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Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta, from the 14th to 17th of March 2017: Business Forum on Energy Efficiency and Future Grid

Shahrir Shahreza - 30-mars-2017 10:44:15

11 French industry experts had the opportunity to meet with major actors in the Malaysian and Indonesian markets. The continuous support from the national electricity operators from Indonesia, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), has undoubtedly ensured the success of this event. This year was the 3rd edition in Malaysia and the first in Indonesia. This platform has allowed our French companies to showcase their know-how within these fast growing markets of ASEAN. The event also provides a conducive and constructive environment through B2B meetings, where both local key players and French companies, were able to share their expertise and understanding on how they could work together in the near future. All participants agreed that the occasion has facilitated their business development activities and also promoted new business opportunities.

French healthcare, the brand of healthcare industry abroad

Lyslie Legendre, Senior Trade Advisor, Business France Malaysia - 22-mars-2017 04:13:51

Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, and Jean-Marie Le Guen, Secretary of State for Development and Francophonie, opened the conference on French Healthcare expertise on the 15 th of March in Paris. The conference, which brought together the main players in the French healthcare industry, was the occasion to launch the brand "French Healthcare". The result of a public and private initiative, this "export label" aims to take a new step in promoting the French offer. Health products are France’s third-largest export market with € 28,7 billion and a positive contribution to France’s trade balance of € 3.3 billion in 2015. France hosts four of the world’s 25 most innovative public research institutes according to the Thomson-Reuters rankings.    

AccorHotels will launch three hotels in Malaysia this year

Lyslie Legendre - 06-mars-2017 09:23:27

AccorHotels, the French multinational hotel group, will launch three hotels in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah in 2017. The hotels will be located in Kuala Lumpur, Taiping and Kota Kinabalu.   Novotel in Taiping and Mercure in Kota Kinabalu will be mid-scale boutique hotels, launched respectively in May and June. T he Mercure Kuala Lumpur Selangor, a budget friendly hotel, will be launched in the third quarter of the year.   Source : The Star / Bernama

EUMCCI-UTM Seminar on Ocean Energy: Aqua Powering the Future

Jean Poireau - 05-déc.-2016 08:32:12

  Business France , as part of the project Support for European Business in South East Asia Malaysia Markets Component - SEBSEAM and as the leader of the sector "Energy and Environment" , has organized a symposium on Marine Renewable Energies (MRE). The event was organized in collaboration with the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Malaysia ( EUMCCI) and the Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM ).   The event, dedicated to investment opportunities in the MRE sector, allowed 6 French companies ( Bardot Ocean, DCNS, Guinard Energies, NOV-BLM, Principia, Sabella ), all specialized in Ocean Thermal Energy, Tidal Barrage, Tidal Current Energy and Wave Energy to meet with local actors of the MRE sector (Universities, local authorities and private actors).   Programs over the two days included general market analysis, networking sessions and presentations of the European know-how and offer. This event offered a good opportunity to European companies to better understand the market and to meet with the local players.  

The French Hospitality School Vatel opens in Malaysia

Lyslie Legendre - 29-nov.-2016 11:50:22

First set up in Paris in 1981, Vatel - International Business School Hotel & Tourism Management has grown and bounds to own 31 campuses over 4 continents with a large network of 29, 000 alumni. It has recently expanded its wings to Malaysia and City University College of Science and Technology as an official licensed college to deliver out the Vatel School curriculum in its Petaling Jaya campus. This collaboration aims to meet the growing needs of the tourism industry in Malaysia and was launched with a signing ceremony witnessed by H.E Christophe Penot, the Ambassador of France to Malaysia.    At the event, Vatel took the opportunity to sign agreements with Double Tree by Hilton, Accord, Dorsett Group and Aloft.

Esthetics International Group Berhad and the French beauty equipment company LPG have signed a distribution agreement

Lyslie Legendre - 07-nov.-2016 10:33:49

The distribution agreement was signed earlier this year between the whollyowned subsidiary of EIG (EIG Dermal Wellness) and LPG Systems (LPG) which grants the Malaysian company the exclusive right to sell and distribute LPG skin care equipment through the professional beauty and wellness market in Malaysia for a period of one year. The agreement enables EIG to further leverage and expand its distribution of professional skin care and beauty equipment through all appropriate distribution channels, including professional salons. Source 

Malaysian fashion set to take the stage in Paris

Olivier Colin - 27-sept.-2016 06:21:10

10 talented Malaysian fashion designers, Bon Zainal, Bill Keith, Fizi Woo, Jo Disaya, Keith Kee, Porosus, Ruzz Gahara, Sakura Malaysia, Tanoti and Toi-The Dressmakers have been selected to showcase their ready-to-wear spring/summer 2017 collection in Paris during the global launch of Malaysia Fashion Week 2016 in conjunction with Paris Fashion Week. The famous King’s River boat located at the Escale the Grenelle along the River Seine will play host to the fashion show that will unveil these labels to the fashion world on the second day of the Paris Fashion Week. Jointly organized by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and Malaysia’s leading lifestyle fashion event organiser, STYLO International Sdn Bhd. Malaysia Fashion Week is a public-private initiative dedicated to provide a platform for social and commercial innovation and opens doors to better engagement with designers, traders and buyers from all over the world.   Source: 

Welcome to the French Trade Commission – Business France office in Malaysia! “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.” As a member of the French diplomatic network in Malaysia, Business France’s three missions are: - Fostering export growth by French businesses. - Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.


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