international

On a worldwide level, French engineering is a real centre of excellence.
Syntec-Ingénierie supports and accelerates its members’ development abroad through a wide range of schemes.

PROMOTING THE ADDED VALUE OF FRENCH ENGINEERING ABROAD

Group actions are also carried out occasionally in coordination with other professional federations on specific markets: public works, transport infrastructure, renewable energies, etc. To boost interaction and expertise-sharing between members, focused groups are hosted on professional social networks. To find out more, visit the International Committee’s LinkedIn group.

MEETINGS WITH DECISION-MAKERS
Organising meetings and B2B appointments with the relevant ministerial missions and with foreign delegations in France.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Promoting and communicating about international events organised in the regions with the help of dynamic local stakeholders.

PARTICIPATION IN ROUND TABLE TALKS
Participation in missions and “industry”-themed meetings organised by public authorities and partners.

COMMUNICATIONS
A few communications tools to promote engineering: flyers, newsletters, organising or attending conferences or trade shows.

REDUCING CONSTRAINTS ON INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION

TAXATION
Discussion group for members to share information and identify  local taxation issues in the countries of interest (payment, currencies).

MOBILITY/SECURITY
Organising workshops with experts on issues relating to employees’ security abroad, contractual relationships and medical cover.

PROCUREMENT
Discussing and proposing changes to international procurement procedures.

REGULATIONS
Proposing ways to improve the development and operating conditions of engineering companies at national and European level.

Promoting French engineering to major international clients is one of the aims of Syntec-Ingénierie’s International Committee. For member companies, this includes the following activities, amongst others:

PROMOTION OF FRENCH EXPERTISE

TO FUNDING BODIES

Syntec-Ingénierie aims to be proactive in proposing ways to improve the consultation and procurement procedures. Discussions therefore take place with the main funding bodies on topics such as taxation, procurement rules, CSR and service quality.
These steps result in positive developments for the engineering companies concerned.

REGULAR CONTACTS WITH COUNTRIES

BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA AND/OR TARGETED INDUSTRIES

Syntec-Ingénierie undertakes to form lasting and stable ties with foreign engineering federations. The aim is to ensure good relationships with the member companies and thus encourage partnerships. Collective actions are therefore arranged at the member engineering companies’ request:
• Memoranda of understanding to encourage market access to member companies,
• Making operational recommendations, etc.
These are managed towards priority geographical areas and/or targeted industries such as the Sustainable City, Rail, Sport, Renewables, etc.

REPRESENTING THE SECTOR'S INTERESTS

WHEN DEALING WITH INTERNATIONAL CLIENTS

Within the framework of its International Committee, Syntec-Ingénierie establishes the positions taken by the member engineering companies and presents them to international clients. By giving priority to constructive dialogue in favour of Syntec-Ingénierie’s interest, we strive – for example – to take action against the recurring risk of unfair competition, and to support member companies in specific areas of collective approaches requested by clients for international deals (Ethics, CSR, PPP, etc.).

SYNTEC-INGÉNIERIE IS AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF

European Engineering Federation

International Engineering Federation

through the SYNTEC Federation, which includes MEDEF International