French Pavilion back to ADIPEC and set to explore Oil & Gas opportunities in the region

Rejula ARUN - 29-oct.-2018 06:35:18
- 51 French companies to be represented at the key global event in Hall 9 at ADNEC from the 12th to the 15th of November 2018.  United Arab Emirates- 2018  – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will be hosting 51 leading companies from France at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) in November. Business France will be hosting the French Pavilion in partnership with RACE (special cluster for cutting-edge energy, oil and gas and renewable energy from France), Axelera (competitiveness cluster involved in chemicals, environment) and EVOLEN (French association of companies & professionals related to the Oil and Gas industry & energy). France recognizes that ADIPEC is one of the world’s largest, most important and influential oil and gas events that brings together industry stakeholders and experts to share knowledge and exchange of ideas. In recognition of the global significance of this event, France is once again committing its support by gathering renowned French companies on a national pavilion in addition to new comers.   “ADIPEC is the ideal springboard to introduce French Oil and Gas companies to the region and we are proudly supporting the exhibition by bringing a large number of industry experts and innovators to showcase their products, services and know-know. France’s oil industry posts over 90% of its turnover abroad, making it the world’s second-leading exporter, tied with Norway and the United Kingdom. Bolstered by ambitious research and development programs, the high technological expertise and innovation capacity of French companies account for the nation’s stellar performance”, commented Marc Cagnard, Managing Director of Business France in the Middle East. With an estimated total value over USD $660 billion for the 2015-2025 period; France will be providing solutions and services that meet operators’ needs including the optimization of tanks, development of reserves, precision tools for wells and surface units, facility surveillance equipment and systems, environmental protection and more. The French experts in the Oil and Gas industry will be at the exhibition and are looking forward to meet with the potential partners and customers to further foster partnerships and create continued opportunities for growth. During the show AUGIER Energy the worldwide leader in Energy Distribution & Transmission  for medium voltage solutions for long distances up to 50 kilometres, will be hosting a stand. AUGIER Energy, locally represented by  FALCOR Enginneering will be revealing the company’s latest advancements in design of cost saving systems dedicated to power supply remote receptors in Oil & Gas sites.. Their international clients will also have a chance to discover the latest in economic and efficient solutions for all electrical power supply projects. “We are very excited to return to ADIPEC 2018 which is the most important international exhibition in Oil & Gas segment. Our team of experts are eager to meet with regional colleagues and visitors to extend collaboration opportunities. In the recent years, we’ve grown and strengthened our products and services to maintain our market leadership and to provide our clients unrivaled solutions – which we will reveal at our stand,” said Djewed HARIZ, Head of International Sales, AUGIER Key products and innovations AUGIER Energy will be showcasing include the installation of an intermediate voltage transmission network with 950 V - 3200 V - 5500 V- 6600V, which reduces the cable cross-sections, costs, facilitates installation and allows multiple receivers to be powered for distances up to 50km. Additionaly, powering pumps, sensors, lighting, signaling, video surveillance systems, radars over long distances and other solutions will be on display reinforcing AUGIER Energy’s expertise in the industry. Renowned for their reliability and creating some of the most economical and secure products in the world of electrical supply, AUGIER Energy will also talk about their prestigious UAE projects including transformers installation for TAKREER Refinery which has been lead over 35 years, Outdoor lighting for 74km Ruwaiss Highway and the secure fencing of the Fujairah Military Airport. Note to Editors: ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast  #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : Exhibitors at Business France pavilion: · 2B1ST CONSULTING: consulting, data processing and services in the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. • 3X ENGINEERING: pressurized repair systems for water, oil and gas pipelines. • AMACH CONSULTING: professionals at the service of companies for their hydraulic equipment and machine-tools. • AMETHYSTE: decision-making assistance software for controlling risks in industrial environments. • APIX ANALYTICS: new generation of gas analyzers. • AQSEPTENCE: separation, water and environmental technologies. • AUGIER: power transport and