The French Pavilion, organised by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will showcase innovative companies on stand D180 (Hall 4) at the Infosecurity Europe 2016 trade show, which will take place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London on 7-9 June 2016. This year’s edition is expected to attract approximately 12,000 visitors hailing from 77 countries. The companies showcasing on the French Pavilion specialise in a variety of different IT security sectors, such as: privileged user control, web applications firewall, vulnerability scanning, identification/authentication (strong and mobile) and electronic signature, identity and access management, secure performance virtualisation and monitoring, secure contract dematerialisation, secure remote connection and anti‑SPAM. The Infosecurity Europe trade show is considered the best platform in Europe for selling and promoting IT security products and services. This year sees a number of French newcomers to this sector, most of whom are new to trading in the UK. A whole host of new products and technologies will therefore be showcased for the first time during this event. Proudly displaying the France Cybersecurity label, the French Pavilion will benefit from a Business France welcoming area, which will direct visitors to the stand towards the French exhibitors they are looking for. Exhibitors who are based in France will be looking in particular to develop partnerships in the UK and will be available for one-to-one meetings on the French Pavilion. Created in 2015, the France Cybersecurity label provides French cybersecurity solutions on an international scale, demonstrating the quality and functionality of the products and services it endorses to both consumers and international buyers. Come and meet the exhibitors at the French Pavilion on booth D180: OVELIANE: The opening and the connection of the information systems have involved a strong need for security. This resulted in the first instance by a partitioning of the private networks and the implementation of a multitude of peripheral device security technologies (filtering, proxy, firewall, sonde, IPS). It becomes very difficult to get an overview of its security and the risks involved. Moreover, the progress of the needs has led to the encryption of the exchanges and of all flows from one end to another of the chain of the information transfer. In fact, network security technologies are reaching their limits, the verification can be properly performed only on the two ends of the chain: the user workstation and the server. Oveliane was born of this principle by constructing its offer based on these two observations Need of monitoring Security endings Over time, the teams that created Oveliane have acquired the tools and focused developments to address this issue. Today, one of the solutions meets each of the points: Server security: OSE Workstation security: Calyx Suite Oveliane, a French computer security software editor, has a highly developed expertise in the design of security solutions for the operating systems (servers and workstations). For more information on Oveliane, visit: www.oveliane.com/en/home SECLUDIT: SecludIT helps Businesses, Managed Services Providers, Integrators and their customers, with risk management for their data, servers and networks. Pioneer of Cloud infrastructures security, founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance, SecludIT is a worldwide recognised player for its technologies proven results and cyber risk management approach. SecludIT provides security services and software to help securing infrastructures and data, Web and e-commerce sites. SecludIT main product, Elastic Detector, supports all infrastructure types: physical, virtualised, Cloud or hybrid. It incorporates a set of technologies that provides active continuous surveillance of computing and storage infrastructures and fully automated servers audits. SecludIT is a software company, founded by seasoned experts in data centers and network infrastructures security, virtualisation, and cryptography. Started in 2011 to answer security and vulnerability problems in Cloud infrastructures, the enterprise has become an industry recognised player and has built partnerships with such companies as Amazon Web Services, HP, IBM and VMware. SecludIT has received many innovation prizes in the cloud computing security domain. The company develops Elastic Detector, a comprehensive software suite to identify vulnerabilities of computing infrastructures, make them and data they host secured, through innovative approaches, full automation and continuous operations. For more information on Secludit, visit: https://secludit.com/en/ IS DECISIONS: IS Decisions makes it easy to manage and secure your Microsoft Windows and Active Directory Infrastructure. With solutions for user access control, file auditing, server and desktop reporting, and remote installations, IS Decisions combines the powerful security today’s business world mandates with the innovative simplicity the modern user expects. Over 3,400 customers around the world rely on IS Decisions to prevent security breaches; ensure compliance with major regulations, such as SOX, FISMA and HIPAA; and gain time and cost-savings for IT. Our solutions ensure best in class, reliable security yet are remarkably simple to install and simple to use. A great effort is