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France’s railways roll out web portal for business and innovation

Aurore Bernard - 07-avr.-2014 17:47:34
A new English-language web portal (www.French-rail-industry.com) has been launched to promote France’s railways. The launch of the portal, which went live on 21 March 2014, coincided with the signing of a partnership agreement between UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, and Fer de France, the Inter-professional Association for France’s railway industry.   The web portal, which has been launched (in English) and is accessible at www.French-rail-industry.com, aims to meet a twofold objective. In the first instance, it will help to raise awareness among industry professionals worldwide of the know-how prevalent in France’s railway sector — a widely acknowledged and greatly praised centre of excellence.   The website will promote the entire sector with sections devoted to the latest international company news. It will also list a number of exciting achievements by French-based companies outside France, as well as the year’s most important events. The events section will include information about international trade shows where France has a substantial presence, such as INNOTRANS, which will take place in Berlin (Germany) from 23 to 26 September 2014.   In the second instance, the website will help to establish connections between international buyers and French suppliers. The web portal will showcase French players in the railway sector, making it easy for potential customers based outside France to browse the profiles of any French company they choose and contact them directly through a messaging interface integrated into the website.   The French suppliers featured on the platform are broken down into eight main categories: embedded electronic systems; mechanical components fitted on rolling stock; passenger-information and ticketing systems; passenger public transport; rail-car layout; railway infrastructure; railway testing and engineering; and, finally, rolling stock.   Thanks to the expertise, technological skills and innovative ability of its companies, France’s railway industry enjoys international recognition: the country is ranked third worldwide in the sector. Within Europe, the French railway industry is ranked second only to Germany, with 1,500 companies generating over €4 billion, equating to 25% of the country’s exports in value.   About Fer de France Founded in the wake of the 2012 consultation process (Assises du ferroviaire) centred on the French-railways sector, Fer de France is the French rail industry’s Inter-professional Association. Fer de France brings together the chairpersons and CEOs of all the companies involved in the industry. Its role is twofold: to work on improving the nation’s railway system and performance, on the one hand, and to facilitate co-operation among French sector players so as to help them expand into export markets, on the other.   For further information, please go to: www.French-rail-industry.com   About UBIFRANCE UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, on legal issues and regulations, as well as on international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication.   Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France. For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/ For further information, please contact : Quote ref. : FTPB3929 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

French companies flying high at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014

Aurore Bernard - 19-mars-2014 12:52:46
UBIFRANCE organises the French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 trade show: on the pavilion, over 25 French companies and regional entities will showcase their expertise in the aerospace industry. The trade fair, a leading event for innovation in the aircraft-interiors sector, is taking place from 8 to 10 April 2014 in Hamburg (Germany). The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees Region of southern France, and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The national pavilion will be situated in Hall B6 (Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51), at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, and will present more than 25 French-based companies and entities working in the aircraft-interiors sector. The companies on the pavilion are keen to meet international customers and partners. The trade fair is due to take place from 8 to 10 April of this year, in the Northern German city of Hamburg. The aerospace industry is the leading export sector in France and generates the highest trade surplus for the country. Indeed, France is ranked first among European countries and second worldwide in this industry. The aircraft-interiors market is ever-changing and the French companies in this sector have gained international recognition for their know-how and expertise. The companies exhibiting on the French pavilion represent the diversity and high quality found among sector players in the country. The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details can be provided on request. Exhibitors ADHETEC ADHETEC designs and manufactures adhesive solutions and protective films for the aerospace industry.   www.adhetec.com   AEROFONCTIONS   AEROFONCTIONS develops composite structures (cockpit furnishings, electric systems, fairings, etc.) for use in the aerospace industry.   