Networking cocktail

KAJJI Myriam - 24-févr.-2014 15:55:40
On the 30 th of January, UBIFRANCE Ireland, the French Trade Commission in Ireland, had the pleasure of inviting the Franco-Irish business community to their annual networking cocktail in the Crypt of Christchurch. This event was the opportunity for Jim Rice, Chairman of the IFCC ( Ireland France Chamber of Commerce ), to illustrate the ongoing successful collaboration between the IFCC and UBIFRANCE Ireland with the upcoming signature of a convention between our two organisations. The “Grand Prix VIE” (International Internship Program Competition) was also launched during the evening with Yann Mazeman, Director of SERVIER Ireland, speaking on the benefits of the VIE (International Internship Program) for both companies and volunteers. Finally, Valentin Poussin, Sales Manager of Lacroix-Sofrel, spoke about his collaboration with UBIFRANCE following the success of the introduction to the Irish market of his products: data loggers and leak detection devices. The evening was the perfect opportunity for UBIFRANCE to thank its business partners for their trust and collaboration during the past year and to hope for continued business relationships between our two countries for 2014.

The French drink less alcoholic beverages but spend more on them.

Florian Deshayes - 09-mai-2013 10:01:25
The French association “entreprise et prevention“, campaigning against excessive alcohol consumption, has released its annual survey on alcohol consumption in France. Sales in volume of alcoholic beverages have decreased but the value has increased. A large majority of French people have become occasional consumers. Half of them consume less than one glass per week. Outside of home, 45% consume alcoholic beverages, mainly during mealtime. According to an IFOP survey, nowadays daily consumption affects one French person out of ten. The French are mainly weekly (39%) or monthly (24%) consumers. 11% of them drink less often (every two or three months) and 15% of them don’t drink at all. According to a survey from Kantar, the average level of volume bought by household has fallen by 6.5 liters since 2007 to 74.2 liters in 2012. At the same time, expenditures per year and per household for alcohol drinks (wines, spirits and beers) have increased by 21 euros to 322.5 EUR in 2012. Source :,141351

A French innovative and fast-growing company will open its European Headquarter in Dublin

Pierre Olivier - 04-mai-2012 13:06:20
Nimble Apps Limited, a French fast-growing publisher of online sales analysis and forecasting solution SalesClic, will create 10 new jobs over the next three years in their new European headquarter in the Digital Hub in Dublin. The company also recently started staffing a US and UK focused sales and marketing team. IDA Ireland, which is responsible for attracting foreign investments to Ireland, worked closely with the Paris-based company on this case.   Nimble Apps Ltd. is a SaaS company (Software as a Service) whose primary product, SalesClic, bridges the gap between traditional CRM software and all-purpose business intelligence software. SalesClic brings analytical and forecasting techniques inspired by decision and financial theories to the B2B sales process, in clear user-friendly web interfaces. SalesClic integrates with Salesforce and Google Apps. Speaking at the announcement, Thomas Oriol, Director of Nimble Apps, said: “(…) Ireland offers us all of the necessary components to assist us to internationalise our business, such as access to markets, a skilled workforce and a pro-business environment.”   Lien:   Source: IDA Ireland  

BtoB meeting in water and waste sector

Christine Deniel - 08-mars-2012 11:08:55
  On Tuesday 6th March 2012, the French Trade Commission – Ubifrance in Ireland had the pleasure to welcome 8 French companies at Morrison Hotel from 9AM to 6PM. All meeting were BtoB meeting in Water and Waste Sector.  Around 15 Irish prospects such as Distributors, City Councils came to these meetings and the managing director and the buyer of Veolia Water Ireland Ltd were also present at this event and had few meeting with the Representatives of the French Companies too.   The French exhibiting companies were: ·          Actim SAS ( ) ·          Groupe Cahors ( ) ·          Herli France ( ) ·          Hocer ( ) ·          Kemica ( ) ·          Power Motion Filters ( ) ·          RYB ( ) ·          TTL France ( )   Earlier in the morning, the French Companies had a presentation from the Department of Environment, Dublin City Council, EPA (Environment Protection Agency) and Veolia Ireland Ltd. Next year, the French Trade Commission in Ireland will organize the same type of event in the Environment Sector (water, air, waste).   For further information, please contact Christine Deniel-Spicer ( or 01 411 21 24).  


