Franco’Bizz Forum 2013

Languages Key to International Expansion




The second edition of the Franco’Bizz forum is being held at the Institut d’Administration et d’Economie (IAE) in Aix-en-Provence from April 8 to 11.

Using a mix of cultural activities, workshops and a conference-debate, the Franco’Bizz forum brings together industry decision-makers, researchers and students from Aix-Marseille University to discuss the topic of “Foreign languages and competitiveness”.

When 11% of European companies  admit losing out on major contracts due to insufficient foreign language skills* (30% in France), and 90% of them expecting a significant rise in the number of overseas clients and suppliers over the next five years, this issue is far from trivial.

Read the press communiqué here (in French)

Full details can be found on the Franco’Bizz website (in French…). Entry is free but prior registration is required.

*European Community, 2007: