SEARCH RESULTS

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: http://mwc.businessfrance.fr/ 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: www.businessfrance.fr Contact: Fayssal MAJID, Head of Tech operations - Digital Technologies Department E-mail: fayssal.majid@businessfrance.fr 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 : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr

Bpifrance and Societe Generale Partner with Business France to Bring French Expertise in Technology and Industry to GCC Smart Cities

Rejula ARUN - 09-avr.-2017 12:26:05
• Mission to align with growth of digital economy and smart cities in the UAE and KSA • 12 French industry experts to bring their skills and knowledge to help local business grow Bpifrance (French Public Investment Bank) and Societe Generale Middle East partner with Business France to bring companies to the Gulf Cooperation Council to help advance the region’s commitment to the digital economy and innovation in urban development. A select delegation of 12 enterprises from France will spend a week in Dubai and Riyadh meeting prospective partners in the public and private sector to better understand the local market and explore ways in which the local economies can benefit from the expertise and knowledge that has made them innovation leaders in their fields. The theme of this mission is “Smart City”, a concept that is critical in the development of urban centres in the GCC as they seek to deliver efficient and impactful city experiences for residents and visitors. The French corporations’ technologies and solutions are directly relevant to the industrial and infrastructure needs of the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which seek to achieve excellence in areas including transportation, infrastructure, and government services. Richad Soundardjee, Chief Executive Officer, Societe Generale Middle East, said: "Societe Generale Middle East is proud, alongside our partners at Bpifrance and Business France, to bring our deep knowledge of the GCC region to promote French technology and help French SMEs deploy their products and services in a region where opportunities abound. For governments in the GCC, Smart City is not a mere slogan; it is a clear policy priority, and we are keen to help French companies succeed in this promising geography for which we ourselves have an ambitious growth strategy and as we become more entrenched in the economic dynamics of the region.” Pedro Novo, Manager, Export Financing Department, Bpifrance, said: “This mission is typically within the scope of the activities of Bpifrance: identifying leading firms in their respective sectors and encouraging their expansion worldwide by providing a range of support including funding. Smart City is a concept that matters here in the region, and it is a great growth opportunity for French firms specialized in this field.” Marc Cagnard, Managing Director, Business France Middle East, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy said: both UAE and KSA have strong trade and investment ties with France and have been focusing intensely on becoming the digital economies. The technological solutions offered by the start-ups and companies participating in this trade mission stand out as symbols of France’s innovation prowess to perfectly fit with local ecosystems. The weeklong mission will commence on April 9, 2017 in Dubai, whose Smart Dubai initiative seeks to make the city the happiest on earth through technological innovation in six areas: Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Governance, Smart Environment, Smart People and Smart Mobility. The delegation will also spend time in Saudi Arabia, the Arab world’s largest economy, which is transforming towards becoming a digital economy and is investing heavily in four Economic Cities under the principles of smart city planning as part of its Vision 2030. Note to Editors: Bpifrance – subsidiary of « la Caisse des Dépôts et de l’État » – 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 offers are perfectly adapted to individual regional specificities and characteristics. Bpifrance spreads its activities in 42 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. More info on our website : www.bpifrance.fr – Follow us on Twitter : @bpifrance Societe Generale in the Middle East Societe Generale has been active in the Middle East since 1997. The Group’s approach favours long-term value creation, helping the region achieve its sustainable economic and social goals by deploying resources and providing a broad range of solutions and services. Serving clients from its hub in Dubai, complemented by an on-the-ground presence in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, it has the capacity, as a multi-specialist international corporate and investment bank, to align its global business lines with regional expertise to be a partner of choice. Societe Generale serves its clients across a wide spectrum of categories:  Corporates, Financial Institutions and Sovereign Entities: providing a global advisory approach (M&A, project finance advisory, capital structuring, and asset & liability management), as well as quality capital raising solutions across the debt and equity spectrum, optimised financing and expert risk management responses notably in the realm of foreign exchange and rates derivatives.  Institutional Investors: offering reliable and sound investment opportunities and risk management solutions through its integrated global markets platform delivering seamless access to markets (equity, rates, credit, currencies, commodities and derivatives), as well as advice and solid financial engineering, quality of execution – both Agency and principal-, forward-looking research across asset classes, an industry-leading clearing proposition and prime brokerage services. For more information, visit our website www.mea.societegenerale.com 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 / Twitter: @BF_MiddleEast   Social Media - Most common used hashtags #PME4Smartcity #InfoBF #FrenchAttractiveness #FranceInnovation #CreativeFrance #FrenchTech #CreativeIndustry 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

