Photo report on the 4th Parliamentary Meeting of Living Heritage Companies at the Senate
The Institut Supérieur des Métiers organised the 4th Parliamentary Meeting of Living Heritage Companies in close partnership with Hélène Conway-Mouret, former Minister and Senator representing French people living outside France. The event took place on Wednesday 23 November 2016 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm and was presided by Martine Pinville, Secretary of State for Trade, Artisan Industries, Consumer Affairs and the Social Economy. It brought together French MPs, Senators and directors of EPV companies in the Monnerville room at the Palais du Luxembourg.
Organised by the Institut Supérieur des Métiers, which is responsible for the administration and promotion of the EPV label, this meeting aimed to create awareness and better inform nationally elected representatives about the state EPV label, a flagship of French production and its development and outlook.
It is indeed essential to boost awareness among public stakeholders by promoting this label with local officials and parliamentarians involved in the daily life of companies and present on the ground in order to preserve and develop economic activity in their territories.
The 1375 EPV-certified companies currently represent more than 62,000 jobs and a total annual turnover of more than €13.9 billion. As models of competitive and innovative companies, EPVs are indeed the showcase of French know-how and the reference in export prestige.
This is why these issues were at the heart of the debates of the 4th Parliamentary Meeting of Living Heritage Companies.
The meeting emphasised the international influence of our excellence of expertise. It was structured around two round tables: ‘EPVs, ambassadors of French know-how abroad’ and ‘EPVs, actors and the attractiveness of tourism know-how.’»