Mr Pierre Lebovics, Ambassador of France in Ashgabat, and Mr. Daniel Patat, French economic advisor for the area, outlined the general economic and political context and the main commercial opportunities in Turkmenistan. They highlighted the progress of projects which are now underway one year after the official visit to Paris of the President of Turkmenistan.
Gautier Mangenot, director of the representative office of CIFAL in Ashgabat, opened in 1993, came to share the experience of CIFAL and the practical realities of doing business in Turkmenistan.
About sixty companies took part in the conference. Among those present were Alstom, Areva TD, Ciment Français, Degrémont, GDF Suez, Safran, Snecma, Société Générale, Thales and Total.