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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  

Medical Expertise Federated Under the French Healthcare Brand at Arab Health 2019

Rejula ARUN - 03-janv.-2019 15:59:52
From January 28th to 31st 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre • International launch of the brand French Healthcare • 110 exhibiting companies on the French pavilion United Arab Emirates;  January 3rd 2019 - 110 French companies will be exhibiting at the largest health show in the Middle East, 30 of them will be in Dubai for the first time. For the 2019 edition of the French pavilion, Business France, the agency supporting the international development of the French economy will launch the French Healthcare brand, an innovative initiative aimed at bringing together French companies, researchers, and healthcare professionals to jointly promote their activities internationally. On display across 1,400 square meters, French expertise will embrace a wide range of fields: from orthopedics to rehabilitation, sterilization, waste treatment, remote medicine solutions, furniture and equipment for hospitals, implantable medical devices, medical measuring instruments. The collective brand French Healthcare has the ambition to build momentum through a collective approach so as to boost the influence of French health expertise and technologies. The players of the French health ecosystem wishing to join this collective approach can join the French Healthcare organization through this link: https://frenchhealthcare.fr/en/join-us/ . In 2017, the French medical devices market posted €28 billion, earned by more than 1,300 companies, of which 92% are SMEs. The industrial sector generates 85,000 jobs in France. Growth in the sector is fueled in large part by export, an area in which turnover is growing by 5% per year. France offers tremendous potential for innovation in the medical devices sector thanks to recognized industrial, scientific and medical expertise. The medical devices sector stands out for its three-pronged growth model: “reasoned innovation / internationalization / external growth”, with exports as the main driver, in light of the obstacles on the domestic market. In this respect, innovation remains of central importance to these companies. It is illustrated by a desire to develop solutions that integrate new functionalities, in particular developed from e-health technologies. With the support of Sanofi, FedEx and regional partners from France such as Bretagne Commerce International, DEV’UP, Lille Eurasanté and Medicalps, the French Pavilion will give center stage to the latest innovations at the 2019 edition of Arab Health. Their technical nature meets the expectations of the very demanding and rapidly-developing local market. Jean-Paul Scheuer, Country Chair & General Manager, Sanofi Gulf commented: “Delivering innovation in healthcare that will truly benefit patients and improve care is one of the main commitments at Sanofi. I believe that partnerships are vital to realizing this, and the Arab Health conference is a great platform to meet likeminded organizations to exchange insights and experiences and explore potential collaborations. We are always pleased to work with partners who share the same values.” Taarek Hinedi, Vice President Operations, FedEx Express Middle East and Northern Africa added: “Driven by emerging economies, longer life expectancy and technological advancements, the Global Healthcare market is set to cross USD 1.85 trillion this year. FedEx is supporting the complex needs of the industry like temperature-control of sensitive samples and products by providing leading solutions in healthcare logistics. FedEx innovations like SenseAware® track the entire journey of vital healthcare products, delivering new levels of visibility, security and control from start to finish. This is a transformative time for FedEx, and we are continuously working to innovate across entire healthcare supply chains.” The most represented sectors on the French Pavilion are: - Hospital equipment and furniture: medical beds, trolleys, wheelchairs, operating lamps, ergonomic chairs, gynecological examination chairs. - Prevention and risk management in hospitals/hospital hygiene: Equipment sterilization and disinfection, air treatment and purification, hospital waste management, ventilation system, effluent decontamination. - Diagnostics: ultrasound diagnostic equipment, sonography equipment, Doppler, endoscopes, radiography units. - Telemedicine solution: patient monitoring, transmission of medical information.   Note to Editors: 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 #FrenchPavilion #FrenchHealthcare #InfoBF 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

INTERSEC DUBAI French expertise, a key partner for the protection of individuals and strategic infrastructures in the Middle East