made to develop innovative and simple UX (user experience) that the modern user expects – unlike the typically complicated solutions designed for IT users. IS Decisions, founded in 2000, is a Microsoft Silver Partner based in Biarritz, France. For more information on IS Decisions, visit: www.isdecisions.com INENDI (ESI GROUP): INENDI is the newborn Cyber Security Unit of the ESI Group, leader in the provision of virtual product engineering solutions. Founded over 40 years ago, ESI Group has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products in different environments. INENDI’s team of experts has developed a platform of solutions tailored to answer the critical needs of its constomers, which includes: Boosting SIEM investment: Learning how to fine-tune cybersecurity solutions through Deep Log Investigation; Increasing human resilience against hackers: Dedicated investigation tools that bring back “Human-in-the-Loop”; Challenging Cyber Security Management strategies: Facing the facts and taking advantage of weak signals detection tools and audits. INENDI gives its customers the means to empower their own cyber-success! For more information on INENDI, visit: www.esi-group.com ADVENS: The number 1 French specialist in information security management, Advens enables its clients to make headway in the field of security. Founded over 15 years ago, the company employs more 100 members of staff in France and boasts over 300 ongoing clients both in France and abroad and a turnover of 10 million euros. Advens brings together all skills, from governance to security operations management. It is skilled in itaking into account the many sector-specific needs of its clients, and the challenging roles of each individual with whom it collaborates. Innovative and efficient, Advens provides optimum solutions that address the partciular needs of its target markets. For more information on Advens, visit: www.advens.fr SECLAB: A unique, global solution which uses hardware to enable the exchange of data while simultaneously making cyber attacks on critical infrastructures physically impossible. The number of cyber attacks and their severity is increasing all the time. Regulators are imposing physical isolation while operators have a practical need to be connected. Seclab proposes a global solution which reconciles both requirements. The solution enables you to respect increasingly strict regulations while at the same time allowing operators to maintain the vital connections needed for the management of their networks. This powerful combination guarantees complete security while also offering the freedom to remain connected. For more information on Seclab, visit: www.seclab-solutions.com/en/ 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 VIE international internship programme. Founded on 1 January 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 more information on Business France, visit www.businessfrance.fr or contact: Thibaut Barde Project Manager – Digital Trust & Cyber Security Business France Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For further information on this press release, contact: Business France UK Press Office Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org View other press releases at: www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/
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On 7-8 April 2016, waste management technology company Pellenc ST celebrated its 15th birthday at its head office in Pertuis in France, opening its doors to the public and showcasing its innovation and technology in optical sorting. The programme for Pellenc’s 15th birthday celebrations included: - Plenary session, including discussions on the circular economy and testimonials on recycling trends around the world; - Workshops on innovation, the QC process, the international dimension and the future of waste management; - Networking event with drinks and music; - Tour of the Pellenc ST waste sorting plant; - Demos of Pellenc ST products. Having recently announced that it had made a delivery of 20 optical sorting machines to the largest single-line materials recovery facility and one of the most advanced of its kind in Europe, Ambiente S.p.A. in San Vitaliano (NA) in Italy, it was a great opportunity for Pellenc ST to celebrate! Pellenc ST would like to thank the 200 visitors from all over the world that came together to mark the occasion on the first day of Pellenc ST’s Open House. Pellenc ST also launched a brand new look for 2016 last week, which reflects its corporate values and beliefs. The new logo features the five pillars of the company: Innovation, Industry, International, Involvement and Independence. Each of these categories defines who Pellenc ST is. Pellenc ST will be revealing more details on each category over the coming days on its website: www.pellencst.com Pellenc ST has been designing and manufacturing optical sorting equipment machines for household and industrial waste and recycling since 2001. The technology used to sort these materials involves near infrared, middle infrared, vision and induction technologies. Pellenc ST’s sorting solutions are invaluable to the recycling industry. The company is actively developing new sorting solutions for single stream recycling. With over 1000 machines installed in well-known companies in over 40 countries around the world (including Veolia in the UK) Pellenc ST is a recognised leader in the waste management industry and boasts a turnover of more than €20 million. All materials can have a second life if they are suitably sorted and recycled. Pellenc ST is therefore a key player in developing and strengthening the circular economy in France and around the world. Employees at Pellenc ST celebrating 15 years as a company at the end of the evening
