La Galerie des Solutions : A unique exhibition of low carbon solutions during COP21

Geoffroy THAUMIN - 01-déc.-2015 17:44:02
    From 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget, France   The Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) this December is intended to result in an international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This agreement must be capable of driving forward the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions so as to restrict the rise in the Earth’s mean temperature by the end of the century to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Against this background, Reed Expositions France has been working with the General Secretariat of COP21 to organize the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] from 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget. Intended to support the diplomatic negotiations, the Gallery will be an exhibition of low carbon solutions exclusively reserved for professionals, and its mission will be to demonstrate that solutions do exist and to accelerate their market uptake. Occupying an area of 10,000 m2, running for seven days, and accessible from the Blue Zone (COP negotiations zone), the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] will present innovative solutions developed and applied by companies, industries or territories that are designed to reduce the impact of economic activities on the climate: equipment, technologies, new models of organization and reproducible best practices… Over twenty countries will be represented including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom,… More specifically, the Ivory Coast, one of the African countries most committed to climate questions, will have a strong presence through a stand presenting initiatives and projects in the country, a broadcast from the TV studio, and visits by numerous officials from the country. As host country, what France has to offer will take pride of place in a dedicated space at the heart of the exhibition. It is therefore planned to demonstrate solutions – including clean vehicles in a dedicated outdoor space – and to stage special events, such as themed days that are integrated into the schedule of COP21, broadcasts and interviews with companies in a TV studio (eg. daily transport programme with Fer de France), guided tours and site visits for UN delegations. Other highlights will be prestige events such as networking sessions in a dedicated lounge, business lunches, VIP receptions in the heart of Paris… It will also host the official awards ceremonies for two sets of awards. The first Climate Solutions Awards, which will carry the COP21 label. Organized by Orée, AdEME, C3D, Crédit Coopératif, Solutions COP21, the Shift Project and World Efficiency, these will provide recognition for innovative solutions put forward by French SMEs or major groups to reduce energy consumption, limit greenhouse gases and preserve resources. There will also be the ceremony for the international Green Building Solutions Awards, which will be presented for outstanding examples of sustainable construction (building, technical solutions or materials) undertaken in countries covered by Construction21 or in its partner countries. Over 20,000 professional visitors are expected: participants in COP21 (heads of state, ministers, UN delegations from 197 countries), professionals (private and public sector decision makers and specifiers, delegations invited by the organizers…) and representatives of the media (printed press, radio, television, blogs).   Official website :  

Global Petroleum Show 2014 in Calgary

Miléna SALCI - 26-juin-2014 21:37:47
France’s expertise in Oil and Gas was showcased  in Calgary at Global Petroleum show, June 10-12.  Canadian Oil and Gas and international actors from the industry had the opportunity to : • Get individual B2B meetings with our delegates including leading EPC services firms, HSE solution providers, innovative equipment suppliers, production software provider • Attend a cocktail-conference and networking event, attracting more than 60 Oil and Gas executives from Suncor, Shell, Talisman, Total, etc. • Attend a the VIP reception of the Calgary Economic Development Council, sponsored by Suncor and Amec   Under the slogan “Reach new heights with French companies”, a raffle led  3 lucky Calgarians to win : -a snowkite offered by  Rapace  (value=1500CAD) -a learning session offered by  (value=500CAD) -a snowboard bindings (value=600CAD) ( PLUM )   Again, thank you to all our sponsors  mentioned above as well as Vermilion and law firm Miller Thomson, for their financial support. To see all the pictures from the mission, click on  this link .   Keep in mind that UBIFRANCE – The French Trade Commission in North America - can help your company  source potential vendors based in France upon your criterias/requirements and calendar. Ubifrance do organize “ French sourcing days” on a regular basis for major North American players   If you want to be informed of the next Oil and Gas actions in Canada, and get the list of participating companies and inquire about a meeting with them, please contact .