Rejula ARUN - 18-déc.-2018 06:53:46
Dubai World Trade Centre from January 20th to 22nd 2019 • +18 French companies • 2 national pavilions: Commercial Security / Fire & Rescue United Arab Emirates: December 18th -2018 - From January 20-22, 2019 Business France will be hosting two national pavilions at INTERSEC DUBAI, the largest international meeting platform for the Security and Safety industry. INTERSEC is indeed a unique platform for companies looking to expand in the Middle East and Africa markets.   Middle Eastern countries are particularly attractive markets for the security sector and are expected to grow by about 10% per year over the period 2018-2022.  A strong, efficient French industrial presence is set to be part of the show with 18 French experts gathered on the French pavilion. French security sector represents a turnover of 29 billion euros France (CoFIS 2016 data), split between physical equipment and platforms (10.8 billion euros), electronic and digital products (12.5 billion euros), cybersecurity products and services (5.7 billion euros). The industrial heart represents 151,000 jobs, 4,000 companies, 50% of which export their products. The sector is home to a number of major corporations, undisputed leaders in their sectors, along with a large number of SMEs and middle-market companies in highly-specialized sectors such as digital security, anti-fraud, communication, connected objects, video-surveillance, detection, firefighting, protection equipment and specialist vehicles. French security industries are part of a crucial very high added value sector with technical skills recognized abroad and are among the most efficient in terms of exports. For instance, export sales for the industrial security sector, which includes 13 French multinational companies, amount to 13 billion euros. France offers, in particular: • Strong leadership in the area of skills that range from mathematics and algorithms, to imaging software, identification and cybersecurity, etc.  Innovation and initiative-taking abilities, research and a network of cutting-edge laboratories.  Outstanding engineering skills and industrial processes stemming from the worlds of defense (radar, integration, etc.) and digital technology (biometrics, smart cards, etc.) Come and meet French experts on the French pavilions located Hall 2 for Commercial Security and Hall 4 for Fire & rescue. Note to Editors: Hall 2: Commercial Security Hall AVIWEST – Stand 2-B09 www.aviwest.com  Production of the most advanced handheld cellular video tools for the broadcasting industry and security organizations. INFOSEC COMMUNICATION Stand 2-A09 www.infosec-ups.com Complete range of electrical protection solutions: UPS and surge arrestors. SEWOSY – Stand 2-A10 www.sewosy.com  Manufacturer of electrical and electromagnetic access locking products. TRACKFORCE Stand 2-B10 www.alphasystem.fr Mobile web and connected solutions for the security industry Hall 4 : Fire & Rescue Hall BIO EX – Stand 4-B31 www.bio-ex.com Manufacturer of foam concentrates for use in firefighting. BOCHE – Stand 4-A38 www.boche.fr Manufacturer of footwear for firefighters and military administration.  CNPP – Stand 4-B33 www.cnpp.com  International reference player in risk prevention and management in the fields of fire safety & explosion, safety and malicious acts, environmental damage, and vocational risks.  DEF – Stand 4-C31 www.defonline.com Fire safety systems for all fields of application. CERB REGAIN Stand 4-A36 www.regain-perform.com Manufacturer of safety clothing, sweaters and uniforms for ambulance paramedics, civil protection, home guards and firefighters. DELANNOY FRERES Stand 4-B35 www.delannoy-freres.fr Supplier of fire hoses EUROFEU – Stand 4-B32 www.eurofeu.fr Fire safety and training specialist. Manufacturer of fire extinguishers. EURO-TECH Stand 4-C35 www.euro-tech.fr International engineering expert company specialized to support industrial companies in their project operation management. MERCURA - Stand 4-B37 www.mercura.fr Vehicle light and audio signaling. SAFETY FIRST FORMATION Stand 4-C37 www.sf-formation.fr Innovative training organization specialized in the prevention of occupational risks (workplace safety, fire, gestures and postures...) PROFOAM INTERNATIONAL Stand 4-B38 www.profoam.it Specialist manufacturer of firefighting foam ROSTAING – Stand 4-A32 www.rostaing.com Designer and manufacturer of ultra-high performance, technical protective gloves. S.F.R (Société française de réservoirs) – Stand 4-B34 http://france-reservoirs.com/ Manufacture and assembly of bolted metal tanks for liquid storage. SIONEN France Stand 4-A32 www.sioen.com World market leader in coated technical textiles and technical apparel, protecting people and their belongings. 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 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  

France’s renowned scientist and technical experts renew their presence at MEDLAB 2018