www.aerofonctions.fr   ATTAX   ATTAX manufactures rapid-attachment solutions that meet the increasing demand for cost reductions in aircraft maintenance and on assembly lines.   www.attax.com     Chateauroux Airport   Chateauroux Airport is a transit airport, located to the South of Paris, that offers maintenance services and modification/painting solutions, as well as aircraft-preservation and dismantling services.   www.chateauroux-airport.com   Cinch Connectors   Cinch Connectors offers a wide range of electrical connectors, from the most basic to the most sophisticated, for use in the aerospace industry.   www.cinch.com   Composite Industrie   Composite Industrie manufactures a comprehensive range of composite parts and components and is a major supplier of the aviation sector (both civil and military).   www.composite-industrie.com   CRITT Matériaux   CRITT Matériaux is a laboratory that specializes in composite materials centred around three main activities: static and fatigue tests, mechanical and physical-chemical tests, and R&D projects.   www.crittmateriaux.fr   ELTA   ELTA develops and markets electronic systems and equipment for use in harsh environments.   www.elta.fr   ENIT   ENIT offers engineering services with regard to structures, interior fittings and systems.   www.enit-sarl.eu   EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE   EQUIP’AERO INDUSTRIE supplies composite parts and technical solutions for the interior fittings of cabins, for both business and commercial aircraft.   www.equipaero.com   ESI Group   ESI Group designs and develops virtual-prototyping solutions for aircraft seats that integrate a range of parameters in relation to the safety and comfort of passengers.   www.esi-group.com   INDUSMECA   INDUSMECA manufactures mechanical components and sub-assemblies, from high-added-value to low-cost, for use in the aerospace industry.   www.indusmeca.fr   JET CUT   JET CUT, a subsidiary of ENERGIE METAL, provides water-jet cutting solutions, as well as 3-axis and 5-axis machining for technical materials such as titanium, aluminium and composites.   www.energie-metal.fr   LISI AEROSPACE   LISI AEROSPACE designs and markets attachment systems and high-technology assembly components for the aircraft industry.   www.lisi-aerospace.com   OPTIS   OPTIS designs solutions that allow aircraft-industry professionals to simulate, visualise and validate their choice of on-board lighting and control/surveillance equipment.   www.optis-world.com   PGA Electronic SA   PGA Electronic SA is a recognized manufacturer of on-board entertainment and lighting systems.   www.pga-avionics.com   Portelli Productions   Portelli Productions supplies aircraft-industry contractors with moulded-polyurethane parts (flexible or rigid foam) for cockpit upholstery and passenger-seat equipment.   www.portelli-productions.com   PROTEC Decors   PROTEC Decors specializes in surface treatments and prestigious finishes for the decoration of business-aircraft interiors.   www.protec-decors.com   PXCom   PXCom transforms current passenger-entertainment systems into rich-media platforms. Embedded applications provide passengers with a rich selection of multimedia and interactive content.   www.pxcom.aero   SC AERO   SC AERO manufactures composite components dedicated to aeronautical maintenance and high-level mechanical sports.   www.sc-aero.com   SIMAIR   SIMAIR has been manufacturing aeronautical components for the last 30 years. It is a specialist in cabin equipment for airlines and business aircraft.   www.simair.com   SERENISEAT - ATOUT PIQUE   SERENISEAT - ATOUT PIQUE is a specialist in leather trimming and industrial upholstery; the company provides a range of services in relation to aircraft and yacht interiors, among other applications.   www.sereniseat.fr   SLTS   SLTS provides products and services in the technical sheet-metal field, including electrical boxes for cockpit equipment and lighting systems and units.   www.slts-sa.com   SMAC   SMAC provides a comprehensive range of acoustic-comfort systems for aircraft and helicopter cabins.   www.smac.fr   SMTC   SMTC specialises in the design and manufacture of composite panels used in the aerospace sector, among other applications.   www.smtc.fr   Institutional partners   CCI Midi-Pyrenees   The Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI) of Midi-Pyrenees (or CCI Midi-Pyrenees) provides companies across the Midi-Pyrenees region with business-support services.   www.midi-pyrenees.cci.fr   Centréco   Centréco is the regional agency for the promotion and economic development of the Centre-Val de Loire region.   www.centreco.regioncentre.fr   Midi-Pyrenees Expansion   Midi-Pyrenees Expansion is the economic development agency of the Midi-Pyrénées region, in Southern France.   www.midipyrenees-expansion.fr About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Centréco, the Midi-Pyrenees region and the Midi-Pyrenees Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is showcasing more than 25 French-based companies and regional entities at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014, on the French Pavilion (in Hall B6: Stands 6B56, 6C50 and 6D51).   Aircraft Interiors Expo 2014 will take place in Hamburg (Germany) from 8 to 10 April 2014. The Aircraft Interiors Expo trade show is one of the world’s leading events in the aircraft-interiors sector. In 2013, the trade fair welcomed 500 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and over 8,900 visitors – a rise of 12% on 2012.   For more information about Aircraft Interiors Expo, please go to: www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com   For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to:   www.ubifrance.com/uk   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPBxxxx Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

UBIFRANCE showcases French leaders in wind power at EWEA 2014

Coline BORDET - 24-févr.-2014 15:43:08
UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present 15 leading companies in the wind-energy sector during the EWEA 2014 trade show, in Barcelona (Spain), from 10 to 13 March 2014. The companies will be exhibiting on the 200m² French Pavilion, in co-operation with the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER) and the French Wind Power Professionals Association (FEE) under the Windustry France banner.   France has a key role to play at a European and a global level with regard to wind energy, and can bring tangible added value to the sector. Figures for the period going from late 2013 to early 2014 show that wind-power capacity that is connected to the power grid, in France, amounted to 8,000MW. France’s goal is that, by 2020, nearly a quarter (i.e. 23%) of the country’s demand for energy will be met thanks to renewable-energy sources.   France ranks fourth in Europe in terms of installed capacity and electricity produced, and the offshore sector has the greatest potential for growth, with calls to tender already in progress. French manufacturers are, therefore, able to consider investing in a sector that will be competitive against its European rivals.   The vast number of initiatives launched by French regional players has contributed to the strong growth recorded by the French wind-power industry: Bourgogne Développement, the Conseil Régional de Picardie (Regional Council of Picardy) and Le Havre Développement will attend EWEA 2014 alongside companies from their respective regions.   The 200m² French Pavilion at EWEA 2014 (Hall 6, Stand 6C70-A) will showcase a range of leading French-based companies and other entities in the field of wind power. The trade show will take place from 10 to 13 March of this year in Barcelona (Spain). Visitors are invited to visit the stand on 10 March in order to meet the participants during an informal drinks reception.   The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE in partnership with SER (Booth 6C70-A) and FEE (Booth 6C70-G), under the Windustry France banner (Booth 6C70-A). The participating companies are listed below; further information is available on request.     Astrium   Astrium (Booth 6D70-L) specializes in the technological development and manufacture of wind-turbine blades.   www.astrium.eads.net     Bourgogne Développement   Bourgogne Développement (Booth 6C70-B) is the Burgundy Regional Development Agency. Its main aim is to promote and enhance the attractiveness of the Burgundy region, in Eastern France.   www.bourgognedeveloppement.com     Conseil Régional de Picardie   The Conseil Régional de Picardie (Booth 6C70-E) is the regional council for Picardy, in Northern France. It supports the development of wind-power-sector companies in the region. Picardy is the leading French region in terms of installed wind-power capacity.   www.picardie.fr     Delta Box   Delta Box (Booth 6C70-D) designs and manufactures obstruction lights and supplies low-, medium- and high-intensity solutions.   www.delta-box.com     Dialog   Dialog (Booth 6C70-A) is a logistics-services provider: its areas of expertise include lifting operations, order picking, packaging, and wooden crates. Dialog is backed by the Windustry France programme, which is, itself, supported by the French government.   www.dialogsas.fr     ENCIS Wind   ENCIS Wind (Booth 6C70-H) offers turnkey solutions for wind analysis and measurement.   www.enciswind.com     Eoltech   Eoltech (Booth 6D70-O) is an independent design consultancy that focuses on the analysis of wind-generating potential.   www.eoltech.fr     Epsiline   Epsiline (Booth 6C70-I) is a technological start-up that has developed a new generation of laser wind-speed indicators that are adapted to the wind-energy and meteorology sectors.   www.epsiline.com     FRANCEOLE SAS   FRANCEOLE SAS (Booth 6C70-C) is a fully owned subsidiary of Pelican Venture and the only French manufacturer of steel wind-turbine masts.   www.franceole.com     Le Havre Développement   Le Havre Développement (Booths 6C70-J & 6C70-K) is the regional economic-development agency for Le Havre (in Normandy). It strives to provide support to the companies that structure the economic landscape of the territory, especially in the field of offshore wind energy.   www.havre-developpement.com     Nass&Wind Industrie   Nass&Wind Industrie (Booth 6D70-K) provides offshore-wind solutions as well as development and engineering services for projects in the sector.   http://nassetwind.com/     Plastima–Polyecim   Plastima-Polyecim (Booth 6C70-A) is a top-ranking plastics-technology company. It designs and produces moulded parts made from fiberglass and is backed by the Windustry France programme.   www.plastima.fr     PLENR, OPENR and PARTENR   PLENR, OPENR and PARTENR (Booth 6C70-B) are three companies dedicated to renewable energies that provide a wide range of services. PLENR offers assessments, consulting services, software solutions, and R&D; OPENR provides services and solutions in relation to technical inspections, technical operations, and QSE management; PARTENR specializes in installation and maintenance works.   