The French Tech Tour 2014 Introduces the Best Innovative Tech Companies in its 2nd Year on Tour

Anne-Laure GERVAIS - 03-avr.-2014 23:44:40
  The French Trade Office - UBIFRANCE Hosts 10 French Startups for Packed Week of business meetings, training and events to help them to kick start their businesses in Canada Toronto and Montreal – April 3rd, 2014 – The French Trade Office - UBIFRANCE in Canada announced today the 10 selected companies of the 2014 French Tech Tour (FTT) that will be held June 2-6, 2014. Starting Monday, June 2nd in Toronto, 10 companies from all over France will land in Canada to attend this business acceleration program. More than 25 companies applied to be part of the Tour. The final 10 companies were selected by the Tour’s supporting companies, including Bell, Telus, BlackBerry, Air Canada, Emerillon Capital, CGI, KPMG… 10 Participants Bridging the gap between technology innovation and expertise, while fostering new alliances between France and Canada, the FTT has introduced many successful companies to Canada. This year’s class brings innovation in the fields of Big Data, Digital Marketing, Business Intelligence SaaS and Connected TV, to name a few. This year’s startups include: - Anne-Laure Gervais - +1 (416) 977-1257 Bittle is a new generation reporting platform in a SaaS mode that aimed at any kind of businesses that are looking for a complete, packaged and ready-to-use BI solution allowing to generate and easily share dashboards in an entirely secured environment. Dotscreen is a Multi-screen developer & a User Interface specialists that creates, designs and develops interactive apps for connected TV, tablets and smartphones. Followanalytics provides brands with solutions to launch, measure, optimize and extend their presence in the mobile world, in order to better identify and convert leads. DSIA is an innovative provider of supply chain technology solutions, services and consulting which develops Logistar™ , an integrated Saas solution that focuses on the management and optimization of complexes supply chains. Ivalua is a provider of web based Spend Management solutions (Ivalua Buyer) that responds to the essential needs of its users: quick access to information, collaborative work, dialogue with suppliers, real time reporting, information exchange with other systems, etc. Sentinelo develops additional traffic generation solutions for retailers and gives a global overview of all products sold locally in a given perimeter. Stardust is an expert of digital products testing by experimented testers on real devices. StarDust develops “StarDust Label”, which is dedicated to brands and developers to maximize their revenues. Pixeliris develops CopSonic, a Contactless Mobile Payment technology solution using sonic ways through speakers and microphones to exchange the secured data and is compatible with 100% of mobiles phones including featured phones. Spideo creates personalized recommendation engines that make it easier for viewers to discover and access video-on-demand (VOD) and TV content. Systancia offers software for cloud computing mobility and BYOD with total security. Systancia is specialized in virtualization, desktop applications, and cloud computing. The French Tech Tour’s goal is to prepare companies for launching onto the Canadian market. To achieve this, the tour consists of a series of one-on-one meetings with sponsors and other blue chip companies in Canada, training and advisory sessions, and evenings packed with events where the companies are able to pitch in front of business communities. This event is part of French Tech initiative brought by Fleur Pellerin (the former French Minister delegate for SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy) to promote "la French Tech" in France and abroad. To learn more about the companies or attend an event to see companies pitching, visit: "Every year, it is exciting to see the new and disruptive technologies that come through the French Tech Tour. Their levels of enthusiasm as well as the maturity of their products makes them companies that our team and our sponsors think are ready to go to market in Canada. Even more so, it is great to see the lasting partnerships that grow out of the tour and tie our two tech regions together", said Stéphane Alisse, Managing Director, Technology and Services Practice for North America at UBIFRANCE. About UBIFRANCE - the French Trade Office UBIFRANCE is France’s public agency for international business development and it is represented in 70 countries by the French Trade Offices – UBIFRANCE. UBIFRANCE provide French startups with consulting and business development services, in order to promote their products/services and assist in establishing partnerships with Canadian companies. The French Tech Tour is one of our most comprehensive services, formed through a unique partnership with the business and corporate development teams of some of the largest technology corporations in Canada.

