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The French Nautical Industries Federation

Vimla Hunt - 10-août-2015 18:39:21
The French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN) aims at defending, representing and promoting the different sectors of the French nautical industries both at home and abroad. The FIN currently has more than 600 members, representing more than 80% of the industry’s turnover.   In contact with the authorities at the regional, national, and European level, the French Nautical Industries Federation assists and advises companies in a number of domains: legal, social, economic and technical, and plays a role in providing information to the public and media.   At the international level, the FIN is a founder of the European Boating Industry. Founded in June 2009 and based in Brussels (Belgium), European Boating Industry represents the interests of the European leisure marine industry and its members.   The Federation owns the Paris International Boat show, Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show, and Maritima, the trade show dedicated to the maritime and coastal economies. The FIN also runs coordinated actions, in partnership with Ubifrance, to facilitate the presence of its members in major or rapidly growing international boat shows. In addition, the FIN supports the Grand Pavois de La Rochelle and is also behind events such as the National get afloat weekend (Fête du Nautisme), contributing to the development and practice of water-based recreational activities.   At environmental level, the FIN initiates several actions which objective is to insert environmental preoccupation throughout the boat life cycle, in particular through its Bateau bleu Program. At the start of 2009, the French Nautical industries Federation created the Association for eco responsible pleasure boating (APER) which mission is to organise and run the setting up of the French network for dismantling and recycling pleasure craft that have reached the end of their useful lives.     HEAD OFFICE FEDERATION DES INDUSTRIES NAUTIQUES FRENCH NAUTICAL INDUSTRIES FEDERATION Port de Javel Haut • 75015 PARIS • France Tel. +33 (0)1 44 37 04 00 • Fax. +33 (0)1 45 77 21 88   info@fin.fr source : http://www.fin.fr/frameset.asp?langue=gb Click here for more information about French companies 

To survive on the global market, producing the best wine is not enough

Isabelle Toulouze - 09-juin-2015 17:53:01
  “In 2015, the global wine and spirits market is still good and France remains one of the best wine producers and exporters in the world”, according to Christophe Commeau, head of the wines and spirits department at Business France, interviewed this week by Business France Radio.    France at the heart of a global competition   France has more and more competitors like Italia and Spain but also Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. It’s a worldwide competition; “to survive on the global market, producing the best wine is not enough”, asserts Christophe Commeau, even if “in the future, consumers will drink less but much better”.    The best wine at the best price   That’s why over the past few years, French companies, producers, makers and traders, have started to increase the quality of their products and now export the best wine at the best price.    France three main strengths   To face this competition, France can rely on many strengths from its variety to its quality and its price. With Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire Valley, South of France, Alsace, Champagne, sparkling or sweet wines, France has “so many wines for a small country at (so) many prices”.    Development of the organic wine market   Also, French companies have been developing one main novelty, underlined by Christophe Commeau: “800 hundred French wine makers are now doing organic wine”. A necessary new trend, as so many countries now want to import this type of wine.    New wines for Asia and Champagne for the UK   A strategy linked with France ability to find new opportunities and create wines for new markets like Asia, and especially China. “We have to prospect and organize wine tastings in Asia but not only”. USA remains a big consumer and our closest neighbors are our biggest clients; especially the UK, France first market, thanks to the Champagne demand. “French wine on this market is more and more sophisticated”.   France role on the wines and spirit global market goes beyond. Every year, France organizes wine tours in the biggest trade fairs, master classes and training for cellarmen and sommeliers to learn how to pair correctly French wines with local food. “Exporting and promoting wine abroad is good but we need to train as well the professionals of the sector.”    More information about French companies here  

