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SAVE THE DATE –World Nuclear Exhibition moves to the summer (28-30 June 2016)

Thomas ILHE - 02-févr.-2016 09:44:57

Following on from its successful launch, the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) will be held for the second time from 28 th to 30 th June 2016 at Paris Le Bourget, hall 2B. Larger and more international, it will occupy 50% more space and is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors from all around the world.   Highly international and business oriented, this biennial event covers the entire civil nuclear industry and will enable all those involved to present their know-how, to discuss experiences and best practices, to forge partnerships, to find new suppliers and to build their exports.   “The civil nuclear industry in the global energy mix” is the theme of the second WNE . Extending the operating lives and maintaining existing power plants, new projects and future technologies, the fuel cycle, finance, skills and training… These are the key themes that will be addressed during the various events and high points that will take place during WNE 2016: the Awards Ceremony, panel discussions, exhibitor workshops followed by networking sessions, business meetings, side events for professionals and visits to industrial sites.   New in 2016…   Innovation and technologies at the heart of the event   The nuclear industry is a high tech industry in which research and innovation play major roles. Being held for the second time, WNE will shine the spotlight on the companies that ensure the industry’s excellence by organizing a wide ranging support programme:   Innovation Planet, dedicated to young, innovative companies from all over the world. An innovation competition, culminating in an awards ceremony , Meet the Experts, informal discussions with technical experts.    Focus on training requirements and employment   Modelled on the 2014 “Business opportunities”, sessions will be offered to countries with specific training needs. Given that the industry requires highly qualified employees, it is not always easy for countries that are new entrants to nuclear power to ensure that they have the right human resources. The Training Planet is designed to respond to these needs.   Indian companies which attended in 2014 WNE ·          HI-NUC ENGINEERING PVT. LTD., ·          INDREN SERVICES PVT. LTD. ·          GREENSTAR IMPEX PVT. LTD   ·          HEMENDRA METAL INDUSTRIES ·          CONFIGURATOR SOLUTIONS ·          CORE ENERGY SYSTEMS PVT. LTD ·          HI-NUC ENGINEERING PVT. LTD., ·          INDO FRENCH HIGH TECH EQUIPMENTS VIP : ·          WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES ·          LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED MIP : ·          EMBASSY OF INDIA, PARIS, ATOMIC ENERGY WING Major global companies which have already confirmed their participation in 2016 edition -           EDF/France -           AREVA/France -           ROSATOM / Russia -           WESTINGHOUSE / USA -           MITSUBISHI / MHI / Japan -           ASLTOM / France -           ASSYSTEM / France -           ROLL’S ROYCE / UK -           CGN / CHINA -           CNNC / CHINA International pavillons in WNE 2016 -          US, CANADA, UK, CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, POLAND, FINLAND, SPAIN, BELGIUM, JAPAN, RUSSIA, ARGENTINA To find out more about the exhibition, please visit      Press contacts Nathalie Laurent Nathalie Vinatier nathalie.vinatier@

‘Créative France’ campaign launched in India

Purva Marwaha - 29-janv.-2016 06:58:12

The Créative France campaign has been launched in India on the occasion of the State visit of French President François Hollande in the country as the Chief Guest for India’s 67th Republic Day. This ambitious global campaign shows what makes France, the world’s sixth largest economy by GDP, a unique destination for FDI. Indeed, in the India-France joint statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and President François Hollande “equally highlighted the attractiveness of France for Indian investors, especially in terms of leveraging French technological expertise and competencies." Prime Minister Modi underscored, “France’s greatest strength is innovation”.                                    Initiated by the French government and executed by Business France, the agency for international development of the French economy, the Creative France campaign has selected ten priority countries, including India, based on their potential for trade and investment. India and France share a mutual fascination for culture, fashion and art and in the past several decades this relationship has deepened and broadened across a range of industrial fields ranging from aerospace and robotics to high-tech materials. France is the 3rd largest foreign investor in India, with an estimated investment stock of around $20bn, which has contributed to creating around 3 lakhs skilled jobs in the country. Muriel Pénicaud, the French Ambassador for International Investment and Managing Director of Business France, remarked on the occasion, “There is an exceptional momentum between France and India. We urge French companies established in India to join the Creative France movement to promote French innovation as well as to contribute to the success of Make in India.” France has some tremendous assets that help create an environment conducive to receiving foreign investments. In this respect, France provides outstanding competitive advantages: -France is located at the heart of a 500-million consumer market, with more than 65 million consumers in France alone – the second largest in Europe. -On a weekly average, 19 new companies choose France for new investments -Thirty-one French companies rank among the world’s top 500. -France is the world’s leading destination for foreign tourists, with an excellent quality of life. -France boasts efficient public services and world-class infrastructure. -France has a powerful industrial base -France offers a diversified technological base and a highly skilled and productive workforce. -France has a vibrant start-up ecosystem -France’s universities and research institutes are renowned for their quest for excellence -France’s legislative framework is designed to provide a strong boost to R&D operations, including France’s research tax credit and the Bpifrance Innovation Fund -France has one of Europe’s most dynamic demographics, reflecting the country’s confidence in the future. In the upcoming months, Créative France will showcase the variety of France’s innovations through specific events organised in India in various domains, such as Smart Cities, renewable energy, IT, start-ups and healthcare. More on Créative France is available in the digital press folder: on the campaign website: The France Attractiveness Scoreboard is available at: Follow us on Twitter: #CreativeFrance

