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COP21: Solutions Gallery

Romain Lonchambon - 02-déc.-2015 11:01:21
  From 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget, France   The Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) this December is intended to result in an international climate agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. This agreement must be capable of driving forward the reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions so as to restrict the rise in the Earth’s mean temperature by the end of the century to 2°C above the pre-industrial level. Against this background, Reed Expositions France has been working with the General Secretariat of COP21 to organize the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] from 2nd to 9th December in the Museum of Air and Space at Le Bourget. Intended to support the diplomatic negotiations, the Gallery will be an exhibition of low carbon solutions exclusively reserved for professionals, and its mission will be to demonstrate that solutions do exist and to accelerate their market uptake. Occupying an area of 10,000 m2, running for seven days, and accessible from the Blue Zone (COP negotiations zone), the Galerie des Solutions [Solutions Gallery] will present innovative solutions developed and applied by companies, industries or territories that are designed to reduce the impact of economic activities on the climate: equipment, technologies, new models of organization and reproducible best practices… Over twenty countries will be represented including: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, the United Kingdom,… More specifically, the Ivory Coast, one of the African countries most committed to climate questions, will have a strong presence through a stand presenting initiatives and projects in the country, a broadcast from the TV studio, and visits by numerous officials from the country. As host country, what France has to offer will take pride of place in a dedicated space at the heart of the exhibition. It is therefore planned to demonstrate solutions – including clean vehicles in a dedicated outdoor space – and to stage special events, such as themed days that are integrated into the schedule of COP21, broadcasts and interviews with companies in a TV studio (eg. daily transport programme with Fer de France), guided tours and site visits for UN delegations. Other highlights will be prestige events such as networking sessions in a dedicated lounge, business lunches, VIP receptions in the heart of Paris… It will also host the official awards ceremonies for two sets of awards. The first Climate Solutions Awards, which will carry the COP21 label. Organized by Orée, AdEME, C3D, Crédit Coopératif, Solutions COP21, the Shift Project and World Efficiency, these will provide recognition for innovative solutions put forward by French SMEs or major groups to reduce energy consumption, limit greenhouse gases and preserve resources. There will also be the ceremony for the international Green Building Solutions Awards, which will be presented for outstanding examples of sustainable construction (building, technical solutions or materials) undertaken in countries covered by Construction21 or in its partner countries. Over 20,000 professional visitors are expected: participants in COP21 (heads of state, ministers, UN delegations from 197 countries), professionals (private and public sector decision makers and specifiers, delegations invited by the organizers…) and representatives of the media (printed press, radio, television, blogs). Official website : http://www.lagalerie-cop21.com/  

Institutional event: Saudi-French Business Forum

Romain Lonchambon - 29-juil.-2015 13:58:27
2nd Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum : An initiative of the Saudi-French Joint Commission Riyadh, Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th of October 2015 More information on the event soon... Main Partners: - Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Saudi Arabia) - Business France (French Trade Commission) - MEDEF International (France) - Saudi-French Business Council (CAFS) - Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC) - Direction Generale du Tresor (DGT - France) - Embassy of France in KSA (France)

