Ariane - 24-nov.-2015 23:48:40
  130 French companies will be taking part in Arab Health-Medlab, from January 25-28, 2016. With 1,440 m 2 in exhibition space across 2 halls, 1 entirely dedicated to laboratory equipment and diagnostics, and expanding every year, the international trade show for medical systems offers a prime venue from them to show off their know-how. Business France – the National Agency for the Internationalization of French Business which supports them, has reported record-high registration levels for this years event. The French medical equipment industry is powered by cutting-edge companies, 94% of which are SMEs, or even VSEs. French manufacturers are geared at diagnostic imaging tools, disposable systems, implants, prostheses and orthotics. Their innovative tools are used in two main growth markets: aging surgery and plastic surgery. They also enjoy wide recognition in the fields of technical assistance, minimally-invasive surgery and in-vitro diagnostics. On the international front, they are further borne by the French health systems positive image and leading authorities in medicine. This has brought about real cooperation between Frances manufacturers and medical-surgical teams, both in R&D and in actual use of the devices produced. Frances manufacturers are generally positioned on high-technology niche markets (IVD and implants). Highly dynamic, they also meet every ethical and regulatory requirement on safety and quality. As the not-to miss event in the Near and Middle East, Arab Health-Medlab attracts more and more manufacturers each year, from all over France, with a uniquely innovative offer; one-third of them are participating for the first time. Exhibiting in both halls, they will be unveiling their latest in products for orthopedics (surgical implants for bone surgery, prosthetics, digestive surgery), diagnostics (biopsy tools, reactants and laboratory equipment, blood analyzers), consumables and equipment for health-care establishments, air treatment (air decontamination and filtering), waste treatment, hospital supplies (medical equipment and furniture: beds, carts) and in-home care (home stay, patient transfer).   With the help of regional partners such as CENTRECO, Lille Eurasanté, Biomédical Alliance and, for the first time, the Aquitaine Region, all on-site at the France Pavilion each with some ten companies of its own, Frances latest in innovation will be center-stage at the 2016 Arab Health Show. Their technical expertise perfectly aligns with a local market that is highly-demanding and currently burgeoning in these fields.   For further information : Contact: Malika HACHEMI Project Manager Business France Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 35 70 Courriel :   Press: Miryem Oukas Mobile: +971 56 957 66 13

Finalists of “French Cosmetic Awards 2015” revealed

Ariane - 09-nov.-2015 00:58:17
    Business France celebrate s the French expertise in cosmetics at the 20 th Cosmoprof Asia Hong Kong   [12 Oct 2015, Hong Kong] On the occasion of the 20 th edition of the Cosmoprof Asia Hong Kong from November 11 to 13, 2015 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Business France - the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will organize the French Pavilion and present for the first time the “ French Cosmetic Awards 2015” to reward French brands that demonstrate an innovative and creative approach to the Chinese market. The Award is proud to be sponsored by Gold Sponsors: Bpifrance Financement , HSBC and , Silver Sponsor: Invest HK , Prize Sponsor: ARCHOS , with the media support from Cosmetic Observer Magazine of Pin Guan Media , the leading media in Chinese cosmetic industry .   v 10 Finalists hand-picked by Beauty Experts   The Award, as an unrivalled platform for the promotion of French leadership in cosmetics industry, recognizes French professional beauty & cosmetics brands by their significant contribution in personal care formulation and service, as well as product branding. 10 finalists are shortlisted to compete in three categories: “Best of the Best”, “The Most Innovative Product” and “The Most Branded Product” , including:   - ABELLIE ( ): develops 1 st highly concentrated care in organic royal jelly with anti-aging lifting effect. - ALPOL ( ): develops a new range of products to prolong cosmetic surgery results. - ARCANCIL PARIS ( ): develops a new eyelash extension kit to achieve spectacular volume and length on lashes in a much easier way than false lashes. - BLOOMEA ( ): develops an innovative skincare treatment device to treat stretch marks, skin depigmentation, acne marks, scars etc, with UL & UE certification. - GROUPE BATTEUR ( ): develops a unique synergy of 4 algae, working together to restore youth gene activity. - NOXI DOXI ( ): is the first brand fully dedicated to repair skin damaged by pollution and other urban aggressions, e.g. smoking and air conditioning. - REMEDIALS LABORATOIRE ( ): develops daily intimate care for all women with a cutting edge cosmetic expertise applied to gynecology. - TECH NATURE ( ): develops the memory mask with silicone sheet which can be tailored-molded to favor a better penetration of the ingredients in the care products. - THEOPHILE BERTHON ( ): develops sea actives concentrated products with instant absorption and non-greasy texture. - TOO FRUIT ( ): is the 1 st organic dermatological hygiene and care brand for kids, made in France. Nominations will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of French and Hong Kong experts in beauty industry, including:   - Ms. Queenie CHAN , Celebrity Beauty Blogger at Hong Kong - Mr. Jean-Pierre CHARRITON , Managing Director of L’Oréal - Ms. Eliane JOUSSEAUME , Managing Director of AnnJema France - Ms. Joven MAK , EX-Associate Publisher/Chief Editor of CosmoGIRL! (HK) - Mr. Neil ORVAY , CEO of Asia Spa and Wellness Ltd - Ms. Cécile OSSOLA , Director of Asia of Caudalie - Mr. William TSUI , Managing Director of Mekim Limited   The 3 winners of the Awards will be announced officially before the opening of Cosmoprof at the Cocktail Reception on 10 November 2015 , in the presence of Mr. Eric Berti , Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.     v Visit the French Pavilion and join the SOB Forum at Cosmoprof! Including the 3 Award winners, representatives of all 107 French exhibitors and representatives of Business France (booth no.: 1EF-2Ah) will be there to welcome you at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from November 11 to 13 in Halls 1E (Cosmetics & Toiletries, Natural Health), 3E (Beauty Salon) and 5G (Pack & OEM) as well as Hall 1E Concourse where the French Pavilion will be presenting a new space: "French Studio".   A Spot on Beauty Forum featuring the 3 winners of the French Cosmetic Awards will be held on November 12 (Thu) at 1pm – 1:45pm . Updated details and enrolment are on the fair website: .             Media Contacts: Mr. Louis CHEUNG Senior Trade Advisor, Communications & Press Business France – Hong Kong Office Tel. : +852 3752 9178 Ms. Phoebe GUO Trade Advisor, Communications & Press Business France – Hong Kong Office Tel. : +852 3752 9130     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 V.I.E 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.      

UBIFRANCE helps French IT startups plug into global opportunities

Mathilde Mortreuil - 09-déc.-2014 01:58:21
  IT sector is no longer a novelty market. Companies of all sizes and sectors must have a scope of digital services for their clients or risk losing business. Fayssal Majid, Ubifrance’s IT project manager, explains: ““Smartphone will be the new platform for all companies. They will need to have a mobile application as well as a site in order to attract customers and maintain a market share.” By 2020 the number of smartphone mobile subscriptions is expected to more than double to 6.1 billion. This is nearly the size of today’s global population of 6.7 billion.   Today’s France, ready for tomorrow’s world France offers a mobilized IT ecosystem that is leveraging the best of France to not only satisfy the domestic market but also capture global customers. In fact the domestic market, a kind of reflection of the society’s focus on technology, has been following other developed countries in internet penetration and mobile usage: 54% of the French population uses the internet on their mobile and 74% of smartphone users research products and services on their phone.   Therefore, it should come as no surprise that France will be sending the biggest national delegation to 2015’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The size of delegation can be attributed to the quality of French engineers and the well-organized research clusters, many at a regional level, which offer incubation for a variety of independent ideas. For example take Systematic, a cluster from the Paris region, which has helped develop 379 projects and attracted investment of 2 billion euros over its brief history.  In fact, Mr. Majid explains that there are even further layers of organization that benefit the start up culture in France: “There are all startups which are very proud of their French roots but are looking globally. An initiative in collaboration with UBIFRANCE, La French Tech, helps them achieve this goal.”   La French Tech is a great collective project for the growth and influence of the French Start-ups and digital ecosystem and has been behind such firms as the award winning Citizen Sciences. Citizen Sciences is a prime example of a French company that is not only matching but also advancing the technological frontier. Citizen Sciences is pioneering application of the field of “the internet of things” – the connectivity of everyday items for the purpose of improving usage and limiting human involvement – towards the human staple of clothing. At the moment they are working on products that will gather multiples of data, from heart rate to specific movements, for athletes as to improve their performance. The company was recognized as a winner of an Innovation Award at the 2014 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.   Ubifrance helps you reach your potential     Mr. Majid believes that the Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress in spring of 2015 is the perfect springboard for French businesses for global markets. IT has become much more of a global phenomenon and Mr. Majid believes that the direction of French companies should not only be towards showcases and markets in the US, but also emerging markets in Asia, South America and Africa: “Yes, French companies have always thought about the US, but in fact there is also much interest from places like the Middle East South East Asia and Africa, markets that are very large and growing.” Since the Mobile World Congress is a global event, this will provide the perfect introduction of French companies to prospective clients from all over the world.   Oledcomm is an example of a company that will be joining Mr. Majid in Barcelona. They are doing something truly special. Their products leverage your lighting network into something many of us find unthinkable: wireless communication and Internet services.   Famoco is yet another French company that will be at the MWC in Barcelona and they are working on a problem that we all thought would be solved by now – contactless payment. Such advancements require massive logistical coordination and Famoco is making this possible. Look to Famoco to improve your experience in stores all around the world.   UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development, has 80 offices overseas. Its role is to help French companies in marketing their products abroad, as well assist foreign companies in finding French suppliers or partners.   More information about… Oledcomm Famoco The French Tech Pavilion @ Mobile World Congress

