Mercure Hotel in Kota Kinabalu received overwhelming response from local and foreign investors, 24th July 2015 - 28-juil.-2015 04:57:35
Mercure hotel sale and leaseback scheme enjoys high take-up rate with 120 suites already taken up. According to a statement by global property consultant Knight Frank Malaysia, the hotel offers 130 units of fully furnished suites for interested investors. The sizes of the suites range from 642 sq ft to 1,370 sq ft, with layout selections of one, two and three-room suites. Only 10 units are left, selling from RM726,000 to RM1,494,000. Mercure Hotel is located at Kota Kinabalu City Centre, 550m away from the Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal. The 25-storey hotel will comprise 315 hotel rooms and suites, with room sizes ranging from 689 sq ft to 1,475 sq ft. Facilities include rooftop swimming pool, rooftop gym, spa, restaurant and bar. With its proximity to the South China Sea and Signal Hill Park, Mercure Hotel will enjoy both sea and forest views. The construction of the hotel started in 2012 and will be completed by year end. It should open its doors in January 2016. The four-star hotel will be managed and operated by French company, Accor Group — this is its first Mercure brand hotel in Malaysia. Mercure Hotel is one of Accor Groups 11 hotel brands. Currently, the group has nine hotels under four brands in Malaysia, namely Pullman, Novotel, Ibis and Avangio.

The French Nautical Industries Federation - 23-juil.-2015 06:11:41
The French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN) aims to defend, represent and promote the different sectors of the French nautical industries both at home and abroad. The FIN currently has more than 600 members, representing more than 80% of the industry’s turnover. In contact with the authorities on the regional, national, and European level, the French Nautical Industries Federation assists and advises companies in legal, social, economic and technical issues, 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 • 75 015 PARIS • France Tel. +33 (0)1 44 37 04 00 • Fax. +33 (0)1 45 77 21 88 source : Clic here for more information about French companies 

Medical devices: « Medium companies are today’s France real champions »

INTERVIEW WITH SNITEM - 23-juil.-2015 06:05:31
Medical devices: « Medium companies are today’s France real champions » The field of technical innovation for medical devices in France is made of hundreds of startups, 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.    

L’Oréal to start 3D-printing skin

BioSpectrum, June 2015 - 22-juil.-2015 04:53:06
France-based cosmetic giant LOréal has joined hands with bio-engineering start-up Organovo to 3D-print human skin. Organovo, specializes in 3D-printing human organs and tissue and has partnered with many pharmaceutical companies and academic institutions in the past. LOréal said in its press release that the 3D printed skin will be used for new product testing, to ensure safety of products. LOréal currently grows skin samples from tissues donated by plastic surgery patients.

French giant LVMH acquires Asian beauty start-up Luxola - 21-juil.-2015 05:40:37
Prestigious French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH has acquired beauty e-commerce start-up Luxola for a figure believed to be in the tens of millions of dollars. The purchase of four-year-old Luxola is being done through LVMHs cosmetics unit Sephora. The deal will enable Sephora to expand its business in South-east Asia using Luxolas e-commerce platform as a springboard. […] Luxola has 120 staff in 12 markets in South-east Asia, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and India. It sells about 10,000 beauty products from 300 brands, including Clinique, SK-II and LOréal.   Industry insiders said Luxola struck an eight-figure deal, making it one of the largest start-up acquisition deals in the last three years. […]

Sydonie: French fashion for Malaysian women

Lyslie Legendre - 01-juil.-2015 10:53:27
Sydonie was founded by the French designer and former model Marie Sydonie. The fashion label was showcased at KL Fashion Weekend 2014, Waste2Wear Global Leadership Awards and collaborated with Miss Universe Malaysia 2015.   On the 25 th of June, Sydonie celebrated its 3 rd birthday and the launch of her official online store. On this occasion, a private fashion show was held at Nathalie’s Gourmet to showcase Marie Sydonies new collection.  

PREMIUM : an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment

Lyslie Legendre - 01-juil.-2015 10:06:03
PREMIUM is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. With more than 60,000 visitors, some 1,500 collections on show, and approximately 23,000 square meters of exhibition space, PREMIUM is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at this scale and level of quality. PREMIUM’s calling card: Each and every season, the most in-demand high-fashion collections, the most innovative products, and the most leading trends from around the globe are united in one place, from womenswear, menswear, denim, and sportswear to footwear and accessories like handbags and jewelry. The motto: quality over quantity. The means: consistent curatorial standards, continuous research, and the integration of new collections. The goal: providing clients with outstanding conditions for placing orders as well as the inspirational push to stay ahead in a very competitive market. The season-to-season fine-tuning of the brand portfolio, the high proportion of new collections (25-30%), and the integration of innovative new concepts are what keep PREMIUM consistently unique, one season after another. At PREMIUM, the needs of the retail market are always at the forefront. A clear, well-structured concept, easy-to-access information, stringent brand standards, and comprehensive service are designed to make the work of both exhibitors and trade show visitors efficient and enjoyable. Strong brands, one strong trade show, an alliance grounded in one key quality: The name says it all— PREMIUM. It’s been more than 10 years since the first PREMIUM took place in January 2003. Since then, the revolutionary concept, the unique locations, the creative potential of the city of Berlin, and the visionary spirit of the PREMIUM founders have combined to make PREMIUM a leading event on the world’s fashion and lifestyle stage. PREMIUM is open exclusively to trade professionals: exhibitors, buyers and representatives of the press. More about Premium   French exhibitors : American Vintage, Anna Studio, Brigitte Bardot, IRO, La Manufacture, Les racines du ciel, Léon & Harper, Prêt Pour Partir, Weill, Sessun… More about French brands  
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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