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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.

Top Quality French products to be discovered on 3 different pavilions at Gulfood Manufacturing and The Speciality Food Festival /Seafex

Yousra LAHBABI - 21-oct.-2015 11:23:29
United Arab Emirates; October 2015–   Sixty French companies will be spread over 3 French Pavilions organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. This event will take part from the 27 th to the 29 th October 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.   The French offer will be divided into three sections: Gourmet foods and drinks (Hall 6) with 14 French companies, Ingredients (Sheikh Saeed Hall 1) with 14 French companies and 32 French companies at the Gulfood Manufacturing (Hall2). The French food and agriculture industry has always been keen on providing high quality food and agricultural products, a wide range of choices and diversity and maintaining the momentum of innovation in its production.  As such, French food exports have kept across the years a privileged position and rank high among worldwide agricultural exporters, despite fierce competition from various countries. The impressive commercial turnover of 9 billion Euros in 2014 has strengthened the rock-solid reputation of French food and agricultural industries as one of the main pillars of foreign trade in France, ranking third after aeronautic industries and chemical/cosmetics industries. France is a prominent food and agricultural product exporter to the entire world, ranking third among world food and agricultural exporters in 2000.  In 2014, it was the fifth largest exporter in the world, after the United States, the Netherlands, Germany and Brazil.  France’s turnover in food and agricultural products (FAP) reached €190 billion in 2013 and scored a net surplus of €9.1 bn in its trade balance in 2014 (€58.2 bn exports vs. 49.1 bn imports), coming third after aeronautic industries and chemical/cosmetics industries. Gourmet food items are prestigious icons of French expertise and gourmet export turnover have reached a €6.5-bn high in 2014, almost equal to dairy products.  Leading among exports of French gourmet foods are bakeries, sweet pastries and viennoiseries (27%), chocolates (23%), fine cheese (12%) and honey and jams (5%).  Growth of French bakery/sweet pastry exports rose by 30% in 5 years, with 82% of exports destined to EU countries, especially Eastern and Northern European countries seeking premium bakery-pastry.     Viva la France! Back for a 6 th consecutive year, the French Pavilion at Speciality Food Festival/Seafex 2015 will offer an extensive range of gourmet foods: confiserie, chocolate, syrup, honey, Halal meat, snail, nougat, organic food, fresh fish and much more… 14 French companies will showcase quality products, from all regions of France. Visitors will find these delicious products at Hall 6 Stand F6-16 to F6-34 / G6-15 to G6-33. Please click here for the Catalog:   http://bit.ly/1M47Kff 32 French companies will showcase their Equipment/Products at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Process & Packaging. They will exhibit their know-how, technology, design and high finish. Importers/distributors have this unique opportunity to discover those companies that have made French process and packaging’s reputation. The French Pavilion at the ProPack Middle East sector will be located in HALL 2. Please click here for the Catalog: http://bit.ly/1M48zVl 14 French companies will showcase their new products at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Ingredients. They will introduce dairy powders & ingredients, egg procuts, dairy, cereal & bakery ingredients, gelatine and collagen peptides. This French Pavilion sector will be located in SHEIKH SAEED HALL 1. 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. 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 Media queries: Miryem Oukas Messidi Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15       Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr Yousra Lahbabi   Mobile : +971 (0)56 470 23 82      Mail : yousra.lahbabi@businessfrance.fr

L’Escargot Courbeyre: the amazing taste of French snails to be discovered at the Speciality Food Festival 2015