distribution. • BARRIQUAND: heat exchangers and industrial sterilizers. • BIO-EX : latest generation of ecological foam concentrates for use in firefighting. • BUREAU VERITAS MARINE OFFSHORE: classification of ships and offshore units. • CENTREXPERT : company dedicated to converting machines and equipment, allowing them to be used in ATEX zones. • CHAMPALLE ALCEN: products and services for the O&G, nuclear power and energy storage industries. • CHROMATOTEC- AIRMOTEC: gas analyzers. • COLAS ENVIRONNEMENT : Rehabilitation of polluted sites and soils. • CRYOSTAR SAS: cryogenic equipment for industrial and natural gas. • CURISTEC : well integrity and reservoir management solutions. • DG SKID : Automation, Control, Monitoring and related fields. • DORIS ENGINEERING: offshore engineering. • DRILLSCAN: software that models the mechanical and directional behavior of drill bits. • DRILLSTAR: oil-drilling equipment. • EFINOR : metal working : engineering, manufacturing and maintenance. • F2A : design and manufacturing of aeraulic & acoustic solutions dedicated to HVAC professionals. • FEBUS OPTICS: fiber optic cable installed along pipelines to measure temperature and distortions. • FILTRATION SA : industrial filtration. • LAFARGE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: transport infrastructure equipment and materials. • MARECHAL ELECTRIC: industrial power connections. • MECANIC SUD INDUSTRIE: specific integration and machine-tooling in cutting-edge industries. • METROLOG : design and manufacturing of flow, pressure and temperature downhole memory gauges for the oil and gas industry. • NEXSON GROUP: welded heat exchangers, pressure gauges and filtration systems. • OCEA: tank bottoms. • ONIS: shutters for the oil industry. • OPENFIELD: well bottom instrumentation equipment. • POLE AVENIA: French competitiveness cluster in the area of geosciences and underground energy sources. • PONTICELLI: construction and maintenance of industrial pipes. • PORCHER : technical materials allowing cutting-edge companies in the fields of aerospace and defense, automotive, construction, energy and sport. • PROTEM: portable or transportable milling and welding machines. • SERCEL: design and manufacturing of seismic equipment and well instruments. • SKF MAGNETIC MECHATRONICS: magnetic bearings, high-speed motors and electronic controllers. • SRI (SUD ROBINETTERIE INDUSTRIE): manual and motorized valves. • TECHNOGENIA: tungsten carbide anti-wear products. • TELEPHONES LE LAS: telecommunications in critical environments.  

ITC & SOFRECOM Signs a Partnership Agreement

Rejula ARUN - 05-mars-2018 06:32:32
Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading Information and Communications Technology Company in Saudi Arabia and Sofrecom, an Orange Group subsidiary, signed an agreement to lead the Outside Plant (OSP) implementation and management in all regions of Saudi Arabia for the next 3.5 years and to provide planning, design and supervision expertise and knowledge transfer to ITC employees. Signing this agreement comes as a step toward ITC’s commitment to the agreed plan with Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) for rolling-out high-speed fiber optic broadband internet in Saudi Arabia. ITC is initiating site supervision for the development of the OSP infrastructure project that is in-line with the Saudi Vision 2030. Indeed, the National Transformation Plan 2020 aspires to spread the FTTH in 90% of the dense and urban areas by the year 2020. For that, ITC has announced a major expansion plan for its FTTH broadband network in various cities. The company is interested to acquire the services for site supervisions and project management for OSP implementation. Leveraging its deep expertise in broadband internet technology, Sofrecom, part of the Orange Group, will partner to help ITC in the Planning & Design of the new FTTx network as well to supervise the implementation supervision covering 640,000 Households. This Project will enable ITC to provide triple play services such as voice, high speed Internet and multimedia over IP, including high definition TV, video on demand and home entertainment via a Fiber to the User (FTTU) architecture. Ghassan Itani, ITC CEO, said: “This will help us empower the digital Saudi generation under Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Plan 2020. ITC will continue its journey to develop the infrastructure in Fiber Broadband to urban and dense area across the kingdom.” “We aim to offer the best of our expertise to build a more connected world.” notes G Boudin, Group Sofrecom’s CEO. “Very High Broadband is key to support new digital services. This new agreement between ITC and Sofrecom demonstrates once again our reference position on VHB, and fulfills our aspiration to support the Digital Transformation of our customers.” About ITC Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) is a leading Saudi based telecom provider and one of today’s fastest-growing telecom companies offering next-generation solutions for broadband, connectivity, cloud