Elle Malaysia celebrates wins at MPA Malaysia Awards 2015

Lyslie Legendre - 05-nov.-2015 08:51:30
The MPA Malaysia Awards, the countrys flagship celebration of the magazine industry received nearly 140 entries this year.   The awards were given out at a ceremony held at Kumpulan Media Karangkraf in Shah Alam. Mongoose Publishing brand ELLE Malaysia claimed two awards yesterday : -           - a silver for Editorial features for State of the Female Nation;   -           - a gold for Front Cover for its June issue featuring Angelina Jolie.

Malaysia’s first floating solar farm installation started at Sungai Labu Water Treatment Plant

Kim Hwa KHOO - 04-nov.-2015 03:19:38
With some 70 lakes found suitable in Peninsular Malaysia for developing floating photovoltaic (PV) systems, Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) has just embarked on its a 108 kWp pilot system in Sg Labu Water Treatment Plant in Silak Tinggi Reservoir, Selangor. The project, which is owned by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, is 80% funded by the Malaysian Electricity Supply Industries Trust Account or known by its Malay acronym AAIBE (Akaun Amanah Industri Bekalan Elektrik), while the rest is by TNB. The pilot floating PV systems project commenced in March 2015 and for completion of the study by November 2016. The 432 solar panels installed on the floating platform made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) will be able to generate the equivalent to the solar energy consumed by 20 houses annually. The very innovative French company Ciel & Terre International is the solar island designer and the patented Hydrelio(c) floats technology provider of TNB Research’s floating solar farm. They have already implemented various large scale solar farms on lakes in Japan, Korea, UK, and Brazil. The others core partners of this R&D project are Singaporean REC Solar Pte. Ltd. which supplies the solar panels, and the local engineering company OGM Sdn. Bhd. which carries out the installation and engineering works. The installation of the floating solar farm is estimated to be completed in November 2015. TNB Research team would then carry out the data collection and energy efficiency analysis based on the solar panels angle and the height between the floating platform and underwater surface. Should the project proves to be successful, TNB will look at how to replicate and promote the initiative in the other lakes. Indeed, the country is expected to achieve the installation of 2000 MW of renewable energy by 2020. Today, the installed capacity of RE is 500 MW.   Point of contact:   Caroline PELAEZ-HUE Business France – French Trade Commission Senior Trade Advisor, Head of Industries, Energy and Cleantech     Harold MEURISSE Ciel et Terre International International Business Manager    

Medica Compamed 2015: Meet French exhibitors at the France Pavilion from 16th to 19th of November

Lyslie Legendre - 03-nov.-2015 04:19:49
COMPAMED takes place in Dusseldorf, Germany and  is the leading international market place for the medical supplier industry and product development! Thus COMPAMED is No. 1 for the medical supplier industry.    More than 750 exhibitors from 40 nations More than 17,000 international trade visitors 11.000 qm floor space COMPAMED takes place in connection with MEDICA, and in this way depicts the complete process chain for medical products More than 4,800 exhibitors at MEDICA are potential visitors of COMPAMED COMPAMED takes place in connection with MEDICA and offers a wide range of technology and service solutions for use in the medical engineering industry – from new materials, components, intermediate products, packaging and services all the way over to more complex order processing (EMS) and nanotechnology. Companies on involved in this event: ·          AD REM TECHNOLOGY ·          ALTEOR ·          AM CUBE ·          AMINOGRAM ·          APHEX BIOCLEAN FRANCE ·          APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGIQUES AVANCEES - A T A ·          ARTS ENERGY ·          ATELIERS DU HAUT FOREZ ·          Avalun ·          AWEL INTERNATIONAL ·          AXFIL ·          Bertin Technologies ·          BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES ·          BIO EVOLUTION ·          BRETAGNE COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL ·          CAIR LGL ·          CARINA ·          CASTRES- MAZAMET TECHNOPOLE ·          CIR MEDICAL ·          CISBIO BIOASSAYS ·          COLDWAY ·          COMPTOIR GENERAL DU RESSORT ·          CRYONIC MEDICAL ·          DELPHARM BIOTECH ·          DIACLONE ·          Dtamedical ·          E I H F ·          EIHF-ISOFROID ·          ETABLISSEMENTS ASTRA ·          ETABLISSEMENTS DESSILLONS & DUTR ·          EUROCELL DIAGNOSTICS ·          EVOLUCARE TECHNOLOGIES ·          FAVI LE LAITON INJECTE ·          FAVI S.A. ·          FOURES SAS ·          FUMOUZE DIAGNOSTICS ·          GROUPE LEPINE ·          HOLTEX ·          i2a ·          I-CARE CLUSTER ·          ID bio ·          ID bio SAS ·          JCM MED ·          JRI ·          LA DIFFUSION TECHNIQUE FRANCAISE ·          LABORATOIRE DU SOLVIREX ·          Laboratoire PROTECSOM ·          LE GUELLEC ·          LID ·          LOXOS ·          MANUDO MEDICAL ·          MATIFAS ·          MCCB ·          MEDICAL INNOVATION DEVELOPPEMENT ·          MEDICAL PROCESS ·          MEDIFF ·          MEDINOVA INTERNATIONAL ·          MEZIERE IDC ·          MICROVAL ·          MULTIWELL ·          NEOSCAN MEDICAL ·          NG Biotech ·          NOWAK ·          OPTIMIZ ·          PAROLAI ·          PIXIENCE ·          Plastifrance ·          POLIDIS ·          PROGRESS SILICONES S.A.S. ·          QUIES ·          RM INGENIERIE ·          ROVIPHARM ·          SA GALVANOPLASTIE INDUSTRIELLE ·          Saft ·          SAFT ·          SANIVAP ·          SARL JCM MED ·          SATISFORM ·          SILIOS TECHNOLOGIES ·          SKINEXIANS ·          SNEP POLIDIS ·          SOLSTEO ·          SPINEWAY ·          STARVAC GROUP ·          SURGICAL PERSPECTIVE ·          TECHNOFLEX ·          TEKNIMED ·          TERRAILLON ·          TESALYS ·          THUASNE ·          TOP CLEAN PACKAGING GROUP ·          TRIOPLANEX FRANCE SA ·          VALMY SAS ·          VALMY SAS ·          VECTEC ·          VERRE ET QUARTZ TECHNOLOGIES ·          VIGILIO ·          YSY MEDICAL SAS ·          ZEAKON DIAGNOSTICS  

