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Start date  :  01-janv.-2015
End date  :  31-déc.-2016
Business France - Paris
 
Develop business partnerships with French companies online: 1.  Create your profile for FREE 2.   Meet future business partners specially selected by Business France from a list of over 10,500 French companies 3.   Develop your business contacts Click   here   to join   us!

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  New Technology, Innovation and Services

Services

Fund & Grow: Business Development in the United Kingdom (Health / Masterclass Paris)

Start date  :  15-mars-2016
End date  :  15-mars-2016
Business France, 77 boulevard Saint-Jacques - 75014 Paris
 
The spotlight is on our next-door neighbour London, the helpful hub for health company funding! When thinking about international sources of funding (whether R&D or capital injection), the USA is often what first comes to mind for French and European companies. But did you know that only a mere 2h15 train ride away from Paris / 1h35 flight from Lyon is one of the most dynamic cities in the world for company funding? We’re talking about London, of course, considered by many investors as a  central hub for company funding in Europe , thanks to its enabling business environment. London is full of national and international stakeholders constantly on the lookout for new investments. From business angels to large laboratory corporate ventures and leading investment funds, any project is capable of finding sources of funding. Still relatively unknown in France, business angels provide the invaluable opportunity for any company offering a marketable service and looking for active investors to help them develop their business, to get their foot in the door of the UK market. Although extremely competitive, the UK market offers valuable business opportunities to any innovative company that is ready to invest. Here are some figures: - In 2014, British business angels invested £1.6m in the UK. - 29% of investments made by business angels were in the health and medtech sectors. - 40% of business angels investing in health and medtech between 2012 and 2015 expect a return on investment of between 1-5x, 20% expect a return of between 6-10x, and 10% expect a return of 10x and above. On  15 March 2016 , British and French experts in business development and finance will lead a  special seminar at the Business France head office in  Paris and   answer questions from French companies wishing to know more about the potential benefits that the UK could bring to their businesses. Please contact Pierre Goffaux, Trade Adviser at Business France UK , for further information on this this event and on potential sources of funding in the UK.

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  Consumer Goods and Healthcare

Health, Medical devices

BORDEAUX-VINIPRO SUD-OUEST

Start date  :  17-janv.-2016
End date  :  19-janv.-2016
Parc des Expositions de Bordeaux, Cours Charles Bricaud - 33300 Bordeaux
 
Raise a glass for BORDEAUX-VINIPRO, the only trade fair dedicated to the wines of Bordeaux and South-West France! British journalists specialising in wine and spirits are invited to attend the second edition of the BORDEAUX-VINIPRO SUD-OUEST, the go-to event for the wines of Bordeaux and South-West France. Taking place on 17-19 January 2016 at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre, BORDEAUX-VINIPRO will boast a comprehensive range of core market wines, and showcase the variety, modernity and accessibility of the wines and spirits of this region. Wine varieties in Bordeaux and South-West France have made considerable progress in terms of quality and quantity. A trade fair exclusively for wine professionals, BORDEAUX-VINIPRO will welcome more than 400 participants in January 2016, including winemakers, wine merchants and winegrowers’ unions, and will showcase a more wines produced in the South-West region than ever before. The first edition of BORDEAUX-VINIPRO successfully brought together wine producers, traders and winegrowers’ unions from Bordeaux and South-West France. Held in 2014 and attended by 6,053 visitors and 262 exhibitors, this trade fair proved its dedication to the “core market” of wines in this region, and affirmed its legitimacy and appeal in the world of wine. The 2016 edition of BORDEAUX-VINIPRO will welcome 400 exhibitors across a 15,000m2 area, and will play host to conferences, events and workshops especially designed to promote the diversity of the wines from Bordeaux and the South-West. Acting as a link between tradition and innovation, BORDEAUX-VINIPRO is in tune with the current expectations of the wine market, giving these 400 winegrowers and merchants the opportunity to demonstrate to the public how modern their “core-market” products are. With 33 countries registering for the 2014 edition, attendance by visitors from around the world and a strong presence of European, North African and Asian importers, the 2016 edition of BORDEAUX-VINIPRO aims to promote its wines to an even greater extent to both national and international decision-makers and buyers. Sommeliers, wine merchants, speciality importers, cafés, hotels, restaurants and retailers are all encouraged to attend BORDEAUX-VINIPRO in January 2016 and benefit from special events such as: - Prescheduled B2B meetings - Speed networking - Free Wine Tastings - Organic Corner - Curiosity Lab - Vintage Space - Food and Wine Area - BiB* Culinary Tastings - Conference Area (conferences and workshops) - “Afterwork” activities   Other facilities available to attendees include connected spaces and iPad and geolocation terminals. Attendees can also tailor their visit to their personal requirements on the BORDEAUX-VINIPRO website in order to: - Identify and contact key wine industry players - Schedule meetings with relevant contacts at optimum times - Stay ahead of the market by finding out about the latest innovations and trends   About BORDEAUX-VINIPRO BORDEAUX-VINIPRO was founded by the Féderation des Grands Vins de Bordeaux and the Féderation des Syndicats du Commerce en Gros des Vins et Spiritueux de Bordeaux et de la Gironde . The trade fair is organised by the Congrès et Expositions de Bordeaux in partnership with the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce and Industry. For further information on BORDEAUX-VINIPRO, visit   www.bordeaux-vinipro.com/en/  or contact: Marie-Sol Fournier/Elodie Campello Press Office, Congrès et Expositions de Bordeaux Tel: +33 (0)5 56 11 99 43/32 Email:   presse@bordeaux-expo.com British wine writers and journalists who wish to attend BORDEAUX VINIPRO 2016 are asked to contact: Fran Lambert, Communications Adviser Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: fran.lambert@businessfrance.fr View other press releases at: http://www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/