computing, managed services, satellite services and internet services for businesses, wholesale and consumers segments. ITC works with a number of IT specialized partners to provide communication solutions which rank it at the forefront of the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICT) providers in Saudi Arabia that enhances its capability to provide the best services in the Kingdom. For more information about ITC products and services, please visit ITC website at, also you may follow us on twitter @itcsaudiarabia and LinkedIn:  About Sofrecom Sofrecom, an Orange Group subsidiary, serves telecoms operators worldwide, drawing on its unrivaled expertise in prospective studies, business consulting, networks and IT. Sofrecom contributes to the development and to the transformation projects of its clients: operators, governments and regulators. This is done by bringing them operational solutions and the experience of the Orange Group. Thanks to the unique know-how of our 1750 consultants and experts, its customers benefit from a fine knowledge of the actual market and telecommunications stakes. Sofrecom has developed over almost 50 years its unique ingenuity   in the operator businesses. As a result, it is now a world leader in information and communication technologies (ICT) as well as business consulting for the telecoms industry. Its experience of mature and emerging markets combined with its deep understanding of the structuring changes which affects the telecoms market, make it a valued partner for operators, governments and international investors. For more information on internet or on your mobile:, follow us on twitter: @sofrecom, on LinkedIn:    

In 2018, the French Tech pavilion powered by Business France will be present in force at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Rejula ARUN - 26-févr.-2018 08:49:52
United Arab Emirates- February 26, 2018 :  For the 12th consecutive year, from 26 February to 1st March 2018, Business France, the agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy, will be organizing the French Tech pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the unmissable global mobile, services and content event. Over 100 innovative SMEs and start-ups will be exhibiting at this French Tech pavilion. The French Tech pavilion will enable a number of partner regions such as Brittany, Ile-de-France, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’azur as well as the Ile-de-France competitiveness clusters “Systematic Paris Region” and provençal “Secure Communications Solutions” clusters to exhibit there. The French Tech pavilion will be the largest national pavilion at the show, with an exhibition space of more than 615 sq m. It will be spread over 4 islands in Hall 5 (5B21 / 5B41 / 5B61 / 5B71) and 2 islands in Hall 8.1 (8.1D41 / 8.1E49) “APP PLANET”. The companies hosted at the French Tech pavilion belong to a range of Telecomms sectors - mobile applications, infrastructures, mobile advertising and mobile marketing, mobile games and accessories, engineering services and financial services. The companies supported by Business France will, moreover, have the opportunity to meet operators and players from the following countries:- Germany, Saudi Arabia, Benelux, Brazil, China, South Korea, Côte d’Ivoire, United Arab Emirates, Spain, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, United Kingdom, Russia, Singapore, Tunisia and Vietnam. These BtoB events between French exhibitor companies and major foreign groups such as ZTE, Huawei, Bharti Airtel, Samsung, Telefonica or Etisalat are made possible thanks to the involvement of the Tech experts based in the above-mentioned offices of Business France. A celebrity from the digital world will visit the Mobile World Congress in order, in particular, to support the excellence of French innovation at the French Tech pavilion. A wide range of innovations will be presented at the show, including:- ART-FI - an innovative French company that designs and markets SAR measurement solutions (Specific Absorption Rate). ART-MAN, its flagship product, is used to test wireless electronic devices with antennae in just a few seconds and to determine the level of exposure of users to electromagnetic waves. ART-Fi also makes its expertise in the area of electromagnetism, metrology and certification available to its customers in order to help them reduce their development and production costs whilst at the same time remaining at the forefront of technological and regulatory advances. Manufacturers of mobile phones and radiating equipment, telecommunications agencies and operators, plus test laboratories, make up ART-Fi’s customer base. PLUSSH, offers B2B solutions for live stream video broadcasting from a smartphone and WiFi or 3G/4G network. French market leader, with major customers such as the Société Générale, Crédit Agricole, La Poste, Carrefour or Orange, Plussh develops customized live HD video applications for companies. Internal communications, commercial coordination, assisted