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Bordeaux vinprovning - 13 januari 2015

Raphaele Artheau - 26-nov.-2014 16:22:34
25 Bordeaux producers will be in Stockholm for their annual tasting to meet importers, journalists and sommeliers on 13th January. For invitations:   - PROFESSIONNALS:   Please ask for invitations to agrotech.stockholm@gmail.com   - MUNSKÄNKARNA :  entrance fee 100 SEK/pers. For any questions, contact: bordeaux.provning@gmail.com   List of wines (to be updated) :   MEDOC Château La Cardonne Château Haut Condissas / Bibendum Château Greysac / Viña Española AB Château Grivière Château Ramafort Château Rollan de By / Viña Española AB Château Tour Séran / Viña Española AB MOULIS Château Brillette HAUT-MEDOC Château Peyredon Lagravette P ESSAC L EOGNAN Château Haut-Bacalan Château Le Sartre / Handpicked Wines Sweden AB SAUTERNES Château de Myrat S AINT -E STEPHE Château Serilhan BORDEAUX Girolate Château Tour de Mirambeau C ASTILLON C OTES D E B ORDEAUX Château Cap de Faugères / Carovin COTES DE BOURG Château Fougas Maldoror E NTRE -D EUX -M ERS Château Sainte-Marie FRONSAC Château Dalem POMEROL Château Lécuyer Château Montviel Château Vieux Maillet Château Vray Croix de Gay L ALANDE D E P OMEROL Château de Chambrun / Janake Wine Group AB Château Jean de Gué Château Saint-Jean de Lavaud Château La Gravière Château Perron La Fleur Château Siaurac / French Wines Associations HB Château Tournefeuille L USSAC S AINT -E MILION Château de Lussac M ONTAGNE S AINT -E MILION Château Messile Aubert P UISSEGUIN S AINT -E MILION Château Guibot la Fourvieille S AINT -E MILION G RAND C RU Château Croix Cardinale Château La Croizille Château du Parc / AB Wicked Wine Sweden Château Tour Baladoz S AINT -E MILION G RAND C RU C LASSE Château Faugères Château Fleur Cardinale Château Laroze Château Péby Faugères Château de Pressac Château Le Prieuré

Silver Lining in French Economy

Soline Guerinet - 24-nov.-2014 16:58:34
France’s Silver Economy is turning into a precious commodity, growing at 4% during the past few years and projected to create 300,000 jobs by 2020. The high value resource behind the silver economy is expected to grow healthily, providing an abundant market for French and foreign business. However, the most shocking element of this market is that it has nothing to do with metals. Products for consumers over the age of 65 In fact the silver economy is a term that refers to the economy that produces products for consumers over the age of 65, who require services tailored to their specific tastes and needs, from accommodation to health and leisure. According to demographic projections, 23 million French people or simply one third of the population will be over 65 by 2030. Many other European and Western countries are experiencing similar developments in their demographics and their retirees are searching for communities across the continents that are very specific. Furthermore, wealthy retirees from Eastern countries are also looking for lifestyles with a certain quality that they may not be able to find so readily back home. In France : a focus on health and quality of living Amina Sambou, project manager of the Silver Economy at Ubifrance, is confident that France can excel in servicing the domestic and foreign market: “in France, we have a focus on health and quality of living which has already created a market with a strong infrastructure for retirees who are interested in quality of living.” Therefore it is not a surprise that French companies are experiencing interest from consumers in countries like Japan, South Korea, and China who, according to Mrs. Sambou, are “interested in the French way of ageing.” New French companies are already popping up in anticipation of vast opportunities in the next decade. Silver Valley is the French answer of California’s Silicon Valley, combining technology and location to create a future for the Silver Economy.  Less than 10 kilometers from Paris, this collaboration of French businesses will create a nexus for all sides of the market: research facilities for innovation partners, a business park for product and service oriented businesses, and attractive real state for retirees. The older market segments will become more relevant for all businesses in the next decade Demographics, such as longer life expectancy, decrease in birthrate and retirement of the ‘baby boomer’ generation are certainly reasons why the older market segments will become more relevant for all businesses in the next decade. However, this is not the only reason why businesses need to stay ahead of the market: seniors in France represent 43% of income, 60% of real estate and 72% of financial investments. Therefore, it’s not just the size of the market but also its focus on high value products, which make it a priority for all business strategists.  The French organization in this market is unparalleled. Six French regions have been chosen to lead the Silver Economy in France Six French regions have been chosen to lead the Silver Economy in France, with each producing its own nexus similar to that of Silver Valley. Another example is Toulouse’s aptly named campaign “So Toulouse.” The 4th city in France has been recently made famous for being recession proof – a beacon of private sector growth in France over the last decade. Part of the success of this city and region has been its focus on education and technological innovation. This has translated into smart services for seniors, including smart homes, e-health services, and a hospital solely dedicated to the elderly. Also, the region’s status as the 2nd most popular agro food region in France does not hurt its already fantastic pitch. So far it seems that a large part of the French know-how has to do with elements rooted in France itself. However, much of the French advantage is exportable, and French companies have been finding successes in such events as last June’s Silver Economy connection in Atlanta. Two pilot programs with two large senior living and homecare organizations… Sandrine Sauvage-Mack, Senior Trade Advisor at Ubifrance, recounts how the French multi product and service conglomerate La Valeriane was able to secure two pilot programs with two large senior living and homecare organizations:  “After a great first impression with Leading Age, the American Federation for the ageing populations, they were certain to add more pilots and clinical trials with American universities and research centers.” Ubifrance, the French agency for export promotion with 80 offices over seas, will continue promote French companies at events dedicated to the French Silver Economy abroad and at home. Clic here for more information about French companies or contact The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in Sweden: Pia Levin, Export Adviser, pia.levin(@)ubifrance.fr , +46 (0)8 545 89 167.