France records 21 Investment Decisions per week in 2016 The highest record since 10 years

Rejula ARUN - 28-mars-2017 09:04:21
• 380 companies from the Middle East operate in France United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2017 – Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy just released 2016 Annual Report of Foreign Investment in France, enlightening the results of foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy. In 2016, 1 117 investment decisions created or maintained 30 108 jobs (962 decisions and 33 682 jobs in 2015). With an average of 21 decisions made every week, 2016 saw a 16% increase which sets a record since 10 years. From the Middle East, eleven new investment projects were recorded creating or maintaining nearly a hundred jobs. France is counting 380 companies from the Middle East operating in France, where they employ more than 24,000 people. 34% percent of Middle East investments in 2016 came from the United Arab Emirates, while Lebanon and Qatar each accounted for 18%. More than half (55%) of these projects involved decision-making centers (first-time investments), while there were also investments in business services and consumer services. In 2016, investments by Middle Eastern companies were made in a variety of sectors, including Software and IT services, Hospitality, Transport and Agri-food. Marc CAGNARD, Middle East Director at Business France stated: “In 2016, 36% of Middle East investments in France were made in Ile de France, Paris region. On the eleven investment decisions we listed from the Middle East, the main investor remains the UAE followed by Lebanon and Qatar. These results do not include the significant financial flows invested by Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds which have been investing traditionally in France”. “Among Middle Eastern companies operating from France, 59 are listed in the Forbes 2000 annual ranking”, Cagnard Added. More generally, France remains a leading destination for investors, EU countries were top investors in France (60% of total investments), followed by North American (20%) and Asian countries (unchanged at 12%, with Japan in the lead). German companies were the leading investors in France for the first time (17% vs. 15% in 2015), with main investments in the field of industry.  American companies follow and amount to 25% of R&D activities.  Italian investments amount to 13% of investments and are focused on the industry.  Japan is leading investor among Asian countries. Germany and Italy remain the most active countries among foreign investors with respective increases of 35% and 68% in investment projects compared to 2015, and together amounting to one-third of foreign investment in 2016. France remains the preferred European export hub thanks to its key geographical location and excellent transport infrastructure.  The majority of foreign companies (80%) have expressed a distinct preference for France as an export platform (Source: Kantar Public). 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 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    Or Visit: www.businessfrance.fr Note to editors : 2016 Annual Report of Foreign Investment in France is available in English through this link: http://bit.ly/2oj7AXg Middle East report 2016 is also available : http://bit.ly/2o5QKM2 Presskit is available in English : http://bit.ly/2n6A7yQ     To download Invest in France App : On iPhone : https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/invest-in-france-by-business/id427222887?mt=8   On Android : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.afii.investfrance&hl=fr   To follow us on Social media : Account Most common used hashtags Twitter : @BF_MiddleEast #InfoBF #FrenchAttractiveness #FranceInnovation #CreativeFrance #FrenchTech For more info, feel free to contact me: Miryem Oukas Messidi Mobile: +971 (0)55 478 32 15 Mail : miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr  

