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France in focus: ALPC textile design

Amelie Argenti - 27-janv.-2016 19:47:07
With the flurry of decoration, lifestyle and design fairs currently being held, Formex, and on the horizon, Formland & Oslo Design Fair, in the Nordic countries, and in conjunction with Maison & Objet in Paris, we will take a closer look at some of the decoration and design companies form the Aquitaine-Limousin-Poitou-Charentes (ALPC) region. There are of course numerous businesses in the region with wonderful products and a claim in the sector, but we will take a closer look at three companies located in the Basque country and specialized in textiles. The Basque country has a long history of weaving and textile production – historically it was an agricultural practice: in order protect the cattle from the sun during plowing and harvest seasons, a woven cover, called Saïal, was placed on the animals. Each Saïal had seven stripes woven into them representing the seven Basque Provinces. The practice evolved and the region now has a rich history in the production of linens ranging from table cloth to tea towels and numerous textiles in between.                                                                                             Images courtesy of Tissage Moutet The family business, Tissage Moutet , has been using tradition Basque weaving techniques since 1919. The company, located in Orthez, is a certified “Living Heritage Company” and has maintained traditional practices while modernizing their design and production, and prides itself on its innovation through style approach in the creation of their linen. With collections ranging from table and kitchen linens, homeware & decoration, and hospitality & restauration the group has a wide range of products to satisfy their growing national and international clients. Moutet exports to several countries around the world including Denmark and Finland!                                                                                Images courtesy of Creations Jean Vier Another Basque company in the textiles sector is Creations Jean Vier , a company with a 30 year history in the industry. The company produces a wide variety of table linen, bathroom linen and home furnishings, naming all their collections after Basque villages and towns (St Jean de Luz, Espelette, Biarritz, Sara, Arnaga, Abadia, Bilbao, etc.) or traditional Basque pastimes and traditions, Txilin Txalan (a children’s game), Aria le fil or Saïal.                                                                                                   Images courtesy of ARTIGA The last company we will look at in this article is ARTIGA ,  located in the town of Magescq. This company was created in 1999 and has since then gone from strength to strength, from opening their first store in 2001 to delivering an order of 5500 “sailor bags” for the G20 summit in 2011. Today, ARTIGA has 8 stores in France and is expanding internationally. With collections of bath towels, table linens, pillows and accessories, this company has no shortage of bright colourful Basque inspired products.  For more information on any of the companies featured, do not hesitate to contact Amelie Argenti, amelie.argenti(@)businessfrance.fr  

France shows the way to doing e-commerce!

