French Maritime Cluster


Founding President  –      Francis Vallat


The French Maritime Cluster (CMF) is an organization formed to stimulate and promote the French maritime economic sector. Its current membership of more than 280 organisations from the sector includes large groups and companies, SME, VSE, professional federations and associations, and the French Navy. Established in 2005 to provide a voice for those professionally engaged in maritime related activities, it is the focal point and representative of the French maritime industries, and continually seeks to foster their internal synergies.

The CMF acts on three fronts: communication, continuous dialogue with government authorities and the pursuit of synergies between its members. Chief among its publications is an annual brochure designed as a business tool, which gives an analytical snapshot of essential data on France’s maritime industries. The CMF organizes numerous conferences and activities.

Furthermore, 8 to 10 times a year, around 250 business leaders attend “networking” buffets where they can meet together, also with ministerial advisers and/or senior government officials,  maritime journalists, etc… while more than 4,300 managers and executives have taken part in its cross-sector “synergy work groups” since the end of 2006. Finally between 12 and 1300 managers from the maritime sector participate in its annual maritime conferences “Assises de la mer”, also regularly attended by members of government ,including the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Sustainable Development, the Sea, Defence, Overseas Territories, etc.

Finally the Chairman of the CMF currently chairs the European Network of Maritime Clusters, which he cofounded and which was established at its office in Paris at the end of 2005 (together with the Dutch Maritime at the time).

Euromaritime-Eurowaterways Paris 2017

Salon Euromaritime, Paris le 2 février 2017. Le cluster maritime français

Salon Euromaritime, Paris le 2 février 2017.
Visite du premier ministre Bernard Cazeneuve.

The  third  edition  of  the Euromaritime-Eurowaterways exhibition, held  in Paris/Porte de Versailles, closed its doors on Thursday February 2nd with positive results. Organised by the Ouest France group, the weekly magazine le marin and the GICAN since the first edition in 2013, the European professional exhibition Euromaritime-Eurowaterways kept all its promises in terms of attendance and trade activity, confiming it as one of the key events in Europe’s maritime and waterway sectors. From January 31st to February 2nd, 250 French and European exhibitors, along with close to 5,000 visitors from 41 countries came to discover the latest innovations in  the  maritime  and  waterway  industries.  As  a  venue  promoting  convergence  and innovation, Euromaritime-Eurowaterways has  once  again  offered  its  participants  the ideal  conditions  for  exchange  on  future  equipment  and  services  for  European  blue growth in the 21st century.



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