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FRENCH ART OF FURNISHING: 6 companies to keep an eye on at M&O Americas

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 20-avr.-2016 20:31:35

For the very first time, the GEM –the export department of the French furniture industry association– is bringing together six major French furniture players at Maison & Objet Americas. A first step in the US for the GEM, this rendez-vous with French furniture will be followed by many more! The FRENCH ART OF FURNISHING Pavilion will be located booths #1312-1417.  Among the exhibitors: Gautier and its extensive range of stylish and contemporary furniture, but also Maison Montaigne Paris, who represents more than 16 European brands in their Miami showroom. Visitors will also be introduced to Fermob, Sifas and Vlaemynck. Renowned internationally for their premium and luxury outdoors furniture, their designs are created with grace and manufactured to last. Last but not least, Objet de Curiosité will showcase their many wonders, from decorative shells to steampunk lights and from exotic butterflies to mysterious stones. Already successful in France, and for some of them in the US, where their craftsmanship is recognized in niche or mainstream markets, our exhibitors are excited to present their latest designs during the show. For more information about the Pavilion or our exhibitors, please read  our online catalogue. Follow us on facebook, Pinterest and Instagram @Business France North America or on twitter @BF_decor  

Strong U.S.-France Relationship Good for Global Economy

Muriel Pénicaud - 18-avr.-2016 20:41:21

As the world continues to recover from the Great Recession and further unites against global threats to our security and the safety of our citizens, the importance of growing and bolstering the global economy is an increasing priority for many nations. It is a logical conclusion for those who recognize that an invigorated economic foundation is vital and is in the best interest of the entire planet. In that light, France has made it a top priority to create an environment that is welcoming to business—whether startups or established, French created or multinational. To shine a spotlight on the latter, Business France recently released its “ 2015 Annual Report: Foreign Investment in France—The International Development of the French Economy. “ Findings from the report demonstrate that the efforts we are making in France to attract foreign business are working. For example, in 2015 we saw a 27 percent increase in jobs generated by foreign investment over 2014 figures, and 53 different countries invested in 2015, up from 47 in 2014. Broadly, we have 19 new investment decisions per week. As a reminder, 20,000 foreign companies are operating in France and employing almost 2 million people. Read the full editorial and learn more about France’s appeal on the Huffington Post’s website .

7th French Pavilion at Suppliers’ Day

Pauline Marie - 07-avr.-2016 00:13:48

  We look forward to greeting you for the launch of the 7th edition of the French Pavilion on Suppliers’ Day. French cosmetics ingredients manufacturers and testing companies will present their latest innovations at the show, on May 10th and 11th in Edison, NJ. BUSINESS FRANCE is proud to introduce this year’s Pavilion’s 10 exhibitors: •ALDIVIA, •AGRIMER, •BIOALTERNATIVES, •CIMAPREM, •DERMSCAN, •EOTECH, •INTERPOLYMER, •MINASOLVE, •PACIFIQUE SUD COSMETIQUE, •TOTAL FLUIDES. For more info about the Pavilion and the companies, please visit our dedicated website . To get the most up to date information, follow us on Twitter @BF_beautycare and on our Facebook!    

17 French Eyewear Companies to Keep an Eye on at Vision Expo East

Elodie Fayn - 06-avr.-2016 23:58:52

  Business France is pleased to introduce the fourth International Vision Expo East French Pavilion in New York, in partnership with Lunettes de France, a national umbrella of eyewear trade associations from Paris, Oyonnax and Jura.   The event will take place April 15 th to 17 th 2016 at the Vision Expo East Show. The French Pavilion will showcase 17 of the finest French companies in the eyewear industry offering contemporary and timeless spectacles as well as unique accessories staging the latest trends and designs of the French expertise.   We would like to invite eyewear wholesale retailers, agents and press to visit the French Pavilion booths #6234-6245 & #6135-6141. For more information on the exhibiting French brands and location, please access the catalogue here .   To learn more about the 2016 International Vision Expo, go to www.visionexpoeast.com and for additional information please contact Elodie Fayn . Follow us on Twitter @BF_FashionStyle   and on Pinterest to get the latest news about the event.  

