Infrastructure, Transport and Industry

PLANT INTERCLUSTER MEETING 2016 : The largest professional event in the plant production industry

Alice Faure - 05-juil.-2016 13:33:12

The Plant InterCluster Meeting is an international event organised by QUALIMEDITERRANEE and its partners VEGEPOLYS and TERRALIA. Now in its sixth year, the meeting will take place in Montpellier, France between 19th and 20th September 2016. Participants will include European clusters from Denmark, Spain, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, and Portugal among others as well as representatives from many companies. Organised in the form of workshops, forums, business meetings and presentations, the Plant InterCluster meeting is a chance to create and optimise partnerships on European projects in the plant production industry. Registration for this year’s meeting is open now.              At the PIC Meeting 2016 you will have the opportunity to take part in the following:   BtoB meetings: meet with both future project partners and potential customers in the same place. European workshops: the aim is to develop projects and partnerships in the context of Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever, particularly with regards to the societal challenges aspect of the programme (food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime & inland water research and the bio-economy). Participants in each workshop will focus their discussions on a range of subjects.    Workshop 1: New resources in plant production against biotic stress (diseases, pests, weeds…), in biostimulation encouraging growth and providing better resistance against abiotic stresses, such as cold or lack of water, to aid fertilisation.    Workshop 2: Digital Services to Agriculture: selective harvesting, targeted weeding, precise and eco-friendly fertilisation, precision plant protection (including tools for Integrated Pest Management), irrigation monitoring tools.  Workshop 3: Inter-cluster Cooperation: discussions will centre on developing and structuring partnerships between European clusters around the PIC through European programmes such as INTERREG, COSME. Learn more about stakeholders’ fields of expertise including alternative inputs to conventional agriculture and precision agriculture, to define a common action programme. The programme includes visits from representatives of IFV (the French Institute of vines and wine) and IRSTEA (a public research institute in France) who collaborated on the EcoSprayViti project, looking at ways to improve precision viticulture, Geosud Geo-information for Sustainable Development and Qualisud, a specialist in food processing engineering Participants are required to make a contribution of €120 (including VAT) to cover organisation costs. As the biggest meeting between professionals in the plant production industry, Plant Inter-Cluster promises to offer a unique insight into new and ongoing developments in the sector as well as serving as a useful opportunity to establish new contacts. Registration for the event is now open and once completed, you will benefit from exclusive access to the BtoB platform. As a European event, the meeting will be conducted in English. Registration is open to SMEs, Enterprises, Clusters, Universities, Laboratories and R&D Centres. Registration and full programme:   For more information about Plant InterCluster 2016, please visit:   Or contact: Isabelle Guichard Email: ☎+33 (0)4 67 04 75 62 For more information on this press release, contact: Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Catherine Ryall, Press Officer Email: Tel: + 44(0) 207 024 3613 Web:                        

It’s still full steam ahead for French Rail at InnoTrans 2016

Catherine Ryall - 29-juin-2016 11:46:24

Business France, the French national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organising France’s iconic pavilion at the InnoTrans Fair, an international trade show for the rail industry. Of the 95 French companies exhibiting and showcasing their products, services and expertise, nearly 30% are new exhibitors. Many of them will be accompanied by their cluster or region; they will be exhibiting on the three French Pavilions which are located in Halls 3.2, 11.2 and 26b, spread over a total floor space of more than 18,000sq ft. Furthermore, nearly 90 other companies will strengthen the French presence at InnoTrans with their own stands. 5 sponsors from the industrial and high technology fields will demonstrate French savoir-faire and will be collaborating in partnership with Business France for the fair: CENTRALP , a leader in embedded electronics ( ), CIM , a group specialising in rolling stock maintenance ( ), CORYS , a benchmark for driving simulator design and manufacture ( ), FLERTEX , an expert in disc brake linings and brake shoes ( ) and NEXTER ELECTRONICS , embedded electronic systems engineering professionals ( ).   3 questions for Marie-Gabrielle Vaillandet, organiser of the Business France pavilion: Why was Fer de France chosen as Business France’s partner for this year’s InnoTrans? This is the second time that Fer de France is a partner of the France pavilion. Created in 2012, Fer de France is a professional organisation which brings together all rail stakeholders, both public and private, including: public authorities, transport authorities, passenger and freight transport operators, infrastructure managers, manufacturers and engineering companies. Together they represent more than an estimated €30 billion of turnover for the rail industry and around 300,000 jobs. Fer de France’s presence on the French Pavilion is consistent with its mission to ensure the excellence and expertise of the entire French rail industry serves global visions and shared ambitions both in France and abroad. Fer de France aims to highlight the efficiency of its partner organisations, which include competitiveness clusters, universities, schools and technological research institutes. Committed to energy transition and controlling climate change, Fer de France wishes to highlight the challenge of the modal shift to clean modes of transport, such as rail, which is the most efficient in terms of energy consumption, decongestion and its use of infrastructure and spaces. This is why Fer de France continues its collaboration with Business France through a website aimed at promoting French rail abroad: . Their English-language website promotes the entire industry, identifies a number of French companies’ key projects abroad, as well as major events in which they participate during the year. The website allows foreign buyers to consult the profiles of French companies of their choice, and to contact them directly through a dedicated matchmaking platform. France is recognised as an innovative country in the rail industry; how will the innovations be highlighted? For the first time, we will be organising a Grand Prix for SMEs and mid-market companies ; for Business France, this means continuing its supportive role by encouraging the efforts of the French Pavilion companies in promoting and launching new products. The selection is being launched and will primarily concern the mechanical components sector, followed by the electronic systems and safety control sectors. What are the strengths of the French rail offer? The expertise of the French exhibitors, along with their technological skills and their innovative capacity are part of what allows the French rail industry to be recognised internationally and ranked 3 rd in the world. In Europe, the French rail sector, bolstered by 1,500 companies and a turnover of more than €4 billion – including €1.2 billion in exports - occupies 2 nd place behind Germany. It is a sector of excellence for the country, with a world class reputation and boasting one or more international champions in each of its business lines. At InnoTrans, exhibitors on the France pavilion will represent all sectors of the rail industry. Among the most prominently represented are: mechanical components for rolling stock (45%), carriage fitting (17%), infrastructure (14%) and embedded electronic systems on trains (12%). Foreign professionals can already find out more about the French rail industry’s indisputable expertise at: and come and meet them in the following areas: Hall 3.2 stand 301, Hall 11.2 stand 110, Hall 26b Stand 115     For more information: B USINESS FRANCE Marie-Gabrielle VAILLANDE Rail Project Manager Tel: +33 (0) 1 40 73 32 34 E-mail: Website:     For further information on this press release, contact: Business France UK Press Office Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Email: /       Web:

Socomec showcases innovative power and energy performance of rail transport at InnoTrans on 20-23 September, on the French pavilion Hall 26 / 115

Alice Faure - 08-juin-2016 17:29:55

As a highly dynamic sector and with a drive towards sustainable development, rail transport is undergoing huge change s . With its expertise and solutions, Socomec is helping rail transport professionals to meet tomorrow’s challenges: to secure rapidly increasing traffic, to modernise networks while reducing operating costs, and to optimise energy consumption. Socomec will be exhibiting on the French pavilion HALL 26 / 115 at InnoTrans , the leading international trade fair for transport technology which will take place in Berlin on 20-23 September 2016.   Key areas of expertise and solid references Socomec, a family owned manufacturer which has been active for over 90 years is an industrial group with a workforce of 3,200 employees worldwide. Its mission: the availability, control and safety of low voltage networks … with particular focus on the energy performance of its customers. The Socomec Group has long been involved in the rail transport sector and has produced electrical installations used on main lines, urban transport networks and in buildings both in France and internationally. Specific solutions adapted to your requirements With nearly 10% of sales revenue ring-fenced for R&D, Socomec places innovation at the heart of its development strategies. The Group also has an organization dedicated to the design and production of customised solutions. This support covers all phases of rail projects, from feasibility and engineering assessment through to commissioning, including on-site training.            Low voltage solutions for railway infrastructure Socomec’s offering meets the essential requirements of signalling systems, traction energy facilities and stations. Our Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) and AC/DC rectifiers protect and secure critical power supply systems and ensure the high availability and quality of the supply. Protection of persons and installations is assured by a wide range of switch-disconnectors, transfer switches and fuse protection equipment that has been tried and tested. In addition, innovative measurement solutions are also available for monitoring the LV network in real time. Innovations for tomorrow’s applications Socomec supports companies in an approach to sustainable development that aims to reduce the environmental impact of rail transport. Our solutions allow the implementation of energy efficiency policies, including for critical installations. They even enable companies to become producers of renewable energy. Our range of energy storage solutions have been stringently tested and validated for Smart Grid projects and positions Socomec as a true pioneer in this field.    Socomec will be exhibiting at InnoTrans on the French pavilion HALL 26 / 115, Berlin from 20 to 23 September 2016. For more information on SOCOMEC, visit or contact:   Francesco SALERNO Offer Communication Project Manager Tel. +39 (0)4 44 59 87 34 E-mail :   For more information on this press release, contact: Catherine Ryall, Press officer - Alice Faure, Assistant Press Officer - Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 View other press releases at:                    