YASMINA OUARI - 20-déc.-2017 13:00:16
United Arab Emirates: December 20, 2017  - 17 French companies, including six new companies, will be taking part in the largest laboratory exhibition in Dubai, from 5 to 9 February 2018. France’s range of in vitro diagnostic devices will be displayed over an area of 189 square meters, and will showcase the innovations that form the strategic foundations of the sector’s development. Today, these major innovations are being used in nanotechnologies, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Thus, a substantial share of the market’s turnover is invested in Research & Development. In France, the market for IVD (in vitro diagnostic) medical devices for laboratory use is worth approximately €1,418 billion. There are around 200 specialist IVD companies in France, which directly employ about 1,000 people. The French in vitro diagnostics market is composed primarily of SMEs. Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) and in vitro diagnostics in laboratory settings account for 18% and 82% of the market, respectively. Public and private hospitals account for 40.5% of turnover, with the laboratory-based IVD market showing a slight decline. Thanks to France’s world-renowned scientific and technical expertise, French companies have the opportunity to compete in both the mid-range market (by offering good value for money) and in the high-end market. Working continuously to develop new solutions and improve their devices, French companies at MEDLAB will be unveiling their latest innovations in the reagents, analysers, medical and molecular biology, and haematology segments. With the help of two regional partners — Lille Eurasanté and the Nouvelle Aquitaine region— the Pavilion run by Business France will showcase the latest French innovations at MEDLAB 2018. The technicity of these innovations is in line with the requirements of the highly demanding, fast-developing local market. 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 #CreativeFrance   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

Al Tayer opens Emirati-French Business Summit as 63 entities attend French firms executed projects worth of AED17 billion