Yousra Lahbabi - 20-oct.-2015 11:40:14
United Arab Emirates; October 2015 –  On the occasion of its participation at the Speciality Food Festival, L’ Escargot Courbeyre will showcase its delicious products. The French know-how in snails will be demonstrated on the French Pavilion, on L’Escargot Courbeyre stand, from 27 th to 29 th October 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, –Hall 6 Stand F6-20. L’Escargot Courbeyre is part of France’s culinary heritage. Its products are noble and of uncompromising quality. The French company is using a unique integrated process, allowing to manage each step in the production from wild escargots to the final product, optimizing and securing the escargot supply. L’Escargot Courbeyre France prepares more than 160 million escargots each year in all its different forms, such as:  in shells , in puff pastries, but also Canned. Since 1984 in France, the French company Escargot Courbeyre produces and distributes fresh, canned and frozen products all around the world.   Antoine COMBES – Export Manager of L’Escargot Courbeyre said: “We have launched our international development several years ago, and we currently sell our products in many countries (Belgium, England, Germany, Canada, Finland, Singapore, etc.). We are now turning towards the United Arab Emirates where we want to develop a partnership in the long run. We are looking for a partner, importer/wholesaler, to launch our products in Supermarket chains, fine food stores and to supply high-end restaurants.” He added: “Our priority is to always offer high quality gourmet products  and solutions to our customers. The quality of our products is recognized by our customers and that is why we supply several starred chefs. We are especially proud of supplying Serge VIEIRA, named Best World’s Chef (Bocuse d’Or) in 2005 and who is currently chef for a two Michelin stars restaurant in France.” About Escargot Courbeyre:  Relying on traditional French know-how and gourmet recipes, L’Escargot Courbeyre has been producing a high quality range of escargots for 30 years, with specialities like puff pastries with escargots, as well as stuffed mussels and rolls of seasoned butter. The products are exclusively made from wild snails, harvested in their natural environment. In the respect of snails, they are prepared according to the traditional French recipe. The meat is cooked and infused in a stock developed by a famous culinary advisor (starred chef) . Once cooked, the snails are put back in their shells and stuffed in the traditional manner. The stuffing is guaranteed to be free of artificial coloring and preservatives, assuring the highest quality products. This ongoing goal of authenticity, respecting tradition and the high-quality of the ingredients, is reflected in each escargots prepared by L’ESCARGOT COURBEYRE… assuring every gourmet’s happiness. Today, L’Escargot Courbeyre has developed its product range and is able to supply its customers with all French fine food products that they would need. Media Queries: Miryem Oukas Messidi         M: +971 (0)55 478 32 15       Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr Yousra Lahbabi                       M: +971 (0)56 470 23 82       Mail : yousra.lahbabi@businessfrance.fr    

The French offer in all its diversity on 3 French Pavilions at the GULFOOD Manufacturing 2014 & the Autumn Food Shows - 9 - 11 November 2014 Dubai -

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 05-nov.-2014 09:24:06
United Arab Emirates; November 2014 – With the new region’s biggest-ever trade show launched GULFOOD Manufacturing - dedicated to ingredients, processing and packaging equipment, co-located with the Autumn Food Shows - the French presence, renowned for its expertise, quality of products and equipment is highly expected.  Fifty French companies will be spread over 3 French Pavilions and will take part in this outstanding event from the 9th to the 11th November 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.   The Dubai World Trade Centre is organizing the first edition of Gulfood Manufacturing – the region’s biggest-ever trade show launched to highlight food logistics, processing, packaging and ingredients sectors. This trade show will be co-located with the DWTC’s annual Autumn Food Shows: The Speciality Food Festival, Seafex Middle East, Sweets & Snacks Middle East.    The quality of the French products is highly appreciated, especially in the Middle East where the hospitality sector is experiencing an unprecedented development. In the UAE, the French exports of food & beverage products increased by 95 % in 5 years (between 2009 and 2013).  At global level, France is the 5th largest exporter of food & beverage products since 2011, with 63.4 billion USD in 2013 (increase by 5.94% compared to 2012).  France is also very active on all G.C.C markets.  For instance, Saudi Arabia is considered as the largest export market for French companies in the food & beverage products, with 937 million USD in 2013 (increase by 21.04% compared to 2012). France is the 6th for the export of equipment in the food industry. In 2013, they amounted around 763 million USD (increase by 3.16 % compared to 2012). (Source of data: UBIFRANCE, from COM TRADE-French Customs)   For the fifth year in a row, the French Pavilion at Speciality Food Festival/Seafex 2014 offers an extensive range of gourmet foods: chocolate, candy, honey, fish and seafood, Halal meat and poultry, organic fruit juices, and other egg products …  The French pavilion will host 13 French companies on an area of 108 sqm (France Information: stand G4-45, Hall 4).   25 French companies will exhibit their Equipment/Products for the first time at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Process & Packaging. They will showcase their know-how, technology, design and high finish. Importers/distributors have this unique opportunity to discover those companies that have made French process and packaging’s reputation. The French Pavilion at the ProPack Middle East sector will be located in ZABEEL HALL 1 on an area of 330 sqm (France Information: stand B1-44).    12 French companies will showcase their new products at the Gulfood Manufacturing: Ingredients. They will introduce dairy farming, pastry ingredients (Gelatin, food coloring agent, flavors for cake store, etc.)  This French Pavilion sector will be located in SHEIKH SAEED HALLS on an area of 184 sqm (France Information: stand S1-C61).  