maintenance, broadcast, whatever your requirements, Plussh has the appropriate, secure and private solution, to improve information transmission, involve teams, bring employees together and facilitate digital transformation. Winner of the Business France Awards @MWC 2016 for the most promising start-up of the year, Plussh was also awarded the first French IOT prize of the La Poste group, the Video Online Paris 2016 trophy and, after having raised funds of over 1 million euros in May 2017, Plussh is continuing to invest in the French national market and intends to grow significantly in the Middle East in 2018. LEDGER Founded in 2014, Ledger is a leader in security and infrastructure solutions for cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications. Headquartered in Paris, and San Francisco, Ledger has a team of 82 professionals developing a variety of products and services to safeguard cryptocurrency assets for individuals and companies – including the Ledger hardware wallets line already sold in 165 countries. The company has raised 75 M $ in January 2018. REACH FIVE offers a Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) solution that allows companies to enrich, unify and manage customer identities. Via state of the art authentication, ReachFive guarantees the accuracy of any information collected and the reliability of the identities whilst at the same time centralizing user approval. The solution offers companies the profile analysis tools needed for omnichannel and cross-device customer knowledge in order to activate the potential of data in implementing customized marketing strategies. Major brands such as Boulanger, Etam, Allianz, West-France, Intersport, SFR, Engie have placed their trust in ReachFive... In 2017, ReachFive raised 2 million euros from major industrial groups and investment funds and won the "Start-up of the Year" Award from the Institut du Commerce Connecté (ICC) BIGGERPAN is developing the leading mobile predictive artificial intelligence engine, that anticipates the needs of smartphone users so that they don’t need to search. Whatever the current application on your mobile, the predictive engine offers you direct access to the most relevant actions and contents for you at each moment of the day. For example, if you read an article about a film, Biggerpan’s AI instantly offers you the possibility of watching the trailer, reading a review, or buying a ticket at the nearest cinema. After the launch of its Ulli smart web browser, which includes this technology and which was nominated as Mobile Application of the Year 2016 by Product Hunt, the company has launched pilots with mobile phone manufacturers in order to integrate its predictive engine into the next generations of smartphones . The complete list of French exhibitors at the French Tech pavilion is available from the following website: About Business France Business France is the French agency responsible for supporting the international development of the French economy. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes the economic image and attractiveness of France, its companies and regions. It runs and develops the V.I.E. international internship program. Created on 1 January 2015, Business France came about following a merger between UBIFRANCE and AFII (the French agency for international investments. Business France has 1,500 employees in France and 70 other countries. It works with a network of public and private partners. For more information, please visit: Contact: Fayssal MAJID, Head of Tech operations - Digital Technologies Department E-mail: Social Media: Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast  #InfoBF #FrenchPavilion #CreativeFrance   For more info, feel free to contact Business France: Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of Communications – Middle East Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail :

CrossinG®, MediaCentric® and Media Speech® software by BERTIN IT Introduced at Gitex 2016 in Dubai from16th to 20th

OUARI YASMINA - 05-sept.-2016 12:21:20
United Arab Emirates – September 2016 - BERTIN IT has developed MediaCentric® and MediaSpeech® software for protecting people as well as Enterprises and State interests.  Those softwares will be introduced at the Gitex in Dubai on October 16-20 at the French Tech Pavilion. The dynamism currently being witnessed in the Middle East has encouraged the company to lead a growth strategy with players in the area. All-in-one solution for cyber intelligence and multi-channel vigilance, MediaCentric® covers a whole process including the automatic 24/7 gathering and the in-depth analysis of volumes of multimedia multilingual opensource contents, and advanced analytics and dataviz tools. The advanced detection of sensitive information and of danger or threatening signs of any kind is a major issue for protecting people as well as Enterprises and State interests. MediaCentric® detects from the very first signs an attack is being prepared against your Information System and detects leaks of sensitive information through the Web. By monitoring multi-source data (web, deepweb, Social Media, Chatrooms, ...) those who are responsible for monitoring specific situations are also able to get a better grasp of the situation when handling a crisis or of monitoring criminal activities (identification of troublemakers, detection of illegal activities …)..  