A Lyon delegation consisting of private- and public-sector personalities and led by the Senator-Mayor of Lyon, Gerard Collomb, is visiting Canada and the United States until October 11, 2014.

The delegation will visit the cities of Montreal, Boston and New York, with which Lyon cultivates a special relationship:

  • Montreal, Lyon’s partner city since 1979
    Boston, in the state of Massachusetts, key to cooperation projects, particularly in the life sciences sector
    New York, city of opportunities thanks to its creative and entrepreneurial dynamism

Indeed, these internationally recognized centers of opportunity are true sources of inspiration for Lyon and its urban-area development policies and metropolitan strategies.

This delegation is in North America for one week with five principal objectives:

  • – Development of economic, academic, cultural and institutional cooperation programs
     Discovery of the innovative ecosystems of these North American cities
    – Promotion of the Rhône-Alpes region’s sectors of excellence among political, economic and academic counterparts
    Meeting with Canadian and American prospects
    Promotion of the Lyon region among real-estate investors

This international meeting will be geared towards reinforcing existing relations between the two regions.

This North-American meeting could initiate new partnership projects, particularly in the context of the Lyon metropolitan area’s candidacy for French Tech.