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CARTES 2013 takes trust in mobile life from Brazil to Paris

Joanna Routaboul - 29-mai-2013 13:27:12
CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013, to be held from 19 to 21 November 2013, will focus on the central theme of Building Trust in Mobile Life . The trade show will address the sector’s key issues, including mobile security, secure mobile commerce, digital identity and smart cities. CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013 will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre, near Paris (France). The special guest country, this year, is Brazil. Isabelle Alfano, Manager of CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013, explains, "The 28th CARTES Secure Connexions Event, will be a rich event with a focus on mobile life. Mobility, which has grown exponentially, offers a number of opportunities for security, payments, embedded intelligence and digital identity players in particular.  So, we are really looking forward to the sector’s big event." CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013 is a leading trade show dedicated to the digital-security and smart-technology industries that will be held north of Paris (France), at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre from 19 to 21 November 2013. CARTES 2013 will take place in conjunction with Milipol Paris, the international exhibition on internal state security intended for security professionals in the public sector and industry. Brazil, a major player with regard to connected living , will be the special guest country at CARTES 2013 and will take centre stage at the various events in November. As a country with a population of over 194 million inhabitants that has been enjoying sustained economic growth, Brazil offers many opportunities for major players in the smart-card, identification and mobile-payments sectors. Significant demand for value-added services and Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) migration, together with the roll-out of various identification-technology projects, has underpinned market growth in these sectors, in what is one of Latin America’s largest countries. In a world where people are becoming ever-more connected and where mobility is a major concern for both companies and countries, issues relating to security, authentication and data protection are priorities for all solution providers. This is why Building Trust in Mobile Life will be the central theme of CARTES Secure Connexions 2013. The main theme has been divided into four sub-themes that are strategic fields where security and trust are key to successful growth in the mainstream market. The first sub-theme is Mobile Security , including mobile payments, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and SIM-card security. The second is Secure Mobile Commerce , which includes e-commerce, m-commerce, payment security and interconnected retail. The third sub-theme is Digital Identity , including digital identity, authentication and partnering for digital trust. The final sub-theme is Smart Cities and includes object identities and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Dedicated to secure payments, identification and mobility solutions, CARTES 2013 is a comprehensive event that comprises an exhibition, a set of conferences and the SESAMES awards. Throughout 2013, numerous events will be held to enrich this leading trade show. CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013’s Schedule 4 June 2013: Press conference on smart shopping. During this conference, there will be a presentation of results from a study carried out by CARTES Secure Connexions and Payment Cards & Mobile on the services provided by new payment-technology players in retail.   24 September 2013: Digital Identity press conference for launch of CARTES 2013. During this press conference, results from a study on digital identity, carried out by CARTES Secure Connexions and Milipol, will be presented. The innovations of CARTES 2013 will also be revealed. 18 November 2013: SESAMES Awards ceremony. The SESAMES Awards go to the top 10 technological innovations in the chip-card, digital-security, identification, secure-payment and contactless sectors. The SESAMES Awards act as a springboard into these various sectors, giving winners a prominence and legitimacy that helps ensure project success. From 19 to 21 November 2013: CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013 at Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre. 19 November 2013: The World Card Summit. As the inaugural conference for CARTES, this Summit brings together directors and other top executives from the leading companies in the smart-technology and digital-security sectors. In 2012, CARTES Secure Connexions Event was a great success, thanks to 19,000 visitors, 1,600 conference attendees and 137 countries represented. CARTES 2013, which will be the 28 th trade show of its kind, will again be an important gathering for professionals in the sectors concerned. About CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013 CARTES Secure Connexions Event 2013 will be held from 19 to 21 November 2013 at the Paris-Nord-Villepinte exhibition centre, near Paris (France). CARTES is the world’s leading event dedicated to secure payments, identification and mobility solutions. With 137 countries represented, 435 exhibitors and 140 conferences attended by international experts, CARTES Secure Connexions is the key trade show for all players in this fast-moving market. In 2013, at the 28th CARTES trade show, Brazil will take centre stage. For further information about CARTES 2013 and to register for the trade show’s newsletter, please go to:  http://www.cartes.com/ To follow CARTES on Twitter, please search: @_cartes   For further information, please contact :         Quote ref. : FTPB3853 Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 katherine.woods@ubifrance.fr   View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/    

French Pavilion displays Infosecurity in London

Joanna Routaboul - 16-avr.-2013 19:04:16
The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London will present 10 innovative companies on the French Pavilion at the Infosecurity trade show, which will take place at Earls Court, in London (UK), from 23 to 25 April 2013. These French companies will showcase their proven expertise in IT security, covering both products and services.   France is home to numerous, internationally renowned players that specialise in protecting high-integrity networks and in supplying IT-security devices and services, which play a crucial role in protecting the IT infrastructure.   The French-based participants are looking to develop partnerships in the UK and will be available for one-to-one business meetings on the French Pavilion (Stand M75) during Infosecurity 2013, to be held from 23 to 25 April in central London.      Companies on the French Pavilion are listed below; further information is available on request.   Conscio Technologies   Conscio Technologies will unveil RapidAwareness at Infosecurity 2013. RapidAwareness is a software solution that improves employee awareness of regulations such as SOX, PCI and HIPAA in a simple, efficient and cost-effective way.   www.conscio-technologies.com   ITrust   ITrust is project leader on a €14 million Cloud-computing project set up in response to a request for proposal (RFP) from the French government. ITrust is also accredited by ARJEL, the French Regulatory Authority for Online Games, as one of a few certified labelling entities.   www.itrust.fr/en/   Navista   Navista is a provider of internet-security solutions, and its technology constitutes an alternative to traditional operators such as IP-VPN and MPLS. The company provides an extensive Private Virtual Network solution to client entities, which guarantees a secure exchange of data between distant internal worksites that communicate via the internet.   www.navista.fr   NBS System   NBS System is both an expert in IT security (with 13 years’ experience) and a leading e-commerce managed-hosting company. NBS System will showcase CerberHost, a highly secure private Cloud platform, at Infosecurity 2013, and intends to subsequently launch it on the British market through its London-based subsidiary.   www.nbs-system.com   Netheos   Netheos provides a software suite that secures and simplifies the dematerialization of transactions and contracts on smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android). The software meets companies’ requirements for updating financial services such as m-banking, m-payments and m-contracts (with digital certificate and signature).   www.netheos.net   Lineon   Lineon has developed an economical and comprehensive Next-Generation Security Dashboard that synthesises META-KPIs and fully addresses the needs of complex client entities in the field of IT compliance and security. [KPI stands for Key Performance Indicator.]   www.lineon.fr       OïkiaLog   OïkiaLog provides a solution for server security and compliance monitoring whereby CalyxSuite ensures secure access to workstations and SecureMan offers an e-learning platform in order to increase both user awareness of security threats and good practice in security matters.   www.oikialog.com   Picviz Labs   Picviz Labs’ Picviz Inspector is a visual investigation tool that significantly speeds up the rigorous investigation processes that are needed in the understanding of large volumes of data, in relation to computer security, fraud detection and customer management, among other applications. In 2012, the company won the Innovation Prize at specialist trade show Les Assises de la Sécurité et des Systèmes d’Information.   www.picviz.com   Pradeo   Pradeo provides Mobile Application Behavioural Analysis, a patented process that ensures the compliance of mobile applications with companies’ security policies. This process, combined with Pradeo’s MAM, MDM, MDP and MIM functionalities, allows the same optimum level of security for smartphones and tablets.   