French Pavilion at Cruise Shipping Miami Will Host 25 Companies this March

Ubifrance Press USA - 31/01/11

 

See the Best of French Ports of Call and Cruise Equipment Manufacturers on the French Pavilion at the Cruise Shipping Miami show in March 


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Chicago, January 31, 2011 (word count: 688) 
French business is returning the top trade show in the cruise industry, Cruise Shipping Miami from March 14 to 17, 2011. The French Pavilion, organized by Ubifrance, will bring 25 participants on 500 square meters and will be accompanied by GICAN (Groupement Industriel des Constructions et Activités Navales), which counts 140 members and accounts for 5 billion EUR of annual turnover. Also present on the French Pavilion will be Atout France, the agency for developing French tourism and several French regional chambers of commerce and industry, who will join the numerous equipment manufacturers from their regions.

The list of participating engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, ports of call and tourism offices continues to grow. The following are the current companies registered to exhibit on the French Pavilion.

Engineering:

AIA Architectes is an association of architects and engineers that specialize in interior design for cruise ships. It is currently working for the biggest ferry lines such as Brittany Ferries, Scandlines, SEA-France, SNCM and CMN. www.a-i-a.fr

DL Services designs, coordinates, and supervises new building and modernization/refit projects for cruise ships, putting together food flow concepts, layout designs with itemized budgeted equipment specifications, turnkey specifications, and installation supervision. www.dl-services.com

Equipment suppliers: 

Converteam is a worldwide specialist in power conversion to improve and secure customers’ process performance while lowering environmental impact. Marine is one of its main operating markets. www.converteam.com

Enodis Manitowoc Group specializes in tailor-made cooking equipment for the marine industry. It performs both rebuilds and new construction. It offers a large range of products including griddles, bratt pans, kettles, fryers, combi-ovens, blast chillers, microwave, meat slicers, mixers and more. www.enodis.fr

Vauconsant is the specialist in the manufacture of servery counters for the catering sector. For 2011, it releases a new collection of more energy-efficient counter modules. www.vauconsant.com

Zodiac Solas produces live-saving marine equipment including lifeboats and life rafts. www.zodiacsolas.com

Ports of call and cruise clubs:

The Bastia and Upper Corsica Chamber of Commerce of Industry has the cruise activity among its strategic axes and federates four ports of Upper Corsica, located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and offering numerous possibilities of tourist and cultural activities in magnificent regions. http://clubcroisiere.corse.fr

The Ajaccio & South Corsica Chamber of Commerce & Industry runs the ports of Ajaccio, Propriano, Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio. New services provide an increased berthing capacity with a cruise dedicated pier in Ajaccio for ships up to 340 meters alongside and an extended quay in Propriano for ships up to 280 meters. www.ajaccio-sudcorse.cci.fr

French Atlantic Ports includes the ports of Bayonne, Bordeaux, Brest, La Rochelle, Lorient, Nantes Saint-Nazaire, Rouen and Saint Malo. After 10 years, the association strengthens its offer of French cruise destinations with the introduction of the ports of Le Havre and Cherbourg. Now, the English Channel and Atlantic coasts are completed, and ports can work together to promote the Western French destination towards the cruise companies. www.frenchatlanticports.com

French Riviera Ports has recently added two new ports of call: Antibes and Golfe-Juan. These two ports join the mainstays Cannes, Nice, and Villefranche, making the French Riviera Ports the best way to access the region’s heritage and cosmopolitan culture. www.ccinice-cote-azur.com

Marseille Provence Cruise Club: Marseille is one of the most important ports in The Mediterranean Sea and ideally located at the heart of the western Mediterranean. It welcomes 700,000 cruise visitors each year and will host Seatrade Med in 2012. www.marseille-cruise.com

 In 2013, Marseille-Provence will have the title of European Capital of Culture. For 365 days, the territory will host a rich artistic and cultural program, providing and ideal opportunity for tourists to discover the Provence and Marseille, its lifestyle, its heritage. www.marseille-provence.2013.fr

Tourism offices:

Atout France is the official French government tourism office. The office’s website includes practical travel information for visitors, destination guides, event listings, and much more. us.franceguide.com

Le Havre Office of Tourism promotes Le Havre, the premier French cruise port of the European west coast. The port of Le Havre has the capacity to host the biggest cruise ships in service in the world, round the clock. From Paris to Le Havre, river cruise ships take the impressionist itinerary of the Seine Valley.  www.lehavretourisme.com
For more information, please contact:
 
UBIFRANCE
Brice Ortole
Trade Advisor, Pavilion Organizer
Tel.: +33 1 40 73 35 75
E-mail: brice.ortole@ubifrance.fr
Web: www.ubifrance.com/us
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