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Maude Megtert

French Media Relations & Institutional Communications
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May 16, 2024

VivaTech 2024: Choose Paris Region, an innovation catalyst

5 questions for Lionel Grotto, CEO of Choose Paris Region, who highlights Paris Region’s strengths just a few days before the start of VivaTech 2024.

May 2, 2024

Paris 2024: an exceptional mobilization for the region's attractiveness

4 questions for Lionel Grotto, CEO of Choose Paris Region, who highlights Paris Region’s strengths just a few weeks before the start of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

February 29, 2024

With only 5 months to go before the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Paris Region has confirmed its position as the capital of Europe and its global influence.

Choose Paris Region, the Region's one-stop shop for investors, tourists, film and audiovisual producers, and international talents, has released a 360° assessment of Paris Region's attractiveness in 2023.
In 2023, the economic impact on the Region confirmed the destination's influence, with 410 direct international investments that created over 32,000 jobs (+4%), 47.5 million tourists (+8%) and 10,745 filming days recorded (i.e., 70% of all the filming days in France).

July 3, 2023

Paris Region is bringing together its attractiveness and tourism activities to increase its influence and the effectiveness of its international initiatives

Choose Paris Region merged with the Regional Tourism Committee on July 1st, 2023 and is now the one-stop shop for investors, visitors, producers and talent from around the world, with dedicated brands for each of these audiences: Invest Paris Region, Visit Paris Region, Film Paris Region, Work&Live Paris Region. With major international sporting events such as the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner, the agency is ready to speak with one voice to all these audiences in order to best promote the Paris Region brand.

June 27, 2023

“Choose Europe” - European Cities and Regions Unite to Showcase at Collision Conference

Representatives from a variety of cities and regions within the Choose Europe initiative will come together for the first time to exhibit at Collision, a renowned global tech conference taking place from June 26 to 29 in Toronto, Canada. This unprecedented collaboration aims to promote Europe and highlight the advantages of working, living and investing in Europe to a global audience.

April 4, 2023

Paris Region consolidates its position as a major economic capital in 2022

2022 confirms Paris Region's attractiveness as a strategic center for the European economy. Foreign investments in Paris Region in 2022 have contributed to the Region's socio-economic development, with the support of Paris Region, Choose Paris Region and its partners.

March 14, 2023

MIPIM 2023: Choose Paris Region and its partners showcase the transformation of the Grand Paris and announce 22M sq.m of opportunities at MIPIM 2023

On the occasion of MIPIM, the largest international event for real estate professionals opening today in Cannes, Choose Paris Region and its 24 co-exhibiting partners showcase 22M square meters of Real Estate opportunities in the Grand Paris.

February 16, 2023

Paris Region data centers: allies of the territory's ecological transition and attractiveness

In conjunction with an official visit to Equinix's latest data center in Saint Denis, Choose Paris Region - the Paris Region's attractiveness agency - examines the role of data centers in Paris Region's ecological transition strategy.
Data centers play an important role in Paris Region's influence and attractiveness.

November 10, 2022

First integrated vertiport inaugurated in Paris, epicentre of sustainable Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) in Europe

Groupe ADP and Skyports unveil the passenger terminal testbed for future electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) at Pontoise-Cormeilles airfield, with the support of RATP Group, Paris-Région and the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAG) depending on the French Ministry of Transports.

September 29, 2022

Choose Europe - European cities and regions join forces to drive investment leadership in sustainable growth and regional resilience.

Collaboration, a human-centric approach, sustainability and quality of life are the shared values that have made the European Metropolitan Regions a driving force in tackling global challenges. This alternative approach has attracted the attention of foreign companies, investors and talent. The European Metropolitan regions are now launching a unique cooperation to safeguard the shared European economic value model and to support sustainable growth in their regions.

June 9, 2022

At the Viva Technology 2022 trade show, Choose Paris Region has announced that several innovative companies have recently set up operations in Paris Region, thereby confirming the attractiveness of its tech ecosystem.

As the leading region in Europe in terms of R&D spending, the number of researchers and high-tech patents, Paris Region offers one of the most dynamic innovation ecosystems in the world.
Viva Technology provides an opportunity for Paris Region to showcase the specific nature of this ecosystem, which is characterized by a concentration of major technology startups, major industrial groups and world-class public and private research centers. The region has eight competitive clusters that illustrate the power and multidisciplinary nature of the innovation in Paris Region, with a strong social and environmental responsibility dimension, in sectors such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, telecommunications, nanotechnology, augmented/virtual reality, 3D animation and quantum mechanics.