Rejula ARUN - 27-sept.-2017 14:33:49
Dubai - Roads and Transport Authority: HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has opened the Emirati-France Business Summit held by the RTA in collaboration with the French Business Council. The event, which has attracted the participation of 63 Emirati and French entities, aims to boost the PPP, nurture an investment climate conducive to the development of commercial cooperation between the RTA and the French business community in the UAE, besides bolstering the bilateral business relationships. Attendees of the opening ceremony, which was held in RTA premises, included Her Excellency Dr. Aisha bint Butti Bin Bishr – Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, HE Ludovic Pouille - France Ambassador to the UAE, HE Alain Galliano - Vice-President of the Metropole de Lyon, HE Majdi Abed - Consul General of France, Her Excellency Laurence Battle - Chairwoman of the Executive Board of RATP Dev, and HE Bruno de Reneville - President of the French Business Council. About 200 CEOs and business leaders in public and private entities in both Dubai and France also attended the summit. In an opening speech delivered at the summit, Al Tayer said, “The Dubai Government is keen to foster an investment climate to attract the private sector to take part in development projects and inject more investment in a variety of fields; which will serve the economic and social development in the Emirate. For this purpose, Law No (22/2015) was issued to regulate the partnership between public and private sectors in Dubai. The RTA is always keen to boost the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and nurture an appropriate investment climate to encourage the private sector to engage in the projects to be released by the RTA in future. The RTA has charted out a comprehensive PPP policy and rolled out a process for reviewing and undertaking such projects and setting job scopes to serve as a reference in preparing and implementing PPP projects. The RTA has established excellent relationships with the French business community. Currently, there are 19 French companies qualified by the RTA, and French firms have delivered contracts worth more than 17 billion dirhams. Among the key projects undertaken by French companies is Dubai Tram. Spearheaded by the French Firm Alstom, Expolink Consortium is undertaking Route 2020 Project for extending the Red Line of Dubai Metro to the site of World Expo. “The RTA has a solid background in dealing and partnering with the private sector in various projects relating to the infrastructure of roads and transit systems. The projects the RTA is poised to release in its Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 will offer numerous chances for cooperating with the private sector. HE Ludovic Pouille - France Ambassador to the UAE commended the superb relationships and the existing cooperation between the UAE and France in various fields. “The Emirati-France Business Engagement Summit contributes to enhancing the communication and exchange of practices in current and future projects. Dubai remains a privileged destination for our companies wishing to reach a wide range of international markets, due to a common vision and openness to sustainable development, innovation and creative finance schemes,” he said. “French expertise in the mobility field is undeniable, many companies are already involved in projects in Dubai, and I wish to thank the Dubai authorities, and especially His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, for placing their trust in French technologies. These days, a tourist coming to Dubai on an Airbus A380 takes a metro equipped by Thales and catches a connection to the Tram built by Alstom to reach his hotel from Accor Hotels. In the future, he will take the red line to Expo 2020, also built by Alstom, and possibly other modes of transports depending on studies run by Systra,” added the Ambassador. The success of COP21 puts France in a position to become an exemplary nation regarding reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, diversifying its energy model, increasing the deployment of renewable energy sources and transforming the transport sector. The Energy Transition for Green Growth has provided a unique opportunity to develop green mobility, improve air quality and protect public health. These goals are met through implementing new policies, reducing fares to encourage the use of public transport, setting restricted traffic areas, car-sharing and car-pooling strategies, and developing an infrastructure for cycling. Mr Pierre Soulard, Director of Urban Mobility, Metropole de Lyon, presented a paper about the smart mobility in Lyon. “The city has roads extending 3600 km, and the total number of daily journeys is about 4.2 m journeys; 42% of which are made by private vehicles, 35% by walking, 19% by buses, and 1% by trains. “The mobility policy in the city aims revolves around supporting the economic development, easing the mobility of people & goods, curbing the environmental, social and economic impacts of mobility, and encouraging the people to migrate to the use of environment-friendly vehicles,” he noted. In his paper, Soulard touched on an array of topics highlighted by the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), latest developments of Variable Signage, and the best practices & solutions of urban mobility policies & legislations. He also touched on innovative transit projects introduced by startups, smart car rental sharing services, smart car rental of city electric vehicles, and challenges encountered in the operation and maintenance of vehicles. Transit Finance Models Following the opening ceremony, a panel discussion was held entitled: New Models for Alternative Finance of Transport. Speakers included Abdul Mohsen Ibrahim Younes- CEO of RTA Rail Agency, Laurence Battle - Chairwoman of the Executive Board of RATP Dev, Mr Pierre François Goullin - Director of Business Development, Egis, and Charles Emmanuel de Beauregard- Director of Finance Structure, Societe Generale Middle East. Speakers also included Ibrahim Al Haddad, Director of Commercial and Investment at the RTA. Abdul Mohsen highlighted RTA’s achievements over 11 years in leveraging the infrastructure of the transport sector. He touched on the scale of roads constructed and the development of Dubai Metro and Tram. He stressed the importance of funding infrastructure projects through multiple sources rather than just public funding. He referred to the initiation of new revenue sources such as the naming rights of metro stations; which also supports the funding of such projects. Mrs. Battle spoke about the experience of RATP Dev in Europe and the world and stressed the PPP. She also unveiled her vision for the future growth of the transport sector in Dubai, especially with the rapid development and innovation-taking place in the Emirate. She warned against the total reliance on conventional finance methods and the need to develop partnerships with other entities. “The funding of future projects of the RTA has to be coordinated with the private sector and not only through the public funding or borrowing from financial institutions,” said Al Haddad. “It is imperative to develop financial revenues for the RTA through engaging in a host of trading and investment activities to attain financial sustainability and this drive is part of RTA’s investment strategy. The RTA is endeavoring to develop the legislative environment of external partnership projects through involvement in the issuance of the partnership law. Internally it seeks to develop flexible policies and procedures to entice the private sector to take part in RTA projects. MoU The RTA has signed an MoU with Metropole de Lyon to cement the strategic relationships and benefit from the best global practices of investment in the field of mobility. The MoU was signed by HE Mattar Al Tayer for the RTA and Alain Galliano for the city. The MoU aims to ensure reciprocal benefits through defining the scope of cooperation, boosting communication to serve joint interests, sharing studies & technical expertise at all levels, and exchanging know-how and studies relating to their respective core business and specialities. *** Ends ***  

Bpifrance and Societe Generale Partner with Business France to Bring French Expertise in Technology and Industry to GCC Smart Cities