3 MAJOR FRENCH TRADE DELEGATIONS VISITING SAUDI ARABIA

Romain Lonchambon - 21-mai-2015 14:11:13
Press Release A high-level French trade delegation comprising of over 33 prominent companies, met with leading Saudi Groups to discuss potential partnerships and business opportunities in fast growing sectors: electricity, telecommunications and poultry. The 3 Delegations of French business men, led by the “Chargé d’Affaires” of the Embassy of France, Mr. Eric Giraud-Telme have been able to meet with all important decision makers during this business trip, organized by BUSINESS FRANCE , the French Trade Commission in Riyadh, in cooperation with SEC, AL FANAR, STC, ZAIN, Ministry of Agriculture, ADF and many other partners. The bilateral trade between France and Saudi Arabia has gone up significantly through the past few years but are still far below the excellent political relations built up between the two governments. Total bilateral trade reached more than 10 billion euro in 2014, Saudi imports from France amounting to 2.9 billion euro while Saudi exports to France accounted for more than 7 billion euro.   Over 70 French companies have been active in the Saudi market with an investment estimated at 15 billion USD.       France was the 2nd biggest exporter of Poultry products to Saudi Arabia in 2013, with more than 150 000 tons sold to the Kingdom’s market. Between 2009 and 2013, our exports of poultry products to Saudi Arabia have increased of 64%, showing the excellent performance of French breeders and exporters and the steady growth of KSA consumption as well. Our market shares have progressed of 3 points during the same years, representing nowadays almost 20% of total imports. The Saudi poultry sector is currently undertaking major expansions, following the objective of the Saudi Government to reach auto-sufficiency. French companies understand very well the new evolutions and came to work closely with local breeders and producers to share their know-how and support them in reaching the new objectives targeted by the Saudi authorities.   Telecommunications equipment exports from France was estimated at 69 Million Euros at the end of 2014, growing 5,3% compared to the previous year (2013), and representing 2,3% instead of 1,9% in 2013, of total French exports towards Saudi Arabia. The increase of the share of French Telecoms equipment exports to KSA shows the strong and steady growth of this sector in this country. Saudi Arabia counts for 50% of the population below 24 years old, more than 14.3 million internet users with 53% Internet penetration rate and estimated 88% smartphone penetration rate in 2015. Saudi telecom operators such as STC, Mobily and ZAIN, are considered as strategic partners for the French services and equipment suppliers.   France was exporting electrical equipment for a value estimated to 493 million USD in 2014, against 433 million USD in 2010, representing an increase of our bilateral trade in this sector, of 14% during the past 4 years. Those numbers are far below the total imports of Saudi Arabia for electrical equipment that have progressed of 72,6% during the same period of time, representing a total of more than 17,7 billion USD at the end of 2013. SEC estimates that electricity consumption should reach 100 GW by 2040. French suppliers want to grab further market shares through the future developments of new power plants and transmission networks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   France is actively involved in the Kingdom’s diversification, job creation and training for the direct benefit of Saudi youth and with the support of French groups and SME’s settled locally or willing to work within KSA in the near future. Schneider Electric, leading electrical equipment manufacturer, heading the 3 visiting delegations, together with Bank Saudi Fransi and Naos International Human Resources Cabinet have shown the way to the new companies, during the past 3 days.   With the last official visit of Mr. Francois Hollande, President of France, in Saudi Arabia, on the occasion of the GCC summit organized in Riyadh beginning of May, the bilateral relations between the two countries has reached a new stage, through the existing strategic partnership that will allow significant reinforcement of trade and industrial ventures, and will facilitate major projects to be developed jointly in the forthcoming years. The visit of those 3 important delegations in Saudi Arabia is a another achievement demonstrating the fruitful and trustful relationship existing between France and Saudi Arabia, taking place before the organization of the Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum to be held in Riyadh on October 12 th and 13 th with the support of the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Industry.    

So French, so good ! France adds zest to its gourmet exports !

Aurélien NEU - 15-juil.-2014 13:18:34
  What else could you expect from France, where gastronomic quality is so vital? Yet cultivating taste buds the world over also pays off in economic terms; French Gourmet as a sector is worth 7 Billion Euros, covering 250 categories, amounting to 16% of the French food industry’s total exports. 1200 companies, 90% of them SMEs, are actively seeking and opening up export markets.   What French people consider as “typical”, the rest of the world perceives as symbolizing culinary art that can only be “Made in France.” Christophe Monnier, the expert for the Gourmet sector at UBIFRANCE, describes a high-end market with a broad range of dynamic diversity. He starts with baked goods, biscuits and chocolate , accounting for 50% of French gourmet exports. In the vast feast of consumables to be delighted in, two characteristically French trends stand out. First, there is an absolute respect for authentic flavor and tradition – neatly summed up by the French word terroir . Each gourmet product has its unique story, and that is how they need to be marketed. Secondly, with health concerns and awareness coming to the fore, carefully prepared organic and eco-friendly brands coming from France engender recognition and trust all around the world.   Major players in the gourmet sector like Valrhona (high quality chocolates), Rougie (famous French foie gras), Bridor (French bakery), Boirons ( fruit and vegetable coulis) and many other French companies are learning to be more reactive in providing service for their foreign accounts, to be more organized in responding to demanding foreign markets, in following up on orders quickly. Reliable logistics is the name of the game. Experts at UBIFRANCE like Christophe Monnier help up to 830 prospecting companies leverage their efforts in such programs as Saveurs de France , where French exporters demonstrate their know-how in new markets, such as in Latin America or in Asia. He also sets up highly selective – and profitable -- encounters with Purchasing Agents.   Naturally, French suppliers devote their greatest effort to the French domestic market, eventually moving on to satisfy demand in French-speaking zones. Yet growth in 2013 was hard to come by in countries such as Switzerland (0.4%) and Belgium (4.2%), which offer relatively saturated outlets. Encouraged by the French emigration to London, more intrepid companies crossed the channel to the UK (8.9%). The companies in the know moved beyond these traditional markets. This is where double-digit sparks fly, with Austria (17.1%) and Russia (13.5%) providing substantial growth in 2013. In fact, the further exporters go, the bigger the rewards are. In Asia, China weighed in at 33.3%, Singapore at 14.3% and Hong Kong at 12.8% growth. As far as the Middle East is concerned, companies marketing gourmet to Dubai and Saudi Arabia were rewarded by a growth rate of more than 20%.   According to Mr. Monnier, there are three prestigious showcases for French talent. He mentions SIAL and EUROPAIN known to be   venue s where deals get done, especially for consumer products. The ultimate culinary event has to be the Cuisine Summit at SIRHA in Lyon. All the French know-how is mobilized to create an exceptional experience in 40,000 square meters, capped by the prestigious prize, the “Bocuse d’Or”, a televised cooking competition among the world’s most renowned chefs representing their countries. Only creative excellence, fabulous ingredients and culinary brio stand a chance of winning!