Business France publishes improved operating results across the board

Rejula ARUN - 06-mars-2017 12:09:16
Paris, March 6, 2017 – Business France has continued to build upon its success for the second successive year following its creation in January 2015, according to improved operating results across the board published Thursday, as greater synergies between supporting French exporters and attracting foreign investment to France start to pay off.    The number of SMEs and mid-size companies benefiting from Business France’s export services increased from 9,755 in 2015 to 9,993 in 2016, including 5,682 through collective events (France Pavilions at international trade fairs, business meetings, etc.) and 3,429 receiving customized support.   462 collective events were organized abroad as part of the France Export Program, including 152 France Pavilions.    Criteria for providing customized support and follow-up to growth SMEs and mid-size companies, in partnership with France’s public investment bank Bpifrance, showed that 1,101 businesses had initiated their international action plan by the end of 2016, well ahead of an initial target of 1,000 by the end of 2017.   Business France’s strategy to make the VIE International Internship Program a leading bespoke solution in foreign countries for businesses and young professionals alike can be seen by the surge in interns taking part in the program, rising from 9,006 in 2015 to 9,572 by the end of 2016 in 134 countries.    One business in two receiving support from Business France in 2016 struck at least one trading agreement, while three in four businesses found new potential trading partners.   Moreover, 643 foreign investment decisions receiving support from Business France and its regional development partners were successfully completed during the year, up from 522 in 2015, while the total figures for foreign investment projects and jobs generated in France will be published in late March 2017.   No fewer than 1,553 foreign investment projects were identified and followed up in 2016, up from 1,333 in 2015, while Business France teams organized around a thousand site visits for foreign investors.   Business France currently operates in 73 different countries, having doubled its presence throughout the world to attract foreign investors, opening new branches in Kuwait and Ethiopia in 2016, along with two offices in Iran and Nigeria.   As France’s leading player in the international development of the French economy, Business France signed or renewed a number of public and private partnerships in 2016, which included agreements with France’s public investment bank Bpifrance, French Chambers of Commerce and Industry both within France and internationally, France’s foreign trade advisors (CCEFs), Expertise France, Atout France, the French Trademark and Patent Office (INPI), the French Trade Entrepreneurs Federation (OSCI), the French Employer Federation MEDEF International, the French Development Agency (AFD), Euler Hermes, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole.   Business France also looked to strengthen its regional partnerships in 2016 by signing a cooperation agreement in September with France’s regions, enabling them to work more closely with the agency’s various business lines and global network.   “These excellent results for 2016 are an endorsement of how Business France has been set up to operate. After an excellent start in 2015, we have now built upon our early success. For this, we can thank the unstinting commitment, expertise and capabilities of our 1,500 personnel, who hail from 65 different countries and together provide active support to help businesses succeed, whether this be in export markets or by investing in France. The coming year will see an even greater impact, as we work increasingly closely with public- and private-sector partners, especially in France’s regions,” said Muriel Pénicaud, CEO of Business France and Ambassador for International Investment.    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 contacts: Cynthia Odsi  cynthia.odsi@businessfrance.fr   +33 1 40 74 74 15 Clément Moulet  clement.moulet@businessfrance.fr   +33 1 40 73 35 31

What if we were to cast aside current preconceptions of France ?

Rejula ARUN - 17-avr.-2016 13:23:58
INDIA Taking care of business In India, the ‘Créative France’ campaign took off during French President François Hollande’s visit during the India-France Business Summit and the ensuing CEO Forum. The forum meets to discuss various business-related matters, such as immediate policy issues to encourage greater trade and investment, and acts as a way for business leaders to highlight their needs, interests and desired policy reforms for government consideration and action. It was here that ‘Créative France’ was formally launched in the country. UNITED STATES What happens in Vegas… “La French Tech” was a major success at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, with 190 French startups taking part. As French Minister for the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs Emmanuel Macron points out, France created 1,500 start ups in 2015 alone, and boasts five so-called ‘unicorns’, rare startups valued at more than US$1 billion. Thirty percent of companies exhibiting at the startup venue Eureka Park at the CES this year were French, making France the third leading representative in this section of the show. SWITZERLAND Creativity for industry The ‘Créative France’ campaign attended the World Economic Forum 2016 Annual Meeting last month in Davos. Centered around the theme “Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the WEF opened its doors to 2,500 participants, including entrepreneurs, heads of state and government, NGOs and academic representatives. Led by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, France turned the spotlight onto nine startups and entrepreneurs: Famoco, Oledcomm, Devialet, Linkfluence, Digitsol / Zhor Tech, 10 Vins, Holi, Djit and Plume Labs. For Créative France, Davos was a celebration of France’s vibrant creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Powered by Business France 2015, UBIFRANCE and INVEST IN FRANCE AGENCY join forces to create BUSINESS FRANCE Official website: http://creative.businessfrance.fr/  

