Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta, from the 14th to 17th of March 2017: Business Forum on Energy Efficiency and Future Grid

Shahrir Shahreza - 30-mars-2017 10:44:15
11 French industry experts had the opportunity to meet with major actors in the Malaysian and Indonesian markets. The continuous support from the national electricity operators from Indonesia, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and Malaysia, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), has undoubtedly ensured the success of this event. This year was the 3rd edition in Malaysia and the first in Indonesia. This platform has allowed our French companies to showcase their know-how within these fast growing markets of ASEAN. The event also provides a conducive and constructive environment through B2B meetings, where both local key players and French companies, were able to share their expertise and understanding on how they could work together in the near future. All participants agreed that the occasion has facilitated their business development activities and also promoted new business opportunities.

Colas Rail won Malaysia MRT2 package

Kim Hwa KHOO - 05-juil.-2016 09:28:19
MRT Corp has awarded the system work package SY205 of MRT Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya (SSP) Line (MRT2) to Colas Rail Consortium. The RM 693.03 million (152.46 million euro) package includes the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of power supply and distribution system. The decision was made following a One-Stop Procurement Committee Meeting (OSPC) chaired by Prime Minister Datuk Sri Najib Razak. Meanwhile, the system work page of commercial telecom and information technology has been awarded to local company Sapura – EVD Consortium, while another local company SN Akmida Holding Sdn Bhd has won the construction of Sungai Besi Police Quarters.   To be able to win the bidding process, foreign companies need to prove in their tender that they have created joint venture with local company, with the weightage of work undertaken by the local company to be no less than 30%.  MRT requires local companies to participate actively in the MRT Project to further encourage knowledge transfer into Malaysian economy .

May 29th – June 3rd 2016 « Bpifrance, Société Générale & Business France: French Infrastructures Excellence Trade Mission »

Guillaume SCHICKELE - 08-juin-2016 04:22:16
From the 29 th May to 3 rd June 2016 a French Infrastructure Excellence trade mission was co-organized by BusinessFrance, BpiFrance and Société Générale. A delegation of 16 French companies were hosted by the respective Business France offices located in Singapore & Kuala Lumpur. Singapore and Malaysia are considered by recent surveys as the top 2 most attractive infrastructure markets in Asia, which resulted in decision to appoint the two nations as joint host countries for a French Infrastructure Excellence mission. The 16 French companies who were selected for the mission are experts in fields of infrastructure, with a focus on railways solutions, construction equipment and services, urban innovation and energy systems. The companies were selected by Business France (Trade Commission), Bpifrance, the French Public Investment Bank and by Société Générale, one of the leading financial Banking and services groups in Europe. The purpose of this mission was to highlight the potential areas of business between French companies and the Malaysian market, with the aim of creating new partnerships and collaborations in the near future. On the morning of 1 st June, the delegation was welcomed in Kuala Lumpur by His Excellency Mr. Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France and by Mr. Nasser El Mamoune, French Trade Commissioner and Director of Business France in Malaysia. After several key presentations on macroeconomic topics and cultural differences in Malaysia, a networking lunch was organized with members of various public agencies as well as key players in the infrastructure sector. The first two days of the mission were dedicated to Business meetings, and the second day ended with a business coaching session and a cocktail at the Residence of France.  The mission was a real success, with very promising results and a clear demonstration of the strong potential and value-add of French expertise in Malaysia and South-East Asia.

SAVE THE DATE –World Nuclear Exhibition moves to the summer (28-30 June 2016)

Kim Hwa KHOO - 09-mai-2016 03:28:07
Following on from its successful launch, the  World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE)  will be held for the second time from 28 th  to 30 th  June 2016  at Paris Le Bourget, hall 2B. Larger and more international, it will occupy 50% more space and is expected to attract over 10,000 visitors from all around the world.     Highly international and business oriented, this biennial event covers the entire civil nuclear industry and will enable all those involved to present their know-how, to discuss experiences and best practices, to forge partnerships, to find new suppliers and to build their exports.     “The civil nuclear industry in the global energy mix” is the theme of the second WNE . Extending the operating lives and maintaining existing power plants, new projects and future technologies, the fuel cycle, finance, skills and training… These are the key themes that will be addressed during the various events and high points that will take place during WNE 2016: the Awards Ceremony, panel discussions, exhibitor workshops followed by networking sessions, business meetings, side events for professionals and visits to industrial sites.     New in 2016…   Innovation and technologies at the heart of the event   The nuclear industry is a high tech industry in which research and innovation play major roles. Being held for the second time, WNE will shine the spotlight on the companies that ensure the industry’s excellence by organizing a wide ranging support programme:   §   Innovation Planet,  dedicated to young, innovative companies from all over the world. §   An innovation competition,   culminating in an awards ceremony, §   Meet the Experts,  informal discussions with technical experts.    Focus on training requirements and employment   Modelled on the 2014 “Business opportunities”, sessions will be offered to countries with specific training needs. Given that the industry requires highly qualified employees, it is not always easy for countries that are new entrants to nuclear power to ensure that they have the right human resources. The  Training Planet is  designed to respond to these needs.   Indian companies which attended in 2014 WNE ·         HI-NUC ENGINEERING PVT. LTD., ·         INDREN SERVICES PVT. LTD. ·         GREENSTAR IMPEX PVT. LTD  ·         HEMENDRA METAL INDUSTRIES ·         CONFIGURATOR SOLUTIONS ·         CORE ENERGY SYSTEMS PVT. LTD ·         HI-NUC ENGINEERING PVT. LTD., ·         INDO FRENCH HIGH TECH EQUIPMENTS VIP : ·         WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES ·         LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED MIP : ·         EMBASSY OF INDIA, PARIS, ATOMIC ENERGY WING Major global companies which have already confirmed their participation in 2016 edition -          EDF/France -          AREVA/France -          ROSATOM / Russia -          WESTINGHOUSE / USA -          MITSUBISHI / MHI / Japan -          ASLTOM / France -          ASSYSTEM / France -          ROLL’S ROYCE / UK -          CGN / CHINA -          CNNC / CHINA International pavillons in WNE 2016 -          US, CANADA, UK, CHINA, SOUTH KOREA, POLAND, FINLAND, SPAIN, BELGIUM, JAPAN, RUSSIA, ARGENTINA To find out more about the exhibition, please visit      Press contacts Nathalie Laurent Nathalie Vinatier nathalie.vinatier@    