www.plenr.fr     STX France   Through STX Europe Offshore Energy, its subsidiary, STX France (Booth 6D70-N) offers its expertise in the engineering and manufacture of tailored renewable-marine-energy solutions.   www.stxfrance.com     VALOREM SAS   VALOREM SAS (Booth 6D70-L) provides services in all areas of the renewable-energy sector, ranging from development to construction, in addition to technical studies and maintenance operations.   www.valorem-energie.com     Wind For Future   Wind For Future (Booth 6C70-B) brings together players in the wind-power industry that are based in Burgundy and the eastern central regions of France.   www.windforfuture.com     About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   UBIFRANCE is showcasing 15 French companies at EWEA 2014, on the French Pavilion (Hall 6, Stand 6C70-A). EWEA 2014 will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 3 to 10 March of this year.   EWEA 2014 is one of the most important events for the wind-power industry. The four-day event takes place in a different city every year and features exhibitions, conferences and opportunities for industry networking.   For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.ewea.org   For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/   For further information about the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER), please go to: www.enr.fr   For further information about France Energie Eolienne (FEE), please go to: www.fee.asso.fr   For further information about Windustry France, please go to:  www.windustry.fr     For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3919 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

UBIFRANCE to showcase 100 French telecoms innovators at MWC 2014

Coline BORDET - 04-févr.-2014 16:39:08
For the eighth year running, UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency, is organizing the French Pavilion at Mobile World Congress (MWC), which will take place from 24 to 27 February 2014, in Barcelona (Spain). The French Pavilion will showcase 100 businesses, two competitiveness clusters, five regional agencies, and Invest in France Agency.   The French Pavilion will be the largest at the 2014 trade fair in terms of surface area and will feature French-based businesses and agencies from sectors including telecoms infrastructures, mobile-telecoms applications, mobile advertising and marketing, mobile games and accessories, as well as engineering and financial services.   The pavilion’s area will consist of three islands in Hall 5 (Booths 5B41, 5B61 and 5B71) and, for the first time, an island in Hall 8 (Booth 8.1D41) called App Planet, which is entirely devoted to new mobile-telecoms applications, and which features 200 businesses every year.   There will be 15 innovative companies gathered under France’s banner in Hall 8, within the App Planet area, including Adxperience, Altheia, Appsfire, Aquafadas, Axway, Capptain, Goodbarber, Madgic, Profil Technology, Rezopep, Smartadserver, Summview, Twinlife and Xtraball.   The French Pavilion will also be hosting several partner regions, including Brittany, Ile-de-France (i.e. Paris and its region), Languedoc-Roussillon, Midi-Pyrenées and Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur, as well as two competitiveness clusters — Systematic Paris Région, from Ile-de-France, and Solutions Communicantes Sécurisées, from Provence (in South-Eastern France). Finally, Invest in France Agency (IFA) will be represented on the French Pavilion: it is the government agency in charge of inward-investment promotion for the whole of France.   In its role as organizer of the French Pavilion, UBIFRANCE is also in the process of setting up B2B meetings between exhibiting French businesses and major telecoms-industry groups such as Telefonica, Vodafone Spain, Singtel and Samsung.   Below is a selection of the must-see innovations to be featured this year on the French Pavilion.   Appsfire   This product detects new mobile applications while acting as a promotional launch pad for iOS and Android, thanks to its innovative tools.   G2J   G2J’s MyEasyVision® makes video-conferencing easily accessible to all members of staff in the client entity. MyEasyVision® is the unique entry point for real-time booking, monitoring and reporting features. This application is available through all web browsers and mobile devices (Android, iOS, etc.), and is compatible with all the technologies currently used by manufacturers and network operators.   Pixerlis   CopSonic, developed by Pixerlis, is the first patented universal technology for mobile payments. It is compatible with most mobile devices on the market and represents the future of secure, hands-free payment systems, explains the company. Using sound waves as a means to exchange secure consumer data, this system is able to turn any telephone into a contactless payment device.   Twinlife   Twinsee, developed by specialist company Twinlife, is a free video-call service based on WebRTC. It can be used to call contacts, friends or family from a tablet, smartphone, Android television or Google Chrome browser on a PC or Mac. Twinsee is the first mobile application to provide a free video-call service in high definition based on the Web RTC standard. It works in peer-to-peer mode on Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G/LTE.   