Mouvement des Entreprises de France

The Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF), or the Movement of the Enterprises of France, is the largest employer federation in France. Established in 1998, it replaced the Conseil national du patronat Français (CNPF), or the "National Council of the French Employers", which was founded in 1946.[1]

Mouvement des entreprises de France
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Formation1945 (CNPF), 1998 (MEDEF)
TypeEmployer federation
Headquarters55 avenue Bosquet, 75007 Paris
LeaderGeoffroy Roux de Bézieux

It has more than 750,000 member firms, 90 percent of them being small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 50 employees. MEDEF is engaged in lobbying at local, regional, national, and EU-wide levels.[2]

Every year, MEDEF International organises a number of delegations of French business leaders with tangible projects to targeted countries, especially developing countries. MEDEF espouses “sustainable development”, raising companies’ awareness to the fact that environmental protection can also feature among their competitive advantages.

Its current president, is Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux as of July 2018.

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  1. ^ "Qu'est-ce qu'un syndicat et comment s'organise-t-il ?" (in French). Vie Publique. 30 May 2005. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. ^ MEDEF Website

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