UBIFRANCE UK News - June 2011 - N°27

Pauline Bogacz - 22-juin-2011 14:24:59
We were probably busier between January and the end of March than over the April-to-June period: things slowed down at the start of the second quarter, also because of the string of bank holidays that there always is, in France and/or in Britain, from Easter onwards and well into May — not to mention the Royal Wedding. The level of activity has still been sustained and encouraging since the April issue of UBIFRANCE UK News and, as far as the press office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London is concerned, up on the same period in 2010 and in 2009.   Trade shows are a major aspect of what we do, and there have been several key ones in the past few weeks, notably Infosecurity in London (19 to 21 April), which focuses on IT security; Internet World, also in London (10 to 12 May), which is centred on internet technologies and services; IFSEC in Birmingham (16 to 19 May), which is about security in the broad sense; and, finally, Railtex in London (14 to 16 June), which has just taken place and covers the railway industry.   In every case, the French presence was tangible and appreciated, the French exhibitors having been assisted in their participation by our colleagues in the relevant sector-based departments within the Trade Commission.   The Trade Commission also organises B-to-B events, such as the French Fashion Day at the Méridien hotel on Piccadilly (in central London) on 20 April, or the Foodservice Networking Event at the Royal Geographical Society (also in central London) on 11 and 12 May. The former gave contract-clothing manufacturers based in Western France the opportunity to showcase their expertise and meet British buyers and designers.   The latter focused on the food-service sector and attracted British-based food buyers and importers. Delicacies to be sampled included ham and sausages, terrines and pâtés, dips and chutneys, lemon meringues and chocolate cakes, and many, many more. Mary-Ann Williams, press officer, and myself did our bit for France and tasted as many of the food products on offer as we could, when we went along to meet the French exhibitors and British journalists on the second day of the event: it was a tough assignment, but we managed…    Press trips are back on the agenda and we have just organised a three-day press trip in the field of nutrition for Nord France Experts (NFX), the agency in charge of promoting the city and region of Lille, in northern France (14 to 16 June). The press trip coincided with NutrEvent, which takes place every two years and brings together key players in science and industry, as well as experts and officials from the regulatory agencies, around a single theme, i.e. R&D projects in health and nutrition. About 1,500 participants were expected to take part in the 2011 event.   Our three journalists stayed in the splendid Crowne Plaza Hotel, which has the advantage that it is situated right outside the Eurostar terminal at Lille. The northern French city may not be an obvious tourist destination if you are thinking more along the lines of sea-sun-sand locations, such as Nice on the French Riviera. Having said this, it is an attractive city, with a pedestrianized central district. The old part of town is about 15 minutes on foot from the Eurostar terminal, across a bridge or a park, and it is undeniably full of charm.   Given the fact Lille is 80 minutes by train from King’s Cross Saint-Pancras (in London), it is actually perfectly feasible, if you are based in South-Eastern England, to go over there for lunch and be home in the evening. In fact, the journey time is probably shorter than going from Richmond to Barking. Then again, you might ask, who would want to go from Richmond to Barking on a Saturday, or a Sunday? Or on any day, for that matter.   We have other press trips scheduled for NFX in the autumn (to be confirmed): one in September in the field of recycling and ‘eco-activities’; and the other in October, in logistics. So, if you are involved in recycling or in logistics — and, better still, if you write about both logistics and recycling — watch this space, as they say, and you can be sure to hear from us before long with the prospect of an interesting trip over to Lille and its dynamic region.   The June issue of UBIFRANCE UK News is bound to be of interest to you, since there are few industries we have not covered in the past few months. Indeed, you will find stories on soap (Savonnerie de l’Atlantique and the famous Marseille soap) and essential oils (CAMYLLE), but also on design and clothing (with 3D-measurement technology, as developed by TELMAT).   The French film industry features among this bulletin’s stories and you will learn that gasification technology is about more than hot air. Solar-powered appliances (IDCOOK SAS) are on the list, which goes to show that we are doing our bit to save the planet. Trains (with Railtex 2011), planes (with INDRAERO SIREN) and automobiles (with EQUIP AUTO) are all on the menu, not to forget information technology, packaging and much more.   If none of this tickles your fancy, you can dream about Corsican wines, which are on offer at VINEXPO, the leading wine trade fair taking place in Bordeaux right now (19 to 23 June): for those journalists and wine writers privileged enough to attend, CIV CORSE, the syndicate of Corsican wine producers, was planning on a wine-tasting session on the Corsican Pavilion, followed by a traditional Corsican-style lunch.   