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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     

France to introduce new operating models & capabilities at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019

Sarah Benyoub - 17-oct.-2019 10:48:51
Press release   France to introduce new operating models & capabilities at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019   • 2 French pavilions specialized in Ingredients (Sheikh Saeed 1) and Process & Packaging (Za’abeel) to support the growth of the Middle Eastern markets • 45 companies gathered through one common topic : Innovation   From October 29th to 31st 2019, DWTC   United Arab Emirates, October 16 2019 - Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be running 2 French pavilions at Gulfood Manufacturing 2019. This trade show devoted to new manufactured Ingredients and Processing Equipment will feature 45 French F&B manufacturers willing to connect with demanding buyers. Spread over 600 square meters, the Ingredients pavilion will be located on Sheikh Saeed 1 and the Process & Packaging pavilion will be located on Za’abeel 3.  As the leading industrial sector in France, Food industry is the driving force of its economy with a turnover of 166 billion € (in 2018) including 21% generated when French companies are exporting.    For the first time at Gulfood Manufacturing and with the support of Brittany (West of France) and North of France regions, Business France will roll out an Innovation Tour Experience to highlight over 10 companies having a high innovation potential to share with local partners. With +35 thousand expected visitors, this three-day event is the biggest for the food processing and packaging industry in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The French Innovation Tour Experience will introduce as an example the French way of cooking arabic crepes or breads, or even how a French food specialist supports the nutritional challenge of sugar reduction and still offers tasty products.   Frederic Szabo, Managing Director Business France Middle East stated : « France is home to a thriving community of entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, and other talented people who are embracing the potential of technology to change the world. Hence when food and technology are combined, it is nurturing meaningful development in food making processes. And the Gulfood Manufacturing is an opportunity for French companies to emphasize their innovations both in ingredients and equipment ».    In 2018, more than 55 million euros of food processing equipment  have been imported in the Middle East (GCC, Egypt, Lebanon), including 77% in the GCC (the main categories of equipment are machinery for filling, closing, sealing and labelling bottles, cans, bags and other containers, machinery for the industrial preparation or manufacture of food and beverages).   French ingredients are also largely used in the region, especially in the bakery, dairies, confectionary industry and in food service.    While the United Arab Emirates imported +10% French dairy products in 2018 than the previous year, the French dairy products imported by the GCC in 2018 reached 1.4 billion euros, they reached a market share of 8.1% in KSA. France is also the 2nd supplier of butter in Saudi Arabia. We observe at the same time that imports of French cereals have yet grown significantly in the Middle East.   With consumer satisfaction at the forefront, the French expertise that will be showcased during the event is wide and specialised in:   Ingredients : Infant food, confectionary, dairies, bakery/pastry, cereal-based preparations, organic & fine food products, preservatives & flavourings, premix solutions.   Food-processing equipment : cooling system, food & beverage process engineering, labelling solutions, crepes machines, bakery & sweets, cutting machine, dairy equipment, production line expertise, packaging solutions, disposable tableware, sterilization and food tech solutions.   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:  Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast                 @BF_Food                @BF_Agrotech    Account Most  C ommon used hashtags : #FrenchIngredient #ChooseFrance  #FrenchEquipment     Press release and HD Picture  

New French Trade commissioner in the UAE and Regional Director to oversee Business France in the Middle East

Sarah Benyoub - 25-sept.-2019 09:04:45
United Arab Emirates, 24 September 2019 – From September 1st 2019, Frederic Szabo has been appointed as the new French Trade Commissioner in the United Arab Emirates and Regional Director of Business France in the Middle East.    In his new role, Mr Frederic Szabo will be heading the expansion of French companies by boosting French exports in the region, promoting France as a prime location for investments and leading customized supports to attract Middle Eastern investors to France.   As of now, Frederic Szabo will be based in the regional headquarter of Business France Middle East, in Dubai and will be covering 11 countries: GCC, Egypt, Pakistan, Iraq, but also Jordan & Lebanon through local partners.  To boost economic bilateral relations and strenghten business ties between France and the countries of the region, Business France organized last year 60 profesional events including French pavilions on btob trade shows, bringing around 1 600 companies yearly. Business France also supported 10 investment projects wich resulted of more than 300 job creations in France, including the acquisition of an industrial site worth 50 milion euros and maintaining a hundred jobs.  Frederic Szabo, Business France Director in the Middle East commented: “I am delighted to face new exiting challenges in the Middle East and eager to work with an expert and dedicated Business France team in the UAE and the region, along with the French embassies and our Team France partners to strengthen and increase the French exports but also to draw more middle eastern investments to France. Indeed, 75% of CAC 40 companies are already based in the region, it’s a powerful force that shows the way to smaller businesses such as SMEs hold 81% of establishments in France, and I’m keen on supporting the finest selection of them that will be served  and  introduced to myriad of unique and cutting edge services.” As of now, Frederic Szabo will manage a regional consultancy unit spread over 6 offices (Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait City, Cairo, Doha) and organized by sector of activity: Industry & Cleantech / Lifestyle & Healthcare / AgriFood / Tech & services / Inward Investments / Media & Communications / International internship programs. Last year, French exports to the GCC amounted 12 bilion euros mainly in mechanical equipments, electrical materials, IT, chemical products, cosmetics & perfumes, agrifood products and pharmaceuticals. KSA remained France’s first commercial outlet in the GCC. Frederic Szabo previously served in similar functions for 5 years in People’s Republic of China, in Shanghai. He also conducted missions within the European Commission in Turkey (Turkish Chambers Development Program) and Brazil (AL Invest II) in the frame of industry modernization and internationalization capacity building programs.  From 2003 to 2006, Frederic Szabo joined the International Finance Corporation, member of the World Bank Group in Morocco (Rabat) as Private Sector Development Manager for North Africa to build capacity reinforcement programs. He also held many managing positions as director of international business development within French Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in France by promoting SME’s exports and international development on foreign markets.    END   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.   

