Xilopix Presents at GITEX 2015 the Product Recognition Capability of Its Visual Search Engine to Enhance Retailer M-Commerce

Yousra LAHBABI - 15-sept.-2015 08:18:37
United Arab Emirates;September2015–  Xilopix presents its Search Engine for Omnichannel retail, enhanced with Visual Product recognition for Smartphones. There are nearly 2 billion smartphone users throughout the world. These devices are now the entry point to a continuous Internet experience, while shopping at home or on the go. Retailers are one of the main beneficiaries of this trend, which will rapidly empower customers with New Shopping Experiences. Xilopix will demonstrate the benefits of its new Visual Recognition Omnichannel Search Engine at GITEX, 18-22 October at Dubai World Trade Centre. We live in a world where images take hold of everything, thanks in part to the rise of smartphones: 1.8 billion pictures are shared every day and position companies like Instagram or Pinterest as a new way to enjoy visually products for a new era of digital consumers. Visually searching for products through a mobile app is the natural extension of that new habit, a trend retailers may heavily adopt in the coming two years, as eMarketer[1] pictures it. Our visual recognition solution is the mobile enhancement of our solution Xilopix for E-Commerce. It is designed to fit the M-Commerce mania that is spreading worldwide, which is expected to reach $626 billion by 2018, nearly equaling global E-Commerce sales for 2013 of $638 billion. Xilopix for E-Commerce offers a comprehensive Visual Search Engine solution, including a Visual Product Recognition Capability right from users’ Smartphones. This is an easy 3 step-solution customers are ready to embrace: wherever they are, when they see an outfit they like (in a store, on the street, in magazine, etc.), they simply need to snap a photo to instantly have the product recognized and get recommendations of similar Products, to buy one of them straight away. The simplest way to start product searches begins with our visual product recognition solution on Smartphone, which is the natural enhancement to ease the purchasing path and set free from the written language barrier and keyboards. Now Product Search has never been so easy from your smartphone! Our visual product recognition functionality can be embedded within any retailer app to enable a Product search Experience in-store and online, or on the move. As such, Xilopix for E-Commerce  comprehensive solution delivers a coherent and Omnichannel user experience to search products whatever the device used and regardless of the location. Now Retailers can provide a consistent, multi-screen and multi-contact point, Product Search Experience, in-store (interactive kiosks, vendors’ tablet), smartphone on the go, or at home (couch-shopping via tablet, PC). About Xilopix Founded in 2008, Xilopix is developing Search Engine solutions to empower Customers towards a New User Search Experience, visual, simple, and tactile. Xilopix Labs offer a New Generation Search Engine, which has been awarded several innovation prizes. Natively designed for the latest multimedia devices (smartphones, tablets, touch screen kiosks, connected/smartTVs, etc.), this technology overcomes the language barrier, and allows searching visually, and with more fun, which the Consumer market was waiting for. For Retailers and online sellers,  Xilopix for E-Commerce  significantly improves the relevance of search results, increases Customer engagement, leading to better conversion rates in E-Commerce ### For more information on Xilopix please visit or contact: Bruno PRELY: VP Strategy, Bus Dev  & Sales Mobile +33 (0)6 74 77 46 90 – Press contact: Miryem Oukas Messidi Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : Yousra Lahbabi Mobile: +971 (0)56 470 23 82 Mail :

France maintains its huge presence at the annual technology exhibition in Dubai at Gitex tradeshow 2015

