Export support

How can we support our members’ exports?

International development is a major challenge for the Groupement, as it is a fact that our sector can only grow through its ability to export.

For this reason, GICAN offers a number of services designed to support companies in their internationalization, often repeated/explained in the International Committee. In addition to the services already mentioned in access to strategic information (trade show reports, market studies, international watch newsletter), GICAN offers its members the following services:



#VIE export network

GICAN has developed a VIE network, whose missions are as follows:
Collection, processing and dissemination of information on their respective areas,

Support for members wishing to prospect or establish themselves,

Animation of regional committees,

Animation of the local ecosystem of members, in coordination with French and foreign public and private partners,

Preparation of French Pavilions federated by GICAN at trade fairs abroad, support for the organization of French Pavilions federated at trade fairs abroad by other partner associations (GICAT, GIFAS, Evolen), participation in trade fairs and writing reports.

To date, the VIE network is made up of three VIEs dedicated to export

Florence MONCHANIN is based in Kuala Lumpur as Head of the Industrial Sea Sector for ASEAN,

Gwénaël PENET is based in Abu Dhabi as Marine Industrial Sector Manager for the Middle East,

Julie FIEVET is based in Athens, as GICAN project manager for Greece and Cyprus.

#Export Control Task Force

Since January 1, 2023, GICAN has had a new service intended for companies subject to export control issues. In collaboration with GICAT, GICAN supports a consultant, Pierre-Antoine ROUQUETTE, on the following missions:

Host high-level meetings every two months on export control topics,

Run specific workshops in other months on export control issues by country/new regulations, etc.

Represent GICAN and GICAT in bodies related to export control to raise the voice and issues of our sector.

#France Pavilion organization

GICAN, through its subsidiary SOGENA, federates several Pavilions and develops a range of services around them: economic intelligence, logistical support, meetings with official delegations, meeting rooms, etc.
The aim of these pavilions is to highlight the French offer. The federated trade shows in 2023 are:
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brésil) 11-14 avril 2023
IMDEX (Singapour) 3-5 mai 2023
DEFEA (Athènes, Grèce) 9-11 mai 2023
SEA FUTURE (La Spezia, Italie) 5-8 juin 2023
EUROPORT (Rotterdam, Pays-Bas) 7-10 novembre 2023 And those of 2024:
WDS (Riyadh, Arabie saoudite) 4-8 février 2024
DEFEXPO (Inde, lieu et dates à définir)
DIMDEX (Doha, Qatar) 4-6 mars 2024
DSA (Kuala Lumpur, Malaisie) 6-9 mai 2024
ADAS (Manille, Philippines) 24-27 septembre 2024

#Export Missions

GICAN organizes prospecting missions on its own or in partnership with TEAM EXPORT and the French Defence Procurement Agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement). rnrnIt keeps an up-to-date calendar of all missions likely to be of interest to members.

#SOUTEX (export support)

GICAN coordinates SOUTEX actions on behalf of manufacturers, in partnership with the French Navy. These operations promote the industry when French Navy ships call at foreign ports.

#Capacity brochures

GICAN develops brochures designed to showcase the capabilities of its members in specific market sectors/segments. These bilingual brochures are distributed at trade fairs and events where GICAN is present.
The latest brochures: