Since it was founded in 1997, the GAEL plays a major role in the development of trade and economic activity of Lille Centre. It is a partner of the Local Plan of Action for Trade, and is supported by the City of Lille, the Grand Lille Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), the Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais and the Chamber of Trades. At the GAEL, we are willing to work and succeed together in making the city centre attractive.
Our involvement and actions of lobbying are permanent. We participate in many meetings initiated by the City of Lille and the Grand Lille CCI allowing us to spread the word of members.
We work for the development and the influence of trade, we promote the growth of business downtown (all shops and activities included), we develop communication and rally shopkeepers around shared actions to bring them together.
Business is an essential link for a strong, dynamic, welcoming city centre.
Together, let’s make the ♥ of the city lively!