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Pikcio, the winner of the VISA’s Everywhere Initiative, brings GDPR compliant customer data handling solutions on the blockchain to GITEX 2018

Rejula ARUN - 19-sept.-2018 13:09:20

United Arab Emirates- September 19, 2018 : Customer data is the internet’s new currency. For companies, collecting, authenticating and protecting their customers data is an effort amounting to billions of dollars each year. Traditional data handling solutions are not built with newly implemented, data protection legislation like GDPR in mind, resulting in an increase of processing costs and time as well as poor customer satisfaction and ROI. Pikcio has developed a customer data exchange platform on its own custom built, fully GDPR compliant blockchain, that seamlessly solves all these issues. Pikcio is able to offer 100% digital native solutions for every organization facing complex processes to collect, verify and classify customer data. For businesses, our fully GDPR compliant, customer data exchange has many benefits: It is customizable, it permits companies to benefit from a non-invasive infrastructure, a reduced third-party dependence and a stronger, faster & cheaper user identification. It eliminates redundancies & enhances data collaboration across departments and business lines. Pikciochain is a data agnostic platform, in order to manage and handle a wide range of use cases and products. It handles both corporate and personal data. The first solutions have been developed in the banking, insurance and health care sectors. However, Pikciochain is an open platform where every corporation can create its own solution. As an example, for the banking & insurance sectors, our shared ledger platform benefits all stakeholders by : • Enabling greater transparency : Immutable ledger that enables sharing of KYC information across banks • Reducing operational inefficiencies : Reduces customer onboarding time by 50-75 percent and enhances customer experience • Ensuring up-to-date customer data: A single source for customer data reduces potential for fraud. Founded in 2014, Pikcio is present in 10 different countries including the US, Japan, & France, our MENA operations are run from Bahrain Fintech Bay. ________________________________________ Join us for a conversation at the GITEX 2018: You can get in contact with us at the French Tech pavilion stand D4-15. For more information please contact:  Cyril Ghanem, Customer Experience - Middle East, ________________________________________


Rejula ARUN - 19-sept.-2018 13:05:36

WINSOFT INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES ITS PARTICIPATION IN THE GITEX - Technology Week 2018 OCT 14-18, 2018 DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018: WinSoft International is an innovative International software publisher. Its know-how is to localize software for the MENA market that supports the special characteristics of Arabic and right to left languages.  Winsoft partners with FileMaker, an Apple subsidiary, to make breakthrough technologies accessible to Middle Eastern countries. FileMaker is the world’s leading workplace innovation platform. It provides everything you need to streamline workflows and solve faster your ever-changing challenges. You can design and create custom apps for your business, share them so your teams can work anywhere, and integrate your apps with software services and iOS devices. Hundreds of companies in all fields of activity and educational and governmental institutions have developed and deployed a custom FileMaker app to run their activity in the Middle-Eastern countries. Mihaela Vignon, Sales Manager at WinSoft commented: “Among our delighted customers we count: AGECO International, Haddins Fitness Club, Sanad Academy, MenaBev, Al Jouf University, Petrochem and many others”. “Our attendance at GITEX 2018 will be a great opportunity for WinSoft to increase the brand awareness of FileMaker in the U.A.E and the Gulf Countries, to introduce the workplace innovation platform for SMEs and Global companies and to expand our network by recruiting new partners in the MENA region” added Vignon. This year, WinSoft will be delighted to welcome you at the booth E4-20 - Hall 4 with special treats for visitors of the French pavilion. According to Sayed Bondok, IT Supervisor at Al Jouf University, “FileMaker has a huge potential in Middle Eastern Countries and should be used in every industry as a standard within 2-3 years”. Note to Editors: Exclusive Offer We will grant our attendees with up to a 20% discount on purchases of Volume Licenses. To take advantage of this offer, simply visit our booth and give us the attached Special GITEX Offer Coupon. Book a free consultation You have the possibility to book a free 30-minutes consultation with Hassan Khanchi, our FileMaker specialist in the U.A.E, to get an insight into our recent experiences and how FileMaker could be used to solve your business challenges.   Come to see our demos Additionally, you will be able to attend free demos to get an overview of the powerful software features and unlimited functionalities of FileMaker 17 and get convinced that FileMaker is not only the easiest and most affordable way to create a custom app but a real “problem solvers problem solver”! We are looking forward to meeting you at GITEX. Contact Mihaela VIGNON - Sales Manager Tel : + 33 4 38 02 22 43 E-mail :         Website :

Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor furniture at the LEISURE SHOW DUBAI