FRENCH TECH TOUR from April 1 to 3, 2019 In the United Arab Emirates

Rejula ARUN - 31-mars-2019 13:43:54
United Arab Emirates From- March 31st 2019:  April 1 to 3, 2019, Business France is organizing the first French Tech Tour United Arab Emirates in partnership with French Tech Dubai UAE. AMADEUS, leader in travel solutions that shape the future of travel, is the official partner of this tour. A real technological road show and three-day commercial accelerator between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this meeting will take place on the sidelines of the Future Technology Week.  The French Tech Tour will feature B2B exchanges between 5 innovative French companies and the major Tech incubators in the United Arab Emirates such as Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Campus (Dtec) and Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) or investment funds.  The 5 French startups that specialize in the fields of Blockchain, Open Innovation, Fintechs, data exchanges, or the IoT were selected in advance for their technical skills and potential.  In Dubai, participants will be able to visit the trade fairs of the Future Technology Week 2019 , www.futuretechweek.com, which are the unmissable trade fairs for Blockchain, cyber security and IOT technologies in the Near and Middle East, around the main theme of "Igniting Innovation".  They include the main players in the sector with more than 12,000 visitors and 170 exhibitors last year. The United Arab Emirates is pursuing one of the most ambitious digital transformation programs ever undertaken to make the country’s major cities the "Smartest" in the world. The main advantage of the French Tech Tour is to present French expertise to the region’s leaders and investors and to enable participants to enter these dynamic opportunity-rich markets or to increase their presence. In addition, a networking event is planned for April 1 in Dubai to allow these startups to exchange ideas and develop special contacts with local operators. Which companies are participating in the French Tech Tour? - Dawex Systems www.dawex. com : The data marketplace for sharing, acquiring and monetizing data - Agorize  www.agorize.com : The leading open innovation challenge platform bringing together students/startups/developers and major brands - Dronisos  www.dronisos.com Leader in drone shows - Invivoo  www.invivoo.com Managing & optimizing information systems in finance - Domraider  www.domraider.com Develops real-time auction solutions using blockchain technology 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 #FrenchTech #FrenchTechTourUAE For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Marielle STEPHAN Trade Advisor Tech & Services United Arab Emirates Tel: + 971 4408 4980 marielle.stephan@businessfrance.fr Yasmina OUARI Press Officer – GCC Egypte & Lebanon Tel: +971 52 995 29 97 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  

