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Assessment of the annual economic conference (SRDEII 2022-2028)

09 April 2023 L'agence, Attractivité de la région Share :

On Wednesday 5 April 2023, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region and the AER BFC organised the first regional economic conference of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté under the presidency of Marie-Guite DUFAY, President of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region and Nicolas SORET, Vice-President in charge of finance, economic development, social and solidarity economy and employment

An annual economic conference

The objective of this first event, which will become an annual one, was to share the findings of a contrasting economic situation, to reflect on fundamental issues and to report on the progress of the regional economic strategy projects included in the Regional Plan for Economic Development, Innovation and Internationalisation (SRDEII). This first regional economic conference brought together all the economic players in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté:
  • 155 participants,
  • 91 participants in person,
  • 64 participants by videoconference.

Economic situation in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region

Nicolas SORET presented, alongside Anne Coste de CHAMPERON, General Secretary for Regional Affairs to the Prefect of the Burgundy-Franche-Comté Region, the state of progress of the “FIMA” programme (Force d’Intervention pour les Mutations Automobile), a support programme for the subcontractors of the sector and the “Industrial Rebound” programme, territorial actions for the areas most concerned. He also presented the success of hydrogen in Burgundy-Franche-Comté. All these actions are carried out in close cooperation with the State, which the Region has invited to contribute to these joint actions.

4 local experts to decipher a good but contrasted economic situation

After reviewing its main actions, the Region gave the floor to 4 local experts to decipher a good but contrasted economic situation:

  • Jean-claude LAGRANGE, President of the AER BFC,
  • Régis PERNON, Head of the Economic Actions Division of the Banque de France Bourgogne-Franche-Comté,
  • D’Jor-Krévys MOUËZA, Deputy Regional Director of Urssaf Franche-Comté,
  • Christophe BASSO, Deputy Regional Director of Insee Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.

A geopolitical conference on Sino-US rivalry

Finally, the renowned economist Christian SAINT-ÉTIENNE, President of Conseil Stratégique Européen SA and of the Institut France Stratégie, explained the Sino-American rivalry and its repercussions on world industry, the consequences of which will be very real for us.

Thanks to Michel Joly for the photos taken during the event.

© Michel Joly