Rejula ARUN - 13-sept.-2018 12:54:21

- The renowned French outdoor furniture brand for hotels and resorts will display the latest collections and innovative designs from September 16-18, 2018 - DWTC United Arab Emirates; 13 September 2018 - Mousses Etoiles, a leading French manufacturer of luxurious outdoor furniture, will be exhibiting their latest range at The Leisure Show Dubai, from the 16th to the 18th September in Hall 7 stand number 7E308 DWTC. Mousses Etoiles which has already begun providing UAE’s most prestigious hotels, will be looking forward to meeting and interacting with more hospitality professionals visiting the show.  Since 1992, Mousses Etoiles, a privately-owned family business, has been designing and manufacturing high quality outdoor furniture for five-star hotels, restaurants, beach clubs and luxurious villas. Although the company started with humble beginnings, it is now one of the fastest growing manufactures in the industry and is supplying to renowned clientele globally. In the recent years, due to the growing number of international demand, Mousses Etoiles has been expanding, whilst maintaining its warm family-business charm. The company has created a strong brand recognition based on its quality, comfort and aesthetic appeal and is being recognized by the major hotel groups and luxury commercial designers. A strong success factor for Mousses Etoiles, attributing to the increase of global interest, is the ‘Made in France’ label. The company proudly manufactures its products in France and continually improves them, making them more durable, stronger and better adapted to consumers’ needs.  Mousses Etoiles listens closely to their clients’ requests and creates made-to-measure sunbeds, umbrellas and a various range of outdoor furniture products that are unique and exclusive. The designers and manufactures are committed to never offering the same products to different clients, which is a key strategy enjoyed by hotel groups that face strong competition.    “Mousses Etoiles’ hero product - which will be displayed at show - is the famous sun protector umbrella which is sturdily made and can withstand 100km/h winds. Hotel clients that are prone to windy seasons, attest to the Mousses Etoiles umbrella’s durability and quality which they have been using over 10 years. Other key premium products manufactured by Mousses Etoiles include sunbeds, mattresses, cushions and pillows” commented M. Laurent Lepoutre, Executive. Prestigious hotels such Le Majestic Hotel Barrière in Cannes; Le Sereno in St Barthelemy; Sun Group Hotels in Vietnam; Monte Carlo SBM in Monaco and Relais et Chateaux des Feuilles in Seychelles are clients who have entrusted all their outdoor furniture needs to Mousses Etoiles. The company is now ready to share their expertise with hospitality groups in the region. Mobile number of contact at stand: 00336 6 60 36 98 14

DAILY FLIGHT BETWEEN DUBAI AND LYON « Good news for the international glow of Lyon! »

Rejula ARUN - 26-juil.-2018 08:40:19

The Dubai carrier Emirates has recently announced adding two more flights to Lyon, raising the frequency between the two cities to seven per week.  Linking the two cities with daily flights is a big move and a powerful boost to the bilateral exchanges.  The attractiveness of Lyon as a metropole is thus stronger than ever and the partner cities are boosting their close relationship. « Daily air links towards Dubai is an excellent news for both Lyon Airports and the Metropole of Lyon. Now, more than ever, travel is becoming more flexible with optimum transit between Lyon, the Middle East and Asia. Thanks to those daily flights, Lyon is becoming a valuable international hub. » says David Kimelfeld, President, Metropole of Lyon. Flights from Lyon to Dubai will increase to seven flights per week, from August 2nd 2018, boosting the ever-strengthening ties with Dubai, initiated over the past years. The increasing frequency of flights also helps raise awareness towards economic players and partners of OnlyLyon who have invested in the promotion of Lyon as a destination. The cooperation agreement with the City of Dubai, signed in 2006, aimed to boost exchanges between the two communities in diverse fields, ranging from urban transit, public lighting, services to individuals, smart cities and mobility.  In 2017, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Metropole of Lyon and the Road and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA).  The thriving relations between Dubai and Lyon have led to a cultural cooperation, culminating with the First Edition of the Dubai Festival of Lights in 2014, while the city of Lyon undertook the artistic direction. Such ties and good relations have prospered since the launch of the flights between Lyon and Dubai, in 2012 by Emirates. This announcement is a timely topic as the Metropole of Lyon and its different players will participate in the Dubai World Expo 2020. Back to 2013, the City of Lyon strongly supported Dubai’s bid for the world Expo. ABOUT US: ONLYLYON is Lyon’s international brand name, to promote the city of Lyon on the international scene. Created in 2007, by 13 major institutions of the metropole committed internationally, this pioneering organization is now powered by 30 public and private partners with similar goals: boost the image and promote the attractiveness of Lyon and its region across the world.  