International investments in France recorded 33,682 jobs created or maintained in 2015

Rejula ARUN - 24-mars-2016 13:37:19
United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2016 . The “2015 Annual Report: Foreign investment in France. The international development of the French economy” just released results of foreign investment decisions in France and their contribution to the French economy. In 2015, 962 investment decisions created or maintained 33,682 jobs with manufacturing operations and new headquarters to the fore, the best figure in the last five years. With an average of 19 decisions made every week, 2015 saw a 27% increase in jobs generated by foreign investment, up from 26,535 in 2014. Six new investment projects from GCC were recorded in 2015, creating or maintaining 632 jobs. Fifty percent of GCC investments in 2015 came from the United Arab Emirates, while Kuwait, Oman and Qatar each accounted for 17%.  Half of these projects involved decision-making centers (first-time investments), while the other half were in logistics, business services, and personal services. Salim SAIFI, Director of Investment at Business France regional office in Dubai said: “In 2015, investments by GCC companies were made in a variety of sectors, including hotels, telecoms, and logistic. Today, there are over 135 companies from GCC operating in France, where they employ more than 6,000 people”. “We do not include the significant financial flows invested by Gulf Sovereign Wealth Funds which have been investing traditionally in France” SAIFI added. Foreign companies invested primarily in production/manufacturing operations, which accounted for 30% of all foreign investments in France, generating 16,168 jobs (up from 11,601 in 2014), or 48% of all jobs created or maintained. Another key development was the increase in headquarters, as the number of new global or European headquarters rose sharply from 16 in 2014 to 27 in 2015. German firm Siemens decided in 2015 to make Toulouse (Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées region) the global headquarters for all operations relating to its ‘Val’ range of turnkey automated metro solutions, while Canadian horticulture and agriculture specialist Premier Tech decided to expand its European headquarters in the Pays de la Loire region, creating a new automated production line and global R&D center. The number of R&D, engineering and design projects (87) remained high, amounting to 9% of all foreign investment decisions in 2015. Foreign-owned subsidiaries in France were responsible for 28% of all business enterprise R&D expenditure nationwide, spending €8.6 billion. Foreign investments were received from 53 different countries in 2015, up from 47 in 2014: those from European countries remained predominant (60% of all foreign investment decisions), followed by North America (22%) and Asia (13%), in very similar proportions to 2014. The leading source countries were the United States (18%), responsible for one-quarter of all inward R&D investments, Germany (15%), accounting for 26% of all foreign production/manufacturing projects, Italy (9%), providing 31% of inward investment in logistics, the United Kingdom (8%), responsible for 22% of all foreign investment in retail outlets, and Japan (6%), the fourth leading source of foreign production/manufacturing investment. BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) represented 7% of inward investments in France (68 investment decisions), including 44 projects from China and Hong Kong. Project numbers were up for many source countries, including Canada (38 projects, +31%), the Netherlands (37 projects, +12%), and Ireland (15 projects, +114%). Foreign companies currently generate 32% of French exports. Figures from the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) show that more than one-quarter of foreign-owned company turnover in France was generated through exports in 2015, compared with 31% in the United States, 21% in Germany, 25% in the Netherlands, 15% in the United Kingdom, and 30% in Japan. Muriel Pénicaud, France’s Ambassador for International Investment and CEO of Business France said: “Foreign investment decisions generated 33,682 jobs in France in 2015, up 27% from 2014, amid fierce international competition to attract investment projects and the employment opportunities they entail. Working alongside its regional partners, Business France has redoubled its efforts to convince foreign investors that France should be a key business location for their projects in Europe, attracting 54% or 522 of the 962 investments recorded this year nationwide.” 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 contacts: Middle East: Miryem Oukas-Messidi: Miryem.oukasmessidi@businessfrance.fr +971 (0)55 478 3215 France: Cynthia Odsi  Cynthia.odsi@businessfrance.fr    +33 1 40 74 74 15  

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
About
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

READ MORE

Facebook
Press area & Media Gallery