I began the International Network of Michelin Cities in order to strengthen existing international exchanges between cities located all over the world thanks to the presence of Michelin facilities.
In an era of global environmental, social, digital, and cultural exchanges, it seems essential to foster good practice between cities worldwide. Whatever its size, a city or urban center must prove agile, bold and inventive with a view to better accommodating and empowering its inhabitants. But this is only possible with the support and participation of local stakeholders, which is why the Michelin Cities International Network brings in both public authorities and key stakeholders from each city.
As the initiating city, Clermont-Ferrand will host the Network's first conference, From November 29th to December 1st 2017. Three days of meetings, debates, workshops and tours will yield a collective concept of a sustainable city that is able to cope with the issues of tomorrow.
This first conference will pave the way for many partnership projects, whose main results will be available here.
I am happy to invite the cities and their key stakeholders that want to join our Network to contact the office. I look forward to greeting you soon in Clermont-Ferrand and supporting the development of our territories.
Olivier Bianchi, Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand
President of Clermont Auvergne Métropole