Atout France is announcing the launch of its new ‘France as a modern tale’ video The video is a new twist on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, embodies key French destinations and pays homage to classic French hallmarks such as style, elegance, fashion and romance. The 1m40s video is hosted on the Atout France homepage and will be distributed virally. Behind the story The film tells the modern story of one of the most famous fairy tales, Cinderella. Unbeknown to many, Cinderella is the creation of the French writer Charles Perrault. By taking a classic fairy tale and interpreting it in a contemporary way, Atout France portrays a tale that reflects modern France through creativity, its historical background, elegance and style. By using a glamorous Parisian setting, contemporary French designers and luxury standards synonymous with France, and subtle symbols, the film sets itself apart as a unique and original destination video. Watch the video in full here Partners and symbolism Through storytelling and Cinderella’s journey, the film incorporates key French partner destinations in a subtle and evocative way. This is achieved by carefully using renowned destination symbols and brand associations placed throughout the story. By portraying French hallmarks and destination associations, values such as culture, history, literature, food, wine, fashion and luxury aspire to appeal to British travellers. French partner destinations involved and their associations are as follows: Paris – Iconic luxury setting Lyon – Festival of light Toulouse – Known as the pink city Bordeaux – Wine production Alsace – Gastronomy Provence – Flowers of Provence Champagne – Champagne production Alps-Mont Blanc – Mountains, snow, winter sports French Riviera – Glamour Biarritz – France’s leading surfing destination Normandy – Historical France such as the D-day landing beaches Brittany – The Breton stripes and shirts Behind the scenes The video is directed by Eric Beaupré, a Canadian filmmaker and graphic designer, and Laure Bernard, a French photographer and director. Both reside in Paris. Eric and Laure were inspired by French luxury brands, fashion photography campaigns and their artistic vision, echoing whimsical romanticism and a poetic mood. The video was shot at the famous Plaza Athénée Palace in Paris. The video is hosted online at uk.france.fr and on YouTube , and will be boosted via Atout France’s social media channels and sponsored posts. ‘What’s your Tour de France?’ campaign The film comes on the back of the launch of the 2016 edition of the ‘What’s your Tour de France?’ campaign. Now in its third year, the aim of the campaign is to increase awareness and strengthen the image of France in the UK, through creative elements such as print advertising and banner advertising on the platforms and escalators of the London Underground. Three radio spots were played on four radio stations across south-west England between 14–27 March 2016. The objective is to drive traffic to the uk.france.fr website. As per previous years, the regular france.fr website has been completely dedicated to the campaign. This year the site been redesigned, and now stands out with a strong visual look and humorous and enticing category labels. Emphasis has been placed on carefully chosen, engaging images, which first of all aim to inspire visitors and redirect traffic to partner websites. There are approximately 70 destinations involved in the campaign and four main carriers: Brittany Ferries, PO Ferries, DFDS Seaways, and voyages-sncf.com . New partners for 2016 are: Disneyland Paris, Novasol and Eurolines END For further information please contact: Anne Pedersen Head of Public Relations, Atout France Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0)20 7061 6624 Web: france.fr Note to Editors Full-length video: 1m40s A shorter 30-second version will be used as a teaser and distributed online. Full biographies on video directors are available upon request. The ‘What’s your Tour de France?’ campaign launched on 14 March and will run until the end of June. About ATOUT FRANCE - France Tourism Development Agency Atout France is responsible for promoting the development of the tourism industry, the country’s largest economic sector. Atout France’s primary mission is to maintain a detailed and permanent system for monitoring and analysing supply and demand in the tourist market. Atout France is also committed to promoting destinations and works with its partners to further tourism in France. This is achieved through marketing campaigns, online promotion and working closely with the travel trade sector. Atout France works in partnership with public and private organisations and companies involved in the tourism industry both in France and within UK and Ireland. Atout France develops its missions internationally through a network of 35 offices located in 32 countries. Atout France is represented in the UK and Ireland from its office in London, which employs 16 staff.
