The mission of the group is also to develop specific initiatives to mobilize
French companies of all sizes, from SMEs to large corporations listed on the French
Stock Exchange market, and to encourage them to bring financial, technical and/or
logistical support to Paris' bid, while respecting the International Olympic Committee
(IOC) Candidature Acceptance Procedures.
Arnaud Lagardere, Chairman of the association, said, "Our mobilization is key
to the success of Paris 2012. We want to demonstrate to the IOC that the French
economic community is motivated and fully committed to help Paris win."
Philippe Baudillon, Director General of Paris 2012, added, "Paris 2012 is extremely
thankful to the French business community for their support. It shows how the
best of France is joining forces to promote our bid beyond borders in the respect
of the IOC candidature acceptance procedures".