Silvia Ferrari & Caitlin Champion

Invest in Toulouse

Silvia Ferrari is the Deputy Director of Invest in Toulouse. Silvia has dedicated the last 20 years to economic development and attracting foreign companies to establish operations in France. Born in Italy, Silvia started her career as an economic development consultant in Sophia Antipolis. She later joined the West Atlantic Agency in Nantes where she did business development in the life sciences sector. Afterwards, Silvia joined the PACA (French Riviera) Regional Agency as their Sales Director. In 2013, she came to Toulouse to establish the Invest in Toulouse Agency.

Caitlin Champion is the Economic Development Manager in Sourcing and Market Analytics for the agency, having joined the team in 2018 from the US. Beforehand, she worked as Director of Business Development in emerging technologies at Business France based out of the Consulate of France in Chicago. Through both roles, Caitlin has promoted opportunities between French and international companies.

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Toulouse : Facing New Industrial Challenges Head-on

Toulouse, world capital of aeronautics and European capital of aerospace, is also a city where the Industry 4.0 movement has developed at an exponential rate. This revolution has brought with it 7 new challenges that companies must face including: digital transformation, big data, cybersecurity, environmental challenges, curating a qualified workforce, electrification, and the ongoing search for new markets and internationalization of services. Now, our industrial heavyweights are taking the lead.