French Tech Ticket: the French program for international startups

Viparda Sombatwachara - 23-juin-2016 04:08:58

French Tech Ticket: the French program for international startups After a successful first edition, the French Tech Ticket program is back for season 2, with more incubators all over France ready to welcome the most talented entrepreneurs, and even more startup-tailored benefits including a € 45,000 prize money for the winners! While 23 startup projects out of more than 700 applications were awarded a French Tech Ticket last year, 70 projects will be selected to join one of the 41 partner incubators all over France! The French Tech Ticket awarded projects will be revealed in December for the new class to arrive in France in January 2017. And we’re delighted to announce that applications are now open! Entrepreneurs from all over the world will be able to apply until August 24 th 2016. So what’s in it for French Tech Ticket winners?   The welcome package has been expanded to offer new laureates the best possible start in France, with a combination of funding, incubation, ongoing support and advice: Funding: € 45,000 per team with no loss of equity (€ 20k to cover personal costs and € 25k to cover professional services) Resident Permit: Fast-track procedure to obtain a French resident permit 12 months incubation: Dedicated office space in one of France’s 41 partner incubators. Acceleration program: Tailored program of Masterclasses, Networking Events, Mentoring sessions… Soft Landing Pack: “Welcome Guide” and special offers from our partners to help winners relocate easily to France Help Desk: A dedicated contact to help foreign entrepreneurs through administrative procedures Learn more about the program and apply now!          

A first class reference for Lumiplan in Sotchi

Chutima CHANKUNASUKA - 09-juin-2014 10:30:59

  Ski area operators must take advantage of a state-of the-art dynamic communication system to improve consumer experience, safety and comfort, and thus increase loyalty. With this goal in mind, Lumiplan Montagne has set out to develop real-time information solutions that are specific to ski resorts. For Sotchi 2014 Olympic Games, Lumiplan Montagne installed in the Alpine Ski Center Rosa Khutor a total of 11 hardware totems, combining high-visibility LED screens and dynamic trail maps displaying in real-time the lifts and trails openings. Thanks to Lumiplan’s unique one-time data entry platform Infoneige, the resort can broadcast consistent content on every device: not only on LED screens and dynamic trail maps on the ski area, but also on screens at cash desks, on hotels TV channel, on the official website and on the resort’s own smartphone application created by Lumiplan. All this is run by only one central software! With Lumiplan’s global information system, ski resorts now have the possibility to use external, incoming information (lift openings, weather conditions, waiting time at the lifts, technical breakdown etc) to then broadcast automatically pre-set messages tailored to each situation. Lumiplan has optimized real-time communication far above any of its competitors, and will continue to do so to help building tomorrow’s ski resorts.

EMBALLAGE 2012: An exceptional 40th vintage!

