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France’s Industry of the Future companies resoundingly present at Hannover Messe

PRESS RELEASE - 24-avr.-2017 16:50:34

  For the second consecutive year, France will be represented at Hannover Messe, from April 24-28 2017, in Hall 8 dedicated to “Digital Industry”, to show off the industrial know-how and creativity of French companies to international audiences, under the banner Créative Industry. It was in Hannover that the Créative Industry banner was first unveiled, the culmination of a closely-concerted effort with Alliance Industrie du Futur (AIF – National Network for Manufacturing Innovation) to showcase French industrial technology innovation through 7 technologies: digitization of the value chain, the role of people, new materials and composites, additive manufacturing, monitoring and control, energy efficiency, automation, workflow management and robotics. Won over by the success of the 2016 edition, the Grand Est Region and leading corporation Orange Business Services have confirmed participation in the fair again, at the same space. For this 2 nd edition, 2 new regions (Hauts-de-France and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) will be joining the Grand Est Region in the Créative Industry Area, a sprawling 350 m² space headed by Business France/AIF. Each region will be taking part alongside its solutions suppliers ( see detailed list below) . SMEs SAV RESO and Optim Data , which recently earned the AIF’s Technological Showcase label, will also be found at the Creative Industry space, as well companies AMA (connected glasses), Diota (augmented reality solutions) Monixo (predictive maintenance), and Cetim . In total, more than 70 French companies of all sizes will be able to show their capacity to provide innovative solutions, all along the value chain.    With the support of its international network, Business France will put together 4 days with 4 countries that have set out an Industrial Strategy for the Future, including Germany, the United States and China.   The aim is to create opportunities for interaction between French exhibitors and major principals or SMEs from the featured countries.   The French-German day, designed in partnership with SAP France and Bosch France , will offer the opportunity to extend the cooperation on the Industry of the Future, officialised in Hanover in 2016: digital standardisation, usage cases, scenarios and R&D platforms. The French-American Day, designed in partnership with the US Department of Commerce, will offer French and U.S. companies the opportunity to participate in one-on-one B2B meetings. If you are interested, please register via the following link :   http://www.uscsfrance.com/HM2017/                 11 SMEs from the GRAND EST Region, offering innovative technological solutions for the Factory of the Future in the GRAND EST Region ( www.grandest.fr ) will be exhibiting at the Créative Industry Area organised by Business France for the 2017 Hannover Messe, in Hall 8, dedicated to the Industry of the Future.   Their participation proceeds from the Region’s “Factory of the Future” Plan, designed to enable industrial companies to turn their production sites into smarter, more flexible, connected and environmentally-friendly units.              15 companies and business players supported by the HAUTS-DE-FRANCE Region ( www.hautsdefrance.fr ) will show off their know-how, in partnership with Business France to: Highlight its pro-business image along with the advantages, infrastructures and tools which the Region boasts for the Industry of the Future; Communicate about the Region’s policies with investors, purchasing officers, partners, etc. Strengthen ties with partners through its presence at the Créative Industry space. This shared presence will be an opportunity for the Region’s companies and industrial players to introduce their products, know-how and operations, as business players engaged in the Industry of the Future.               8 companies from the AUVERGNE-RHONE-ALPES Region ( www. auvergnerhonealpes .fr ).   France’s leading industrial region intends to provide concrete assistance to its businesses so that they can stand tall in the face of the challenges raises by the Industry of the Future and boost their attractiveness.   A collective of competitiveness clusters from all across the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region and dedicated to the Industry of the Future ( Axelera , Minalogic , Mont-Blanc Industries , Plastipolis , Tenerrdis and ViaMéca ) will also be taking part.    As to major corporations participation, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES will be at the trade fair yet again, alongside Business France. A trusted partner to the industry’s key players in their digital transformation, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES has positioned itself as the reference operator for the Industry 4.0. Thanks to its know-how as services integrator, its Datavenue offer, expertise in the field of cyber-security, and its partner ecosystem, ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES helps industrial companies take advantage of all the potential which Big Data and the Internet of Things – powerful drivers of growth and innovation – have to offer. Orange Business Services     Beyond Hall 8, dozens of French companies will be featured at the France Pavilions in Halls 4, 20, 25 and 27, in particular in hydrogen technology, showcased by multiple players (businesses, laboratories, associations, competitive clusters) aspiring to speed up the development of hydrogen solutions to the benefit of the energy transition.      Come meet all the French exhibitors with BUSINESS FRANCE: Hall 4, A 44 : Industrial sub-contracting (forging, smelting, sheet metal processing, machining)   ADIAMIX , GUY DEGRENNE INDUSTRIE , PRECIFORGE , RAYMOND BARRE , WICHARD Hall 8, F 09 : Digital Factory Companies established in the Grand Est Region: 2CRSI , 3P - PRODUITS PLASTIQUES PERFORMANTS , ACCELINN , ALCHIMIES , ARPITEC , HAPTIC MEDIA ,   OPTA LP , SIRFULL , SYSTANCIA , THURMELEC , VISUOL TECHNOLOGIES   Companies established in the Hauts-de-France Region: FONDERIES DE SOUGLAND , PROSYST , EUROBAUT , GEOMNIA , SIF , STEREOGRAPH , TECHNIFRANCE   Major corporation: ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES       SMEs exhibiting individually : AMA , CETIM , DIOTA , MONIXO , OPTIM DATA , SAV RESO Halls 20 6C 44 : Motion Drive and Automation DOUCE HYDRO , EXAGO GROUP , DS DYNATEC , GEM INDUSTRIE , VMF HYDRAULICS ( dcombre@vmf.fr ) Hall 25 F 24 : Motion Drive and Automation APPAREILS DE TRANSFORMATION DE VITESSE , INNOVATIVE TECHNOMICS EUROPE Hall 27 : Hydrogen fuel cells – power generation, renewable and conventional energy supply, transmission and storage AD VENTA , AFHYPAC , ALCRYS , ATAWEY , FRANCHE COMTE INNOVATION / H2SYS , MCPHY ENERGY , MAHYTEC , POLE TENERRDIS , POLE VEHICULE DU FUTUR   Contacts: BUSINESS FRANCE Weng Si DUVERDIER, Industry Department Head      Florence MASSENOT, Industry of the Future Head wengsi.duverdier@businessfrance.fr                   florence.massenot@businessfrance.fr –   Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 30 67                                         Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 35 27   www.businessfrance.fr  