Rejula ARUN - 09-avr.-2017 12:26:05
• Mission to align with growth of digital economy and smart cities in the UAE and KSA • 12 French industry experts to bring their skills and knowledge to help local business grow Bpifrance (French Public Investment Bank) and Societe Generale Middle East partner with Business France to bring companies to the Gulf Cooperation Council to help advance the region’s commitment to the digital economy and innovation in urban development. A select delegation of 12 enterprises from France will spend a week in Dubai and Riyadh meeting prospective partners in the public and private sector to better understand the local market and explore ways in which the local economies can benefit from the expertise and knowledge that has made them innovation leaders in their fields. The theme of this mission is “Smart City”, a concept that is critical in the development of urban centres in the GCC as they seek to deliver efficient and impactful city experiences for residents and visitors. The French corporations’ technologies and solutions are directly relevant to the industrial and infrastructure needs of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which seek to achieve excellence in areas including transportation, infrastructure, and government services. Richad Soundardjee, Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale Middle East, said: "Societe Generale Middle East is proud, alongside our partners at Bpifrance and Business France, to bring our deep knowledge of the GCC region to promote French technology and help French SMEs deploy their products and services in a region where opportunities abound. For governments in the GCC, Smart City is not a mere slogan; it is a clear policy priority, and we are keen to help French companies succeed in this promising geography for which we ourselves have an ambitious growth strategy and as we become more entrenched in the economic dynamics of the region.” Pedro Novo, Manager, Export Financing Department, Bpifrance, said: “This mission is typically within the scope of the activities of Bpifrance: identifying leading firms in their respective sectors and encouraging their expansion worldwide by providing a range of support including funding. Smart City is a concept that matters here in the region, and it is a great growth opportunity for French firms specialized in this field.” Marc Cagnard, Managing Director, Business France Middle East, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy said: both UAE and KSA have strong trade and investment ties with France and have been focusing intensely on becoming the digital economies. The technological solutions offered by the start-ups and companies participating in this trade mission stand out as symbols of France’s innovation prowess to perfectly fit with local ecosystems. The weeklong mission will commence on April 9, 2017 in Dubai, whose Smart Dubai initiative seeks to make the city the happiest on earth through technological innovation in six areas: Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Governance, Smart Environment, Smart People and Smart Mobility. The delegation will also spend time in Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s largest economy, which is transforming towards becoming a digital economy and is investing heavily in four Economic Cities under the principles of smart city planning as part of its Vision 2030. Note to Editors: Bpifrance – subsidiary of « la Caisse des Dépôts et de l’État » – is a long-standing trusted partner of entrepreneurs and corporations, from their launch phase and registration in the stock market to provision of facilities of credit, guarantees and capital.  Bpifrance also provides support and follow up in partnership with Business France and Coface to ensure sound expansion, better business and strong innovation of French corporations. Bpifrance offers French firms and corporations an array of funding solutions to support their phases of expansion and growth.   In addition, its offers are perfectly adapted to individual regional specificities and characteristics. Bpifrance spreads its activities in 42 regional offices (where 90 % of its funding decisions taken in regional offices), hence becoming a worthy economic competitive tool for entrepreneurs. Bpifrance works in line with state and regional public policies to achieve the following objectives: • enhance regional economic development • play a key role in boosting French industrial revival • provide opportunities for future champions to thrive Bpifrance is a strong, close and efficient partner of firms and corporations, capable of fulfilling all their needs of funding, innovation and investment. More info on our website : www.bpifrance.fr – Follow us on Twitter : @bpifrance Societe Generale in the Middle East Societe Generale has been active in the Middle East since 1997. The Group’s approach favours long-term value creation, helping the region achieve its sustainable economic and social goals by deploying resources and providing a broad range of solutions and services. Serving clients from its hub in Dubai, complemented by an on-the-ground presence in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, it has the capacity, as a multi-specialist international corporate and investment bank, to align its global business lines with regional expertise to be a partner of choice. Societe Generale serves its clients across a wide spectrum of categories:  Corporates, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Entities: providing a global advisory approach (M&A, project finance advisory, capital structuring, and asset & liability management), as well as quality capital raising solutions across the debt and equity spectrum, optimised financing and expert risk management responses notably in the realm of foreign exchange and rates derivatives.  Institutional Investors: offering reliable and sound investment opportunities and risk management solutions through its integrated global markets platform delivering seamless access to markets (equity, rates, credit, currencies, commodities and derivatives), as well as advice and solid financial engineering, quality of execution – both Agency and principal-, forward-looking research across asset classes, an industry-leading clearing proposition and prime brokerage services. For more information, visit our website www.mea.societegenerale.com 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 / Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast   Social Media - Most common used hashtags #PME4Smartcity #InfoBF #FrenchAttractiveness #FranceInnovation #CreativeFrance #FrenchTech #CreativeIndustry 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

