The French Desk of Fidinam Hong Kong is proud to get involved in the Asian adventure of Only Lyon.
Our French Desk Manager, Sarah Meriguet, is the new correspondent of the ambassador network Only Lyon in Hong Kong.
The community has been officially launched in May 2018, with the presence of the delegation from Lyon including Mr Alain Galliano, Vice-President of Lyon City, in charge of the public relationship, and the French General Consul of Hong Kong and Macao , Eric Berti.
Fidinam is already involved in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, particularly through our partnership and client’s base, which has been growing in recent years.
Only Lyon is a brand and the territorial program of the City of Lyon, dedicated to the promotion of Lyon’s renowned and competitiveness all over the world. Lyon is France’s second business and cultural capital (after Paris). Thanks to its strategic location and dynamic economy, it is considered as one of the most attractive region in Europe, especially for entrepreneurship opportunities. In 2017, it ranked fifth richest region in Europe in terms of foreign investment.
Under the responsibility of Invest in Lyon (Lyon Area Economic Development Agency) and with 28 institutional private partners, Only Lyon’s final objective is to attract international talents, companies and investors in the city.
This organization already plays an important role in China, which is one of Lyon’s oldest and most important economic partner. Indeed, more than 160 companies from Rhône-Alpes are already established in China whereas 15 Chinese companies are located in Lyon.
More particularly, Lyon has entertained strong ties with Guangzhou, and the two cities have just celebrated 30 years of twinning relationship this year.
Regarding its relationship with Hong Kong, the latter organized its first light festival in 2017 in partnership with Fête des Lumières de Lyon (the largest light festival in the world). This event marked the beginning of fruitful cooperation between the 2 cities.
The network Only Lyon Hong Kong, will contribute to further strengthen the bonds between Lyon and Hong Kong.
The city of Lyon has also developed closer collaboration with the economic capital of Vietnam, Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville, through their town twinning arrangements. In that respect, the two cities signed in October 2018 a cooperation agreement for 2018-2020 during a reception where Fidinam was invited to attend.
Thanks to our experience, and with our firmly established network, we can assist Asian investors willing to develop their activity and collaborative projects in Lyon and the region of Auvergne Rhone-Alpes.