COP 21 : French startups presenting innovative solutions for the climate

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 02-déc.-2015 17:32:48

  During COP21, the World Climate Conference happening in Paris this week, th e CARREFOUR France Space will be dedicated to s tartups introducing innovative green  solutions for the climate. Here is a list of the  French techs introduced this week :     ECHY ECHY designs, develops, fabrics and sells its hybrid lighting system. This system captures sunlight outside buildings and transmits it inside through optical fibers. When the sun does not shine, lighting will switch to the existing electric system thanks to a brightness sensor. Contact : Miss NGUYEN ESTELLE - Phone : +33650608070 / http://www.echy.fr/ UBI TRANSPORTS Transports and creativ mobility. Contact : Mrs AZOULAY NATHALIE – Phone : +33183648530 / www.ubitransports.com   HELIO PUR TECHNOLOGIES Recycling of water from the sun and without emitting greenhouse gases. Contact : contact@heliopurtech.com / http://www.heliopurtech.com/   INNOGUR TECHNOLOGIES (AQUAGREEEN) INNOGUR Technologies is an engineering and innovation consultancy organization focus on "eco-friendly" innovative products creation related to all digital, ecological and energy transitions. AQUAGREEN: connected solar platform for the depollution of water bodies. Contact : M. GARCIA THIERRY - Phone : 33 6 42 35 75 27 / http://www.aquagreen-tech.com/fr/   ECOV Ecov is a start-up expert carpool. ecov accompanies businesses and communities in achieving carpool solutions. Contact : contact@ecov.fr / http://www.ecov.fr/   ECOV Ecov is a start-up expert carpool. ecov accompanies businesses and communities in achieving carpool solutions. Contact : contact@ecov.fr / http://www.ecov.fr/   QIVIVO Qivivo is an « energy savings provider » for individuals allowing them to regain control of its comfort and heating bills. Qivivo sells a connected thermostat and use predictive algorithms and Big data analysis. Contact : Mr LE MINH – Phone : +33240897589 / http://www.qivivo.com/   TERRADONA Terradona is specialized in sustainable development and technology and offers  innovative solutions to help our towns and cities save money when recycling waste. Contact Phone : +33 (0)4 42 61 67 97 - contact@terradona.com / http://terradona.com   CORNIS Space technology for wind turbines blade security. Contact : http://web.cornis.fr/en/contact / http://web.cornis.fr/en/pages/home   UBI TRANSPORTS Transports and creativ mobility. Contact : Mrs AZOULAY NATHALIE - Phone : +33183648530 / www.ubitransports.com   Meet French startups the 4th December…   ALERTGASOIL AlertGasoil® is a combination of several pieces of technology that together can detect changes in fuel tank levels, either upward or downward. Contact Phone : +33 (0)4 96 13 02 70 / http://alertgasoil.com/   SAFETY LINE Safety Line is an innovative company, specialized in data management software solutions for aviation. With a team of highly experienced aviation experts (including former BEA investigators), data scientists and IT specialists, Safety Line is in a position to propose an extensive range of products able to match the world’s issues challenges in air transport. Contact : Mr PIERRE JOUNIAUX - Phone : +33155437571 / http://www.safety-line.fr/en/   TERRADONA Terradona is specialized in sustainable development and technology and offers  innovative solutions to help our towns and cities save money when recycling waste. Contact  Phone : +33 (0)4 42 61 67 97 - contact@terradona.com / http://terradona.com   OPENAIRLINES Software solution for eco-driving for fuel savings . By combining unique business and IT skills, OpenAirlines proposes innovative solutions to reduce costs and bring a competitive advantage to our customers. Contact : Phone: +33 (0)5 31 61 52 10 - email: info@openairlines.com / http://www.openairlines.com/   IDEOL The floating foundation : Ideols foundation, a ring-shaped platform developed and patented by the companys engineers, is a breakthrough technological development in the floating wind turbine market.  