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Take part in the forthcoming Economic Café at Bercy on 13 April 2018 dedicated to the EPV label!

What are the characteristics of EPV labelled companies? Why promote excellence in know-how through a National label? What assets does the label provide for regional development and business competitiveness? These are some of the questions that will be asked on 13 April 2018 at the "Café Économique de Bercy", open to all and organised in collaboration with DIRECCTE Ile-de-France, in cooperation with the Direction générale des entreprises (DGE) and the Institut Supérieur des Métiers (ISM).


These meetings, aimed at everyone, aim to promote the sharing of information and dialogue on public policies implemented by the ministries of the Economy, Action and Public Accounts between experts from the public sphere and the private sphere, and members of the public concerned by these topics.


The Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company, or EPV) label is a mark of recognition of the French State, established to reward French firms for the excellence of their traditional and industrial skills. Almost 1,400 companies have received the award up to now, representing more than 65,000 jobs and an overall turnover of more than 14 billion euros.


How is the label awarded? How does it help to improve companies' visibility and attractiveness in France and abroad? Which companies qualify for the label? What sectors of activity are concerned? What competitive advantages does the label provide for companies? This economic café will allow dialogue on the contributions of EPV label and the development objectives of companies labelled in 2018, showing how these companies are both vectors for growth of the French economy and actors of transmission and employment in the regions, but also witnesses to the mastery of rare and traditional know-how and a strong culture of innovation.


On the schedule

  • The EPV label, a lever for economic development in France and abroad
  • The strength of a network that is increasingly based in the regions to promote excellence in known-how of craftsmanship and industry
  • Feedback from labelled companies
  • EPV and the digital world: between tradition and innovation
  • Know-how tourism: an opportunity for EPV companies

  • Participating

  • Kristof de Meulder, Policy officer at the Directorate-General for Business (DGE)
  • Alexis Govciyan, Director of the Institut Supérieur des Métiers (ISM), the organisation in charge of steering support and development initiatives for businesses (innovation hubs for craftsmanship and Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant)
  • Luc Lesénécal, President of the Association Nationale des Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant (ANEPV) and CEO of Tricots Saint-James, one of the flagship knitwear brands in France founded in 1889 (EPV since 2013)
  • Eric Angiboust, CEO of Muzéo, specialising in custom reproductions of artworks (EPV status in 2015)
  • The directors of 2 EPV labelled companies in the field of traditional crafts

  • Inscrivez-vous au Café Économique de Bercy du 13 avril 2018 en cliquant ici !



    Practical information:
    - Friday 13 April 2018 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am
    - Café Fluctuat Nec Mergitur, 18 place de la République, Paris
    - Open to all (pre-registration required, limited seats available).


    03 April 2018