Economic and sports diplomacy - Jean-Marc Ayrault’s participation in the “International Meetings for Major Sports Events” (May 26, 2016)


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, will take part in the 4th “International Meetings for Major Sports Events” on May 26, 2016, at Business France’s premises. The meetings will notably provide an opportunity for French firms to promote their expertise to the foreign delegations.

In his opening speech he will reaffirm our country’s ability to organize and host major international sports events, and our recognized expertise in this area. The holding in France of Euro 2016, the Handball Championship in 2017, the Ryder Cup in 2018, as well as major competitions such as the Roland Garros tournament and the Tour de France every year are evidence of this.

Mr. Ayrault will also encourage the firms, regardless of their size, to offer their services for international sports events and to seize the export opportunities in this very competitive market.