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At the BIG 5 Dubai 2018, GV2 VEDA France will be presenting its VEDAFEU range, dedicated to passive fire protection, which has been validated by the UAE Civil Defense

Rejula ARUN - 14-nov.-2018 04:21:37
At the BIG 5 Dubai 2018, GV2 VEDA France will be presenting its VEDAFEU range, dedicated to passive fire protection, which has been validated by the UAE Civil Defense United Arab Emirates- November , 2018:  Rapid fire spread in buildings is something that, even today, continues to be a problem, with consequences that are often disastrous leading in some cases to heavy loss of life. There is no lack of recent examples:- The Zen Tower in Dubai in May 2018, Grenfell Tower in London in June 2017, Torch Tower in Dubai in 2017 and 2016, The Address Downtown also in Dubai in December 2016... The only way to protect people and property in the face of this type of events is to systematically install appropriate, certified and patented fire barrier solutions during construction. Among the products for which GV2 VEDA FRANCE is famous, the VEDAFEU range, designed to offer passive fire protection, consists of ropes, mattresses, blankets, fillerboards and firestop foam.  This patented range is validated by local authorities (UAE Civil Defense, Qatar Civil Defense, Kuwait Fire Department...) and has obtained international certifications (EN, UL, BS) issued by world-renowned independent official laboratories (Efectis, CSTB, TÜV Singapore, Exova...). VEDAFEU products are fire-rated up to 4 hours and can be used for joint gaps up to 840 mm. In order to meet the most challenging technical requirements, these firestop solutions are validated in multiple configurations: - with and without movement; for horizontal and vertical applications, for head-of-wall configurations, for facade panels... In order to further expand its operations in the Middle East, GV2 VEDA FRANCE will, for the third consecutive year, be taking part in The BIG 5 Dubai. The company will raise the awareness of those operating in the construction industry in respect of the problem of fire spreading through buildings, and will present its VEDAFEU range, which is designed to solve a problem that has affected the region on numerous occasions. As designer and manufacturer of firestop systems and building joints (expansion joints, control joints, joint covers, stair nosings, etc.), the company offers technical, reliable and aesthetic solutions that can be used in all types of buildings (shopping malls, hospitals, schools, industrial buildings, airports, etc.), for both standard and seismic joints. GV2 VEDA FRANCE’s expertise is acknowledged by professionals throughout the sector:- architects, design offices, general contractors and subcontractors. The company’s most emblematic achievements include - the extension of the Mecca esplanade in Saudi Arabia, the new Palace of Justice in Paris, the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates for the 2020 World Expo, The Palm Tower and Zuleyka Hospital in Dubai, the Saint Regis Hotel in Indonesia... For further information: GV2 – VEDA FRANCE Alexandre MAILLET, Export Administration Manager export@vedafrance.com

