CARA, French cluster based in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, comprises over 200 members, including manufacturers, transports operators, universities, research and education centers. CARA is associate member and representative of the PFA Automotive Industry and Mobilities.
CARA is an association aiming to be the leading French cluster in Europe addressing the global challenges of urban mobility and vehicles of tomorrow, that fulfills two missions:
- Represent the regional automotive and industrial vehicles sector
- Support the transformation of passengers and goods transport systems in urban environments.
From the drawing board through to market launch, CARA implements collective actions: research and innovation projects, pilots in real life situation, and measures for the economic and industrial development of its members.
Chambre Syndicale Internationale de l'Automobile et du Motocycle (CSIAM)
CSIAM, the international trade association for the automotive and motorcycle industry, consolidates and represents the interests of French subsidiaries of overseas automotive manufacturers (cars, lorries, buses and coaches, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds), which represent :
- around 45% of the market for cars
- around 70% of the market for lorries
- more than 80% of the market for motorcycles, scooters and quad bikes
- around 75% of the market for buses and coaches.
Comexposium is one of the world's leading event organizers. Globally, its hosts more than 135 B2B and B2B2C events across many different sectors, significantly in agriculture, construction, fashion, food, health, leisure, real estate, retail, security, students, tourism, and works council.
Just 30 minutes from Lyon city center, Eurexpo is France's leading exhibitions venue after Paris and is ranked in Europe's top 15 exhibition venues. Eurexpo Lyon offers "limitless" flexible and connected space options for the successful hosting of major national and international trade shows and events.
GL events works in the three main segments of event management: the organisation of exhibitions, conventions and events; event venue management on behalf of local authorities; and services for fairs, congresses and events. GL events accompanies firms, institutions and event organisers in establishing their event strategies through to the implementation of operations on the ground.
L'Union routière de France (URF)
The URF, the French Road transport Union, groups together the bodies representing motor vehicles and road users, and professions whose activity is related to building and managing roads and motorways, automotive and equipment manufacturing, logistics and road transport, traffic, and road safety.
La Sphère des Possibles (LSP)
Since 1992, La Sphère des Possibles has been a springboard for ideas, with just one aim: customer satisfaction. This unusual communications agency combines passion with professionalism, and creativity with rigour. Run by a team from diverse backgrounds, LSP has established itself year after as an innovative global communications agency capable of responding to every issue. From communications consultancy to events management and business tourism, its versatility enable it to take and exhaustive, coherent approach to its client's needs.
Le Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire
The ministry of ecology, renamed the ministry of the ecological and solidarity transition in 2017 and the ministry of the ecology transition in 2020, is the French administration responsible for preparing and implementing Government policy in the fields of sustainable development, the environment, green technologies, the energy transition, climate, the prevention of natural and technological risks, industrial safety, transport and its infrastructure, and infrastructure in general.
Le Syndicat des professionnels du pneu
Founded in 1929, this trade union represents companies specialising in the distribution, manufacture and trade of tyres, and all related professions. It brings together more than 1,000 member companies employing some 13,000 staff (2017 audience measurement). Trading companies form the great majority of SPP members, followed by the major manufacturers, tyre wholesalers and importers, and parts manufacturers.
The general purposes of the organization are to defend the interests of the vehicle manufacturers, assemblers and importers grouped within their national federation and, in particular :
- Link the national automobile associations,
- Study issues of mutual interest relating to the development and future of the automobile industry,
- Collect and circulate useful information among member associations,
- Establish policies and positions on issues of mutual interest to the members,
- Represent the automobile industry at the international level, in particular with intergovernmental and international bodies,
- Disseminate and promote industry policies and positions among international bodies and the general public