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 24-sept.-2012 07:50:53

The International Packaging Exhibition EMBALLAGE will take place for its 40 th show at Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte in France from the 19 th to the 22th of November . With 1 300 exhibitors (48% international) and 89 000 visitors expected, the International Packaging Exhibition EMBALLAGE will highlight the innovative power of the packaging sector . Over four days, the packaging industry will display a comprehensive range of innovations and the extent of its know-how, expressed in the form of solutions to the demands arising from the packaging chain, ranging from raw materials to finished products not forgetting packaging machines and related services. PACK SMART – Innovations & solutions : Everything you need to k now! For Véronique Sestrières, Exhibition Director , “ EMBALLAGE 2012 will be an amazing place, enhancing all types of intelligence prevalent in the packaging industry.” More than ever before, packaging innovation has become a strategic issue, governing economic progress, for all the user industries. This 40 th exhibition will therefore be an exceptional commercial, sourcing and inspirational platform for each user sector. Growth underpinned by the emerging markets Global packaging production, estimated to be worth $670bn in 2010, is anticipated to generate $820bn by 2016 according to the latest market research conducted byPira International. [1] This growth is said to stem largely from urbanisation, investment in construction, the development of the health sector, and the growth of emerging and transitional economies such as China , India , Brazil and certain Eastern European countries. Greater purchasing power in these countries is likely to boost the demand both for household equipment and for consumables and packaging. The French packaging industry posted some 10% growth in 2010.   European packaging is now potentially “all in one” Comexposium’s EMBALLAGE 2012 surveyed European consumers in France, Germany, Italy and Spain with the help of OpinionWay [2] in May 2012. Packaging seems to solve all the paradoxes: it can be both “sexy and virtuous” for 65% of Europeans, “economical and eco-friendly” for 92%, and “beautiful and useful” for 65%. 40 th EMBALLAGE: the power of innovation in the packaging industry, highlighted at the heart of Hall 6.   “I love Pack, since 1947” , an unprecedented exhibition, displaying iconic packaging that has had a profound effect on consumption and created new user values.   PACK INNOVATION will stage the latest exhibitor innovations, chosen by a pre-selection committee and presented to the world press. The Pack Experts Committee will determine the winners of its Pack Experts’ Innovation Awards.   A unique platform for expressing ideas, EMBALLAGE TV , a live TV studio, will spotlight the latest news in packaging, from 10 a .m. to6 p.m.    PACK VISION will devote its conference cycle once again to the future of packaging.   The Remarkable Packaging & Alternatives exhibition will provide visitors with a world tour of wow factor packaging, as viewed by 6 design schools of different cultures.   Lastly, a conference programme focusing on the technical aspects of packaging will be organised by the SYMOP Forum .    More press information on:   @SalonEmballage,   EMBALLAGE-Packaging Exhibition – Paris EMBALLAGE Web TV     International Press Contact in France: Stéphanie DRYANDER                                                                  International Communications Officer COMEXPOSIUM 70 avenue du Général de Gaulle 92058 Paris-La Défense - France Tel: +33 1 76 77 12 80 Fax: +33 1 53 30 95 21   Regional press contact (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia): Ms. Ratchaneekorn MEKCHAI UBIFRANCE - Trade Commission, French Embassy in Thailand Tel.: + 66 (0)2 352 41 19 [1] Source: The Future of Global Packaging, SmithersPira, January 2012. [2] Survey conducted on a sample of 2,047 individuals, aged 18 and over, representing the French, German, Italian and Spanish populations, and formed according to the quota method in terms of sex, age and socio-professional category, after stratification by region. Results available on:


Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 24-sept.-2012 06:16:16

  OLYMPIC GAMES: GERFLOR’S GLOBAL SOLUTION   Gerflor supplied a global flooring solution for the London Olympic Games: floors for Volleyball, Sitting Volleyball and Handball competitions, floors for 100 double-decker buses and floors for public-hosting temporary structures produced by GL Events. Gerflor, through FIVB and IHF agreements, supplied courts for Volleyball and Handball tournaments during the recent Olympic Games, and courts for Sitting Volleyball during the Paralympic Games in London in 2012. Taraflex® sports flooring is the most widely specified sports surface in the world, it has been selected for nine consecutive Olympic Games from Montreal in 1976 to Beijing in 2008 for indoor surfaces like Handball, Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis. It all began back in 1976, when Taraflex® Sports Flooring were used to equip Volleyball and Handball courts at the Montreal Olympics. Flash forward to the present day, where for the 10 th time in a row, Taraflex® Sports Flooring (the world leader in indoor sports flooring with over 40 million m² installed worldwide since 1947) provided once again its know-how and experience to serve the world’s greatest sporting event. Gerflor’s ongoing presence at the Summer Olympics since Montreal in 1976 could lead us to believe that our participation is automatic… It is anything but! There are 2 crucial conditions to be selected as a sports equipment supplier: to be recommended to the local Organising Committee by international federations that highlight the products’ sports merits, and to be chosen by that Committee by providing a global and tailored implementation solution. Following several months of discussions with the LOCOG ( London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) determining our needs and requirements, Gerflor succeeded in developing a truly tailor-made offer with Taraflex™ Sport M Evolution Eco-Fit™.   Free-floating Eco-Fit™ System is economical and ecological! The system reduces the use of adhesive and VOC emissions (Volatile Organic Compounds) by 80%. The material is easy to recycle at the end of the product’s life and can save up to 50% compared to a standard renovation solution.    The partnership agreement’s official signing made Gerflor’s mandate official, who provided a complete solution: manufacturing, delivery, installation, technical assistance and dismantling of the courts for all Volleyball, Sitting Volleyball and Handball competitions. This involved the installation of 10 Volleyball courts in 4 different venues, 8 Handball courts in 3 venues, and 5 Sitting Volleyball courts in 2 venues. In addition to Taraflex® Sports Flooring, Gerflor supplied flooring for 100 double-decker buses , using Tarabus Helios NT. A special colour was developed specifically to equip those buses. Over 30,000 m² of Standard Tarasafe were installed in the GL Events temporary structures . Altogether, 50,000 m² of Gerflor flooring at stake! KEY FIGURES Over 17,500 m² in Taraflex® Sports Flooring installed About 6,000 m² in Tarabus Helios NT About 30,000 m² in Tarasafe for GL Events’ temporary structures O ver 50,000 m² in Gerflor flooring installed    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Ms. Emilie CHAVET Tel.: +33 (0)4 74 05 40 00 Fax: +33 (0)4 74 05 41 38 Email : PRESS CONTACT Regional press contact (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia): Ms. Ratchaneekorn MEKCHAI French Trade Commission - UBIFRANCE, French Embassy in Thailand Tel: + 66 (0)2 352 41 19 Email:

Europe’s largest training organisation, Cegos, sets up new Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 24-sept.-2012 04:52:00

Singapore – Cegos, Europe’s largest training organization, has set up its new Asia Pacific HQ in Singapore and has appointed Jeremy Blain as Managing Director to tap the huge potential in Learning & Development in this region. The Cegos Group was founded in 1926 in France, and is one of the world leaders in professional training for managers and their teams. In 2011, the Cegos Group achieved a turnover of SGD300 million and trained more than 200,000 managers internationally. Cegos’ new Singapore hub adds to its exisiting operations in China and Hong Kong and will give an extra dimension to Cegos’ services by making it more accessible to clients accross Asia Pacific. Cegos is one of the few global organizations which is able to support MNCs in their international training and development initiatives both at the corporate and local level. Jose Montes, President of Cegos International business said, "With faster growth in our international activities in Asia over the last two years in particular, we have reinforced our commitment to the region with increased investment, the very best people, a new Regional Head Office and a strong Partners network. Our clients in this region will now benefit from a strong coverage across Southeast Asia, China and Greater Asia. Jeremy Blain, who has made a full contribution to developing our international partners, projects and solutions, is incredibly experienced to lead and manage this new commitment”. “This move by Cegos supports its confidence in the Asia Pacific training and development market.   As corporations internationalize and go global, Cegos strongly believes it has a role in supporting them because talent development is key in any business strategy, especially now in times of economic uncertainty,” said Jeremy Blain. Managing Director, Cegos Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Cegos’ “Think Global, Learning Local” philosophy is demonstrated by a robust and localised offer in Diagnostics, Blended learning, Face to face and eLearning. Cegos continues to build local language solutions including some existing offers in Thai, Bahasa Indonesia, Korean, and a substantial portfolio of learning solutions in Mandarin. These support its core offer in English, French and Spanish. Our main areas of intervention: Management and Leadership - Commercial - Professional and personal efficacy - Project management - Marketing and communication - Finance - Purchasing - Human Resources - Training - Quality, Safety, Environment - Computer engineering - Industrial performance etc. For further information:  | | Press Contacts Asia Pacific: Jeremy Blain | +65 9069 3291 |   Press contact: French Trade Commission - UBIFRANCE, French Embassy in Thailand Regional press contact (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia): Ms. Ratchaneekorn MEKCHAI Tel: + 66 2 352 41 19 Email:

Singapore hosting EDHEC’s first “Doing Business in Asia”