Wysips   The hi-tech solution developed by Wysips has the potential to revolutionize telephone charging through the use of a solar cell which is integrated into the mobile device’s screen, thus preventing the wireless device from ever running out of battery power. Wysips will showcase its technology at the trade show.   Xooloo™   Xooloo™ is a parental-control tool developed by the company of the same name, which uses internet filtering in order to allow children to surf the web safely and securely. It is compatible with Android smartphones and tablet devices using versions 2.3 to 4.2.   A comprehensive listing of the exhibitors on the French Pavilion is available on the UBIFRANCE website: http://mwc.ubifrance-events.com   About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   UBIFRANCE will showcase over 100 French-based companies and agencies at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show, on the French Pavilion.   MWC 2014 will take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 24 to 27 February of this year. It is one of the world’s leading events for mobile telecommunications, services and content.   For further information about the trade show, please go to: http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/   For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3907 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

French Pavilion to showcase 40 retail-sector innovators at EUROSHOP 2014

Coline BORDET - 15-janv.-2014 12:50:50
The French Pavilion at EUROSHOP, the trade show for distribution solutions and facilities, will feature 40 French-based businesses at the cutting-edge of retail technology. Organised by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, the Pavilion will give visitors the opportunity to discover a host of highly innovative products and services. EUROSHOP is taking place in Düsseldorf (Germany) from 16 to 20 February 2014.   UBIFRANCE, the French government agency for international business development, is organising the French Pavilion at EUROSHOP, the trade show of reference for innovative technologies and solutions in the retail field and the distribution sector. The trade fair is due to take place in Düsseldorf (in Western Germany) in the middle of February of this year.   With 40 French-based businesses on the national pavilion, EUROSHOP promises to be a key event for French innovators in the sector in 2014. Here is a snapshot of some of the cutting-edge companies that will be on the French Pavilion. Further details and a complete list can be provided on request.   ASTHEO will be at EUROSHOP in order to introduce Clean’n Shop, a novel system for cleaning supermarket trolleys. Easy to carry, autonomous and compact, Clean’n Shop can be operated by disabled employees. Sold under franchise by networks working for a socially responsible economy, the Clean’n Shop system filters and re-uses water thanks to its tank and integrated pump.   Croust’wich is a unique concept for the highly competitive fast-food market. Developed by OREQUIP, it can fit into any point of sale (supermarkets, bakeries, snack shops, etc.). The market for sandwiches is huge and growing: Croust’wich HOT, Croust’wich SALAD and Croust’wich DESSERTS, among other options in the range, will provide sandwich makers with varied garnishes in a simple, fast and efficient manner.   SIGNATURE OLFACTIVE is a renowned specialist in olfactory stimulation, which acts on the consumer’s emotions, memory and behaviour. The company supplies innovative, versatile and highly adaptable products for marketing, medical and hygiene-related applications. At EUROSHOP, the specialist company will present the Olfactive Spirit Pro system, with its unique Shop-in-Shop Scent concept. This zero-maintenance solution is a genuine and practical alternative to existing fragrance-nebulization systems.   Welpulser , for its part, has developed 3D Make it — a concept and solution for exploring innovative uses provided by 3D printing in the retail world. The goal is to make the consumer a player in product manufacturing, repairing and customization. The device consists of a community multi-media platform — web and mobile combined — and a 3D printing kiosk placed in the retail space’s sales area. Customers can choose an object, personalize it and print it in 3D: they can literally go home a few minutes later with the object of their choice. An array of materials and colours are on offer: indeed, it is possible to print high-quality models with more than a dozen materials, from plastic or metal to ceramic, among others.   Many more innovations will be unveiled on the French Pavilion, which will be represented across three sectors devoted to retail at the trade show. The EUROCONCEPT Section will bring together about 15 French businesses specialising in store layout and equipment, as well as store design and lighting. They will be located on Booths 14B46, 14B54 and 14A54. For its part, the EUROSALES Section will bring together businesses focused on point-of-sales (POS) advertising, sales promotion and merchandising on Booth 3D51.   Finally, the EUROCIS Section will host 16 companies — all of them specialists in information technology and security solutions — on Booths 7aG24 and 7aF23, including the members of the PICOM high-tech cluster. It will be the first appearance, at the trade show, of PICOM: established in 2006 in the north of France (near Lille), PICOM is France’s competitiveness cluster for the retail sector, and it is supported by the regional council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais.   