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Embodying the best of what France has to offer

Becoming a sponsor for the France Pavilion means that you are choosing to play a role in pushing forward France's development and in increasing its influence. 

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Becoming a sponsor for the France Pavilion is the unique opportunity to give visitors from all over the world a chance to experience its values of boldness, optimism and a sense of community. Accordingly, we are joining with our sponsors to build an ambitious and pioneering cultural, educational, scientific and technological programme.

The France Pavilion is also a practical tool working to promote all innovators, whether they are a large French corporation, a start-up, a foundation, an institution or a collective. This unrivalled showcase will be an opportunity to promote French participants’ expertise and innovations to international visitors.

Ambassador Sponsors

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu

Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE

“ We partner from Day 1 with the France Pavilion, and have developed together a vision and concrete programmes that reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet.
We look forward to participating in Expo 2020 and acting with our entire ecosystem to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. ”

As an energy transition leader and driven by its purpose, Engie enables businesses and local authorities to make the shift to carbon neutrality. To do so, the group draws on its strong positioning in the renewable energies and low-carbon thermal energy production sectors and its infrastructure management skills, to offer a model that focuses on the complementarity of energies and adaptation to their clients’ needs.

On the France Pavilion

Engie will showcase its solutions for transforming energy use and its work towards more sustainable mobility.

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On the France Pavilion in Dubai, Engie will showcase its solutions for transforming energy use and its work towards more sustainable mobility.

ENGIE in a nutshell

As an energy transition leader and driven by its purpose, Engie enables businesses and local authorities to make the shift to carbon neutrality. To do so, the group draws on its strong positioning in the renewable energies and low-carbon thermal energy production sectors and its infrastructure management skills, to offer a model that focuses on the complementarity of energies and adaptation to their clients’ needs.

ENGIE in figures

160 000

workers all around the world

61

billion euros turnover (2018)

182

million euros invested in innovation (research and development) in 2018

About ENGIE Middle East, South & Central Asia, Turkey and Africa

ENGIE has a presence of almost 30 years in the Middle East, South & Central Asia, Turkey and Africa region. In the Middle East, it is the regional leading independent power & water producer with a gross capacity of 30 GW of power and 5.5 million m3/day of water production, serving over 40 million people daily with power and 10 million with potable water from desalination. In Africa, the Group has 3.15 GW of power generation capacity in operation or construction and is South Africa’s first Independent Power Producer.

It is a leader in the decentralized energy market, providing clean energy to more than 5 million people through domestic solar installations and local microgrids. ENGIE’s renewable portfolio exceeds 2.300 MW of power in India and Africa. In the Middle East, the Group is a regional leader in district cooling through Tabreed, in which it has a 40% stake, and which currently delivers over 1.4 million tons of cooling across 86 plants in the GCC. ENGIE is also a leading provider of Customer Solutions in the Gulf region and Morocco.

ENGIE, Ambassador sponsor of the France Pavilion

On the France Pavilion in Dubai, Engie will showcase its solutions for transforming energy use and its work towards more sustainable mobility.

In the permanent exhibition, the experience of the ENGIE and Ile-de-France Region space will transport the visitor to the epicentre of the transformations towards new forms of mobility, their key energies and their infrastructure, combining business know-how, heritage and technological history, and the Region’s emblematic sites.

" We partner from Day 1 with the France Pavilion, and have developed together a vision and concrete programmes that reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. As we hope for the end of the pandemic, we look forward to participating in Expo 2020 and acting with our entire ecosystem to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.  "

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu
Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENGIE

" It is with great pride that we welcome an exemplary international group like ENGIE as our first Ambassador of France Pavilion.
With its expertise and drive in innovation, we are setting out on a partnership of excellence that will promote French know-how along the line of the One Planet Summit. "

Erik Linquier
Commissioner General for France at Expo 2020 Dubai and Chairman of Cofrex

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Stéphane Richard

CEO of Orange

“ Orange is very proud to be a sponsor of the France Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020, the first edition ever to be held in the Middle East. As a global digital leader, we are working every day to connect women and men around the world and promote a more inclusive digital world in order to build a more sustainable and responsible future together. ”

Orange believes in useful innovation that enables everyone to progress. Indeed, as digital technology holds immense promise, so long as it has a positive social and environmental impact. That’s why Orange Group has a responsible approach to innovation, while ensuring as many people as possible can take advantage of it.

On the France Pavilion

Orange will showcase how innovation enables everyone to progress.

