MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - 2-5 March 2015 - Barcelona

Yousra Lahbabi - 07-déc.-2014 08:49:24
Over the course of four days, 2-5 March 2015, Mobile World Capital Barcelona will host the world’s greatest mobile event: Mobile World Congress. The mobile communications revolution is driving the world’s major technology breakthroughs. From wearable devices to connected cars and homes, mobile technology is at the heart of worldwide innovation. As an industry, we are connecting billions of people to the transformative power of the Internet and mobilising every device we use in our daily lives.   In short, we’re on The Edge of Innovation, and the possibilities are endless. The 2015 GSMA Mobile World Congress will convene industry leaders, visionaries and innovators to explore the trends that will shape mobile in the years ahead.   About the Event   Depending on the type of pass selected, attendees can take advantage of the many components that make up this industry-leading event:   Depending on the type of pass selected, attendees can take advantage of the many components that make up this industry-leading event:   A world-class thought-leadership Conference featuring visionary keynotes and panel discussions A cutting-edge product and technology Exhibition featuring more than 1,900 exhibitors The world’s best venue for seeking industry opportunities, making deals, and networking App Planet , the Centre of the Mobile Apps Universe, where the mobile app community gathers to learn, network and engage with innovators And the Global Mobile Awards programme, where we recognise industry innovation and achievements   About the French Pavilion The French Tech Pavilion at MWC 2015 in Hall 5 & Hall 8.1   Mrs Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for the Digital Sector, attached to the Minister of the Economy, Industry and the Digital, will be present on the French Pavilion at MWC 2015 with LA FRENCH TECH !   For the ninth consecutive year, UBIFRANCE, The French Agency for International Business Development will host a French Tech Pavilion at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (Spain), from 02 to 05 March 2015. The latest innovations from more than 100 French exhibitors will be showcased on the French Tech Pavilion, making it the largest national pavilion at the trade show this year like the previous years.    More information about… The French Tech Pavilion @ Mobile World Congress : France offers a mobilized IT ecosystem:

Kadalys launches anti-ageing banana-based cosmetic

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 06-avr.-2014 12:51:35
SHB SAS of France is a highly innovative company specialising in natural cosmetic products incorporating the unique anti-ageing benefits of Banana tree active ingredients into a proven formula. The company, based in Martinique and Paris, will showcase its KADALYS skincare brand as part of the French Pavilion organised by UBIFRANCE – the French Agency for International Business Development - from May 27th to 29th, 2014. Kadalys is seeking distributors in Middle East. SHB SAS is a French-based company specialising in cosmetics that was created by Shirley Billot in 2011. SHB SAS runs operations in Martinique (in the French West Indies) and in Paris (in mainland France). The company specialises in researching and developing new active ingredients inspired by Creole medicine, the traditional medicine of the Caribbean region. SHB SAS has acquired particular expertise in the beauty benefits of active ingredients extracted from the banana tree. SHB SAS launched Kadalys®, the first cosmetic brand to use anti-ageing Banana Tree benefit. Referred to as Kadali in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language, the banana tree is, in the Hindu tradition, an embodiment of Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty. This giant tropical plant, known as the Tree of a Thousand Uses, holds a special place in the traditional medicine of tropical and sub-tropical countries. Thus, banana tree has long been known for its healing and soothing properties. After two years of R&D, Kadalys has created two unique, oily active ingredients, which concentrate the extraordinary antioxidant and anti-ageing properties found in green and yellow bananas that grow in the Caribbean region. Kadalys explains that MUSACTIF® fights against signs of ageing by stimulating the skin’s natural mechanisms with clinically proven results: the cosmetic product elaborated by Kadalys boosts the production of collagen by 136% and increases the person’s epidermal thickness, points out company founder Shirley Billot. MUSACTIF® is 100% natural and has been certified organic by ECOCERT. All Kadalys’s anti-ageing skincare have clinically proven results: Anti-ageing, Repair, Firmness, Perfection, Radiance, Revitalisation, Moisturization. Since its launch in September 2012, Kadalys has enjoyed considerable coverage in the French media. The company won two awards in September 2013. Firstly, the quality of Kadalys’ products was recognised as part of the Victoire de la Beauté Awards, which are the most prestigious French prize in the field of cosmetic products. Kadalys submitted three different products — Musaclean peel, Green Banana nutritive oil and Musalis serum — to the 70-strong jury in 2013. After rigorous tests, all three won the prestigious award, which is regarded as a guarantee of a product’s effectiveness across the industry. Kadalys’ cosmetic products were praised for their texture, perfume and efficacy. Secondly, Kadalys’ products won two prizes at COSMEETING Paris, which focuses on the most promising brands and stages a competition that is highly valued by industry players and specialists. The COSMEETING awards stem from the recognition that is afforded by a demanding jury going by the highest standards — a jury made up of international prescribers on the look-out for new talents and innovative concepts. Each year, at COSMEETING, brands are singled out that meet stringent criteria in terms of innovation, originality and novelty. In 2013, Kadalys won two Beauty Challenger Awards: the Press Favourite Award and the Emerging Brand Award. For further information about Kadalys: KADALYS Mrs Shirley BILLOT Tel + 33 Press contacts: Tarek Solimane Head of Communication& press office: +971 50 708 24 69     Miryem Oukas Press attaché: +971 56 957 66 13

