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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 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 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

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  

The BIG 5 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SHOW

Rejula ARUN - 13-nov.-2018 15:04:02
The BIG 5 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SHOW A key event for French companies seeking to position themselves in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East Dubai – November 26 to 29, 2018 United Arab Emirates- November  2018 : to enable French companies to seize new opportunities or reinforce their existing presence, Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will once again be running two French pavilions at the BIG 5, the Middle East’s leading construction industry show. Twenty-four companies from the industry’s various sectors will be presenting their products, services and expertise to local businesses. The French construction,  finishing work industry has several undeniable strengths in line with the Expo 2020 Dubai, likely to require transport and tertiary infrastructure, and will therefore create a whole host of opportunities that French companies must leverage by establishing ties with local decision makers. with a highly fragmented network of 392,000 companies and sales of €135 billion in 2017, the industry has one or more global leaders from France in most of its component sectors: VINCI, EIFFAGE, BOUYGUES and SPIE, to name just a few. France boasts a highly diverse offering when it comes to the building trades, with companies of all sizes providing structural engineering services and finishing work (carpentry, roofing, insulation, sanitation, air-conditioning, smoke detectors, etc.) and interior fittings (wall and floor coverings, luxury tapware, home automation, etc.). Marc Cagnard, Managing Director Business France Middle East commented: “Innovation features strongly in French companies, from new and biosourced building materials, wooden construction driven by ecological considerations, and smart building in BIM – Building Information Modeling – to home automation, smart meters, energy optimization tools, solar glass, and smart thermostats, boilers and bulbs, these 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. France tends to maintain a strong presence internationally with €22 billion generated in foreign markets, 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.). To meet French exhibitors at the Big 5 Show, come along at Dubai World Trade Centre:   - Between HALL 1 and 4: MEP & Building Interiors, - HALL ZA’ABEEL 1-3: Construction Tools & Building Materials Stand to watch: GV2 VEDA France will be presenting its VEDAFEU range, dedicated to passive fire protection, which has been validated by the UAE Civil Defense. 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… End 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 Note To Editors: Exhibitors on the  French pavilions: A. RAYMOND FRANCE SAS: Fastening systems – www.araymond.fr ACTIV-SKEEN: Active or connected technologies for building structures – www.activskeen.com CEMOM MOATTI: Hinges for all types of doors and windows – www.cemom.com CONTROLAB: Laboratory equipment for the civil and mechanical engineering sectors – www.controlab.fr FLOVEA: Specialized in prefabricated plumbing & hydraulic automation solutions: www.flovea.fr/en  & www.flowboxinteractive.com/en FRANCEM: Alveolar and compact profiles for the construction industry – www.francem.fr GUARD INDUSTRIE: Environment-friendly water-repellent, oil-repellent, anti-graffiti and cleaning products for walls, floors and facades - www.guardindustrie.com GV2 VEDA FRANCE: Expansion joint covers in aluminum, PVC, etc. for the construction industry – www.vedafrance.com GYS: Arc welding machines, battery chargers, car body repair equipment – www.gys.fr HAEMMERLIN CDH GROUP: Construction site and height access equipment – www.haemmerlin.com ISPO FRANCE: Glues and sealants for industry and construction – www.emfi.com KEMICA COATINGS: High-performance polyurethane resins for waterproofing applications, floor coverings, etc. - www.kermica-coatings.com MANTION SAS: Sliding systems – www.mantion.com OCAI DISTRIBUTION: Painting and masonry tools – www.groupeocai.com PLATRE.COM INTERNATIONAL: Plaster and coatings for the construction industry – www.platre.com PROJISO: Firestop products - https://projiso.international SAF’ACADE: Vertical thermal insulation – www.safacade.com SIMONIN SAS: Glued-laminated wood structures and wooden components – www.simonin.com TECOFI: Industrial valves – www.tecofi.fr THIRARD: Door furniture, locks and padlocks – www.thirard.fr TUF-FIX: Fasteners and fixings, welding tools – www.tuffix.com SARL SAMAC-MARBRES DE France : Marble quarries - http://www.marbres-de-france.fr/ MATINTER : Manufacturer of wall covering, bathrooms and kitchen accessories (designer)- www.matinter.com   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 # FrenchConstruction  

