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

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

Bridging cross-cultural communications,France launches Arabic Website

Rejula ARUN - 29-nov.-2018 09:08:49
• The Arabic language domain was developed for all Arabic speaking travelers who can now benefit from the localized website, providing relevant content to help prepare for a great trip. • The new Arabic website: France.fr is designed to inspire visitors and create the immediate desire to travel and enjoy experiences across France and its territories. United Arab Emirates, November  2018 – Atout France, the national French tourism development agency, is proud to announce the launch of France.fr the official dedicated Arabic website for France as a destination. With the goal of welcoming 100 million tourists to France by 2020, the Arabic version of the website has been developed to increase interest and footfall from the region. France.fr is fully adapted with the traveler from the Middle East in mind. The content created takes into consideration cultural nuances and traditions. Social Media platforms are now also available in Arabic to inspire and encourage followers to share their experiences. User-friendly and optimized for mobile consumption, the new website contains content and information on tourism in France, hotels, restaurants, things to do, culture and heritage, events and museums. “Digital innovation is at the heart of our marketing initiatives and we have placed a significant focus on content creation, curation and distribution of the content on France in a number of languages to remain truly connected to people around the world. The website’s aim is to boost France’s appeal as a touristic destination, improving its ranking as a top travel destination for the Arab traveler,” explained Karim Mekachera, Regional Director of Atout France in the Middle East. Key features of the website include: 1. Before you Set off or خطط لسفرك: A section entirely dedicated to travel information including customs and visa, transportation, accommodation, geography, climate and many more practical pieces of information. 2. Things to do الأنشطة : Viewers of the site can learn about the outstanding cultural attractions accessible for visits, such as taking hikes amongst the peaks, romantic tours, or family cruises.   3. Places to go الوجهات: The section of the site creates awareness of the vast numbers of locations that can be visited, including the Alpes-Mont Blanc to Normandy, Provence to the Loire Valley, and from Paris to Tahiti. The site has information on more than 30 destinations that are ready to be discovered. 4. Happening now in France الآن في فرنسا : A page dedicating to sharing news on festivals, exhibitions, concerts and major events, everywhere in France, showcases how there’s always something going on in the country. This page is great for visitors to check on activities and schedule them during their trip. 5. An interactive map: The website now includes an interactive map element that is fully responsive to give a rich experience across the platform. “We are pleased to offer a local language domain for all Arabic speaking travelers who can now benefit from a localized platform providing more relevant content to help them prepare for a great trip,” Mekachera added. To further enhance user experience, the developers of the website will be gathering and studying consumer feedback to continuously improve and update the website. Updates will also be released including new content specific to the market including shopping, halal food, luxury accommodation and more. • END Note to Editors: ABOUT ATOUT FRANCE: Social Media: Accounts Most common used hashtags Twitter : @FranceFr_Me Facebook : Me.France.Fr Instagram : France.Fr_Me #                                                      مرحبا_فرنسا فرنسا# باريس# For more info, feel free to contact: Maud Brunet Media relations manager Maud.Brunet@atout-france.fr

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

LEADING EUROPEAN INSURANCE BROKERS ALPHA LLOYDS & MSH INTERNATIONAL CHOOSE DUBAI AS THE MAIN HUB OF THEIR GLOBAL ACTIVITIES

