This leading international event, focused on innovative transport equipment, will be held concurrently with SITL and Transport Logistics Europe from 31 March to 2 April 2015, in Paris (France).
Transport Next Generation will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in conjunction with SITL Paris 2015 and Intralogistics Europe. The trade shows will be held in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, to the southeast of central Paris.
Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics, organisers of SITL Paris 2015, gives his thoughts on the launch of Transport Next Generation, the new event to be launched in conjunction with the trade fair, and his expectations as to what it will bring to the transport sector and the logistics industry.
How would you describe the positioning of Transport Next Generation? What is distinctive about it, and what added value does it bring to the industry?
The aim of Transport Next Generation is to be an international event that responds to the expectations of supply-chain directors in industry and retailing.
This new exhibition brings together, in a single space, innovative multimodal transport equipment that works to achieve the most effective transport performance for industry and retailers. As such, Transport Next Generation addresses the link between shipper and transporter. Fundamentally multimodal, it touches the five main transport segments – maritime, rail, river, road, and combined transport (both urban and temperature controlled).
The programme for Transport Next Generation is based around a Steering Committee which, besides SITL’s usual partners, also has the support of the Fédération Française de la Carrosserie (FFC), the Association Française du Gaz Naturel pour Véhicules (AFGNV) and the Industrial Vehicle Rental trade council, led by Transport et Logistique de France (TLF).
What solutions does Transport Next Generation provide?
The common element of all the equipment exhibited at Transport Next Generation is the changing organisation and planning of transportation, as well as the emergence of a link between the shipper and the transporter. This results in multiple new challenges and new transport requirements, including reduction in travel distances; improved productivity of equipment and personnel; safety and security of goods and personnel; evolving regulation; environmental protection; development of e-commerce and urban deliveries; and optimisation of loads, etc.
How does Transport Next Generation integrate into SITL Paris 2015 and Intralogistics Europe 2015?
Transport Next Generation extends and completes our expertise across all transport, logistics and supply-chain activities. It is in complete synergy with SITL Paris 2015, which brings together all transport and logistics services, and Intralogistics Europe 2015, which covers handling equipment at all levels of the supply chain.
For its part, Transport Next Generation provides innovative transport-equipment solutions. It will have its own dedicated space with unique signage and decoration to attract visitors. It will have its own programme of seven conferences and also its own Innovation Award which, reflecting the initial concept, is open to ‘equipment solutions that are immediately operational for shippers or transporters to add value and optimise the services of transporters in light of competition’. Therefore, between them, the three trade shows cover the full market range and expectations of purchasers.
How do you see Transport Next Generation developing in the future?
In 2015, Transport Next Generation will be located in a space that hosts around 30 exhibitors. Taking into account the real interest already expressed in this year’s event, as of 2016, Transport Next Generation will become a separate exhibition with its own area, its own community of exhibitors, and a specifically targeted visitor base.
Our ambition is to attract transport buyers and shipping specifiers from all industry and retail sectors. In line with SITL and Intralogistics, this new event will, in due course, be rolled out internationally, as is the case with all the exhibitions we create and develop.
About Reed Expositions
Reed Expositions is the French subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser. Reed Expositions organises over 50 trade shows per year in France across a range of industries including the environment sector, marketing and communications, and transport and logistics.
Reed Expositions will be organising Transport Next Generation 2015, a new event that will run concurrently with SITL Paris 2015 as well as Intralogistics Europe 2015. All three events will take place from 31 March to 2 April 2015 in Hall 7.2 of the Paris Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, to the southeast of central Paris (France).
For further information about the various trade shows, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu
For further information about Reed Expositions, please go to: http://www.reedexpo.fr
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Bakery, Grocery, Baked goods, Miscellaneous
What else does one expect from France, where gastronomic standards are so high? Yet, cultivating gourmets’ taste buds the world over also pays off in economic terms: French gourmet products and fine foods, as a sector, are worth €7 billion, encompassing 250 product categories and amounting to 16% of the French food industry’s total exports. In this field, French exporters total 1,200 companies, 90% of which are SMEs.