www.pradeo.net   Vade Retro Technology   Since 2004, Vade Retro Technology has been protecting messaging systems against unwanted emails, such as spam, scams, phishing and viruses, as well as non-priority emails, including marketing emails and newsletters. The company’s solutions regulate, manage and protect the flow of client entities’ inbound and outbound emails   www.vade-retro.com   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.   UBIFRANCE in the UK is organising the French Pavilion, which will be on Stand M75 at Infosecurity 2013. The trade show will take place from 23 to 25 April 2013 at Earls Court, in central London (UK).   For further information about Infosecurity 2013, please go to: http://www.infosec.co.uk/   For further information about UBIFRANCE in the UK, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk   For further information, please contact :   Quote ref. : FTPB3846 Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 katherine.woods@ubifrance.fr   View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

UBIFRANCE UK News - December 2012 - N°34

Amal Froidevaux - 18-déc.-2012 10:37:28
We have a partly new team in place, here at the Press Office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, with our new Editorial Assistant, Amal Froidevaux, who comes from Aix-en-Provence (in south-eastern France) and started with us in September, and our new Project Manager, Joanna Routaboul, who joined the department at the start of December. Joanna, who was previously based near Agen (in south-western France), replaces Pierre Mancini, who decided to leave London and return to Paris when he was offered a job in the cultural-services sector. Joanna has a strong background in sales and marketing, and will be an invaluable addition to the team so as to develop our activity into 2013 — something which is more important than ever in these challenging times. The September-to-December period is always a busy one at the Press Office of the French Trade Commission, here in London, if only because there are so many trade shows in September and October that are attended by French companies over the period. (from left to right: Amal Froidevaux, Joanna Routaboul, Philip Jolly and Katherine Woods) From 20 to 23 September, in London, 100% Design focused on French expertise and creativity in interior design. On 21 November, we had another event relating to design but, this time, it was the world of fashion, with the French Fashion Showroom, organised by our colleagues in the Consumer Goods Department at the French Trade Commission. On 20 September, for my part, I travelled down to Southampton to meet one of our clients at the Boat Show: West Riviera Yachting is a dry-port operator that runs a well-equipped facility in the port of Tréguier, in northern Brittany, and we did some PR for them ahead of the trade show, in the summer, as you may remember. Many British sailing enthusiasts find that congestion and high charges in ports along the south coast of England are an issue, and increasingly turn to mooring options on the Continent as a result — Brittany being an obvious choice, given the quality of the facilities on offer, their comparatively low cost, and the overall beauty of this maritime region of western France. Gas Tech was another important trade fair I went to (8 to 11 October), and there were many interesting French companies at the EXCEL exhibition centre, which are involved in the business and technology of transporting and processing natural gas. The picture would not be complete without some references to Food & Drink, and the Saatchi Gallery wine event at the end of October (26 and 27) springs to mind: we assisted CIV CORSE, the syndicate of Corsican winegrowers, who had a stand at the event, to better promote a range of original and high-end Corsican wines. The Saatchi event was interesting in that it combined a B-to-B dimension (aimed at trade professionals) with a B-to-C angle (intended to offer the general public an opportunity to discover new, quality wines). We have also had a successful press trip (3 and 4 December), organised on behalf of our client, NFI, the agency for the promotion of the northern city of Lille and its surrounding region. A joint British/German press delegation (including four British journalists) travelled over to Lille in order to learn more about current developments in biotechnology in northern France. The press trip combined field visits, meetings with industry executives and entrepreneurs, and a tour of the BioFIT event: BioFIT is an international partnering event of reference in the life-sciences sector, and it focuses on technology transfers and collaborative projects that have the potential to shape the biotech industry of the future. Last but not least, among the events we have recently helped to organise and publicise, the docking of the Etoile du Roy tall ship, first at Portsmouth, then St Katharine Docks in London, has generated a huge amount of media interest — from regional TV news (with a report on ITV Meridian) to the trade and national press (with an article in