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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   

Dawex Raises €5 Million to Accelerate the Development of the Data Economy

Rejula ARUN - 26-mai-2019 06:58:59
Amadeus, Itochu Corporation, Bouygues Construction and Caisse des Dépôts invest to support innovation and data exchange technology.  United Arab Emirates-  May 26, 2019 -  Dawex , a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, today announced a new round of funding of €5 million with  Amadeus  (AMS.MC),  Itochu Corporation  (ITOCY),  Bouygues Construction    (BOUY.PA) and a French web entrepreneur entering Dawex’s capital, also joined by the historical investor  Caisse des Dépôts    (via its Banque des Territoires). Total funds raised from inception tops €12 million, including the recent €2.5M grant from Horizon 2020,  European Union Research & Innovation program . Dawex co-founders Fabrice Tocco and Laurent Lafaye remain majority shareholders, retaining full control over the company’s strategy and operations.  With the rise of Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and the emergence of Smart Cities, among other disruptive trends like the autonomous cars, huge quantities of valuable data are being generated, analyzed and exchanged. New data-driven ecosystems are emerging that organizations can strategically leverage using secure data marketplaces and data exchange platforms. Since 2015  Dawex mission  is to create the conditions for the smooth development of the data economy by facilitating the exchange of data between companies and organizations. This new round of funding will support the company’s ambition to make Dawex the data exchange platform reference, by accelerating its development in Europe and the United States, by establishing itself in Asia and the Middle East, and by pursuing its investment in technology and innovation.  “Data ecosystems are redefining competition, and the most data-driven companies will be the leaders of the new data economy”, said Laurent Lafaye, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Becoming data-driven requires a shift in the enterprise’s mindset and culture, but also the right technology to accelerate, streamline and secure data exchanges internally and externally, in compliance with new data regulations. This is exactly what Dawex provides”.  “Dawex is excited to bring together such high-profile corporations and leaders in their respective markets to invest in our data exchange technology.” said Fabrice Tocco, Dawex co-founder and co-CEO. “Their engagement as corporations in supporting our innovation reflects the strategic role that data exchange platforms play in today’s organizations and how they could impact the future of our economy.”   Today 7,000 organizations from 20+  industries , such as agriculture, air & space, automobile, financial services & insurance, construction, energy, logistics & transportation, retail, telco, travel & hospitality, rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and  Data Exchange Platform  technology to source, commercialize, and share data directly between them, securely and efficiently. Dawex solutions are enterprise-grade and highly scalable also integrating new technologies such as the blockchain.   Dawex expertise on data economy is recognized by major analyst & research firms and institutions. Dawex is a consortium member of European projects like CyberSec4Europe and Data Pitch, and gold award winner at the French American Business Awards 2018, San Francisco.  About Dawex Dawex, a leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, allows organizations to orchestrate data circulation by sourcing, monetizing and exchanging data directly without intermediary, securely, efficiently and in full compliance with regulations. Today 7,000 organizations from 20+ sectors rely on Dawex  Global Data Marketplace  and Dawex  Data Exchange Platform  technology to build their data exchange strategy. Created in 2015, Dawex is a French company with offices in Paris, Lyon, San Francisco and Montreal, expanding business operations in Asia and the Middle East.   www.dawex.com  About Amadeus “Travel powers progress. Amadeus powers travel.” Amadeus’ solutions connect travelers to the journeys they want through travel agents, search engines, tour operators, airlines, airports, hotels, cars and railways. Our purpose is to shape the future of travel.  www.amadeus.com About Bouygues Construction Bouygues Construction is a global player in construction, with operations in more than 60 countries. It designs, builds and operates projects in the sectors of building, infrastructure and industry. As a responsible and committed leader in sustainable construction, Bouygues Construction sees innovation as its primary source of added value.  www.bouygues-construction.com/en About the Caisse des Dépôts Group  Caisse des Dépôts and its subsidiaries form a public long-term investor group serving the general interest and economic development of local areas. It combines five areas of expertise: pensions and professional training, asset management, monitoring subsidiaries and strategic shareholdings, business financing (with Bpifrance) and Banque des Territoires.  www.caissedesdepots.fr/en About Itochu Corporation With approximately 110 bases in 63 countries, ITOCHU, one of the leading sogo shosha, is engaging in domestic trading, import/export, and overseas trading of various products, as well as business investment in Japan and overseas.   www.itochu.co.jp/en Dawex Press Contact Agence Yucatan - Elisa Lesieur +33 1 53 63 27 27 | elesieur@yucatan.fr  

Dubai Airport Show: The go-to event for the French airport sector in the Middle East

Rejula ARUN - 08-avr.-2019 09:02:17
United Arab Emirates: April 8th 2019 - The Dubai Airport Show is, now more than ever, the reference show for those wishing to take position on airport modernization/new construction projects in the zone and meet airport operators in the Middle East. France will once again be taking part in the show in 2019, under the auspices of Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy.  Against a particularly auspicious backdrop - USD 163 bn in airport investments by 2020 in the Middle East - and no less than 12 airport construction, extension or renovation projects in the upcoming years, in the Middle East, exhibitors at the French Pavilion, will be eager to present their innovative products and know-how to buyers across the Middle East zone. The French industry is organized into different sectors encompassing not only construction, equipment and systems, but also services, divided into 3 clusters: air traffic control and ground traffic, airline stopovers and air terminals. At the Dubai Airport Show, the French companies participating are representative of the diversity of the sector and French excellence, and already have significant presence on the global market. France’s industry for airports includes world-renowned major corporations such as ADPI, VINCI and THALES to name only a few, as well as a number of SMEs specialized in specific market segments (Ground Support Equipment, lighting, ticketing or passenger information systems). There exist nearly 180 French companies specialized in services dedicated to airlines and airports (reception services, cleaning, catering, handling, etc.). Brought together in a National Pavilion in Za’abeel Hall 5, Stands 5340 & 5440, France’s exhibitors will be  representative of the sector’s diversity and French excellence: ADP INGENIERIE : Design and overseeing of the construction of complex airport buildings (airports, terminals, passenger terminals, control towers, aircraft hangars, maintenance centres, etc.). CHARLATTE MANUTENTION : Handling and lifting equipment, electric baggage conveyor belts. GUINAULT : Solutions for stopping APUs on the ground and reducing the environmental impact and costs of airlines. MILOCO : Design and manufacture of airport trailers.  TDA LEFEBURE : Specialist of connection systems for aircraft on the ground: from 400 Hz to PCA and including all utilities needed for maintenance. USIMAT SERMEES : Design and manufacture of GSE equipment, mainly towable (towbars, aircraft servicing, handling, maintenance dollies, specific equipment). OREP : design, manufacture and installation of perimeter protection systems (intrusion detection systems on fences, concertinas and gates). _________________________________________________________________ The French airport sector: • Turnover: EUR 63.5 bn (revenue in France and through export) • Nearly 50% of business abroad • 530 companies • Approximately 100,000 jobs • 156 airports in air transport in France • Air transport for passengers experienced a significant increase in 2016, with traffic up by 6.3% (3.7 billion passengers), and growth continuing into 2017. France’s offer boasts numerous strengths: - A widely-hailed French aeronautics industry considered the benchmark worldwide. - The skill of French aircraft manufacturers is recognized and sought after, in particular for spare parts hailing from France. - A two-pronged civil-military focus that gives France a technological lead over other countries. - The quality of training received by French engineers and technicians. - Powerful innovation capacity (significant investments in R&D and cooperation with research institutes, universities, etc.). Source: Business France 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  # FrenchAirportSector Additional information: BUSINESS FRANCE Isabelle DUVAL, Project Leader Phone: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31 Email:  isabelle.duval@businessfrance.fr Website:  www.businessfrance.fr For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Yasmina Ouari  Press Officer  – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)52 99 529 97 Mail :  yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr  

Ozalys is launching the first professional range of products and spa treatments for women affected by cancer, and also designed for the well-being and safety of beauticians.

Rejula ARUN - 24-mars-2019 09:30:34
Ozalys continues to innovate by launching the first professional range dedicated to the after cancer sector; a spa range associated with beauty treatments: 8 products and 6 treatments (face, body, hands & feet, scalp). Safe for women seeking well-being and self-esteem after the illness. Ozalys offers comfort and reassurance with high quality care designed to the most rigorous standards, to minimize preservatives and exclude all harmful   or unsuitable substances without compromising performance and pleasure of use. But Ozalys also ensures the day-to-day safety of beauticians in their salons. Indeed, Ozalys is the first brand in France to evaluate the toxicity and guarantee the tolerance of its products for professionals to ensure professional exposure with total peace of mind: a choice of ingredients that are gentle on the skin, taking into consideration the need for repeated daily care and   calculations of exposure to each product. Creating positive emotions through pleasing textures, a subtle and comforting olfactory signature, caring and unique gestures, provided by experts who are filled with humanity, who awaken the senses and the pleasure of taking care of oneself... this is Ozalys’ mission. Ozalys fights for a different beauty, a strong beauty, a free beauty. OZALYS, BECAUSE LIFE IS PRECIOUS, BEAUTY TOO COME VISIT US AT THE BEAUTYWORLD MIDDLE EAST 2019 TRADE FAIR Dubai, April 15th, 16th and 17th 2019. Hall Sheik Saeed 2 – French Pavilion – Stand S-D54 International business development Jean-Christophe Bencteux Director of International Operations jcbencteux@laboratoireozalys.com +33 (0) 6 42 21 93 52 ozalys.com  

ContentArmor to showcase its latest anti piracy solutions for Live Sports at CabSat 2019

Rejula ARUN - 11-mars-2019 05:50:51
United Arab Emirates  March, 2019 — ContentArmor, the bitstream watermarking vendor, announced today it will showcase its latest anti-piracy solutions at the Dubai tradeshow. ContentArmor SAS is a global provider of content protection technologies for sports and media industries from content production to end-user distribution. ContentArmor’s Video Watermarking solution modifies the bitstream directly, resulting in blitz-fast embedding. Its unique technology enables integration at any point of the distribution chain, including CDN edge servers or low computational power CE devices, and requires only marginal additional bandwidth, storage or encoding capabilities. Forensic video watermarking is used by studios and broadcasters to fight against video piracy. This technology allows tracing the source of piracy, down to individual pay-TV subscribers or managed devices, and thereby acts as a powerful deterrent. ContentArmor video forensic watermarking resists to a wide range of modifications to the content, from simple transcoding to screen capture. Initially designed and approved by Hollywood Studios for Premium VOD distribution, the solution is now available for the protection of live content such as sports games. On top of web monitoring, identifying the source of the pirate feeds enable operators to take technical or commercial actions in real time. “Illegal redistribution of content over the internet has unfortunately become the most threatening competition to PayTV and OTT distributors” said Alain Durand CEO of ContentArmor. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to present our unique forensic watermarking solutions to MENA market and to demonstrate how it can help our customers to protect their investment in premium Live sports or VOD catalogs.” Meet ContentArmor at CabSat 2019 in Hall 3, D3-32. Contact: contact@contentarmor.net Additional information is available at ContentArmor.net, or follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.    

The French National Audiovisual Institute - INA @CABSAT 2019 / Booth F3-33 to showcase, for the first time in Dubai, its content and copyrights’ protection technology, INA-Signature

Rejula ARUN - 06-mars-2019 11:33:40
United Arab Emirates: 2019 - The French National Audiovisual Institute - INA will showcase at the CABSAT show in Dubai from March 12 to 14, 2019 – Booth F3-33, located in Hall 3 under the French pavilion. For the first time in Dubai, in addition to its media and digital training catalogue & its consulting offers, INA will present INA-Signature, its owned-developed and industrialized content and copyrights protection tool, which has been honored with the prestigious Technology and Engineering Emmy Award on April 2018 during a ceremony at the Nab Show in Las Vegas. Designed and developed by INA, the INA-Signature technology generates a digital fingerprint proper to each video sequence. This enables to detect content and its copies, even after the original sequence has been altered. Available now via the cloud, the INA-Signature technology is a viable solution for copy right holders and content share platforms that would like to control the publishing of videos protected by copy rights. The companies that develop new anti-piracy software can also benefit from this innovative solution that help to automatically detect the online use of video content including those that have digitally been altered. The INA-Signature technology is currently being used by several big North American studios and sports leagues as well as video platforms such as Dailymotion. Companies specialized in anti-piracy and brand protection solutions such as MarkMonitor also use the INA-Signature technology to offer their clients the best protection services for their content.   “The adoption and democratization of high bandwidth in the MENA region has resulted in a significant increase in the piracy of streaming of live sports. Piracy is costing the entertainment business in the region an estimated US$500 million. Hence, it is paramount to monitor the use and distribution of content to protect its intellectual property rights.” says David FACUSE, INA-Signature business developer at INA.  INA’s team will also showcase at the CABSAT its full range of: - Content management, creative and technical media training courses (475 items covering all needs), at your location or in Paris (France) - consulting services on audio-video content management and archives’ digitization.   About INA: Established in 1975, the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) is a public audiovisual and digital content company responsible for collecting, archiving and transmitting French radio, television and web heritage. With a collection of over 2400 documentaries and programs produced over the past 40 years, INA has acquired a unique expertise and know-how in narrative construction and visual processing of archives. Moreover, in a user-oriented approach that focuses on innovation, the institute shares all of its valuable content on www.ina.fr with the general public, on www.inamediapro.com with professionals and on www.inatheque.fr with researchers. INA also positions itself as a media observatory, a research lab for excellence and innovation as well as one of the leading training centers for audiovisual and digital media professionals. For more information:  https://institut.ina.fr/en INA Contact: Delphine WIBAUX, Deputy Head of Internationals / dwibaux@ina.fr / Tel : +33 1 49 83 2979  
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