What may be mainstream in France, in terms of fine foods and culinary excellence, the rest of the world often perceives as symbolizing culinary art that can only be Made in France. Christophe Monnier, in charge of the Fine Foods Department at French export-support agency UBIFRANCE, describes a high-end market that is both diverse and dynamic.
Baked goods, biscuits and chocolate account for 50% of French exports of gourmet products. Within this segment of the market, two characteristically French trends stand out. First, there is an absolute respect for authentic flavours and for regional and local traditions, as neatly summed up by the French concept of terroir. Each gourmet product has its own story to tell, unlike any other, which is also its unique selling point. Secondly, with health concerns and awareness of dietary issues coming to the fore, carefully prepared, organic and eco-friendly branded products coming from France have gained worldwide recognition and the trust of consumers, and rightly so.
Major players in the fine-foods sector such as Valona (high-quality chocolates), Rougie (foie gras), Bridor (French bakery products) and Boiron Frères (fruit and vegetable coulis), among many others, are being increasingly proactive when providing international clients with their exclusive products and unrivalled expertise. And of course, reliable logistics is the name of the game.
Each year, sectoral experts at UBIFRANCE such as Christophe Monnier help up to 830 prospecting companies leverage their efforts through Saveurs de France, a French professional and trade association in the field of gastronomic products, and other, similar promotional programmes such as the So French So Good campaign.
All these initiatives give French exporters the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise and know-how in new export markets, from Latin America to Asia. Christophe Monnier and his colleagues also help set up highly selective and fruitful meetings with purchasing agents, distributors and importers who are interested in the French products on offer.
French suppliers of fine foods do not forget the importance of their domestic market and that of neighbouring French-speaking countries. In 2013, however, sales growth was muted in countries such as Switzerland (up by 0.4% on the year before) and Belgium (up 4.2%), which are mature markets for French goods.
Many French-based companies, encouraged by the presence of an important French community in Britain, crossed the Channel to do business in the UK, where exports of French fine-food products grew markedly in 2013, as compared to the year before (up 8.9%). Central and Eastern Europe offered even bigger opportunities for expansion, with sales rising strongly in Russia (13.5%) and in Austria (17.1%).
In fact, the further exporters went, the bigger the rewards could be: in the Far East, exports of fine-food products from France rose markedly, from Hong Kong (up 12.8%) to Singapore (up 14.3%). In mainland China, the figures were even more impressive, with sales up by 33.3%. In the Middle East, companies marketing gourmet food products to Dubai (UAE) and Saudi Arabia were rewarded with a growth rate exceeding 20%.
Christophe Monnier stresses the importance of three trade events for the promotion of French excellence in fine foods. SIAL and EUROPAIN, which are known to be leading trade shows where deals get done — more particularly in the field of consumer products — are two.
The ultimate culinary event, however, has to be the Cuisine Summit at the SIRHA trade fair, in Lyons, explains Christophe Monnier. All the French know-how in the industry is mustered in order to create an exceptional experience across 40,000 square metres of floor space. This unique trade event culminates in the awarding of the prestigious prize known as the Bocuse d’Or: it follows a televised cooking competition among the world’s most renowned chefs, who represent their respective countries. Only creative excellence, fabulous ingredients and culinary brio stand a chance of winning, points out Christophe Monnier of UBIFRANCE.
For further information about French companies in the fine-food sector, please go to: Bakery, Grocery, Baked Goods, Miscellaneous
Jewellery, Leather, Fashion accessories
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London is organising a showroom for leading contract-clothing manufacturers. These French companies are actively seeking to develop business links with UK-based designers. This professional event will take place from 9.00am to 6.30pm in central London, on 29 April 2014. Members of the trade and the media who would like to attend should contact the Press Office of the French Trade Commission.
This unique event, organised by the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, will give the opportunity to members of the trade and the media based in the UK to meet well-recognised French-based companies specialising in contract manufacturing. The showroom will take place between 9.00am and 6.30pm on Tuesday 29 April of this year, at the Meridien Piccadilly Hotel, in the heart of the West End (in central London).
The list of exhibitors can be found below; further information can be provided on request.
ACC JB has more than one trick up its sleeve
The success of Atelier Cannelle Couture (ACC JB) is based on providing the best service and respecting its commitments in terms of production, quality and lead times. The production unit, with a workforce of 50, draws on all its technical means, expertise, skills and passion to satisfy the expectations of loyal, yet demanding, customers.
The company has an integrated design office and can take care of its clients’ logistical needs. ACC JB also has a production unit specializing in sleeved clothing, such as coats, jackets and raincoats.
BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE is delicate and professional with light garments
BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE has been working as a subcontractor since 1956. The company manufactures items for the high-end brands of the luxury market and for fashion designers. BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE works the most delicate fabrics such as chiffon, silk, jersey and organza; its production is essentially for women. Very light garments are the company’s specialism.
Flexible production processes, together with the expertise of its highly skilled 75 staff, allow BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE to meet the requirements of the luxury-brands market. BOCAGE AVENIR COUTURE’s strength resides in the production of small and medium-size series, in the high quality of its output, and in its efficient processes (with an ability to meet short deadlines).
The company has special machines and offers the full range of pre-production services (patterns, pattern grading, pattern layout and samples) as well as post-production services (reception, stocking, fabrics and supplies control, dispatching, quality control, and repairs).
LA FERRIERE COUTURE is the one wearing — and making — the trousers
Set up in 1972, LA FERRIERE COUTURE has over 40 years’ experience in the production of trousers. The company is a contract-clothing manufacturer specialising in high-end items and the luxury market. It makes trousers and shorts for both men and women, and can deal equally with short and long product runs, as well as the timely production of samples.
With 40 employees and modern industrial equipment designed specifically for the production of trousers, LA FERRIERE COUTURE has an average output capacity of 250 items per day. The company’s facilities cover 1,000 m2 and include advanced professional equipment (Lectra system, automated cutting machines, fusing press and overhead conveyor). Packaging meets industry standards, with individual polybags as well as cardboard boxes with hangers.
Les Ateliers Grandis has 600 highly skilled staff on hand
Les Ateliers Grandis have been dedicated to the design, development and production of luxury garments for men’s and women’s fashion for over 20 years. The company has 600 employees, who work in nine different workshops, and has increased its production capacity through close co-operation with a network of subcontractors based in France and in other European countries. Using an array of delicate fabrics (chiffon, silk and jersey), Les Ateliers Grandis manufactures suits, structured pieces, as well as light garments.
In addition to advanced manufacturing facilities, Les Ateliers Grandis has a development-and-patterns department that works in close partnership with studios and technical teams; an exclusive model workshop with a team of expert seamstresses dedicated to the manufacturing of original pieces, toiles, collection models, press models, and made-to-measure garments; and, finally, a customer-service department that looks after purchases, the control of schedules and quality, storage, supplies and deliveries.
PR3 SAS takes charge, from the initial sketches all the way to the catwalks
PR3 SAS covers all aspects of the manufacture of loose, tailored and structured garments. The company has recently developed a portfolio of finished products intended for tailored garments, which are ideal for men’s ready-to-wear collections.
For over 30 years, PR3 has built a solid reputation across the sector: the company combines technical expertise and high-quality manufacturing with effective management, reactivity and reliability in meeting customer deadlines. PR3 is thus able to meet requests for small, medium-size and larger orders, as well as all types of prototype orders.
Combining a traditional know-how with modern organisational techniques, the skills and expertise of PR3’s staff are a guarantee of quality every step of the design and production process — from the initial sketches to the manufacturing of prototypes, and from the development of collections to their completion for catwalks and showrooms.
SCT DEVELOPPEMENT’s 30 highly skilled staff draw on 30 years’ experience
For the past 30 years, SCT DEVELOPPEMENT has developed a proven know-how and excellence in the manufacturing of ladies’ ready-to-wear garments for famous haute-couture houses and luxury-brand names. The company maintains strong partnerships with fashion designers.
SCT boasts a highly skilled team of 30 people, who have modern equipment at their disposal for cutting (automatic Lectra system), sewing and finishing pieces. SCT specialises in producing dresses and skirts, as well as trousers and tops, with delicate woven (silk, chiffon, veil, laces, etc.) or knitted (jersey, interlock, etc.) fabrics.
The company can produce prototypes, samples and collections in small and medium-size quantities. SCT offers bespoke services to its customers, with the option to move up the value chain in pattern making, grading and cutting, or the choice of fabrics.