Young French Professionals under the spotlight - Grand Prix VIE Award 2017

YASMINA OUARI - 17-déc.-2017 13:52:21
United Arab Emirates, December 2017: The V.I.E Grand Prix Award ceremony was held on Dec. 7, 2017, at the Fairmont The Palm Hotel. The 8th Grand Prix V.I.E Award and the 1st SME Grand Prix award ceremonies were organized by the French Advisors for Foreign Trade (Conseillers du commerce extérieur de la France – CCE). With 1 260 V.I.E (Volontaires internationaux en entreprises – young professionals) hosted in the UAE in 341 companies since 2002, the V.I.E program is performing well in the country. It is witnessing unprecedented great progress, with 184 V.I.E  in December (vs. 162 in 2016), marking a 14% increase and bringing the number of V.I.E  in the Near / Middle East to 266, of which 70% are based in the UAE. As many as a hundred French firms are relying on VIE program for their development in the country. These young professionals are working in all types of firms (start-ups, SME, mid-cap and large groups), in various sectors (oil and gas, industry, luxe retail, food and beverage, health, tech, etc.) and all profiles, mainly focused on support functions (finance, marketing, human resources, etc.) and business development. This growing success of V.I.E program in the region is due to the investment of the French team for export in promoting it: Business France ensures the administrative aspects and the promotion of the program, the CCE UAE Committee, the French Embassy, the Economy department of the French Embassy, the French Business Council and French Business Group, and the V.I.E club (gathering former V.I.E). For the 8th Grand Prix V.I.E Award, nearly one-fourth (31 V.I.E and V.I.A, assigned in administration) were candidates among the 140 eligible V.I.E/V.I.A). A first selection phase was based on files submitted and on interviews conducted last Spring. 15 shortlisted candidates/teams were auditioned again later on. They have been evaluated on their general presentation, the impact of their actions, the results achieved for the company and their integration in local life. All candidates demonstrated great personal and professional qualities. In front of 250 attendants, and with the presence of Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French State Secretary in charge of Foreign trade, Alain Bentejac, President of CCE World Committee, Jacques Delajugie, Head of Regional Economic Departments, and H.E. Ludovic Pouille, French Ambassador in the UAE, the awards have been granted to: - Nastasia Nelidoff, (1st Grand Prix award, 12 000 AED), on assignment in Cartier perfumes Middle East, for her creativity and her contribution to the success of her company in the region. - Ali Nair, Khalid Achtal, Mustapha Ouissi, Soufiane Khyar, Houssem Rezgui, from Emerson (2nd Grand Prix award, 8 000 AED). They demonstrated the strength of their tight collaboration on a daily basis.  They showed how VIE program had a real impact on the running of the company. - Sarah Amazit, working in Alstom (3rd Grand Prix award, 6 000 AED).  Sarah contributed to the success of the leading project of the Dubai 2020 Metro extension. - Chirine El Messiri (Jury Special Prize, winning a flight ticket with Air France). As Cultural advisor in the French Institute, she was rewarded for her professional maturity and her impressive contribution to spreading French culture across the UAE.   

On 21 March, celebrate the French cuisine in the UAE and all over the world with Good France!

Rejula ARUN - 16-mars-2017 12:40:49
Abu Dhabi, March, 2017 - On 21 March, 2017, over 2000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy. Among them, eight restaurants are in the United Arab Emirates.  Goût de (“Taste of” in French) / Good France, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and French chef Alain Ducasse, is inspired by Auguste Escoffier, who launched the “Dîners d’Épicure” (Epicurean Dinners) initiative in 1912: the same menu, on the same day, in several world cities, for as many guests as possible.  Chefs from all over the world will cook a dinner to pay tribute to the excellence of French cuisine and its capacity to unite people around the common values of sharing and enjoyment in a planet-friendly and healthy way.  The aim is to showcase the French lifestyle, regional products and, more broadly, to promote France as a tourist destination worldwide. A third of tourists have in fact said they visit France to enjoy its cuisine, including the “gastronomic meal of the French” inscribed on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.  Restaurants all over the world have been selected by an international selection committee of chefs by proposing a menu that showcases French gastronomy, a cuisine using fresh and seasonal regional products.  More than 1300 restaurants participated in the first edition in 2015. On 21 March 2016, they were 1715. This third edition will gather not less than 2 000 restaurants and will spotlight culinary training schools and hotel business schools. The French gastronomy is the only one that trains so many chefs worldwide. It is actually regarded as the leading culinary school in the world.     In the UAE, 8 restaurants have been selected by an international committee of chefs to participate to Goût de / Good France (3 in Abu Dhabi and 5 in Dubai) :  - In Abu Dhabi:  Le Beaujolais, Mercure Center Hotel (Chef Philippe Garcon) ;  Bord Eau, Bord Eau, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri (Chef : Jimmy De Almeida).  The Forge, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi (Chef Marcos Garcia Rodriguez);  - In Dubai:  Bistro Des Arts (Chef Stéphane Cedelle);   Le Classique, Emirates Golf Club (Chef Rémi Verrier) ;  Plantation Restaurant & Terrace, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach (Chef Andreas Mensch); Moana Seafood Restaurant and Porterhouse Steaks & Grills Restaurant, Sofitel The Palm Jumeirah (Chef Olivier Chaleil).    From high gastronomy to high-quality bistros, it’s now time to book your table ! Bon appétit !    END   To know more about the event, visit the website of the French Embassy to the United Arab Emirates or of GoodFrance Contact: celia.darakdjian@diplomatie.gouv.fr ; 050 158 36 96