Highlighting Industrial Excellence with the 2016 WNE Awards

PRESS - 23-mars-2016 20:59:48

From 28 to 30 June this year, the global civil nuclear energy community will gather at the World Nuclear Exhibition at Le Bourget for three industry-focused days with B2B meetings, panel discussions and exhibitor workshops, plus a tie-in programme of professional events and post- show site visits. This eagerly awaited second edition bringing together numerous international players will be a highlight in the industry calendar. With four months to go, 80% of the stand space is booked and we have almost reached our goal of a 50% increase on 2014, with over 30% new exhibitors – both French and international – and 15 international group stands. WNE, a showcase for international excellence The WNE Award “Progress is at the forefront of the nuclear industry’s concerns and we’re forging ahead, innovating all the time. That’s one reason we’re turning the spotlight on industrial excellence by rewarding the most important advances presented at the show. The Awards Ceremony is a new feature of the 2016 event”, comments Gérard Kottmann, President of WNE. The WNE Awards ceremony, opening the show on the first evening – Tuesday 28 June – will single out innovative projects in four key areas: §   Innovation in terms of product, process, marketing and organization. §   Nuclear safety  defined as the combined activities that make it possible to guarantee there will be no harmful effects on people or on the environment. §   Knowledge management as a multidisciplinary managerial policy, making it possible to identify, analyse, efficiently handle, share and preserve the knowledge of an organization’s members – both the knowledge built up by the business itself (marketing, research and development) and that acquired from external sources (business intelligence). §   Operational excellence  as a systematic and methodical approach to maximize safety and productivity, product quality and cost-savings, as well as overall performance. The 4 juries made up of distinguished international experts will be chaired by Bernard Bigot , Director-General of ITER (Innovation jury), William D. Magwood , Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) (Nuclear safety jury), David Drury , Technical Head of Management of Human Resources at the IAEA [1] (Knowledge management jury), and Jacques Regaldo , Chairman of WANO [2] (operational excellence jury). The Side Awards Tying in with the show, 4 side awards will turn the spotlight on innovation:   WiN Award : organized by Women in Nuclear Global – a non-profit association of women working in various fields of nuclear energy whose aim is to promote understanding of nuclear science and technology and awareness of the benefits of nuclear energy and its applications to women and the younger generation. During the association’s annual conference , the WiN Award will be given to a woman specializing in the field of nuclear energy on Wednesday 29 June at midday. www.win-global.org Fem’Energia Award : Since 2009 EDF, in partnership with WiN France, WiN Europe and the EDF Foundation has awarded the Fem’Energia prize to encourage and financially support women students and professionals passionate about the nuclear sector. The fem’Energia Prize will be awarded on Thursday 30 June at 12.30. www.win-france.org Spark! Contest , sponsored by Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF, invites current students and graduates of French and British universities under the age of 28 to produce innovative thinking on an energy-related topic. This prize will be awarded on the last day, Thursday 30 June at midday www.thesparkcontest.org/the-spark-contest.html The Innovatome competition , open to students in all fields, this initiative of the Jeune Génération group of the French nuclear energy association, the Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire (SFEN JG), consists of highlighting innovations in three categories linked to societal development: digital, environmental transition and health/safety/wellbeing. The Innovatome prize will be awarded on Thursday 30 June at midday www.innovatome.org     [1] I nternational Atomic Energy Agency [2] World Association of Nuclear Operators  