Annamari LUUKKAINEN - 23-juin-2014 09:57:41
We all use e-commerce (and some of us all of the time), but do we fully realize in our economic crystal balls what the virtual universe of the Internet can do for a business? France does, to the tune of €51,1billion in 2013.   With broadband internet feeding households like never before, this trend is accelerating, up 13.5% this past year, even while traditional sales outlets are declining. Naturally, French e-commerce is part of a European phenomenon: sophisticated, well-educated consumers shopping and comparing on-line, whether it is for train tickets, fashion items, books and downloaded films, not to mention concert tickets or even electronic products and vacations. In fact, France finds itself positioned right in the middle of more mature on-line markets such as the UK and Scandinavia, while catering to fast-growing cyber-markets in Southern Europe.   Impressive numbers – and then there’s Christmas! The typical cyber-consumer in France spends on average €1400 annually, with a choice spanning 138,000 merchandizing sites, clicking to satisfy 33.7 million purchasers, each one with his or her own very personalized criteria. This represents a 17% growth rate for the number of sites in 2013, fueled by a rise of 5% in on-line buyers last year. Christmas frenzy often spells financial success for many e-commerce sites. For France, December 2013 accounted for a whopping €10 billion   of the year’s total results.   The Best in Class go international 15% of French sites export, generating 10% of their sales internationally. The really successful sites, representing over €10 million   in turnover, are able to boost these international sales by up to 20% of their total turnover. For 2013, the champions are Vente Privée, with € 1,6 billion, Showroom Privé, €350 million, Sarenza at €150 million   and in 29 different countries, while Spartoo out-does them by €130 million in 20 countries throughout Europe.   Cross-channel strategies Traditional companies such as Darty, Auchan and even Air France have grasped the importance of developing interfaces with e-commerce, selling cross-channel, from virtual to POS (Place of Sale). Tourism is an especially heavy-hitter, with Opodo and Go Voyages receiving avid travelers. Even SNCF-Voyages is also getting into the trend with offers covering car rentals and hotels, not just trains, and not just trains in Europe! E-commerce allows companies to envision doing business in entirely refreshing and international ways.   In B to B, the office supplies segment is active, with Bruneau and Viking modeling their entire business on-line, a lesson not lost on Manutan for its equipment.   The rules to play by With smart-phones now in every pocket, French companies are alert to adapting to international opportunities: respecting local-country consumer legislation, marketing with multi-lingual sites, regularly upgrading to be ergonomic, enriching their offers constantly. The usual rate of transformation from visit to virtual shopping cart is 2.5%; so New Age merchants must be quick to adapt to this new breed of impatient, demanding clientele. The e-consumer wants easy, practical and totally secure payment solutions ranging from credit card to Paypal. They also expect EU legislation on profiling and reimbursements to be strictly adhered to by the e-commerce site.   Up and coming events where Ubifrance can leverage exhibition opportunities for French e-commerce companies will be in Milan on May 20 th , in the UK and Ireland, from September 16 – 18 th , followed by San Paolo, October 6 – 7 th , with BtoB meetings dedicated to private sales.       For Further information about French companies in the e-commerce Sector :   > Electronics and IT   > Telecommunications and Space   > Trade and distribution   > Services   > Audiovisual content, Multimedia  

Ranskalais-suomalainen raideliikennesektori seminaari

Vincent Joly - 20-sept.-2013 11:07:08
Ubifrance (Ranskan suurlähetystön kaupallinen osasto) ja Liikennevirasto järjestävät keskiviikkona 2.10.2013 klo 9.30 – 15 Helsingissä (Finlandia Talo) ranskalais-suomalaiseen raideliikennesektorin tilaisuuden. Tapahtuma kerää yhteen poliittisia päättäjiä ja liike-elämän edustajia keskustelemaan sektorin tulevaisuuden haasteista.    Tapahtumaan osallistuu mm. - Alstom Transport - yksi maailman johtavia junakalustojen ja laitteisto-valmistajia. - SNCF - Ranskan valtion omistama rautatieliikenneyhtiö. - Systra - maailman johtava rautatieliikenteen ja julkisen kaupunkiliikenteen sektorin suunnittelu- ja konsultointiyritys. - Meridiam Infrastructure. Lisätietoja tapahtumasta: Vincent Joly Senior Trade Adviser vincent.joly@ubifrance.fr  

