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With the Global Crisis being Experienced, France does not lose Sight of Success

Sarah Benyoub - 03-juin-2020 14:59:30
            With the Global Crisis being Experienced, France does not lose Sight of Success Business France announces Record High Investments and Jobs Generated in 2019’s annual Foreign Invest in France Report o    International investment in France last year reached a record high thanks to an annual investment increase of 11 per cent and nearly 40,000 jobs being created or maintained. o    France was the leading European destination for industrial investment projects whereby production and manufacturing activities are the leading contributors to employment.   United Arab Emirates: June 3 rd , 2020: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, has released its Foreign Investment Report for 2019 highlighting how France, has once again become the country to which international investors turn to for international investments, attracting 1,468 new foreign investment decisions in 2019, an 11 per cent increase since 2018. Jobs created or maintained by foreign subsidiary investments also picked up significantly, growing by 30 per cent to 39,542 jobs created and 4,778 jobs maintained in 2019.   Prior to the crisis, France boasted a number of key strengths including growth which was above the euro zone average, more than 500,000 jobs had been created in two years, and business investment was at an all-time high and acted quickly and decisively to safeguard these key strengths. France then attracted 19% of investment projects in the European market . Foreign investment in Europe was mainly focused on business services (42%) and industry (23%); being the leading European destination for industrial investment projects, home to 26% of manufacturing investments. France was also the leading European destination for R&D investment .   The business creation rate reached a new record in 2019 with 815,300 businesses (including 428,900 microenterprises) created in France, 18 per cent more than in 2018. The number of business failures has fallen sharply since July 2016, symbolizing the strength of, and the confidence in, the French economy, as well as the improvement in France’s attractiveness. France’s attractiveness has remained high with 87 per cent of executives abroad (including business leaders from the Middle East) considering France to be attractive, which saw a 13-point increase on 2016, according to Kantar-Business France survey.   In this changing environment, the French economy’s resilience and the “pro-business” reforms that have been undertaken by the French government have strengthened foreign investors’ confidence. However, the outstanding results from the 2019 Annual Report on Foreign Investment have been published in 2020 in unprecedented circumstances, with the global economy now facing the most serious health, social, economic and financial crisis of recent decades.   MIDDLE EAST   In 2019, 8 new job-creating investment decisions were made in France by companies from countries in the Middle East region, creating or maintaining more than 200 jobs . These investments came from the United Arab Emirates (4 projects), Kuwait (2), Saudi Arabia (1) and Lebanon (1). Most of these projects involved production/manufacturing facilities (5 projects; 84 jobs) and logistics (2 projects; 110 jobs). Investments by Middle East countries were made in a variety of different sectors, with 2 projects in the transport/storage sector responsible for more than half of the jobs generated by Middle Eastern investment.   Projects from the region:   o    DP World has invested in Le Havre (Normandie region) in the construction and operation of a container terminal through a joint venture with the transport company CMA CGM . This €154 million investment, nearly half of which comes from the investor and the Normandie region, will generate 200 jobs . o    Sahul Group has set up a high-end mobile phone manufacturing site. The initial investment will be approximatively €35 million and should generate around thirty jobs . o    In partnership with the IFP New Energies group, the Saudi company Aramco is investing €2 million in the creation of an R&D centre to strengthen Saudi technological capacities in the petroleum and petrochemical sectors. This €2 million investment will create 10 jobs , with roles comprising mainly engineers and researchers. o    The Kuwaiti leader in logistics , Agility is creating a 26,000 sq. m. multimodal platform in Blotzheim (Grand Est region). This €5 million investment will create 10 jobs in 2020 in addition to the 20 roles that already exist . Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East commented : “In the coming years, France will continue to promote investment from foreign businesses across our regions so that they can create jobs, make the most of our talent and participate in the construction of this new French economy .”   Amine Chaehoi, Director Inward Investments, Business France Middle East added : “We are delighted to highlight the contribution made by Middle Eastern companies to the French economy. From an overall perspective, there are currently more than 500 companies from the region established in our country, employing 30,000 personnel for an FDI Stock of €9.7 Billion (Banque de France). We are committed to build bridges between Middle East and France, support business setting up and provide key investment opportunities”.   COVID-19   The substantial and immediate support measures of the French Government helped cushion the shock of the crisis. They were effective, ranging from short-time working, which protected more than 12 million workers, loans guaranteed by the state, which enabled businesses to avoid bankruptcy due to cashflow problems, and help for nearly 2 million businesses from the solidarity fund.   “We have protected the economy; we must now support its recovery. It will be slow and gradual, and it will be particularly difficult for sectors which have been severely weakened by the health crisis, such as tourism, aeronautics, and the automobile. We will protect, support, and revive soon. In the coming years, France will continue to encourage investments by foreign companies in all regions so that they can create value, jobs, develop talent and participate in the construction of this new French economy while benefiting investors”, remarked Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East .   -END -   Note to Editors:   The 2019 Report highlights France’s newfound attractiveness which is credited to the country’s ambitious transformation since 2017, including reforming the labour market, reducing capital taxation, lowering corporate tax, helping SMEs to grow with the help of the PACTE Act (Action Plan for Business Growth & Transformation), and investing greatly in innovation.   Foreign investments were received from 58 different countries in 2019, with European investments continuing to hold the upper hand: 64 per cent of job-creating foreign investments in France originated in other European countries , followed by North America (20 per cent) and Asia (11 per cent).   In terms of the number of foreign investments and jobs generated by foreign investors in France, 2019 was an outstanding year. However, a global economic slowdown, doubts about the future of the European Union following Brexit, trade tensions between China and the United States, as well as a return to protectionist policies in some parts of the world were all questions that remained unanswered last year.   Brexit has led to a ‘wait-and-see’ attitude being adopted by foreign investors, particularly those from emerging economies that had until now overwhelmingly chosen the United Kingdom as a European export hub. Since 2016, the United Kingdom’s investment attractiveness has therefore declined accordingly. As a direct result, in 2019 far more foreign executives (64 per cent, or six points more than in 2018) were expecting businesses from their respective countries to swap setting up in the United Kingdom for another European country. France was the second European country expected to benefit from this (40 per cent, up three points) after Germany.   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.   Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast Linkedin: Business France Middle East #InfoBF #FrenchFDI #Choose France # FrenchInnovation   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr

Bostik to start its first production of flooring system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in partnership with Gerflor Middle East

YASMINA OUARI - 05-févr.-2020 12:29:17
Saudi Arabia –February 5th 2020, Bostik, an Arkema company, and Gerflor Middle East celebrated their partnership through the signature of a manufacturing and distribution agreement and the kick-off event of the first production of Bostik flooring range in Saudi Arabia.  Thanks to the localization of Bostik Wall & Floor systems, Bostik and Gerflor will support the development of their customers in the region, with a complete offer, providing high standards quality solutions, technical and logistic services. Bostik and Gerflor Middle East ambitions stand within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030, to be a pioneer and model of excellence in their field of expertise. Gerflor is a global leader in manufacturing and marketing decorative and sustainable flooring solutions and wall finishes, with an established footprint in Saudi Arabia and the broader Middle East. Gerflor develops specific flooring and wall solutions to meet every indoor market application need in housing, healthcare, education, sport and hospitality. Gerflor Group is an official partner of the International Handball Federation and the International Volleyball Federation.  “Gerflor Middle East is excited to join its forces with Bostik. Gerflor Middle East has been serving the wall and floor industry since 1977. The combination of Gerflor and Bostik expertise will enable us to complete our offer with high standard quality solutions, creating new opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” - Mohamad Al Bassam, Executive Director Gerflor Middle East “Global leader in the wall and floor preparation and adhesives systems, Bostik launched a new initiative One Flooring Range with the ambition to supply solutions that are tailor-made to the professionals and consumers’ needs. The partnership between Bostik and Gerflor Middle East is part of the strategic development of Bostik to expand and localize its business in the Middle East.” - Morgan Malecotte, Global Steering Unit Director, Wall & Floor System Bostik Founded in 1889, Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives.   “Arkema Group has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With this partnership, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom” - Abdelkader Kadri, CEO Arkema Middle East. With Bostik and Gerflor strong expertise in the Flooring segment, this partnership will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region. Contact:  Redha Salaouatchi  Business Manager MEA  Bostik Construction & Consumer  Tel: +971555126941 Email:   Redha.salaouatchi@bostik.com