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  Food and Drinks

Wines, Spirits, Beverages

30th edition of the SIVAL trade show paves the way for the future of plant production

Start date  :  12-janv.-2016
End date  :  14-janv.-2016
Angers Expo Congrès, Route de Paris - 49044 Angers Cedex 1, France
 
SIVAL is the only trade show in France to present a comprehensive range of equipment and services for all types of specialist plant production: viticulture, oenology, horticulture, arboriculture, vegetable farming, seeds, medicinal and aromatic plants and cider. The 30th edition of SIVAL will showcase the production techniques that will drive tomorrow’s agriculture: new farming practices, varietal innovations, urban agriculture and digital agriculture. The 21,000 visitors expected at SIVAL will have an opportunity to discover the latest trends at two key events: the Vegepolys International Business Event (VIBE) for trade professionals and the international Vegepolys Symposium, which will address the future of different fruit varieties. SIVAL will take place from Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th January 2016 at the Angers Exhibition Centre in France. Every year for the last 30 years, SIVAL has evolved to the next level, to offer visitors a glimpse of the latest plant production techniques. Founded to raise the profile of the sector as a whole, this trade show enables all those involved in the plant world to meet and interact. The 30th edition of SIVAL will go further still by placing a spotlight on the changes that will shape the future of agriculture, from connected agriculture, to the varieties of tomorrow and urban agriculture. It will feature a record number of exhibitors: 600 exhibitors (including 12% from abroad) will attend this three-day trade show. Tuesday 12 January 2016 marks the international day at SIVAL where two key events will be taking place: the Vegepolys International Business Event (VIBE) for trade professionals and the international Vegepolys Symposium, which will address the future of different fruit varieties. The Vegepolys International Business Event (VIBE) was created by the Vegepolys plant innovation cluster, in conjunction with SIVAL and development agencies in the Pays de la Loire region. The event is open to foreign companies wishing to build commercial and scientific partnerships with French firms. Overseas companies will also be able to learn more about the region itself – which leads the way in plant production – with a view to developing their activities in the area (partnerships or new operations). For more information and details on registering for the event, visit the VIBE website . Following a focus on water management in 2013, the protection of orchards in 2014 and biocontrol in 2015, the future of fruit varieties will take centre stage at the 2016 international Vegepolys Symposium, with scientific contributions and discussions on tomorrow’s varieties. Fruit growing is a highly competitive global economic sector that faces significant social challenges (organoleptic properties of food and support for healthy eating) and environmental constraints (production sustainability and climate change). Varietal innovation is the highest-level solution to the competitive challenges facing global arboriculture. SIVAL plays a central role in Plants Week, which is held during the third week of January each year and features a whole series of events dedicated to plants, combining knowledge sharing, collaboration and business, with an overarching emphasis on innovation and the future. These events complement one another, fostering synergies and making for an array of gatherings that is unrivalled in France. About SIVAL With nearly 600 exhibitors and 20,000 professional visitors annually, SIVAL is the only trade show in France to present a comprehensive and impressive offering of equipment and services for all types of plant production. Under the presidency of Bruno Dupont, President of the National Federation of Fruit Producers, the Organising Committee of SIVAL is made up of Vegepolys, technical agencies and speciality crop professionals. SIVAL is one of the highlights for Vegepolys and the region, and the only event in which the entire cluster comes together to discuss their production problems. Organised by Angers Expo Congrès, a mixed economy company serving the local economy, SIVAL promotes the development of the plant sectors. Download the SIVAL 2016 brochure  here . For further information on SIVAL, visit: Website:  www.sival-angers.com Twitter:  @SIVAL_ANGERS  Testimony by a SIVAL exhibitor:  www.dailymotion.com/video/x2g8ew3_temoignage-vibe-english_news Video on the Vegepolys International Business Event:  www.vimeo.com/121869396