Rejula Arun - 27-sept.-2018 12:26:50
United Arab Emirates, September 27 - SIACI SAINT HONORE, provider of insurance brokerage and consulting services, known locally under the name of Alpha Lloyds & MSH, inaugurated their offices yesterday in the heart of Business Bay (One by Omniyat tower), Dubai, under the patronage of the Consul General of France in Dubai & Northern Emirates. Born in France, the group is now a leading actor in the European market and aims to become a global player with Dubai as one of their main hubs. Their positioning combines flexibility, innovation and client-driven approach. Active in the UAE since 2006 with its affiliate MSH International, the group strengthened its position with the acquisition of Alpha Lloyds in 2017. Its ambition is now to become the key insurance broker between France and the UAE, able to cover the risks of Emirati clients in Europe and to follow French clients in the region. Currently, Alpha Lloyds and MSH International are now the only French insurance brokers active in the United Arab Emirates. The inauguration involved a cutting-ribbon ceremony with shareholders and VIPs such as H.E. Mrs Raja Rabia, Consul General of France in Dubai. The ceremony was followed by a reception with their clients and partners at Oberoi Hotel in the presence of Mr Stanislas Chapron, CEO for International of SIACI SAINT HONORE Group, Mr Khaldoun Khartabil, Chairman of Alpha Lloyds and Mr Frédéric Roekeghem, General manager, MSH International. Mr Stanislas Chapron stated during the event, « Dubai is soon to become the main hub of our international strategy. Halfway between Paris and Singapore, where we already have strong activities, in the middle of a fast-growing region and well connected to Africa, where else than Dubai could we establish the centre of our global activities? » Considered as an alternative to major American insurance brokers, they’re competing with them by bringing a long-standing expertise in many fields: cargo, aviation, construction and energy as well as growing risks such as cybersecurity or fine arts. “We recently recruited talented experts to better meet requirements of our clients in the UAE and reposition ourselves as a key insurance broker between France and the UAE” Added Chapron. The event was the opportunity for the CEO’s to share their views about the development of the company’s activities in the UAE and the Middle East. Ends- Note to Editors: SIACI SAINT HONORE key figures: €350M turnover in 2017, 2 digits growth for the past few years 2,500 employees all over the World, more than 1,000 outside France Activities in 20 countries with 4 hubs: Paris, Dubai, Calgary and China Our values: Deeply rooted in the way we conduct our business and in our culture, our values guide our commitment to clients on a daily basis. Client satisfaction - A culture of premium service - A personalized client relationship based on trust: each client is a partner - Tailor-made support Availability - A structure on a human scale, flexible and responsive - An organization focused on clients and dedicated to the management of their specific requirements Innovation - Daily anticipation of risks and markets - Continuous search for new services and products to meet new client requirements Independence - Shareholders ensuring stability and independence with regard to the key market players,  we are the only alternative to the US actors on the market - Flexibility in the selection of networks, tools and resource allocation   ABOUT SIACI SAINT HONORE SIACI SAINT HONORE, a leader in consulting and insurance brokerage for property and individuals, designs and develops tailor-made solutions for its large corporate, ETI and SME customers. The Group supports them throughout the value chain to manage and guide risk in P&C, Transport, Social Protection, Retirement, Employee Savings, Compensation and International Mobility. Today, it has more than 2,500 employees worldwide, insures 2.5 million people in France and internationally, and had a turnover of more than €350 million in 2017. www.s2hgroup.com ABOUT ALPHA LLOYDS Alpha Lloyds has been created in 2007 and has become a leading insurance and reinsurance broker, as well as insurance consultant, in the UAE market. It is now part of SIACI SAINT HONORE Group. Headquartered in Dubai and with offices in Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Jeddah, Alpha Lloyds is providing professional services to corporate, local groups, multinationals, government entities as well as individual clients in the whole GCC region. ABOUT MSH INTERNATIONAL MSH has been designing and creating health & life insurance solutions for globally mobile citizens for over 40 years, whether they are employees of companies, international organizations or individuals.

Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor furniture at the LEISURE SHOW DUBAI