At Sofitel The Palm, Studio Harcourt Paris is inviting you to its Ephemeral Studio

Yousra LAHBABI - 31-janv.-2016 09:55:24
United Arab Emirates; January 2016 - Sofitel the Palm welcomes you for a very unique and exclusive experience with Studio Harcourt, the most famous photographic studio in Paris. Iconic Home of the refined Parisian high society, Studio Harcourt was founded in 1934 by Cosette Harcourt. Since that time, it is known for immortalizing international personalities from the arts, sports, economics or politics but also anonymous seeking for elegance. Mrs Catherine Renard, CEO of the famous studio said: “Our first stay in Dubai was in 2011. At that time, we had opportunity to picture Nayla al Khaja, UAE filmmaker who won the "Emirates Women of the Year Award" in 2005" . She added: “A few years later, after receiving many Emiratis in our studio in Paris, the Alliance Française asked us to have an exhibition in the Dubai Film Festival context. Catherine Deneuve’s new portrait was revealed on that occasion. Today our portraits decorate the Sofitel The Palm library and we are pleased to invite you to live the Studio Harcourt experience and get your portrait signed  by "Harcourt Paris".” A Studio Harcourt portrait is a unique artwork. Its light, signature and seal guarantee its inherited know-how from the greatest movie directors. Kevin Spacey, Bhavna Pani, Halle Berry, Keanu Reeves, Susan Sarandon, John Malkovich, Omar Sharif, Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Cate Blanchett, Amitabh Bachchran , are all part of the Studio Harcourt legend. Become a star through a two-hour ritual: •          A Studio Harcourt manager welcomes you to discover the history of the House. •          Then, Studio Harcourt will offer you a special makeup session by a professional make-up artist. •          Guided in your attitudes and expressions, you pose as you would do with a painter. Light is sculpted around you, according to the Studio know-how. •          One or two days following the session, you are invited to come back to Sofitel The Palm, to discover your pictures and choose THE picture you want as your Studio Harcourt portrait. The picture is send to the laboratory to be retouched according to Studio Harcourt quality standards. The portrait, signed “Harcourt Paris”, is printed on art paper (size 24x30 cm) and sent about a month after the selection. We are offering the following portraits: Individual Portrait Couple Portrait Family Portrait (4-6) Book your photo shooting now! Contact : Yousra LAHBABI Mobile : +971-56-470-2382   Yousra.lahbabi@businessfrance.fr

H20 Water Awards supported by UBIFRANCE UAE

solimane - 20-déc.-2010 06:48:48
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE UAE has participated as a supporter of the H2O Water awards on 25th November 2010. The inaugural H2O Water Awards successfully concluded on 25th November, 2010 at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. H20 Water Awards celebrates the outstanding achievements of organizations and individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region’s water industry. H2O is a B2B leading magazine in the region, covers the water industry, products and services. it’s a monthly magazine published by CPI industry.   The H20 Water Awards were organised by CPI Industry, a leading B2B publishing and events company, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The awards night, hosted by Malcolm Taylor, Senior Presenter at Dubai Eye, saw the region’s water industry turn out in strength to support the region’s first ever water industry awards. “I am sure these awards will become one of the most valuable (in the region) going forward,” noted Taylor in his comments. Out of nearly 40 shortlisted nominations across seven categories, the winners and runner-ups were as follows.   
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