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  Food and Drinks

Fresh fruit & vegetables and processed vegetable products

Biofit convention hits Strasbourg, France in December 2015

Start date  :  01-déc.-2015
End date  :  02-déc.-2015
550 Boulevard Gonthier d’Andernach, Parc Innovation - 67400 Illkirch
 
Come to the fourth edition of the Biofit business convention on 1-2 December 2015 in Strasbourg, France, and benefit from a special one-day pass to an event celebrating Franco-German-Swiss excellence taking place on 30th November! Biofit is the leading business convention in Europe for open innovation, technology transfer and collaborative research in the field of life sciences. More than 1,300 participants will be attending the 2015 edition, which will be held in Strasbourg, Alsace, at the Franco-German-Swiss BioValley Cluster, a centre of excellence in therapeutic innovation. Public and private partnerships Biofit has the highest attendance rate for academia, TTOs and research institutes, along with big pharmaceutical companies, emerging and small biotech companies, and medtech and diagnostics companies. The business convention provides a platform for: • Building new partnerships; • Fostering the emergence of collaborative projects; • Intensifying the flow of licences in the field of life sciences. Who can I meet at Biofit? Biofit brings together leaders from the pharmaceutical, biotech and medtech industries, along with IVD companies, investors, academics and technology transfer professionals. For more details, please visit the Biofit website:  www.biofit-event.com Register for Biofit here:  www.biofit-event.com/registration/registration-fees/

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Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals

French SMEs to meet with procurement and operations team at Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group

Start date  :  25-nov.-2015
End date  :  25-nov.-2015
The Airport, Newmarket Road - Cambridge CB5 8RX
 
Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK is organising a special day for French SMEs to meet with the procurement and operations team at Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group. French suppliers first had to submit their application and after being reviewed by Business France, applications were sent on to Marshall. The selected companies will be welcomed on Wednesday 25th November 2015 by Marshall for a full day of individual meetings, market presentations and a facilities tour at Marshall’s headquarters in Cambridge. About Marshall Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group are a British independent aerospace and defence company, delivering innovation and excellence in engineering, support solutions and services. They offer full-spectrum engineering capability, with award-winning teams working to take our customers’ projects from concept through to delivery and support of a fully-certified solution.

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  Infrastructure, Transport and Industry

Aviation, Aerospace

Countdown to innovation at Medica-Compamed 2015

Start date  :  16-nov.-2015
End date  :  19-nov.-2015
Messe Düsseldorf, Stockumer Kirchstraße 61 - 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
 
Medica is indisputably the world’s largest trade fair in the medical sector. In less than four weeks, Düsseldorf will welcome more than 130,000 visitors from over 120 countries across the world to the four-day trade forum. The 2014 show saw 4,800 exhibitors with a further 724 exhibitors at Compamed, the forum for medical services and supplies. Medica is arguably the most important platform in the industry for decision makers, and the place to be to generate new business opportunities.  France sits amongst the top three European markets in the medical device and technology sector, ahead of the UK in third place, and behind Germany in leading position. France has a thriving R&D sector, fostered by a supportive and collaborative environment thanks to the many excellence clusters spread around the country as part of a government initiative to boost growth in a number of key industry sectors. Creation and innovation are indispensable factors for the growth and development of these companies, and are integral to the French life sciences sector as a whole.  For the 2015 edition of Medica-Compamed, Business France is proud to showcase yet another French Pavilion of over 170 French exhibitors looking to develop their business with new, international partners. The French Pavilion 2015 Catalogue lists each exhibitor profile on the Pavilion, specially put together for distributors, agents, manufacturers, procurement directors, buyers, and key decision makers. To facilitate your B2B meetings during the show, the Business France London branch is now organising meetings between the French exhibitors and British partners. Please contact Katie Docwra, Senior Trade Adviser, for further information on the Pavilion exhibitors and to arrange meetings during Medica. Medica-Compamed is taking place on 16-19 November 2015 at the Messe Düsseldorf:  www.medica-tradefair.com

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  Consumer Goods and Healthcare

Health, Medical devices

The search is on for French start-ups founded abroad! Be a part of the DigiWorld Awards 2015 in Montpellier

Start date  :  17-nov.-2015
End date  :  19-nov.-2015
Le CORUM, Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, BP2200 - 34000 Montpellier
 
Do you work for a start-up that was founded by at least one French person, outside France, with no offices or operations in France?   Does your start-up consider digital to be its main business (i.e. equipment and devices, networks and telecoms, Internet services and applications (B2C/B2B), M2M, IoT, etc.)?   If so, you could be eligible to enter the first DigiWorld Awards, taking place at the 37th annual DigiWorld Summit in Montpellier and hosted by IDATE in partnership with Business France and French Tech!   Any digital start-up founded by French nationals in the four following regions: Africa and the Middle East, the Americas, Asia, and Europe (excluding France) is eligible to apply.   A fifth award, the Jury prize, will be awarded to an international start-up that was founded by a French national from the city of Montpellier or the Languedoc-Roussillon region.   The DigiWorld Awards hope to uncover the many French entrepreneurs around the world who run their own tech start-ups, and reward companies founded by French nationals that have experienced success abroad.   In keeping with French Tech’s focus on globalisation this year, the French Government and Business France are supporting the development of French Tech "hubs" in cities around the world where French Tech start-ups are choosing to set up their businesses.   It is hoped that this drive for digital will bring together participating public actors and a network of entrepreneurs under one banner to mentor young start-ups.   For more information, please visit the DigiWorld Summit 2015 website:   www.digiworldsummit.com/awards/   Deadline: Wednesday 30 September 2015

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  New Technology, Innovation and Services

Audiovisual content, Multimedia

The Franco-British Digital Conference 2015

Start date  :  12-nov.-2015
End date  :  12-nov.-2015
One Great George Street - London SW1P 3AA
 
The Franco-British Digital Conference 2015 will take place on Thursday 12 November at One Great George Street, from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and will tackle the following themes:   1. Small meets Big - Digital Transformation Presentation of case studies followed by a Q&A session   2. Scaling up: become big or join big?  Presentation of case studies followed by a Q&A session   Goals/objectives: • Bring together major French and British digital players, large companies which are leading the way in terms of digital transformation as well as innovative start-ups. • Provide a platform of network, sharing knowledge and expertise as well as opportunities to developp their business and possibility of B2B meetings.   About the organisers: Established in 1883, the French Chamber of Great Britain is part of a network of 113 French Chambers of Commerce Abroad (CCI France International) and is one of the top French Chambers worldwide. We are also the largest Foreign Chamber in the UK in terms of both turnover and range of services offered. The size of our network and its diversity – we have 600 members, ranging from SMEs to blue chip companies, with 40% non-French representatives – contribute significantly to our reputation and success. Our policies are guided by a Board of 18 Directors, responsible for all major decisions concerning the Chamber’s strategy, as well as an Advisory Council of 66 councillors, who help to increase the visibility and the efficiency of the Chamber. Our main aims are to provide a platform for exchange and networking at the service of Franco-British firms in the UK, to promote our members’ interests to key decision makers and to help develop economic and commercial relations between France and the UK.Our Business Consultancy, Company Set up, Incubator and Recruitment services provide both British and French companies with a large range of bespoke professional services. The 60 events we organise every year, with personalities from the British and French political, academic and business worlds, offer great opportunities for our members to expand their network of contacts and develop their businesses. Additionally, our Forums and Clubs, focusing on issues or sectors such as Human Resources, Climate Change, Cross-Cultural Relations, Finance, Legal, Luxury, SMEs/Entrepreneurs and Women’s business network offer our members dedicated platforms to share experiences and best practice at the highest level of management. Finally, we take pride in the quality of our publications, including our magazine INFO, our members’ directory, The HR Guide, a practical approach to Human Resources in Great Britain,  and a Cross-Cultural Relations Booklet as well as a wide range of e-newsletters. They all provide a wealth of information and help promote the interests of the Franco-British business community. For more information please visit:  www.thefrenchchamber.co.uk   In partnership with: The French Embassy ’s role is to inform the French government about British policy, both domestic and foreign; to represent and defend French foreign-policy positions with the British authorities, notably the Foreign Office and to participate in the organization of official visits to the United Kingdom; and to promote relations between France and the United Kingdom in all sectors.  The Franco-British Council was created on the joint initiative of Président Georges Pompidou and Prime Minister Edward Heath, when Britain joined the European Community. The FBC aims to promote better understanding between Britain and France by bringing together experts from the worlds of culture, science, the arts, education, politics and business to debate topical subjects and produce recommendations. Recent seminars have included senior government Ministers and have tackled common areas of interest such as the possible impact of devolution on Franco-British relations; the bilateral Defence relationship; the significance today of the Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l’Homme et du Citoyen; Climate change in preparation for COP21; Older people in the workforce, as well as Europe and where the UK stands. Our Annual Defence Conference has become a firm fixture in the bilateral calendar and our dedicated Defence Website provides a forum for the exchange and cross fertilisation of ideas. Reports on all the debates are available from:  www.francobritishcouncil.org.uk FrenchConnect London is the most exclusive invite-only club for French Digital Leaders in London. Our elite group of tech entrepreneurs and investors have access to high-level networking opportunities and exclusive events all year long. Launched 9 months ago by 3 French Entrepreneurs living in London (Stephanie Bouchet, Albin Serviant and Alexandre Sagakian), the Club now has more than 80 members and has received some great press coverage in Le Figaro, Le Monde, Challenge or Frenchweb. Previous member-only events include breakfast with Axelle Lemaire (French Minister for Digital Affairs), private dinners with Gerard Grech (Tech City), Brent Hoberman (Lastminute), Jean Bourcereau (France Digitale), Bernard Liautaud (Balderton), Philippe Botteri & Fred Destin (Accel Partners), Benjamin Faes (Google) and Julie Meyer (Ariadne), Julien Cordorniou (Facebook). Upcoming events will welcome Stéphane Distinguin (FaberNovel), Cédric Hutchings (Withings), JD Chamboredon (ISAI), François Fillon and Her Excellency Sylvie Bermann (Ambassador to the United Kingdom). The above copy remains the copyright of the Franco-British Digital Conference 2015. To register for this event, click here .

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Audiovisual content, Multimedia

Business France to showcase 64 cutting-edge players at MWC 2015

Start date  :  02-mars-2015
End date  :  05-mars-2015
MWC - Barcelona - Spain - Barcelona - Spain
 
  With more than 85,000 attendees last year (2014), Mobile World Congress is the biggest event in Europe in the field of mobile-telecommunications technology. Every year, Business France, with its French Pavilion, brings innovative French-based companies to the trade show.     In 2015, among the 64 companies exhibiting on the French Pavilion, Business France’s  UK team has selected 10 companies with high potential on the British market. Specialised in different sectors — such as mobile security, push-notifications, the Android market, enterprise apps stores, or contactless technology — the 10 cutting-edge companies are keen to meet potential commercial partners at the trade show.     Please click here to access our online catalogue: http://issuu.com/marinevicenzotti/docs/catalogue_mwc     For further information about Mobile World Congress 2015, please go to: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/       For further information about the French Pavilion, please contact Ms Anne Dessmond, at the French Trade Commission in London: anne.dessemond@businessfrance.fr  

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  New Technology, Innovation and Services

Telecommunications and Space

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Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. In September 2015, Patrick Manon was appointed the new Director of Business France in the UK. Prior to this appointment, Patrick was the Human Resources Director at Business France in Paris, which manages the recruitment of t

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