Electric renewables grow and cover nearly 20% of French consumption in 2014

Christine Deniel - 16-mars-2015 13:25:18
The regulatory systems as well as more favorable economic provisions in 2014 allow renewable energy to pursue their development.     Wind and photovoltaic improves with nearly 1 900 MW installed additional-owners in 2014. France includes now more than 9 100 MW of wind and near 5 300 MW of photovoltaics. The electrical energy produced by non-hydraulic (28 TWh) renewables energy exceeds the production of thermal fossil for the first time in 2014. More than half comes from wind generation, the rest is divided between photovoltaic and biomass. On the 27 th of December, the maximum of wind production has reached 7 000 MW, or 80% of wind power installed. The maximum of photovoltaic production reached on May 17, a capacity of 3 700 MW. Such levels had never been achieved before. In addition, water availability is rather high this year, because of a high volume of rainfall: level of hydraulic production (68.2 TWh) is the strongest of the decade after 2013, which was exceptional.  

French Wine Trade Show 2015

TOULOUZE Isabelle - 09-janv.-2015 13:23:18
We are glad to present you  our new brochure where you will be able to find all the details you need about the 20 wine and spirits French companies attending the event. As a reminder, the French Wine Trade Show is organised at the Aviva Stadium (Havelock Suite) on January 20 th 2015 , starting at 1PM ! Please, do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information (Myriam KAJJI - 01 411 21 18 - myriam.kajji@ubifrance.fr ) Looking forward to seeing you on January 20 th !

French aeronautical industry set for new heights as global demand skyrockets

Vimla Hunt - 17-déc.-2014 12:12:38
Airbus, headquartered in the French city of Toulouse, projects that the global number of in service passenger aircrafts will double by 2033, to 31,400. The usual suspects can explain this rise in demand: change in demographics in developing economies, and tastes and preferences of their emerging middle class. Who will benefit from this near certain doubling of the market? Certainly one of the strongest cases comes from Airbus and the rest of the 3,000 French companies working in the field of aerospace. More than Airbus The European aviation industry, the production, maintenance and support of civil aircraft, is currently second largest in the world following the US’s Boeing led sector. It is undeniably integral to France in producing jobs and growth, as it is the largest foreign looking sector with 22 billion euros in net exports. Many SMEs depend and service Airbus and these will directly benefit from the impending expansion of the giant’s aircraft deliveries, as for the A320 for example, rising from 42 to the target of 50 planes per month. Aside Airbus’s presence, there are many smaller companies that have succeeded independently and are capturing attention abroad. For example, Mapaero produces paint for airplane interiors and exteriors, such as for aircraft’s wheels. They rapidly acquire new airlines as clients, the company being particularly innovative as its products are in line with recent EU regulations restricting chemicals in paint. The company’s attempts to limit impact on environment will also secure it a bright future. Ready for Take Off The French aviation industry is currently well diversified, mature and a world leader. What are its prospects for the future? It seems hard for things to get better, but it certainly looks this way. Brice Robin, Ubifrance’s project head explains that the industry is not lingering on its current successes: “Yes, over the last 100 years France has a history with aviation. This however is never enough, and we have to look to innovation for the future. For example French companies spend an average of 14% of their revenues on R&D.” Innovation is incredibly important for France to extend its advantage in a market that requires the utmost quality in order to ensure the security and longevity of its very expensive products to its prospective clients. Mr. Robin adds that there is an industry pressure for firms to “deliver faster, perfect parts with high level of quality, and better products with new technology, such as lower weight.” There are competitors arising in developing markets such as Brazil, China and Russia. However, they are likely to have difficulty in competing with France’s knowhow and completeness of services.  Mr. Robin explains, as an example, that the French maintenance’s market provides a one-stop shop for clients and this reduces costs as well as being convenient: “Today buyers don’t only look at the cost of aircraft, but also the maintenance and all else surrounding the aircraft since they will keep the aircraft for 25 to 35 years. They will also be renovating the aircraft interior every 5 to 10 years.” An airline doing business in France will not only purchase from Airbus but also look to other French companies, some located as near as the Toulouse metropolitan area, that provide maintenance and other support in usage such as refurbishment.  Mr. Robin puts this all in perspective of the emerging competition of the French industry: “Clients cannot supply all of their parts and components from a new player in an emerging market because some technologies, materials, designs, and new processes there will not be available and this is a French advantage.“ For example, for the maintenance of certain structural parts that are produced by Airbus, there is a requirement of special certification that can only be found amongst French engineers. Ubifrance and French SMEs Ubifrance helps French companies find clients and partners abroad. For example, Win MS participated with Ubifrance at trade shows in Dubai and was able to attain contacts with local airlines. Their aeronautical maintenance equipment were very impressive to Qatar Air, world’s second most preferred airline according to the World Airline Awards.  Aeroform provides repairing equipment for composite materials, much of which can be found in the structure of modern aircrafts. The company was looking for one distributor in Spain and Germany, and with help of Ubifrance was able to attain a list of seven to ten possible suitors in each of the markets. In three months they signed one distributor in each country and are now working with Ubifrance to achieve the same results in the Russian market. For further information about French exporting companies, please go to: http://www.ubifrance.com/french-exporters-directory/companies.aspx?k=&z=&c=&ca=3&sca=75 Airbus : http://www.airbus.com/   Aeroform : http://www.aeroform-france.fr/ Mapaero : http://www.mapaero.com/en/  

