With the goal of creating territorial cooperation and economic momentum, the Montpellier International Economic Task Force (IET) combines aspects of both “think-tanks” and “do-tanks” by coordinating vision, tools, actions, and objectives with an effective roadmap.
While Montpellier Métropole actually sent the invitations, the desire is to work jointly on every aspect of the territory’s international economic development strategy
. Many partners were present at the table for the first brainstorming session, including representatives from business networks, development agencies, auditing firms, and various associations. They all came together to share ideas, visions, and action programs in order to subsequently focus on priorities together.
A report on the first workshop will be presented at the task force’s fall session on September 8 at Montpellier’s Maison des Relations Internationales (House of International Relations)
. The meeting will also offer an opportunity for IET members to outline the roadmap for the coming year
“We must consider our international presence as a transversal economic development lever for the territory. Our role is to ensure that all Montpellier area residents benefit from our international exposure, particularly companies,” highlights Clare Hart, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole Vice President in Charge of International Exposure and European Cooperation.