Goût de/Good France 2016 – Time to register!

Thomas ILHE - 08-déc.-2015 12:12:51

Calling all restaurateurs for the second annual Goût de/Good France event! Participating restaurants across India are required to register before the deadline of Thursday, 17 December 2015. Goût de France / Good France event on 21 March 2016 - A unique opportunity to enjoy and share the taste of France! “ Talking about cuisine, French cuisine, is also talking about joie de vivre, delicacy, optimism, and pleasure. Ideas that are all crucial to the image of France.” — Celebrated Chef Alain Ducasse Following the accolades garnered worldwide, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development decided to make “Goût de France/Good France” an annual event to be held on the spring equinox. Thus, the second edition will be celebrated on Monday 21st March 2016. It may be recalled, the event received great success in spring 2015, with more than 1,000 restaurants participating across the world. India, ranked among the top five participating countries thanks to the involvement of dozens of restaurants countrywide, contributed to the success of the initiative, which was marked by strong participation and talented chefs. The idea – simplicity itself – remains the same: similar to last year, over 1,000 chefs across 5 continents – selected by a committee of international chefs – are expected to join the event in which they will dish up, at the same time, a menu featuring gourmet French cuisine, making it a must-attend international culinary event . This initiative was launched by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, H.E. Mr Laurent Fabius, under the aegis of Chef Alain Ducasse. It aims, over the space of a one-of-a-kind dinner, to salute the excellence of French cuisine, its innovative skills, its openness to influences from all over the world, and the values that it conveys: bringing people together over a shared meal, the pleasure of taste, and the balance between human beings and the products of nature . In 1912, Auguste Escoffier started Les Dîners d’Épicure (Epicurean Diners): the idea was that for one day, one menu would be served in cities around the world, to as many guests as possible. In 2015, the first edition of Goût de / Good France took the idea further, inviting many different types of restaurants to participate in the global event: bistro, coffee bar, contemporary or haute cuisine restaurants… Spoiled for choice, gourmet diners were able to pick their preferred ambience. The second edition of this international event will once again demonstrate why French cuisine was recently listed in the UNESCO “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” category. Traditional French cuisine is incorporated into the 21st century culinary scene, so that participating chefs are encouraged to blend rather than efface their own culinary culture with that of France . Participating restaurants across India are required to register before the deadline of Thursday, 17 December 2015 on the website. All details on this event are available in the enclosed document and on the website. We will be delighted to have you amongst us again for this event celebrating the excellence of French gastronomy. During the Goût de/Good France event, an international communication plan will be made available to participating chefs to promote their dishes and their savoir-faire all over the world, with active support from French Embassies, Atout France and media partners France Media Monde and TV5 Monde .

France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation

Thomas ILHE - 04-déc.-2015 10:27:35 has been launched in 2014 to promote France’s railways, thanks to a partnership agreement between Business France, the French export-support agency, and Fer de France, the Inter-professional Association for France’s railway industry. aims to meet a twofold objective. In the first instance, it helps to raise awareness among industry professionals worldwide of the know-how prevalent in France’s railway sector — a widely acknowledged and greatly praised centre of excellence. In the second instance, helps to establish connections between international buyers and French suppliers. The directory of French players in the railway sector, make it easy for potential customers based outside France to browse the profiles of any French company they choose and contact them directly through a messaging interface integrated into the website. The French suppliers featured on the platform are broken down into eight main categories: embedded electronic systems; mechanical components fitted on rolling stock; passenger-information and ticketing systems; passenger public transport; rail-car layout; railway infrastructure; railway testing and engineering; and, finally, rolling stock. Thanks to the expertise, technological skills and innovative ability of its companies, France’s railway industry enjoys international recognition: the country is ranked third worldwide in the sector. Within Europe, the French railway industry is ranked second only to Germany, with 1,500 companies generating over €4 billion, equating to 25% of the country’s exports in value.   Official website :  