The meal was due to entail the consumption of a free-range calf to be spit-roasted whole over a wood fire (using wood from wild olive trees from Corsica), the beast being cooked by three chefs, two of whom are Michelin-star-rated. We were not told, at the Press Office, whether the animal would be slaughtered in front of a crowd of amazed onlookers or not, but our assumption was that the bovine is indeed dead by the time it is carted in to be skewered.   The translation of the invite proved a bit tricky, since we did not want to give the impression that a mere portion of veal would be served on a plate, of the kind you get at a restaurant near you. Since we had not specified it was a beef calf we were talking about, alarmed journalists enquired as to whether the calf would indeed be of the bovine kind: some of them appeared to believe that, in Corsica, elephants roam freely in the island’s hinterland, across the rugged scrubland known as le maquis, and that, as a result, the said calf might be — horror of horrors — a young elephant on a spit.   I want to reassure all concerned readers: it is a young bovine we were referring to, not any other kind of mammal — whole or part.   Now that this weighty matter has been duly clarified, it is time to conclude this editorial and to wish you an enjoyable summer break, since we hope, here at the Press Office, that you will have the opportunity to take some time off between now and September. The next issue of UBIFRANCE UK News will come out sometime in mid-September.   Philip Jolly Manager — Press Office Mission Economique UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Commission in London       Biotechnology and Cosmetics   bioMérieux and Labor Berlin team up in excellence and lab diagnostics   Labor Berlin (Charité Vivantes GmbH) and bioMérieux have announced the signature of an agreement to create a Centre of Excellence for microbiology and enhanced laboratory automation in Berlin (Germany). The bioMérieux/Labor Berlin partnership in laboratory diagnostics will help design solutions to improve patient care.   For further information, please go to: www.     Savonnerie de l’Atlantique takes 100% soap to PLMA   Savonnerie de l’Atlantique, a specialist in organic soaps, perfumery soaps and home-care products, attended the PLMA trade show in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from 24 to 25 May 2011. The company remains the only industrial soap maker in France to implement the Marseille method, synonymous with 100 % on-site saponification, 100 % soap, and 0% preservatives.   For further information, please go to:   CAMYLLE heats up the market for essential oils   LABORATOIRES CAMYLLE has established itself as a reference in enhancing humid zones in spas through the use of aromatherapy, while relying on 100% pure and natural essential oils as the base for treatment.   For further information, please go to:     Energy and the Environment     Gasification Asia Pacific 2011 set to deliver a lot more than hot air   Gasification Asia Pacific (GAP) 2011, the international conference on gasification, took place in Beijing (China) from 8 to 10 June. GAP 2011 played host to technology workshops and plenary sessions, where heads of companies and institutions gave a range of presentations.   For further information, please go to:   IDCOOK turns your BBQ into a solar-powered experience   IDCOOK SAS has developed a comprehensive range of innovative, high-tech solar-powered appliances, including solar barbecues. The company, part of SUNITED, a group specialising in solar power, is seeking importers and distributors, more particularly in the UK and Northern Europe.   For further information, please go to:     Engineering and Transport   EQUIP AUTO 2011 is 70% booked up   EQUIP AUTO 2011, the biennial international exhibition for automotive parts, systems and equipment, will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition centre (France) from 11 to 15 October. Over 70% of the floor space for exhibitors has been booked already.   For further information, please go to:   French shipbuilding steams ahead to Oslo for Nor-Shipping   UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, presented a dozen innovative French companies on the French Pavilion at the Nor-Shipping trade show, which took place in Oslo (Norway) from 24 to 27 May.   For further information, please go to:   French Pavilion on track and on time for Railtex 2011   The French Trade Commission unveiled the French Pavilion at the Railtex trade show, held in London from 14 to 16 June. The French Pavilion showcased seven innovative companies from across the railway sector.   For further information, please go to:   French innovation is sky high at Aircraft Interiors and Aerospace Testing   UBIFRANCE presented innovative French companies on the French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors and Aerospace Testing trade shows, which were held in parallel in Hamburg (Germany) from 5 to 7 April.   For further information, please go to:   INDRAERO SIREN takes aeronautical expertise to Aircraft Interiors   INDRAERO SIREN, a specialist in the design, production and integration of aeronautical systems, took part in the Aircraft Interiors exhibition in Hamburg.   For further information, please go to:     Food and drinks   Corsican wines charm VINEXPO with insular beauty   As part of the Corsican Pavilion, Corsican wines from seven estates — Clos Canarelli, Clos Culombu, Clos Santini, Domaine Cordoliani, Domaine de Tanella, Domaine Sant’Armettu, and Domaine Vico/Clos Venturi — are being showcased at the VINEXPO trade show in Bordeaux (in south-western France) between 19 and 23 June.   