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FRENCH ART OF FURNISHING: 6 companies to keep an eye on at M&O Americas

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 20-avr.-2016 20:31:35

For the very first time, the GEM –the export department of the French furniture industry association– is bringing together six major French furniture players at Maison & Objet Americas. A first step in the US for the GEM, this rendez-vous with French furniture will be followed by many more! The FRENCH ART OF FURNISHING Pavilion will be located booths #1312-1417.  Among the exhibitors: Gautier and its extensive range of stylish and contemporary furniture, but also Maison Montaigne Paris, who represents more than 16 European brands in their Miami showroom. Visitors will also be introduced to Fermob, Sifas and Vlaemynck. Renowned internationally for their premium and luxury outdoors furniture, their designs are created with grace and manufactured to last. Last but not least, Objet de Curiosité will showcase their many wonders, from decorative shells to steampunk lights and from exotic butterflies to mysterious stones. Already successful in France, and for some of them in the US, where their craftsmanship is recognized in niche or mainstream markets, our exhibitors are excited to present their latest designs during the show. For more information about the Pavilion or our exhibitors, please read  our online catalogue. Follow us on facebook, Pinterest and Instagram @Business France North America or on twitter @BF_decor  

7th French Pavilion at Suppliers’ Day

Pauline Marie - 07-avr.-2016 00:13:48

  We look forward to greeting you for the launch of the 7th edition of the French Pavilion on Suppliers’ Day. French cosmetics ingredients manufacturers and testing companies will present their latest innovations at the show, on May 10th and 11th in Edison, NJ. BUSINESS FRANCE is proud to introduce this year’s Pavilion’s 10 exhibitors: •ALDIVIA, •AGRIMER, •BIOALTERNATIVES, •CIMAPREM, •DERMSCAN, •EOTECH, •INTERPOLYMER, •MINASOLVE, •PACIFIQUE SUD COSMETIQUE, •TOTAL FLUIDES. For more info about the Pavilion and the companies, please visit our dedicated website . To get the most up to date information, follow us on Twitter @BF_beautycare and on our Facebook!    

17 French Eyewear Companies to Keep an Eye on at Vision Expo East

Elodie Fayn - 06-avr.-2016 23:58:52

  Business France is pleased to introduce the fourth International Vision Expo East French Pavilion in New York, in partnership with Lunettes de France, a national umbrella of eyewear trade associations from Paris, Oyonnax and Jura.   The event will take place April 15 th to 17 th 2016 at the Vision Expo East Show. The French Pavilion will showcase 17 of the finest French companies in the eyewear industry offering contemporary and timeless spectacles as well as unique accessories staging the latest trends and designs of the French expertise.   We would like to invite eyewear wholesale retailers, agents and press to visit the French Pavilion booths #6234-6245 & #6135-6141. For more information on the exhibiting French brands and location, please access the catalogue here .   To learn more about the 2016 International Vision Expo, go to and for additional information please contact Elodie Fayn . Follow us on Twitter @BF_FashionStyle   and on Pinterest to get the latest news about the event.  

MedStartUp Delegation 2015 Spotlight: C..TEXDEV

C..TEXDEV - 29-sept.-2015 23:14:11

C..TEXDEV, Communication Solutions for People with Language Disorders Founded in 2012 by Frederic GUIBET in Normandy, C..TEXDEV is a French start-up, specializing in the design and development of communication applications. Frederic, the father of a little girl with autism, quickly realized that a tablet for his daughter was like a wheelchair for a person affected by a motor impairment. For this reason, he launched an innovative communication solutions for people with language disorders. Today, nearly 8% of the population of all ages is affected by this kind of disorder, which causes disability in the field of communication, social interaction, which all leads to lack of independence. Today, C..TEXDEV offers five applications for the well-being of people with language disorders: CommunicoTool Essential : Encourages the expression of children with an easy and innovative exchange too. CommunicoTool Children : Improves the lives of children through an application composed of a communication interface and schedule. CommunicoTool Adults : Guides adults in their quest of expression through a communication application. CommunicoTool Pro : Supports health professionals during their sessions with patients thanks to a working tool which promotes exchange and learning. Doloris : Helps professionals and individuals locate and assess the degree of pain. To learn more about CommunicoTool, please click on the link below. Follow C..TEXDEV on twitter @CommunicoTool and on  