SOCOVET SISTEM is a full-service player, from embroidery to stitching
Since 1972, SOCOVET SISTEM has helped designers and creators develop collections with a French touch. SOCOVET can assist with collections for both men and women and the company will take care of pattern creation from sketches; of the manufacturing of the first prototype; and, finally, of alterations and pattern grading.
SOCOVET manages all aspects of production. The company offers fast manufacturing of the first production prototype and has four production groups (including one dedicated to collections and small ranges). SOCOVET’s production facility is fitted with the latest technology, including Lectra equipment, automated cutting Bullmer machines, and special stitch machines.
SOCOVET has a locally based network of partners for embroidery, digital printing, pleating and washing. The company can conduct prime-cost studies in order to optimize processes for its clients.
SOCOVET offers a range of products, including jackets, coats (for men and women), dresses, skirts, and tops. The company deals with both tailored garments and dressmaking, making use of an array of materials — wool, chiffon, crêpe, lace, fur and leather yoke, technical fabrics, wadding, as well as cut and sewn knitwear.
About The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London facilitates trade development between France and the UK. UBIFRANCE offers a wide range of services to French-based companies, so as to assist them in their business activities within the UK. As such, it organises B2B events in the form of conferences and networking opportunities.
The French Trade Commission is organising a showroom for leading contract-clothing manufacturers: the event will take place from 9.00am to 6.30pm at the Meridien Piccadilly Hotel in central London, on 29 April 2014. Members of the trade and the media who would like to attend should contact the Press Office of the French Trade Commission.
For further information about UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk
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Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Global Transport Group (a division of Reed Expositions), organisers of the SITL Europe 2014 trade fair, reveals his expectations for Intralogistics Europe 2014. This leading transport-and-logistics trade show, which specializes in handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution, is being held concurrently with SITL from 1 to 4 April 2014, in the Paris region (France).
Intralogistics Europe 2014 will take place from 1 to 4 April of this year in conjunction with SITL Europe 2014, as well as the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics Conference. The trade shows will be held in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of the French capital).
Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Global Transport Group (a division of Reed Expositions), organisers of SITL, gives his thoughts on the upcoming events as well as on current trends in the transport sector and logistics industry.
Interest in Intralogistics 2014 started to pick up pace back in November 2013. Is this still the case, with one month to go before the opening?
The enthusiasm has grown and accelerated. In November 2013, taking into account the number of reservations made and [the number of] brands expressing an interest in the Intralogistics 2014 trade show, we were forecasting 15% growth in exhibitor numbers. Today, that figure is in excess of 30% and the initial objective of 150 exhibitors has been well and truly surpassed.
Consequently, we have had to expand the exhibition’s surface area to 10,000m². Given that the trade show is only in its second year, this confirms the need for an exhibition dedicated to handling equipment and automated systems.
How has this growth reflected the three areas of interest at the exhibition?
The progression in numbers of exhibitors is even across the three areas of interest, with a strong presence of the leaders in each Intralogistics sector: Automation, Mobile (industrial trucks, lifting and handling equipment, etc.), and the Static sector (racking and shelving, storage solutions and packing). With regard to the last one of the three, several specialist providers in the field of warehouse construction and door supply have confirmed their attendance. Many exhibitors are involved in two, or even three, of the areas covered by the trade show.
For all these businesses, the Intralogistics trade show has become a central, professional event that allows them to present their innovations, products and services. The event responds to a clear market need that goes beyond its original target, which was to promote the handling equipment and automated systems that process, streamline and optimise the physical flow of supply, production and distribution.
What are the results so far of initiatives set up by Reed Expositions with regard to future visitors?
In the build-up to this year’s event, Reed Expositions has been identifying project planners, basing its search on visitors from the 2013 event; on a database of decision makers, specifiers and buyers of intralogistics solutions; and on pre-registered visitors. At this stage, the majority of these qualified visitors are interested in the fields of handling and automation, and more than 30% of the projects involve an evolution or significant changes to current handling systems.
This initiative seeks to ensure that projects are well planned in terms of agreed investment and will enable the project planners at Intralogistics 2014 to identify suppliers to partner them with in order to implement the project.
How do you ensure that the connections made at the exhibition respond to this demand?
