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 +971 50 708 24 69    Miryem Oukas Press attaché +971 56 857 66 13
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: 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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