Strong French Pavilion at The Speciality Food Festival 2013

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 07-nov.-2013 08:35:58
France faithfully renews its participation at The Speciality Food Festival, the Middle East’s only dedicated gourmet and fine food trade exhibition. The French Pavilion, organized by UBIFRANCE -the French agency for international business development- will host ten new companies. Discover and meet them from 17th to 19th November 2013 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hall 5 – Stand E35 to E39 and F35 to F39! 10 French based companies will exhibit their fine food products for the first time at the Speciality Food Festival 2013. On the “menu” for these three days: French regional specialties (macaroons, chocolates, caramels, nougats, fruit & calissons), delicatessen products (traditional taste and flavors from abroad are mixed), hot drinks (chocolate and coffee), culinary aids for Executive Chefs (egg), etc. As usual, French suppliers will showcase a wide range of products with regional expertise, not to mention original products, such as date juice Made in France or “caviar from the sea”! The French offer will also honor the Seafex’section with a seafood trader. Importers/distributors, F&B Managers from luxury hotels, Executive Chefs, gourmet shops’ buyers, Airlines caterers, etc. have this unique opportunity to discover those specialties that have made French gastronomy’s reputation. According to Sophia SALMI, Head of the Agribusiness Department at the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in Dubai: “With the development of tourism and the steady increase in the population, the United Arab Emirates is a real opportunity for French companies in the food sector (agricultural, food and beverages, equipment, etc.). The hospitality industry is a key sector for the French food exports and fit perfectly with the offer of French products. For all these reasons, France must be present at the Speciality Food Festival 2013.” The French exports of food & beverage products increased by 80% in 5 years in the United Arab Emirates. In 2012, they amounted around 297.3 million EUR (increase by 13% compared to 2011), while in 2007 they were only 164.8 million EUR. France ranks the 12th largest supplier of the Federation. France is also the third supplier of dairy products behind New Zealand and the Netherlands. It has shown an increase in exports of over 48% in 2012 (34.7 million EUR). In the segment of poultry, France is the leading provider of high quality poultry. In the segment of fruits and vegetables, France is the fourth UAE supplier of apples (19 million EUR in 2012) with over 12% market shares. (Source of data: UBIFRANCE, from GTA-French Customs) French exhibitors:BIOFOOD TOURAINE: French macaroons well-known and reputed in the most famous palaces and hotels of Paris - www.acidemacaron.com CAFES HENRI: Coffee roaster and retailer that produces high quality coffees, slowly and traditionally roasted for a full flavor development - www.cafeshenri.com FRUIDORAIX: Fourth generation family owned company founded in Provence in 1880 and offering the famous Calisson d’Aix en Provence and a full range of designer sweets and nougats - www.fruidoraix.com LIKE DAT: Date juice from natural extracts of date. Unique recipe, excellent for health - www.likedat.fr MAFFREN: Producer of Calissons (French Provence specialty made with almonds, candied fruit, honey, sugar), nougats, marzipan and caramels - www.maffren.com MEMMI: BOUTARGUE : Mullet roe, salted and dried - www.boutargue-memmi.com MERICQ: French seafood trader - www.mericq.com MONBANA: Producer of chocolate drinks and chocolate accompaniment products for food service market - www.monbanafoodservices.com PEP ABCD/KAREA: Leaders in the food service market for chilled and frozen egg products, present on European markets and in the Middle East and Asia - www.abcd-karea.com SUR LE SENTIER DES BERGERS: On shepherd’s trail, a great story to share, enjoy, where authenticity, traditional taste and flavors from abroad are mixed… - www.surlesentierdesbergers.fr   About the exhibition: In only four years, The Speciality Food Festival has grown by 300%, making it the fastest growing event for the fine food & gourmet sector in the region. In 2012, the three gourmet food shows - SEAFEX, The Speciality Food Festival and Sweets & Snacks Middle East- welcomed more than 330 exhibitors (increase by 35% in exhibition space, compared in 2011) and 11,582 targeted food & beverage and hospitality professionals’ visitors (increase by 22% compared to 2011). www.speciality.ae   Press contact: French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE Al Habtoor Business Tower - 24th Floor - Dubai Marina PO Box 3314 Dubai, United Arab Emirates       Tarek SOLIMANE Head of communications – Press office & Regional Development – GCC, Egypt & Lebanon tarek.solimane@ubifrance.fr Tel: +971 4 408 49 91 / Mobile: +971 50 708 24 69 www.ubifrance.com/ae