Inès NICOLAS - 04-juin-2015 23:14:28

Business France is set to arrive at the world’s largest BIO event in Philadelphia this year and will once again showcase the French know-how in the sector of biotechnology , continuing to assert its position among the group of major industry players worldwide. Nearly 75 companies and 35 partners (non- profit organizations ,research institutes, universities and clusters ..) will be on the national pavilion. This important mobilization demonstrates how the issue of this industry remains important in France. The sector is posting impressive results in recent years particularly the debut of Celletcis and DBV Technologies in the NASDAQ stock exchange. Additionally, the massive growth of the following companies have attracted substantial amount of foreign investors, such as the case of Adocia, 32M € (January 2015) of Erytech Pharma € 30M (November 2014), GENFIT: € 50M (June 2014) and € 21 million (December 2014) and Hybrigenics: € 4.6M (November 2014). These figures confirm that French companies are positioning themselves competitively in the global market. In 2014, 706 million € was raised by French companies in this sector, representing a growth of + 28% compared to 2013. The competitive clusters and some regional clusters will once again be the core of this event by bringing their companies, all under the umbrella of the French Pavilion and Business France (of which WSGR – Wilson Sonsino Goodrich & Rosati – and SERVIER Laboratories are the sponsors of the French pavilion). Created in 2005, the clusters are responsible for collecting and supporting the main players in their region to enable their businesses expand globally and foster research partnerships and technology development. Seven clusters, all present on BIO 2015 revolve around specific areas and have established relationships with many foreign scientific partners in recent years: BIOVALLEY Alsace - Strasbourg: French ATLANTIC biotherapy - Nantes & Angers Biohealth CANCER - Toulouse & Limoges: EUROBIOMED - Nice & Marseille & Montpellier in South of France: LYONBIOPÔLE - Lyon and Grenoble in Rhône-Alpes: MEDICEN REGION PARIS - Paris: HEALTHCARE NUTRITION Lightfastness CLUSTER - Lille: France also has regional clusters such as Biopôle Limagne Clermont in the Auvergne region, or Capbiotek in Brittany, specializes in marine biotechnology and focuses a large number of biotech companies. Regarding the current 446 biotechnology companies in France, there’s a total turnover of 278 million euros in 2013, an increase from the 251 million euros from the year prior. In 2013, 55 new companies  (+12% from 2012) were created. For 2 years, France has placed innovation at the heart of its economic and industrial policy in the framework of the plan "Better to heal." Implementation of the new government in 2013, it aims to support the creation of innovative companies and research through an enabling environment and policy support strong: - Strong University research  policies and the principle of future investments - A structured ecosystem (competitiveness cluster, IHU (University Institute Hospitalo-) SATT (Technology Transfer Acceleration Companies), PRES (Pole of research and teaching) - A high-level research: Institut Pasteur Genopole, CNRS, CEA, Inserm ... - Favorable tax environment: status JEI (young innovative entrepreneurs), Research Tax Credit All these measures have enabled France to file 13,000 patents in 2014 and to strengthen its positions in Europe. As for the US market, the 2015 France Pavilion will once again be an opportunity for the French biotech actors to continue the offensive.  

Opportunity from France : Meet with Cosmetic Companies!

Patricia Chung - 23-sept.-2013 19:43:27

UBIFRANCE is organising BtoB meetings with 9 French companies in the cosmetic industry in  Montréal (september 30th-October 1st) and Toronto (October 2nd-3rd) These BtoB meetings  are addressed to local importers, distributors and retailers who work with beauty salons, spas and department stores . The participants will have the opportunity  to discover innovative and exclusive French Products, in the field of skin and hair care products. For more information about our participating companies, please visit their websites :  - Abeille Santé : Ballot-Flurin : beauty products made of honey ( ) - Aquaroll : innovative bead hydromassage system ( ) -  Cosmetic Research Group : skincare products  ( ) - Groupe Nature et Stratégie: natural and organic skincare products  ( ) - Horizane Santé : natural beauty and health products ( ) -  Hysope Cosmetiques : natural and organic skincare products( ) -  MGC International : haircare products ( ) - Josiane Laure : organic skincare products ( ) - Senev : creams for hands and feet ( ) If you are interested in meeting with these companies, please contact Patricia Chung (+1 416 977 1257 - ext 209) or send us an email Follow us on twitter,   pinterest and facebook!    

French Pavilion on IDS

Servane Guerin - 19-févr.-2013 22:15:55

The French Trade Office in Canada (French Agency for International Business Development) was proud to present the first edition of the French Pavilion at IDS show in Toronto from January 24-27 : 8 exciting companies exhibited French products on a 760 square feet booth: bathroom furniture, bedroom and living room accessories, cooking appliances, creative ceiling solutions and even fancy design jewelry. More than 50 000 visitors visited the show, the perfect place to meet with designers, architects, boutique owners or individuals working on a building or a refection project. Watch our video : 3 companies share their experience :

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