<P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>During the <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.ecb.int/ecb/html/index.en.html" target=_blank>European Central Bank</A>&#8217;s cultural days, <STRONG>a team representing Lyon went to Frankfurt</STRONG>. The team was <STRONG>led by Jean-Michel Daclin, Vice President of Greater Lyon in charge of international relations, and Jacques de Chilly, Executive Director of Aderly</STRONG>. They took advantage of the opportunity to promote the <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/implantation-entreprise/agences-de-developpement-economique,p,5,EN.jsp" target=_blank>region&#8217;s economic advantages </A>and to invite German companies to open offices here. <STRONG>Michelin-starred Lyon chef Guy Lassausaie also accompanied the team</STRONG> to promote <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/france-patrimoine/culture-et-patrimoine,p,42,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon&#8217;s gastronomic reputation</A>. Jacques de Chilly announced during the event that the Lyon region will have welcomed almost 60 new companies this year, French and foreign, creating 1800 jobs in three years.</P> <P align=justify>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify>Currently, <STRONG>Lyon and the surrounding region are home to 180 German companies</STRONG>, including <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/bayer-cropscience-france/entreprise-lyon-bayer-cropscience-agriculture,p,128,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Bayer Cropscience</A>, a world leader in crop protection, <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.bosch.fr/content/language1/html/index.htm" target=_blank>Bosch</A>, and <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.merck.fr/fr/index.html;jsessionid=7557B4160C90D58641767A706609FC4F" target=_blank>Merck</A>, a leader in pharmaceuticals, chemicals and life sciences. <STRONG>Germany is the Rhone-Alpes region&#8217;s most important business partner</STRONG>, the Rhone-Alpes being competitive and accessible to the rest of the world. Every year, more and more companies open offices in the region, particularly those specialized in <STRONG><STRONG><A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/biotechnologie-france-europe/biopole-lyon,p,6,EN.jsp" target=_blank>biotechnologies</A></STRONG> and <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/environnement-lyon/developpement-durable-lyon,p,64,EN.jsp" target=_blank>clean technologies</A>, two of the region&#8217;s poles of excellence</STRONG>.</P> <P align=justify><STRONG><BR></STRONG></P>