Expand your company internationally

risingSUD assists the Sud Region in the implementation of its international development and attractiveness strategy. Working alongside Team Sud Export, risingSUD has launched an array of services that will boost the international expansion of companies and serve as one of the main pillars of the regional economic strategy.

The Sud Region has targeted several priority geographic locations for its international expansion program:

  • Overseas Countries: United States, China, Japan, South Korea…
  • Mediterranean Countries: North Africa, Israel, Spain…
  • Northern European Countries: Germany, Denmark, Norway…
  • Emerging Markets: Sub-Saharan African countries, Costa Rica…

By prospecting international markets, creating regional workgroups, and opening channels to access international markets, risingSUD has developed a complete range of services that can be adapted to each business in the region.

This offer is synchronized with the export programs developed by the Sud Region, the French National Government, Business France, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry France International, and the Bpifrance public investment bank, while also offering customized solutions for regional companies to reach international markets such as:

  • ‘BootCamp’ immersion programs that feature local experts in key countries so company leaders can prepare to export to those markets
  • the business alliance between the South of France and San Diego, California that fosters privileged economic relations between the two territories
  • the Enterprise Europe Network that provides access to European financing and international business markets
  • international trade missions and events such as conferences, expos, and welcoming foreign trade delegations

Working in the upstream phase of international expansion, the BootCamp program offers companies and business leaders a way to efficiently discover the market and business procedures in their target country.

If you would like to explore international opportunities for your company, you will benefit from:

  • custom support packages for your export market
  • specialized strategies for accessing the American market
  • facilitated access to networks in the American market
  • mentoring from experts and access to BootCamp programs
  • workshops organized in the Sud region two times a year
  • opportunities to pitch your company during monthly themed events
  • access to international markets and networks with specially adapted ‘soft landing’ packages
  • heightened regional and international visibility
  • enhancement of your business flow
  • meetings with potential investors and partners

To learn more about these programs, contact Adriana PERETTI, International Senior Project Manager

This program allows companies to target a ‘niche’ destination by fostering market access and economic partnerships (clusters, institutions).

Companies benefit from:

  • access to international markets and networks
  • customized ‘soft landing’ packages
  • specialized strategies for accessing the American market
  • workshops organized in the Sud region two times a year

The Alliance is structured around a collective of partners that bring together a diverse range of expertise and different aspects of international marketing and expansion (Provence Promotion, Team Côte d’Azur, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Var, Chamber of Commerce and Industry France International, Eurobiomed, Pôle Mer Méditerranée, Capenergies, and the Sud Region, all coordinated by risingSUD). A local partner in San Diego provides contacts with local business networks and facilitates business meetings.

To learn more, contact Adriana PERETTI, International Senior Project Manager

The risingSUD agency manages this European Commission program for the South of France (the Sud, Occitanie, Corse regions).

The EEN network provides support for all SMEs using single market mechanisms such as community funding and international partnerships as tools for growth.

Companies benefit from an expanded range of services offered by the entire EEN system and the 64 countries in its network:

  • Consultations for international expansion, innovation, and financing
  • Opportunities for business, technological, and R&D partnerships
  • Visibility at the largest global tech trade fairs thanks to trade agreements
  • B2B meetings organized by the network (300 per year).
  • Increased territorial attractiveness thanks to a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • All services provided free of charge

This service, which is offered in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, contributes to the continued enhancement and promotion of the territory.

For more information, contact Nicolas CHEHANNE, Head of European Affairs

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risingSUD brings together partners from across the territory (cities, metro areas, consulate networks, competitiveness clusters, the French Tech network, economic development agencies, incubators and accelerators…) for major global initiatives to help enhance your international visibility.

The agency oversees relations between businesses and the territory’s overall economic ecosystem in the context of major global trade events such as CES, VIVATECH, and the INTERNATIONAL PARIS AIRSHOW. risingSUD also participates in economic missions abroad and the welcoming of foreign trade delegations throughout the year.

By working with the region, you will benefit from:

  • enhanced visibility
  • a collective dynamic and reduced costs for events
  • shared resources for joint programs and initiatives
  • B2B meetings


Tech, industry, wellness & lifestyle are the three major regional sectors when it comes to exports.

By participating in international events, the early phase of your international expansion will benefit from:

  • Heightened visibility thanks to subsidized places at trade shows or participation in trade missions
  • Major marketing and communication campaigns under the banner of the Sud Region
  • Joint efforts to prepare for international missions and foreign expansion
  • A collective dynamic and shared resources (Team Sud Export and our full network of partners will be there to help you).


For more information, contact Nadia BELHIBA, International Project Manager