PICOM is currently building a strategy involving partnerships abroad. Over 100 companies are now partners in the cluster, one-third of which are technology SMEs, as well as 15 research laboratories. PICOM’s R&D policy runs along several avenues of research, including that of ubiquitous worlds (where it will become possible for consumers to shop anywhere, at any time), as illustrated by the New Shopping Experience® concept.   Seven companies that belong to the PICOM high-tech cluster will be exhibiting on Booth 7aG24 (in Hall 7), within the EUROCIS Section at the trade fair.   About UBIFRANCE UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   EUROSHOP, which is being staged for the 18th time in 2014, is held every three years in Düsseldorf (in Western Germany). This year, the trade show will take place from 16 to 20 February. The event, billed as a global trade fair of reference for the retail industry, is set to attract over 100,000 visitors from more than 90 countries, with 2,000 exhibitors from 50 countries around the world.   The French Pavilion, organised by UBIFRANCE, will showcase 40 French-based businesses at the cutting edge of innovation in retail technology and the distribution sector. The French Pavilion will comprise Booths 14B46, 14B54 and 14A54 in the EUROCONCEPT Section; Booth 3D51 in the EUROSALES Section; and, finally, Booths 7aG24 and 7aF23, including the members of the PICOM high-technology cluster, in the EUROCIS Section.   For further information about EUROSHOP, please go to: http://www.euroshop-tradefair.com/   For further information about UBIFRANCE and the French Trade Commission in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/     For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3905 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

French companies are a sure BETT in London 2014

Coline BORDET - 09-déc.-2013 15:36:32
The French Pavilion at the British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show will showcase 12 cutting-edge French companies. The trade show, one of the world’s leading events for educational technology, is taking place from 22 to 25 January 2014 at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in London (UK).   The French Pavilion is being organized by UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, in partnership with Cap Digital and Afinef (the French Education Suppliers’ Trade Association), with the support of the French Ministry for Education and in collaboration with Copilot Partners. It will be situated on Stand C-98 at BETT 2014, and will present 12 French-based companies from the educational-technology sector.   The companies that will be showcased on the French Pavilion are listed below. Further details are available on request.   Adways   Developed by Adways, Adways Studio is a Software as a Service (Saas) program that allows the user to create rich and interactive videos. Adways has created a new and immersive format, especially well adapted to e-learning, which drastically increases the learner’s engagement with the video content.   www.adways.com   Aldebaran Robotics   Aldebaran Robotics is a world leader in humanoid robotics. NAO, the company’s renowned robot, and its software suite use the latest technological innovations in order to create educational content adapted to the curriculum.  Over 5,000 NAO robots are already challenging and inspiring students in over 1,000 schools and laboratories worldwide, as part of a range of research and educational projects.   www.aldebaran-robotics.com   Atos   Atos is an international company with over 77,000 employees in more than 50 countries. Atos has developed ENT Libre 2.0 Solution, a shared online information workplace that grants members of educational communities unified access to digital resources as well as communication and collaborative tools.   www.atos.net    BIC® Education   BIC® Education offers an innovative IT classroom solution, developed in partnership with INTEL, in order to facilitate teaching and learning with digital tablets for pre-schools and primary schools. This solution includes a handwriting application and secure internet access, focusing on both literacy and Media & Information Literacy (MIL) for five- to ten-year-old children.   www.bic-education.com   EduMedia   EduMedia is a finalist in the BETT Awards 2014 in the Digital Collections and Resource Banks category. The EduMedia website features more than 800 innovative and interactive simulations and videos to facilitate learning about science. The resources, which are accessible on the website or via an Android device, are highly visual and interactive and can be downloaded for offline use. The resources are also suitable for projection on screens and interactive whiteboards.   www.edumedia-sciences.com/en/     Belearner   Belearner’s ERDENET: Video Learning Object is a web device that allows teachers to create learning pathways through interactive videos on the www.belearner.com website. The Video Learning Object concept enables users to upload a variety of documents, which can then be edited online. The documents are linked and shared through online pathways, creating an interactive network of teaching courses. The web device already has over 11,000 users.   