COP 21 : French startups presenting "climate" solutions

Thomas ILHE - 04-déc.-2015 08:19:46

  COP 21 : French startups presenting "climate" solutions   The CARREFOUR France : this space will be dedicated to 50% to the French Tech to highlight the French startups presenting "climate" solutions. PLACE : Paris / Le Bourget, France  Lien Googlemap : Meet French startups the 2th December…   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 / UBI TRANSPORTS Transports and creativ mobility. Contact : Mrs AZOULAY NATHALIE – Phone : +33183648530 /   HELIO PUR TECHNOLOGIES Recycling of water from the sun and without emitting greenhouse gases. Contact : /   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 /   ECOV Ecov is a start-up expert carpool. ecov accompanies businesses and communities in achieving carpool solutions. Contact : /   Meet French startups the 3th December…   ECOV Ecov is a start-up expert carpool. ecov accompanies businesses and communities in achieving carpool solutions. Contact : /   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 /   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 - /   CORNIS Space technology for wind turbines blade security. Contact : /   UBI TRANSPORTS Transports and creativ mobility. Contact : Mrs AZOULAY NATHALIE - Phone : +33183648530 /   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 /   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 /   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 - /   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: /   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 /   Meet French startups the 5th December… 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 / 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 : / Meet French startups the 7th December… 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 /   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 / ADIONICS Adionics is a young innovative company developing the water desalination AquaOmnes technology. Contact : Mr DE SOUZA GUILLAUME - Phone : +33169194167 / BOOSTTHEAT The revolutionary boiler which halves energy costs and your impact on the environment. Contact : Phone : + 33 (0)4 48 21 60 51 - Email : / 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 / Meet French startups the 8th December… 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 /   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:   /   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 : / 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 / EGREEN Energy saving in buildings through monitoring consumption and behavior change. Meet French startups the 9th December… AMPLIFYNATURE Professional land use and ecological engineering. 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 :    / 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 / Site officiel :  

Xavier Thuret: The flying cheesemaker

Thomas ILHE - 30-nov.-2015 09:28:22

Cheese defines France. Enter a fromagerie, and each disc of cheese has a story to tell; of history, tradition, and terroir. Of a manufacturing process that has been followed for hundreds of years. For fromagier Xavier Thuret, who in 2007 earned the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France, or the “best artisan of France” among cheesemakers, “cheese is an inexhaustible field of taste discoveries and experiments”. Referred to as the “flying cheesemaker”, Thuret has travelled from Korea to Kazakhstan, Japan to the US, converting people into “cheese enthusiasts”. Thuret was in New Delhi last month for a cheese-tasting event held at the French Embassy. Walking us through the myriad colours, textures and smells of the best of European cheeses on display, he spoke about how he became a fromagier and his favourite cheeses. Edited excerpts from an interview: Could you describe your initiation into cheese-making? Just like Obelix fell into a cauldron of magic potion, I feel I also fell into a magical pot of cheese and that turned my world around. My grandparents started making cheese in the 1950s when we were in Brie (in northern France). I remember when I was five or six years old, I watched my mother as she milked a cow. I still remember the smell of the fresh milk. And then, a few hours and a couple of ingredients later, the liquid milk turned into solid cheese as I watched like a wide-eyed kid. It felt like magic and still gives me goosebumps! That was the first time I followed the process of cheese-making. When did you first try your hands at making cheese? At age 6, after I had closely observed the process being carried out by my parents a couple of times, I wanted to imitate them. So I made Brie from scratch and to the surprise of everyone, it turned out to be quite edible and rather delicious. What was the first cheese you tasted? I remember, as a child, I would eat Camembert with French baguettes with salty butter for supper almost every day and that is my first memory of cheese. Then there was Brie of course, which was the local produce. France is a very small country but every 50km you travel, you’ll notice a different landscape, climate, personality of people. This variety is also reflected in our cheeses. Currently, there are 1,200 types of cheeses just from France. Brie, made around Paris, where I live, is my favourite. What are some of the great cheeses produced outside of France? This is difficult but I really like Stilton, an English cheese, the Italian blue cheese Gorgonzola, and also Manchego from Spain. You like experimenting with cheese pairings. What’s the oddest pairing which has worked? When I was visiting Colombia in Latin America, I had paired Roquefort, a blue cheese made of sheep’s milk, with banana and it turned out to be amazing! In France, we don’t mix Roquefort with fruits or nuts so this was by far the craziest, but it tasted surprisingly delicious. Somewhere else, I had come across a combination of cheese with tea jelly. I have also combined some fresh goat cheeses with Indian spices and the outcome was good. Do you think French cheeses can work well with Indian cuisine? India already produces its own kind of cheese—paneer. So cheese is not alien to India. Also, some French cheeses, such as Comté, are great to be cooked with potatoes or cauliflower, which are frequently used in Indian cuisine. Also, at a similar event in March, I noticed Indians are very familiar with French cheeses and could even recognize the ones on display by name. I believe India can be a home to our cheeses as well. Source: Mint Lounge, November 28, Preetha Banerjee

