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 :                 11 SMEs from the GRAND EST Region, offering innovative technological solutions for the Factory of the Future in the GRAND EST Region ( ) 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 ( ) 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 ( ) 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          –   Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 30 67                                         Phone + 33 (0)1 40 73 35 27  

French Wine Connection 2015

Inès NICOLAS - 07-avr.-2015 21:17:59
After a two-month selection process in France, the French Trade Commission in North America is proud to present its French Wine Connection, gathering 30 French producers from 11 wine regions. Come and discover exclusive products and rare grape varieties from : Ambrosia – Arrogant Frog – Benoît Gautier – Burckel-Jung – Cave du Marmandais – Champagne Maxime Blin – Champagne Vollereaux – Château d’Abzac – Château de la Tilleraie – Claude Lafond – Château Laur – Clos des Américains – Clos des Quarterons-Amirault  – Domaine de Flines – Domaine Déramé – Domaine des Caillots – Domaine de la Commanderie – Domaines et Châteaux de Bourgogne – Domaine Moncourt ¬– Jean-Luc Colombo – La Galaura – Le Clos Lucas – Les Grands Chais de la Marne – Les Grands Chais de France – Mabi rum punch – Maison Jean Pla – Olivier & Lafont – Pascal Gibault – Patrick Girard – Prieuré Saint Sever – Remy Pannier – Sick Dreyer – Vignobles Furt – Vranken Pommery The French Wine Connection will be held in Toronto on May 4 and in New York on May 6 2015. For further information or to attend, please contact (Toronto) or (New York).

PRESS RELEASE - Duval-Leroy : a Feminine Lead for a Unique Family-Owned Champagne House

Geoffroy Thaumin - 10-nov.-2014 23:07:18
Since 1859, based at the southern end of the cote des blancs, the region of great chardonnays, the Duval-Leroy family has built up the most excellent estate in the Premiers Crus of Champagne. The status of the House is due to the contribution of successive generations of the family, since the very first one. In 1991, Carol Duval-Leroy, the wife of Jean-Charles Duval-Leroy and mother of their three young sons, found herself on the premature death of her husband assuming responsibility for their family-owned Champagne House. In the last twenty years, she has guided the House smoothly into the Third Millennium. Through her character and her approach, Carol Duval-Leroy asserts her standpoint and her femininity. She has added an extra touch of femininity to the House with her Winemaker. A trained oenologist, Sandrine Logette-Jardin was appointed to the post of Quality Manager in 1991. Having become Head Winemaker-and being the only woman of that rank in Champagne- she has gone on to develop batch vinification which permits the increase in the range of wines in the blends, and, at the same time, has renewed the barrel stock by conducting a rigorous choice of wood, charring and cooperage. This work is detailed, in the constant search for perfection. Carol Duval-Leroy and Sandrine Logette-Jardin wish to create champagnes in their image, both elegant and feminine. Every year, they both evaluate the conditions in the vineyards and the particular aspects of the year and design for the cuvees aromas and structures which are new to Champagne . Each year they taste close to 250 vats, making 15 cuvees from up to three Champagne grape varieties and from forty different vineyard sources. Elegant, mineral and bright. These are the qualities which the House of Duval-Leroy has created in getting the very best out of the sensitive and demanding chardonnay grape. Duval-Leroy’s vineyards comprise 200 hectares under cultivation which supply almost half of the company’s grape needs. The remainder comes exclusively from the purchase of grapes and must during the harvest from close to one hundred press-houses. Carol Duval-Leroy took from her father-in-law and her husband “the will to take care of the House”. To look after it means taking each day as a way of passing on her experience to her children. Her three sons, today at her side, are being imbued with passion and energy for this family enterprise. For the past twenty years she has consolidated and developed her property, while strongly encouraging excellence and consistently avoiding ostentation. Today Champagne Duval-Leroy is distributed in more than 60 countries and more than 250 Michelin starred restaurants. A person of vision, with a strong character and remarkable energy, Carol Duval-Leroy continues to get involved into new projects which will surely expand further the gastronomic and intellectual boundaries of Champagne. For more information about the house and the wines, please visit .  