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At Dubai World Expo, Orange will showcase how innovation enables everyone to progress.

Orange in a nutshell

Orange believes in useful innovation that enables everyone to progress. Indeed, as digital technology holds immense promise, so long as it has a positive social and environmental impact. That’s why Orange Group has a responsible approach to innovation, while ensuring as many people as possible can take advantage of it.

" Orange is very proud to be a sponsor of the France Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo 2020, the first edition ever to be held in the Middle East.
As a global digital leader, we are working every day to connect women and men around the world and promote a more inclusive digital world in order to build a more sustainable and responsible future together. "

Stéphane Richard
CEO of Orange

Orange in figures

26

countries, and a global presence with Orange Business Services

266

million customers worldwide

147,000

employees worldwide

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Premium Sponsors

Mark Willis

CEO, Accor Middle East & Africa

“ The France Pavilion is an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate Accor’s hospitality expertise and our pioneering ALL platform to a global audience of millions.  ”

Accor is a world leader in augmented hospitality, offering unique experiences in more than 5,100 hotels and residences throughout 100 countries worldwide.

On the France Pavilion

Accor will be within the France Pavilion's permanent exhibition with an eye-catching installation promoting its new exciting loyalty programme, Accor Live Limitless (ALL).

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Accor will be within the France Pavilion's permanent exhibition with an eye-catching installation promoting its new exciting loyalty programme, Accor Live Limitless (ALL).

Accor in a nutshell

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,100 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry’s most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing luxury and premium brands, midscale and economy offerings, unique lifestyle concepts, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. 

Accor also boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and approximately 260,000 team members worldwide. Over 68 million members benefit from the company’s comprehensive loyalty program ALL - Accor Live Limitless - a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. 

Through its Planet 21 – Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity.  

Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.

Accor in figures

280,000+

team members worlwide

740,000+

rooms

39

hotel brands, from luxury to economy
hotel brands from economy to premium and luxury

Accor, Premium sponsor of the France Pavilion

On the France Pavilion, Accor will present a limitless experience through an immersive multi-faceted maze with 4 zones. Using captivating curved mirrors and screens with seamless continuous content, visitors will experience twisting the possible with an “out of this world” hospitality journey. Prepare to go through multi-sensorial experiences that distort virtual boundaries leaving lasting impressions…

  • Taking off to your dream escape: a concept cabin meets a luxury suite
  • The ultimate restaurant experience: a luxury restaurant setting meets an idyllic resort 
  • Hospitality in the heart of nature: tropics meet snow. Snow meets desert. Day meets night
  • The place to be: the rooftop over the Accor world  

" As a leading international hotel group with a proud French heritage, it is a privilege to partner with COFREX as a Premium Sponsor of the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, providing us with an exceptional opportunity to demonstrate Accor’s hospitality expertise and our pioneering ALL platform to a global audience of millions. The Pavilion also throws the spotlight on rich French culture and its commitment to sustainability in new and innovative ways, which reflects Accor’s core values and positions France as pioneer of change at event designed to push boundaries for the benefit of future generations. "

Mark Willis
CEO, Accor Middle East & Africa

Erik Linquier, Commissioner General for France at Expo 2020 Dubai and Chairman of Cofrex
“ The France Pavilion is designed as an unforgettable immersive and hospitality experience, and the Accor group exemplifies this ambition. We are particularly proud to welcome this major group among our sponsors within the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. ”
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Frédéric Jousset

Founder of Art Explora

“ I am convinced that art is vital for everybody’s life; unfortunately, there are still too many inequalities on its accessibility. It is therefore urgent that culture goes beyond its strong community building, and starts reaching everyone. I am creating Art Explora to take up this challenge: sharing culture with as many people as possible. ”

Frédéric Jousset, French entrepreneur and benefactor, created in November 2019 Art Explora, a philanthropic foundation with international ambitions. Art Explora is nomad, without collection, and digital. Frédéric Jousset's belief lies in art has the power to initate dialogue, sharing, get together and make us stronger. 

On the France Pavilion

Art Explora will represent culture on the France Pavilion, and especially French art and creation by showcasing various devices mixing artistic performances and innovations.

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Art Explora will represent culture on the France Pavilion, and especially French art and creation by showcasing various devices mixing artistic performances and innovations.