Contact : M. BAYARD-LENOIR MARIE - Phone: +33486208050 / http://ideol-offshore.com/fr   EEL ENERGY EEL ENERGY, the tidal machine with an undulating membrane. Our solution is based on what we call BIOMIMICRY-reproducing the natural properties of marine life. Our strategy is to exploit tidal, oceanic and even river currents. Contact : M. SYLVAIN FRANCK - Phone: +33661809030 / http://www.eel-energy.fr/en/ IPSIIS IPSIIS environmental friendliness, energy saving and safety for industry and buildings IPSIIS has developed innovative solutions for fire-resistant thermal insulation for buildings and industrial facilities. Contact : Phone : +33 (0) 1 60 68 25 61 - Mail :  information@ipsiis.com / http://ipsiis.com/ ATOLL Energy Atoll Energy designs innovative solutions for combined heat and power production supplying utilities for tertiary and industrial sector. Its latest developments of heat recovery systems raised to 30% the energy savings for off-grid systems operating under variable load.Contact : Mme BARBIZET ELENA - Tél : +33490774683 / https://atollenergy.com/en/   EEL ENERGY EEL ENERGY, the tidal machine with an undulating membrane. Our solution is based on what we call BIOMIMICRY-reproducing the natural properties of marine life. Our strategy is to exploit tidal, oceanic and even river currents. Contact : M. SYLVAIN FRANCK - Phone: +33661809030 / http://www.eel-energy.fr/en/ ADIONICS Adionics is a young innovative company developing the water desalination AquaOmnes technology. Contact : Mr DE SOUZA GUILLAUME - Phone : +33169194167 / www.adionics.com BOOSTTHEAT The revolutionary boiler which halves energy costs and your impact on the environment. Contact : Phone : + 33 (0)4 48 21 60 51 - Email : contact@boostheat.com / http://www.boostheat.com/ BOOSTHERM Boostherm recovers 100% of the heat normally rejected by condensers of cooling systems to preheat sanitary hot water at 55°C and more. It can also be used for low temperature heating of buildings. Contact : Mr DECAESTECKER LAURENT - Tel : 333 80 48 60 16 / http://boostherm.com/ BOOSTHERM Boostherm recovers 100% of the heat normally rejected by condensers of cooling systems to preheat sanitary hot water at 55°C and more. It can also be used for low temperature heating of buildings. Contact : Mr DECAESTECKER LAURENT - Tel : 333 80 48 60 16 / http://boostherm.com/   ENOVEO Solving environmental problems : Polluted groundwater - Contaminated soil - Wastewater treatment Environmental Forensics - Drinking water - Natural ecosystems - Green energy... Contact : Phone: +33 (0)4 27 11 85 44 – Email: contact@enoveo.com   / http://www.enoveo.com/   3D EAU Engineering consultants for the design, diagnosis and instrumentation urban water management structures. Water drainage systems to 3D Contact :    Phone : +33 6 60 04 96 88 – Email : contact@3deau.fr / http://www.3deau.fr/   ENEKIO Enekio designs and develops innovative solutions in the field of energy efficiency for existing industrial infrastructure and communities. Contact : Mr ATHANE FLORENT - Tel : 334 67 59 36 21 / http://enekio.com/ EGREEN Energy saving in buildings through monitoring consumption and behavior change. http://www.egreen.fr/ AMPLIFYNATURE Professional land use and ecological engineering. http://www.amplifynature.com/ LCIS Orchestra LOW CARBONE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS . Orchestra is a complete service designed to offer its customers an optimised and energy efficient heating manager at home, and an additional range of extra services (security, devices managing). Contact : Mr DUBOIS GHISLAIN - Tel : +33491918125 / NENUFAR Nenufar designs and sets up a manure pit cover, which retrieves biogas for stock breeders.Simple and adaptable on all livestock farms, our patented product captures and uses biogas, strongly reducing energy costs.. Contact : http://nenufar-biogaz.fr/contact/    / http://nenufar-biogaz.fr/?lang=en ENERBEE EnerBee is a company developing a ground-breaking micro generator enabling to replace batteries in consumer and industrial smart objects using the power of motion. Contact: Mrs TABARIN MARIE. Phone : +33458005407 / http://www.enerbee.fr/    More info:   http://www.lagalerie-cop21.com/

