Pierre Gattaz

"Making France a winner"

The MEDEF's only objective is to make France a winner and its only obsession is employment. That is why the MEDEF and the enterprises of France are proposing, loudly and clearly, a real ambition for our country. An ambition which gives meaning to the efforts and reforms needed in the next few years.The ambition to create 1 million jobs in 5 years.

Our country has considerable strengths: sectors of excellence in industry, services, distribution and construction... ; fantastic engineers; large companies that are tremendous vehicles for our economy; dynamic and creative SMEs and mid-caps; a bureaucracy that works even if it must be streamlined; high-quality infrastructure; a culture, history and image which are a dream combination...

So that our ambition becomes reality, we must, without delay, launch four key reforms:

  • Restore the conditions for the competitiveness of our economy.
  • Implement a real movement to reduce public spending.
  • Finally reconcile business, the economy and French society.
  • Set a course and define a road map

The challenges are many but they are also opportunities for growth and jobs. Our ambition must also result in our winning new markets worldwide.
Together, we want to get France moving again. We are ambitious, confident and determined and have a will to win. It is urgent that France, bursting with potential, should make this ambition become a reality!

Pierre Gattaz, President of the MEDEF




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Medef position on Brexit

The French and British economies are intricately linked. Our primary trade surplus is with the

United Kingdom. Around 400 000 French people work in the UK. Every sector, each individual

company, has specific and unique interests regarding Brexit. Everything possible must be done in

the forthcoming negotiation to avoid lessening the quality and the strength of this relationship.

French companies must continue to be able to trade with the UK without supplementary costs or

restrictions. A level playing field must be ensured so that French companies can continue to invest

and create jobs.

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The MittelstandLab

The Mittelstandlab was created on initiative of MEDEF (French Business confederation) and METI (French federation of medium-sized companies) with the support of strategic partners. It is a laboratory for studies and exchange of good practices, experiences and achievements of the Mittelstand in France and in Germany. Founding members are French and German CEOs.

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B20 Summit in Hangzou (China)

On 3 - 4 September 2016, a MEDEF delegation participated to the B20 summit in Hangzhou (China), where more than 500 business leaders, trade federations and government convened to discuss the world economy, trade and investment, digital revolution and global issues, and agreed on B20 Joint Recommendations to incorporate in the G20 Leader’s Declarations.

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