There are several ways in which we look to establish connections with the exhibitors. In the first instance, visitors that have completed the pre-registration process are directed to the suppliers that are capable of responding to their search in handling equipment and automation.
Secondly, our teams work with the visitor to better define their project. This can be done on arrival, or can be organised by Reed at the event itself. Reed also offers this customer service on an ongoing basis, both before and after the event.
Lastly, visitors are invited to make use of a Project Planners Space, in which they can present their projects and arrange meetings with exhibitors.
How would you describe the projects that will be presented?
The projects will be wide-ranging and, in the main, come from the major players in their respective markets. The sectors that will be represented include automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, cosmetics, e-commerce, food processing, heavy industry, and multichannel distribution. Projects are led by senior-level managers that are seeking a return on investment and fast improvements in productivity. In that sense, many involve automation, with the objective of reducing production costs.
What are the other high points visitors can look forward to?
With the participation of exhibitors and qualified visitors, and led by a steering committee, a cycle of around 20 conferences and workshops is planned, with updates, testimonials, [focuses on] innovations and trends, together with actual case studies.
A particular highlight will be the first plenary conference, entitled Warehouse automation, how far? It will be chaired by Jean-Michel Guarneri, Vice President of Supply Chain for Vente Privée (www.vente-privee.com) and member of the steering committee.
On the last day of the event, three Innovation Awards will be presented, one for each section of the Intralogistics trade show.
Exhibitors at Intralogistics Europe 2014
Below is the list of exhibitors due to take part in the trade show.
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About Reed Expositions
Reed Expositions is the French subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading event organiser. Reed Expositions organises over 50 trade shows per year in France across a range of sectors including the environment, marketing and communication, as well as transport and logistics.
Reed Expositions will be organising Instralogistics Europe 2014, a leading trade show on transport and logistics, which specializes in handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution. The trade show was launched in 2013.
Intralogistics Europe 2014 will run concurrently with SITL Europe 2014, as well as the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics Conference. These events will take place from 1 to 4 April 2014 in Hall 6, at the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of Paris, in France).
For further information about Reed Expositions, please go to: www.reedexpo.fr
For further information about Intralogistics Europe, please go to: www.intralogistics-paris.com/site/GB
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Electricity, Renewable energy, Nuclear
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 (Booth 6D70-L) specializes in the technological development and manufacture of wind-turbine blades.
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.
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.
Delta Box (Booth 6C70-D) designs and manufactures obstruction lights and supplies low-, medium- and high-intensity solutions.
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.
ENCIS Wind (Booth 6C70-H) offers turnkey solutions for wind analysis and measurement.
Eoltech (Booth 6D70-O) is an independent design consultancy that focuses on the analysis of wind-generating potential.
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.
FRANCEOLE SAS (Booth 6C70-C) is a fully owned subsidiary of Pelican Venture and the only French manufacturer of steel wind-turbine masts.
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.
Nass&Wind Industrie (Booth 6D70-K) provides offshore-wind solutions as well as development and engineering services for projects in the sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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With six weeks to go before its official opening, SITL Europe, the international trade show for transport, logistics and freight forwarding, has announced that four new events will take place during the four-day event. The trade show will take place from 1 to 4 April 2014 at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre (north of Paris).
In addition to highlights such as the 14th annual Innovation Awards and half-day conference cycles organized around the key themes of the trade show, the four days of SITL Europe 2014 will be marked by four important new events.
On Tuesday 1 April, the World Transport & Logistics Forum will open the main international day. In association with UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, and consultancy firm Transport Intelligence, a plenary conference will be held on the theme of Logistics strategies to take advantage of global growth and will present a preview of the World Bank’s 2014 study into logistics performance. This will be followed by a debate between shippers, service providers, economists and delegates from institutions.
In the afternoon, official delegations from six countries – Algeria, Brazil, Indonesia, Russia, Thailand and the USA – in the presence of French government ministers, will debate logistics and transportation issues relevant to those markets. The World Transport & Logistics Forum will close with a conference focusing on key trends in the sector.