PRESS: Technology ecosystem putting Canadian startups on the map

PRESS - 06-déc.-2013 17:16:58
While many eyes are on the resurgence in Canada’s publicly listed technology companies, an equally compelling growth story is taking place in the private technology sector. Success stories such as HootSuite, Desire2Learn, Vision Critical and Shopify have been grabbing national and international attention. Their success is also a testament to a rapidly evolving community of startup incubators and accelerators that are squarely focused on helping promising young Canadian technology companies get off the ground, grow and mature. “I think we’re seeing one of those 20-year overnight success stories,” says Iain Klugman, chief executive officer of Communitech in Waterloo, Ont. “There was a significant wave of startup activity occurring years ago with OpenText Corp. (TSX:OTC) and BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Then there was the Internet bubble bust and the global financial meltdown. This is really the next wave as founders and investors are recognizing that we have some of the best grads and the hottest development work going on here. We don’t need to have an inferiority complex anymore.” The Communitech Hub facility hosts two incubators, Launch Pad and VeloCity, as well as an accelerator, Hyperdrive. It also provides space for 120 startups and eight large multinational companies. Klugman says five years ago it had 96 startup clients on its roster. Today, that number is close to 700. “The sheer number of startups is very different and exciting.” The growth in technology startups can be explained by a number of factors, he adds. “Traditionally, startups were focused on having a cool technology and figuring out how to make it work. Now they come and say, ‘I see a market opportunity that I think I can go after and win.’ It’s a much more market-oriented approach.” Entrepreneurship status also garners much more respect these days, says Klugman. “Entrepreneurship is the new black. More people want to be founders of tech companies and are not as easily lured by big global brands. A lot of top talent wants to take a kick at a startup when they graduate.” In addition, there are a growing number of communities working collaboratively to build solid ecosystems to support startups in the Canadian technology ecosystem. “There has been a concerted effort on the part of provincial and federal governments to build these communities because they know good things will come from them,” Klugman says. “That kind of support didn’t exist previously. People don’t have to leave Canada like they did in the past.” Even many of those that have ventured to the United States to build their businesses are returning and setting up shop in Canada because of the lower costs of doing business in some jurisdictions and the availability of world-class, highly skilled talent. Nonetheless, the capital, ideas and people in Silicon Valley remain hugely important for Canadian startups. “Silicon Valley is not without its value to the Canadian startup community,” says Atlee Clark, executive director of The C100 in San Francisco. The non-profit, member-driven organization was started over three years ago to support Canadian entrepreneurship through mentorship, partnership and investment. “There are 300,000 Canadians in Silicon Valley, so we have developed programs to connect the highest potential Canadian entrepreneurs with the 100 most successful Canadians in tech who live here,” she says. The members of C100 are evenly split between venture capitalists, senior technology executives and serial entrepreneurs with demonstrated success. To read the rest of the article, click on the following link: Technology ecosystem putting Canadian startups on the map

Cutting Edge Innovations at the French IT Connection

Anne-Laure GERVAIS - 15-oct.-2013 17:22:11
  The French Trade Commission in Canada – UBIFRANCE – organizes for the 8th year the French IT Connection that gathered the most innovative and fast growing French IT companies. This year they have been selected by the IT Canadian giants as Telus, BlackBerry, Videotron, BlackBerry, CGI. The companies listed below have met with potential business partners and customers during 5 days (3 in Toronto and 2 in Montreal). This first step will help them to accelerate their growth in the Canadian market and to develop strong and long-term partnership. - Jean De Broissia – PDG - PRAXEDO – Praxedo is a software editor that aims to help telecom providers and their sub-contractors to improve their performance on field operations . - Philippe Theriault – COO – ENOVANCE - eNovance is specialized in improving the end-user experience for web and mobile applications (high performance and high availability features), Big Data solutions (elasticity, reactivity, international distribution, performance, resilience), Cloud Computing (automatization, elasticity, “on-demand” services) and Open Source/Open Cloud environments. - Georges Lamy Au Rousseau – PDG - STARNAV - Starnav, publishes Head Pilot, a software that turns any webcam into a non-contact mouse and a multimodal communication and automation system PICTOCOM which is a tool that allows you to remote control of your equipment and to communicate by combining sounds and icons to access easily to all your computer applications - Alain Motard – Directeur des ventes Amériques - NETGEM Netgem provides Connected Home Entertainment Solutions to Multiservice Operators to help them strengthen their end-customer relationship and drive revenue growth -Franck Murray – PDG - IPDIA - IPDia is a leader in conception and production of embedded electronic component. The company produces ultra-miniaturized silicon passive component with high performance, high stability and high reliability. It is featured for customers in communication, harsh environment, industrial lighting and medical markets. - Emmanuel Esquieu – PDG – KNOWMORE - Knowmore is a software editor that aims to help large companies to improve their users performance on enterprise software. Knowmore’s solution, K-Meleon Studio, allows employees to train on a realistic and easy-to-deploy simulation of your critical applications. - Ricardo Pastrana – PDG – PERCEPTIVA LABS - Perceptiva offers solutions for measuring and analyzing customerperceived quality of video services. - Frederic Durand-Salmon – PDG – BE PATIENT – BePATIENT, is an e-health patient centric platform which offers innovative solutions to the patient especially in chronic diseases. This single platform provides a global, personalized and participative approach to healthcare providers and industrials.