French experts looking to open new markets in the GCC and the Middle East BIG 5 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SHOW

Sarah Benyoub - 24-nov.-2019 09:34:33
                                                                                                                   Press release   French experts looking to open new markets in the GCC and the Middle East BIG 5 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SHOW November 25-28, 2019   United Arab Emirates, November 25 2019 – French companies will seize new opportunities or reinforce their existing presence to introduce their products, services and expertise to local businesses.   Experts at the French Pavilion: Stand 3D158     Created in 1977, CEMOM Group operates in two areas of activity: A brasives used by the furniture industry (IKEA is one of the Group’s prestigious clients), as well as the automotive industry, with equally iconic clients such as Renault/Nissan. Screw-on and invisible hinges for doors weighing from 40 to 200 kg (it produces more than 50 million hinges every year).   With 40 years’ experience producing hinges and 10 years’ experience in invisible hinges, CEMOM-MOATTI offers products that combine simple manufacturing, very high robustness, modern design and highly competitive prices. CEMOM exports 60% of its production to more than 40 countries: Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East (Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar), Asia, and the Americas, and has plants in France, Poland and Sweden. The company regularly exhibits at the Big 5 Show in Dubai to expand its presence on this dynamic market with an outstanding future. http://www.cemom.fr/index_eng.html     The CSTB, the Scientific and Technical Center for Building , is responsible for guaranteeing the quality and safety of buildings. For this purpose, it has assembled a multidisciplinary team to develop and share critical scientific and technical knowledge. It supports players all along the innovation cycle, from concept to market, and in this time of transformation for the construction industry, further to the environmental, energy and digital transitions.   The CSTB operates in 5 key areas: research and expertise, evaluation, certification, testing and knowledge dissemination. Its fields of expertise include construction products and buildings, as well as their integration into districts and cities.   http://www.cstb.fr/en/cstb/missions-activities/     Created in 1969, OBM Construction has since developed at a swift pace, and is now a widely-known general wood and industrial construction company. Expertise, innovation, quality and customer satisfaction form the DNA of this modern and dynamic group, capable of serving demand on all 5 continents.   OBM Construction is positioned on the traditional wood construction market and the industrialized and modular construction market. The company works with public and private clients to design, steer and see to the proper execution of projects in construction, new build, rehabilitation and occupied sites all across France.   Founded in the 70s, OBM Construction employs 160 men and women, and runs 3 production sites in France. Dedicated to public works, tertiary buildings and collective housing, OBM Construction has experience and expertise in multiple sectors: health & medico-social, education, public facilities, offices, housing, trade & logistics, etc.   https://www.obmgroupe.net/   5 companies outside the French Pavilion:   THERMACOTE Europe invents and develops high-tech coating solutions for substrate protection, insulation and renovation in industry and buildings. www.thermacote.eu - SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 - STAND SS1 E 138      GV2 VEDA France designs, manufactures and markets technical and innovative solutions for expansion joints and passive    fire protection systems for all building types.  One of the world leaders in firebreaks, for a variety of applications: expansion j oints, masonry heads, facade panels... http://www.vedafrance.com   HALL 3 - STAND 3D151     Owatrol offers a wide range of products, for the protection and maintenance of interior and exterior wood (terraces, cladding, floors, etc.); for the maintenance of metal with dedicated anti-rust products, anti-seize agents, primers and finishes.   www.owatrol.com - SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1 - STAND SS1 E 138   Urban Canopee offers solutions to combat climate change by developing plant canopies over the city. www.urbancanopee.com   MAKTOUM HALL / MAKTOUM STAND A138     Syrius Solar Industry , a French solar water heater manufacturer, effectively combines 30 years of experience in solar energy. Its products are aimed at individuals, collective housing and industrial applications. Environmentally friendly, the company offers solutions that can cover up to 100% of hot water needs depending on the region, thanks to solar power. www.syrius-solar.fr   AND SS1 E 138ZABEEL HAAL 5 / STAND Z5B108     

