Economic diplomacy - "SME Tour de France" - Visit by Matthias Fekl to Brittany (Vannes, 4 July 2016)


Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, was in Vannes on 4 July to encourage Breton SMEs to increase their international presence and promote tourism in France.

This visit is the seventh stage of his "SME Tour de France", begun in 2015 to support businesses in France’s 13 new regions. It comes a few days after the second SME forum on 14 June 2016, in which he participated alongside M. Ayrault, and which brought together 550 company heads.

In Vannes, Matthias Fekl participated, alongside Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, in the forum for SMEs on the international market. A day of work is being organized by the regional economic development agency to help SMEs wanting to branch out internationally by putting them in contact with all the public and private stakeholders concerned.