Art Explora in a nutshell 

Frédéric Jousset, French entrepreneur and benefactor, created in November 2019 Art Explora, a philanthropic foundation with international ambitions. Art Explora is nomad, without collection, and digital. Frédéric Jousset's belief lies in art has the power to initate dialogue, sharing, get together and make us stronger. 

By promoting the cultural democratization, Art Explora aims to reduce the cultural split thanks to digital technologies and devices, in order to initiate new encounters between a significant, diverse public and artworks while supporting contemporary creation and cultural institutions.   

Art Explora, Premium sponsor of the France Pavillon

Art Explora will represent culture on the France Pavilion, and especially French art and creation by showcasing various devices mixing artistic performances and innovations.

Its participation to the France Pavilion’s permanent exhibition through the development of the Art Planet around the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. Art Explora will showcase a new cultural device that sails to meet populations: a revolutionary device in its approach of sharing arts with as many people as possible. An interactive artistic installation of French artist Neil Beloufa featuring Bad Manners production will also be showcased in the foundation’s area.

Frédéric Jousset, Founder of Art Explora
“ I am convinced that art is vital for everybody’s life; unfortunately, there are still too many inequalities on its accessibility. It is therefore urgent that culture goes beyond its strong community building, and starts reaching everyone. I am creating Art Explora to take up this challenge: sharing culture with as many people as possible. ”
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Philippe Baptiste

CNES Chairman & CEO

“ The partnership with the France Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo is a fantastic opportunity to spotlight CNES’s major space projects and to showcase scientific and technical excellence from across the French and European space sector. ”

CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) is the government agency responsible for shaping France’s space policy and implementing it in Europe. 

On the France Pavilion

CNES will invite visitors to discover French space activities through films, satellite pictures and mock-ups. 

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On the France Pavilion, CNES will invite visitors to discover French space activities through films, satellite pictures and mock-ups. 

CNES in a nutshell

CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) is the government agency responsible for shaping France’s space policy and implementing it in Europe. Its task is to conceive and orbit satellites, invent the space systems of the future and nurture new services to aid us in our daily lives. Founded in 1961, it is the initiator of major space projects, launch vehicles and satellites, and the partner of choice for industry fuelling innovation.

CNES has an infinite range of application: Ariane, science, Earth observation, telecommunications and defence.

CNES is a key player driving technology innovation, economic development and industrial policy for the nation. It also fosters scientific collaborations and has forged numerous international partnerships. France, represented by CNES, is the leading contributor to the European Space Agency (ESA) which was given responsibility by its 22 member States to carry out Europe's spatial policy.

CNES in figures

2,500

employees

3

priority stakes: climate, innovation, and exploration

2,335

million euros budget (in 2020)

CNES, Premium sponsor of the France Pavilion

CNES will be inviting visitors to discover French space activities through films, satellite pictures and mock-ups. The themes of space exploration, climate action, launchers, innovation, telecommunications and international cooperation will give everyone the opportunity to learn more about space today and what it will look like tomorrow. France’s world-renowned know-how and expertise in space will be on show for all to see on the France Pavilion's permanent exhibition.

Erik Linquier, Commissioner General for France at Expo 2020 Dubai and Chairman of Cofrex
“ We are very pleased to have CNES as one of our sponsors. Technological innovation is a core theme of this World Expo 2020 in Dubai and a key issue on which the France Pavilion intends to focus. ”
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Jean-Bernard LÉVY

EDF’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

“ EDF’s presence at the France Pavilion of the Expo 2020 Dubai is part of our international development strategy, with a specific focus on the Middle East.  ”

A key player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company.

On the France Pavilion

EDF will showcase its know-how, its ability to innovate and affirm the role of France and EDF as key partners in the long term. 

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On the France Pavilion, EDF will showcase its know-how, its ability to innovate and affirm the role of France and EDF as key partners in the long term. 

EDF in a nutshell

A key player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated electricity company, active in all areas of the business: generation, transmission, distribution, energy supply and trading, energy services. A global leader in low-carbon energies, the Group has developed a diversified generation mix based on nuclear power, hydropower, new renewable energies and thermal energy. The Group is involved in supplying energy and services to approximately 39.8 million customers, 29.7million of which are in France. It generated consolidated sales of €71.3 billion in 2010. EDF is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

As a champion of low-carbon growth, EDF has chosen six Corporate Social Responsibility goals, in line with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. These goals constitute major and priority commitments, for which the Group will present the results every year: climate change, human development, fuel poverty, energy efficiency, dialogue and consultation, and biodiversity.