On Wednesday 2 April, SITL Europe will host Maritime Day, an event which has been developed in partnership with Eurogroup Consulting, with a focus on maritime and river transport. The aim of the day is to review the opportunities offered by new shipowner alliances and new innovative port/river services. The transport of containers and cereals over the waterways will also be discussed, with a presentation on developments in the Trans-European Transport Network (RTE-T). This will provide the stepping stone into Thursday’s European Rail Freight Day.
For the fifth time in a row at SITL, a European Rail Freight Day will take place during the trade show. On Thursday 3 April, in co-operation with Eurogroup Consulting, delegates will reveal the results of the 2014 barometer, which focuses on how shippers perceive the rail-services offering. The barometer is carried out amongst 100 European manufacturers and distributors and introduces a cycle of conferences on rates, rail corridors, network access and slots, which will be illustrated by concrete examples.
On Friday 4 April, which is the final day of the trade show, a new concept will be launched, whose aim is to help industry players anticipate the key trends in the supply-chain sector. Companies such as Branded Future for Logistics, Mines PariTech, consultancy firm Transport Intelligence, and ASLOG (the French logistics association) will assess many possible evolutions in the sector.
Another highlight on the Friday will be the conference dedicated to Humanitarian Logistics, an initiative of the Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA), which is the only global association in this sector. The HLA, which has 2,300 members coming from international solidarity associations, the private sector, universities and research establishments, will, for the first time, hold its general assembly at the same time as SITL Europe.
"This global summit on humanitarian logistics will enable a comparison of logistics organisations between the NGOs and business – especially in terms of their shared stocks, information-systems design, or staff training,” says Jean-Christophe Crespel, co-founder of HLA.
Intralogistics Europe, the trade show for handling equipment in manufacturing and distribution, is being held concurrently with SITL 2014 and has already exceeded its exhibitor target, with over 150 companies signed up to the event, as things stand.
Alain Bagnaud, director of Reed Exhibitions’ Global Transport and Logistics Group, says: “Of the Top 20 European logistics-services providers, 70% have already registered, including Geodis, Norbert Dentressangle and Kuehne+Nagel. To this, we can also add more than 200 transporters and logistics suppliers that are present either independently or as part of a group, such as Astre, Evolutrans, France Lots, France Benne, Pall-ex and Tred Union. This means that SITL Europe 2014 will present an exceptional offering of transport and logistics companies, proving that it can tackle the great international challenges of today.”
This strong uptake, the organisers of the trade show point out, is matched by new initiatives to assist visitors in finding projects that correspond to their activity. Assisted by a telemarketing programme, selected visitors are interviewed in order to identify projects that are under current or future development. Following analysis of the responses, the visitors are put in contact with exhibitors whose products and solutions match their needs.
For personalised programmes, visitors can go to the Project Space at the entrance to the exhibition, where they will be welcomed by a consultant who will suggest a tailor-made visit plan, including the possibility of arranging meetings with given exhibitors.
SITL 2014 will take place from 1 to 4 April of this year in Hall 6 of the Parc des Expositions, in Paris Nord Villepinte (north of the French capital). SITL stands for Semaine Internationale du Transport et de la Logistique, i.e. the International Week for Transport and Logistics.
Intralogistics Europe, the World Transport & Logistics Forum, Maritime Day, European Rail Freight Day and the Humanitarian Logistics conference will also take place over the course of the four-day event.
For further information, please go to: http://www.sitl.eu/
Quote ref. : FTPB3914
Electronics and IT
ITESOFT, a leading international developer of automated Purchase to Pay (P2P) solutions, has won two individual awards for its software at the prestigious 2013 Document Manager Awards, held on 3 October 2013 in central London (UK). ITESOFT UK is headquartered in Farnham (Surrey).
“ITESOFT’s Purchase to Pay solutions are once again recognised as the world’s leading automated suite,” explains Nick Dunnett, MD of ITESOFT UK, which is headquartered in Farnham, Surrey (in South-Eastern England).
This is the 8th Document Manager Award that ITESOFT has achieved in the past six years, recognising the company’s ongoing dedication to fostering innovation in relation to the functionalities and quality of this market-leading P2P software application.
The 2013 Document Manager Awards ceremony took place at Hotel Russell London, in central London, on 3 October of this year. ITESOFT was given two awards: the Workflow & BPM Product of the Year Award and the Document Management Product of the Year Award.
