GIP

GIP 2019-05-10T13:54:07+00:00

What’s the GIP for?

A group of public interest (GIP) allows partners both public and private to share ways for the creation of general interest missions. It is an adapted tool to the organization of large-scale events such as Paris 2024, the 2014 World Equestrian Games, the 2013 Francophonie Games , the 2007 rugby World Cup… and thus, from 2018, the staging of the French Grand Prix – Le Castellet.

The GIP that was founded for the return of Formula 1 to France after a 10 year absence was placed under Christian Estrosi’s presidency with Gilles Dufeigneux as CEO.

Leading local players (Region Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Metropolis Nice Côte d’Azur,  association of metropolitan areas Toulon Provence Mediterranean Sea, Metropolis Aix-Marseille, Var Departmental Council, Chamber of Commerce and Regional Industry, Var’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, urban agglomeration of Sud Sainte Baume, Department of Bouches-du-Rhône) and private actors (Excelis) form the GIP.

Thanks to the GIP’s action, France has secured a 5 years long-term contract with F1, from 2018 till 2022.

GIP Members

METROPOLIS OF NICE CÔTE D’AZUR
Christian Estrosi
Mayor of Nice
President of Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis
Deputy President of Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region

PROVENCE–ALPES–CÔTE D’AZUR REGION
Renaud Muselier
President of Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region
Member of the European Parliament

TOULON PROVENCE MÉDITERRANÉE
Hubert Falco
President of Toulon Provence Méditerranée
Former Minister

VAR DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL
Marc Giraud
President of the Var Departmental Council

METROPOLIS AIX-MARSEILLE
Martine Vassal
President of Metropolis Aix-Marseille-Provence

VAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Jacques Bianchi
President of the Var Chamber of Commerce and Industry

REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D’AZUR
Roland Gomez
President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

CONSEIL DEPARTEMENTAL DES BOUCHES DU RHÔNE
Martine Vassal
President of the Bouches du Rhône Departmental Council

COMMUNAUTÉ D’AGGLOMÉRATION SUD SAINTE BAUME
Ferdinand Bernhard
President of the Urban Agglomeration of Sud Sainte Baume

EXCELIS
Stéphane Clair
CEO Circuit Paul Ricard