60
Economic Counsellor

Head of Economic Service

Mr. Bernard DUFRESNE
Email bernard.dufresne@dgtresor.gouv.fr
Assistant to Head of Economic Service Ms Brigitte BRESSAN
Email brigitte.bressan@dgtresor.gouv.fr

Invest in France Agency

Address 2/50 E, Shantipath,

Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi 110 021

Tel [+91] (11) 24 19 63 00
Fax [+91] (11) 24 19 63 09
General Secretary Mr. Guillaume PAGE
Email guillaume.page@investinfrance.org
Web site www.investinfrance.org/india/

The Invest in France Agency was established under the New Economic Measures Law of May 15, 2001. The Agency is responsible for encouraging long-term international investment & reports to the Minister for the Economy, Finance & Industry & to the Minister of Regional Development.

Trade Commissions in India

- The Trade Commission of the French Embassy in India is dedicated to assist French companies in their business development and investment projects.

- Our key mission is to facilitate access to the Indian market by providing the French companies with a complete range of services and tools starting from market analysis to implementation.

- In India, a multicultural team located in the four business hubs, New Delhi, Bombay, Bangalore and Chennai including a Press Office are devoted to facilitate the Business to Business trade relations between India & France.

- What are our services aimed at French companies?
- Help them to target and identify the right business opportunities with detailed information and analysis on market organisation and access.
- Organise their participation in trade fairs and promotional events to put them in touch with the potential clients, importers/ distributors and partners.

- Along with that, we bring assisstance to Indian entrepreneurs and businesses sourcing French products and technology.

- Our actions are mainly focussed on the following sectors of expertise:
Agrofood department/ Lifestyle, Consumer Goods and Healthcare/ Infrastructure, Transport and Industry/ ICT, Services and Aerospace.

- In 2010, we accompanies French companies through individual and collective events such as the French Pavillion on trade fairs, customised seminars, B to B meetings, various networking actions and press operations.
And 2011 will be a major year for us as India will be the "Focus Country", we plan to launch more than 40 operations.

- Our know-how and experience are globally recognised as we belong to a worldwide network of 130 trade commissions, which worked with 20000 companies during the past year. We are even certified AFAQ ISO 9001 Quality Management.

Web site www.ubifrance.com/in/

4 locations in India:

Trade Commission in Bombay

Address Wockhardt Towers,

East Wing, 5th Floor,

Bandra-Kurla Complex,

Bandra East, Mumbai 400 051

Tel [+91] (22) 66 69 40 99
Fax [+91] (22) 66 69 40 90
Email inde@ubifrance.fr
Trade Commissioner Mr. Matthieu LEFORT

Trade Commission in New Delhi

Address French Embassy in India

2/50 E Shantipath, Chanakyapuri,

New Delhi 110 021

Tel [+91] (11) 24 19 63 00
Fax [+91] (11) 24 19 63 09
Email webmestre.diplonet@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Trade Commissioner Mr. Pierre LIGNOT

Trade Commission in Bangalore

Address 21, Palace Road,

Vasanth Nagar,

Bangalore 560052

Tel [+91] (80) 22 14 12 40
Fax [+91] (80) 22 14 12 01
Email inde@ubifrance.fr
Trade Commissioner Ms. Claude MASSEGOSA

Office of the Trade Commission in Chennai

Address C/o Alliance Française de Chennai

24 College Road, Nungambakam,

Chennai 600 006

Tel [+91] (44) 28 22 63 63
Fax [+91] (44) 28 22 64 64
Email inde@ubifrance.fr
Person In charge Mr. Malcolm MESSIER

Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Address Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry

French Bank Building, 2nd floor

62, Homji Street, Fort

Mumbai 400 001, India

President Mr. Pierre BEHNAM (Président, Pierre Fabre)
General Secretary Ms. Laura PRASAD
Tel [+91] (22) 22 61 81 80
Fax [+91] (22) 22 61 19 69
Email contact@ifcci.org.in
Web site www.ifcci.org.in

The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), created in 1977, is a leading bi-lateral business Chamber whose 450 odd active members comprise of French and Indian companies from various sectors of activity mainly across India. There are 3 chapters in India, in Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The main activities of the Chamber are to propose networking events to the Indo-French business community, offer regular publications to its members, and propose commercial services, including a nursery, to French and Indian companies wishing to develop their activities in India and France respectively.

Indo-French Technical Association

Address IFTAC/o Godrej Industries,

Head Office Building,

1st Floor,

Pherozshah Nagar,

Eastern Express Highway,

Vikhroli, Mumbai 400 079

Tel [+91] (22) 25 19 47 50
Fax [+91] (22) 25 18 80 74
Email iftamum@vsnl.net
Website www.ifta.in

Indo-French Technical Association (I-FTA) members are Indian professionals, most of whom have attended long term training programme in France. Many I-FTA members hold responsible and influential positions in the Indian government & companies.

The decision to create I-FTA was taken in 1965 at a meeting of engineers & technologists who were trained in France under the aegis of ASTEF (Association pour l’organisation des Stages en France) which later became ACTIM, Cfme-Actim and then UBIFrance. The Association was formally registered on February 18, 1966 at Mumbai.

The objective of this non-profit association is the promotion of Scientific, Technical, Cultural & Educational activities that could be helpful in developing co-operation between France & India. I-FTA has its Head Office at Mumbai & also a network of six Chapters at New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehra Dun & Pilani. At present the association has over 1400 members, of which about half are in Mumbai region. I-FTA also has about 10 corporate members.

I-FTA organize several events every year in India (hosting French and Indian Scientists for lectures in India, organizing seminars, symposia ...) In addition, the Association regularly publishes a Technical News Bulletin which gives a report of its activities & also about some new technological developments in France.

Last modified on 25/09/2014

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