MediaSpeech® is a multilingual speech-to-text solution. It transforms speech sources into simple text. It is used namely by media-monitoring companies, online press groups, contact centers and institutions in France, UK, Spain, USA, Gulf and Asia countries. It is a speech-to-text solution that allows to index, search and analyse audio and video sources as well as telecommunications. Bertin IT also provides solutions that enable real-time detection of keywords or phrases in the audio stream. CrossinG® makes it possible to manage data flows and to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of exchanges between two information systems. High-level network partitioning and advanced processing of incoming and outgoing data flows prevents the risk of an attack spreading from one network to another and also provides protection against harmful content injection and data leaks. “Our cutting-edge solutions represent a technological breakthrough with unequaled performance for cyber intelligence as well as speech analytics” explains Béatrice BACCONNET, Chief executive officer of Bertin IT. “These solutions offer new possibilities of reporting to sensitive information systems and critical infrastructures. “ About BERTIN IT Software publisher and integrator, Bertin IT provides a range of products & services covering the defense-in-depth of sensitive information systems and critical infrastructures, and the advanced processing of data for OSINT, Cyber Intelligence, Strategic Intelligence as well as Speech Analytics. For further information:   Contact:  BERTIN IT : Anne LETELLIER, Marketing and Communication Manager  Press contacts : Miryem Oukas Messidi Head of communications  Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15  Mail :  


YASMINA OUARI - 29-août-2016 13:31:09
United Arab Emirates –August 2016: The French Tech pavilion, a Business France initiative, will be hosting 22 French exhibitors and start-ups that specialize in digital technology at this year’s GITEX in DWTC’s Hall 4 and the new Zabeel Hall from 16 – 20 October. With the help of Business France, the exhibitors will be amongst an estimated 500 start-ups attending this year for the opportunity to meet over 200 VC’s and potential investors in the region. The start-ups will also be competing for the chance to win US$1 million at the GITEX Startup competition.  The exhibiting firms operate in an array of sectors including network and software solutions, M2M and mobile applications, IT security, and telecommunications. This year, four French start-ups - Bell & Wyson, Famoco, Plussh and Think & GO NFC - will be presenting their breakthrough inventions. The French Tech pavilion will also be home to Reunion Island’s Regional Investment and Innovation Development Agency, NEXA, which will bring five innovative companies to the fair to promote the capabilities from within the French overseas territories. “We wanted to offer French exhibitors a tailored program that supports them throughout their development in the Gulf region,” says Fayssal Majid, the project manager of the French Tech pavilion for Business France. “We will have a reception area set up at each of the two pavilions to direct visitors towards the French exhibitors. By taking part in GITEX, they can take advantage of our knowledge, meet new customers, and develop strong ties with local decision makers.” Visitors who would like to meet the French companies exhibiting at the French Tech pavilion are advised to head to Hall 4. The Start-up Zone will be set up at the new Zabeel Hall. Catalogues for participating firms will be available upon request. The French Digital Technology Market: International recognition of France’s vibrant digital industry is reflected by the stellar growth of many French startups and reinforced by a variety of initiatives and €1billion in venture capital funds. In 2015, the resurgence of the French software and IT services industry continued, with growth rates of 2.2%. This growth was boosted by the vibrancy of the SMACS (social, mobility, analytics, Cloud and security) projects, which increased by 16.9% to €5.6 billion. A growth of 2.6% was forecasted for 2016. According to IDC and Syntec Numérique, the French software publishing, IT services, and technology consulting market was worth €50.5 billion in 2015, with a 2.2% year-on-year increase.   ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE: Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Business France has recently launched its first international campaign called: “CREATIVE FRANCE”, in order to promote France’s economic attractiveness, strengthen perceptions towards France image and create positive conditions for French economic development.   