And the Winners are...

UBIFRANCE - 20-nov.-2014 14:04:45
UBIFRANCE, the trade section of the French Embassy, hosted last night its annual Networking Cocktail at the French Résidence. Last night was also the official annoucement of the V.I.E Awards Winners : Angéli ne Dubois ( Société Générale ) and Capucine Pillu (Jameson - Pernod Ricard). Congrats to the m both for a great achievement. From our 80 guests last night, 55 quizz cards were returned to us. However, only  49 cards w ere admissible as multiple entries were not allowed..... let’s give everyone a fair chance ! We are delighted to announce our three quizz winners : -           Jeanne DEYGUN (CACEIS ) -           Jean-pierre TRAN (DEXIA ) -           Félix JULIEN (EUROCHENE ) The winners will be contacted seperately.   For those curious enough, you will find below the anwers to our quizz:   In what year did Ireland join the European Union  ?          1973    The pressure in a bottle of champagne compared to that in a tyre is?        3 times higher Which famed Hollywood director of “The Quiet Man” was born Sean O’Feeney in 1894, in Spiddal County Galway ?        John Ford    How many members were registered with the French Federation of Gaelic Football in 2013?      463 Halloween is derived from which Irish festival?      Samhain How high is Mont Blanc?          4 810m   We would like to thank everyone for attending our event, we hope you had an enjoyable evening and we look forward to working with you all again. We also like to thank our sponsors Société Générale , AIR France and the CCEF for their generous contributions to the VIE awards.   UBIFRANCE

MEDICA COMPAMED 2014

VICENZOTTI Marine - 14-nov.-2014 09:59:55
MEDICA is the world’s largest international medical technology exhibition and congress. This year, the edition will take place from 12th to 15th November in Düsseldorf, Germany .     With more than 70 countries represented, world’s leading companies in the medical sector will exhibit innovative equipments, medicines and treatments, covering every area of the sector.   UBIFRANCE agency will gather in the French Pavilion a delegation of 168 companies over 6 thematic exhibition areas:   National and international joint participants, electromedicine, medical technology (Hall 17) Disposables, commodities and consumer goods, textiles (Hall 7a) Physiotherapy, orthopaedic equipment (Halls 4 et 5) Laboratory equipment, diagnostics (Hall 3) Compamed : a trade fair for the medical supplier industry and product development (Hall 8b)   Key figures for MEDICA 2013 :   More than 132,000 trade visitors from 120 countries across all continents 53 % from countries outside of Europe 4,618 exhibitors from all 66 countries Approximately 116,000 m2 of exhibition space  
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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 ( www.ubifrance.com )   Busine

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