Yousra Lahbabi - 15-sept.-2015 07:33:49
United Arab Emirates; September 2015 – The France Pavilion, organized by Business France, will host more than 25 French exhibitors at Gitex in a 243 square meter space located in Hall 4 of the World Trade Center in Dubai.  The companies attending this year are specialized in various sectors of the IT industry, in particular the cloud, IT security, M2M and mobile applications. Gitex is considered as the leading regional platform for marketing French technologies and expertise in the Persian Gulf States. The United Arab Emirates are the principal market for French firms keen to meet with decision-makers in the Middle East, North and East Africa, Southern Asia and the rest of the world:. The France Pavilion will provide space to welcome visitors who want to meet directly French exhibitors. “The 2015 exhibition will include French firms that are new to the region. There will be around ten new companies keen to discover the United Arab Emirates and the regional market. New products and technologies will be presented for the first time in the Middle East within the French Pavilion at Gitex”, said Fayssal Majid, project manager at Business France. French research will be firmly on view at the France Pavilion, as shown by the involvement of the “Systematic” global innovation cluster which, through its  nine technology groups, manages an entire community and deploys its expertise to encourage collaborative innovation. The French Pavilion will also, for the second year running, host the “ Alliance Franco-Tunisienne pour le Numérique” (Franco-Tunisian Digital Alliance – AFTN): six French firms will present their expertise alongside their Tunisian partners. A few figures on the French sector: Software vending, IT services and technology consulting should generate revenue in excess of €50 billion in France in 2015, thanks to estimated growth of 1.8%. Consulting and services account for 61% of this total, software vending for 22% and technology consulting for 17%. In 2015, the sector is the leading recruiter and the top creator of management jobs (with over 35,000 recruits). It is also the leading recruiter of young graduates into management positions. This year, the official partner of the France Pavilion is Oberthur Technologies. OT is a world leader in digital security solutions for the mobility space. Take advantage of the French firms attending the exhibition by coming to meet them at the French Pavilion, located in Hall 4. Contacts: Fayssal Majid, Project manager Press: Miryem Oukas Messidi Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15       Mail : Yousra Lahbabi   Mobile: +971 (0)56 470 23 82       Mail :

zChocolat organizes a private culinary event in Dubai in the prestigious venue of One&Only Royal Mirage

Miryem OUKAS MESSIDI - 13-sept.-2015 10:00:39
United Arab Emirates; September 2015 - zChocolat, the world leader in luxury chocolate gift-giving is inviting its best regional Customers to a culinary private event in order to taste some of the best chocolates in the world made by the French ‘World Champion Chocolatier’ Pascal Caffet. The French brand zChocolat will organize a private event from September 14th to  17th in the One&Only Royal Mirage hotel (Al Sufouh Dubai) reserved exclusively for   its leading Regional Customers. Mr Jean-Philippe KHODARA, President & CEO of zChocolat will be pleased to introduce the brand and offer a special gift marking the upcoming Eid Al-Adha celebration.  Guests will also receive a sneak preview of zChocolat latest confectionary delicacies, direct from France. Program of the culinary week: - Monday September 14th 2015 Chocolate tasting  from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday September 15th – 17th Chocolate tasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mr Jean-Philippe KHODARA, President & CEO of zChocolat said: “I founded zChocolat in November 1999 from my home in Aix-en-Provence (South of France). I realized that Internet might be  the perfect spot to share my passion for fine French chocolates with the rest of the world. I started by searching out a master artisan chocolatier to create an exclusive line of gourmet chocolates and was thrilled to collaborate with Pascal Caffet, World Champion Chocolatier.” He added: “ Making the finest French chocolates was only the beginning; it would be imperative to distinguish ourselves with inspiring packaging — as far as possible from the traditional chocolate gift basket — and customer service excellence. I adhere to the philosophy that the quality and responsiveness of customer service had to meet the same exacting standards of our products.” About zChocolat: Offering true luxurious alternatives to traditional chocolate boxes – zChocolat’s products (from the chocolate to the packaging) are really unique, 100% made in France and prepared with an obsessional attention to detail. Delivered express to all the Middle-East region and to 244 destinations worldwide, it is easy for anyone to send gifts all over the world at any time of the year.  With world class services and a highly personalized gifting solution, zChocolat makes sure the customers’ experience is perfect. Contacts:   Aurélie GEELS Communication & Marketing Director Phone : +33 (0)4 42 91 43 67  Email :

A French potato Packers and Traders delegation will showcase high quality products at the WOP trade show 2015