“So French So Tasty” in Dubai: a more than a successful second edition

Christelle Labernède - 27-nov.-2012 07:06:32
  The French Trade Commission-UBIFRANCE in the United Arab Emirates organized “So French So Tasty” to promote France’s food-and-drink sector and gastronomy. The exclusive dinner was held at the Pullman Deira City Centre, the 19 th November 2012, in conjunction with the French pavilion at the Speciality Food Festival.   H.E. Mr Alain Azouaou, Ambassador of France to United Arab Emirates, opened the night with a speech where he expressed the importance of French gastronomy in the U.A.E. Almost 150 people attended the event and had the opportunity to enjoy high quality French food products thanks to our partners Classic Fine Foods , Chef Middle East , Barakat, GAAST and MMI . Chefs, F&B Managers, food importers, local Authorities, local farms and groups tasted Ernest Soulard foie gras, Mons cheeses, Sturia caviar , Bridor bread , Evian , Valrhona chocolate, Bel Normande , Rougié lobsters, Parcs Saint Kerber oysters, Mumm Champagne, Cruzilles fruit pastes …   Besides, all the guests could taste French beef meat thanks to 3 French bovine meat producers attending the tradeshow, namely SVA Jean Rozé, Elivia and Deveille SAS.   According to Christelle Labernède, Head of the Agribusiness Department – Ubifrance UAE & Qatar: “Thanks to this VIP dinner, the French exhibitors at the Speciality Food Festival had also the opportunity to continue their discussions with local importers and chefs they met at the show, thanks to B2B meetings organized by our office. The U.A.E agrifood market is still growing and our food industry exports to the UAE are constantly rising year after year, and are now worth close to €215m (up 20% from 2010). The food service is crucial to French food exports. Since 2011, tourism in Dubai has been booming, with a hotel occupancy rate reaching new highs at 82% in 2011 against just 70% in 2010, and 2012 so far is looking even better.”   About UBIFRANCE www.ubifrance.com/ae : UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development, comes under the aegis of France’s Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France’s public-sector export support framework. With 80 offices in 60 countries, UBIFRANCE offers a comprehensive range of products and services to help French-based companies develop their export. We handle: knowledge-based products and services, from business information to consultancy & monitoring services; helping companies to develop their international strategy; promotional operations in order to foster their partnerships with foreign companies.     Press contact: Tarek SOLIMANE tarek.solimane@ubifrance.fr