SITL Europe 2016 promises a content-rich programme serving transport, freight forwarding and the logistics chain, Paris 22-25 March

Alice Faure - 18-févr.-2016 17:53:38

The only exhibition in France and internationally to cover all the links in transport, freight forwarding and the logistics chain is SITL Europe 2016, taking place on 22-25 March in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. It is a hub for discussion and discovery on the challenges, trends and innovations in the sector. More than 100 conferences will take place during the exhibition The 2016 conference programme consists of 10 highlighted themes which have been designed and will be chaired by the members of the Strategic Committee, all of whom are logistics, transport and/or supply chain directors of major companies in manufacturing and retail. They will focus on new consumer expectations, sustainable development, the link between industrial logistics and e-commerce, urban logistics, tracking the cold chain, the spare parts supply chain, distribution networks evolution, the digital revolution and the new business of operational excellence. For several years now, an increasing number of special programmes have been developed for SITL Europe: A series of conferences will be opened on 22 March, with the World Transport & Logistics Forum and the bi-annual presentation by the World Bank of their study into logistics competitiveness. This will be followed by the Overseas Day (22 March), the Waterways Programme (22 March), Maritime Day (23 March), European Rail Freight Day (24 March), and a further series of conferences focusing on dangerous goods logistics (22-25 March).   The programme is concluded with a series of conferences dedicated to Intralogistics (22‑25 March) and a further one on new generation transport equipment (22-25 March). New to the agenda is the first African Logistics Conference , “ Gearing up Africa!”, which explores establishing a logistics chain in Africa. Finally, the first “ Start-up Contest ” has been introduced to the sixteenth edition of the Logistics Innovation Awards this year. Attendees such as Coca-Cola Enterprise, Bolloré Logistics and the start-up Shippeo are representative of the rich variety of the programmes taking place at SITL Europe 2016.   Promoting sustainable logistics Following COP21 in Paris in 2015, sustainable supply chains will be subject to a special focus on the opening day of the exhibition on 22 March, with a conference dedicated to Green Logistics. The conference will feature several programmes aimed at reducing greenhouse gases in transport together with the Fret 21 charter supported by shippers. “With the initiatives of the AUTF, the ADEME and the Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, this process is in complete synchronisation with our policy of social and environmental responsibility which aims to achieve a reduction by one third of the carbon footprint of our products by 2020. On the basis of voluntary commitments, Fret 21 helps us establish our objectives and provides technical support to measure its impact.”   – Eric   Desbonnets, Logistics and Client Services Director at Coca-Cola Enterprise (where transport represents 6% of the total emissions)   By following a structured process comprising three courses of action, Coca-Cola Enterprise is therefore committed to reducing its transport CO2 emissions by 30%: 1.   The first course of action is to reduce the number of kilometres travelled by moving production closer to demand, knowing that 90% of soft drinks sold in France by Coca-Cola Enterprise are produced within the country.   “ Since 2009, an investment of €265 million to increase production and reduce carbon footprint has resulted in our five national factories producing almost all our packaging. With rigorous stock management, these measures have reduced our average delivery kilometres to 273km. Over half of the journeys are for less than 150km.” 2.    With collaborative approaches developed with clients and suppliers, the second course of action involves optimisation of the lorries used on the road by using techniques such as “back hauling” and “front hauling”, direct delivery and shared services so as to reduce empty kilometres. 3.   Thirdly, an increase in use of alternative transport and fuel such as using LNG vehicles and combined rail-road transport. Gearing up Africa Responding to an increased interest in Africa, on 22-24 March, SITL Europe 2016 is offering a series of conferences dedicated to the logistics challenges on this continent. “With more than a billion inhabitants and a rapidly developing middle class comprising 130 million consumers, Africa offers an exceptional opportunity supported by multi-billion euro investment programmes in all areas of industry and distribution. In the last five years, economic growth has exceeded 5%.” – Edouard de Vergeron, Managing Director for Africa at Bolloré Logistics Large-scale e-commerce projects With a continuous presence in Africa for over 50 years, Bolloré Logistics is one of the key participants in this series of