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Electronic trading of corporate bonds remains an activity difficult to access for many asset management players. Invivoo and Kepler Cheuvreux are now ready to offer them a highly cost-effective e-commerce platform, by combining their respective areas of expertise: excellence in credit research, direct access to listed markets and IT development capacity specifically in market finance. "We want to democratise electronic bond trading, as for many clients there are fairly significant barriers to market access," declares Stéphane Rio, Global Head of Debt & Derivatives at Kepler Cheuvreux . There are some 600 asset management companies in France, but the vast majority do not have access to electronic marketplaces dedicated to corporate bonds, such as Euronext Bondmatch, Euronext Bonds or EuroTLX to name a few. "The tools for connecting to these platforms remain too costly and interfaces are not particularly user-friendly", points out Guillaume Morel, CEO of IT systems company Invivoo , specialises in the financial sector. Breaking the vicious circle of under-liquidity on listed markets Basel III regulations and lower returns are forcing investment banks to cut back on their market-making activities, and this has had an impact on bond market liquidity. The October 2015 edition of the IMF financial stability report also pointed to a much more significant reduction in liquidity on corporate bonds than was seen during the 2013 "taper tantrum" crisis (due to the anticipated slowing of purchases by the US Federal Reserve). According to the EFAMA (European Fund and Asset Management Association), in order for liquidity to increase, there must be electronic platforms on which different types of bond holders and investors can come together . “The electronic bond trading platform we are developing in partnership with Invivoo will enable small-scale buy-side players to meet up with more traditional, larger-scale players in the marketplace and contribute to diversifying and increasing liquidity, thus setting a virtuous circle in motion" , explains Rio. The electronic platform is already operational Initiated over a year ago, the electronic platform project is now entering its operational phase. It will officially be launched in the second quarter of 2016. On a single screen, it will offer functions including research, analysis, viewing of prices and execution capacities. "It is a highly cost-effective platform, despite the complexity of the different functions offered, with a user interface that is worthy of the 21st century and in compliance with the regulatory security standards," says Morel. It is thus both an alternative and supplement to the famous RFQ (Request for Quotation). "It will also offer a response to regulatory changes, especially in terms of MiFID II, which will require more transparency in pre-trade and best execution," adds Rio. A blend of complementary expertise Kepler Cheuvreux provides access to its diversified institutional client base, offering its expertise in credit analysis, its membership of electronic marketplaces and its SOR (Smart Order Routing) technology. A SOR is a software layer used to intelligently route orders to different listing places, considering execution cost and liquidity sought, and thus meeting MiFID’s best execution requirements. Invivoo , meanwhile, designs and develops the platform, then operates it in production. Creating such a platform entails developing a whole host of functions, such as order placement and market access, some of which are quite complex, e.g. construction of order books, not to mention security issues. This calls for in-depth business expertise in the field of finance. I n addition to this expertise, Invivoo has drawn upon XComponent, its agile business software development technology. "Normally, such a platform would require two years of work for a team of five people," says Morel. "We developed it in ten months, using four full-time equivalents, thanks to XComponent." This also explains why the resulting offer is so cost-effective . “With XComponent, we were able to produce a rich client user interface, installed in client workstations using their graphics capabilities," explains Morel. "This in turn enables more user-friendliness, unlike thin client models, limited by web browser and HTML language capabilities." XComponent’s development flexibility will make it possible to easily add new functions later down the line, such as information flows, reporting tools, etc. About Invivoo Invivoo is specialised in managing and optimising information systems for finance. We operate all along the market activities software value chain, consistently striving to turn business requirements into effective solutions. Published by Invivoo, XComponent is a DevOps unified platform facilitating, accelerating and securing creation and maintenance of microservice-based applications. Thanks to its breakthrough technology combined with agile methods, XComponent makes it possible to produce real-time sector-specific applications, distributed in record time. Strongly rooted in its ecosystem, Invivoo is a member of Finance Innovation, Tech In France, Cap Digital, Croissance Plus and Club Décision DSI and is a founding member of France FinTech. For more details on Invivoo, visit: www.invivoo.com and www.xcomponent.com or contact: Guillaume Morel, CEO INVIVOO / XCOMPONENT Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +33 (0)1 80 88 70 00 Bruno Sanvoisin BS Conseil & Communication Email: email@example.com Tel: +33 (0)6 82 52 62 39 About Kepler Cheuvreux Kepler Cheuvreux is a top-flight, independent, European financial services group that specialises in consulting services and intermediation. The group, based in Paris, employs some 500 people. The multi-local company also has offices in Amsterdam, Boston, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich. Kepler Cheuvreux’ business is organised around four business lines: 1. Equities: share research, sales and trading 2. Debt & Derivatives: fixed income and derivatives research, sales and trading 3. Corporate Finance: mergers and acquisitions 4. Investment Solutions: cross-asset structured products, research certificates and proprietary indices Kepler Cheuvreux stands out for the quality and scope of its research, which drives all of its business lines • Europe’s largest research footprint: 675 shares tracked, 29 sectors, 12 countries. • Themed, macro-economic and quantitative surveys. • Cross asset strategies dedicated to investment products. For more details, visit: www.keplercheuvreux.com For further information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613
Vision de Marques specialises in Decorations & Indoor Animation , Outdoor Decorations & Displays and Outdoor Hoarding for Wallscapes . An innovative creative agency, it boasts an impressive portfolio of high-profile clients in France across the retail/shopping, architecture, interior design, fashion, luxury goods, beauty, tech/gadgets/mobile and restaurant sectors, such as Burger King, Etam, Galeries Lafayette, H&M, Kookai, Marks & Spencer, Samsung, Tag Heuer, Unilever, Prêt à Manger and Pizza Hut. Vision de Marques hopes to showcase its proven expertise in optimising point of sale to potential clients and experience a similar level of success in the British market. It is dedicated to setting its clients apart from the competition and transforming their retail point of sale into a vibrant place full of new experiences for the public. Vision de Marques is particularly keen to increase its profile in the UK and exchange with specialist British press and media. For more information on Vision de Marques, visit: Websi te: www.visiondemarques.com/en/ Twitter: @VisiondeMarques Facebook: Vision de Marques For more information on the attached press kit, contact: Fran Lambert,Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: email@example.com
French Pavilion showcases at world’s largest industrial trade fair include “industry of the future” This year, Business France is once again organising the French Pavilion at HANNOVER MESSE , the world’s largest industrial trade fair, only with the new addition of a French Pavilion in Hall 8 (which will focus on “Industry 4.0”). French companies specialising in industrial subcontracting, integrated plant, energy, production and processes, will present their products, technology and know-how, all themed around the “industry of the future”, to both German and international visitors at this major annual event, taking place on 25-29 April 2016. Highlights of the trade fair include: - A Franco-German day in cooperation with SAP, including a series of conferences, as well as guided tours of French and German exhibitor stands, with products and services focused on the “industry of the future” theme; - A Franco-Japanese day in cooperation with JETRO, including presentations of French technologies and guided tours based on the “industry of the future” theme; - A Franco-American day including B2B meetings between French and US companies and an opportunity for networking; - Presentations on what French products services have to offer to Italian partners . The French government currently offers customised support to French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and major companies in their efforts to work towards the industry of the future. At the heart of industrial innovation and the economy, French mechanical engineering helps to address major challenges