Philippe Robardey does not represent himself at the Toulouse CCI. Outgoing President, he takes stock: health crisis, yellow vests, departure of the Chinese at Toulouse-Blagnac airport, TBS …
“Vote to be heard!”. This is the appeal launched by Philippe Robardey on the threshold of the end of his four-year term as President of the CCI to the business leaders of Haute-Garonne. Elected in January 2017, he calls on entrepreneurs from Haut-Garonne to vote from October 27 to November 9, 2021 for the single Medef – CPME list linked by Patrick Piedrafita, president of Airbus Operations.
The end of his mandate is an opportunity for the boss of Sogeclair to look back on a four-year mandate shaken by the yellow vests and the health crisis. “The health crisis has had the merit of showing the public authorities that the CCIs have been there, particularly through the crisis units” recalls the president of the CCI who also provided an emergency fund for the most fragile. All in a context where the State has reduced the revenue of the CCI by 41.8% over the term of office or € 4.6 million less revenue per year. The workforce then went from 133 to 93 employees.
On the crisis of yellow vests, Philippe Robardey regrets that the right to demonstrate is to hinder the right to work of traders: “These incessant demonstrations have weakened downtown commerce for the benefit of that of the periphery”. Satisfaction, on the other hand, with the airport file, of which the CCI controls 25%. “Eiffage respects communities and works with its associates, which does not strengthen the Chinese in Casil, who behaved as if they had 100% of the capital when they only had 49.9%” tackle the chosen one.
In the chapter of regrets will appear “for fifty years, the error of not serving the airport by the third metro line and the slowness of instruction for the construction of the future campus of the Toulouse Business School whose inauguration in Compans Caffarelli is not discussed before January 2026 instead of September 2023. The act of purchasing land in Toulouse Métropole has still not been signed.