Yousra Lahbabi - 06-sept.-2015 08:54:36
United Arab Emirates; September 2015 – The French Potato Delegation, FEDEPOM, will attend the WOP 2015-World of Perishables in presence of six diversified companies to showcase high quality of farm products to the local market. The French Federation of potato Packers and Traders will have a stand on the exhibition and will be located Stand E10   at the Dubai World Trade Centre from the 5 th to the 7 th of October 2015. FEDEPOM is the Federation of French potatoes traders, with over 70 members, representing over 80% of market players in France. This year, and for the first time, FEDEPOM will present 6 companies to introduce to the UAE and the Middle East market the French diversity of potato varieties such as: Agatha, Anabelle, Melody, Caesar, Mozart, Franceline, Charlotte, Bintje, Vitelotte, Ratte. UAE companies could avail of this opportunity to enter into new business partnerships. France is one of the biggest producers of potatoes in the world, with a farmland of 120.000 hectares, and a production between 5 and 6 millions of tonnes in 2014. The potato is also very important in the history of France and is the subject of a real storytelling. Indeed, the French pharmacist Antoine-Augustin PARMENTIER was the one who, considering the nutritional values of potato, promoted its human consumption and production in France. Dr Parmentier’s crowning glory was when his recipe “hachis Parmentier” was served to Louis XVI and the Queen of France – Marie-Antoinette - in 1785. Check out the French potato’s companies at the international perishables exhibition in the Middle East. 1-       Lucas Lemaire: Lucas Lemaire is an independent family-run company specialized in exporting potatoes and onions in Europe and beyond. Lucas Lemarie business is based on direct and regular cooperation in long term with a core group of recurring producers. Lucas Lemaire is constantly searching for new growers to enlarge the offer in order to ensure quality, collecting by growers and controlling samples in their laboratory twice a week. The main aim is to develop a true partnership with each client based on knowledge and analysis of his specific needs with the support of over 50 years’ experience. Its export activity represents 90% to all Europe, Caribbeans, Middle-East and Russia. Website:   2-       Negonor :  Since 1968, Negonor offers special varieties for retailers and foodservices such as: Charlotte, Annabelle, Marilyne, Agata, Vitelotte. Its export activity represents 30% to all Europe, Middle-East & Africa. Website: www . negonor . com 3-       Parmentine: Parmentine was created in 1998, it’s a company specialized on potatoes production and packaging. Parmentine offers different type of Potato varieties and guarantee the original quality of the products; the farming areas of Parmentine are distributed over different regions of France, which are known for the variety and quality of their “terroir”. Its international export activity represents 35% in Europe-Western, Eastern, North and South. Website:   4-       Terre de France : Terre de France was created in1999. As one of the leader and the biggest Trader on the potatoes market, the main mission of Terre de France is to offer special varieties for top range retailers and foodservices with small packaging, as well as in  in 25 kg or Big bag. Its export activity covers all Europe, Middle-East & North Africa. TDF wants to develop its export activity  and a real current of business with its partner mainly based on confidence. Website: www . primeale . fr   5-       Touquet Savour: Touquet Savour is a French company with more than 24 years of expertise. This company is the number one European specialist for small packaging and offers special varieties for top range retailers and foodservices- small packaging from 400g to 12,5 kg. Its export activity represents 5% mainly in Europe, and Middle-East. Website: 6-       Verpom : Verpom is existing since 1991, and offering special varieties for top range retailers and foodservices. Its export activity covers all Europe, Middle-East & Africa. Web site: www . verpom . com   About FEDEPOM: FEDEPOM is the Federation of potatoes traders, representing the diversity of French Potato Exporters, with over 70 members, representing over 80% of market players in France.   About CNIPT: The CNIPT is the French Potato Board, recognized by the French Government & the European Union to funding the research programs, establishing and controlling the technical quality standards and promoting the French potato in France and abroad.   FEDEPOM contact : Christophe MALLET - Managing Director +33 603 96 35-19   P ress contacts :   Miryem Oukas Messidi   +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Yousra Lahbabi +971 (0)56 470 23 82    

Innovative and diversified range of French companies at the Inter Airport Europe exhibition