Save the Date - World Nuclear Exhibition 2016

PRESS RELEASE - 11-déc.-2015 18:54:31

Save the date World Nuclear Exhibition moves to the summer 28 th to 30 th June 2016 at Paris Le Bourget – Hall 2B 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 and the Recruitment Village  are designed to respond to these needs. For complete information, please download the word document below:


PRESS RELEASE: The international Marine Renewable Energy conference

Inès NICOLAS - 08-mai-2015 21:15:19

  The international Marine Renewable Energy conference in Nantes, 20 – 21 May 2015: the MRE sectors dont-miss event for 2015   As a new industrial sector ramps up internationally, the Pays de la Loire region will be hosting Les Assises on 19 May followed, on 20 – 21 May 2015, by the 4th international convention on marine renewable energy: Thetis MRE. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to identify the potentialities of the French MRE market… -  Tidal turbines : a potential capacity of 12.5 GW from a number of sites, such as Raz Blanchard (Cherbourg) and Fromveur, Ile dOuessant. Two demonstration tidal energy projects are under development. -  Offshore wind turbines : 3,000 MW under development sponsored by EDF, GDF, DONG and EDPr. A 3rd request for proposals should be launched in late 2015 (Q3-2015 for English speakers) to reach the target of 6,000 MW. -  Floating wind turbines : a pilot project should be unveiled at the SEM-REV test site off the Nantes coast. …and discover the extent of its development in France. Through visits to sites dedicated to marine energy, discover the expertise available in the Pays de la Loire region: - the ALSTOM factory, which manufactures alternators for the Haliade offshore wind turbine; - the STX France shipyard, one of the leading players in the MRE sector; - the MRE logistics hub in the Nantes St Nazaire Grand Port Maritime, - the University (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), R&D laboratory (Technocampus Ocean), technical centres (CSTB, IFSTTAR, CIRV) and Le Carnet test site, dedicated to marine eco-technologies. Thetis MRE lets you share the experiences of experts world-wide on the theme of "Marine renewable energy: from opportunities to industrial realities" at 4 plenary conferences on the challenges for the sector and 5 themed workshops devoted to fixed offshore wind turbines, floating offshore wind turbines, test sites, wave energy and tidal wind turbines. The goal of these sessions is to review the current MRE situation in Europe, Asia and North America in order to examine initial results and the potential for development. Organised with support from the Pays de la Loire region, at the heart of the Nantes St Nazaire industrial area, Thetis MRE should bring together 400 exhibitors and attract nearly 4,000 visitors: 40% international visitors, manufacturers, major order givers, SMEs, design offices, research centres, schools and universities. The event is sponsored by DCNS, GDF SUEZ, ALSTOM, BESSE, CMN, EDF, RTE and SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL. About Thetis MRE: The Thetis MRE international convention was created in 2011 to meet the needs and expectations of players in the emerging marine renewable energy sector, bringing them together to share their experiences and boost the development of this "green" energy as a source of "blue" growth. Thetis MRE offers a varied programme aimed at both specialists and individuals who want to know more about the "MRE community". To find out more: Thetis MRE François Berry, Development Manager participation@thetis-emr.com www.thetis-emr.com


