Welcome to GICAN



What is GICAN ?

GICAN, the French Maritime Industry Association, is a trade association representing over 260 manufacturers and organizations in the French maritime sector.

It brings together shipyards, systems manufacturers, equipment suppliers, subcontractors, engineering companies, naval architects, the naval aviation industry, as well as companies and organizations from the maritime ecosystem.

GICAN in figures


Billions of euros in cumulative sales for the naval industry


Direct jobs in the shipbuilding industry


Estimated indirect jobs in the shipbuilding industry


% of industry sales generated by exports


Companies for the shipbuilding industry


% of shipbuilding companies, in terms of sales, are members of GICAN

GICAN’s and SEA Europe’s positions As a trade association, GICAN supports and defends its members’ positions on a wide range of issues with French and European public authorities. Indeed, the challenges faced by companies are manifold: competitiveness (particularly in the face of unfair competition), internationalization, eco-energy transition, innovation, attractiveness, etc.



GICAN, with its events subsidiary SOGENA, organizes the two major trade shows EURONAVAL and EUROMARITIME. They enable us to put our sector in the spotlight, raise awareness among public authorities, and enable exhibitors to develop new business relationships. The Groupement also federates several French Pavilions at foreign trade shows, and participates as a partner in numerous domestic events.

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