French Culinary Innovations take Center Stage once again at Gulfood 2019

Rejula ARUN - 17-janv.-2019 11:06:36
From February 17th to 21st 2019, DWTC • Over 70 F&B companies to showcase their culinary products • 4 French pavilions will be dedicated to a specific sector: dairy, meat & poultry, beverages, world food United Arab Emirates: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be exhibiting across 4 French pavilions at Gulfood 2019. The region’s renowned F&B trade show will showcase products of over 70 French brands and companies. This year, many of them that introduced their products in the year’s past are returning, whilst new companies have come on board to present their new offerings in the world of F&B.  France renews its participation to Gulfood this year to offer the region the best F&B products while introducing new brands and the latest developments from other popular and well-established companies. On an area of 900 square meters, 4 sections will be dedicated to showcase a variety of the exhibitors categorized by dairy products in Hall 1, meat & poultry in Hall 3, beverages in Za’beel Hall and world food in Sheikh Saed Hall. The Middle East market is gaining importance for France and this year’s strong French participation in Gulfood demonstrates that fact.  More than 1,4 billion USD were exported directly into the GCC area, with Saudi Arabia being the 17th market for French savoir-faire and UAE as the 24th. Imports into the UAE from France have grown by over 213 % since 2010 to reach more than USD 446 million in 2017. France is the second largest European supplier to the UAE F&B sector. Globally, France is a key player in numerous F&B segments and has a variety of product ranges that are well tailored for the region. Out of the most famous are the dairy and the bakery sectors. It is also a worldwide leading country in breeding cattle, sheep, goat and poultry holds, whose sector forms a large portion of the country’s gross national product. European leader in fruit & vegetable (with an average of 9 millions of tons produced per year), France leads by investing in innovation, to exploit the benefits of these products in terms of a healthy and responsible diet and to increase consumer orientation towards health, well-being, authenticity and biodiversity. French foodstuff companies specializing in such products will particularly be of focus at Gulfood 2019. Marc Cagnard, Managing Director at Business France Middle East stated: “In France the F&B export industry is vital for our sustainability and it is something we work on and produce with passion. We will be bringing this passion once again to Gulfood with our participation in 2019. We have been strong supporters of this trade show since 1987 and will continue our commitment to foster everlasting F&B business between France and the region. Our returning and new exhibitors are very excited to present some of their latest products that have been launched and to meet with prospective partners from across the region”.    Food industry is the first industrial sector in France. As a traditional strength of the French economy, it is the 6th largest direct exporter worldwide with USD 68.5 billion; furthermore, a large range of products are traded by other market places, showing the importance of French production interest in making business. French companies deem Gulfood as an essential part of the regional and global F&B landscape and many are keen to be represented in this year’s show. Key management and decision makers will be on the stands to meet with local partners & clients, confirm deals and to further expand on the growth of business between France and the various countries of region. “Agri-food is France’s largest industry sector in terms of both revenue and jobs. By 2040, the global population is likely to be approaching 9 billion and the French agri-food market is estimated to be growing by an average of 4% a year, with health food alone set to grow 2.5% a year over the next three years”, Cagnard added. This year, the regional partner agencies - DEV’UP Centre Val de Loire (Center of France), Hauts de France (North of France), Aquitaine Food Agency (South West of France) and Bretagne Commerce International (West of France) - will also be in attendance to support companies from their region during Gulfood. Key partners with fine products contributing to the show’s success include EVIAN, the number one mineral water in the world and in the Middle East, BADOIT, the sparkling mineral water brand for fine dining and endorsed by top Chefs globally, and CAFES RICHARD, a traditional “French-style” coffee roaster linked to the French gastronomy, Art de Vivre and to Paris (the leader on its market). Note to Editors: Furthermore, in France, in 1905, official certifications were created to enable recognition and identification of products for quality and origin: guarantee to be food products that offer high quality, that are typical of a geographical area or have been produced in a manner protective of the environment and animal welfare. In 2017, more than 1 100 food products were submitted to official label and around 10 % of farms were organic. 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 #MadeInFranceMadeWithLove #MadeInFrance #MadeWithLove 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 : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr

La French Tech is back to GITEX with the latest innovations in the world of technology Dubai World Trade Centre from 14th to 18th of October

Rejula ARUN - 02-oct.-2018 09:35:08
United Arab Emirates– Business France , the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is organizing the French Tech Pavilion on the occasion of the 38th annual edition of GITEX. This year, Amadeus, a leader in tourism and ticketing platforms will be the official partner of the French pavilion. It will reward the most innovative French exhibitor. In the top 5 of the most innovative country in the world, France is reinforcing its commitment to support regional initiatives such as the “Smart City” projects by bringing leaders in French technology to the exhibition. Business France will also introduce several French tech startups who will be present for the first time and looking to connect with other GCC techies.   The French tech companies exhibiting at GITEX will be presenting their latest designs and inventions in relation to the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, LIFI, and Fintech. There will also be a section dedicated to Blockchain and open source, such as Linagora and its Open Source Personal Assistant, Two-i and its emotion analysis and behavior prediction tools, Dejamobile and its contactless payment management software, Sowhen and its digital production and creation studio, and Foxynerds Studio for the analysis of emotions. “GITEX is one of the key events that we encourage French Tech companies to take a part in annually as it is a great way to strengthen their presence in the region. Several instrumental meetings have been organized on this occasion with potential partners from the UAE, KSA and Egypt. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the pavilion where our exhibitors will get a chance to interact with them at the reception area,” remarked Christelle Peyran, Regional Head of the Tech Division at Business France Middle East. France is a nation that nurtures innovation and sees the emergence of true national champions in tech coming out of various regions of the country and playing a vital role in the economy. For example, IoT alone will be a recording a turnover of € 15.2 billion in 2020 and the number of French start-ups exploring artificial intelligence has increased strongly in 2017, with more than 280 companies specialized in the field. The turnover of French start-ups also continues to grow, from € 3 billion in 2014 to € 4.2 billion in 2015. France spearheads technology and is home to 5 of the best 10 European Smart Cities. It is the leader in Europe when it comes to Research & Development and experimentation projects in smart grids - a € 505 million project - keeping it ahead of the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and Spain. According to the UN, France is number one in Europe and the fourth globally in cultivating technology. It also ranks third globally as a leader in open data. French technology is also highly reputed and visible in the UAE, with the French Tech Hub in Dubai celebrating it’s second anniversary this year.  Stands to watch: WinSoft International: 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. Full Article:   https://bit.ly/2MO5Tg2 Pikcio: 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 of these issues. Pikcio is able to offer 100% digital native solutions for every organization facing complex processes to collect, certify and exchange customer data Full Article: https://bit.ly/2DneA1J The French pavilion will be located Hall 4 at Dubai World Trade Centre from 14th to 18 of October. - END 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 #FrenchTech 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 : miryem.oukasmessidi@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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