of the future: demography and consumption, sustainable development and mobility, communication and connectivity. Today, priority is being given to: - modernising industrial hubs; - implementing the “Energy transition for green growth” act; - steering the “Plant of the Future” plan by integrating and promoting the circular economy: eco-design, waste prevention, recycling, extending the life span of products. Exhibitors on the French Pavilion can be found in the following halls: industrial subcontracting (forging, smelting, sheet metal working, machining), integrated plant / digital factory (production management, integrated processes and IT solutions), and power generation (supply, transport and storage of renewable and conventional energy). For the first time, France will also be represented in Hall 8 (which focuses on “Industry 4.0”) at HANNOVER MESSE, showcasing French expertise under the Créative France banner in the following seven technological fields: - digitalisation of the value chain - automation, robotics - additive manufacturing - monitoring and control - role of humans - new materials - green buildings Various demonstrations and technologies will also be showcased by the Alliance Industrie du Futur (Industry of the Future Alliance) , as well as by regions, large companies, SMEs and start-ups. Other attendees at HANNOVER MESSE include: - The Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine region ( https://www.cr-champagne-ardenne.fr/Pages/Accueil.aspx ), which boasts a particularly vibrant industrial hub and an economy that is very open to international markets. The region will be present at the French space dedicated to Industry 4.0 offered by Business France, along with the participation of around ten companies. These companies, selected in the context of the region’s Future Plant plan, offer innovative technological solutions to manufacturers to improve flexibility and connectivity. - Orange Business Services ( www.orange-business.com ), entrusted with facilitating the digital transformation of major industrial players, is a benchmark operator for the Internet of Things (IoT). Boasting expertise in service integration and an ecosystem of partners, Orange Business Services helps businesses achieve their big data and IoT potential, driving growth and innovation. - The SCS Cluster ( www.pole-scs.org ) is based in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in the South of France and was founded in 2005. The ecosystem is an international leader in the fields of contactless technology, networks, M2M and mobile services, digital security and identities. It brings together more than 300 industry players including international industry leaders, research organisations, start-ups and 220 SMEs (220). Acting as an economic growth booster, the SCS Cluster helps SMEs on the road to growth through added-value services. Awarded “gold label” in 2013 in recognition of its excellence in management, the SCS Cluster is the third French cluster to obtain this recognition from European Cluster Initiative Excellence (ECEI). - Mécafuture ( www.mecafuture.fr ) , an alliance of economic and technical stakeholders for world-class industrial excellence. With over 1,100 industrial members, major groups and SMEs, leading universities, research centres and engineering schools, Mécafuture is the gateway to innovation in mechanics and materials in France. Members of this alliance have labelled more than 1,400 projects, representing a budget of more than €2 billion. Mécafuture comprises seven competitiveness clusters (Elastopôle, Mont Blanc Industries, Viameca, Materalia, Plastipolis, EMC2, PNB), a research cluster (Gospi), a technical and industrial centre (CETIM) and a professional organisation (FIM). Mécafuture is the French representative of the European Technology Platform, Manufuture. Come and visit the exhibitors on the French Pavilion: Hall 4: Industrial subcontracting (forging, smelting, sheet metal working, machining) ADIAMIX , BONIONI , BRILLA , DECAYEUX STI , POLIS PRECIS , PRECIFORGE, RAYMOND BARRE , STCM , STEVENIN NOLLEVEAUX Hall 7: Integrated plant, production management, integrated processes and IT solutions DIOTASOFT , GRIDBEE COMMUNICATIONS , MONIXO , OPTIMDATA , ORIDAO , TELL ME PLUS , TEEPTRAK Hall 8: Industry 4.0 ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES , MECAFUTURE , SCS Cluster , with EDITAG , IMXPAD and GRIDBEE COMMUNICATIONS REGION ALSACE-CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNE-LORRAINE , supported by the European Union, with 2CRSI , 3D Morphoz , ACCELINN , BIOPTIMIZE , CPC ANALYTICS , DIVALTO , IMAG’ING , OPTA LP , VISUOL TECHNOLOGIES , VIZE SOFTWARE . Hall 13: Energy production, supply, transport and storage of renewable and conventional energy