The French Oil & Gas Industry on display at ADIPEC

YASMINA OUARI - 04-nov.-2019 09:06:54
The French pavilion, organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will gather 44 companies, of which 10 are first time exhibitors, this year at ADIPEC trade show, the world’s 2nd largest event in the O&G sector, from November 11 to 14, 2019.    France’s exhibiting companies will represent every part of the sector, showcasing all the expertise and quality of French know-how when it comes to equipment and fittings for oil and gas, exploration, production and processing of hydrocarbons, as well as services and consulting to companies, and new technologies.   For the first time at ADIPEC, Business France is launching an award competition to showcase the latest and most advanced French technologies leading the industry into the future of Oil & Gas: sustainabilty, digitalization, efficiency, to reward and celebrate the companies that contribute to embed innovation into every part of the Oil & Gas operations. The selection will be made by leading members of the O&G Industry in the Middle East : ADNOC, TOTAL, TROUVAY CAUVIN, EVOLEN, IFPen. The most innovative and promising French company will be granted by an award ceremony, on November 12th at 4 P.M. on the French pavilion – located Hall 9 (9256).   The French Oil & Gas service and supply sector developed a global footprint with more than 90% of its turnover generated by exports. Becoming one of the world’s leading exporter with Norway and the United Kingdom, this remarkable performance has been achieved through the high level of technical expertise of French companies. Sustained by ambitious programmes, French companies tend to invest significantly in research and development, to guarantee a strong capacity for innovation and meet the needs of an ever more ambitious sector.    Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East commented : « the oil and gas construction projects planned in the GCC are expected to pledge USD 660 billion by 2025, including USD 29.6 billion for the United Arab Emirates, with USD 3.7 billion injected into the expansion of the Upper Zakum deposit, the 2nd largest in Abu Dhabi and the 4th largest in the world. These are just some of the opportunities prompting French companies to participate in this international exhibition ».   The French position in the O&G is also the result of other factors, especially the role of global players in the energy sector such as Total and Engie, renowned research institutes, IFPen and IFREMER, as well as the existence of several large engineering companies and contractors such as Technip. The French ecosystem is also well represented by major French companies and international leaders in the sector that have been active in the Middle East for the past 80 years and now firmly anchored in the region, such as CGG, Air Liquide and Vallourec.   This year, the French exhibitors at ADIPEC will represent a full range of activities in the sector and put the spotlight on France’s research and technological expertise. The business service and consulting sector will be well represented with companies providing expert skills to tap the full potential of oil and gas fields using 3D models and simulations. Specialized products, equipment and services for the O&G sector will also be introduced : focusing in the treatment of metals and high-performance components for the O&G, the manufacture of industrial valves, oil and marine products in corrosion-resistant alloys, designing and manufacturing pressure transmitters, accident and leak prevention on infrastructures, will all be showing their expertise at ADIPEC.    The French pavilion is organized in partnership with Trouvay Cauvin, specialist in custom-made solutions designed to optimize execution in key project stages, and with the support of Air France. It will be located in Hall 9, stands 9230 to 9239, 9250 to 9258, 9330 to 9340 and 9351 to 9359.   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas  Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr     