Meet French companies at VIVANESS, International trade fair for natural personal care

Lyslie Legendre - 04-févr.-2016 04:27:17
Nature has always been regarded as a source of energy and the best supplier of active ingredients for holistic care, vitalization and underlining people’s natural beauty.  VIVANESS in the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg is the international trade fair for natural cosmetics and is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016. VIVANESS is the meeting place for natural cosmetics manufacturers, natural cosmetics buyers, natural cosmetics traders and service providers from the international cosmetics sector. At VIVANESS you can make new business contacts and experience the variety of natural beauty products in a relaxed atmosphere.  Meet French exhibitors at the France Pavilion at VIVANESS :

A successful 3rd edition of the “French Beauty Rendez-Vous Malaysia”

Lyslie Legendre - 04-mai-2015 06:54:14
The French Beauty Rendez-Vous was organized by Business France Malaysia for the 3 rd time in Kuala Lumpur from the 23 rd to 24 th of April 2015. This year, 8 innovative French beauty companies were part of the delegation: Crème Simon, Evidens de Beauté, Laboratoires Ineldea, Indemne, Ixxi, Kadalys, Plisson and Thalion. The full day B2B session organized at the emblematic Residence of France was the occasion for these new comers to meet Malaysian professionals and potential distributors.   Prior to this day of meetings, Business France had organized a preliminary session for the French delegates to get fully accounted with Malaysia and the cosmetic scene in the country. Some of the most prominent Malaysian professionals and beauty blogger were present in the morning session. The delegation also visited some retail outlets and ended up the day with a fruitful networking event at the Bridgebar gathering beauty industry players in Malaysia. If you are interested in distributing French Beauty products do not hesitate to contact :

KL-Singapore rail link may miss 2020 deadline by two years

The Straits Time - 27-avr.-2015 12:05:05
  KL-Singapore rail link may miss 2020 deadline by two years According to sources, 2022 may now be a more realistic deadline for the completion of the mammoth project estimated to cost nearly RM40 billion (S$14.9 billion) as there are many "big moving parts" that have yet to be ironed out, rendering the 2020 deadline a tad too ambitious.   The high-speed rail project was first mooted in 2013 at a retreat in Singapore by the leaders from both countries - Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak.   Mr Lee is set to host Mr Najib at the next Leaders Retreat here on May 5, where many expect more details to be forthcoming on the mega project aimed at improving connectivity between both countries, and meeting the growing demand for an alternative mode of transport given the traffic congestion on the Causeway.   Despite signs that the high-level project may be somewhat delayed - it was earlier reported that construction could start in the third quarter of this year but now, sources say it may happen only closer to year-end or even in early 2016 - some crucial elements appear to be taking shape.   For one thing, just over a week ago the Malaysian Cabinet approved the high-speed rail project and the establishment of MyHSR Corp Sdn Bhd, a unit under the Ministry of Finance (MOF) tasked with undertaking the project.   It was reported by the Malaysian press that the MOF will invest in 10 million shares of MyHSR for RM1 per share as an "initial investment".   Last week, Mohd Nur Kamal, chief executive of Malaysias Land Public Transport Commission, told Malaysias The Star daily that the project could see Malaysia forking out more in terms of cost than Singapore as a bigger portion of the 340km rail link spans the Malaysian side.   He said the mobile infrastructure cost - such as rolling stock and system works - to be borne by Malaysia and Singapore would be determined based on the geographical span of the rail link. Mr Nur Kamal said that the overall plan was still being finalised and that details of the bilateral agreement between Malaysia and Singapore on the project - these include design, financing, governance, operations, security and immigration issues - are expected to be finalised by the third quarter, an important milestone to kickstart the project.   This giant rail project, touted as one of South-east Asias largest infrastructure projects, has already drawn great interest from construction and infrastructure stalwarts with firms from China and Japan pulling out all the stops for a big slice of the action.  
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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