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For your Investment project in Europe, Normandy is the logical landing point !


A famous worldwide tourism destination, with incredible natural beauty, monuments and history, Normandy is also a dynamic region and a logical landing point with very strong economic sectors (agriculture, industry, health care, logistics, renewable energy…). Offering cutting edge research, highly qualified human resources, an excellent quality of life and tailor-made personalised services, Normandy is indeed a very attractive destination for foreign investors. Discover the unique assets of Normandy through the series of Webinars organised by AD Normandie and Normandie Attractivité from 11th October to 15th October 2021.



october, 11th14h30 / 15h45 CET

Choose Normandy !


Alexandre Wahl
Director – AD NORMANDIE economic development agency


Are you looking to expand or to set up in France ?
Normandy offers investment opportunities in all the major strategic sectors of the future. Renowned for its quality of life, Normandy is also an industrial region involved in today’s major industrial issues, thanks to the presence of many leading French companies and major international groups.
In order to help you meet the right contacts and obtain the key information you need to make your project a success, we have organised 9 thematic webinars. Discover the program proposed by AD NORMANDIE Inward investment Team.


Presentation of the different topics of the week :

  • From Farm to Fork – continued innovation in Normandy
  • Normandy excellence at the service of equine health and research
  • Normandy: the future of Hydrogen
  • Scaling up in Normandy
  • From fundamental research to drug logistics
  • Opportunities of health system in Normandy
  • Post Brexit : Building Ties ! All the practical contacts for your Business growth on the French market with Normandy
  • Energy transition and industrial excellence in Normandy
  • Masterclass – Quality of life and entrepreneurship in Normandy – Live at Château Du Breuil – Calvados – Normandie


AD Normandie

october, 12th10h00 / 11h15 CET

From Farm to Fork – continued innovation in Normandy


Aparajita Sen
Inward Investment Manager- AD NORMANDIE economic development agency


Famous in France and all over the world for its gastronomy, Normandy can be considered as the most famous agricultural region in France. Largest producer of milk, butter, cream, leeks and apples, Normandy is also the biggest producer of shell fish thanks to its 640km coastline. The food processing industry in Normandy is charaterized by high quality products that starts in the farm and ends up on your plate. This entire value chain is driven by innovation at each stage, used equally by big groups mid cap companies and start-ups. One of the focus areas of the regional accelerator Fast Forward Normandy is innovation in agrotech, agritech & foodtech. AD Normandy, along with its regional partners has implemented a special package to assist foreign companies to set up their business in Normandy. Discover the dynamic ecosystem in Normandy and meet your potential partners or clients.


  • Keynote address : Agriculture & agro food sector in Normandy
  • Fight against malnutrition & nutritional autonomy for all
  • Normandy feeds newborns all over the world
  • Toward a more sustainable and eco-friendly agriculture
  • Sweet endings – innovation for preserving tradition


Christelle Lhommet – AREA
Adeline Lescanne, DG – Nutriset
Camille Mancelle, Sales Director – Isigny Sainte-Mère
Perrine Hervé-Gruyere – Ferme du Bec Hellouin
Marc Siari – Compagnie des Pâtissiers
Aparajita SEN – AD Normandie

october, 12th14h30 / 15h45 CET

Normandy excellence at the service

of equine health and research


Sophie Dutil
Inward Investment Manager- AD NORMANDIE economic development agency


Normandy is reputed to be the best region for horse breeding in France and boasts exceptional skills in the equine sector. The region offers resources that are unique in the world in terms of research in equine health & performance. Discover what Normandy can offer for your projects and find partners and business opportunities. Cutting Edge equine health companies have chosen Normandy to set up their business & thus benefit from the efficient ecosystem. Why not your company too ?


  • Keynote address : Horse sector in Normandy and the cluster HIPPOLIA to accompany you
  • NORMANDIE EQUINE VALLEE: an international campus dedicated to equine health research
  • LABEO: one of the most important equine biology laboratory in Europe
  • Testimonies of 3 cutting-edge companies settled in Normandy:
  • IC BIOSOLUTION : innovative regenerative treatment
  • EQUIWAYS: equine Biosecurity solutions
  • Animal Immune Company (AIC) : immunotherapy for equine pathologies


Sophie Dutil – Ad Normandie
Marie Orard- Hippolia
Alexia Lemoine- Normandie Equine Vallée
Pierre-Hugues Pitrel – LABEO

Pascal Surugne – IC BIOSOLUTION
Camille Vercken – EQIWAYS
Nicolas Gruet – AIC

october, 13th10h00 / 11h15 CET

Normandy: the future of hydrogen


Inward Investment Manager- AD NORMANDIE economic development agency


Normandy has many assets for the development of hydrogen projects (industries, ports, logistics and production of renewable energies / 4 MRE windfarms). The existing ecosystem is varied with dedicated clusters, strategic companies (Air Liquide, Ariane), scientific skills and emblematic projects (H2V, H2 Academy, Chereau). Normandy has the ambition to develop “H2 Valley” along the Seine valley, from Le Havre to Paris. The priorities are the production of renewable hydrogen that could supply the consumption needs of Normandy and Paris region and projects on heavy hydrogen mobility (in particular maritime mobility). These strategic choices, backed by the dynamic ecosystem, makes Normandy the perfect place for developing your Hydrogen projects.


