The Constituent General Assembly of France Industrie met on 1 February 2018 to formalize the union of the Industry Circle and the Group of Industrial Federations in a single entity. France Industrie aims to become the force of reference proposals in industrial matters.
Philippe Varin was elected president of France Industrie.
Philippe Darmayan was elected Vice-President of France Industry.
The Industry Circle, which brings together the leaders of 40 large private and public companies involved in all industrial sectors, and the Group of Industrial Federations (GFI), which includes 19 national sector federations that are members of the Medef, formalized their rapprochement on1 February 2018 in a joint organisation called France Industrie.
"Our unified representation allows us to speak with a stronger voice in order to put industry back at the heart of France's economic policy. This rapprochement was expected by all stakeholders: France Industrie will be the link between all the players in the French industrial fabric, large groups, ETI, TPE-SME. France Industrie will be the reference point for the public authorities on industrial issues," said Philippe Varin and Philippe Darmayan.
The Board of Directors of France Industrie has also set its main priorities:
strengthen its actions on the industry's major competitiveness issues: production taxation and compulsory levies, the labour market, vocational training and apprenticeships, innovation, digital and industry of the future, energy and climate issues, circular economy, industrial Europe;
mobilising industrial sectors on large collective projects that are structuring research and development, digital platforms, or to gain international market share;
Make the industry more attractive to the general public
intensify its international action, particularly in conjunction with its European partners (BDI, Confindustria...).
In addition, France Industrie supports the dynamic French Fab, which mobilizes the players in the French industrial ecosystem and accompanies their initiatives to scale up in the territories via the Industry of the future.