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Diptyque’s first stand-alone boutique in Southeast Asia is now open at Pavilion KL !

Lyslie Legendre - 09-août-2017 09:05:47
After 2 years in Malaysia, Diptyque decided to turn its chic kiosk into a classic, Parisian-inspired design flagship boutique and an olfactory experience. This Malaysian outlet is a new version of the iconic original design of Diptyque’s Boulevard St. Germain boutique in Paris but with its own unique local touch, an artistic reinterpretation of the traditional Wau Bulan, added to the floor. Aside from scents including candle, fragrance and skin care this new Diptyque store now houses the brand’s famous fashion and home decor collection. Sources: www.buro247.my // www.lofficielmalaysia.com

More than 1,340 companies in the French medical device sector !

Lyslie Legendre - 01-août-2017 12:22:15
Did you know that there are more than 1,340 companies in the French medical device sector, generating revenues of €28 billion? Did you know that France is the fifth largest market in the world for human medicines, and the second largest in Europe ! In a country reputed for its food and lifestyle, it’s not surprising that health is serious business that gets a lot of attention. France has a community-based healthcare system consisting of 350,000 healthcare professionals, 3,111 hospitals (1,416 public sector, 683 privately run non-profit hospitals and 1,012 private clinics), France is ranked fourth among OECD countries for the number of hospitals per inhabitant and is the top OECD country for access to healthcare. France is also ranked fourth in the world for medical facilities and technology, covering products and equipment in a wide field ranging from syringes and in-vitro diagnostics to MRI scanners. There are over 1,340 medical equipment and facilities providers in France earning €28 billion in revenues. Over half these providers are also engaged in R&D. Moreover, 92% are SMEs, helping France to export medical products worth €8 billion per year. For example, Alcis, based in Besançon (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region), may not be as well known as the Vauban citadel, but the heart valves and catheters the firm produces are sold throughout the world. Alcis employs 25 people and earns over half its US$2.7 million revenue abroad in the Chinese, American, Canadian and Brazilian markets. France is the fifth largest world market and the second largest European market for medicines. In 2015, revenues from pharmaceutical products exceeded €53 billion, nearly half of which came from exports. France’s dynamic and innovative pharmaceutical industry can boast about one of the biggest R&D spends in the French private sector, accounting for 9.8% of revenues of all pharmaceutical companies. France has every justification to be proud of Sanofi, a French company ranked third in the world that spends €5.2 billion on R&D. People say the French are ageing, and they’re right: the number of people aged 60 and over is due to rise from 15 million today to 20 million by 2030, while the number of people over 85 is expected to rise from 1.4 million to 4.8 million by 2050… all of which promises to be a boon for France’s burgeoning Silver Economy! France has dynamic companies fiercely competing to come up with innovative solutions for new customers in this market worth €93 billion in 2013 that is expected to hit €130 billion by 2020 (up 5% per year). French creativity has also been noticed by the reputed MIT Technology Review, which showcases the innovative capacity of up-and-coming entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers in a variety of sectors every year. Ten French innovators were singled out in 2016, three of them in the Health Tech category, including synthetic biologist Xavier Duportet, winner of the 2013 “Worldwide Innovation Challenge”. At his Biotech PhageX startup, he is working on smart antibiotics for microbiome precision editing (eradicating only antibiotic-resistant bacteria while leaving useful bacteria untouched). If he achieves his goal, he will have found the answer to the huge antibiotic resistance issue the World Health Organization says is the most serious threat of the 21st century.   So yes, the French health industry is in great shape, best epitomized perhaps by the cutting-edge French medical innovation that created the world’s first artificial heart designed by Carmat: proof, if any were needed, that tomorrow’s healthcare is already a reality in France today! Source : Creative France

More Malaysian tourists are expected in France next year

Lyslie Legendre - 26-juil.-2017 04:50:49
The France Tourism Development Agency (Atout France) is expecting South East Asian tourist arrival to pick up early next year, supported by the strengthening of the Asian currency against the euro. Atout France regional director for ASEAN, Morad Tayebi said the tourist arrival from this region, especially Malaysia, had dropped about 20 per cent last year as compared to 2015. "The weakening of Asian currencies against the euro has badly hit the tourism sector, especially tourists from Malaysia, having dropped to 120,000 last year as compared to 150,000 arrivals in 2015," he told reporters during a media luncheon and briefing here Thursday. He said another factor which affected the tourism sector in France was the terrorism factor which not only hit Paris but the entire European countries as well. However, Morad added, Atout France would be focusing on halal tourism next year, expected to contribute about eight million on overall tourist arrival. He urged Muslim tourists not to worry about the halal food in France as the country had the largest Muslim population in Europe, attributing to about six million. "Last year, we reported about 83 million tourist arrivals, including about 10 per cent Muslim tourists. "Next year, we plan to focus on halal tourism in order to increase the number of tourist arrivals, not only from Middle Eastern countries but also South East Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand," said Morad.   He stressed that most five-star rated hotels in France offered halal menu while their rooms displayed ’qibla’ direction and were equipped with prayer room. -- BERNAMA Source : www.english.astroawani.com/malaysia-news/france-eyeing-increased-tourist-arrival-malaysia-next-year-149158 