Marion Duguen - 05-sept.-2011 19:14:25
THE FRENCH PAVILION ON SHOP 2011 The French Trade Commission- UBIFRANCE is happy to announce that the French pavilion at SHOP 2011 will gather four companies presenting a wide range of French products available on the Irish market. For those who are looking for a French gastronomic touch, a French Pavilion will be held at the SHOP exhibition from 27th to 29th September 2011 at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin 4. Visitors will be able to taste a various range of sweet and savoury products. Let’s have a look at the exhibiting companies…   LDC is a French group specialising in poultry and delicatessen. On the French Pavilion, the company will essentially present poultry products of the SNV (Normandy Poultry Society), which has been owned by LDC since 1997. Some of the SNV brands are Loué and Le Gaulois, leaders on the French retailers’ shelves for chicken. In 2009, LDC realised 6% of its turnover on the Irish market.   The Irish group Odaios , which specialises in both the catering and the retail industries, will be presenting some of its French brands including Valette (foie gras), Valrhona (chocolates), Mere Poulard (biscuits) and Bridor (bread and pastry). The company is importing a lot of French up-market products, covering a various range of sectors with 23 French outstanding partners such as Elle&Vire in their portfolio.   The Cork based company On the pig’s back , which has been established in the historic English Market for the past ten years, offers an extensive range of superior quality products. Some of them, such as French farmhouse cheeses, are sourced in France. Based on traditional French recipes, cured meats (terrines, patés…) are handmade in the store’s kitchen.   Quality French Wines was established in 2009 by Neil Felton and Maurice Young in Ennis, Co. Clare. They import fine wines directly from France, primarily from Loire Valley but cover most regions including Alsace, Beaujolais, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Cotes du Rhones, Languedoc, the South West and Champagne. Thier exclusive and wide range of red, white, rose and sparkling wines are carefully selected to suit the varying tastes of their customers. They currently operate a retail outlet in Ennis and have become well established in the wedding industry. Quality French Wines is now focusing on the development of the wholesale part of the business. French products usually benefit from an excellent reputation among Irish consumers and retailers, insuring high quality and gustative pleasure. The traditional French gastronomy is known to be one of the best gastronomies in the world and is now listed UNESCO’s intangible heritage.   The French Pavilion will be a unique occasion to meet representatives from LDC, French Quality Wines, Odaios and On the Pig’s Back, grasp the opportunity to broaden your product portfolio or simply have a taste of French gastronomic excellence. During the three days of the show, you will also be able to attend themed masterclasses that will take place on the French Pavilion (schedule and themes to be advised).   About The French Trade Commission in Ireland: The French Trade Commission – UBIFRANCE in Dublin is a service of the French Embassy in Ireland. Our bicultural team comprises 8 motivated professionals, dedicated to the promotion of the trade between Ireland and France, helping the Irish trade to source products from France and French exporters to find Irish partners. We organise trade events on a yearly planning, which you can attend or register your interest for. Furthermore, we are in a position to help you source products from France on an individual basis. Should you want more information about the French Pavilion at SHOP 2011, please call Marion Duguen at 01 411 21 15 or e-mail her at  

Three French Craft Brewers in Dublin

Pierre Olivier - 03-août-2011 18:19:30
On August 18 th and 19 th 2011, three French craft brewers will be in Dublin to meet Irish beer importers at the Ubifrance Office, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 and we would be delighted to see you there. - Brasserie Bourganel, is located in the heart of the natural park of the Mounts of Ardeche and has developed a wide range of specialty beers out of five different aromas (nougat, blueberry, chestnut, verbena and chestnut tree honey).   - Brasserie Pietra, is located in the Corsican village of Furiani. The hometown of its founder Dominique Sialelli, Piertraserena , gave its name to the brewery and to the first beer brewed at the site – Pietra , which is made from chestnuts.   - Situated among the Monts de Flandre, La Brasserie de St Sylvestre produces authentic beers with great attention, especially regarding the high quality of the local ingredients used.   This event is a unique opportunity to meet these brewers. The French Trade Commission in Ireland will organise for you individual business meetings so you can discover their companies and magnificent beers. The French brewers will also attend a presentation of the Irish beer market, and visit key retail outlets in Dublin. On August the 19 th , they will take part to the Lughnasa beer festival at the Pod Complex on Harcourt Street, gathering beer amateurs coming to taste over 300 beers from around the world! For more information, please contact Pierre OLIVIER, pierre.olivier [at], 01 411 2111

News of the French Gift Box - Networking Cocktail on our stand !

Christel Roche - 04-juil.-2011 10:35:21
The French Trade Commission Ubifrance is pleased to organise a networking cocktail on the « French Gift Box » - French  pavilion - which will showcase a selection of French products at the “ Autumn Gift and Home Show ”.   The visitors of the show will have the opportunity to discover French products while enjoying cheese, meat, and crackers with a glass of wine. This cocktail catered by KC Peaches will take place on Tuesday the 23rd of August from 4pm to 6pm.   Do not hesitate to come and visit our “French Gift Box”, from the 21st to the 24th of August, at the RDS ! We will be delighted to welcome you from 10am to 6pm, and share with you a pleasant moment while discovering the French know-how.  
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Business France, the French Trade Commission in Dublin, is the trade section of the French Embassy in Ireland. Our bicultural team comprises 7 motivated professionals, dedicated to the promotion of the trade between Ireland and France, helping the Irish trade to source products from France and French exporters to find Irish partners. Our office is organised in business sectors: -     Agribusiness , -     Fashion, Housing, Healthcare , -     Infrastructure, Transport, Industry, -     ICT, Innovation, Services, Please click here to view our organigram. We organise Trade Events on a yearly planning, for which you may participate and register your interest. Furthermore, we are in a position to help you source products from France on an individual basis. If you are looking for French suppliers, please contact us or visit the French Exporters Directory ( )   Busine


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