www.belearner.com     Immanens   Immanens, established in 2003, develops and provides products and services in digital publishing. The company has developed Mtab, a platform for the education sector. Mtab provides digital-textbook technology, drop-box usage, and other tools for teachers and publishers. More than 600 titles and 800,000 documents are distributed each month via the company’s platform.   www.immanens.com     ITOP education   ITOP education is an innovative company specializing in digital technologies and educational resources.  With more than four million active users, ITOP education is a French leader on the Virtual Learning Environment market. The company also edits pedagogical resources.   www.itopeducation.fr     OpenClassrooms   OpenClassrooms is the first e-education platform of its kind in France, which brings together teachers and students through high-quality courses. There are almost 800 free courses available, which are open and accessible to all. The platform receives two million visitors per month and has over 600,000 users.    www.openclassrooms.com     QuizzBox   The QuizzBox software suite creates interactive educational environments through its use alongside remote-controlled handsets. Users are able to upload questionnaires via the software, to which students can submit their answers using the wireless handsets. QuizzBox is equipped with the latest technological advances in the identification of participants and instant results.   www.quizzbox.com     Web Service pour l’Éducation (WSE)   WSE is an independent ICT-services consultancy in the field of education. WSE has been specializing in learning technologies and ‘digital schools’ since 2003. The company’s 360° perspective covers the sector’s technical, operational, pedagogical and economic aspects, and is a major advantage when carrying out large-scale operations in a complex ecosystem.   www.web-education.net     7Speaking   7Speaking provides an innovative e-learning solution for improving communication skills in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The innovative solution applies the latest principles of young-adult and adult learning. Clients receive a virtual immersion experience that is efficient, cost effective and easy to use.   www.7speaking.com       About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Cap Digital and Afinef, with the support of the French Ministry for Education and in collaboration with Copilot Partners, is showcasing 12 French-based companies at the BETT trade show on the French Pavilion (Stand C-98). BETT 2014 will take place at the EXCEL exhibition centre, in the Docklands district of London (UK), from 22 to 25 January.   The British Education and Training Technology trade show (BETT) is one of the world’s leading events for educational technology. In 2013, the trade fair welcomed 700 exhibitors and over 35,000 visitors from more than 120 countries.   For more information about BETT, please go to: www.bettshow.com   For more information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/     For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3894 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr   View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  

UBIFRANCE showcases French leaders in MRE at EWEA Offshore 2013

Coline BORDET - 30-oct.-2013 12:45:24
UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, will present an array of leading companies during the EWEA Offshore 2013 trade show, in Frankfurt (Germany), from 19 to 21 November 2013. The companies will be exhibiting on the 200m² French Pavilion, in co-operation with the Renewable Energies Trade Association of France (SER), the French Wind Power Professionals Association (FEE), and the French Marine Industry Group (GICAN).   The renewable-energies industry is expanding very quickly in Europe, with particularly large growth in the offshore-wind-power sector. This industry is supported by significant investment programmes in Germany and in the UK. There is also notable investment in France, where the sector is starting to take shape and is making use of existing know-how embedded in other industries such as offshore oil, harbour infrastructure, onshore wind-power, transport and logistics, shipbuilding and aerospace.   The 200m² French Pavilion at EWEA Offshore 2013 (Hall 3.0, Stands E70, E74 and E80) will showcase a range of leading French-based companies and other entities in the field of renewable energy and the marine industry. The trade show takes place from 19 to 21 November of this year in Frankfurt (Western Germany).   The Haute Normandie delegation will comprise five exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E70. Haute Normandie is in north-western France.   Le Havre Developpement is the economic development agency for the area of Le Havre ( www.havre-developpement.com ). D.E.F is a fire-fighting-system specialist ( www.def-online.com ). Fouré Lagadec specializes in industrial sheet-metalwork, industrial maintenance, wind power and marine systems ( www.fourelagadec.com ). G-TEC is a company with geological, geophysical, geotechnical and environmental expertise ( www.g-tec.eu ). Manoffshore is a local partner in the field of harbour operations and industrial-project logistics ( www.manoffshore.fr ).     The Pays de la Loire delegation will consist of seven exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. Pays de la Loire is in western France.   