Middle East DVB - T2 transmission system upgrade with Thomson Broadcast leading-edge solution

Miryem Oukas Messidi - 10-mars-2014 08:41:47
 With a strong new flying start in 2013, confirmed by major deals along 2013 year in Asia and Africa, Thomson Broadcast has started begin 2014 a new DVB-T2 network upgrade project in Saudi Arabia. In 2013 Thomson Broadcast supported by its new industrial owner Arelis, has won major deals. Beginning the year strongly with a large-scale DTT network extension agreement, Thomson Broadcast has signed major deals along the year in Russia ending the year with a delivery for a new deployment in Africa. 2014 gets again Thomson Broadcast off to a flying start with this DVB-T2 upgrade project in Saudi Arabia. The initial DVB-T network deployed by Thomson Broadcast from 2008 onwards on 77 sites is planned to switch progressively to DVB-T2 to offer additional services. With a long experience on digital deployments, Thomson Broadcast was one of the first companies worldwide to offer advanced DVB-T2 support in the United Kingdom which allowed major spectrum savings and the capability to deliver HD and 3D services. “2013 has been a breakthrough year for Thomson Broadcast with the consecration of our Futhura high-power and Elite 100 GreenPower medium- power transmitter range. Our transmission equipment has benefited from the state of the art manufacturing capacity of our French group specialized in military applications combined with Thomson Broadcast outstanding DVB-T2 technology innovation” said Pascal Veillat Charmain of Arelis group. “This upgrade is the result of the long-term relationship we have built with our partner and a proof of our digital leading-edge expertise” added Pascal Veillat. During Cabsat 2014 exhibition on the French Pavillon booth B5-43, Thomson Broadcast is highlighting its high-power Futhura TV Transmitter series for drastic energy savings and long-term reliability benefiting from latest Thomson innovation. Futhura series offers in a single cabinet up to 11.6 kW. Its leading edge design is constantly being improved to offer unique DVB-T2 advanced features including Peak Average Power Ration – PAPR- for tone reservation and unique Digital Adaptive Pre-correction for automatic real-time linear and non-linear pre-corrections. As a reference in the medium-power TV transmitter market, Elite 100 GreenPower range will be presented and its outstanding benefits demonstrated. Its modular design and easy maintenance procedures allow any network extension under any conditions. For both series, outstanding quality, stability and reliability are guaranteed thanks to in-house manufacturing and unique engineering services. Thomson Broadcast is also promoting its S7HP medium- and long-wave radio transmission solution. The S7HP is the reference with the largest worldwide installed base. Thomson Broadcast is recognized as the leader offering a unique DRM turnkey system solution.  More information about Thomson Broadcast and its products is available at  or by phone at +33 1 34 90 31 00. # # # About THOMSON BROADCAST Since the earliest years of broadcasting, the Thomson name has been synonymous with expertise and innovation at the highest level. A trusted partner to the world’s leading broadcasters, Thomson has pioneered many developments that have shaped the industry, leading innovation in solid-state technology, Digital Adaptive Pre-correction (DAP), Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), and Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB); winning multiple Emmy® Awards; and gaining more than 50 patents in technologies that have become fundamental to broadcasting. THOMSON Broadcast is building on this great heritage with a market-leading portfolio of transmission products for terrestrial television, radio broadcasting, and state-of-the-art products for scientific applications, combined with world-class systems integration services. With more than 50,000 active Thomson transmission systems deployed worldwide and a global support presence, THOMSON Broadcast continues to forge technologies for the future, with initiatives such as the innovative GreenPower and broadcast/mobile convergence programs. In 2013 Thomson Broadcast was acquired by Arelis Group, a French industrial group mainly involved in military and professional activities. As part of the Arelis Group, Thomson Broadcast has an excellent platform for growth and development as a world-leading manufacturer of television and radio transmitters Information about products from THOMSON Broadcast is available at . About ARELIS Formed in 2010 from the merger of two French companies, MEUSONIC and SERICAD, ARELIS is a major industrial and strategic partner in microwave energy conversion. A member of GIFAS (Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautique et Spatiales) and of NAE (AeroEspace Normandy), Arelis is also actively supported by French Ministry of defense (MOD) especially through the RAPID program. Arelis acquired funding in June 2012 from ACE Management, a private equity investor acting on behalf of prestigious partners such as EADS, Airbus, Thales, Safran, CEA, and Areva. Having made important technology and manufacturing acquisitions, the Arelis Group now has the resources to achieve its ambitious development goals in the areas of R&D and production in the fields of RF, microwave electronics, energy conversion and testing. Thomson Broadcast Contact: Maud Vazquez Marketing Manager Tel:+33 1 34 90 33 83 Email:

French Awards Ceremony event

Jessica Jouvenaux - 04-mars-2012 11:40:53
During his visit to the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Edouard Courtial, Minister of State for Overseas French Affairs, chaired the Awards Ceremony for the 4th "Grand Prix V.I.E" (a French International Internship Program). The ceremony was organised in the UAE and was held at the residence of the French Ambassador . Among the people recognised and awarded by the Minister for their commitment in favour of the VIE Program, were four young French people and two companies (TOTAL MARKETING and BNP PARIBAS). This year, this competition has evolved to allow the companies to participate. The first objective was to increase the companies’ awareness of this program and secondly, to reward the most interesting initiatives. Thanks to the support of all the French team of the Export, the ceremony was a great success. Nearly half of the 160 young French professionals attended the event, as well as several French businessmen . This event was a great opportunity to network on a professional level where participants could exchange and promote ideas regarding the VIE program.

MILLESIME BIO 2012: World Organic Farming Wine Fair

Julie ANTOZZI - 13-oct.-2011 08:32:14
Held deep in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon, France’s leading organic winegrowing region, MILLESIME BIO is a business crossroads putting the spotlight on dialogue and exchanges through a host of conferences and self-serve sampling corners. From now on, the trade fair will be exclusively open to certified organic wines (converted wines are no longer accepted). From January 23rd to 25th, over 600 exhibitors hailing from fifteen countries or so and about 3,200 visitors will be expected in Montpellier. This kind of success confirms the growing passion for organic products.   Strictly reserved for exhibitors certified as organic and coming from all countries and wine-producing regions, and exclusively open to professional buyers, MILLESIME BIO aims at gathering producers from the world over to taste and sample quality wines made from organic farming. Created in 1993 by a handful of winegrowers in Languedoc-Roussillon, MILLESIME BIO brings together every year the world’s leading wine buyers: wholesalers, brokers, wine merchants, sommeliers, catering establishments, importers etc.   The trade fair is the scene of a host of events intended to foster discovery, dialogue and conviviality: self-serve sampling corners, the awarding of diplomas for the “Millésime Bio Challenge" contest, as well as conferences about organic wine and world markets. The “Winegrowers Gala”, featuring an organic cocktail enjoyed to music, and the tasting of wines that received awards at the contest, is also a highlight that illustrates the conviviality found throughout the trade fair.   Last year’s MILLESIME BIO had gathered 560 exhibitors and 3,200 professional visitors, 21.5% of which were foreign.    The "Millésime Bio Challenge" contest: a showcase for excellence A worldwide competition intended to give exposure to the quality of wines made from organic farming, it has been held yearly since 2008 to reward the best organic wines. This year, the jury made of wine professionals will be tasting close to 800 samples. The diplomas will be officially awarded during the January 24th winegrower’s cocktail, where a bar will be especially arranged to help all present taste the winning wines.    Key figures from the French organic wines market: With over 50,000 hectares under organic production mode in France in 2010 against 39,000 hectares in 2009, organic vine growing rose by 28%. The amount of winegrowing farms was up 30% from 3,024 in 2009 to 3,945 in 2010. 3 French regions are among the front runners: Languedoc-Roussillon (16,462 hectares, up 30% over one year), followed by the Provence-Côte d’Azur Region (11,209 hectares, up 25% over one year) and Aquitaine (7,715 hectares, up 41% over one year). On a global scale, France makes a good showing, coming third after Spain and Italy.   For more information:  

