NEWSLETTER #2 (11/2023)
Road to 500*!

The last quarter was rich in developments and support thanks to the partnerships forged by WTC Metz-Saarbrücken and the networks in which it contributes and evolves.

As a result, theWTCA Francophone Initiative (World Trade Centers Association) supported by French-speaking WTCs today offers complementary business opportunities to our members from and to French-speaking countries. In this respect, our collaboration with WTC Algiers enabled us to organize a successful company mission to the ALGEST industrial subcontracting trade show in Algeria. The French-speaking collective is also committed to a mission to Bengalore, India, in March 2024, where the 54th Global Business Forum will be held, organized by WTCA and WTC Bengaluru.

WTC Metz-Saarbrücken's collaboration withOFAJ (Office franco-allemand pour la jeunesse) stimulated and gathered contributions from French and German students as part of the 1er forum franco-allemand de Metz organized by the Metz Eurometropole. The forum, on the theme of "Cities on Water", highlighted the many advantages of the presence of water in our territories, and the importance of developing river transport as a sustainable, resilient mode of mobility and source of exchange.

In terms ofInnovation, we invite you to discover the young company HOLIMAKER, which has just joined the WTC Metz-Saarbrücken and markets a manual plastic injection press for plastics processing.

WTC Metz-Saarbrücken has also launched a cycle of events aimed at first-time exporters , to take them from the Grand Est and Saarland into the international arena.

All these dynamic cross-border and international initiatives are closely involved with local economic ecosystems and territories, and contribute to global economic development. It is our wish and our contribution in 2024 to strengthen the network of WTC business centers and their services, and to take "* the road to 500 WTCs"!

Happy end of year to all! 

A look back at the business delegation in Algiers

On the occasion of the ALGEST industrial subcontracting trade show in Algiers, the WTC Metz-Saarbrücken organized a economic delegation from October 17 to 20, 2023 in partnership with the World Trade Center Algiers, for companies from Moselle wishing to discover the opportunities of the Algerian market .

A number of excellent discussions took place on site with exhibitors, ranging from family-run SMEs to major national groups, all of whom were looking for quality expertise in the vocational training sector in particular, in direct line with the profiles of our delegation participants.

Focus on two participants from the delegation: Formation SaarLor and EA LE COLIBRI, both corporate service providers. A typical example of high-potential expertise, highlighting the strength of the WTCA network.

This mission, proposed by WTC Metz-Saarbrücken, mobilizes the skills of WTCs(WTCA) and associates Team France Export and Business France alongside French companies committed to international development.

Discover feedback from Nassim HADDADI, General Manager of E.A. LE COLIBRI :

New member

HoliMaker is an innovative company that designs, produces and markets micro-industrial tools for plastic processing. is a startup from the Grand Est region of France, based in Metz. Committed to environmental thinking, it is part of the local industrial dynamic, notably through its choice of subcontractors and partners.

HoliPress is an innovative tool for melting plastic materials, then injecting them into molds using manual force.

Find out more and contact them:

New WTC partner

L'OFAJ is an institution committed to promoting exchanges between young people in France and Germany. It was born of a political will, enshrined in the Franco-German friendship treaty, known as the Elysée Treaty, signed on January 22, 1963.

L'OFAJ supports exchanges and projects for young people in a variety of ways : school, university, vocational training and apprenticeship exchanges, language courses, vacation centers, town and regional twinning, sports and cultural events, internship grants and volunteer work.

The OFAJ has supported the organization of the Franco-German Seminar in Metz on October 3, 2023.

WTCA network

Launch of the Francophone WTC Initiative
during Member Forum 2023 in New York

Presented at the WTCA Member Forum 2023 in New York, the WTCA Francophone Initiative aims to strengthen synergies between WTC members located in countries with French-speaking or Francophile territories, in order to pool events, information and services for their members. It also aims to become the gateway to the French-speaking market for the global network. It is based on 4 pillars: Cooperation, Development, Events and Partnerships.

WTCA 54th Global Business Forum in Bengaluru, India
March 3-6 2024

WTCA and WTC Bengaluru are organizing the 54th WTCA World Economic Forum in Bengalore, India from March 3 to 6, 2024

To this end, WTC Rennes Bretagne, leading a trade mission of French and French-speaking companies on this occasion, organized a face-to-face and remote workshop on Monday December 11 on the Indian market (focus on southern regions) in the presence of experts and French-speaking companies working with India.
This workshop was organized in partnership with LE GUEN & ASSOCIES and the BANQUE POPULAIRE GRAND OUEST as part of the program of events organized by theInitiative francophone des WTC

The workshop also provided an opportunity to present the collective trade mission that the Francophone initiative plans to send to Bengaluru as part of the WTCA Global Business Forum 2024.

Road to 500

At the WTCA Member Forum 2023, the WTCA announced its target of 500 WTC licenses, or 182 new licensees. Its leitmotiv: to create desire! 

WTC Metz-Saarbrücken is committed, together with the other WTCs and the new WTCA sales managers, to this program, which will help to densify the WTC network and service companies engaged in international trade and commerce. 


Upcoming events

Happy New Year!

To bring 2023 to a festive close, the WTC Metz-Saarbrücken invites its members, partners and supporters to theChristmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Le Concert Lorrain, a baroque choir and orchestra, in the Grande Salle de l'Arsenal in Metz on Friday December 15, 2023. 

The concert will be followed by a convivial evening with the musicians.  

Le Concert Lorrain will play the same work on Saturday December 16th at Ludwigskirche in Saarbrücken at 5pm and on Sunday December 17th at Philharmonie du Luxembourg at 6pm. 

3rd part of the "Expanding internationally: from the Grand Est to the World" series in 2024

On February 2, 2024, WTC Metz-Saarbrücken will be hosting part #3 of the series "Se développer à l'international : Du Grand Est vers le Monde" in the form of a matinale in Metz. In partnership with KPMG, themed "speed-meeting" workshops will be organized. More information to follow.

Happy Holidays!