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FRENCH ART OF FURNISHING: 6 companies to keep an eye on at M&O Americas

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 20-avr.-2016 20:35:39

For the very first time, the GEM –the export department of the French furniture industry association– is bringing together six major French furniture players at Maison & Objet Americas. A first step in the US for the GEM, this rendez-vous with French furniture will be followed by many more! The FRENCH ART OF FURNISHING Pavilion will be located booths #1312-1417.  Among the exhibitors: Gautier and its extensive range of stylish and contemporary furniture, but also Maison Montaigne Paris, who represents more than 16 European brands in their Miami showroom. Visitors will also be introduced to Fermob, Sifas and Vlaemynck. Renowned internationally for their premium and luxury outdoors furniture, their designs are created with grace and manufactured to last. Last but not least, Objet de Curiosité will showcase their many wonders, from decorative shells to steampunk lights and from exotic butterflies to mysterious stones. Already successful in France, and for some of them in the US, where their craftsmanship is recognized in niche or mainstream markets, our exhibitors are excited to present their latest designs during the show. For more information about the Pavilion or our exhibitors, please read our online catalogue .

Strong U.S.-France Relationship Good for Global Economy

Muriel Pénicaud - 18-avr.-2016 20:44:10

As the world continues to recover from the Great Recession and further unites against global threats to our security and the safety of our citizens, the importance of growing and bolstering the global economy is an increasing priority for many nations. It is a logical conclusion for those who recognize that an invigorated economic foundation is vital and is in the best interest of the entire planet. In that light, France has made it a top priority to create an environment that is welcoming to business—whether startups or established, French created or multinational. To shine a spotlight on the latter, Business France recently released its “ 2015 Annual Report: Foreign Investment in France—The International Development of the French Economy. “ Findings from the report demonstrate that the efforts we are making in France to attract foreign business are working. For example, in 2015 we saw a 27 percent increase in jobs generated by foreign investment over 2014 figures, and 53 different countries invested in 2015, up from 47 in 2014. Broadly, we have 19 new investment decisions per week. As a reminder, 20,000 foreign companies are operating in France and employing almost 2 million people. Read the full editorial and learn more about France’s appeal on the Huffington Post’s website

7th French Pavilion at Suppliers’ Day

Pauline MARIE - 07-avr.-2016 00:18:38

  We look forward to greeting you for the launch of the 7th edition of the French Pavilion on Suppliers’ Day. French cosmetics ingredients manufacturers and testing companies will present their latest innovations at the show, on May 10th and 11th in Edison, NJ. BUSINESS FRANCE is proud to introduce this year’s Pavilion’s 10 exhibitors: •ALDIVIA, •AGRIMER, •BIOALTERNATIVES, •CIMAPREM, •DERMSCAN, •EOTECH, •INTERPOLYMER, •MINASOLVE, •PACIFIQUE SUD COSMETIQUE, •TOTAL FLUIDES. For more info about the Pavilion and the companies, please visit our dedicated website . To get the most up to date information, follow us on Twitter @BF_beautycare and on our Facebook!

17 French Eyewear Companies to Keep an Eye on at Vision Expo East

Elodie Fayn - 07-avr.-2016 00:05:52

  Business France is pleased to introduce the fourth International Vision Expo East French Pavilion in New York, in partnership with Lunettes de France, a national umbrella of eyewear trade associations from Paris, Oyonnax and Jura.   The event will take place April 15 th to 17 th 2016 at the Vision Expo East Show. The French Pavilion will showcase 17 of the finest French companies in the eyewear industry offering contemporary and timeless spectacles as well as unique accessories staging the latest trends and designs of the French expertise.   We would like to invite eyewear wholesale retailers, agents and press to visit the French Pavilion booths #6234-6245 & #6135-6141. For more information on the exhibiting French brands and location, please access the catalogue here .   To learn more about the 2016 International Vision Expo, go to and for additional information please contact Elodie Fayn . Follow us on Twitter @BF_FashionStyle  and on Pinterest to get the latest news about the event.  

Meet Alizé RP - Business France Sponsor for the Upcoming BIO 2016 Convention

PRESS - 28-mars-2016 17:08:34

  Alize RP is a multilingual PR agency  (French, English, German and Spanish) specialized in Innovation with 4 domains of expertise: Biotech / Medtech; Healthcare / Cosmetics; Cleantech; and FinTech / Digital. Alize PR represents innovative businesses (start-ups, high-growth companies, pre- and post-exit phases) and private or listed companies in emerging markets, as well as industry bodies and state-owned organisms. We offer a wide range of services including : global communications campaigns ; digital campaigns; media relations in France, Europe and the US; press document development; crisis communication strategy; events ; and Graphic Design. We are not just experts in PR – we are also experts in a specific sector: Innovation. Our sharp focus means that we know all the key media, institutional and industry players & stakeholders in this specific market. Based on our in-depth market & segment knowledge, we are able to offer a tailor-made solution to each of our clients.        

Highlighting Industrial Excellence with the 2016 WNE Awards

PRESS - 23-mars-2016 20:59:48

From 28 to 30 June this year, the global civil nuclear energy community will gather at the World Nuclear Exhibition at Le Bourget for three industry-focused days with B2B meetings, panel discussions and exhibitor workshops, plus a tie-in programme of professional events and post- show site visits. This eagerly awaited second edition bringing together numerous international players will be a highlight in the industry calendar. With four months to go, 80% of the stand space is booked and we have almost reached our goal of a 50% increase on 2014, with over 30% new exhibitors – both French and international – and 15 international group stands. WNE, a showcase for international excellence The WNE Award “Progress is at the forefront of the nuclear industry’s concerns and we’re forging ahead, innovating all the time. That’s one reason we’re turning the spotlight on industrial excellence by rewarding the most important advances presented at the show. The Awards Ceremony is a new feature of the 2016 event”, comments Gérard Kottmann, President of WNE. The WNE Awards ceremony, opening the show on the first evening – Tuesday 28 June – will single out innovative projects in four key areas: §   Innovation in terms of product, process, marketing and organization. §   Nuclear safety  defined as the combined activities that make it possible to guarantee there will be no harmful effects on people or on the environment. §   Knowledge management as a multidisciplinary managerial policy, making it possible to identify, analyse, efficiently handle, share and preserve the knowledge of an organization’s members – both the knowledge built up by the business itself (marketing, research and development) and that acquired from external sources (business intelligence). §   Operational excellence  as a systematic and methodical approach to maximize safety and productivity, product quality and cost-savings, as well as overall performance. The 4 juries made up of distinguished international experts will be chaired by Bernard Bigot , Director-General of ITER (Innovation jury), William D. Magwood , Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) (Nuclear safety jury), David Drury , Technical Head of Management of Human Resources at the IAEA [1] (Knowledge management jury), and Jacques Regaldo , Chairman of WANO [2] (operational excellence jury). The Side Awards Tying in with the show, 4 side awards will turn the spotlight on innovation:   WiN Award : organized by Women in Nuclear Global – a non-profit association of women working in various fields of nuclear energy whose aim is to promote understanding of nuclear science and technology and awareness of the benefits of nuclear energy and its applications to women and the younger generation. During the association’s annual conference , the WiN Award will be given to a woman specializing in the field of nuclear energy on Wednesday 29 June at midday. Fem’Energia Award : Since 2009 EDF, in partnership with WiN France, WiN Europe and the EDF Foundation has awarded the Fem’Energia prize to encourage and financially support women students and professionals passionate about the nuclear sector. The fem’Energia Prize will be awarded on Thursday 30 June at 12.30. Spark! Contest , sponsored by Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF, invites current students and graduates of French and British universities under the age of 28 to produce innovative thinking on an energy-related topic. This prize will be awarded on the last day, Thursday 30 June at midday The Innovatome competition , open to students in all fields, this initiative of the Jeune Génération group of the French nuclear energy association, the Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire (SFEN JG), consists of highlighting innovations in three categories linked to societal development: digital, environmental transition and health/safety/wellbeing. The Innovatome prize will be awarded on Thursday 30 June at midday     [1] I nternational Atomic Energy Agency [2] World Association of Nuclear Operators  

BIO International Convention - San Francisco - 2016

Martine JOLY - 22-mars-2016 22:56:25

Visit the BIO International Convention returns to the birthplace of biotech, San Francisco, California for 2016!     And meet the French exhibitors at the Pavilion France ( list below) 2,500 business leaders - 15,000 participants from 69 countries . The Bay Area region continues to grow and advance biomedical innovation while continuing to offer programs and services to support new medical advances. The BIO International Convention (BIO) attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. This event covers a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy. For this event, Business France will gather under a French Pavilion more than a hundred companies, which for most of them are part of the major French competitiveness clusters of the biotech industry. Contact Business France*: Alexandre TE, Project Manager – Biotechnology and Healthcare - Official website: French companies in the medical sector : * 2015 , UBIFRANCE and INVEST IN FRANCE AGENCY join forces to create BUSINESS FRANCE French companies on involved in this event BIO 2016:   ATLANTIC BONE SCREEN GLOBAL CARE Inititative INSTITUT PASTEUR Invest in Toulouse IRIS PHARMA LILLE EURASANTE NICOX SA POIETIS TOULOUSE TECH TRANSFER  

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Arnaud Leretour: "Welcome to Business France North America! We assist French companies who want to export in North America, and North American companies who want to invest in France. Our team has both the knowledge and the experience to facilitate BtoB trade relations between the three countries. With offices and branches in New York, Boston, Toronto, Montréal, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Vancouver, and San Francisco, Business France North America is present from coast to coast. Close to 100 Business France experts focus on the following sectors: - Agrotech (wine, spirits, beer, beverages, food, and equipments for the agricultural and food industry) - Industry & clean tech (public works & transportation, energy & clean techs, industry) - Art de vivre & healthcare (biotechnologies, cosmetics, healthcare, fashion, luxury, culture, sport, home decor and tourism) - Tech & services (new technologies, retail and services, innovati


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