conferences. Employing 23,100 people, its integrated network covers 46 countries and is complemented with local partners. This gives Bolloré Logistics unequalled expertise in administrative and customs procedures, port and airport transit and management of overland road and rail corridors which provide secure access to landlocked countries. "To control, trace and track in real time across the whole continent, Bolloré Logistics has created an exclusive solution called LINK. It allows our clients to follow their operations with a single interface and a mobile application used by our teams and partners on the ground. From the order through to proof of delivery and reporting, analyses and KPI’s, LINK delivers unique value-added services in the market.” Designed to respond to the logistics requirements of all industries and also of large-scale projects, Bolloré Logistics’ current African network of 300 warehouses is able to support the development of e-commerce businesses such as C-Discount.   Start-up Contest SITL Europe 2016 is also organising the first edition of the Start-up Contest. “This initiative recognises the most innovative start-up in the transport and logistics sector,” explains Alain Bagnaud, Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics Director. Shippeo has developed an innovative solution to manage road chartering allowing the connection in real time of the order givers and their transporters in order to facilitate sharing information and carry out real time tracking of transport services. “The Start-up Contest is a unique opportunity in terms of visibility and awareness for our product. It is an occasion for start-ups to present their innovations to professionals in the sector and to find future partners for large scale development.” – Jean-Bastien Dussart , Co-founder of Shippeo The contest is split into two phases. Having sent their entry between 1 and 26 February, the start-ups go through a first selection process. On 8 March, eight pre-selected entrants are chosen. They are then invited to give a five minute presentation in front of a jury on Friday 25 March at 9:30am. The winner will be announced on 25 March during the sixteenth edition of the Logistics Innovation Awards, taking place at 12pm in Hall 6/Plenary Hall at the Parc des Expositions, Paris Nord Villepinte. The wi nning start-up will also be awarded with the use of a 9m² exhibitor stand at SITL 2017 in Paris. For further information regarding any of the special programmes and conferences taking place at SITL Europe 2016 or the Start-up Contest, visit or contact: Silviane Dubail, Press Relations Adviser SD Com Tel: +33 (0)6 07 53 53 43 Email: For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:

Dynamic traffic & transport start-ups showcase on the French Pavilion at Intertraffic Amsterdam

Alice Faure - 18-févr.-2016 12:06:43

                                Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organising the French Pavilion for the third time at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016, the must‑attend trade show for professionals in the road infrastructure, intelligent transport systems (ITS), road safety and parking sectors. A sector of excellence in France, intelligent transportation translates into an annual market of €4.5 billion in sales revenue, 45,000 direct jobs in the private sector, and more than 1,000 companies. It conducts at least 50% of its business internationally. France first began to use information communication technology (ICT) such as regulated traffic lights and automatic metros from as early as the 1970s. As the 1980s and 1990s progressed, so did its use of ICT, such that it now boasts true expertise in the area.   France’s skill in ITS is world-renowned. It boasts companies that are recognised internationally as leaders in their field, as well as longstanding expertise in the field of design, construction and transport infrastructure operations. France is also known for its expertise and talent in the digital domain, and as such has combined these skills and reaffirmed its reputation for excellence in developing ITS solutions.   The French Pavilion, which spans 120m², will house nine companies specialising in the traffic and transport industry. The show’s recognised impact and the attendance of decision-makers from countries all over the world will make it a must-attend event for any company wishing to position itself on the international scene. Dynamic and innovative, the companies exhibiting on the French Pavilion at Intertraffic Europe 2016 have every intention of winning visitors over with their excellent products.   Visit the Elicium Hall and discover all of the disruptive technology exhibiting on the French Pavilion this year:         For more information on the French Pavilion at Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016, visit or contact: Aurélien Sostaponti Public Works, Transport & ITS Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 30 81 Email: Website: For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613   Email: View other press releases at:  

