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: email@example.com For further information on this press release, contact: Business France UK Press Office Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com View other press releases at: www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 : email@example.com Tel: +33 (0)1 80 88 70 00 Bruno Sanvoisin BS Conseil & Communication Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613
The 2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy , released on Tuesday 22 March 2016, analyses foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy. In 2015, 962 investment decisions created or maintained 33,682 jobs, the best figure in the last five years. With an average of 19 decisions made every week, 2015 saw a 27% increase in jobs generated by foreign investment, up from 26,535 in 2014. The UK has actively contributed to these results with 81 new investment decisions leading to the creation or maintenance of 2,833 jobs in France. 20% of these investments are in the business and retail sector, with 15% in business services and 11% in ICT. Foreign companies invested primarily in production/manufacturing operations, which accounted for 30% of all foreign investments in France, generating 16,168 jobs (up from 11,601 in 2014), or 48% of all jobs created or maintained. Another key development was the increase in headquarters, as the number of new global or European headquarters rose sharply from 16 in 2014 to 27 in 2015. German firm Siemens decided in 2015 to make Toulouse (in the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region) the global headquarters for all operations relating to its ‘Val’ range of turnkey automated metro solutions, while Canadian horticulture and agriculture specialist Premier Tech decided to expand its European headquarters in the Pays de la Loire region, creating a new automated production line and global R&D centre. The number of R&D, engineering and design projects (87) remained high, amounting to 9% of all foreign investment decisions in 2015. Foreign-owned subsidiaries in France were responsible for 28% of all business enterprise R&D expenditure nationwide, spending €8.6 billion. Regarding British investments, they are characterised by the arrival of new companies on the territory, like the coach service provider, Stagecoach, took advantage of the new regulation, quickly deploying a network of agencies in Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, and Nantes, to provide full service solutions for their customers. British companies already established in France also shown an increasing confidence in the French economy driving investments in their existing sites. It is particularly the case for the aeronautical sector where Gardner Aerospace realised significant investments on its manufacturing sites in Midi Pyrenees (+30 jobs) to respond to increasing demand in France. Foreign investments were received from 53 different countries in 2015, up from 47 in 2014: those from European countries remained predominant ( 60% of all foreign investment decisions), followed by North America ( 22% ) and Asia ( 13% ), in very similar proportions to 2014. The leading source countries were the United States ( 18% ), responsible for one-quarter of all inward R&D investments, Germany ( 15% ), accounting for 26% of all foreign production/manufacturing projects, Italy ( 9% ), providing 31% of inward investment in logistics, the United Kingdom ( 8% ), responsible for 22% of all foreign investment in retail outlets, and Japan ( 6% ), the fourth leading source of foreign production/manufacturing investment. BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) represented 7% of inward investments in France (68 investment decisions), including 44 projects from China and Hong Kong. Project numbers were up for many source countries, including Canada (38 projects, + 31% ), the Netherlands (37 projects, + 12% ), and Ireland (15 projects, +114% ). France’s thriving regions and cities are often a decisive factor in attracting foreign investment to all of France’s regional economies. Ile-de-France (the Paris region), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine attracted more than half of all foreign investment decisions. The leading regions by jobs created or maintained were Ile de France (Paris region), Nord-Pas de Calais-Picardie, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Although British projects are spread throughout France, almost two thirds are located in Ile de France ( 36% ), Nord Pas de Calais-Picardie ( 14% ) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Analysis by business activity shows that Ile-de-France attracted 64% of all foreign investments involving decision-making centres (mostly first-time investments in France). Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine ( 20% ) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ( 17% ) stood out in attracting production/manufacturing projects, as did Ile-de-France ( 31% ) and Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées ( 13% ) for R&D projects. Foreign companies currently generate 32% of French exports. Figures from the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) show that more than one-quarter of foreign-owned company turnover in France was generated through exports in 2015, compared with 31% in the United States, 21% in Germany, 25% in the Netherlands, 15% in the United Kingdom, and 30% in Japan. “Foreign investment decisions generated 33,682 jobs in France in 2015, up 27% from 2014, amid fierce international competition to attract investment projects and the employment opportunities they entail. Working alongside its regional partners, Business France has redoubled its efforts to convince foreign investors that France should be a key business location for their projects in Europe, attracting 54% or 522 of the 962 investments recorded this year nationwide,” said Muriel Pénicaud, France’s Ambassador for International Investment and CEO of Business France. 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 further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr Media contacts: Cynthia Odsi firstname.lastname@example.org +33 (0)1 40 74 74 15 Clément Moulet email@example.com +33 (0)1 40 73 35 31 Séverine De Carvalho firstname.lastname@example.org +33 (0)1 40 74 73 88
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: email@example.com For more information on this press release, contact: Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3613 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
London, Tuesday 23 February 2016 – French entrepreneurs and creative pioneers descended on Shoreditch on Tuesday as a new campaign launched to showcase French innovation and creativity. Créative France is an international campaign to promote French economic development in the UK and around the world. The campaign is the brainchild of Business France, the agency for the international development of the French economy. Backed by pioneers such as star chef Hélène Darroze and designer Philippe Starck, the campaign draws on examples of French innovation in sectors such as food, technology, healthcare, tourism, transport, culture, luxury goods, fashion and design. Among the innovations on show at the Shoreditch House launch event on Tuesday were Romy Paris , a Nespresso-like machine that makes fresh face cream, DJ turntable app Edjing , which emulates a real turn table, and the Sensorwake alarm clock which shakes sleepers from their slumbers with scent rather than sound. These innovations and others involved in the campaign, from the likes of Airbus and Deezer, bear testimony to the innovative strength and creativity of the French business community. Each innovation on display at the launch event was showcased by one of the pioneers who brought it to market while a panel discussion explored the unique facets of French innovation and business culture. Panellists included Jean-Baptiste Hironde (CEO and founder of Djit, creator of Edjing ), Christophe Arnaud (UK Managing Director of BluepointLondon and Bluecity ), Quentin Sannié (CEO and founder of Devialet ) and Daniel Benamran (UK Managing Director of BlablaCar UK ). Britain and France are two of the most innovative and pioneering nations in the world. There are already many instances of collaboration between British and French entrepreneurs and France is an attractive destination for UK investors with almost 2,300 British companies employing more than 230,000 people in France. We want to build on that success and that shared affinity for creativity and we hope this campaign will go some way to achieving that goal. - Muriel Pénicaud, CEO of Business France. Muriel P é nicaud also announced the winner of the #CreativeNext contest: Allegorithmic is an innovative company developing a new generation of 3D creation tools, used by the computer games, visual effects, design and architecture industries. #CreativeNext is a Twitter competition to select a French innovative entrepreneur. The winner will have the chance to be part of the wider Cr é ative France campaign with a dedicated visual. *** More on Créative France is available: - in the digital press folder: epresspack.net/creative-france - on the campaign website: creative.businessfrance.fr The France Attractiveness Scoreboard is available at: http://sayouitofrance-innovation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/1_UK.pdf Follow us on Twitter: @creativefrance 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 program. 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 further information, visit: www.businessfrance.fr Press contact Fran Lambert Communications & Marketing Adviser Business France United Kingdom +44 (0)20 7024 3613 email@example.com
Tidoo, producer of disposable nappies, training pants and organic skincare, will be showcasing its Night&Day and Stand Up ranges on stand D49 at the Natural and Organic Products Europe trade show, taking place at ExCeL London on 17-18 April 2016. The trade show also presents an opportunity for this exciting newcomer to the organic retail sector to launch its brand new Care baby skincare range. Regularly participating in consumer panels and consulting with a vast network of bloggers in France, Tidoo values the input of its consumers and is keen to meet specialist British bloggers and journalists at Natural and Organic Products Europe 2016, a key event in the organic retail calendar. The number of consumers seeking natural and organic products is increasing. The most common reason for families taking an interest, amidst multiple health related questions, is the arrival of a child. This concerns the baby’s daily nutrition and hygiene: areas where quality has to be immediately recognisable and not one factor neglected. It was long thought that reusable nappies were the only environmentally sound choice. Disposable nappies became more biodegradable, but their leak protection was unreliable and prices were high. Eco-conscious consumers therefore had to keep buying non-eco-friendly nappies. In 2013, Tidoo was born, offering a viable alternative to non-eco-friendly nappies: an effective eco-friendly nappy at an affordable price. Made in France, Tidoo nappies won the "Best Eco Product 2015" award. Now, having introduced its training pants, Tidoo continues to fly the eco flag, with its Ecocert and COSMEBIO certified lines of organic baby products. Tidoo is currently available in over 1,000 organic retailers in France, as well as in numerous independent retailers and shops all over the world. It is now looking to market its products in the United Kingdom and hopes to build valuable relationships with potential British investors and partners during its time at Natural and Organic Products Europe 2016. Frequent contact with 150 blogger advisers in France and a healthy online community of consumers, Tidoo is no stranger to keeping in touch with its key market. Subscribers to its website receive regular emails offering expert advice for each stage of pregnancy and motherhood. Having participated in consumer panels at trade fairs, Tidoo values the customer feedback it receives and uses it to continuously improve its products. Tidoo would like to invite British press, media and bloggers who specialise in baby products and organic retail to come and meet the company on stand D49 at the Natural and Organic Products Europe trade show on 17‑18 April 2016, where it will be launching its brand new Care baby skincare range and providing samples. Please register your interest in meeting Tidoo with Fran Lambert, Communications & Marketing Adviser at Business France (The French Trade Commission in the UK) – simply click “ RSVP ” below: RSVP: REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY CLICKING HERE! About Tidoo The Tidoo brand was founded by Kilian O’Neill and Geoffroy Blondel de Joigny in 2013. As wholesalers of organic, eco-friendly and ethical products, they noticed that the current range of eco-friendly nappies were not leak-proof or reasonably priced. O’Neill and Blondel de Joigny therefore decided to found their own eco-friendly baby product brand. The first range of eco-friendly, disposable and leak-proof Night&Day nappies enabled Tidoo to make its mark in the organic retail sector. The range has since expanded threefold and the brand is sold all over France and the rest of the world. For more information on Tidoo, visit http://tidoo.eu/en/ or contact: Kilian O’Neill, Marketing & Communications firstname.lastname@example.org +33 (0)6 61 38 81 24 Geoffroy de Joigny, Sales email@example.com +33 (0)6 62 88 81 24 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: firstname.lastname@example.org View other press releases at: www.youbuyfrance.com/uk/
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.