Since 2018, the GPF has been chaired by Jean-Lou Blachier, who has set himself the objective of helping to make the Francophone space, an area of economic growth and exchange, where each Francophone and Francophile nation is in a “Winner/Winner” report.

Starting in 2020, the GPF will organize several events to strengthen ties between the countries of La Francophonie and thus contribute to creating growth and jobs mainly for Smes.

The events planned for 2020 will take place in Paris (France), Dakar (Senegal) and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)…

Dear friends,

The purpose of the Groupement du Patronat Francophone is to keep the Francophonie alive in business.

I wanted to surround myself with women and men united by the same desire to promote businesses within this great economic zone.

According to the latest studies, by 2050, French will be the first language spoken in the world. It is up to us to make it an asset in the business world.

Like the «silk road» initiated in the 19th century, let us build together, the «road of knowledge».

By relying on our unifying language, our culture, our engineering schools, our research, we can build a common prosperity.

From Europe to Africa, from the East to the Indian Ocean to the Americas, this “francophone route” will be:

  • The Art Route

  • The Road to Knowledge
  • The Culture Route
  • The road to new technologies
  • And of course, the road to economic and financial exchanges.

The GPF that I have the honour of chairing will help promote the economic Francophonie and the values we share.

Jean-Lou Blachier
President of the Groupement du Patronat Francophone

  • Members of Governments
  • Embassies
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Presidents of Regions
  • Private and Public Investors
  • Employers' organisations
  • Economic Leaders
  • Enterprises (Smes and Large Groups)

  • Start-Ups
  • Cultural Organizations

  • Universities
  • Foundations
  • Associations


Support companies that want to internationalize and give them access to new markets


Pooling knowledge, assets and means of economic actors


Intensify bilateral and multilateral cooperation between Francophone businesses around the world


Facilitating access to international markets for French-speaking companies (Groups, Smes, Ises, Associations, Foundations, etc.)


Promote the know-how of Francophone businesses to increase their visibility


Bringing together economic players around Francophone values.