For further information, please go to:   Foodservice Networking Event goes geographical   The French Trade Commission invited members of the press and trade to attend its Foodservice Networking Event on 12 May at the Royal Geographical Society in London. This event was the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the food-service industry from experts in the field, while meeting French producers and British buyers.   For further information, please go to:     Logistics and Packaging     PACCOR extends product shelf life at ROSUPAK   PACCOR has launched a new barrier packaging solution, which is made up of multi-layer structures. PACCOR unveiled this innovation at the ROSUPAK 2011 trade show, which took place in Moscow (Russia) from 14 to 18 June.   For further information, please go to:   CLARANOR packs a punch at INTERPACK 2011   CLARANOR, a provider of sterilisation solutions for packaging products, took part in the INTERPACK trade show, which took place in Düsseldorf (Germany) from 12 to 18 May.   For further information, please go to:   Kermel Insulright® turns up the heat at CWIEME in Berlin   Kermel, a manufacturer of heat- and flame-resistant aramid-fibre protective clothing, has launched Kermel Insulright®. Kermel presented this new thermal and electrical insulating paper at the Coil, Winding, Insulations and Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition (CWIEME), which took place in Berlin from 24 to 26 May.   For further information, please go to:     IT & Telecommunications   Conscio Technologies makes Sensiwave with software solution   Conscio Technologies has released Sensiwave, which is a software solution available in Saas mode. In only a few days, Sensiwave enables users to optimise the communication of projects and to raise awareness among stakeholders.   For further information, please go to:   Axiatel brings faxing into the 21st century with Fax to Email   Axiatel has released the new features of its Fax to Email online service, which meet the requirements of SMEs. With no set-up costs and attractive packages on offer, Axiatel’s customized, VoIP-based solution makes faxing easier, greener and cheaper.   For further information, please go to:   EfficientIP is ‘promising’ in DDI market, says Gartner   In its new MarketScope report on the DDI market, Gartner, the international consultancy firm, has rated EfficientIP as ‘Promising’. EfficientiP is a software developer delivering DDI solutions (DNS, DHCP services and IP-address management) worldwide via a premium-partner network.   For further information, please go to:   CARTES in Asia 2011 is on the up and up   CARTES in Asia, the trade show on digital security and smart-card technology, which took place for the second time in Hong Kong, between 29 and 31 March, attracted over 3,000 visitors from 61 countries — an increase of 8% on 2010.   For more information, go to:  

French innovation is sky high at Aircraft Interiors and Aerospace Testing

Pauline Bogacz - 05-avr.-2011 11:30:04
UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development, will present innovative French companies on the French Pavilion at the Aircraft Interiors and Aerospace Testing trade shows, which will be held in parallel in Hamburg (Germany) from 5 to 7 April 2011. Aircraft Interiors is the leading international trade show for the sector, bringing together innovative companies in the field of cabin design, in-flight entertainment (IFE) and passenger services. The trade show is organised in parallel with the Aerospace Testing exhibition, a leading European event for the aerospace industry.   Aircraft interiors represent a growing segment within the industry. Future cabin and in-flight entertainment programmes will be launched at Aircraft Interiors, as well as passenger-service applications. The trade show will deal with the main issues in the sector, such as reducing the weight of materials, optimising internal space and renovation solutions.   In 2010, Aircraft Interiors welcomed 500 exhibitors and 11,000 visitors. In all, 118 countries were represented.   The French Pavilion at Aircraft Interiors 2011 (Hall B6, Stand 6B56) will feature 12 innovative companies and organisations. These companies are listed below.   Aerocentre Aerocentre is an aerospace cluster that brings together 35 companies based in the centre of France (Région Centre). These companies cover all aspects of the aerospace industry such as cabin and cockpit interiors, aerostructure, security control and certifications, aircraft maintenance, energy and the environment. For further information, please go to:   ARM Group ARM Group is an expert in machining, turning and assembling for markets with high specifications such as aerospace, defence and rail. Its clients include Groupe SAFRAN, EADS Sogerma, Daher Socata, Groupe ZODIAC, and Dassault Aviation. For further information, please go to:   Atelier Pinton Atelier Pinton creates bespoke carpets and tapestries in Felletin, near Aubusson in France. Its products include custom-made hand-tufted carpets and rugs as well as tapestries. The mill works with contemporary artists and designers to create unique designs. For further information, please go to:   Attax Attax has designed and manufactured aircraft seat attachment fittings for leading aircraft seat makers for 30 years. Attax is introducing a new range of standardised, easily operated fittings, which