March 14, 2022

With the Olympic Games looming in 2024, Paris Region is re-asserting its status as a premier location for international investment with 20 million sqm of opportunities on offer at MIPIM 2022

Amid a subsiding pandemic and the emergence of new opportunities following Brexit, Paris Region is showcasing itself this year at MIPIM, the largest international maket for real estate professionals in Cannes, as a pre-eminent location for investors, advisors, and international corporations.

November 25, 2021

Ile-de-France Region, Choose Paris Region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group launch the first trials dedicated to new urban air mobility at the Pontoise airfield

Paris Region through Choose Paris Region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group inaugurated the test centre dedicated to new sustainable urban air mobility at the Pontoise - Cormeilles-en-Vexin airfield, in the presence of French Minister of Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari.
The inauguration signals the launch of the first trials in real conditions for eVTOLs - electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft - and all the elements that will eventually enable them to be use. Now a reality in carbonfree aviation, these flying machines offer a multitude of possibilities for the transportation of people and goods, as mobility needs keep increasing.

May 27, 2021

Paris Region, Choose Paris Region, Groupe ADP, Air France-KLM and Airbus reveal the winners of the worldwide call for expressions of interest regarding the setup of a Hydrogen branch in airports

Groupe ADP, Airbus, Air France-KLM and the Île-de-France Region, with the support of Choose Paris Region, have launched, last February 11th, a call for expressions of interest named "H2 HUB AIRPORT", to explore the opportunities offered by hydrogen and to boost air transport decarbonization.

This initiative, with an international dimension and unprecedented in the air transport industry, was a big success with 124 applications received. 11 winners have been selected to contribute to the surge of the hydrogen airport ecosystem of tomorrow.

February 11, 2021

Paris Region, Choose Paris Region, Groupe ADP, Air France-KLM and Airbus are launching an unprecedented worldwide call for expressions of interest for the hydrogen branch in airports

Paris region, Groupe ADP, Air France-KLM and Airbus are launching a call for expressions of interest to explore the opportunities generated by hydrogen in Paris airports with the aim to decarbonize air transport activities.
This worldwide call for expressions of interest complies with the French government’s energy transition strategy and supported by the European Commission, which strives for zero-emission aircrafts by 2035.

January 18, 2021

Choose Paris Region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group Announce the Winners of the Worldwide Call for Expressions of Interest Regarding the Setup of an Urban Air Mobility Industry Branch

In order to bring together an ecosystem around urban air mobility in the Paris region, the RATP Group, Groupe ADP and Choose Paris Region launched an international call for expressions of interest on October 1st, with the support of Paris Region. This initiative, the scope of which is unprecedented in Europe, brought together 150 applications from 25 countries.
Some 30 winners were selected, with a view to conducting experiments from June 2021 in the test area at the Pontoise-Cormeilles-en-Vexin airfield, which was inaugurated on September 30th, 2020.

December 2020

Clarion Partners Europe Teams Up With EPA Sénart and Nexity for Major Logistics Investment in Île-De-France

Clarion Partners Europe has chosen EPA Sénart and a Nexity project for its latest investment, southeast of Paris city. France’s leading real-estate services company Nexity is to build a 70,000 sm2 logistics warehouse for the real-estate investment fund manager. This transaction is part of Clarion’s ambitious acquisition strategy in France and the rest of Europe.

October 9, 2020

Huawei Inaugurates the New Lagrange Research Center for Mathematics and Calculus, in Paris

Built by the will to exchange with the scientific community, the Centre Lagrange’s birth is a new step in Huawei’s continued presence in France.

Huawei announces today the opening of the Lagrange Research center for mathematics and calculus. Under the responsibility of professor Merouane Debbah, R&D Director at Huawei France, the Lagrange research center will host around thirty scientists, with around a third of them being international scientists. They will have the opportunity to evolve within a unique ecosystem, that of the Ile-de-France region which concentrates the highest number of mathematicians in the world and the best universities in the field.

September 30, 2020

Paris Region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group Announce the Structuring of the Urban Air Mobility Industry Branch With the Creation of a Test Area at Pontoise Airfield and the Opening of a Call for Expressions of Interest

Volocopter, the pioneer of Urban Air Mobility, will be the first industrial player to test their full scale electrical air taxi, the VoloCity, in the Paris Region.

In the current context of environmental transition in air transport and economic recovery, Paris region, Groupe ADP and RATP Group aim to develop an urban air mobility industry branch, with a focus on the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL).

June 2, 2020

The "Safe Travel Challenge" Call for Applications’ Grand Final: Groupe ADP and Choose Paris Region Announce the Winners

Groupe ADP and Choose Paris Region have announced the winners of the Safe Travel Challenge call for applications. With the support of the Ile-de-France regional authority, this initiative was launched on 27th April to tackle the shared ambition of gradually re-establishing air traffic while boosting passenger confidence.