High turn-out for France at Gulfood 2018, From February 18 to 22nd 2018, DWTC

Rejula ARUN - 12-févr.-2018 05:29:35
• 1st live cooking show held by the prestigious French Culinary Arts and Hotel Management institutes, Cordon Bleu (Sheikh Saeed Hall) • 4 French pavilions each dedicated to a specific sector (dairy, meat & poultry, drinks, fine food) • 70 companies to cover an area of 800 square meters United Arab Emirates,: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be running 4 French pavilions at Gulfood this year. This trade show devoted to new F&B products will feature around 70 French companies, all eager to present their latest offerings and know-how.  France renews a strong participation at the Gulfood this year, highlighting the latest French products on a surface area of 800m² across four halls: fine food in the world food section in Sheikh Saeed Hall ; dairy products in Hall 1; meat and poultry in Hall 3; drinks in Za’Abeel Hall.  For the first time at Gulfood, visitors will be able to discover a live cooking show provided by Cordon Bleu, the world renowned French Culinary Arts and Hotel Management institute, it will be held the whole week in Sheikh Saeed Hall and undertaken by the select Chefs Nicolas Houchet and Emil Minev. The role of Le Cordon Bleu is to teach a whole range of technical and University training programmes for working in the restaurant, hotel and tourism industry since 1895. Le Cordon Bleu’s teaching method is based on practical learning with demonstrations and practical classes. The institute is developing its network year after year attracting 100 nationalities across the campuses. Le Cordon Bleu has a presence in the Middle East, with two institutes in Lebanon, awaiting other expansions in the region. France is a major player in numerous segments, including dairies, fruits, vegetables, meat, and products for bakery to name just a few, agri-food products combine quality and excellence to cater closely to the requirements of consumers in the region. Marc Cagnard, Business France Director in the Middle East stated: “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”. France is the 6th largest exporter worldwide with USD 65 billion. The Middle East region boasts a market share of more than 3,4% for French food exports which represents a value of 2.2 billion USD. The two first partners in the area are Saudi Arabia and UAE, making both a value of 1.1 billion USD. They are followed by Egypt and Lebanon. In 2016, the UAE imported USD 400 million of food and beverage products from France, making the Emirates the 24th export market for the French industry. French exports of F&B products to UAE have doubled since 2010. Saudi Arabia is the 20th export market for France. More in details, for UAE imports, France is the 11th largest supplier and the 2nd from Europe. This year, the regional partner agencies DEV’UP Centre Val de Loire and Bretagne Commerce International will also be in attendance to support companies from their region during Gulfood. Other partners that will contribute to the show’s success include EVIAN, the number one mineral water in the world and in the Middle East, BADOIT, sparkling mineral water talented for fine dining and endorsed by top Chefs worldwide, 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). 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 runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast  #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #MadeInFranceMadeWithLove #ZeroFoodWaste 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    

Discover the French offer at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL trade show September 18 to 20 2017 – Dubai World Trade center

Miryem Oukas - 24-août-2017 08:17:16
• 2 French pavilions including new companies attending  • Showcase of latest French Innovation over 520 square meters • Winning prizes each day on Business France stand S1 -D63   United Arab Emirates, 22 August 2017 - Business France, the National Agency supporting the international development of the French economy will host two French pavilions at GULFHOST and the SPECIALITY FOOD FESTIVAL.  The French offer will consist of kitchen equipment and gourmet products offered by over 50 French firms, each displaying premium products and knowhow.   This year, the French Pavilions have numerous novelties to offer.  Business France export team will also be attending to boost business opportunities in the region, focusing on all buyer nationalities together with the most promising ones, namely: UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, KSA and Srilanka. UAE imports 85% of its agri-food products, with France ranking 11th among its importers list, and the second most important European importer (3% market share in 2016).  French agri-food products and equipment proudly fulfill quality and excellence demanded by consumers in the Gulf.  Despite fierce competition, good prospects of growth are expected in trade relations between France and the Gulf. French presence at Gulfhost: Do not miss the showcase of the latest French innovations over a 520-m² area at Sheikh Saeed Hall. Participating at Gulfhost this year:  - Dev’up, promoting organization from the French region Centre Val de Loire - SYNEG, the French organization of professional kitchen equipment manufacturers partners with thirty leading firms exhibiting at the French Pavilion. As the prime partner of French SMEs, manufacturers and subsidiaries of international brands, SYNEG covers 75% of the market of professional kitchen equipment in France (https://syneg.org/).   Visitors of the French pavilion can also take part in the SYNEG & EQUIPHOTEL prize draw by dropping their business card to win a touch-tablet!  Two winners will be selected each day from September 18 to 20.  French offer at Speciality Food Festival: This year, the French Pavilion is stronger than ever with 22 brands exhibiting their latest products and creations over an area of 114 m² at the Hall ZA’ABEEL. It will be the location to enjoy and relish the display of generous and refined French gourmet sweets.  Local consumption of French confectionery, from jam, ‘dragées’ to chocolate truffle, has been increasing lately, making it a strong point of attraction at the festival.  Other food industries shall be present at the Festival, ranging from dairy products, to beverages and specific industries (e.g. oyster production).  Visitors can then discover specific and diverse French products. French firms have the expertise, technological abilities and strong innovation skills required to enable French agrifood businesses to be ranked among the top European exporters and gain worldwide renown.   Interesting and captivating perspectives to consider for those interested in top quality French products! Participating for the first time at SFF this year are: - HORIZON INTERNATIONAL, promoting organization of the French region Nouvelle Aquitaine firms - FRIAA PACA, regional Agrifood Industry Federation from south of France - Le MONDE DE L’EPICERIE FINE, a reference magazine on market trends of gourmet products and a strong partner of firms working in this field.  The magazine will be on display at the French Pavilion. Long standing French partners such as EVIAN, BADOIT, CAFES RICHARD will also attend.
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