address the growing demand for reduced costs and for saving time in the final assembly line. For further information, please go to:   CabinExpAir CabinExpAir offers a full range of products and services for airline cabins, incorporating the latest technological innovations in keeping with operating expenditure and investment budgets. CabinExpAir will showcase its Upgrading Concept seats at Aircraft Interiors 2011. For further information, please go to:   Chateauroux Airport Chateauroux Airport is an industrial airport, which is located south of Paris, in central France. The airport is dedicated to cargo, pilot training, aircraft housing, maintenance, dismantling and recycling. Chateauroux Airport offers large parking and hangar facilities and offers the opportunity for original equipment manufacturers (OEM), maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) entities and other aerospace players to develop their activities on site, in flexible and cost-effective conditions. For further information, please go to:   Cogit Composites Cogit Composites is an engineering company that specialises in composite materials, from design and structure calculation to process simulation (infusion and RTM). For further information, please go to:   Composite Industrie Composite Industrie specialises in the design, certification, manufacturing and repair of aerospace and defence parts, as well as systems for composite and hybrid-metal composite parts. For further information, please go to:   Elta Elta, which is a subsidiary of AREVA TA & OHB Technology, designs, manufactures, and supports emergency locator transmitters, which are approved by leading aircraft manufacturers. For further information, please go to:   INDRAERO SIREN INDRAERO SIREN specialises in the design, production and integration of aeronautical systems and aircraft interiors. The company handles the global outsourcing of production for primary sheet-metal parts manufacturing, structural bonding and assembly by welding or riveting. For further information, please go to:   PGA PGA specialises in IFE/CMS for private jets, as well as offering customised HD for aircraft used by heads of state. PGA is a leader in LED snake light solutions. For further information, please go to:   Simair Simair supplies airlines with bespoke VIP and CJ galleries, privacy compartments and monuments, standard and commercial galleries, stowages, dividers, partitions and ATR security cockpit doors. For further information, please go to:   SMAC SMAC is an expert in noise-damping solutions for aircraft interiors. The company offers a wide range of customised products including shock absorbers, fuselage damping materials, solutions for vibro-acoustic reduction, and cabin-noise reduction applications. For further information, please go to:   SWI SWI acts as a subcontractor and service provider in the creation of upholstery and the manufacture of a range of leather and fabric seat covers, as well as armrest stuffing and fuselage and panel trim. For further information, please go to:   The French Pavilion at Aerospace Testing (Hall B4, Stand L21) will feature five innovative companies and organisations. These companies are listed below. BCSA Gear BCSA Gear manufactures custom-designed high-speed rotating test systems with a wide range of applications in various fields, including aeronautics and defence. The company’s strength lies in its close technical collaboration with customers to ensure optimum design and manufacture. For further information, please go to:   Clemessy Group Clemessy Group is an expert in electrical engineering, automation and mechanised systems. The company has developed the TestinView system for the design and validation of electronic systems during MIL, SIL and HIL phases. For further information, please go to:   iXMotion iXMotion is a leading manufacturer of multi-axis motion systems such as flight motion simulators, inertial testing equipment, as well as ground and bedded positioners for civilian and military applications. For further information, please go to:   ECA Sinters ECA Sinters offers a wide range of solutions for aeronautics applications such as aircraft assembly lines, the supply of equipment and maintenance facilities. For further information, please go to:   Sonaxis Sonaxis manufactures specific ultrasonic probes with frequencies of between 200 kHz and 20 MHz.  The company develops specific solutions that are tailored to any need. This includes high-frequency probes and analytical tools dedicated to inspecting microwelds. For further information, please go to:   About UBIFRANCE UBIFRANCE is the French Agency for International Business Development, and is part of France’s export-support framework.   As the partner of reference for French companies wishing to export, UBIFRANCE offers a complete range of services based on the provision of information about export markets, about legal issues and regulations, and about 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 organising the French Pavilions at Aircraft Interiors and Aerospace Testing, which will take place in Hamburg (in northern Germany) from 5 to 7 April 2011.    The French Pavilion at Aircraft Interiors 2011 (Hall B6, Stand 6B56) will feature 12 innovative companies and organisations; the French Pavilion at Aerospace Testing (Hall B4, Stand L21) will feature five innovative companies and organisations.   For further information, please go to:
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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