French sports-events companies keep on winning

Mathilde Mortreuil - 04-août-2014 01:50:27
Interview : Viviane SILBERSTEIN, Project Head at Ubifrance   While the men’s French football team had its last kick in this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, many French companies continued their successful campaign at the world’s premier sporting event.  Rio de Janeiro was the host of the final of the World Cup and one could see signs of French business presence almost everywhere.     GL Events of France managed Rio Centro, an exposition park that was the site of FIFA’s organization committee and press centre. Nearby sits a 306-room hotel that was used by many of the FIFA delegates: it was built by French construction group Bouygues and designed by French-born architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. Each day, when officials arrived at the state-of-the-art Maracana stadium, the renewable energy powering the stadium was supplied thanks to a pilot project run by French energy group EDF and its partners.   French-based companies have a long history of winning contracts for the supply of products and services at major international sporting events. According to Viviane Silberstein, Project Head at UBIFRANCE, much of the winning know-how of French businesses is acquired in their domestic market: “When French companies go abroad, they have to adapt to other markets, but domestic experience already gives a reference and an image, like Roland Garros or the next European football championship, and this is very important for an organizing committee.”   France has proven experience in handling international sports events: the country has hosted various Winter Olympics (Chamonix, Grenoble and Albertville), the 1984 UEFA European Championship, the 1998 FIFA World Cup, and the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Every year, France organizes the Tour de France cycling event. Roland Garros is another key international sporting event organised in France, and the country will host the 2016 UEFA European Championship.       GL Event’s performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics helped the company to launch a successful bid for contracts during this summer’s Football World Cup in Brazil. GL Events was responsible for the design and installation of 25 indoor and 15 temporary outdoor sites across London — a contract that represented €21 million. However, even before this sizeable addition to its portfolio, GL Events had been managing a range of international events in Paris for years.   In 2014, the Winter Olympics — the most expensive in history, at a total cost of $51 billion — took place in Sochi, in the Russian Federation: 12 French companies won a total of €100 million in contracts.   A 2013 survey of the Rhône-Alpes region in South-Eastern France found that there are 300 locally based companies involved in the management of the winter-sports industry, bringing in approximately €1 billion in revenue per year. After all, France ranks third worldwide in winter-sports tourism, after Austria and the USA…   French companies, building on their track record, have been successful domestically and internationally in this field. Innovative companies, which offer new products and technologies, find opportunities to showcase their solutions and grow . Seat Advert is a very young company that is revolutionizing the sporting experience: its small screens, as installed in stadiums, allow viewers to peruse ads and access real-time information, including game statistics. Seat Advert’s innovative solution has already found new clients in Mexico, with plans to expand into South America. The company has recently been awarded a contract for this year’s World Equestrian Games in Normandy, in North-Western France.       ( ... ) Read more in the next article.

The first business awards organised by the NSW French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

FACCI NSW - 08-août-2012 01:26:57
This year, the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI) is launching its first inaugural Business Awards. It will recognise business performance, community engagement and cross-cultural integration in the following categories: Patron Members, Corporate Members and Small Business Members of the FACCI. FACCI Members are invited to vote online for their favourite organisation until the 30 of August 2012. The organisation with the most votes will be presented to a panel of judges made up of key actors in the French-Australian Business Community including Eric Berti (French Consul in Sydney), Bruno Tessier (Country Director, Ubifrance), Owen Coughlan (Partnership and sponsorship Manager at NSW Business Chamber),Bruno Gutton (Federal President of the FACCI), Pierre Maciejowski (FACCI NSW President). This panel will name the Patron, Corporate and Small Business Member of the Year will be held during our annual Gala Dinner on the 25th of October 2012 at the Sergeant’s Mess in Mosman. The Gala is the highlight of FACCI social calendar and traditionally brings together French Businesses to celebrate the dynamism and success of the Community. For more information, visit . About the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry FACCI is a non for profit organisation, created in 1899, that aims to develop and strengthen links in the French-Australian Business Communities. Contact Julia Lecomte / Victoire de Larquier Email: Tel: 9279 4140 Website:

VIE Cocktail Party

Celine Paillart - 18-avr.-2011 07:08:34
To celebrate the French International Internship Programme (VIE) UBIFRANCE and CCEF Australia sponsored a cocktail party in North Sydney. V.I.E enables French companies to send a young person between 18 and 28 years of age on a working assignment abroad for a flexible period of 6 to 24 months, which can be renewed once within a 2-year period. The cocktail was attended by close to 35 interns (VIEs), as well as UBIFRANCE, CCEF and the French Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI). The aim of the cocktail was to reinforce the partnership between VIEs and the French business committee as well as launch the VIE Grand Prix.
François COTIER, Country Director, Business France, Australia & New Zealand : Business France, the French Agency for international business development, lies at the heart of France’s public-sector export support framework. With 80 Trade Commissions in 60 countries, Business France offers a comprehensive range of products and services aimed at accompanying French-based companies in their development on export markets : The French Trade Commission - Business France in Australia, part of the French diplomatic mission in Australia, is dedicated to the promotion of the French companies and especially the SMEs on the Australian and New Zealand markets. We are organised in four departments : 1. Food, Beverages & Agriculture 2. Fashion, Homeware, Health and Beauty 3. Infrastructure, Transport, Industry, Energy, Environment 4. ICT, Innovation, Services Formed by a team of dedicated trade advisors, Business France Australia - New Zealand offers to the Frenc


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