YANN ORPIN, Chairman of the Greater Lille Chamber of Commerce
Many companies deeply rooted in their homeland were founded here, in our region, which was acclaimed as the Realm of Entrepreneurs, and have developed beyond their native soil. In today’s era of glocalization, our entrepreneurs have remained one step ahead by having always maintained strong connections with the ecosystems in which they have grown. Their listening and dialogue approach have brought them to staggering levels of competitiveness beyond our borders and have even allowed some of them to become world leaders.
I hope that this twelfth edition of the World Forum for a Responsible Economy will allow all the participants to benefit from their experience, draw inspiration from their resilience and follow the example of these sustainable growth champions. It is to this end that the Greater Lille CCI supports project developers, and we go the extra mile to nurture and back entrepreneurial initiatives. Lille was nominated the second best place for setting up a business, after Lyons. And companies know it well : by benefiting from a positive environment, they can flourish in a responsible and sustainable fashion !