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Paris, France 24.11.2023

Industrial cybersecurity from Finland – networking event Paris, France

Time: 24.11.2023 8:30 – 14:00
Place: Cyber Campus in Paris, France


Further information

Xavier Riquier
Senior Advisor, SMA, Europe
xavier.riquier (at)

Joint Offering project
Christina Rinne
Ecosystem Manager, ICT and Digitalization
christina.rinne (at)

Venni Metsäranta
Program Coordinator, Digital Trust Finland
venni.metsaranta (at)

Business Finland’s Digital Trust program in collaboration with CESIN is organizing a business networking event on Industrial cyber security in Paris, France on Friday 24.11.2023. This event will provide Finnish cyber security companies unique opportunity to meet CISOs of French companies in the industrial sector, for creating and expanding business networks as well as gaining valuable insight on market entry, potential growth areas and current situation of Industrial Cybersecurity in France.

CESIN is the main French CISO association. CESIN members are CISOs of SMEs and top 50 Major French companies including names such as: ArcelorMittal; Ariane Group, Arkema, Renault, Danone, Airbus, Sanofi, Schneider... Complete list available (in French).

The manufacturing industry represents 10 percent of the French GDP. Until mid-2010, French manufacturing companies were falling behind in terms of digitalization of their operations. Since then, they have started to catch-up their foreign competitors. One of the outcomes of this digitalization process is the exposure to cyberthreats. Industrial sites in France are more and more targeted by cybercriminals especially with ransomware attacks. Participating in this trade mission will give you a unique opportunity to meet CISOs of French companies in the industrial sector. The event will provide opportunity for Finnish companies to join the panel discussion, introduce their solutions in front of an audience of French CISO (members of CESIN) and network/ have 1-to-1 meetings with French companies and potential buyers.

Who should attend? 

The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that have export solutions for cybersecurity for OT and want to pursue France as a strategic market or partner.

Points of interest and needs expressed in discussions about cybersecurity for OT environment are to look for innovative, cost-efficient solutions that can help French manufacturing companies to cyber-protect their production sites especially against ransomware and IoT related risks due to the increase of IoT devices on production lines (Industry 4.0).

Please register to the event by using the enclosed link by 20.10.2023.

Preliminary agenda

November 24th

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Coffee
9:00 – 9:10 Ecosystem introductions: CESIN & Business Finland
9:10 – 9:45 Panel discussion between French & Finnish experts on OT cybersecurity
9:45 – 10:00 Coffee Break and networking
10:00 – 10:45 Finnish company presentations with OT case examples 1/2
10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break and networking
11:00 – 11:30  Finnish company presentations with OT case examples 2/2
11:30 – 12:30 Networking and Lunch
12:30 – 14:00 Optional meetings with French companies