  • Hydrogen opportunities and projects in Normandy
  • Testimony – Chereau
  • Development of an hydrogen valley
  • Presentation of a massive hydrogen production project
  • The European hub on hydrogen in Normandy


Stéphane LOBBEDEY – Région Normandie
Christophe DANTON – Chereau
Eglantine LERENDU – Caux Seine
Ariane (To be confirmed)
Hélène DAPREMONT – ADNormandie

october, 13th14h30 / 15h45 CET

Scaling up in Normandy


Aparajita SEN
Inward Investment Manager- AD NORMANDIE economic development agency


Close to Paris, Normandy offers a local ecosystem that can open its doors easily. The business support provided is more personalized than in Paris, and is much appreciated by start-ups established in the region. Accommodation conditions, access to financial incentives, local recognition and awards are multiplying. Boosted by the dynamics created by the French Tech and the different measures that support the creation and development of companies, the Norman ecosystem encourages the establishment of research and development activities but also facilitates the arrival of outside talent, particularly from abroad. From support to experimental sites, discover an innovative and welcoming region !


  • Keynote : 5 reasons for scaling up in Normandy
  • How can French Tech Central can help you ?
  • Normandie participations, an investment fund like no other
  • From prototype to end product by Selha
  • Development & testing of innovative solutions for the use of drones
  • Tourism’up in Siliconvalasse


Aparajita SEN – AD Normandie
Le Havre – French Tech Le Havre
François GUISSET – Normandie Participations
Nicolas PEULEVEY- Director Engineering Divison
François GUERIN – CIDN
François CATTREUX –  Caux Seine Developpement

october, 14th10h30 / 11h45 CET

From fundamental research to drug logistics : the opportunities of the health ecosystem in Normandy


Nesrine LANGIN
Inward Investment Manager- AD NORMANDIE economic development agency


With a wave of investments in 2020, the health sector in Normandy is demonstrating its quality and strategic position in the fight against COVID 19. Europe and France are renewing and reinforcing their production chain for medicines and medical devices. The health industry in Normandy is fully involved in this innovative approach:
-Ensure excellent, interdisciplinary basic research
-Catalyse innovation
-Improving access to the market
-Support the industrialisation of products
-Develop and promote training
Discover the richness of the Norman ecosystem and how each link is articulated with the others to form the drug supply chain in Normandy.


  • Overview of the pharmaceutical ecosystem in Normandy
  • Focus on a collaborative project : “The best of academic and private expertise within a single service” : testimony of Cyceron and Stroke
  • The production of active ingredients in Normandy : example of ORIL
  • The manufacture and distribution of vaccines in Normandy : example of SANOFI
  • Caen Epopea, Rouen HealthCare park , our services for your project


Nesrine Langin – AD Normandie
Fabien Riolet – Polepharma
Loic Doeuvre – Cyceron

Denis VIVIEN – Etap-Lab

october, 14th14h30 / 15h45 PM CET

Post Brexit : Building Ties ! All the practical contacts for your Business growth on the French market with Normandy


Guillaume TIRARD
Inward Investment Director -AD Normandie Economic Development Agency


An overview of Norman solutions for UK companies to build ties with French market and partners. This webinar will present all the useful solutions to succeed in your project in Normandy, either in terms of logistics, or to anchor more strongly in the French market – by opening a subsidiary and live in Normandy !


  • Normandy Gateway : your connection en Europe
  • Facilitating your customs procedures
  • Euro channels logistics: cross-Channel logistics in unaccompanied trailers
  • Banking service: the Britline
  • Buying a property in Normandy
  • Locate or build your premises in Normandy
  • Build up your team
  • Enter the market


AD Normandie
Ports de Normandie
Euro Channels logistics
Crédit Agricole Britline
Suzanne in France
2A Expert RH

october, 15th10h30 / 11h45 CET

Energy transition and industrial excellence


Michaël HIDRIO
Inward Investment Manager- AD NORMANDY economic development agency


“With over 20% of its workforce employed in industrial activities, the seine axis is a strategic territory not only for Normandy but also for France. This territory concentrates most of France’s energy production capacity (3 nuclear powerplants + the two largest refineries in france). The Seine Estuary chemical complex is also one of the largest in Europe and the diversity of industrial activities in Normandy is truly exceptional (Energy, automotive, aerospace, health and agrifood) and backed by strong infrastructures and a diverse suppliers’ network and logistics solutions.

The territory has set ambitious energy transition targets, and all the stakeholders ( public and private) have engaged in massive investments to support the industrial transition towards more efficient and less impacting industrial activities. These initiatives make it a great place to invest in innovative industrial solutions with collaboration opportunities with established industrial players and a strong government support. “


  • The Seine axis a territory of opportunities
  • Le Havre -Port Jérôme an integrated, cooperative industrial platform
  • Industrialwaste valorization : the SEDIBEX story
  • The largest investment ever in renewable energies in France : The Siemens Gamesa industrial platform in Le Havre
  • Industrial ecology: plastic recycling
  • How AD Normandie can support your projects


AD Normandie
Siemens Gamesa
Plastic Energy

october, 15th18h30 / 19h45 CET

Masterclass – Quality of life and entrepreneurship in Normandy – Live at Château Du Breuil – Normandie


Michael Dodds
Director – Normandie Attractivité


In a magnificent location, at Château De Breuil, a renowned producer of fine Calvados and more recently whiskhy, let’s discover the perfect cocktail “Made in Normandy” : Quality of live, business, creativity. With the testimony of entrepreneurs who have chosen Normandy to live and work, this moment of conviviality is an opportunity to celebrate our region. To conclude, we discover live original cocktails “Made in Normandy” !


  • They chose Normandy : exchanges with English speakers who have chosen to live in Normandy and who praise its good life.


Michael Dodds – Normandie Attractivité
Eleri Maitland
Ben Collier
Lara Norris
Chris Macmanners

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