INTERSEC DUBAI: the French pavilion focuses on fire and rescue, safety and commercial safety to meet local requirements

YASMINA OUARI - 04-janv.-2017 13:00:46
United Arab Emirates, January 2017- Business France is running the French Pavilion at INTERSEC Dubai. Organized and sponsored by the UAE Interior Ministry, the fair has forged a reputation over the last 18 years as one of the security industry’s leading international trade events.  France, a longstanding partner in this area, will be in attendance to showcase its offer dedicated to local authorities and companies equally keen to raise their security levels. The European security sector is worth €150 billion, while the global market is estimated at b €600 billion. France is a major player in the industry, boasting a 20 % share of the European market. The country enjoys an excellent reputation in the sector and an enviable position in the international rankings (it is among the top three in Europe, alongside Germany and UK.  Whether we are talking about public safety, infrastructure protection, crisis management, air, land and maritime surveillance, or digital trust and cybersecurity, France’s business fabric is comprised of major international groups, as well as highly innovative and export-intensive SMEs. Marc Cagnard, Middle East Director at Business France said: “France has a high capacity to innovate and seize the initiative, an exceptional R&D and a network of cutting-edge laboratories. Technical expertise across the security spectrum, together with strong leadership on skills ranging from mathematics and algorithms, to imaging software, identification and cybersecurity. French expertise at INTERSEC supports the protection of individuals and strategic infrastructures in the Middle East by focusing  on fire and rescue, safety and commercial safety”. French equipment has been tested and approved by numerous international institutions and governments. Outstanding engineering skills and industrial processes stemming from the worlds of defense (radar, integration, etc.) and digital technology (biometrics, smart cards, etc.) These are strengths that need to be highlighted to firms in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region as a whole, in a climate that is highly favorable to the security sector: power stations and oil complexes must be secured, while sites and individuals alike must be protected at the World Expo in Dubai in 2020 and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022, to mention just a few examples. More than ever, French expertise is a key partner to those needing to address safety and security issues. Come and meet the French experts assembled at the Business France pavilion (Hall 4 C32, Hall 2 B34 and Hall 8 B24) 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. Business France has recently launched its first international campaign called: “CREATIVE FRANCE”, in order to promote France’s economic attractiveness, strengthen perceptions towards France image and create positive conditions for French economic development.    ALPHA SYSTEM www.alphasystem.fr Mobile web and connected solutions for the security industry   DELANNOY FRERES www.delannoy-freres.fr Supplier of fire hoses   ELECTROCLASS  www.electroclass.com A pioneer in the secure automated distribution of cutting tools, handheld power tools and personal protective equipment   EUROFEU  www.eurofeu.fr Fire safety and training specialist   EUROPROTECT FRANCE SA www.europrotect.fr Technical textiles   HGH INFRARED SYSTEMS www.hgh.fr Development of optoelectronic and infrared systems for industrial and civil applications   DETECTION ELECTRONIQUE FRANCAISE www.def-online.com Fire detection and safety systems   POK  www.pok.fr France’s leading manufacturer of firefighting equipment   PROFOAM INTERNATIONAL  www.profoam.it Specialist manufacturer of firefighting foam   R PONS www.rpons.fr Firefighting monitors, equipment for firefighters, equipment for fixed installations, pipe fittings for industry   SENTRYWAY www.sentryway.com Intrusion detection, video surveillance, access control, remote surveillance, security guard services   Additional information: Nicolas Sestier Safety and Security Project Manager   Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 37 98 Email: nicolas.sestier@businessfrance.fr www.businessfrance.fr    Miryem Oukas Messidi Buisiness France Regional Communications Manager Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr 
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