COGEBIO , DERANCOURT , DUBUIS , PROVENCE PROMOTION Hall 27: Hydrogen AFHYPAC , ALCRYS , ENGIE , HASKEL FRANCE , LAFON SAS , MAHYTEC , RAIGI , MCPHY Key mechanical engineering figures in France Source: Fédération des industries mécaniques (Federation of Mechanical Engineering Industries), October 2015 - 640,000 employees (leading industrial employer in France with 20% of industrial labour) - 30,300 businesses - €120 billion in annual turnover, including nearly half for exports - Ranked sixth in the world - The metal transformation sector recorded increased business in 2014 (+1.4%). Equipment, the other major sector of the mechanical engineering industry, improved (+1.7%) and the precision sector also increased (+2.5%). 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 VIE international internship programme. 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 more information on Business France, visit www.businessfrance.fr or contact: Caroline Ourvouai, Information Officer Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 30 22 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: email@example.com
Modern organisations want to share, reuse and monetise their core assets through software interfaces, getting ready to enter the “API economy”. But building connections and breaking data silos come with challenges. Mobapi dramatically simplifies the process of creating enterprise-ready APIs, without writing a line of code. Visit Mobapi on the French Pavilion (stand 8.1D41) at Mobile World Congress 2016 on 22-25 February and discover its cloud platform, dedicated to the interconnection of business data generated from various sources: websites, mobile applications, industry specific software, connected objects and databases. Thanks to a user-friendly and simple interface, their tool called “API Builder” provides a turnkey solution on the data interconnection and API market. Creating a new Web API endpoint and getting a custom data feed is literally only a few clicks away. Users can transform the content by adding scripts, filters and functions that will modify data in real time. The outputted data can then be directly integrated into remote client applications. Mobapi includes pre-configured data sources to help with data aggregation and data evaluation. “Our SQL connector can be used to add an API on an existing database with only a few clicks. Once configured, Mobapi functions automatically and with complete transparency, says Vincent Reboul, CEO and Founder. “Mobapi reduces the level of code complexity and maintenance, and streamlines the operation of information systems.” Other features are designed for developers, such as a JSON preview for output data and automatic documentation tools. Enabling organisations to enter the API economy According to a Gartner study, 50% of B2B collaboration will take place through Web APIs (Application Programming Interface) by 2017. In this new API economy, businesses need tools to create and maintain the digital glue that links services and devices. Up to now, there is no easy way to implement custom APIs without coding and in a very short amount of time. Mobapi addresses the challenge of sharing information across enterprise data silos, opening new interfaces in legacy software and closing the gap between existing APIs. It supercharges business development, reduces technical costs and improves content management. By designing their own APIs with Mobapi, organisations develop a competitive advantage. They can focus on their value proposition without worrying about hardware and infrastructure. “Mobapi will soon offer data retention functionalities, with access to the processed information history,” adds Vincent Reboul. “By the end of the year, users will have access to the full potential of their company data, opening the road to Big Data analytics.” Put Mobapi to the test at Mobile World Congress 2016 Come and visit the Mobapi team on the French Pavilion (stand 8.1D41) at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona on 22-25 February, where they will be providing demos of their innovative cloud platform! About Mobapi Mobapi is a start-up based in French Guiana, a French territory located in South America. The development of the Mobapi solution began in 2014 in Cayenne, after closing a €300,000 round of first seed funding with participation of Alyse Guyane, BPI France and Réseau Entreprendre Guyane. A new round of funding is expected later this year. For more information on Mobapi, visit https://www.mobapi.com/ or contact: Vincent REBOUL, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on this press release, contact: F ran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: email@example.com
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.