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Dr. Britta Giesen Attends Summit Hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron


Our CEO, Dr. Britta Giesen, was honored to be invited to the “Choose France 2023” summit in Versailles on May 15 hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron. More than 200 leaders of major international companies attended the event – among them Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, Lakshmi Mittal of ArcelorMittal, Pfizer’s CEO Dr. Albert Bourla and Dr. Christian Bruch, CEO of Siemens Energy.

Dr. Britta Giesen says: “It was an exceptional opportunity for me to exchange with members of the French government, CEOs of large global companies as well as exciting start-ups and to present the significant contribution of our Group to the green economy. This exchange created numerous new contacts to major technology leaders in various sectors, and I brought back many important impulses from the global industry for Pfeiffer Vacuum.“

Dr. Britta Giesen was accompanied by Ayla Busch, chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG.

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Investments into modernization and digitalization to drive sustainable growth

The Pfeiffer Vacuum Group took this chance to reaffirm its strong support of the industrial growth in France and its commitment to being an employer of choice for its current and future employees. In the framework of its “Annecy 2030” project, Pfeiffer Vacuum will invest into the modernization and digitalization of its production site in Annecy, France, in order to ensure our growth and to reach our goal of net-zero CO2 emissions in scope 1 and 2 by 2030.

With 28 project announcements in the amount of nearly 13 billion euros, this summit underlines France's position as a European leader in terms of attracting foreign investors. The “Choose France” summit is one of the most important industrial events in the world and the Pfeiffer Vacuum Group is proud to have participated. We are very grateful to President Emmanuel Macron and the French government for the invitation.

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