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Institutional event: Saudi-French Business Forum

Romain Lonchambon - 29-juil.-2015 13:58:27

2nd Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum : An initiative of the Saudi-French Joint Commission Riyadh, Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th of October 2015 More information on the event soon... Main Partners: - Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Saudi Arabia) - Business France (French Trade Commission) - MEDEF International (France) - Saudi-French Business Council (CAFS) - Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) - Direction Generale du Tresor (DGT - France) - Embassy of France in KSA (France)

The French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN)

Romain Lonchambon - 29-juil.-2015 12:15:54

  The FIN currently has more than 600 members, representing more than 80% of the industry’s turnover.   In contact with the authorities at the regional, national, and European level, the French Nautical Industries Federation assists and advises companies in a number of domains: legal, social, economic and technical, and plays a role in providing information to the public and media. At the international level, the FIN is a founder of the European Boating Industry. Founded in June 2009 and based in Brussels (Belgium), European Boating Industry represents the interests of the European leisure marine industry and its members. The Federation owns the Paris International Boat show, Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show, and Maritima, the trade show dedicated to the maritime and coastal economies. The FIN also runs coordinated actions, in partnership with Ubifrance, to facilitate the presence of its members in major or rapidly growing international boat shows. In addition, the FIN supports the Grand Pavois de La Rochelle and is also behind events such as the National get afloat weekend (Fête du Nautisme), contributing to the development and practice of water-based recreational activities.   At environmental level, the FIN initiates several actions which objective is to insert environmental preoccupation throughout the boat life cycle, in particular through its Bateau bleu Program. At the start of 2009, the French Nautical industries Federation created the Association for eco responsible pleasure boating (APER) which mission is to organise and run the setting up of the French network for dismantling and recycling pleasure craft that have reached the end of their useful lives.     HEAD OFFICE   FEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES NAUTIQUES   FRENCH NAUTICAL INDUSTRIES FEDERATION   Port de Javel Haut • 75015 PARIS • France   Tel. +33 (0)1 44 37 04 00 • Fax. +33 (0)1 45 77 21 88   info@fin.fr   source : http://www.fin.fr/frameset.asp?langue=gb Clic here for more information about French companies 

French Excellence in the Healthcare and Medical Technology Industry

Romain Lonchambon - 29-juil.-2015 11:57:36

    The field of technical innovation for medical devices in France is made of hundreds of startup, small and medium companies. But not big ones yet. « Medium companies are today’s France real champions (like Vygon ), and we also have very innovative small companies (like Eos Imaging or Mauna Kea Technologies )», tells Florent Surugue, SMEs and economic development manager at Snitem in this interview with Business France Radio.   Founded in 1987, Snitem is the first professional organisation representing the French medical devices and technological innovation market, carrying between 85 and 100% of the market in terms of turnover, bringing all together more than 375 companies, defending their interests on the market and helping them develop abroad.   « This market is mostly made of small and medium companies (89% of companies are under 250 people within the members of Snitem) », as Florent Surugue recalls in this interview. And his dream is to see these startups grow into small then medium than large businesses.   How could they do that? French companies’ main assets are their capacity «to develop very innovative products » and Florent Surugue is convinced that they « have the ability to show that they can create a strong value » to the French and global market. But according to him, the French market is very hard to enter right now due to strong barriers in terms of market access and these startups should start looking for a development abroad very soon in their development process.     Further information :   SNITEM   French companies on You Buy France, sector of Health and medical device  

French delegation in Fashion and Luxury

Lonchambon Romain - 21-mai-2015 15:58:20

  The French Trade Commission "Business France" will be receiving a French delegation of companies in the Fashion and Luxury field from May 24 th to May 26 th in Riyadh & Jeddah.   For more information, please contact Mrs Laura Mazeh : laura.mazeh@businessfrance.fr +966 556 881 161.  