Air Liquide Medical System look far ahead after celebrating their 7th Make in India anniversary

Purva Marwaha - 27-nov.-2015 08:15:27

  Air Liquide Medical Systems Pvt. Ltd. (ALMS), the medical equipment subsidiary of Air Liquide Healthcare, celebrated today, in the presence of the Ambassador of France in India, H.E. François Richier, their 7 th year of manufacturing activities in India. On this occasion, ALMS unveiled their new Orion G ventilator, the first CE marked ventilator to be manufactured in India for both domestic and international markets. The launch of this new ventilator falls within Air Liquide Medical Systems (ALMS) strategy to bring high-technology devices to the domestic Healthcare Sector. Orion G is indeed the most advanced among 7 types of ventilators in India proposed by ALMS. Besides ventilators, ALMS also manufactures CE marked Medical Air Compressors in India which are now exported to various countries. Orion G ventilator, developed with the support of ALMS teams in France will meet the requirements of ventilators in ICU, emergency and post-operative wards. It will feature color touch screen and battery backup. Orion G will be manufactured at the ISO 13485 certified ALMS plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, will be in conformity with the latest European norms.   “We strongly believe in empowering our teams in India in order to develop our manufacturing and R&D activities also with the objective of exporting certified devices worldwide” said Mr. Jean-Marc Giner, Group Chairman of Air Liquide Medical Systems.   About Air Liquide Group: Air Liquide Healthcare supplies medical gases, home healthcare services, hygiene products, medical equipment and specialty ingredients. In 2014, it served over 7,500 hospitals and 1,2 million patients at home throughout the world. The Group’s Healthcare business reached € 2,570 million in revenues in 2014, with the support of its 12,000 employees. Air Liquide Medical Systems Pvt Ltd- Air Liquide Medical Systems is a company of the Air Liquide Group and has been present in India for the past 34 years with sales and services facilities in more than 20 cities. Along with these manufacturing activities, ALMS also provides extensive services to its clients and maintains about 6,000 ventilators all over the country. ALMS has an efficient in house R&D department which specializes in hardware, software, medical design and plastics.   About Business France: 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 V.I.E 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:   Company Contact S. Sivakumar, Managing director, Air Liquide Medical Systems PVT Ltd. Plot No.36, Annai Indira Nagar | Okkiyam Thoraipakkam | Chennai 600097| INDIA Tel: +91 (0) 44 4385 11 16/17 | Fax: +91 (0) 44 2458 00 43 | Web: Press contacts: Purva Marwaha, Trade Officer, Business France, New Delhi 01143196306-08376895005/   Thomas ILHE Trade Officer, Business France, New Delhi 01143196303-08376895005/    

Thibaut Fabre, Country Head   Welcome to the French Trade Commission Business France in India!   Our key mission is to promote trade relations between France and India . We assist French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets in India, while helping Indian businesses to identify potential French suppliers and technical partners.   In India, our 4 offices are located in the business hubs of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. We have a dedicated multicultural team of over 30 experts in the following growing sectors: - Agro-business; - Lifestyle, Consumer Goods and Healthcare; - Infrastructure, Transport and Industry; - ICTs, Retails and Services.   Our Trade Commission also has a Press office in charge of helping French companies to communicate in India as well as a Market Access Department enabling them to better understand and adjust to the Indian regulatory and fiscal framework.  


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