Bistro Jarl arrangerar unikt gästspel med Joseph Viola

Raphaële ARTHEAU - 21-oct.-2014 14:33:53
Den 5, 6, och 7 november gästar Joseph Viola, Bistro Jarl. Han är en av de främsta representanterna för Bistrot Gastronomique, Lyons uppgraderade husmanskost. Kvällarna bjuder på en specialkomponerad à la carte, med viner från Rhône-dalen. För första gången kommer Lyons stolthet Joseph Viola till Sverige. Joseph Viola är utnämnd Meilleur Ouvrier de France – en av de bästa hantverkarna i Frankrike - och driver Bouchon Lyonnais-restaurangerna Daniel & Denise. Konceptet Bouchon Lyonnais härstammar från tiden då husmanskosten utvecklades för att mätta de som krävde enkel men vällagad mat. – Detta gästspel passar Bistro Jarl perfekt, säger Bistro Jarls krögare Per Nordlind som vill förstärka sin franska profil. Gästerna får således smaka på unik mat och testa något nytt. För bokning, www.bistrojarl.com

AUGIER, expert in energy transport and public lighting

Thomas Lamouroux - 15-oct.-2014 10:04:10
A WORLD OR ENERGY UNDER CONTROL Founded in 1954, AUGIER SAS is one of the world main leading specialists for energy distribution and management in medium voltage, and airfield lighting. International customers find accurate and efficient answers at AUGIER’s, for power supply in industrial sites, street lighting project, energy saving, and all kind of dedicated equipment for airport runways. Based in southern of France in a 6000 m2 location and with consultants in the five continents, the company is able to handle the development, manufacturing, and technical assistance of products and systems recognized for their innovative features and reliability . AUGIER is member of the ENERGY TECHNOLOGY Group including OCEM (Bologna, Italy), MultiElectric (Chicago, USA) and Industry Technology (Suzhou, China) companies. AUGIER products meet the most drastic European and International standards and regulators (IEC, EN, NF, ICAO, FAA...). Visit our website or download documents below ! Company Presentation Application Examples Infrastructure Lighting (medium voltage) Remote Monitoring Units (street lighting) Communication Systems by Power Line Carrier Technology Low Voltage Dimming Controlers for Street Lighting Connected Lighting PTI Substations TER Transformers Switchgears CEP Some References For more information or getting in touch with AUGIER, please contact Thomas Lamouroux : thomas.lamouroux(@)ubifrance.fr 