A Word from the President of the WNE

PRESS - 25-sept.-2014 21:12:55

Gérard KOTTMANN Welcome to the web site of the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) 2014, the leading forum for international business meetings spanning all sectors of the civil nuclear industry from fuel to waste management and storage, and including reactor technologies, civil engineering, radioprotection, specialist services, decommissioning and more. Every member of the AIFEN and Reed Expositions France teams is working to ensure that over these three days visitors will find answers to all they are looking for, whilst exhibitors expand their commercial and technical horizons. France is the natural country to host such a global event for the nuclear industry. Natural because for over 40 years it has developed a comprehensive industrial capability and built up exceptional expertise. Natural, because its 58 standardized reactors deliver optimum performance in terms of costs, safety and feedback. Natural, because it has been open at all times to international collaboration. I look forward to welcoming all those involved in nuclear power from around the world to Paris-Le Bourget from October 14 to 16, 2014 so that we can move forward together and work towards the development of the safe nuclear power, which, alone, is capable of meeting the environmental challenges and the increasing global demand for electricity. Gérard KOTTMANN President of the AIFEN President of the WNE Download the attachment below to find out on how you can REGISTER for WNE2014! For more information about the World Nuclear Exhibition 2014, please make sure to visit their website for the most up-to-date information, complete program information, and other latest news !


Join the Key Players in the Global Nuclear Sector at Paris - Le Bourget

PRESS RELEASE - 02-sept.-2014 22:59:06

The top platform worldwide dedicated to the entire nuclear energy sector, for sharing, sourcing and doing business on a global scale.  This event provides an opportunity for companies of all sizes to display their know-how and skills in all areas of the nuclear energy industry. A place to share experiences, with exhibition spaces, commercial workshops, networking receptions, conferences on the latest developments and visits to sites of particular technological interest. More than 400 international exhibitors are expected. A GLOBAL MARKET WITH MULTIPLE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES An expanding global market fuelled by: More than 430 nuclear power plants in operation worldwide. -           New constructions of power plants generating a forecast -           50% increase in worldwide nuclear capacity by 2025. -           The extension of the lifespan and improvement of the safety of nuclear power plants. -           Research and Development, in particular to develop new reactors and optimize the recycling of waste. -           The dismantling of plants at the end of their lifespan (50 reactors in operation in 2010 will be decommissioned by 2025). -       Waste processing and storage. WNE will bring together all the major international players involved in decision-making and regulations for nuclear energy projects: purchasing, engineering design, research and development, operation, checks, maintenance, safety, environment, etc. Governmental organizations in charge of inspections, checks and safety, engineering  and consultancy firms, technical and research centers, higher education institutions and universities will also be invited. Please find attached information regarding about the upcoming press conference that will be held in Paris on June 5, 2014. Meet and greet Gérard Kottmann, the President of WNE and Laurence Gaborieau, Director of the Nuclear and Health Division of Reed Expositions France. This is certainly an event not to be missed leading up to the WNE event this October.


SAVE THE DATE - Register Now for World Nuclear Exhibition

Elise LEHY - 24-juil.-2014 18:36:28

The top platform worldwide dedicated to the entire nuclear energy sector, for sharing, sourcing and doing business on a global scale.  This event provides an opportunity for companies of all sizes to display their know-how and skills in all areas of the nuclear energy industry. A place to share experiences, with exhibition spaces, commercial workshops, networking receptions, conferences on the latest developments and visits to sites of particular technological interest. More than 400 international exhibitors are expected.  


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