PRESS RELEASE - Champagne Duval-Leroy: Celebrate Life as an Aperitif

Geoffroy Thaumin - 31-oct.-2014 15:21:00
It’s what you could call happy hour à la française. Like here, apéritif time in France is the classic moment for drinks and bites and talk before dinner. But unlike here, Champagne is always the best thing to bring when you’re invited in France, because you know it will be welcome… and opened right away.    With a more memorable style than the mass-market multinationals that provide about 60% of the Champagne consumed in the US, Duval-Leroy produces well-crafted, refined wine s on a scale large enough to assure their presence on wine shop shelves around the country. Yet, the House is among the very few that still crafts all of its cuvées by itself.    With more than 150 years of traditions and savoir-faire, Duval-Leroy is one of the last family-owned independent Champagne Houses. In the past 20 years, they have rethought the entire winery, to transition to greener means of production, with photovoltaic panels, a water retrieving system and walls soundproofed by vegetation. An ultra-modern winery provides the ideal area for keeping the various crus of the House, and for three years Duval-Leroy has been the only House to offer a Brut Champagne made with bio-agricultural techniques (organic champagne, or champagne made with organic techniques).    Today, Duval-Leroy prides itself in producing Champagnes designed to be enjoyed with food. This is proven by the fact that its wines are on the wine lists of more than 250 Michelin-awarded restaurants.   The House’s stars are its Vintage Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru and its Brut Premier Cru —both for their quality and for their historical importance. In 1911, Raymond Duval-Leroy crafted the first Premier Cru Champagne. To do so, he decided to select only the best grapes—the majority of which were Chardonnay—from villages that had been classified as Premier and Grand cru to create a very delicate and refined Champagne.    The Brut Blanc de Blanc cru 2006 is an affirmation of what Duval-Leroy’s style offers at its best. Made only with the best Chardonnay grapes in Champagne, it reveals complex aromas of white flowers, tangerines and warm almonds. On the palate, it is silky smooth, elegant and refined. With their very low level of sugar and their minuscule bubbles, both the Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru and the Brut Premier Cru are the perfect Champagnes to kick off a meal with friends.    With a rich bouquet made of wild cherries, figs and hints of ginger or geraniums, the Rosé Prestige Premier Cru is a clever pick for a brunch. Pair it with a light desert or a spicy dish; it is a great way to trade your typical standard brunch drinks for something more stylish and well-crafted.  Named “Best Sparkling Wine” at CWSC 3 years in a row, Champagne Duval-Leroy has been one of the most awarded Houses by Decanter, Mundus Vini and IWSC in the past 10 years.    For more information about the wines, please visit .  

French Wine Connection 2014 : 39 producers meet North American industry professionals

Milena SALCI - 21-mai-2014 16:37:33
In the name of export, 39 French producers of wines, spirits and beer flew across the Atlantic and across a whole other continent to participate in UBIFRANCE’s 2014 French Wine Connection. UBIFRANCE North America, the French Agency for International Business Development, organised these trade shows in Vancouver, Canada, and Los Angeles, California from May 5 to May 8 of 2014.  Many of France’s sought-after terroirs were represented, with producers from  the Loire Valley (in partnership with the Pays de la Loire and the Région Centre), Nord-Pas-de-Calais (with a craft brewery), Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhône Valley, Provence, Languedoc, Roussillon, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Cognac and… the Antilles. The goal of these trade-only wine, spirits and beer tastings was for the producers to strengthen their understanding of the North American market, meet potential business partners, launch new products and increase the penetration of existing ones.   At the tastings on Monday May 5 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel and on May 7 at Mr. C Beverly Hills, all the producers were introducing and pouring their wines, spirits and beer. More than 250 industry professionals – importers, distributors, agents, restaurateurs, hotel buyers, bartenders, wine shop owners, waiters, the press – attended the two events, where new business relationships were being created !   As part of the week-long event, participants attended seminars about the wine, spirits and beer market, its current issues, challenges and features, such as the alcohol monopoly in British Colombia, the three tiers system in California and the and consumption trends. The presentations by Didier Sayah from Wine Wine Situation and his colleague Matt Hopkins, formerly of Safeway, allowed the producers to understand the what’s happening locally, from professionnals who encounter these situations every day.   The visit to San Antonio Winery in Los Angeles was a great opportunity to discover the way an American winery works, to taste the products, meet the winemakers and note the differences and similarities with France.   Ultimately, the UBIFRANCE’S French Wine Connection is an opportunity for some of France’s independent winemakers, brewers and distillers to find representation and to meet importers, distributors, retailers and media in order to help them discover some great products.   Thank you to all the people who made this event a success and we look forward to seeing you next year.