Luxurious Fine Sparkling Grape PEARL’s Vignes de France launches in the Middle East

Rejula ARUN - 17-juil.-2018 15:08:19

• The luxurious sparkling grape beverage, 100% Natural, Alcohol Free and Halal certified, while preserving French premium quality and incomparable taste Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 17 July 2018 - Pearl’s Vignes de France, from the heart of the vineyards in Burgundy, is launching a premium grape based sparkling beverage made with pure grape juice and infused with carbon bubbles. Pearl’s is a sparkling 100% Natural, Alcohol Free and Halal Certified drink, a new alternative to the alcoholic bubbly beverages, Pearl’s is 100% halal.  Designed for the Middle East and in line with cultural tastes and preferences, the name Pearl’s is in honor of the region’s historical pearl trading background and the packaging is designed in white as a symbol for purity and gold to portray the true splendor of the product. Pearl’s brings French elegance and lifestyle to consumers in the Middle East who have a distinctive appreciation and love of luxury and high-quality offerings. “We are very excited to launch Pearl’s on the occasion of the French National Day on July 14th in partnership and hosted by the French Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General of France in Dubai. This is a great opportunity to introduce this unique sparkling grape beverage which is a reflection of French indulgence and heritage, linking French vines to regional consumers,” explained Alexandre Mensuelle, founder of Pearl’s. Created with an assortment of the finest grape selection of Chardonnay & Folle Blanche, picked exclusively from the French vineyard, Pearl’s taste is the perfect balance of a relatively dry, medium-bodied white grape emanating fresh aromas with crisp notes of fruity flavors. Pearl’s works in close collaboration with the vineyard’s growers to ensure that the highest-quality of grapes are selected. With only one production per year and each bottle having a biennial shelf life, Pearl’s crystallizes the great skills and mastery of French vineyards to produce a beverage that meets the codes of luxury and celebration whilst adhering to sacred religious commitments. Created to celebrate key moments during life events, Pearl’s is a prestigious and festive drink that is made with natural products, using traditional methods. For more information, please contact Pearl’s: Michel Karkour Alexandre Mensuelle - End  

3rd UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days Abu Dhabi, June 25-26, 2018

