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Fidinam announces ‘Only Lyon’ correspondent

The French Desk of Fidinam Hong Kong is proud to get involved in the Asian adventure of Only Lyon. Fidinam’s French Desk Manager, Sarah Meriguet, is the new correspondent of the ambassador network Only Lyon in Hong Kong.

The community was officially launched in May 2018, with the presence of the delegation from Lyon including Mr Alain Galliano, Vice-President of Lyon City, in charge of the public relationship, and the French General Consul of Hong Kong and Macao, Eric Berti.

Fidinam is already involved in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, particularly through its partnership and client base, which has been growing in recent years.

Only Lyon is a brand and the territorial program of the City of Lyon, dedicated to the promotion of Lyon and its competitiveness all over the world. Lyon is France's second business and cultural capital (after Paris). Thanks to its strategic location and dynamic economy, it is considered one of the most attractive regions in Europe, especially for entrepreneurship opportunities. In 2017, it ranked as the fifth richest region in Europe for foreign investment.

Under the responsibility of Invest in Lyon (Lyon Area Economic Development Agency) and with 28 institutional private partners, Only Lyon’s final objective is to attract international talents, companies and investors to the city.

This organisation already plays an important role in China, which is one of Lyon’s oldest and most important economic partners. Indeed, more than 160 companies from Rhône-Alpes are already established in China while 15 Chinese companies are located in Lyon.

In particular, Lyon has entertained strong ties with Guangzhou, and the two cities have just celebrated 30 years of their twin city relationship this year.

Regarding its relationship with Hong Kong, the latter organised its first light festival in 2017 in partnership with Fête des Lumières de Lyon (the largest light festival in the world). This event marked the beginning of a fruitful cooperation between the two cities.

The network Only Lyon Hong Kong, will contribute to further strengthening the bonds between Lyon and Hong Kong.

The city of Lyon has also developed closer collaboration with the economic capital of Vietnam, Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville, through their town twinning arrangements. In that respect, the two cities signed a cooperation agreement in October 2018 for 2018-2020 during a reception where Fidinam was invited to attend.  

Thanks to Fidinam’s experience, and with its firmly established network, it can assist Asian investors willing to develop their activity and collaborative projects in Lyon and the region of Auvergne Rhone-Alpes.  

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