The ITESOFT.Share solution, winner of the Workflow & BPM Product of the Year Awards, is a powerful archive, workflow and approval software application. This web-based solution has been designed to automate manual authorisation procedures such as invoice approval, discrepancy handling and purchase-order requisitioning.
Winning this award amounts to a recognition of ITESOFT’s ongoing commitment to leveraging innovative technologies in order to help companies gain control of their P2P processes. This ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in the fact that ITESOFT invests 25% of its revenue — i.e. double the industry standard — in R&D to safeguard its position as a global leader in automated P2P solutions.
The Document Management Product of the Year Award is an exclusive category presented to organisations that are at the forefront of innovation in the P2P automation arena. The superior functionalities of ITESOFT.Share, as compared to what competitors have to offer, were recognised, most notably ITESOFT.Share’s enhanced compatibility with smartphones for the agile workforce of today and its seamless integration with multiple finance applications in real time.
“Winning the second award of the ceremony identifies ITESOFT as a global leader of P2P automated solutions for another year, and acknowledges the superior functionality of ITESOFT.Share against competing solutions,” stresses Nick Dunnett.
ITESOFT has consistently focused on the functionality and usability of its leading P2P solutions such as ITESOFT.Dashboard — a tool that seamlessly tracks Purchase to Pay processes in real time, from the moment an invoice is received, all the way through to payment.
A new, innovative addition to the P2P suite is ITESOFT.SupplierPortal, a web-based collaborative platform to further drive business efficiencies throughout the P2P process.
ITESOFT.SupplierPortal has been designed following extensive client feedback: it provides suppliers with a platform to easily check up on the status of their invoices in real time (i.e. ‘received’, ‘processing in progress’, ‘ready for payment’, or ‘paid’). ITESOFT explains that this tool, when combined with ITESOFT.Share , delivers a world-class solution which, typically, achieves an attractive return on investment (RoI) over a period of 12 to 18 months.
ITESOFT’s twofold go-to-market strategy is as follows. First of all, ITESOFT sells on-premises solutions, through the company’s FreeMind business unit. This includes software licences and associated professional services to implement automated document-capture and document-processing projects, both for large organisations and medium-size companies.
Second, ITESOFT provides an automated Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for the capture and processing of supplier invoices. This is done through Yooz, which is the company’s independent business unit serving SMEs, associations, firms of certified accountants, and local-government organisations.
ITESOFT solutions have been implemented in over 650 companies globally in a wide range of business sectors, including government services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, utilities, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, construction, and the services sector. At present, ITESOFT’s solutions intelligently process in excess of one billion documents each year.
ITESOFT is an international software vendor of multi-channel document-capture and process-automation solutions aimed at accelerating, streamlining, and securing document-centric business processes. Leveraging the company’s specialised R&D laboratories and research programmes, the levels of performance and innovation offered by ITESOFT’s solutions have helped the company gain the status of an internationally recognized leader beyond its Number One market position in France.
ITESOFT deploys its solutions to automate critical business processes for over 1,000 clients in medium-sized-to-large organisations and SMEs in 29 countries, handling more than a billion documents every year across a wide range of business sectors.
ITESOFT offers a unique value proposition to its clients. ITESOFT’s solutions measurably and significantly increase the efficiency of document-centric business processes — both paper-based and electronic — such as Purchase to Pay, Order to Cash, customer case handling, and more, by increasing productivity and reducing costs while ensuring end-to-end process reliability and traceability. These solutions provide managers in client entities with the decision-making tools they need to monitor and control their processes, including supplier scoring, KPI monitoring and reporting.
Founded in 1984, ITESOFT has offices in France, Germany and the UK, serving Western European markets (i.e. these three countries as well as Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland), North Africa and the USA.
With a staff of 196, the company generated consolidated revenue of €21.7 million in 2012.
ITESOFT has been listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange since February 2001 (Compartment C – ISIN Code FR0004026151 – Mnemonic ITE – Reuters: ITFT.LN – Bloomberg: ITES FP).
For further information, please go to: www.itesoft.co.uk
For further information about The Document Manager Awards, please go to www.dmawards.com
Quote ref. : FTPB3900
avril 25, 2012
UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business developement, comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework.