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Campus France at the QS World MBA Fair

BENICHOU Karine - 08-sept.-2016 14:12:55

Ever thought about doing a MBA in France?   Campus France team invites you to join the QS World MBA fair on September 29 th at the Carlton Hotel in Tel Aviv, from 5pm. This event will be great opportunity to learn more about MBAs in France. Did you know that in 2016, French business school INSEAD ranked first Global MBA in the world and that HEC ranked first for its Masters in Finance Pre-experience (Financial Times 2016 ranking)?   This event will also be a chance to meet the Campus France coordinators and learn more about Campus France services in Israel. Campus France, as part of the Scientific and Academic Cooperation Service of the French Embassy in Israel, advises and supports you personally throughout your project to go and study in France.   Every year, close to 300,000 students choose to come and study in France. Why? Because French higher education institutions offer very high standard, prestigious, accessible and diverse degrees.   Studying at a French Grande Ecole or University will definitely help enhancing your curriculum.   QS World MBA   September 29, 2016 from 17:00 to 22:00   Carlton Hotel – Tel Aviv   More information and registration: www.topmba.com/campusfrance   C ontact at Campus France   Esther Levy and Claire Jeannet, Campus France coordinators - All contact information available here: http://institutfrancais-israel.com/blog/contacts-sciences/  

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Les Journées de Galillée

Francois MATRAIRE - 22-août-2016 15:33:44

Press Release from Les Journées de Galilée.   Les Journées de Galillée a French non-profit organisation offers two approaches that can be processed either separately or together depending on the interest of participants   A) The baroque opera festival of international level in Akko , listed as world heritage by UNESCO, will appeal to lovers of opera through programming and distribution of international level. This annual festival wants to become part of the major festivals worldwide and The reference for baroque opera. Our partner is Les Talens Lyriques and its Conductor Christophe Rousset , internationally renowned 2016 Program:  September 25 Dido and Æneas by Henry Purcell & Actéon by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. September 26 Alcina by George Frideric Handel with for the first time worlwide, a video art projection by Naomie Kremer , American artist. For more information please go to lesjourneesdegalilee.org or meetingalilee.co.il B) The International Economic forum The purpose of the Business one is to develop more ties between Israel as a Start Up Nation, based on success stories and reasons of these successes and companies worldwide. To best exemplify this reality, the goal is to focus on Innovation & Technology in 4 different fields of application: cyber security (and security in a broader sense), from data mining to educated decision making, Healthcare breakthrough Innovation and digital consumer disruptions. Attached is the meeting agenda of this conference named "Technology is changing the world and the Middle East". But beside visiting the Technion and the Haifa Incubator on September 25th, the true conviction stems from "real life examples". Which investors are funding Israeli startups and who represent them? What are the companies that have become market leaders or are on track to it. Are there lessons to be learned ?, How do you see the future of innovation based on breakthrough technologies and game changing companies? Also at this meeting, an international Cercle of economists will be launched and will meet every year in Israel with Philippe Aghion College de France & Harvard, Mark Schankerman LSE, Manuel Trajtenberg PM & professor at Tel Aviv university. We got the sponsoring of Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of economy and of the Israeli ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the one of the Chief scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Economy. The Rothschild foundations, the Orange foundation, the Cigale foundation, the Cities of Akko and Haifa, French cultural center, Impact and private donnors support the project. Theme of the conference: Technology is changing the world and the Middle East Program: Morning: 2 Plenary sessions 1) How Governments and Countries can embrace the digital transformation 2) How business can embrace the digital transformation Lunch 1) Cybersecurity 2) From data mining to educated decision making 3) Healthcare breakthrough innovation 4) Digital consumer disruptions 15 minutes start up dating presentation.   For more information, please contact Dr M Haim, President & Founder Meet in Galilee   +972 52 382 22 6 / +33 6 52 52 75 62 12      

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Annual report 2015 Foreign Investment in France

BENICHOU Karine - 19-avr.-2016 08:49:01

      Press Release       33,682 jobs created or maintained by foreign investment in France in 2015,   with manufacturing operations and new headquarters to the fore       Paris, March 22, 2016. The “2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy” released today analyzes 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.   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 (Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region) the global headquarters for all operations relating to its ‘Val’ range of turnkey automated metro solutions, while Canadian horticulture, agriculture, packaging and environmental technology 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 center.   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.   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 (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.   Analysis by business activity shows that Ile de France (Paris region) attracted 64% of all foreign investments involving decision-making centers (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 (Paris region) (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.          

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Record commercial performance for Alstom in 2015/16

Yvon Maier - 05-juil.-2016 11:46:01

  Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016, Alstom achieved a record commercial performance with orders received and backlog at respectively €10.6 billion and €30.4 billion. Over the same period, sales were up 12% (7% organically), amounting to €6.9 billion. The adjusted EBIT increased to €366 million, 23% above last year, leading to an adjusted EBIT margin of 5.3%.    Net income (Group share) reached €3.0 billion, benefitting from the sales of Energy activities to General Electric and after impact of exceptional impairments mainly in France.    Alstom benefits today from a very strong balance sheet. The net debt significantly decreased to €0.2 billion on 31 March 2016 compared to €3.1 billion on 31 March 2015. Equity amounted to €3.3 billion at 31 March 2016.   Following the cash return to shareholders of €3.2 billion through the public share buy-back offer, the Board of Directors will propose no dividend distribution at the next Annual General Meeting.          “2015/16 is the second record commercial year in a row for Alstom, including a major e-Locos project in India and successes across all regions and product lines. Sales growth exceeded expectations with above 5 % average organic growth over the past four years. The adjusted EBIT was up by over 20%. Balance sheet is strengthened by the transaction with General Electric. The implementation of our strategy is on track allowing us to confirm our 2020 objectives.”, said Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.   Official website : www.alstom.com French Rail industry :  http://business.youbuyfrance.com/french-rail-industry/companies  

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הזוכה בתחרות העולמית « French Tech Ticket » הוא סטארט אפ ישראלי

Francois MATRAIRE - 03-mars-2016 20:08:08

      חרות ה- French Tech Ticket אשר הושקה בפריז ב-20 במאי 2015, פנתה ליזמים בעלי חברות סטארט אפ טכנולוגיות מכל העולם. הפרס היה ליווי פיננסי, לוגיסטי וייעוץ לפיתוח הפעולות בצרפת : אירוח חינם בחממה בפריז, מילגה בסכום שיכול להגיע ל-25000 יורו בשנה, סיוע למגורים. שנה לאחר השקת התחרות, הזוכים של המושב הראשון שימשך שישה חודשים (23 חברות סטארט אפ ו-50 יזמים בינלאומיים) אורחו בארמון האליזה ע"י נשיא צרפת פרנסואה הולנד ושר הכלכלה, התעשייה והדיגיטל עמנואל מקרון ביום ד’ ה-2 במרץ 2016.     בין הזוכים עליהם הוכרז בהזדמנות זאת : הסטארט אפ הישראלי   ( http://www.tridom.co/ ) Tridom , שמפתח רובוטים שמסוגלים לבנות בתים בעלות נמוכה, בזכות טכנולגיית הדפסה בתלת מימד, אשר הגיע למקום הראשון ! ירון שוורץ וליאור אהרוני, מייסדי Tridom , שמאמינים בעתיד בו כל אחד יוכל להיות בעל בית , נפגשו בארמון האליזה עם פרנסואה הולנד. הם יאורחו בחממת Impulse Partners שמתמחה בבנייה ואנרגיה בפריז.    נשיא צרפת פרנסואה הולנד אמר : " מטרת ה- French Tech Ticket היא להביא לצרפת יזמים צעירים. אנו רוצים שצרפת תהיה מקום מארח ומקום של חדשנות בו ממצאים את העולם של המחר עבור צעירים שמחדשים, שיוצרים, ושממצאים. צרפת תמיד ניזונה מהרבגוניות של העלום. תודה שנתתם אמון במדינה הזאת . " ה- French Tech Ticket מקודם בישראל ע"י French Tech Israel ( israel.lafrenchtech.com   וב- Twitter , @FrenchTechIL ), האב השלישי בעולם עליו הכריז שר הכלכלה התעשייה והדיגיטל עמנואל מקרון בספטמבר 2015 בתל אביב. השאיפה של 11 ה- French Tech Hubs בעולם היא לתת מסגרת לקהילות French Tech בערי החדשנות הגדולו בעולם, כדי להאיץ את הדינמיות של חברות הסטארט אפ הצרפתיות . ה- French Tech Hub Israel French Tech Israel היא קהילה של יזמים ומשקיעים צרפתים וידידי צרפת הממוקמים בישראל וכן מוסדות שתומכים בהם. מטרתה כפולה:   מצד אחד , להאיץ את כניסתן לישראל של חברות סטארט אפ וחברות טכנולוגיות צרפתיות ואת ופיתוח פעילותן בישראל, ומצד שני לעזור לשחקנים הישראלים לנצל את ההזדמנויות שמציעה צרפת.   אנשי קשר לעיתונות : סופי לגוט, ראש מחלקת דוברות, שגרירות צרפת בישראל Sophie.lagoutte@diplomatie.gouv.fr / טל’:   +972 3 520 8303 נייד: +972 50 644 6079 עמנואל אלבז-פלפס, נספחת התקשורת, שגרירות צרפת בישראל emmanuelle.ambassade@gmail.com / טל’: +972 3 520 8315 נייד: +972 54 551 8121    

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ActiveEon, supported by Business France, Orchestrates and Accelerates processing of thousands of Amazon nodes for a new Israeli customer

Yael Haouzi - 03-mars-2016 14:52:33

  ActiveEon, supported by Business France, Orchestrates and Accelerates processing of thousands of Amazon nodes for a new Israeli customer     Paris and Tel Aviv, 25th of February 2016 – Thanks to Business France Tel Aviv support, ActiveEon has announced that their Workflows & Scheduling product is now largely used by a new Israeli customer. With ActiveEon’s solutions, an Israeli finance company is optimizing its analyses of stock-exchange quotations in order to take the best position for its customers. This Algorithmic Trading platform orchestrated by ActiveEon runs on thousands of nodes on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform. From the 31st January to the 4th February, Business France organized, in partnership with the French Ministry of Economy, French Tech and French Clusters ( Cap Digital , Systematic , Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées , Minalogic , Imaginove , Images & Réseaux, Pôles TES ), an export trip in Israel (Tel Aviv and Haifa) focused on Big Data & IoT. The ActiveEon company, which is developing its business in Israel, participated to the journey.   Yael Haouzi, Head of High-Tech, Innovation and Services at Business France Tel Aviv says: "Our local presence allows us to have a good knowledge of economic players in this country. In a short period of time we succeeded in reaching our Israeli contacts according to criteria established with ActiveEon."   François Tournesac, Chief Sales Officer at ActiveEon says: "We were impressed with the quality of Business France support in Tel Aviv. As we work with advanced technologies, it isn’t always simple for us to find potential customers and right persons to speak to. Within 4 days, Business France has arranged for us more than 20 different meetings, and all of them were perfectly qualified."     The results came very quickly. Only 3 weeks after these first meetings, ActiveEon has signed a contract with a new customer in Tel Aviv and providing support to lead them to the production stage.   The new ActiveEon customer, whose name remains confidential for the moment, is a private innovative fast-growing company, established in 2015. It aims to become a leading player on finance marketplaces by developing advanced analyses for Algo Trading investments. Backed by its talented team, the company develops advanced technologies involving Big Data and Machine Learning. Coupled with an in-depth comprehension of the financial arena, the company develops algorithms for cutting-edge automated orders. Thanks to ActiveEon’s Workflows & Scheduling solution, the company can now conduct its financial analysis in a very simple way using thousands of nodes on Cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS), not needing an expensive infrastructure, and can also easily transfer its data towards and from the Amazon S3 storage. ActiveEon schedules and orchestrates data processing, automatically manages network failures and guarantees fault-tolerance. Moreover, it allows to optimize the number of virtual machines which are used on AWS and their cost.   Denis, Caromel, CEO of ActiveEon says: "Large scale efficiency of our solutions has perfectly fitted high capacity and high speed requirements for such financial analysis. Moreover, reliability and agility of our solutions, providing rich and flexible APIs were particularly appreciated by the customer."   The Israeli customer about the ActiveEon solution: « The ActiveEon solution is incredibly simple to implement. It allows us to achieve very big configurations with efficiency, agility, and to control cloud infrastructure costs thanks to their advanced scheduling. We also have the possibility to choose the most appropriate supplier at any time (Amazon, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, etc.)."         About ActiveEon: ActiveEon, www.activeEon.com, is a software editor providing innovative solutions for IT automation, acceleration and IT scalability, Big Data, Internet of Things, Distributed and Parallel applications. ActiveEon automates its customers Business to accelerate its go-to-market, and helps them get competitive advantage. ActiveEon has achieved a significant funds raising (1M$) from local and foreign investors ( PACA Investissement, BA06, Nestadio Capital and Kima Ventures , Xavier Niel’s funds).   ActiveEon serves national and international regular customers, such as CEA, L’ORÉAL, ORANGE, INRA, Mediametrie, TAGSYS RFID, Amadeus, SeaEngineering (US), Home Office (UK), AxisPoint/McKESSON (Healthcare, USA) and more.   ActiveEon offers ProActive, a suite of Software solutions available in SaaS mode: Workflows & Scheduling is a complete workload scheduler that distributes and simplifies the execution of applications, featuring a workflow orchestrator and a resources manager, also featuring data transfer and License cost optimization. Parallel Scientific Toolbox is a solution that allows the distribution and the acceleration of Big Data processing in R Language, Spark, Hadoop, Matlab, Scilab, etc. on Clusters, Grids or Clouds. Cloud Automation automates the deployment and management of complex multi-VMs applications, managing heterogeneous and hybrid Clouds (private, public, hybrid, multi-vendors Clouds).     The product suite allows the management of heterogeneous environments (Linux, Windows, MacOS, VMware, OpenStack, CloudStack, ESXi, Hyper-V, Docker, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, IBM Bluemix, etc.). Press Contact : veronika@activeeon.com, +33 (0) 988 777 667.         About Business France: Business France, www.businessfrance.fr, is the national agency for French economy internationalization. It is in charge of international development of businesses and their export abroad, as well as prospecting and foreign investments in France. Business France contributes to develop French economy and its business and territorial attractiveness. It also manages and develops the VIE program (International Volunteering in Business). Created on the 1st January 2015, Business France has arised from a merger of UBIFRANCE and AFII (Frech Agency for international investments). Business France counts 1500 employees based in France and more than 70 countries worldwide. It is backed by a large network of public and private partners. Press Contact: Business France Tel-Aviv: Yael.Haouzi@businessfrance.fr, +972 (0)3 544 91 28   More information: http://www.activeeon.com   Try a free platform online: http://try.activeeon.com  

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France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation

Yvon Maier - 03-mars-2016 11:13:10

  French-rail-industry.com has been launched in 2014 to promote France’s railways, thanks a partnership agreement between Business France, the French export-support agency, and Fer de France, the Inter-professional Association for France’s railway industry. French-rail-industry.com aims to meet a twofold objective. In the first instance, it helps to raise awareness among industry professionals worldwide of the know-how prevalent in France’s railway sector — a widely acknowledged and greatly praised centre of excellence. In the second instance, French-rail-industry.com helps to establish connections between international buyers and French suppliers. The directory of French players in the railway sector, make it easy for potential customers based outside France to browse the profiles of any French company they choose and contact them directly through a messaging interface integrated into the website. The French suppliers featured on the platform are broken down into eight main categories: embedded electronic systems; mechanical components fitted on rolling stock; passenger-information and ticketing systems; passenger public transport; rail-car layout; railway infrastructure; railway testing and engineering; and, finally, rolling stock. Thanks to the expertise, technological skills and innovative ability of its companies, France’s railway industry enjoys international recognition: the country is ranked third worldwide in the sector. Within Europe, the French railway industry is ranked second only to Germany, with 1,500 companies generating over €4 billion, equating to 25% of the country’s exports in value.   Official website : www.french-rail-industry.com     Rendez-vous sur le portail des entreprises françaises du secteur ferroviaire     French-rail-industry.com a été lancé en 2014 pour promouvoir l’industrie du ferroviaire français, grâce un accord de partenariat entre les entreprises en France, Business France et Fer de France, organisme interprofessionnel qui fédère l’ensemble des acteurs publics et privés du rail.   French-rail-industry.com a un double objectif. Le premier : sensibiliser les professionnels de l’industrie à travers le monde sur le savoir-faire de l’industrie ferroviaire française, dont l’excellence est largement reconnue. Informer des récents succès et innovations des entreprises françaises via une page consacrée à l’actualité. Le second : établir des liens entre les acheteurs internationaux et les fournisseurs français. L’annuaire des industriels français du secteur ferroviaire permet à ce titre aux clients potentiels basés hors de France, de parcourir les profils des sociétés françaises. Lesquelles peuvent être contactées directement via une interface de messagerie intégrée dans le site.   Les fournisseurs français référencés sur French-rail-industry.com sont répartis en huit catégories : systèmes électroniques, composants mécaniques, information voyageurs et billettique, transport public, équipement du matériel roulant, infrastructure ferroviaire, test et ingénierie, et matériel roulant. Du fait de l’expertise, des compétences technologiques et la capacité d’innovation de ses entreprises, l’industrie ferroviaire de la France jouit d’une reconnaissance internationale: le pays est classé au troisième rang mondial dans le secteur. En Europe, l’industrie ferroviaire française est au deuxième rang derrière l’Allemagne, avec 1500 entreprises générant plus de 4 milliards €, ce qui équivaut à 25% des exportations du pays en valeur.       Site officiel: www.french-rail-industry.com  

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Welcome to the Business France Tel Aviv, the Trade and Investment office of the Embassy of France in Israel! Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and attractiveness of France for foreign investors. Business France also manages the VIE Scheme in Israel. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger of Ubifrance Agency with Invest in France Agency, Business France is staffed with some 1,500 professionals located in France and in 70 countries throughout the world. The multicultural team of Business France in Tel Aviv comprises of 5 Trade professionals, supporting French companies in developing their business projects in Israel. They are organized in four departments of expertise, specialized in: - Indsustries and Cleantech - Fashion, Housing, Health & Sciences - Food & Beverages, Agribusiness - Technologies & Services Since late 2015, Business France in Israel is also manned with one full time expert dedicated

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