France takes part at the Speciality Food Festival with 12 gourmet companies

Christelle Labernède - 08-nov.-2012 14:37:08
  Illustrating an expanded French attendance at the Speciality Food Festival 2012, the French Pavilion organised by UBIFRANCE will this year be hosting bovine meat producers as well as fine food companies. Being the only tradeshow in the Middle East for gourmet, cottage-industry and fine food products, the SFF is an opportunity for those companies to raise their profile among sector professionals. For the third Speciality Food Festival, the French Pavilion has grown to 12 French businesses, 25% more than in 2011.   As a result of the signing of a bovine meat sanitary certificate by the French Ministry of Agriculture and the MOEW (Ministry of Environment & Water) last March, the bovine meat market was able to open up to French producers. So for the first time since the embargo ended, three French bovine meat producers, represented by the GEF (Association for French Exports of meat, livestock and genetics founded November 9 th , 2011 by INTERBEV in order to enhance French bovine breeding and conquer new booming markets), are taking part in a tradeshow in the United Arab Emirates. Elivia, Deveille SAS and SVA Jean Rozé will be seizing the opportunity offered by the Speciality Food Festival to conquer Gulf markets and to introduce them to French bovine meat, which provides texture and taste in its own right.   According to Christelle Labernède, Head of the Agribusiness Department - Ubifrance UAE & Qatar:   “The Speciality Food Festival represents a genuine opportunity for all the French gourmet companies and particularly for the 3 French bovine meat producers attending the tradeshow, namely SVA Jean Rozé, Elivia and Deveille SAS. There are plenty of local importers wanting to import French meat: one company has already secured an importer through Ubifrance and its meat is already being delivered to the best Dubai restaurants. The food service is crucial to French food exports. Since 2011, tourism in Dubai has been booming, with a hotel occupancy rate reaching new highs at 82% in 2011 against just 70% in 2010, and 2012 so far is looking even better. Our food industry exports to the UAE are constantly rising year after year, and are now worth close to €215m (up 20% from 2010).”   As happened last year, the French Pavilion will provide a means to explore and to sample the sheer diversity of gourmet products from France, which enjoy an excellent reputation throughout the Middle East: foie gras, fine oils, chocolate, fruit pastes, pastry and biscuits, candied chestnuts and natural smoothies, beef meat….   All the French exhibitors are:   HUILERIE VIGEAN, French oil mill founded in 1930 in center France, www.huilerievigean.com   A L’AILE DE CANARD , Foie gras french producer. KREEK’S FRANCE ARACHIDES , Processor and supplier of premium snacks (salty or sweet), www.kreeks.fr LA COMPAGNIE DES DESSERTS , French artisan dessert specialist for the horeca sector with top-of-the-range frozen patisseries and ice-creams for over 25 years, www.compagniedesdesserts.com CRUZILLES , Candied fruits, fruit pastes and glazed chestnuts producer in France since 1880, www.cruzilles.fr FRERES LAUZEA , The first brand of fine chocolates and fruit pastes made in the Caribbean with a tropical taste, www.frereslauzea.com MAISON BOISSIER , Specializing in confectionery and Chocolate maker, www.maisonboissier.com NU SMOOTHIES , 100% Fruit Smoothies, all natural and without any added sugar and no preservatives and no additives, www.nusmoothiesuae.com SVA JEAN ROZE , producer and exporterof beef, veal and lamb – fresh or frozen, www.sva-jeanroze.com ELIVIA , one of the leaders of beef meat in France DEVEILLE SAS , slaughtering, cutting, beef. Brands: “Charolais Gourmand”, “Hilal”, www.deveille.fr GEF , French group to represent the interests of French beef meat, cattle and genetics exporters, www.interbev.fr     Moreover, in conjunction with the French pavilion held at the Speciality Food Festival, UBIFRANCE Dubai organized a VIP dinner “So French So Tasty” to promote France’s food-and-drink sector and gastronomy.     Press contact: French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE (UAE & Qatar) Al Habtoor Business Tower – 24 th Floor – Dubai Marina PO Box 3314 Dubai, United Arab Emirates   n Tarek SOLIMANE Head of the press office in the UAE tarek.solimane@ubifrance.fr Mobile: +971 50 708 24 69 www.ubifrance.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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