Meljac to showcase its Classic Collection at Downtown Design Dubai

Sarah Benyoub - 24-oct.-2019 13:20:47
 Meljac to showcase its Classic Collection at Downtown Design Dubai (French Pavilion, area A05)   United Arab Emirates, 24 October 2019 - Meljac, the leading supplier of high-end electrical fittings, will be exhibiting its designs for the first time in the United Arab Emirates at Downtown Design Dubai from November 12 to 15. Players from across the local market (designers, home designers, etc.) will have the opportunity to discover the French expertise for which the brand is famous, including in particular its signature solid brass Classic Collection. Meljac: combining quality and esthetics Switches, power outlets, reading lights… As well as discovering Meljac’s wide range of solutions, visitors will also be able to see a few of the custom designs that are the brand’s undeniable asset.  They will also be able to appreciate the quality of the brass used, the variety of formats on offer and the possible combinations of mechanisms, as well as home automation and electrical packages (thermostats, climate controls, controls for blinds, audio controls, etc.). The firm will be showing off its 25 refined finishes, all of which are the product of meticulous surface treatment consisting of several complex steps carried out by hand. For example, Meljac offers finishes in nickel, chrome, gunmetal, bronze, and so on. But also glazed, sanded, textured, patinated… The Classic Collection is recognizable by its beveled edges and the Meljac water drop levers inspired by 1930s style. Marketed all over the world, it is a favorite amongst decorators, interior designers, electricians and homeowners for its unparalleled quality and its clean, understated and timeless design. More broadly, the brand offers ten or so collections in high-quality materials such as brass, Limoges porcelain, tempered glass and even semi-precious stones. “With an increasing number of exceptional projects in the region, we chose Downtown Design Dubai to showcase our expertise through a diverse range of products, in the United Arab Emirates. Our goal is to meet architects, interior designers, integrators and local players more generally to gain a better understanding of their expectations and the specifics of this market.”  Jean-Michel Lagarde, Chief Executive of Meljac Distribution: Meljac Export Department (export@meljac.com / +33 1 47 34 21 42).   PRESS CONTACT: Leslie Béraud, Meljac Communications Department – l.beraud@meljac.com – Tel: +33 (0) 1 7137 2400  

Arkema to further extend its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the acquisition of ArrMaz

Rejula ARUN - 09-juil.-2019 13:55:14
United Arab Emirates - On July 1st  2019, Arkema completed the acquisition of ArrMaz, a global leader in specialty surfactants for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure markets with a strong presence in Saudi Arabia. Thanks to this acquisition, Arkema will support the development of its customers in the region with top quality technical and logistics services.  ArrMaz offers tailored and sustainable solutions for the specific and ever-changing needs of its customers in a variety of industrial markets. In Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ArrMaz offers a wide range of additives in the mining market to help optimize grade recovery and process performance in mining operations. It operates a new state-of-the-art plant located in Al Jalamid, producing specialty surfactants to support the growth of the Saudi phosphate industry.   “ArrMaz is very excited to be joining forces with Arkema. ArrMaz Gulf Chemicals has been serving the Kingdom’s growing phosphate industry since 2010, and the combination of Arkema’s and ArrMaz expertise will enable us to create new solutions for our valued customers and new opportunities for our dedicated employees in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” Dave Keselica CEO ArrMaz “Leader in specialty surfactants, we have been active in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2014 serving major customers for the domestic market and exporting oilfield chemicals to neighboring countries. This acquisition will boost Arkema position in the region.” stated Jean-Francois Chesneau, Global President of surfactants and additives, Arkema  In the region, Arkema is operating a blending plant and storage in oil additives. More broadly, the Group is involved across the oil and gas value chain, from offshore production to refineries, shipping and sales at the pump. For example, our Rilsan® biobased polyamide 11 and our Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) are used in the transportation of oil and gas, and our sulfur-based chemical expertise enables desulfurization in the final step in the refining process. The Group also provides products for the odorization of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to make them detectable in the event of leaks. Finally, its range of products includes custom solutions for drying and purification with the Siliporite® molecular sieves as well as polymerization initiators such as Luperox® organic peroxides.  “Arkema has been supplying the oil and gas, petrochemicals and construction markets of Saudi Arabia for more than 30 years and has developed strong relationships with key customers. With the acquisition of ArrMaz, Arkema will further strengthen its presence in the Kingdom.” said Abdelkader KADRI – CEO Arkema Middle East With Arkema’s strong expertise in specialty surfactants and formulation, this acquisition will combine two organizations that are highly complementary and will support customers’ development in this region.  A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.  www.arkema.com   CONTACTS Abdelkader Kadri : +971 48 75 17 01 abdelkader.kadri@arkema.com  