Awards and Trophies handed out at Galerie des Solutions by WE as part of COP21 at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 01-déc.-2015 17:47:19

    Trophées des Solutions Climat   An increasing number of businesses are committed to production, construction, development and operations models that have less impact on resources and the climate. Innovative solutions in terms of reducing energy consumption, cutting greenhouse gases and safeguarding resources already exist. With a view to highlighting them, the ADEME (French Environment and Management Agency), C3D (Collège des Directeurs du Développement Durable), Crédit Coopératif, Orée Association (Business and Local Areas), Solutions COP21, Shift Project and World Efficiency have launched the first Trophies for Climate Solutions. Certified by the COP21 "solutions agenda", the purpose of the trophies is to recognise the best climate change attenuation and/or adaptation solutions and give these initiatives a standard-setting value for other businesses looking to take action in these areas. The Trophies will be officially awarded on 2 December 2015 at Galerie des Solutions held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre by World Efficiency during COP21 . The winners will receive exposure on 4 December at the Winners Conference as part of the COP21 Solutions event at the Grand Palais in Paris. Learn more: www.oree.org/trophees-solutions-climat.html     Green Building Solutions Awards 2015   This year, the international network Construction21* is putting on a unique Green Building Solutions Awards event to mark the occasion of COP21. The contest, which is coordinated by ten Construction21 platforms, highlights six categories of climate solutions: Net Zero Energy Buildings Low Energy Renovation Renewable Energies Bio-based and Recycled Materials Smart Buildings Health & Comfort.   As the first European awards for sustainable construction solutions, the contest takes place in two stages: a national contest in each participating country takes between May and September to short-list projects, and then an international contest is held between October and December to select the national winners in each category.   Official presentation of winners and prize-giving ceremony on 3 December at Galerie des Solutions held at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre during COP21.   *The Construction21 network boasts ten national platforms (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Romania, Spain) and an international platform in English that is directly connected to the European Commissions Build Up portal for energy efficiency in buildings. Learn more: http://www.construction21.org/france/     Official website : http://www.lagalerie-cop21.com/  

La Galerie des Solutions : A unique exhibition of low carbon solutions during COP21

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 01-déc.-2015 17:44:02

    From 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget, France   The Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) this December is intended to result in an international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This agreement must be capable of driving forward the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions so as to restrict the rise in the Earth’s mean temperature by the end of the century to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Against this background, Reed Expositions France has been working with the General Secretariat of COP21 to organize the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] from 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget. Intended to support the diplomatic negotiations, the Gallery will be an exhibition of low carbon solutions exclusively reserved for professionals, and its mission will be to demonstrate that solutions do exist and to accelerate their market uptake. Occupying an area of 10,000 m2, running for seven days, and accessible from the Blue Zone (COP negotiations zone), the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] will present innovative solutions developed and applied by companies, industries or territories that are designed to reduce the impact of economic activities on the climate: equipment, technologies, new models of organization and reproducible best practices… Over twenty countries will be represented including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom,… More specifically, the Ivory Coast, one of the African countries most committed to climate questions, will have a strong presence through a stand presenting initiatives and projects in the country, a broadcast from the TV studio, and visits by numerous officials from the country. As host country, what France has to offer will take pride of place in a dedicated space at the heart of the exhibition. It is therefore planned to demonstrate solutions – including clean vehicles in a dedicated outdoor space – and to stage special events, such as themed days that are integrated into the schedule of COP21, broadcasts and interviews with companies in a TV studio (eg. daily transport programme with Fer de France), guided tours and site visits for UN delegations. Other highlights will be prestige events such as networking sessions in a dedicated lounge, business lunches, VIP receptions in the heart of Paris… It will also host the official awards ceremonies for two sets of awards. The first Climate Solutions Awards, which will carry the COP21 label. Organized by Orée, AdEME, C3D, Crédit Coopératif, Solutions COP21, the Shift Project and World Efficiency, these will provide recognition for innovative solutions put forward by French SMEs or major groups to reduce energy consumption, limit greenhouse gases and preserve resources. There will also be the ceremony for the international Green Building Solutions Awards, which will be presented for outstanding examples of sustainable construction (building, technical solutions or materials) undertaken in countries covered by Construction21 or in its partner countries. Over 20,000 professional visitors are expected: participants in COP21 (heads of state, ministers, UN delegations from 197 countries), professionals (private and public sector decision makers and specifiers, delegations invited by the organizers…) and representatives of the media (printed press, radio, television, blogs).   Official website : http://www.lagalerie-cop21.com/  

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