L’Occitane heads to Hautes Alpes in search of spring water/CBN

Lyslie Legendre - 03-nov.-2015 04:10:36
"French cosmetics company L’Occitane en Provence has signed an agreement with the commune of Réotier in the Hautes Alpes region to use thermal spring water from its ‘petrified fountain’ in its skin care products. The water, which filters through layers of dolomite and gypsum is rich in calcium bicarbonate; the water exits the rock at 21°C and then degasses, precipitating the calcium into stalactites. The minerals in the water are known to affect the mechanism of the skin and the company is optimistic that the water will have useful properties for use in its products. Bénédicte Le Bris, Director General of Research and Development at L’Occitane, said: “We will perform formulation tests in the lab for several months to determine the principal actives in this water that could go into creams or shampoos."   The agreement allows L’Occitane to take a maximum of 5,000 litres of water per year over a two-year period. The company has suggested it will take around six years to develop products based on it. “The objective is to be able to use the water while respecting the integrity of the site,” said Jean-Charles Lhommet, in charge of sustainability at L’Occitane. “The use has to be both reasonable and sustainable.” Although the water is of interest in the short-term, Jean-François Gonidec, CEO of LOccitane, said the fountain could represent another business opportunity. “Depending on how the project progresses, we haven’t ruled out building a factory nearby,” he added. It is also hoped the fountain will now become a tourist attraction; L’Occitane is understood to have put aside €12,000 to build a car park with disabled access in anticipation of future visitors." Source :

Airbus sets up customer service centre in Malaysia

Kim Hwa KHOO - 02-nov.-2015 08:06:59
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has launched officially its RM24mil customer service centre in Sepang, Malaysia on 29th October 2015. Based at its joint-venture maintenance unit Sepang Aircraft Engineering facility, Airbus Customer Service in Malaysia will provide major aircraft engineering and repair design services such as retrofits, modifications, and complex repairs to the their global customers. The centre would provide employment to over 130 skilled local and international engineers and mechanics, including returning talents when fully operational.


Kim Hwa KHOO - 30-oct.-2015 03:18:16
Créative France is the story of accentuating the ‘creative’, both literally and figuratively. It’s the story of a different approach, of the spark ignited by phrases and by words and images. It’s the story of an airliner that gains a second deck, of a coding school that becomes a nexus for learning, of a pastry that is coveted like a precious jewel. It’s the story of a strong visual identity that is at once bold, elegant, prominent, modern, dynamic, surprising, flexible and unifying. It’s the story of a creative, unconventional campaign that highlights our country’s full range of strengths, skills and savoir-faire. And for good reason – France is at the forefront of technology, design, industry and education, to name but a few sectors. It’s the story of France today: solid fundamentals enhanced by an outstanding ability to innovate and a constant push to break new ground. Equal parts playful and serious-minded, France bucks convention while reaching for the top. France has appeal… and creativity!   For more information on Créative France, please visit:

Sustainable city: the 3D-demonstrator Astainable®

Kim Hwa KHOO - 30-oct.-2015 03:13:30
The winner of the call for projects issued by the French Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Treasury Department (DGT) in 2014, the consortium of Eiffage, Egis and Engie presented on Monday, October 19, the urban design digital tool "Astainable®" aimed at the export of the French knowhow in sustainable city development under the Vivapolis brand. Based on the 3D-model of the city of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, Astainable® digital tool displays a wide range of the French solutions adapted to the needs of the city and contributing to reducing the ecological footprint while considering all the peculiarities of the local territory. Astainable® incorporates 350 French technical, industrial or engineering solutions in the areas, such as ecological transport, energy, smart city, responsible water and waste management and sustainable construction.     The pressure on sustainable city can be explained by three urgent needs: - environmental, as a consequence of global rapid urbanization with an additional 2.5 billion citizen dwellers by 2050 ; - social, derived from the urban migration triggered by the economic growth; - economic, which requires to build faster and cheaper.
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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