French Experts Loyal to the Project Lebanon Trade Show

Rejula ARUN - 16-juin-2019 13:04:11
United Arab Emirates- June 16, 2019 , Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing its eleventh France Pavilion at the Project Lebanon trade fair from June 18 - 21, 2019 in Beirut. This trade fair is the sole international event in Lebanon in the construction, building, materials and equipment sector. The French Pavilion will enjoy very good visibility thanks to a Premium location at the trade fair entrance. Ten French exhibitors will be presenting their innovative products, technologies and know-how to local building industry professionals.   The French construction/finishing work industry has several undeniable strengths  - With a highly fragmented network of 392,000 companies and sales of €135 billion in 2017, the industry has one or more global leaders in most of its component sectors: VINCI, EIFFAGE, BOUYGUES and SPIE, to name but a few.  - France boasts a highly diverse offering when it comes to the building trades, with companies of all sizes providing structural engineering and finishing work services (carpentry, roofing, insulation, sanitation, air-conditioning, smoke detectors, etc.) and interior fittings (wall and floor coverings, luxury tapware, home automation, etc.). - Innovation is a hallmark of French companies: new and biosourced building materials, wooden construction driven by ecological considerations, and smart building (BIM modeling, home automation, smart meters, energy optimization tools, solar glass, and smart thermostats, boilers and bulbs) are just some of the development initiatives currently being pursued by businesses in the sector. - Lastly, France enjoys a strong reputation for quality and reliability, which are especially important in the construction industry due to safety risks. A strong presence in foreign markets €7.1 billion are generated in exports . France tends to export top-quality, carefully designed, advanced technology products (innovative insulation materials, building facades that let in natural light, suspended ceilings, clay roof tiles, natural paints, decorative fireplaces, etc.).   The building and finishing work market in Lebanon represents 14% of GDP and as regards construction, it mainly depends on imports. USD 11 billion of promises of loans and donations were obtained by Lebanon from the international community at conclusion of the CEDRE Conference in April 2018, aimed at helping the country finance its multi-year development plan over the next 5 years. This context is a strong signal for French companies wishing to do business with this country which has a strong development potential. The French delegation there attests to the large interest represented by the Lebanese market. The French exhibitors in the France Pavilion aim to establish or strengthen partnerships, and develop new collaborations with local professionals.   The French exhibitors of the Lebanon Project, will be there to greet you in the France Pavilion , at the entrance to the trade fair:   AFITEXINOV: Specialized in drainage, supporting structures and floor sealing, the AFITEX group bases its international development on innovative processes and generating significant savings in the construction of structures: buildings, road and rail infrastructure, waste storage centers, mines, etc. CSTB – Centre Scientifique Technique du Bâtiment:  The mission of the Scientific and Technical Building Center is to ensure the quality and safety of buildings. LANCIER SA:  Specialized in the manufacture of transport equipment for laying and running cables for telecom, energy and tertiary industry installers.   MEREF - CCI FRANCE LIBAN:  Grouping of French and Lebanese economic entities who are working for closer economic and cultural relations between the two countries. The MEREF  - CCI FRANCE LIBAN will host the following exhibitors on its booth: AROPE INSURANCE S.A.L. : One of the main actors of the insurance sector in Lebanon. BUREAU VERITAS LIBAN:  An inspection office, testing and certifying products to local standards. QUALICONSULT MOYEN-ORIENT S.A.L:  Specialist of technical control, inspection, assistance and training, Qualiconsult Group provides support to companies at all stages in building and operating their buildings, technical facilities and infrastructure. SOCOTEC LIBAN:  The group intervenes to identify, assess and prevent risks in the areas of Quality, Safety, Health and the Environment.   Key building figures of the French economy: • 392,000 companies; • Workforce of 1,441,000 including 1,069,000 employees and 372,000 self-employed tradespeople; • EUR 135 billion of building work excluding tax • Activity in external markets: EUR 7.1 billion of building work recorded (4.9 billion for structural work and 2.2 billion for finishing work). • Geographical distribution: Europe (64%), Asia (11%), America (11%), Africa (7%), South America (6%), Near and Middle East (1%)   Source: French Building Federation, June 2018 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.  Social Media:  Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF  #FrenchPavilion #ChooseFrance  #FrenchConstruction #FraneAtProjectLebanon  For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Ms. Catherine MILLE, Project Leader Phone: 33 (0) 4 96 17 25 26 catherine.mille@businessfrance.fr www.businessfrance.fr Ms. Yasmina OUARI Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 995 29 97  Mail :  yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr   
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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 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 Consulting:  Law and regulation Market benchmarking Projects and requests for proposals Contacts : Market prospection Exhibitions and B to B meetings Technologic partnerships Communication : Press and public relations Professional advertisements Commerc

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