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 21-mai-2012 10:42:43   EDHEC’s brand new Campus in Singapore hosted in early April its first Global MBA Business Trip. Focused on the theme "Doing Business in Asia”, the agenda included academic lectures, meetings with leading international companies such as McKinsey, Google, BIC, Hermes, OCBC Bank and STMicroelectronics , as well as insights from the SMU ( Singapore Management University). Participants also had the opportunity to visit exceptional sites such as the Hyflux desalination facility and the Port of Singapore , which ranks as the world’s second biggest merchant seaport. EDHEC Global MBA participants were thus able to analyse Singapore’s unique business model, which has proven extremely successful for businesses intent on investing in Asia. “It was like having detailed access to the secrets of a thriving 300-billion dollar company: Singapore is the world’s best case study,” says EDHEC International Programmes Director Pierre d’Huy, who designed this innovative learning expedition. The trip was undertaken by the “ Global Leadership Track ” participants of the EDHEC Global MBA. Delivered entirely in English, the EDHEC Global MBA is intended for managers from all walks of life who wish to change the direction in which their professional career is going. There are two intakes a year, one starting in September and the other in January, which host more than sixty students at the EDHEC Campus located in Nice, on the French Riviera. With over 25 nationalities and an average age of 32, the EDHEC Global MBA is acknowledged as N°1 worldwide for the diversity of its student body (The Economist 2010). ABOUT THE EDHEC SINGAPORE CAMPUS The opening of the campus in the centre of Singapore’s business district resulted from a successful response by the EDHEC Group to a call for tenders, after being asked by Singapore Authorities to take part in a cluster of excellence, working on the development of education and finance in Singapore. The   Campus provides part-time courses (PhD in Finance, MSC Risk and Investment Management). It also hosts the EDHEC-Risk Institute-Asia centre, which develops research programmes with Deutsche Bank, Amundi ETF, Axa Investment Managers, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking, Eurex, and CME Group.   EDHEC: Key figures 2012 6,000 students and 10,000 executive education participants 17 degree programs: Master in Management, MScs, 2 MBAs, PhD in Finance… 23,000 participants in conferences and seminars organized in 28 global financial capitals 24,000 alumni in 116 countries 134 permanent professors (49% of international origin) and 810 adjunct faculty members 13 research and teaching chairs 75 million euros budget, 1/3 from corporate funding and 20% invested in research 5 campuses: Lille, Nice, Paris, London and Singapore EQUIS – AACSB – AMBA accreditations   About EDHEC Business School EDHEC Business School aims to be recognized for its research and training, innovative ideas and tools that have a high impact on businesses. This “EDHEC for Business” strategy is underpinned by excellent academic research, the results of which are systematically disseminated through EDHEC’s programs (MScs, MBAs’, PhD, etc.), to the business world and to society. More information is available on the EDHEC Business School website: More information is available on the EDHEC Global MBA website :   Contact: Christel RATHLE, Marketing Director   Press contact: Regional press contact (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia): Ms. Ratchaneekorn MEKCHAI French Trade Commission - UBIFRANCE, French Embassy in Thailand Tel: + 66 (0)2 352 41 19 Email:  

Results of the VIE Grand Prix Thailand 2011

Ratchaneekorn Mekchai - 19-juil.-2011 05:36:09

Resulting from the presentations and interviews, the jury of eight members 1 decided to grant Awards as follows: ▪ VIE Grand Prix Thailand (80,000 THB) for all categories: Mr. Damien KERNEIS , Geodis Wilson Thai Ltd. ▪ Award for Entrepreneurship (40,000 THB): Mr. Charles PETIT BIANCHI , Techlink ▪ Performance Award (40,000 THB): Mr. Daniel GERARD , Essilor Manufacturing Thailand Co., Ltd. ▪ Special Jury Prize: Mr. Gaultier SALINIER, Producteurs Plaimont, who will receive two return tickets on the route Bangkok-Phnom Penh issued by Air France KLM, and a two-night stay at Sofitel Phnom Penh offered by Accor. Novelty compared to previous editions: the Grand Prix winner, Mr. Damien Kerneis will be invited by the French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCEF) in Thailand to participate in the 10 th ASEAN Forum on 27, 28 and 29 November in Kuala Lumpur, in the presence of Mr. Pierre Lellouche, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, as well as more than 200 CEOs from the region and France. For this 3rd edition of the VIE Grand Prix Thailand, the jury praised the quality of profiles and presentations. "We had to decide between candidates from variable training and personal profiles. Some are engineers on technical missions in a large group, the others having a more commercial portfolio and being worked in smaller structures with full autonomy. The four 2011 awards reflect the diversity of these profiles and we are delighted, "said Paul Dumont, President of the local section of CCEF, the co-organizer of the competition in partnership with the Trade Commission of the French Embassy and the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce. 1 The VIE Grand Prix 2011’s jury was composed of four French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCEF): Mr. Paul Dumont, Francom Asia and President of the CCEF Thailand, Mr. Luc Delaplace, Air France KLM, Mr Laurent Landié, Thai Ecotrade and Mr. Jean-François Redon, Technip Engineering, Ms. Claire Camdessus, Director of the Trade Commission – UBIFRANCE Thailand; two representatives from the Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce: Mr. Jean-Marc Garret, Colliers International Thailand and former President of the FTCC, and Mrs. Laurence Ricca, Employment and HR Support of the FTCC; and Mr. Bertrand Pantelimonescu, Dextra Manufacturing, the winner of the 2 nd VIE Grand Prix Thailand Awards 2009.    

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