3 MAJOR FRENCH TRADE DELEGATIONS VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

Romain Lonchambon - 21-mai-2015 14:11:13

Press Release A high-level French trade delegation comprising of over 33 prominent companies, met with leading Saudi Groups to discuss potential partnerships and business opportunities in fast growing sectors: electricity, telecommunications and poultry. The 3 Delegations of French business men, led by the “Chargé d’Affaires” of the Embassy of France, Mr. Eric Giraud-Telme have been able to meet with all important decision makers during this business trip, organized by BUSINESS FRANCE , the French Trade Commission in Riyadh, in cooperation with SEC, AL FANAR, STC, ZAIN, Ministry of Agriculture, ADF and many other partners. The bilateral trade between France and Saudi Arabia has gone up significantly through the past few years but are still far below the excellent political relations built up between the two governments. Total bilateral trade reached more than 10 billion euro in 2014, Saudi imports from France amounting to 2.9 billion euro while Saudi exports to France accounted for more than 7 billion euro.   Over 70 French companies have been active in the Saudi market with an investment estimated at 15 billion USD.       France was the 2nd biggest exporter of Poultry products to Saudi Arabia in 2013, with more than 150 000 tons sold to the Kingdom’s market. Between 2009 and 2013, our exports of poultry products to Saudi Arabia have increased of 64%, showing the excellent performance of French breeders and exporters and the steady growth of KSA consumption as well. Our market shares have progressed of 3 points during the same years, representing nowadays almost 20% of total imports. The Saudi poultry sector is currently undertaking major expansions, following the objective of the Saudi Government to reach auto-sufficiency. French companies understand very well the new evolutions and came to work closely with local breeders and producers to share their know-how and support them in reaching the new objectives targeted by the Saudi authorities.   Telecommunications equipment exports from France was estimated at 69 Million Euros at the end of 2014, growing 5,3% compared to the previous year (2013), and representing 2,3% instead of 1,9% in 2013, of total French exports towards Saudi Arabia. The increase of the share of French Telecoms equipment exports to KSA shows the strong and steady growth of this sector in this country. Saudi Arabia counts for 50% of the population below 24 years old, more than 14.3 million internet users with 53% Internet penetration rate and estimated 88% smartphone penetration rate in 2015. Saudi telecom operators such as STC, Mobily and ZAIN, are considered as strategic partners for the French services and equipment suppliers.   France was exporting electrical equipment for a value estimated to 493 million USD in 2014, against 433 million USD in 2010, representing an increase of our bilateral trade in this sector, of 14% during the past 4 years. Those numbers are far below the total imports of Saudi Arabia for electrical equipment that have progressed of 72,6% during the same period of time, representing a total of more than 17,7 billion USD at the end of 2013. SEC estimates that electricity consumption should reach 100 GW by 2040. French suppliers want to grab further market shares through the future developments of new power plants and transmission networks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   France is actively involved in the Kingdom’s diversification, job creation and training for the direct benefit of Saudi youth and with the support of French groups and SME’s settled locally or willing to work within KSA in the near future. Schneider Electric, leading electrical equipment manufacturer, heading the 3 visiting delegations, together with Bank Saudi Fransi and Naos International Human Resources Cabinet have shown the way to the new companies, during the past 3 days.   With the last official visit of Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France, in Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the GCC summit organized in Riyadh beginning of May, the bilateral relations between the two countries has reached a new stage, through the existing strategic partnership that will allow significant reinforcement of trade and industrial ventures, and will facilitate major projects to be developed jointly in the forthcoming years. The visit of those 3 important delegations in Saudi Arabia is a another achievement demonstrating the fruitful and trustful relationship existing between France and Saudi Arabia, taking place before the organization of the Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum to be held in Riyadh on October 12 th and 13 th with the support of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry.    

