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Paris 5.-6.6.2024

Industrial Cyber Security Trade Mission to France


Register no later than 28 March 2024!



Further information

Mr. Xavier Riquier
Senior Advisor, France
+33 658 608 434
Ms. Kirsi Kokko
Head of Digital Trust Finland
+358 50 550 2023
Ms. Christina Rinne
Ecosystems Manager, ICT & and Digitalization 
+358 50 468 9460
Anna-Stina Sandfors
Project Manager, Delegations
+358 50 572 4392


Business Finland is organizing an Industrial Cybersecurity Trade Mission to France, on June 5-6, 2024. The highlight of this mission will be a business networking session, conducted in collaboration with CESIN, scheduled for June 6, 2024.

This event provides Finnish cyber security companies a unique opportunity to meet CISO’s of French companies in the industrial, utilities and logistics sectors, 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 etc. Complete list (In French).The Industrial sector 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.
The logistics and French utilities are more and more targeted by cyber-attacks (Greater Paris wastewater agency was targeted on November 23rd 2023) and these companies are looking for solutions to protect their critical infrastructure.
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. 

Preliminary Program

Who should attend? 

The visit is aimed for Finnish companies that have export solutions for cybersecurity for OT and IT, 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 companies to cyber-protect their production and operational sites especially against IT/OT, AI and IoT related risks due to the increase of IoT devices on (Industry 4.0); IT & OT convergence as well as vulnerability management.

Please note that the Paris Cyber Summit is taking place the same week (3-5 June 2024), and can easily be combined with the trade mission (at own cost).


To cover the expenses of arranging the visit program in France, participants will share the costs based on following principles:

  • SME's: 400 EUR + 24% VAT per person
  • Major Companies: 470 EUR + 24% VAT per person

Business Finland will invoice the participants after the visit based on the actual costs. The invoiced fee will not exceed the amounts mentioned above.