French companies at the heart of the minerals industry

Pauline Marie - 07-mai-2013 22:35:09
Canada is one of the most attractive countries in the mining sector: 19% of mining global investments come from Canada, followed by Australia (14%) and the United States (7%). Canadian minerals and metals account for 18% of the country’s total exports. Withholding 16% of the international market, the country ranks first on expenditures destined to mineral explorations. In addition to being a major gold, silver, copper and lead producer, Canada is one of the top five global producers for 12 minerals and metals. Toronto is a central area for mining events, especially as the Toronto stock exchange is the world’s leading source of funding for mining accounting for 31% of the global mining financing, which represents 45 billion USD. Therefore the PDAC convention - Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada - took place from the 3rd to the 6th of March 2013, at the Convention Centre in Toronto. For its 81th edition, this event hosted 668 stands and a forum for investors of 613 stands. An average of 30 150 visitors attended this major event of the quarry industry. 126 countries were represented (including the United States, Australia, Peru, Mexico, England, China, Brazil, Chili, Argentina, South Africa and Turkey) as well as 60 provincial, federal and international governments. At the same time, more than 500 speeches were held: 22 technical sessions, 15 workshops and 26 rooms presented 116 Forums for Investors and 23 Innovation conferences organized by Camese. Thanks to Ubifrance, 7 French companies and 3 training institutes were represented on the French Pavillon. Therefore, Technip, Arcure, Géovariances, Technidrill, BRGM, Manitou, IRIS Instruments as well as the training institutes ENAG, l’Université de Lorraine et l’Institut Polytechnique Lasalle Beauvais, were able to establish many contacts with companies in preparation of business developments.  

Meet the French Delegation at Gas & Oil Expo

Loic Leroux - 25-avr.-2013 00:47:20
Once again, UBIFRANCE will be present on the Gas & Oil Expo in Calgary in June. Come and visit our French Pavilion on the largest Canadian O&G show in 2013! Our booth will be held in the main hall and will present French expertise and savoir-faire. Companies from different sectors such as shackles, anti-wear hardfacing products, and water treatment will benefit from high exposure and will have the opportunity to meet with their potential clients and showcase their products or services. Some key facts about Gas & Oil Expo? Canada’s largest gas and oil show of the year, among the biggest in North America More than 600 exhibiting companies Over 23,000 registered visitors are expected Outdoor displays of oilfield equipment and specialized technology Business presentations by featured exhibitors and associations When and where is it? Gas and Oil Expo North America 2013 from June 11th to the 13th at: Stampede Park 20 Roundup Way S.E. Calgary, Alberta Canada French Pavillion’s location: hall A, booth 1468 Are you a French company operating in North America ? Only a few more days to register ! Some good reasons to be there : - 4 in 5 attendees are able to make buying decisions for their company - Top 3 job roles represented include Senior Manager/ CEO (37%), Engineer/Technical (34%) and Consultant/Resources (29%). - Top 10 companies represented among registered visitors are Husky, Encana, Suncor, WorleyParsons, ConocoPhillips, Shell, Cenovus, ERCB, Nexen . Have a look on the others here . Your company can expect to : - Source suppliers for your own supply chain - Pinpoint areas for business development - Establish new leads - Identify commercial opportunities Exhibit with us and receive a very competitive rate ! For more information please contact: Loic Leroux +1 514 670 3985 or Thomas Varela +1(604) 639-0926 We’ll be happy to answer your questions and for the latest news about the Energy Sector, follow us on Twitter @UBIEnergy
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