EDF in figures

165,000

employees

39,8

customers all around the world

3

strategic priorities to implement Cap 2030: customer proximity, low-carbon generation, and international development.

EDF, Premium Sponsor of the France Pavilion

Jean-Bernard LÉVY, EDF’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
“ EDF’s presence at the France Pavilion of the ‘Expo 2020 Dubai’ is part of our international development strategy, with a specific focus on the Middle East. A prime opportunity to demonstrate, in a collective manner, the quality of our know-how and our capacity to innovate, and to highlight the role of France and EDF as long-term key partners. ”
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Nicolas Lioliakis

Partner & Chairman Kearney France

“ In an age of major global challenges, Kearney supports companies in their strategic transformations to embrace technology and integrate it harmoniously into a newly sustainable and inclusive economy. ”

Kearney is one of the international leaders in strategy consultancy. 

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Kearney is one of the international leaders in strategy consultancy. Since 1926, Kearney supports the largest companies to improve their short-term results with a view to sustainable growth.

Kearney in a nutshell

Kearney is one of the international leaders in strategy consultancy. Since 1926, Kearney supports the largest companies to improve their short-term results with a view to sustainable growth.

Kearney in figures

3,600

employees all around the world

40

countries within Kearney is established

1926

Foundation of Kearney

Kearney, Premium Sponsor of the France Pavilion

Nicolas Lioliakis, Partner & Chairman Kearney France
“ In an age of major global challenges, Kearney supports companies in their strategic transformations to embrace technology and integrate it harmoniously into a newly sustainable and inclusive economy. ”
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Since the creation of the first polo in 1933, Lacoste has become a leading brand in fashion and lifestyle. 

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Since the creation of the first polo in 1933, Lacoste has become a leading brand in fashion and lifestyle. 

Lacoste in a nutshell

At the juncture of sport and fashion, Lacoste frees us up, creates movement in our lives, and liberates our self-expression. In every collection, in every line, Lacoste’s timeless elegance is captured through a combination of the creative and the classic that invites play and daring. This Lacoste elegance brings together a large community, united around an iconic logo, in which everyone respects and recognizes each other's style. Both universal and timeless, Lacoste elegance crosses cultures, oceans and generations to leave its mark on us all.

Lacoste in figures

8,500

employees

1,100

stores

98

countries

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Luca de Meo

CEO Renault Group

“ The partnership between Renault Group and the Pavillon France is an excellent opportunity to present our answers to the new expectations of customers to create sustainable energy ecosystems and develop the value of the circular economy. ”

Renault Group has been making cars since 1898 and is an international group with a presence in 134 countries.

On the France Pavilion

Renault Group will share its ambitious vision of tomorrow's mobility. 

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On the France Pavilion, Renault Group will share its ambitious vision of tomorrow's mobility. 

Renault Group is at the forefront of a mobility that is reinventing itself

Strengthened by its alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, and its unique expertise in electrification, Renault Group comprises 5 complementary brands - Renault, Dacia, LADA, Alpine and Mobilize - offering sustainable and innovative mobility solutions to its customers. Established in more than 130 countries, it currently employs more than 180,000 people and has sold 2,95 million vehicles in 2020.

Ready to pursue challenges both on the road and in competition, Renault Group is committed to an ambitious transformation that will generate value. This is centered on the development of new technologies and services, and a new range of even more competitive, balanced and electrified vehicles. In line with environmental challenges, the Group’s ambition is to achieve carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050.

Renault Group in figures

1898

Foundation of Renault

134

Renault is implanted in 134 countries

180,000

employees all over the world

Renault Group, Premium Sponsor of the France Pavilion

On the France Pavilion, Renault Group will share its ambitious vision of tomorrow's mobility.

" The partnership between Renault Group and the France Pavilion is an excellent opportunity to present our answers to the new expectations of customers to create sustainable energy ecosystems and develop the value of the circular economy. "

Luca de Meo
CEO Renault Group

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Excellence Sponsors

Akuo will install its solar tiles with Sunstyle® technology on the entire roof and facade of the France Pavilion, enabling us to meet our needs for durability, energy autonomy and aesthetics of the Pavilion.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will implement the 4700 sq meter France Pavilion with networking and communication solutions to meet all connectivity needs of the visitors.

AXA will participate at the Expo 2020 Dubai, providing insurance expertise and support to the France Pavilion.