The CARTES & IDentification Trade Show 2011 kicks off

Press_UAE - 15-mai-2011 13:55:25
  The international digital security and smart technologies event will be held from November 15 to 17, 2011 at the Parc des Expositions in Paris Nord Villepinte. Never have the words "Business, Innovation, Discovery" more aptly described the CARTES & IDentification Trade Show smart technology, payment and contactless — to be held in Paris from 15 to 17 November 2011. At this real hub of innovation, an expected 20,000 visitors and 1,300 delegates will be the very first to discover all the latest international smart technologies and identification market news from the 450 companies present at the benchmark event. For this 2011 edition, Turkey will be in the spotlight. With each edition of its 26-year history, CARTES has established itself increasingly as the sector’s business event of choice, where international suppliers can meet decision makers in the areas of payment, security, telecoms, electronics and information technology, administration and distribution. Ever more international, with 142 countries participating, CARTES is the reflection of a very dynamic market. At the heart of innovation in payments With the deployment of contactless technology, the advent of NFC terminals for payment by mobile, the growing need for secure electronic transactions and innovative financial services, the payment card industry will be at the forefront of the development and sharing of new technology solutions in 2011. Contactless payment will be the subject of a round table discussion organised during the trade show’s launch presentation, to be held on 26th May at 9:00 at the Hotel Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme. IDentification: Issues increasing on a world scale The introduction of electronic identity cards in several European countries1, the projects around digital identity and the fight against cybercrime are promoting the development of identification technologies. The IDentification sector is an opportunity to highlight the latest innovations in biometrics and authentication solutions, with significant potential applications. The great potential of M2M New business opportunities will again be represented at the trade show this year with applications in M2M and the Internet of Things. Although millions of machines already communicate with each other, M2M technology is merely at the beginning of its enormous potential for growth. The use of home automation, smart meters and the management of health records, require greater protection of private data, control of their integrity, strong authentication with secure data and "over-the-air" applications. Turkey in the spotlight With a leading European market in ATMs, up 40% over the last 5 years in terms of cards produced, and the dynamic introduction of new contactless solutions and loyalty programs, Turkey offers numerous opportunities for development. Delegations of Top Buyers, a specific focus at the conference and new partners will showcase this exciting market.Turkey has indeed already proven its ability to innovate in the field of smart cards — a growing rapidly sector in the country. With a population of 77.8 million, including 63 million mobile phone users, Turkey represents a great potential for the payment industry. The adoption of contactless technology is growing in urban areas and looks set to progress still further as banks compete to conquer the growing urban youth segment. CARTES & IDentification 2011, also means... The Conference: cutting-edge presentations A real concentration of information and expertise, the three-day Conference brings together 1,300 delegates to discuss the latest technical developments, marketing and strategic issues and hear feedback on concrete case studies. Based on themes related to cards and also identification, the 140 presentations on NFC and contactless, card security, debit and credit cards, manufacturing of cards, identification, M2M applications, etc. are the best way to assess the market and an indispensable addition to a tour of the stands. Over the years the Conference has become the forum of choice for communication between leading industrialists in the sector and international decisionmakers. The World Card Summit: leaders in the sector speak out The trade show’s opening presentation will play host to the leading CEOs in the sector. They will share their vision of the market and their views on the future of their industry, while Eurosmart will exclusively announce its latest figures. This presentation, the highlight of the Conference, attracted more than 400 people last year. The SESAMES Awards Established as undisputed badges of innovation, global benchmarks for smart card and identification manufacturers, the SESAMES Awards represent a real promotional springboard and afford the winners a reputation and credibility guaranteeing their project’s success. Selected by a panel of experts, the Awards will be presented to the best projects in various categories: Hardware, Software, ID/ID Cards, Computer Security, Transportation, Banking/Business/Fidelity, Mobility, Trusted Internet/Authentication, etransactions and finally Production & Tests. This competition is open to all innovative projects from the relevant sectors and continues to attract increasing numbers of candidates. In 2010, 395 projects were submitted, with 10 winners. The Steering Committee The Steering Committee of CARTES & IDentification is composed of leading companies in the industry of digital security card and identification: Ask, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, HID, Infineon, Ingenico, Morpho, NXP, Oberthur Technologies, ST Microelectronics, Visa. Make a note now in your diaries: -- The launch conference of CARTES & IDentification: May 26, 2011 at 9 a.m. at Hotel Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme. -- CARTES & IDentification Trade Show: 15, 16 and 17 November 2011, Parc des Expositions Paris-Nord Villepinte.

French Minister of State Chairs the Third VIE Award Ceremony in the UAE

solimane - 07-févr.-2011 09:58:13
On the occasion of his visit to the United Arab Emirates, French Minister of State for Foreign Trade Pierre Lellouche chaired the third VIE award ceremony organized by the French Export Team in the United Arab Emirates. He gave awards to 6 different recipients, (both male and female, including SMEs and conglomerates) in front of the French business community. In his speech, Pierre Lellouche emphasized the necessary cohesion of the French team and discussed the extraordinary opportunity represented by the VIE program, also known as the International Voluntary Service in Enterprise. The minister also expressed his goal of doubling the number of international volunteers on the medium term. There are currently 136 International Volunteers in Enterprise in the UAE.    Photograph: Pierre Lellouche, the coordinators of the French Export Team in the UAE and the 6 recipients of the third VIE Awards
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