Playtime: Prepare your next visit in February in New York or Tokyo

Aurélien NEU - 09-nov.-2014 08:04:04

    Playtime New York : 1 648 visitors Organized around the theme of ‘Luna Park’, the international rendez-vous for professionals from the children’s universe attracted 1648 visitors , for an increase of +17% over August 2013.   This means that the 9th session of Playtime was the most successful summer edition of the trade show since its launch .   More than 100 international brands gathered for the first time ever at the Metropolitan Pavilion , where will be organized all Playtime New York summer shows , whereas the March show will take place at the Metropolitan West , on the 46th street.   Fashion, accessories, shoes, stuffed animals and soft toys, layette, décor and gift objects Fashion, accessories, shoes, stuffed animals and soft toys, layette, décor and gift objects ; a selection of brands with original and complementary universes, attracted by the unique promise of being part of a complete and coherent selection of merchandise in an environment that is both inspirational and dynamic. A choice that paid off for many brands, however some of them exhibited for the very first time . Good news in a still fragile international economic context, in which the United States came out ahead, with its renewed economic activity.   A turnkey organization for those exhibitors who came from the United States (52%) as well as from abroad (48%), in order to show their Spring/Summer 2015 collections to buyers and press (respectively 85% and 15% of visitors).     Playtime Tokyo August 26 - 28, 2014   Playtime Tokyo : 2 219 visitors In spite of the economic slowdown in Japan, the fair maintained its attendance level by welcoming 2219 professionals. This result also confirmed how attractive the fair is beyond Japanese borders. Indeed, even though the Japanese constituted the majority of visitors, the portion of visitors from foreign countries, including South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, India and France , grew by 18% over the August 2013 show.   Fashion, décor, design, layette and maternity Fashion, décor, design, layette and maternity; the pick of the children’s and maternity universes gathered into two rooms, offering nearly 200 Spring/Summer 2015 collections.   Though certain brands have become the indispensable highlights of the event, 37% participated in the fair for the very 1st time, ensuring a complete and dynamic selection for buyers to discover.     Next Dates Playtime, the International trade show dedicated to the children’s universe and maternity wear :   In Tokyo: Feb. 24 - 26, 2015 > Belle Salle Shibuya Garden   In New York: 28 Feb 2015 - 02 Mar 2015 > Metropolitan Pavilion     Playtime, French exhibitors in 2014   EURL MES ANGES Brand: MOON ET MIEL Clothing for girls from 3 months to 12 years old   DRNMODE Brand: EMILE ET IDA Clothing for children from 3 months to 16 years old   BLEU COMME GRIS Brand: BLEU COMME GRIS PARIS Clothing for children and schoolchildren   LUCAS DU TERTRE SARL Brand: LE PETIT LUCAS DU TERTRE Kid collection   LES ENFANTINES Brand: LES ENFANTINES Looks, personalized clothes, puericulture   EURL LITTLE ORGANDI Brand: LITTLE ORGANDI Children   JOMIJOLI Brand: JOMIJOLI Celebrity Baby Trends   SARL PST Brand: QUAND J’ETAIS GRAND Clothing for babies and children to 4 years old   SARL M B L J P B Brand: LES PETITES CHOSES Clothing for babies and children to 10 years old   LES LUTINS Brand: LES LUTINS 100% Cashmere Design for your babies   LES TOILES BLANCHES Brand: LES TOILES BLANCHES For children and for the home   BAKKER FASHION MODE Brand: BAKKER FASHION MODE Children   PATRICIA REMY Brand: OSCAR ET LILA     PRINCE DU MARAIS Brand: PRINCE DU MARAIS Clothing and home accessories using only 100% organic natural fabrics   FANNY BELETTE Brand: FANNY BELETTE Babywear   CHUPETA Brand: CHUPETA Design and creation in Paris of luxury leather shoes for children (Birth gift)   MILAPINOU Brand: MILAPINOU Clothing for babies and children to 3 years old with a touch of vintage   BEBOBIO SARL Brand: BEBOBIO Clothes for babies and kids   KETIKETA Brand: KETIKETA Clothes, bed clothes, decorative accessories for children and babies to 12 years old   CdeC by CORDELIA DE CASTELLANE Brand: CdeC by CORDELIA DE CASTELLANE      

SIAL : VISIT OF H.E DR. TAWFIQ AL-RABIAH

Aurélien NEU - 02-nov.-2014 10:02:57

They came to see the first participation of 25 Saudi stands organized by the Saudi Export Development Authority and supported by UBIFRANCE. In the afternoon, H.E Dr. Tawfiq AL-RABIAH met H.E Mr. Stéphane LE FOLL French Minister of Agriculture, Agrifood and Forestry in order to speak further on the Saudi-French partnership. This meeting has been the occasion for both governments to emphasize their willingness to deepen the exchanges between the two countries.  

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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr Saudi Arabia: Business France has two offices in KSA : the Head Office in Riyadh (within the French embassy), and a branch in Jeddah (within the French Consulate). Business France in Saudi Arabia supports between 100 and 150 French companies each year, through individual

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