For the France Pavilion, Bureau Veritas will carry out the technical work required to ensure the France Pavilion complies with the best professional practices and all applicable regulations. Moreover, Bureau Veritas will help Cofrex with environmental quality and social and environmental responsibility for the France Pavilion.

FLYING WHALES will be in the permanent exhibition to introduce its unique futuristic mobility solution.

The Île-de-France Region is active in most of the areas that affect the daily lives of the 12 million people living in the Ile-de-France region: transport, high schools, apprenticeships, economic development, the environment, etc.

L’Oréal will have a presence in the France Pavilion, where the Group will host high-level B2B sessions and events with key stakeholders around women empowerment, climate change, technology and the future of beauty.

On the France Pavilion, Pernod Ricard will showcase its three founding values: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust, and a strong sens of ethics.

On the France Pavilion, RATP Group will promote French savoir-faire and excellence for smart and sustainable cities.

Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. 

The World Expo will be an opportunity for Suez to promote its cutting-edge technologies and expertise in sustainable development to help meet environmental needs.

Associate Sponsors

Institutional Partners

Alliance Francaise Dubai's mission is to promote the French language, francophone cultures and cross-cultural dialogue. 

France’s tourism development agency, Atout France, is responsible for reinforcing the country’s position as an international destination.

Business France promotes France's companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location.

CCI FRANCE UAE represents a community of over 800 members from multiple nationalities in SMEs and multinationals, and the largest French, Francophone and Francophile business community in the Middle East.

The French National Centre for Scientific Research is one of the world’s most widely recognised and renowned public research organisations. 

On the France Pavilion, CRI will offer an immersion at the heart of the infinite space of knowledge. Through this exhbition designed with poetry, everbody will be able to realize the uncountable connections that bind different disciplines (arts, sciences, techniques, etc.) and cultures with each other.

Created in 2005, the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) – Living Heritage Company label is a powerful mark of recognition by the government, set up to promote those French businesses which can rightfully lay claim to exceptional industrial and artisanal know-how, among other qualities.

The Annecy Festival will propose a selection of short films for each thematic fortnight of the France Pavilion, during the 6-months World Expo.

The Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation carries on the memory of the great French writer, aviator, and humanist by passing his thinking and values on to the youth.

 

IDATE DigiWorld is one of Europe’s foremost ICT experts, specializing in telecom, media and Internet markets, and in digital regional development.

Created in 2006, lille3000 carries on and deepens the dynamism of Lille 2004 European Capital of Culture. As a gateway to the future, lille3000 offers an exploration tomorrow's wealth and complexities by interrogating each of its development paths.

As the symbol of the à la française decorative arts excellency, the Mobilier national's creations will be showcased in the France Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai from October 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022.

The Explorers draws up, in images, an inventory of the Earth's natural, cultural, and human heritage to bring together and raise awareness of its richness and fragility.

Media Sponsors

France 24, Monte Carlo Doualiya and Radio France Internationale will report live from the World Expo and the France Pavilion with shows and reports in English, French, Arabic and Spanish.

As a media partner, France Télévisions will provide advertising support to promote the France Pavilion to the French audience.

Since 1975, Ina has developed its expertise towards audiovisual heritage and audiovisual professionals in France and abroad.

Providing support to France during this event, JCDecaux will ensure a presence in Dubai during the main stages of the France Pavilion between now and the opening of Dubai 2020 World Expo, as well as during key moments for the six months of the World Expo.

Lepetitjournal.com, created by Hervé Heyraud, is the reference media for French people abroad and French speakers. 

As a Media Partner, MEDIATRANSPORTS will increase France Pavilion’s renown through advertising campaigns in Paris metro and French train stations (SNCF).

As a media partner, Radio France will provide advertising support to promote the France Pavilion to the French public.

Global French language cultural network TV5MONDE will ensure the France Pavilion's influence through an advertising campaign and an editorial coverage on its TV channels and social media.

Thematic Sponsors

Bel is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Consumption.

The Chalhoub Group is is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Creation.

GREENTECH is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Oceans.

IGIENAIR is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Cities.

Les Compagnons du Miel is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Biodiversity.

 

Ragni is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to the Climate.

Sanofi is the Thematic sponsor for the France Pavilion's fortnight dedicated to Health.

Four French Ministries involved with the France Pavilion

The France Pavilion is supported with several million euros by France State with four ministries contributing to the project:

  • Ministry of Economy, Finance and Economic Recovery,
  • Ministry of Education, Research and Innovation,
  • Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, 
  • Ministry of Ecological Transition. 
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