The Samara region was visited by the delegation of the French Republic
From June 8 to June 10, 2017, the official visit of the delegation of the French Republic Wal d ‘UAZ department to the Samara region (further – department) headed by the CEO of Committee on economic development of department Jean-François Benon took place. The project manager on economic development and the international affairs of Committee, Emmanuel Destyyo, the specialist in communications with the enterprises and the international development Committee, Spasova Medea, the representatives of the department business community arriving for the purpose of increase in investments into economy of the Samara region - also were a part of delegation.
Main objective of a visit was further studying of cooperation opportunities between regions, and also negotiations with representatives of the Samara region authorities and representatives of the Samara region enterprises and organizations.
The meeting of department official delegation with representatives of the Samara region Government became the main action of the business visit schedule. Within the meeting the vice governor – the Minister of Economic Development, investments and trade of the Samara region A. V. Kobenko addressed the French delegation with an opening speech and stopped on the perspective directions of cooperation of the region with department Wal d ‘UAZ which includes space, automobile, educational, trade and innovative spheres. The held negotiations showed interest of both parties in development of long-term mutually beneficial cooperation between regions and in study of the bilateral cooperation perspective directions.
During the visit to the industrial park «Preobrazhenka», the CEO of LLC «Robert Bosch Samara» Christian Schneider and the CEO of Management company JSC «Tekhnopark» S. I. Evseev acted with the presentation of LLC «Robert Bosch Samara» and the industrial parks «Preobrazhenka» and «Chapayevsk». The survey of the production site of Robert Bosch Samara plant was also organized for the representatives of delegation.
The French delegation also visited the Samara national research university of a name of the academician S.P.Korolev where the vice rector of educational and international action of university V. D. Bogatyrev defined the main directions in which the university conducts scientific research. The vice-president of international action of the University Serzhi Pontuaz Tha Hung Diyep presented the representatives of the Samara region the presentation of University Serzhi Pontuaz where 18 000 students study, from whom 2 500 are foreigners. Following the results of negotiations both parties planned a possibility of interaction between universities. Particular interest of French delegation members was attracted by survey of the space information reception Center located in the scientific part of university.
In the same day, in the Investment promotion Agency of the Samara Region the presentation of social, economic and investment potential of the Samara region took place, as a result of which representatives of the French companies took a keen interest to the capacity of the region. The deputy executive director of the Agency A.E.Tokar provided the guests with information on the developing branches and the main investment projects, priority for area. The French side in turn presented the economic and investment potential of department Wal D'Uas on the territory of which there are more than 800 companies, mainly with the foreign capital opened the productions.
Visit to the Center of the breakthrough researches «Information Technologies in Medicine» during which the staff of the Center presented developments of the Samara state medical university innovative development Institute became the concluding event of the business visit schedule in city district Samara.
On June, 9, the delegation of the department visited the city district Togliatti where the visit schedule provided the visit of a number of the region investment platforms. In JSC «Special Economic Zone of Industrial and Production Type Tolyatti», representatives of the French side held negotiations with the management of the SEZ «Togliatti». In Science and technology park in the sphere of high technologies "Zhigulyovskaya Valley" members of delegation held meetings with the management of Science and technology park, Administration of the city district Togliatti and Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives of a number of the French companies and higher educational institutions.
The concluding event of the business visit schedule was visit of PJSC «AvtoVAZ» within which the management of the enterprise received foreign guests at the plant management building, and also showed a number of production shops. The French side noted high competitiveness of new models of cars and their high technical characteristics.
On June, 10, for representatives of delegation the excursion program of the city district Togliatti, including the visit of the Park complex of K.G.Sakharov equipment history was prepared.