Trade Missions in France and in the Pacific Northwest

The FACCPNW organize trade missions in both France and in the Pacific Northwest.

Those missions help companies to become familiar with the business environment in France and in the Pacific Northwest. This service is provided on-demand and can be organized anytime throughout the year.

For more information about the FACC's trade missions, please contact the Trade Attaché



Trade Missions to France

Example of the Aerospace Trade Mission to Nantes - June 2015


The city of Nantes has a recognized expertise in the field of Aerospace and in the Shipyard industry. 

As an introduction of the Paris Air Show, the FACCPNW organized a tour of the Nantes Aerospace cluster. 

The Executive Director of the FACCPNW, Jack A. Cowan, brought a delegation from Washington State including Aerospace experts, lawyers from the firm Chung, Malhas and Mantel, officers from the Washington State Department of Commerce. 

The attendees have met with multiple key executive people from the Aerospace industry as well as public partners and schools involved on a technical training: 

Airbus, Europe Technologies, Spirit Aerosystems, Daher, The Aerospace Cluster EMC2, The Aerospace Cluster Neopolia. 

The delegation had the opportunity to have a tour of a couple Aerospace manufacturing facilities. 

Thank you to our partners in Nantes for their involvement.




"The FACC Delegation to Nantes provided a rich cultural, technological, and political perspective that directly increased the value of my meetings at the Paris Air Show. I am grateful to the FACC for their hard work coordinating this informative exchange."

Gaia Brown, External Relations officer at the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics - University of Washington 




Trade Missions to the Pacific Northwest

French companies looking to develop their activity in the Pacific Northwest can gain practical market knowledge and establish strong business relations prior to their investment decision. 

Example of the Mobivia Groupe Trade Mission in Seattle - June 2015

In June 2015, the FACCPNW hosted a delegation from Mobivia, a major French car parts and services provider. The delegation spent three days in Seattle to study the best practices of major companies in the United States.  Seattle was the perfect target considering its strong economic activity and its cluster of cutting-edge companies in diverse industries.

Mobivia touring the PACCAR facilities 



"We contacted the FACCPNW twice in just a few months. As well as a streamlined practical organisation, flawlessly managed from A to Z, our managers appreciated the quality and level of discussions with the companies they met. The FACCPNW perfectly understood the challenges and expectations of each trip and did not hesitate to offer suggestions in terms of companies and models for us to consider." Mobivia Groupe




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