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your closest point of entry to the European Union

To grow your business in the EU, head for Hauts-de-France. We’re both a gateway and strategic crossroads where you can stay on top of opportunities and markets in Europe, all within easy reach of the UK.

Région Hauts-de-France

80 minutes from London

88% of foreign companies already here recommend Hauts-de-France

Europe’s most concentrated consumer market: 78 million potential customers within a 300-km radius

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Set up your business in the European Union

Invest in Hauts-de-France to succeed in Europe’s single market

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Find a partner to grow your business

We help you identify the commercial, industrial and technology partners you need to make your project a success.

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Organise your next business event or congress!

Hauts-de-France is an ideal conference destination, hosting many world-class conventions, events, meetings and trade fairs each year.

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Qualify for European programmes

Launch your research project, promote your latest innovation, or start a cross-border venture and benefit from assistance under European programmes.

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Whenever we have a new project or new questions or we need help or support from the local authorities, they’re there for us. We're an integral part of the region's economic and social fabric.

Alain Van Vyve - V.P. Administration Toyota Onnaing Toyota logo

IBM has many major customers in Lille. This is a vibrant, dynamic place to do business!

Nicolas Milhe - IBM Services Center Leader Lille logo IBM

We chose Dunkerque in Hauts-de-France because it has everything we need. Dunkerque's industrial heritage made us feel comfortable locating here.

Yannick Van Coppenolle - Business Development & Marketing Ecophos logo

We considered other European countries, but selected Bierne in Haut-de-France. The nearby port of Dunkerque is ideal for importing and exporting components and tractors.

Mampei Yamamoto - President of Kubota Farm Machinery Europe SAS kubota logo

The local government, including the Regional Council, thought highly of this project. They helped us with a lot of the coordination.

Wu Liping President of MG-Valdunes Valdunes - Ma Steel logo

Lille’s location is very close to Paris. It’s also a place where you have lots of very good graduates, so skilled employees are easy to find.

Nicolas Sohier - Strategic Initiative Director tata logo

Hauts-de-France is unique. We're at the heart of a very densely populated area within easy reach of Paris, London and Amsterdam.

Jean-Baptiste Branquart - Vice-President Retail & Consumer Services at CGI’s Center of Excellence Lille cgi logo

The region is packed with refreshing novelty value for jaded participants. You'll not only find that you save on travelling time and costs, but you'll also find a warm welcome and efficient partners who will make your event memorable, for all the right reasons.

Rob Davidson, Managing Director at MICE Knowledge Mice logo

Contact the Hauts-de-France Region in London

+44 (0)7 707 30 98 74

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