Rejula ARUN - 03-juil.-2018 15:25:03

United Arab Emirates; July 3 , 2018: Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days from June 25th to 26th in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais. The two days forum included ADNOC and its subsidiaries, as well as several ADNOC partners including Mudabala Petroleum. This event was launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates. Following the successful sessions in 2015 and 2017, under the framework of UAE France strategic dialog,  the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days aims to highlight the strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in Energy and Oil and Gas sectors and to strengthen business relationships in the fields of Oil and Gas, Refining, Petrochemicals, Energy and new technologies, between Emirati and French organizations. Marc Cagnard, Managing Director at Business France in  the Middle East commented: “We are very excited to be hosting the third edition of the connecting days initiative. France and the UAE have a long standing relationship when it comes to the Oil and Gas industry and this event further reinforces the two nations’ commitment to creating forward thinking, long term and sustainable solutions as well as spearheading innovation whilst developing the technology for the future.” Key topics that were covered on the first day included the Oil and Gas industry as a whole with particular focus on Downstream, Refining, Petrochemical, Fertilizer and Gas Processing whilst the second day was dedicated to operational managers and engineers of a wide range of French industrial manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, dedicated to Oil and Gas operations and maintenance, directly with the End Users, Managers and Engineers. French companies were showcasing their know-how in terms of innovation, artificial intelligence and digital technologies designed to improve automation process and operational efficiency in Oil and Gas processing. Note to Editors 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. About EVOLEN: EVOLEN network brings together some 1,350 members (250 corporate members and 1,100 individual oil and gas professionals). Their areas of expertise cover the entire oil and gas sector (exploration, production, storage, refining, and distribution) and renewables. EVOLEN aims to promote the technological and industrial excellence of the French hydrocarbons industry and energy futures across the world and to foster the international deployment of French energy industry companies. The French hydrocarbons industry has many strengths, notably its great capacity for innovation, which has enabled it to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of quality and safety. Moreover, its technologies and know-how are being applied intensively to new sources of energy. " The French industry has a long tradition in the Oil and Gas sector, exploration, production, midstream, refining and petrochemical. Thus despite the fact that we do not produce in our own country. The success factor is due to innovation and technology ; we strongly believe in innovation as a key differentiator. Innovation and technology are now used for the development of new energies", commented Romain Provost, General Delegate Middle East and Renewables, EVOLEN. ABOUT THE FRENCH BUSINESS GROUP: The French Business Group is a dynamic and independent non-profit organization committed to promote business relations between the United Arab Emirates and France. It has nearly 200 members and represents sectors such as Oil & Gas, construction, defense, aerospace, aviation, hospitality, finance and telecom. The main missions are to promote bilateral trade, represent and serve the interests of its members and enhance Franco-Emirati connections. ABOUT TOTAL: Total is working with the majority of the UAE’s oil and gas operating companies and is ADNOC’s largest partner.  Through on-going investment in technology and sharing it’s local and international expertise and know-how, Total has forged ahead to help Abu Dhabi reach its crude oil production target, while continuing to broaden its energy portfolio. “We are proud to participate in the 3rd UAE France Oil & Gas Connecting Days symposium, as an opportunity to share the French companies’s technical know-how and innovation, which is not only limited to the oil & gas sector” said Hatem Nuseibeh - President Total E&P UAE and Total Country Chair in the UAE “ Total’s commitment in the UAE covers not only operations in the oil and gas industry, but the whole energy spectrum including LNG, solar and renewables”. ABOUT SCHNEIDER: “UAE energy, oil, and gas firms are at the global forefront of leveraging digital technologies to transform their exploration, refining, and petrochemicals operations,” said Hanan Darwish, Cluster President – Gulf and Pakistan, Schneider Electric. “In the highly competitive energy sector, digital platforms enable oil and gas firms to interconnect digital technologies, such as the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence, to drive digital oilfields.” During Oil and Gas Connecting Days, Schneider Electric was sharing best practices as a French-headquartered multinational firm that works with 20 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. In the UAE, Schneider Electric has co-innovated with ADNOC on its Panorama Command Center, which provides real-time visibility and optimizes operations across 16 operating companies. About Trouvay & Cauvin Group Trouvay & Cauvin Group is your single point of contact for global steel solutions for both greenfield and brownfield projects, either offshore or onshore. The steel requirements of Oil & Gas projects are so complex and critical that they can only be met by an experienced specialist with unique capabilities and knowledge such as Trouvay & Cauvin. The 3rd UAE France Oil & Gas Connecting days was a well-organized affair with valuable insights to various facets of the ADNOC downstream companies. There was a high level of interest shown by the attendees especially and we look forward to many more similar interactions with them. For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :  

DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial vehicle trade show in Hannover on 20-27 September 2018.

Rejula ARUN - 28-juin-2018 13:55:56

United Arab Emirates, 28 June 2018 - DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France. Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its French manufacturing plants and workshops. DALBY’s strength is its adaptability and flexibility. Our engineering teams are continuously developing or modernising our products and tailoring them to meet the specific needs of our customers: - Payload optimised - Use of HLE steels - Lower loading angle and height - Shorter loading time - Easy to maintain Another of DALBY’s assets, particularly important in regions such as the Near and Middle East, are that its hooklift controls are all pneumatic. There are no electric sensors to be subjected to weather and terrain conditions. Our system is unaffected by dust and sand deposits and does not need any kind of special cleaning. As our pneumatic sensors are integrated, they do not get broken in the event of collisions. This system is also practical and easy during repairs and offers a minimum operation mode which means that the container can always be offloaded. Our customers are players in the environmental, agricultural, transport, building, rental, and trades sectors, as well as public authorities and services. The environmental sector, and more specifically waste collection and transfer, is constantly changing to meet new or amended environmental standards. DALBY assists providers in these markets, helping them deliver suitable logistics solutions and facilitating the handling and transport of recyclable and non-recyclable products. For two years now, DALBY has worked with an international network of 15 distributors and a sales office in Peru dedicated to South American markets  Recent achievements with sales in Africa for cotton farming and waste management activities and the signing of a distribution agreement in Canada, have helped establish DALBY’s credibility and international recognition. Dalby is searching for partners in Middle East area in order to expand its export services. At the IAA trade show in Hannover from 20-27 September, we will be presenting a MAN truck fitted with a DALBY hook lift compliant with DIN standard   About DALBY: Created in 1968 35% market share in France and 30 % Turnover in exports ISO 9001-2015 certification A French Fab-labelled company: Introduced by the French government last autumn, French Fab brings together progressive French manufacturers with the goal of developing and promoting French manufacturing know-how worldwide. Contact: Patrick Cordey General Manager BENNES DALBY Tel: + 33 (0)5 53 41 55 80 / +33 (0)6 73 38 41 65 Patrick.cordey

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