« France is the second largest exporter of equipment and services for the oil and gas sector…

Rejula ARUN - 26-janv.-2016 13:09:04
« France doesn’t have significant O&G resources», says Agnès Hagyak,  Project Manager for Oil & Gas in the Paris head office of French export-support agency Business France, interviewed by Business France Radio.  Despite this lack of resources, French companies have managed to do well in the industry, on both upstream (exploration, production) and downstream (refining) levels. France is even the second largest exporter in the world.  The French industry can rely on major companies like Total, NG (natural gas) or Technip but also on many small and middle size companies (more than 500) covering many important services within this industry, like water treatment, telecommunications, software and security equipment.  These companies’ goals are now to find more oil and gas clients around the world, find the right areas with interesting potential, and offer technologies adapted to new environmental and producing requirements. And among these targets are the countries of the Gulf. « In this part of the world, we have both upstream and downstream sectors, explains Agnès Hagyak. There are many things to do there.»   As a matter of a fact, ADIPEC, the International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference held in Abu Dhabi in November is « a very good opportunity to find potential partners and direct clients, according to Agnès Hagyak. This show is also a way for the French to promote their services directly to customers. They must play their card well abroad. »  ADIPEC, official website:  Companies exhibiting at ADIPEC:  Companies in the oil and gas industryare on    


Yousra Lahbabi - 21-mai-2015 14:23:15
Saudi Arabia; May 2015 -  A high-level French trade delegation comprising of over 33 prominent companies, met with leading Saudi Groups to discuss potential partnerships and business opportunities in fast growing sectors: electricity, telecommunications and poultry. The 3 Delegations of French business men, led by the “Chargé d’Affaires” of the Embassy of France, Mr. Eric Giraud-Telme have been able to meet with all important decision makers during this business trip, organized by BUSINESS FRANCE , the French Trade Commission in Riyadh, in cooperation with SEC, AL FANAR, STC, ZAIN, Ministry of Agriculture, ADF and many other partners. The bilateral trade between France and Saudi Arabia has gone up significantly through the past few years but are still far below the excellent political relations built up between the two governments. Total bilateral trade reached more than 10 billion euro in 2014, Saudi imports from France amounting to 2.9 billion euro while Saudi exports to France accounted for more than 7 billion euro.  Over 70 French companies have been active in the Saudi market with an investment estimated at 15 billion USD. France was the 2nd biggest exporter of Poultry products to Saudi Arabia in 2013, with more than 150 000 tons sold to the Kingdom’s market. Between 2009 and 2013, our exports of poultry products to Saudi Arabia have increased of 64%, showing the excellent performance of French breeders and exporters and the steady growth of KSA consumption as well. Our market shares have progressed of 3 points during the same years, representing nowadays almost 20% of total imports. The Saudi poultry sector is currently undertaking major expansions, following the objective of the Saudi Government to reach auto-sufficiency. French companies understand very well the new evolutions and came to work closely with local breeders and producers to share their know-how and support them in reaching the new objectives targeted by the Saudi authorities.   Telecommunications equipment exports from France was estimated at 69 Million Euros at the end of 2014, growing 5,3% compared to the previous year (2013), and representing 2,3% instead of 1,9% in 2013, of total French exports towards Saudi Arabia. The increase of the share of French Telecoms equipment exports to KSA shows the strong and steady growth of this sector in this country. Saudi Arabia counts for 50% of the population below 24 years old, more than 14.3 million internet users with 53% Internet penetration rate and estimated 88% smartphone penetration rate in 2015. Saudi telecom operators such as STC, Mobily and ZAIN, are considered as strategic partners for the French services and equipment suppliers.   France was exporting electrical equipment for a value estimated to 493 million USD in 2014, against 433 million USD in 2010, representing an increase of our bilateral trade in this sector, of 14% during the past 4 years. Those numbers are far below the total imports of Saudi Arabia for electrical equipment that have progressed of 72,6% during the same period of time, representing a total of more than 17,7 billion USD at the end of 2013. SEC estimates that electricity consumption should reach 100 GW by 2040. French suppliers want to grab further market shares through the future developments of new power plants and transmission networks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. France is actively involved in the Kingdom’s diversification, job creation and training for the direct benefit of Saudi youth and with the support of French groups and SME’s settled locally or willing to work within KSA in the near future. Schneider Electric, leading electrical equipment manufacturer, heading the 3 visiting delegations, together with Bank Saudi Fransi and Naos International Human Resources Cabinet have shown the way to the new companies, during the past 3 days. With the last official visit of Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France, in Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the GCC summit organized in Riyadh beginning of May, the bilateral relations between the two countries has reached a new stage, through the existing strategic partnership that will allow significant reinforcement of trade and industrial ventures, and will facilitate major projects to be developed jointly in the forthcoming years. The visit of those 3 important delegations in Saudi Arabia is a another achievement demonstrating the fruitful and trustful relationship existing between France and Saudi Arabia, taking place before the organization of the Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum to be held in Riyadh on October 12 th and 13 th with the support of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
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