A high-quality, diverse range of French products showcases at Bauma 2016 – Munich, 11-17 April

Alice Faure - 17-févr.-2016 17:31:51

  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organising the French Pavilion at the Bauma 2016 trade show in Munich on 11-17 April, on which 28 innovative French companies will exhibit their technologies and know-how. A must-attend event for professionals in the construction and mining industries, Bauma is a benchmark triennial event that enables exhibitors from all corners of the globe to present their innovations to professional visitors to the trade show. It is the ideal place for businesses to discover state-of-the-art technology, make new contacts, build sustainable commercial relationships and boost their growth. The showcasing French companies look forward to welcoming visitors to the various stands that make up this year’s French Pavilion at Bauma: indoors over 390m² in Halls A3 and C3 and outdoors over 650m² in the south zone ( Freigelände Süd ). In 2014, according to the Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics , French public works represented 7,804 companies, 258,856 employees, €42.5 billion in sales in France and €24.6 billion in export sales. France’s main clients for capital goods designed for the construction sector are Germany, the USA, the UK, Canada and Belgium. France boasts a number of advantages, including: Recognised know-how, undeniable product quality, experience of major groups and world‑renowned architects and engineers. A policy of active innovation and research and development. Exacting standards – actions to promote prevention and safety, staff safety and certification. The French Pavilion at Bauma 2016 will bring together companies offering a representative range of sector products. Innovation will be the order of the day, with construction equipment and services including equipment for working with concrete and construction machinery, such as lighting balloons, depth control system, hydraulic cylinders, scaffolding and work shelters. Machinery and vehicles designed for the construction sector will also be showcased, along with air-conditioning and heating solutions, safety systems and driving aid systems for site machinery. Come and discover the vast and varied range of companies exhibiting on the French Pavilion at Bauma 2016: Hall A3 ABL LIGHTS: electrical equipment for industrial applications  – AGS : Technical solutions for cranes and construction sites, design and implementation of anti‑collision/safety systems, aerial lighting and anemometers. AGS also sells on-board cameras – AIRMEEX : innovative concepts for engine pollution-control systems and explosion protection - ARAMINE: equipment for mines and underground works – BA INDUSTRY: round-baler belts, chevron belts, staples and vulcanisation – BETOCONCEPT: block walling systems– BRIDGIN: depth checking system for all types of excavators, backhoes and mini-excavators – EXSTO: design and modelling of thermoplastic and polyurethane elastomer industrial parts – GEM INDUSTRY: hydraulic adapters for public works, shipbuilding and the offshore industry – GYS SAS: welding equipment, battery charger systems and bodywork repair systems – HYDRAUMATEC ENGINEERING: manifold blocks - standard or customised, bare or equipped – JAY ELECTRONIQUE: industrial radio controls and transmission of information via wireless computer – LUMIAIR: light and lighting balloons for night work– SAHGEV: specialist in hydraulic cylinders– SAUDEM: sale of spare parts for tower cranes – SEPT-ACCESSA: hand-held machines for professionals – SMIE: safety systems, driving aids systems and crane accessories – SNDC: spare parts for air-conditioning/ventilation/heating of industrial vehicles cabins – STARTER: lifting and handling equipment, for the offshore, defence, industry, and transport sectors – Hall C3 ARIADIS: machinery and spare parts for underground mining production – COPAC: safety equipment and shoring on sites – Freigelände Süd (south zone) ACREOS: innovative simulators intended to train the driver/machine operator   – AMCS TECHNOLOGIES: electronic system installed on site cranes to help the driver in his handling operations – CNSE: mobile shelters, block shelters, decontamination shelters, sanitary blocks – MAC 3: pneumatic tools and compressors – MACHINERYZONE.DE: Internet site selling public works equipment– PACLITE EQUIPMENT: equipment for compaction, concrete work, cutting, grinding– RIVARD: equipment for demolition, dehydration – trenching machines, sweepers, vacuums, excavators – F or further information on the French Pavilion at Bauma 2016, visit or contact: Isabelle Duval, Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 Email : Website: For further information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email:

A high-quality and varied French offering on show at Oceanology International 2016

Fran Lambert - 01-févr.-2016 17:54:49

Sixteen innovative French companies will be showcasing products, technologies and innovations across a 180m 2 area on the Business France pavilion (stands J200, K200 and K300) at the Oceanology International 2016 trade show, ExCeL London on 15-17 March. Business France, the national agency promoting internationalisation of the French economy, will be organising the pavilion in partnership with the Méditerranée and Bretagne Atlantique “Pôle Mer” innovation clusters. Oceanology International is Europe’s only event targeting marine exploitation, research, the offshore industry (oil, gas and renewable energies), instrumentation, geophysics and all sectors applicable to the marine environment. As such, it represents an ideal opportunity for French suppliers keen to meet with key decision-makers, find a partner or introduce their products and technologies to foreign professionals in the sector. According to the Pôle Mer clusters, France’s maritime economy currently represents revenue of €53 billion and employs 300,000 people. The world’s second largest exclusive economic zone (EEZ), with a maritime surface area of 11 million km 2 , France definitely has a strong hand to play when it comes to capturing a significant share of these expanding markets. New activities, which did not exist ten years ago, are now worth almost $190 billion. Between now and 2020, emerging markets such as extraction of marine minerals, marine energy, algae-based biofuels and aquaculture should generate global sales of almost $450 billion a year. Come and see the full range of French expertise at stands J200, K200 and K300 on the Business France pavilion , where the following companies will be exhibiting: CADDEN SARL : supplies sensors and systems for positioning, guidance, oceanography and navigation – CISCREA : cameras and subsea lighting, subsea junction boxes and switches – COMEX SA : the global leader in human and robotic subsea engineering, technology and intervention – FIT ESIC : an engineering company specialising in high-precision surveys and measurement – FLUIDION SAS : autonomous sampling and measurement systems for environmental monitoring – HYDROPTIC SARL : measurement and control devices and meteorological equipment – IFREMER : marine exploitation research institute – LAPP MULLER : custom cabling systems for maritime and subsea work – OPEN OCEAN SAS : online decision support solutions for the marine industry (on-demand metocean studies) – OSEAN SAS : subsea lighting and electronic systems for subsea intervention – POLE MER BRETAGNE ATLANTIQUE and POLE MER MEDITERRANNEE : innovation clusters with a global reach; development of the maritime and coastal economy – SATT OUEST VALORISATION : offers businesses attractive innovation resources resulting from public research – SIG FRANCE : marine seismic equipment, sparker and boomer sources, acoustic sources and electrodes (the multi-strand model of which is well known on ships) – SUBSEA TECH : subsea cameras, subsea intervention and inspection, and surface drones – TECHNICAP : a full range of products and measurement instruments for the marine industry – A full list of French exhibitors on the Business France pavilion at Oceanology International 2016 can be found here:     About Business France   Business France is the national agency promoting internationalisation of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering international expansion and export growth among French companies, as well as seeking out and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the attractiveness and economic image of France, its companies and its regions. It manages and develops the International Company Volunteering (V.I.E.) scheme.   Established on 1 January 2015, Business France was formed by merging Ubifrance and the Invest in France Agency. Business France has 1,500 employees in France and 70 other countries. It is supported by a network of public and private sector partners.   For more information on Business France, visit or contact:   Claude Ménard, Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 30 97 E-mail: Website:   For more information on this press release, contact:   Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France – The French Trade Commission in the UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: View other press releases at:

The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3636    Marie Bicrel Senior Trade Development Adviser Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3623 Environment, Aerospace and Security Charly Velluet Senior Trade Development Adviser


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