First partnership for Valiram and Business France to promote France and French products

Lyslie Legendre - 21-juil.-2017 06:24:11
At KLIA & KLIA2 domestic terminals, Shoppers at The Valiram Group’s Flying Emporium stores have the chance to win a trip for two to Provence as part of a major consumer campaign, which runs from now until 4 August. Destination France is the first travel retail partnership between Business France and Valiram, promoting Provence as a travel destination in France. The shop-and-win campaign is open to shoppers at KLIA & KLIA2 who spend RM250 at Flying Emporium stores. The grand prize is a five-day, four-night stay at Club Med’s Opio in Provence, with return air tickets provided by Air France-KLM. Other prizes include four premium gift hampers containing French chocolates, fragrances and cosmetics. Valiram KLIA Travel Retail General Manager Raj Daswani said: “At Flying Emporium we carry the best of France in chocolates, fragrances, cosmetics and skincare. It is only natural that we extend that celebration of French joie de vivre to our customers with the chance of a free trip.”   Business France Director and Trade Commissioner Nasser El Mamoune said: “With 83 million foreign tourists visiting France, the country’s dynamic tourist sector boasts new dynamics and opportunities. We want to create awareness of French hospitality businesses such as Air France-KLM and Club Med to tourists in Malaysia. Working with Valiram is a great collaboration because Flying Emporium has 45,000 visitors daily.” Source :  www.moodiedavittreport.com

LOUIS QUATORZE Launches in Style at Metrojaya, Mid Valley Megamall

Lyslie Legendre - 30-mai-2017 05:54:11
LOUIS QUATORZE was founded in 1980 by Paul Barrate, who was born into a prominent family of French leather artisans. The vrand was named after the Sun King, Louis XIV of France, and was meant to properly reinterpret the sophisticated French noble culture, flavors of art, and the artisan spirit which thrived during Louis XIV’s time. With goal of echoing the flamboyant period of when French culture and art reached its pinnacle, LOUIS QUATORZE has inherited and developed the beautiful Versailles culture with elegant, intellectual, and modern style in its collections, which include handbags, small leather goods, gloves, watches, dress shirts, scarves, ties, and eyewear. LOUIS QUATORZE products represent rich heritage of craftsmanship, French style, and elegance and take deep pride in its superior product quality, and commitment to excellent customer service. On 25 th of May 2017, the French origin brand of leather goods and accessories has officiated its first ever concept store in Malaysia. Launched in one of Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent malls – this first concept store was launched presence of the country’s most influential and recognized celebrities and members of the media. The opening gala event of the first concept store was attended by over a hundred guests.   Today, the brand is available at over 130 department and specialty stores across France, United Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Cambodia, Korea and connects with worldwide customers through its online platform.

EUMCCI-UTM Seminar on Ocean Energy: Aqua Powering the Future

Jean Poireau - 05-déc.-2016 08:32:12
  Business France , as part of the project Support for European Business in South East Asia Malaysia Markets Component - SEBSEAM and as the leader of the sector "Energy and Environment" , has organized a symposium on Marine Renewable Energies (MRE). The event was organized in collaboration with the European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Malaysia ( EUMCCI) and the Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM ).   The event, dedicated to investment opportunities in the MRE sector, allowed 6 French companies ( Bardot Ocean, DCNS, Guinard Energies, NOV-BLM, Principia, Sabella ), all specialized in Ocean Thermal Energy, Tidal Barrage, Tidal Current Energy and Wave Energy to meet with local actors of the MRE sector (Universities, local authorities and private actors).   Programs over the two days included general market analysis, networking sessions and presentations of the European know-how and offer. This event offered a good opportunity to European companies to better understand the market and to meet with the local players.  

Esthetics International Group Berhad and the French beauty equipment company LPG have signed a distribution agreement

Lyslie Legendre - 07-nov.-2016 10:33:49
The distribution agreement was signed earlier this year between the whollyowned subsidiary of EIG (EIG Dermal Wellness) and LPG Systems (LPG) which grants the Malaysian company the exclusive right to sell and distribute LPG skin care equipment through the professional beauty and wellness market in Malaysia for a period of one year. The agreement enables EIG to further leverage and expand its distribution of professional skin care and beauty equipment through all appropriate distribution channels, including professional salons. Source :www.bloomberg.com 
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Welcome to the French Trade Commission – Business France office in Malaysia! “Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.” As a member of the French diplomatic network in Malaysia, Business France’s three missions are: - Fostering export growth by French businesses. - Promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

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