FRANCE, GUEST OF HONOUR IN THE SAUDI HEALTH 2014

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 19-mai-2014 09:40:32
In response to the invitation of the Saudi Authorities who have placed France as guest of honour for the 2nd edition of the Saudi Health show, about 20 French companies will be present at the show to be held in Riyad from the 19th to the 21st of May 2014. At the pavilion organized by UBIFRANCE -the French Agency for International Business Development- manufacturers, large industrial groups and large institutions will mix to highlight the french know-how in terms of quality of care, research and proposed products. A French ministerial delegation will be present at the opening of the exhibition. This french Pavilion at the Saudi Health will materialize the will of cooperation between the two countries in the field of health that has started in november 2013 during the meetings between the french and saudi’s Health authorities, headed by the Saudi Minister of Health and the French Minister of Foreign Trade, and that was carried on on the occasion of the visit of François Hollande, the President of the French Republic, last december. Moreover, cooperation agreements have been signed after these meetings. France is determined to be a partner in the present development of the Saudi healthcare market. France has a high quality internationally recognized medicine, and a large number of ideas in terms of innovation. France is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of sales, behind the United States, Germany and Japan. It also benefits of a rich ecosystem of technological, scientific and clinical perspective. Four major French groups are committed, through their respective subsidiaries,  to the development of the french know-how. SANOFI, followed by ORANGE, SCHNEIDER and AIRBUS GROUP will sponsor at the same time the French Pavilion and  the related events. AIRBUS GROUP will sponsor Carmat, the SME at the origin of the first artificial heart in the world to be implanted recently in a human being. The French Pavilion will highlight a diverse and innovative offer: from vans, to medical devices, molecular diagnostics, mobile devices, e-health, medical imaging or air treatment (AEDMAP, AIRINSPACE, COMEPA, EVOLUCARE, GENEWAVE, GRUAU, IGIENAIR INTEGRAL PROCESS, MAIDIS MEDIAN TECHNOLOGIES, SPENDLER and TOUTENKAMION.) Invited by the Saudi Health Authorities, the institutionals -IHU and the French institutes for reseach- will be present at the initiative in order to strengthen the relations they have established and  to achieve a certain number of projects already underway. We count on the presence of APHP (Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris), the Imagine Institute (Research Center for genetic diseases), ICAN (Cardiometabolic and Nutrition Institute) and IGR (Gustave Roussy Institute). Press contacts Tarek Solimane Head of Communication& press office Tarek.solimane@ubifrance.fr +971 50 708 24 69    Miryem Oukas Press attaché Miryem.oukasmessidi@ubifrance.fr +971 56 857 66 13

A Saudi-French Business Forum in Paris

Aurélien NEU - 30-mars-2013 12:20:09
The First Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum will be launched in Paris on April 10-12 . The forum is organized on the Saudi side by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, jointly with the Committee for International Trade of the Council of Saudi Chambers and the Saudi-French Business Council (CAFS). On the French side, the forum is organized by MEDEF International, the French Ministry of Finance (Treasury Department) with the participation of Ubifrance for the B2B’s. It will take place at the Grand Hotel Intercontinental. As the Saudi Gazette emphasized in an article published Saturday March 30 th , the French Ambassador to the Kingdom, His Exc., M. Bertrand Besancenot, mentioned that “more than 300 French companies will attend, while close to 200 businessmen and official representatives have already confirmed their participation in the Saudi delegation, emphasizing that the forum has got a strong political backing with the expected participation of four ministers from each side – representing a new step in the strengthening of the French-Saudi relationship.   The forum will include a plenary session and workshops on April, 11 th , a morning session and B2B’s on April, 12 th .   Full details can be found on the site www.sfbf.com and http://poolo.kermeet.com/C/medefv6/?Jpto=116&IdEvent=835 ).  

9 French companies in Saudi Arabia for B to B Meeting in the health sector

Stéphanie HANNA - 16-oct.-2012 07:52:22
From June 17 to 20, 9 French companies from the health sector visited Saudi Arabia to meet key local players. In total, more than 70 B2B meetings were organized in Jeddah and Riyadh, as well as two visits to hospitals, all with the support of the Regional Health Attaché, the Ambassador and the Consul General who agreed to receive the companies in their residence. Companies have welcomed the organization of the operation and said the visits allowed them actually to understand the importance of the market demand and the level of health infrastructure in the Kingdom. Next step, Arab Health Dubai in January 2013.
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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. For further information, please visit: www.businessfrance.fr Saudi Arabia: Business France has two offices in KSA : the Head Office in Riyadh (within the French embassy), and a branch in Jeddah (within the French Consulate). Business France in Saudi Arabia supports between 100 and 150 French companies each year, through individual

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