Pays de la Loire Region is the regional economic development agency ( www.agence-paysdelaloire.fr ). Valorem is an independent renewable-energies operator ( www.valorem-energie.com ). Navalu is an aluminium-shipbuilding specialist ( www.navalu.fr ). Net-Wind provides preventative and curative maintenance on wind-power systems ( www.net-wind.com ). Neopolia is a specialist in the management of joint projects in the aeronautical, naval, offshore and rail industries ( www.neopolia.fr ). Acebi is a world-leading supplier in the marine-equipment industry ( www.acebi.com ). Sogebras specializes in harbour operations, maritime transport and logistics ( www.sogebras.com ).   The Brittany delegation will include four exhibitors and will be present at Booth 3.0, on Stand E80. Brittany is in western France.   Bretagne Commerce International is part of the regional council and assists in the international development of companies based in Brittany ( www.bretagne-international.com ). Bretagne Pôle Naval is an industrial cluster for marine engineering, repair services, and shipbuilding ( http://bretagnepolenaval.org ). Winacelle is a specialist in floating wind turbines (Booth 3.0 Stand E74). Piriou specialises in shipbuilding and in ship repairs for medium-sized vessels ( www.piriou.com ).      The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region will be represented by one exhibitor at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. Nord-Pas-de-Calais is in northern France.   Dunkerque Promotion is a local economic development agency representing Jade, CNP Dunkerque, OG2S, Port de Dunkerque and Port de Boulogne-sur-Mer ( www.dunkerquepromotion.org ).   UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency, will also host some of its partners on the French Pavilion. The Windustry initiative aims to promote the know-how and skills of French companies to those outside France and will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74. The Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables (or SER), the trade association for renewable energies in France, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74 ( www.enr.fr ). France Energie Eolienne (or FEE), the association of French wind-power professionals, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand G20 ( http://fee.asso.fr ).   The Groupement des Industries de Construction et Activités Navales (or GICAN), the trade association for the marine sector in France, will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand E74 ( http://www.gican.asso.fr/en/ ), in partnership with the Hutchinson Company, a worldwide group which develops innovative solutions that are particularly adapted to the severe environment of offshore-wind-energy activities. The company will be exhibiting at Booth 3.0, on Stand G20.   About UBIFRANCE   UBIFRANCE is the French export-support agency. As the partner of reference for French-based companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information on export markets, legal issues and regulations, as well as international finance and tenders, while also supplying sectorial data.   In addition, UBIFRANCE offers export advice and targeted support to companies’ commercial activities, such as exploratory visits, partnership meetings, foreign exhibitions and international press communication. Finally, UBIFRANCE runs the International Postgraduate Programme (VIE) for employing qualified personnel and young graduates outside France.   UBIFRANCE is showcasing a large selection of French companies at EWEA Offshore on the French Pavilion (Hall 3.0, Stands E70, E74 and E80). EWEA Offshore 2013 will take place in Frankfurt (Germany) from 19 to 21 November.   The EWEA Offshore exhibition is one of the most important events for the ocean-energy and offshore-wind-power industry. The event takes place once every two years and covers all aspects of offshore-wind development, bringing together industry experts from over 60 countries.   For further information about the trade show, please go to: www.ewea.org   For further information about the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk/   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3889 Ms Kate RILEY - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 kate.riley@ubifrance.fr View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/  
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The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London:  The partner of choice of the French Export Team The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the UK, which is based in central London, is a French government organisation that comes under the aegis of the Secretary of State in charge of Foreign Trade.  UBIFRANCE assists French-based companies seeking potential partners and new markets within the United Kingdom, and, more generally, promotes Franco-British trade relations. Our team can help UK-based companies to identify potential French suppliers. The UK is a mature and demanding market, but it is also full of potential and opportunities: over 15,000 French businesses already sell their goods and services in Britain. In 2011, UBIFRANCE UK made a difference by helping French-based businesses across the board - UBIFRANCE UK organised 35 trade missions and trade shows for French exhibitors - UBIFRANCE UK accompanied and assisted 600 French-based

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