SITL Europe’s logistics expertise transported to Paris in March 2012

Victor Jarny - 24-févr.-2012 08:35:42
The event will host over 100 conferences and workshops run by PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others; the occupancy rate is over 95% already, with 900 exhibitors registered. The varied programme for SITL Europe 2012 has been finalised and, one month before its opening date, SITL Europe 2012 is fully booked. "The occupancy rate is 96% with 900 exhibitors, up by over 10% [year on year]. Within that figure, the number of new exhibitors has risen even faster, with an increase of 20%," says Laurent Noël, SITL Europe Manager. SITL stands for Semaine Internationale du Transport et de la Logistique (i.e. the International Week for Transport and Logistics). The trade show, taking place at the end of March in Hall 6 of the Paris Nord Villepinte centre, north of the French capital, will offer many new features and some 100 conferences, thus confirming SITL Europe’s place as a leading event in the field. Aspects of the trade fair not to be missed include The European Rail Freight event; the Eco Transport & Logistics Exhibition; the participation of the RFID University ; and, also, the Prix de l’Innovation , together with a range of exclusive surveys whose results are due to be presented at the trade fair. Two studies will be unveiled exclusively at SITL Europe. The first, presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) at the inaugural conference — entitled Global Supply Chain: Shippers’ New Expectations — will report on the main trends in the supply-chain sector. PwC is one of the Knowledge Partners of the 2012 trade show. Its transport and logistics experts, with the support of a new focus group, have developed the International Transport and Logistics Forum . The members of this focus group are industry federations and trade associations, together with supply-chain and logistics managers from the main players involved in industry, distribution and services. The International Transport and Logistics Forum is a new feature of SITL Europe. The forum will be run as eight conference programmes, each with at least one plenary session, a number of debates, and a range of theme-based workshops. Five of these workshops are inspired by key areas of the exhibition. Established players from the logistics/real-estate sector will organise a conference, in partnership with the Marché International des Professionnels d’Immobilier (or MIPIM , a trade show devoted to the international property market). Additionally, there will be three programmes dedicated to e-business, international supply-chain management and human resources, as well as recruitment-themed workshops in the afternoon of Friday 30 March. The second study to be unveiled at SITL Europe has been conducted by EUROGROUP CONSULTING. The unveiling of the study’s results will launch the third European Rail Freight event at SITL Europe, which will be built around the theme: Rail Freight, a Competitive Mode of Transport for the Future in Europe — Viewpoints from Shippers, Operators and Public-sector Bodies on Expectations and Developments in Rail Transport. This exclusive presentation will be followed by a two-day programme of conferences conducted by a steering committee of senior experts. EUROGROUP CONSULTING will be supported in this programme of conferences by members of Association des Utilisateurs de Transport de Fret ( AUTF , the association of freight-transport users), Réseau Ferroviaire Français ( RFF , the entity in charge of the French railway infrastructure), Association Française du Rail ( AFRA , the French association for the rail industry), International Union of Railways ( UIC ), Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français Consulting (the consulting arm of SNCF , the French national railways operator), and Executive Interim Management (EIM). As already mentioned, the number of exhibitors expected at SITL Europe 2012 is up by over 10%, as compared to 2011. This growth is across the five key areas of the exhibition, i.e. Transport and Logistics Services ; Regions and Infrastructures ; Logistics Real Estate; Handling and Warehouse Equipment ; and, finally, Information Technologies, Systems and RFID. This growth is also apparent across the theme-based pavilions focused on E-business; Waterways ; and, finally, School, Training and Recruitment. Also proving very popular are the new features for SITL Europe 2012: Scheduling-Forecasting ; Safety & Security ; and, also, the SME Club . As well as the world’s leading names in the industry, many SMEs will be showcasing their expertise in services and transport. These companies are exhibiting either on their own stands or through groups such as Astre, Evolutrans, France Benne, France Lots and Tred Union. Others are represented through regional pavilions and trade federations, for example. On 27 March, the RFID University will conclude, after a series of conferences and workshops prioritising feedback, with the presentation of the RFID Awards by ESCP-EAP, the Paris business school. In the same hall, and also accessible with the SITL pass, the second Eco Transport & Logistics Exhibition will bring together leading figures from a wide range of disciplines. These experts will come from trade organisations, along with specialists in materials and equipment for transport, ecological handling and storage, vehicle hire, sustainable building materials, logistics-building, carriers and logistics, urban distribution, carbon-assessment, and environmental management. Logistical innovation remains one of the priorities of SITL Europe 2012, as demonstrated by the 12th Prix de l’Innovation awards. Nine companies will receive awards at the ceremony, which will take place at the end of the inaugural conference,  including, for the first time, the Best Warehouse Handling and Equipment Innovation award. The other three trophies will be awarded for innovations in the Eco Transport & Logistics Exhibition . An Innovation Gallery at the heart of the exhibition will feature the entries of all the participants. About SITL SITL stands for Semaine Internationale du Transport et de la Logistique and translates as the International Week for Transport and Logistics. SITL Europe 2012 will take place in Hall 6 of the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, north of Paris (France), from 27 to 30 March 2012. For further information, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu/  
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