Innovativt kosmetikaprogram för skönhetssalonger

Soline Guerinet - 14-oct.-2014 14:08:43
LABO GERS har tagit fram en komplett hudvårdsserie för kvinna och man under märket GERNETIC INTERNATIONAL– avsedd för behandlingar på hudvårdssalonger och kliniker. Produktprogrammet är baserat på Dr Albert Laportes upptäckter såsom biolog och forskare inom molekylär cellbiologi, bl. a för att hitta lösningar för läkning av svårt brännskadad hud. Hans arbete har bl.a. lett till utvecklingen av Marine-Line serien, baserad på 8 av de 25 aminosyror som kroppen behöver och ej är kroppsegna. Dessa 8 aminosyror har utvunnits ur marina alger och utgör basen i de aktiva substanserna i Marine-Line serien. Förutom Marine Line består GERNETIC PROGRAMMET av tre specifika produktserier ”Les Parfaits”, ”Bust and Body” och ”Men” samt särskilda ansiktsprodukter för olika hudtyper, som alla tagits fram tack vare upptäckter inom bioteknologin.  De aktiva substanserna består av en sammansättning aminosyror, vitaminer och spårämnen som bevisligen har utmärkta egenskaper för hudens läkningsförmåga och regenerering av vävnad.                   Om Gernetic  i bloggar, facebook och twitter :  http://gernetic.com.au/index.php?option=com_idoblog&view=idoblog&Itemid=63 http://www.jillyvettes.co.uk/gernetic-treatments_10.html http://gernetic.com.au/ http://gernetic.com.au/index.php/before-and-after-pics.html https://twitter.com/hashtag/gernetic http://www.gernetic.co.za/index.php?route=product/category&path=124 I Norden finns Gernetic representerat endast på den finska marknaden där den också uppmärksammats tack vare synliga resultat efter behandling på problemhud, skadad hud och åldrande hud. Dessutom har produkterna skön doft och konsistens. Labo Gers söker en representant för den svenska marknaden.  Om du är intresserad, kontakta   pia.levin(@)ubifrance.fr ,  tél: + 46 8 545 89 155.

France’s difference when it comes to Intelligent Transportation Systems

Amelie Argenti - 22-août-2014 10:15:51
The trend, across cities around the world, is for ever-higher densities in urban population. Benoît Perino, UBIFRANCE’s expert on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs), says that, once a city reaches a critical size (i.e. a population density of up to 20,000 people per square kilometre), urban mobility becomes a paramount issue. Public-sector authorities need to solve such issues as to how to manage road traffic flows, give commuters up-to-the-minute information, and run efficient back-office payment systems to make these essential services financially viable.  High tech makes a difference, and France has been a precursor in ITS technology for over 40 years now, designing and building ‘the future is now’ solutions. The ITS market in France is worth €4.5 billion per year, generating 45,000 jobs. Naturally, Paris is the premier showcase, although every major French city displays impressive achievements in urban transportation. In Paris, the metro is being automated and ‘traditional’ tickets are on their way out, being replaced by dematerialized Near Field Electronic paid-entry systems such as Navigo that whisk passengers through the turnstiles. Navigo will soon to be deployed across Thalys services — the bullet train serving the high-speed line between Paris and Brussels. One of the key players behind these ultra-efficient, yet complex, ticketing solutions is ERG Transit Systems SA — a specialist company capable of designing ITS ticketing systems for target groups of users ranging from 10,000 to 10 million passengers a day, in cities such as Hong Kong, Melbourne, Rome, Singapore, and maybe San Francisco soon. Managing environmental impact and highway safety is a prime concern, and French technology has met another ITS challenge on its motorways (the country’s autoroutes), providing traffic reports and free-flow tollbooth collection (or ETC, for Electronic Tolling Collection). This complex mix of infrastructure and back-office consolidation of on-line toll collection works now in the United States, while respecting each individual state’s strenuous and complicated guidelines for toll-collection management, yet still designing a reliable, interoperable system that makes financial sense. Systems have also been designed to identify licence plates on trucks in order to apply the eco-tax, as the vehicles pass under electronic sensory equipment. Obviously, a variant of this multi-mode system is equipment that checks for vehicles exceeding the speed limit, combined with the processing of massive volumes of data in order to properly assess fines. French players have developed solutions that are environmentally and user friendly. Autolib, introduced by Blue Solutions, Bolloré SA’s subsidiary, has put up to 1,800 electric cars on the streets of Paris and its region (with 59 suburbs of the French capital included in the scheme) – an environmentally friendly initiative soon to be launched in Indianapolis (USA), where the scheme will be known as Speedy Car. Any visitor to Paris has seen, or perhaps even used, Vélib’ bikes to get around. The Vélib’ scheme, launched and managed by JC Decaux SA in 2007, maintains a fleet of 17,000 bicycles used by an average of 85,810 riders every day and extends to over 30 suburbs. The running of the Vélib’ scheme requires real-time back-office management software and a convenient, yet secure payment system — always the prime ingredients for a successful ITS. What about the role of UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency ? UBIFRANCE interacts with the key players in the sector, such ATEC ITS France ( www.atec-itsfrance.net ), a professional association that brings all the ITS industry together in order to shape the public debate and lobby in favour of future land-based transportation projects. Another important player is TOPOS, an association that is particularly active in the south-west of France ( www.tops-aquitaine.org ) and has a special interest in developing geo-localization in the transportation field. In fact, a highlight with an international dimension for the entire sector will be the World Congress for ITS in Bordeaux (in south-western France), to be held from 5 to 9 October 2014. As Benoît Perino of UBIFRANCE sees it, “There is a high potential for ITS in France and internationally. There are a lot of French SMEs with great, highly advanced technologies. Our role at UBIFRANCE is to accompany them, so that they can meet local operators and authorities throughout the world and have their technology integrated into turnkey projects.” Further information about French companies: BMIA COMATIS LOGIROAD MIOS Other companies in the field of urban transport Other companies in the field of transportation  