Rejula ARUN - 13-sept.-2018 12:54:21
- The renowned French outdoor furniture brand for hotels and resorts will display the latest collections and innovative designs from September 16-18, 2018 - DWTC United Arab Emirates; 13 September 2018 - Mousses Etoiles, a leading French manufacturer of luxurious outdoor furniture, will be exhibiting their latest range at The Leisure Show Dubai, from the 16th to the 18th September in Hall 7 stand number 7E308 DWTC. Mousses Etoiles which has already begun providing UAE’s most prestigious hotels, will be looking forward to meeting and interacting with more hospitality professionals visiting the show.  Since 1992, Mousses Etoiles, a privately-owned family business, has been designing and manufacturing high quality outdoor furniture for five-star hotels, restaurants, beach clubs and luxurious villas. Although the company started with humble beginnings, it is now one of the fastest growing manufactures in the industry and is supplying to renowned clientele globally. In the recent years, due to the growing number of international demand, Mousses Etoiles has been expanding, whilst maintaining its warm family-business charm. The company has created a strong brand recognition based on its quality, comfort and aesthetic appeal and is being recognized by the major hotel groups and luxury commercial designers. A strong success factor for Mousses Etoiles, attributing to the increase of global interest, is the ‘Made in France’ label. The company proudly manufactures its products in France and continually improves them, making them more durable, stronger and better adapted to consumers’ needs.  Mousses Etoiles listens closely to their clients’ requests and creates made-to-measure sunbeds, umbrellas and a various range of outdoor furniture products that are unique and exclusive. The designers and manufactures are committed to never offering the same products to different clients, which is a key strategy enjoyed by hotel groups that face strong competition.    “Mousses Etoiles’ hero product - which will be displayed at show - is the famous sun protector umbrella which is sturdily made and can withstand 100km/h winds. Hotel clients that are prone to windy seasons, attest to the Mousses Etoiles umbrella’s durability and quality which they have been using over 10 years. Other key premium products manufactured by Mousses Etoiles include sunbeds, mattresses, cushions and pillows” commented M. Laurent Lepoutre, Executive. Prestigious hotels such Le Majestic Hotel Barrière in Cannes; Le Sereno in St Barthelemy; Sun Group Hotels in Vietnam; Monte Carlo SBM in Monaco and Relais et Chateaux des Feuilles in Seychelles are clients who have entrusted all their outdoor furniture needs to Mousses Etoiles. The company is now ready to share their expertise with hospitality groups in the region. www.mousses-etoiles.com      contact@mousses-etoiles.com Mobile number of contact at stand: 00336 6 60 36 98 14

WORD’S BEST AIR PURIFIER LAUNCHED IN DUBAI

Rejula ARUN - 23-mai-2018 09:22:44
United Arab Emirates, Mai 23rd 2018: EOLISAIR FZ-LLC  has  launched  its  activity  in  Dubai  Science  Park,   during Arab Health show early 2018. This subsidiary of the French specialist in indoor air quality will bring the EOLIS AIR MANAGER, a revolutionary professional air purifier, to the Middle East Market. Since 2009, NatéoSanté has a proven expertise in air quality and is recognized as a technological leader in Europe. The EOLIS AIR MANAGER is the result of joint R&D efforts of internal engineers and AIRBUS Group and has been rewarded several times for its innovation. Eco-Design – Integrated real-time PM 2,5, VOC and a unique filter saturation Monitoring –  connected to Internet, with Software and App for full interaction from all devises – unique combination of medical filters and photo catalyzer – additional option for deep clean program using active oxygen  99,997% purified air, free from dust, virus, mold, microbes, mites, odors, bacteria, pM2.5,  VOCs, pollen. “When I first discovered the EOLIS AIR MANAGER, I was deeply impressed by the product and I felt immediately that the Middle East would be an immense market for this innovative product. Air quality is indeed an important issue for our health, especially in regions where we live up to 90% of our time in indoor, air-conditioned air.” Stephanie Neuer, General Manager Applications Medical institutions ensure an absolutely sane and pure atmosphere, Hotels offer a new guest experience and enhance satisfaction, Educational institutions and offices increase concentration and productivity and limit absenteeism In private households, we treat particularly living rooms, as well as sleeping rooms of allergic and asthmatic children and adults. EOLISAIR P.O. Box 500767 Dubai Science Park Al Barsha South 2, Dubai +971 565 098 405 contact@eolisair.com www.eolisair.com www.eolishome.ae          

Bpifrance partners with Business France to launch French Hospitality Mission 2018