Yousra Lahbabi - 30-août-2015 10:45:25
United Arab Emirates; August 2015 – The French airport industry will be very active at the 20th edition of the Inter Airport Europe exhibition in Munich, with 25 companies representing various sectors of the industry. The French companies will be grouped together in a 376,5 m² French section organized by Business France, a government agency supporting the international development of the French economy . A leading global exhibition, Inter Airport Europe is a not-to-missed event to meet the international decision-makers and buyers of the airport industry. The global airport sector has successfully withstood the economic crisis. By 2016, it is estimated that 3.6 billion passengers will be transported per year. Backed by this optimistic outlook, numerous airport terminal projects are emerging throughout the world. Furthermore, the growing number of passengers and the rapid development of new technologies make it essential to modernize existing airports. France holds a strong position on the global market, thanks to its numerous facilities and its significant expertise across all airport services. The French industry is organized into different sectors covering studies, construction, equipment and systems as well as services divided into three clusters: air traffic control and ground traffic, airline stopovers and air terminals. The French companies participating at the Inter Airport Munich exhibition will be representative of the diversity of the sector and showcase French excellence. The French airport exhibitors will represent some of the worlds largest groups including ADPI, VINCI, THALES to name but a few, as well as certain SMEs specialized in various market segments (Ground Support Equipment, lighting, ticketing or passenger information systems). Frances airport equipment and consulting businesses will be showcased at Inter Airport Europe by Proavia, an association that promotes and provides information on French airport and air security technology. Come visit the French exhibitors in hall B6, stands 610 to 716 and meet the following companies: ADB AIRFIELD SOLUTIONS (end-to-end visual guidance solutions – ), AEROPAX (deployable passenger boarding tunnels – ), ALSTEF (baggage handling systems – ), ANYLOGIC (management of pedestrian flows in airports – ), ATERMES (high-tech aviation equipment – ), CARTEL MANUTENTION (blast fences, baggage trolleys, passenger stairs, etc. - ), DEDIENNE AEROSPACE (aircraft maintenance tooling - ), DERVAUX (aircraft warning lights – ), DESCHAMPS (aircraft recovery equipment – ), ELAUL (autonomous lighting and lighting systems - ), FORTAL (docks and stepladders – ), GATE (ground support equipment - ), GLOBALSYS (wireless communication systems - ), HIFI FILTER (European filtration specialist – ), MONROC (industrial manufacturer of axles, suspensions and brakes - ), MUSTHANE (refuelling systems, lifting bags, recovery trackway - ), NAKSYS (airfield lighting photometry calibration equipment - ), PROAVIA (showcase for French expertise in the airport industry - ), SAINT-GOBAIN SOVIS (prisms and molded optical components for airport lighting - ), SOVAL EXPORT (cast iron man holes for water distribution systems, cleaning and lighting for runways – ), SOVAM (ground support equipment: boarding bridges, baggage tractors, etc. - ), STERELA (electronic systems for air and road transport – ), TITAN AVIATION (solutions for every step of the refuelling process - ), TUBESCA-COMABI (docks and access solutions for aircraft maintenance – ), XOPS - RESONATE MP4 (multimedia systems and intelligent transport solutions – ). For more information: BUSINESS FRANCE Isabelle Duval, Project Manager Tel.: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 Email:   Website:

AQYLON is innovating in renewable energies and energy efficiency

Yousra LAHBABI - 27-août-2015 09:21:12
United Arab Emirates;  2015 – AQYLON designs, manufactures and installs Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) solutions for the industrial generation of green electricity. ORC technology makes it possible to generate clean, renewable energy deployable from low to high power ratings with a minimal environmental impact and at a competitive cost. Drawing on its unique expertise, AQYLON offers its industrial customers specialist advice on energy efficiency to help them lower their energy bills. This technology can be applied in a variety of fields such as in industries (cement, glass, metallurgy, incinerators, etc.), power production (diesel or HFO engines), as well as in environment and renewable energies such as geothermal, solar thermal, biogas and biomass. AQYLON offers a standard range of 500 kWe, 1,000 kWe and 2,000 kWe ORC modules for three main applications: -           Engines flue gas heat recovery (gas, biogas, diesel and heavy fuel) -           Industrial waste heat recovery (Heat to Power, Waste to Power) -           Biomass power plants with or without cogeneration The company also offers custom turbomachinery – ORC modules, and steam turbines – that: -           can be adapted to any source of heat > 90°C to recover industrial waste heat, engines jacket water, geothermal energy, thermal solar energy, etc.; -           offers higher than average outputs.   The proprietary innovations and software developed by Aqylon can boost performance by up to 25% at a cost of up to 30% lower, and can be adapted for any application. The solutions are flexible and can be optimized for each customer’s specific requirements. What is unique about AQYLON – other than its innovative technology – is its sales approach. Two business concepts are offered : -           Direct sales, including product installation and maintenance -           A fully financed solution using an ESCO-type model, with zero investment from the customer, against the sale to the customer of the electricity generated, at a price 5 to 30% lower than the customer’s usual electricity cost (PPA) AQYLON is developing in high-growth markets, both in France and abroad. The company plans to participate in a number of international exhibitions in 2015 to raise awareness of its technology and expand its customer portfolio: PowerGen Asia from 1 to 3 September in Bangkok (booth H30), ASME ORC from 12 to 14 October in Brussels, and CREF from 19 to 21 October in the Dominican Republic. About AQYLON:   Established in 2009 17 employees, 15 of whom are engineers Works in partnership with numerous laboratories: ENSAM Paris, LFMA Lyon, CNRS–PROMES Perpignan, ENSAM Meknès in Morocco, etc. Customer references: EdF, Total and Veolia    

Add some French volcanic stone to your decor with Tradition Pierre at the Hotel Show 2015

Yousra Lahbabi - 23-août-2015 09:47:24
United Arab Emirates; August 2015 –   At the upcoming Hotel Show from 28 to 30 September 2015 in Dubai, family business Tradition Pierre will show off its products drawing on its expertise in cutting and working rare volcanic stone from the Auvergne region. The company’s pieces are equally at home as part of indoor or outdoor luxury decor. For over 30 years, Tradition Pierre has been hand-crafting Volvic stone using 100% French traditional methods. The volcanic origins of the mineral, extracted from the Auvergne region of central France, make it highly resistant to extremes of temperature, water and atmospheric damage. Recognized in France, Tradition Pierre is now securing its position in major international markets. The firm, which already has a presence in Switzerland and India, is exhibiting its products and expertise for the first time at The Hotel Show. The exhibition’s regional scope has motivated the company to address this booming market and the region’s many architects, landscapers and designers. The increasing number of luxury hotels in Dubai represents a real source of growth potential for the firm. In the outdoor segment, the firm’s master craftsmen create highly expressive statues and faces carved in stone, vases, benches, pavilions, colonnades and fountains that enhance parks and gardens. They also make swimming pools, bathrooms and kitchens using enameled lava. This high-quality material comes in a wide range of luxury finishes and colors. In indoor decor, Tradition Pierre predominantly uses decorative wrought iron combined with enameled lava or Volvic stone. Its unique creations incorporate a wide variety of materials such as zinc, iron, copper and other metals. Some are gold-plated or encrusted with precious stones – for example, a pair of fish or a shell face. Its decorative items, made using natural minerals, can be fully adapted to suit the customer’s requirements. Its high-end custom projects are monitored from design through to completion by a team of international architects and designers. Jean-Charles Matrone, C.E.O of Tradition Pierre, comments: “ I’m very much looking forward to attending the show along with my team. We want to let our imagination and expertise blossom in the Gulf region and take advantage of this three-day show to give birth to new projects. Matrone added: “I’m in the habit of saying that the art of success consists of surrounding oneself with the best to strive for excellence and create something extraordinary .”   Come and visit TRADITION PIERRE f rom 28 to 30 September 2015 at HOTELSHOW 2015 – Dubai World Trade Center, Hall 3 Booth S3D122   About Tradition Pierre: Tradition Pierre was created in 1982 in Auvergne (Central France). We are a family business with a strong know-how passed on from generation to generation. Tradition Pierre, this is upmarket and innovative creations, based on a 100% French handmade work which adapts to every demands. Our artistic creations embrace mineral volcanic stone, enamelled lava and ironwork. The fruit of this alliance is excellence.   Contact: MATRONE – TRADITION PIERRE Jean-Charles MATRONE – C.E.O Tel : +33 4 73 83 65 83 1, rue Saint Vincent – 63370 LEMPDES FRANCE
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