Malaysia welcomed a VIP French Business Delegation consisting of 40 French companies as part of the MEDEF International Business Delegation from the 21-23 of February 2017. The delegation was headed by Pierre Gattaz, President of MEDEF International.  MEDEF International is the largest organization presenting French Private sector at the international platform. It has more than 800,000 member companies, with 90 percent of them being small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

MEDEF International is actively involved in lobbying at international level and their trip to Malaysian reflected this. During their 2 days visit they engaged in dialogues and meetings with various key Malaysian intuitions and ministries such as MIDA, InvestKL, MITI, and IRDA among others.