French cybersecurity firms increasingly successful in fast-growing market

Amelie Argenti - 07-août-2014 11:54:19
In 2013, there was a 12% year-on-year rise in cybersecurity attacks, with nearly 60% of them causing either brand damage or direct revenue loss to businesses. This, coupled with highly publicised commercial and government breaches of IT security, has increased the demand for cybersecurity services. French companies are strongly placed in this growing market and their advanced solutions are in demand. The 12% year-on-year increase in cybersecurity attacks that affected businesses in 2013 (Source: IBM 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index), regrettable as it may be, translates into the fact that the IT-security sector is experiencing sustained growth in this segment of the market. High-profile cases, such as the cyber-attacks on US retail chain Target, have raised awareness among business executives. While US-based and British companies dominate current business in this sector, client entities are looking for alternatives in order to alleviate their worries of government intrusion. In this respect, French specialist companies are a strong contender in the eyes of many professionals and executives working for SMEs and start-ups, but also at established, larger groups: these clients are leveraging the French know-how stemming from top R&D centres and universities. In 2013, the French cybersecurity sector was valued at more than $2 billion. The French network-security sector offers a wide range of services, including B2B IT solutions meeting strategic challenges, and comprises many world champions such as Atos, Orange, Sogeti, Bull, Cassidian and the cybersecurity division at Thales. Thanks to their advanced technical research laboratories, more particularly in cryptology and encryption, French players are recognized worldwide.  According to Thibaut Barde, UBIFRANCE’s Project Manager for Digital Trust & Cyber Security, “The reason for cutting-edge technology [thriving in France] is the quality of French universities in the field of engineering, which is known globally.  Research laboratories associated with these universities train the best engineers of tomorrow.” Secure IC SAS is a shining example of a company that has been working with top graduates having come out of the French educational system in order to become a thought leader in cybersecurity. Its platforms provide the highest level of security on a client entity’s embedded systems, preventing hacking and reverse engineering as well as protecting intellectual property and proprietary data. In 2013, Secure IC SAS won a Sesame Award for innovation in the manufacturing and testing of IT products. French start-ups and SMEs have developed out of a strong domestic talent pool and many have decided to join forces under the HexaTrust label, which regroups 20 hi-tech SMEs that are keen to offer a co-ordinated, total service package to their clients.  These software vendors and integrators provide a full range of products and services dedicated to the protection of the critical infrastructure of businesses and institutions from cyber-attacks. The HexaTrust umbrella group’s portfolio of current and potential clients is diverse and growing, including businesses and public-sector agencies of all sizes. Due to the dramatic increase in the level of sophistication and intensity of cyber-attacks, public- and private-sector investment in cybersecurity is growing fast and is expected to rise by nearly 10% per year between now and 2017. This trend illustrates the promising opportunities that exist for a large business looking for a new market, or for a dynamic SME scaling up a new product. Thibaut Barde of UBIFRANCE Paris explains that, “France’s distance from recent scandals [involving the international and covert collection of data by various government agencies, as revealed in the media] is favourable for French players since awareness on the use of data takes place at a global level. This has helped to build the profile of the industry and has generated increasing concerns for [the security of] personal data, which is a real asset for the French in particular: it is important when it comes to data-storage companies, among others.” Many French companies in the sector are choosing to develop an international business outlook. French players have strong opportunities to seize in this market thanks to their technological expertise, combined with the diversity of products and services they can offer. UBIFRANCE is here to help, with a strong presence at next year’s Infosecurity Europe trade event, where there will be as many as 15 French companies looking to expand their presence into the British market and other European markets. Infosecurity Europe will take place from 2 to 4 June 2015 at the Olympia exhibition centre, in central London (UK). For further information about the trade show, please go to:  http://www.infosec.co.uk/ For further information about UBIFRANCE, please go to:  http://www.ubifrance.com/ Further information about French companies: > Electronics and IT > Telecommunications and Space  
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