Rejula ARUN - 30-avr.-2018 10:29:22
From April 23rd to 25th, 2018 in Dubai • Promising French Hospitality companies and corporations represented within the delegation • Bilateral ties between the two countries continuously grown and strengthened via the hospitality sector • Promoting French Business Opportunities in UAE’s Hospitality Sector United Arab Emirates: 30 April 2018: Bpifrance, the French public investment bank partnered with Business France, the national agency in charge of the international development of the French economy, to develop a mission to explore market opportunities, financial associations and operational leadership in the hotel and restaurant services sectors in the UAE. On the occasion of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) trade show that took place at the end of April 2018, delegates and representatives from the industry took part in the mission to develop partnerships and business associations. The mission included a series of meetings with local partners, promoters, investors and franchisees to discuss French hospitality innovative offering and how it can be applied to the industry at large.  The UAE’s strong economic diversification and its hub position in the Middle East lend itself to being one of the most favorable countries for the hospitality sector, with growth at exponential rates. French businesses in the hotel, restaurant and catering services brought their renowned expertise to the discussion tables with their Emirati counterparts, further bridging and reinforcing the strong bonds shared by the two nations. With more than 700 hotels and 138,000 hotel rooms; representing a minimum of € 6.1 billion investment, Dubai alone, is one of the strategic cities of focus for the mission. By Expo 2020, the numbers are set to increase by an estimated at 40,000 additional rooms and although the hotel market is very competitive and pre-empted by large operators, the French delegation foresees prosperous opportunities for new concepts.   For Pedro Novo, head of Export Finance at Bpifrance: "This mission is perfectly in line with the DNA of Bpifrance, identify the leading companies in their sector and facilitate their international acceleration by providing specific funding and support services. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), real hub of the Middle East, Asia and Africa, which has made tourism a priority in terms of investment, constitutes an ideal destination for French hospitality and catering companies, who were able to highlight the French Touch". Key French hospitality entrepreneurs who participated across the dedicated mission include B&B HOTELS, LOUVRE HOTELS GROUP, OCEANIA HOTELS, MAISON ALBAR HOTEL, DUMAS PARIS, ÉCOLE SUPÉRIEURE D’HÔTELLERIE DE PARIS (ESH Paris), GRAND LUXURY GROUP, EPICURE CORPORATE, and POTEL ET CHABOT. The sectors studied for professional opportunities ranged from hotels, restorations & catering services, hospitality training institutes. Marc Cagnard, French Trade Commissioner in the UAE and Managing Director at Business France Middle East added : « As a leading tourist destination, France welcomes more than 83 million international tourists yearly accross + 20 000 hotels - more than 1 700 fourstar and 320 five-star. Within the frame of the hospitality week in Dubai, we wanted to organize a French Hospitality Mission to support 10 french entrepreneurs that we carefully selected to fit with local demand in the UAE. French experts wanted to show their expertise, know how and create synergies with local counterparts in order to highlight the local offer in the lead up to Expo 2020 and beyond it. In addition to the preparations and competing on tenders for Expo 2020, the French delegation also worked toward future hospitality goals taking into consideration the plans for the Vision 2030 and the Dubai Plan 2021 defining it as the preferred place to live, work and visit. During this week, Bpifrance Excellence, corporate network of 4000 businesses organized a half a day immersion in the desert of Dubai to offer a collective experience to the delegation, provide a real-life experience and help them discover the most admirable natural spots of Dubai. The program included round tables with the participation of Olivier Granet, CEO Middle East & Africa, AccorHotels, Gaelle Doré, Managing Director, Cent Degrés Middle East, Stéphanie Danial, and Nara Escape and Yann Mrazek, Partner M-HQ.    Note to Editors: Bpifrance – subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and the French State – 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 offerings are perfectly adapted to individual regional specificities and characteristics. Bpifrance spreads its activities in 48 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. www.bpifrance.fr  / Twitter : @bpifrance 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. You can follow the different steps of the mission through Twitter: Accounts  Hashtags  @BF_MiddleEast @bpifrance @Bpiexcellence  #FrenchHospitalityMission2018   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
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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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