For a week, from 18th to 24th March 2019, industrial companies, educational institutions and public bodies involved in employment were invited to stage events aimed at young people and job seekers to help them to discover trades, industries and training courses. This year, the 9th Industry Week is shining the spotlight on “French Fab in action”.



The Industry Week has been promoting industry and those involved in it since 2011 by staging educational and discovery events for the general public.
This national initiative has helped to make the sector more attractive to the young in particular. It also promotes equal opportunities in trades and the place of women in the various industries. 

This year the focus is on French Fab.
Launched on 2nd October 2017 by the Minister of the Economy and Finance, French Fab is the standard bearer of an innovative and dynamic French industry. Its goal is to bring companies of all sizes (SMEs, mid-sized, major industrial groups) together around the shared values of the industry of the future: innovation, excellence, the digital universe, new business models and means of production, new skills and new ways of organizing work.

Like Industry Week, French Fab works to promote the excellence of France’s industry, the attractiveness of industrial trades and the development of professional careers.

A wide variety of events took place during Industry Week: company visits, open days at educational institutions, job dating, trade forums, webinars, classroom talks… 


From 18th to 24th March 2019, throughout France!

To find out more → 



In 2018, Industry week involved around 360,000 participants in 2,918 events organized across the whole country.

Overseen by the Department of Business (DGE) of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, Industry Week involves the participation of numerous institutional and professional partners:


France Industrie les DIRECCTE
CCI France Ministère du Travail
CGPME Ministère de l’Éducation nationale 
Syntec Ingénierie Ministère de l’Alimentation
Syntec Numérique Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur,
de la Recherche et de l’Innovation




The DGE is tasked by the Minister of the Economy and Finance with developing and implementing public policies relating to industry, the digital economy, tourism, commerce, crafts and services.
Its agents are coordinated nationally and regionally by DI(R)ECCTE [regional departments of business, competition, consumption, work and employment] and work to promote the creation, development, innovation and competitiveness of companies of all sizes in France and internationally.

The DGE maintains close relations with the companies themselves and their representative: trade organizations and federations, chambers, support networks, etc.