CONSULTANT IN DISTRIBUTION WORLWIDE AND EXPORTATION

I - So you want to export to FRANCE ?



FRANCE is the fourth world power: 61 000 000 inhabitants.

NBP: 1 400 billions Euros in 1999
NBP per inhabitant : 20 655 Euros

Percentage of worldwide exports (1998) :5.5%
Percentage of worldwide imports (1998) : 3.5 %

And in particular to the west? NANTES and SAINT NAZAIRE ?

An influential and attractive metropole , in the "PAYS DE LOIRE "region, it offers you every opportunity to test out the market in the "départements" of :

LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE 44
MAINE-ET-LOIRE 49
MAYENNE 53
SARTHE 72
VENDÉE 85

NANTES is a city of 550 000 inhabitants
350 000 employees
2200 scientific researchers.

Means of communication:

NANTES ATLANTIQUE airport: 1.6 million passengers in1998
NANTES-SAINT.NAZAIRE Port: foreign trade 3.166 millions tonnes.

Direct motorway links to : PARIS, POITIERS, LYON, TOURS, RENNES, CAEN , BORDEAUX, TOULOUSE...

Train connections by TGV : PARIS (2 hours), LYON (4h20'), LILLE (3h50')... LONDON (4h50') ,BRUXELLES (4h30)......


And your marketing impact in this region ?


I can help you to :

1/ Carry out market research, prospect and determine your objectives:

-carry out a survey to estimate the possible value and volume of sales.
-estimate the actual requirement of the consumers
-review competition and the prices practised by business already established there
-prepare your marketing strategy: promotional events, advertising, and media assistance
-estimate the time and cost of each operation
-work out a business plan on several years
-set up a client follow- up and reports

2/ Organize your implantation

-Put your sales force in contact with key figures in local trade.
-Advice your personal department on how to recruit agents on the spot.
-Contact with you central retail market, wholesalers interested in your products, put at your disposal my wide network of contacts in the region.
-help you to set up a network of partners.

3/ Visit to your business promises

-to meet your export department
-to work with your marketing department in order to consider how to adapt your products to suit French tastes.
-Draw up documents to conform with French legislation and suggest solutions to technical problems, standards and conditions of use.
-To help you with translations.

4/ Help you to really know the region:

-proximity of the sea: the beaches of "LA BAULE"...
-the city of NANTES, birthplace of JULES VERNE, attractive and ultra-modern
-the majestic LOIRE, the greatest river in FRANCE
-the region of "SEVRE et MAINE" reknowned for its white wines "MUSCADET and GROS-PLANT" enhancing so delightfully seafood and fish.
-The mild and gentle "ANJOU ", LIRÉ the home of poet JOACHIM DU BELLAY , along the LOIRE Valley with its famous cuisine, its wines and welcoming restaurants. Historic towns such as ANGERS , SAUMUR, their wines well known for their charm (ANJOU, COTEAUX du LAYON, CHAMPIGNY) ,their châteaux ,their history ;FONTEVRAULT and the PLANTAGENETS.(KING RICHARD LION'S HEART was buried in the "abbaye of FONTEVRAULT")

The VENDÉE with its beautiful beaches , its magnificent ports where you can buy the best fish from the Atlantic.

The MAYENNE and its green pastures , LAVAL a rapidly developing town , a new Eldorado for the manufacture of electrical products (handheld telephone, electronic chips...)

The SARTHE , home of the "RILLETTES" and the celebrated "24 HOURS OF THE MANS"


II- So you love FRANCE ?

A- I can offer you FRENCH products suitable for the five continents.

Are you looking for wines, processed goods , conserves, deep frozen goods , consumer goods (clothes, shoes , leisure accessories..) ?
I can do contact with the heads of business in the "PAYS de La LOIRE", enjoying networks in the region around NANTES.

I can help you to:

1- Find the right products and the business you are looking for.
2- Promote a permanent follow-up of your back relationships.
3- Make sure that your orders are sent.
4- Check out information given.
5- Keep a close eye on the solvability of your supplier.
6- Put you in contact with the various Chambers of Commerce of the region.
7- Introduce you to the World Trade Centre of NANTES , and the club CACI.

B- I represent:

1- Several vineyards in the region.
2- Wine merchants having a large sales forces, appropriate financial and material mean and a good transport system.
3- Industries of a size able to export to countries worldwide: EUROPE , AMERICA,AFRICA, ASIA.(Consumer Goods, shoes , clothes, ...)

Please do not hesitate should you require further information.

I work in : FRENCH, ENGLISH, ITALIAN, SPANISH and CATALAN.