French Food Connection Showcases French Gourmet Items during North American Tour

Sue Whalen - 11-nov.-2013 22:01:32
The French Food Connection 2013 just wrapped up a successful four-day tour across North America, traveling to Montreal and Chicago from October 21 to 24. This seventh edition of the event included companies with a range of unique items including, among others: rillettes, piment d’espelette spice, and premium organic flour. Each stop on the tour included seminars for the French suppliers and trade-only tastings for importers, distributors, brokers, retailers, chefs and journalists. The participating French exhibitors at the French Food Connection 2013 included: ·         Biscuiterie d’Afa , traditional Corsican cookies and pastries. ·         Corsica Gastronomia , a specialist of Corsican specialties such as jam, chutney and nougat. ·         Fromagerie Pierucci, Corsican goat cheese and sheep cheese. ·         GIE Corsic’Alive, Premium, extra-virgin, AOP-designated olive oil from Corsica. ·         GP Pays Basque/ Maison In’ona , Espelette chili spice in dried-whole and powder form. Other variations include sauces, purées, coulis, jelly, compote. ·         Les Salines de Guérande , gourmet sea salt in various forms, including flavored. ·         Louise Bon, gourmet lentils, lentil spread and chocolates filled with Champagne liqueur. ·         Moulins Decollogne , premium and organic flour dedicated to high-end foodservice users and retailers. ·         Provence Olives , fresh and pasteurized olives, tapenades, condiments, olive oil. ·         Rillettes & Cie , pork rillettes—a happy marriage of paté & tender morsels of meat (in 4 flavors: bergamot, white wine, green peppercorn, scallops). In addition, these companies also exhibited in Montreal: ·         Charcuterie Folacci, traditional Corsican charcuterie ·         Le Vallon des Auffes by Fonfon, bouillabaisse, fish soup, garlic mayonnaise, and rouille (mayonnaise with saffron) The French Food Connection is a professional food event organized by UBIFRANCE/the French Trade Office to help French food producers find the right buyers and develop their business in North America. Now in its seventh year, the French Food Connection continues to serve as a catalyst for the introduction of new French goods on the North American market. From artisanal cheeses and chocolates to gourmet salt and condiments, products for diverse pockets and palates are the de rigueur for each edition. To know more about this event, please visit our website , follow us on twitter , facebook and Pinterest    

At WWMA, European winemakers and importers from the Americas go courting in Chicago

Magdalena Rahn - 12-avr.-2013 02:30:49
For the past five years, April has seen Chicago greet hundreds of wine importers from all over the Americas, for 3 days of individual trade meetings with European winemakers. The 2013 World Wine Meetings America will take place from 19 to 22 April. Organised by Adhésion Groupe in affiliation with Ubifrance, the weekend of pre-scheduled meetings serves to put buyers in direct contact with producers, allowing both sides the opportunity to taste the wines, discuss potential partnerships and simply get to see first-hand how the other interacts. These 40-minute meetings take place in suites, allowing a quiet, concentrated atmosphere for dedicated conversation – and hopefully, future business deals. Most of the more than 80 wine estates are from France (Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Provence, Savoie, South-West) with the participation of domaines from Italy and Spain expanding the attraction of this trade-only event. This year, there are also 3 rhum agricole distilleries from Guadeloupe and some family Cognac and Armagnac houses in attendance. One of the main advantages of the WWMA is that the attendees are pre-qualified: only importers and agents having a verified level of sales and a solid payment record receive invitations. In 2013, there will be buyers from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, USA and Venezuela. The WWMA is one of the very few wine fairs in the US dedicated purely to the wine trade. In addition to the programmed meetings , there is also a PUBLIC meet-and-greet opening tasting “A Goldmine of Planet Bordeaux Wines” , where the focus is Bordeaux’s more approachable wines , namely those classified as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Supérieur; a white & rosé Bordeaux brunch-hour tasting; an informal, evening dinner-cruise on Lake Michigan for all the attendees; a Côtes de Bordeaux master class and on the last day a grand walk-around tasting, with the presence of all the participating wine companies. This latter is open to members of the Chicago-area wine trade, including sommeliers.For the past five years, April has seen Chicago greet hundreds of wine importers from all over the Americas, for 3 days of individual trade meetings with European winemakers. The 2013 World Wine Meetings America will take place from 19 to 22 April. Follow us on twitter @UBIwinespirit , facebook and Pinterest
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