The Daily Telegraph). The object of this interest has been the pink onion of Brittany, since the replica of a Nelson-era warship was laden with Roscoff pink onions typical of Brittany and known for their subtle, sweet taste. The ship itself is well known to the British public: it was originally built for Hornblower, the British television series, first broadcast in the UK in the 1990s. The pink onion has a special place in Franco-British relations: in 1828, a producer from Saint-Pol-de-Léon, on the northern coast of Brittany, decided to cross the English Channel and sell his produce directly to the British consumer. Won over by the taste of the pink onion, the British welcomed the sellers that arrived each year and named them Johnnies, or Little Jeans, as Jean — or Yann, in its Breton version — is John in English. The Onion Johnnies used to walk (or cycle) from door to door with the plaited onions on their shoulders — hence the stereotypical image of the French onion (or garlic) seller, who sports a beret and rides a bicycle up and down the country… I am told some people in Britain still think that all (or most) Frenchmen dress in the way that the Onion Johnnies used to in the 1920s and 1930s: for the sake of accuracy, it should be stressed that this is a misconception. On 4 December, the ship reached St Katharine Docks, and it is due to set sail on 17 December to go back to France: as a result, many Londoners and others have had the opportunity to get on board and sample the pink onions on offer. On 10 December, a special event was organised, which went on from 4.00pm to 9.00pm: it gave trade professionals and members of the media the opportunity to sample some pink onions brought over by the Etoile du Roy. Mr Bernard Emié, French Ambassador to the UK, was guest of honour and made a speech. Together with a few journalists, I went for a drink in Dickens Inn afterwards — a nice way to round off the evening. As you will see from the wide range of stories we have covered in the past few months, we continue to offer something for everyone, from flooring material for sports facilities (with Gerflor, which won several contracts for the London Olympic Games) to laminated timber (with sector leader MATHIS, making inroads into the Persian Gulf), and from exciting food products from France’s overseas territories (on display at SIAL 2012) to airbag protective jackets for motorcyclists (as designed and developed by innovative company HELITE). Many more companies covered in this bulletin would deserve a mention, but you can discover them for yourself, such as QOOQ and its culinary tablet preloaded with 1,000 recipes or ALDEBARAN Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robots, the latest application of which is in the classroom across many schools in England. (No, you can’t order one that will do the hoovering and the rest of the housework for you yet, although I wouldn’t be surprised if such a model were available on the market before long!) The next issue of UBIFRANCE UK will come out in the latter part of February 2013. Till then, and if you can’t wait that long, do follow us on Twitter in real time ( https://twitter.com/   at @UBIFRANCE_UK). The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE will be closed over the festive season, from 24 December to 1 January included. We wish you an enjoyable end-of-year break, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Philip Jolly Manager — Press Office UBIFRANCE London, the French Trade Commission in the UK  Construction and Energy THETIS MRE keeps a-Brest in marine renewables THETIS MRE, the only annual convention devoted to marine renewable energy (MRE), will take place from 10 to 11 April 2013 in Brest (Brittany). The convention will provide an opportunity for the sector’s major international players to gather and exchange ideas about the marine-based energies of the future. http://www.thetis-emr.com MATHIS is glued to success in Qatar MATHIS, a European leader in glulam-timber construction, was chosen to supply the glulam elements of part of the new Doha International Airport, in the Qatari capital. The 80m x 25m structure, which has been completed, is the first glulam construction to be erected in Qatar. http://www.mathis.eu/?lang=en Gerflor’s Creation ushers in a new world in commercial spaces Gerflor, a flooring specialist, has launched Creation, which is a recyclable floor-covering range specially designed for commercial spaces. This product range is made up of luxury glue-down tiles and planks for areas that must withstand a large footfall. www.gerflor.com   Engineering and Transport CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES’ mechatronic solutions strike the stroke CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES develops cutting-edge mini-size actuators and piezoelectric motors with a range of scientific, industrial and medical applications. One of the company’s innovations is the Linear Stepping Piezo Actuator (LSPA) motor, a linear piezoelectric micromotor with nanoscale positioning and a long stroke. http://www.cedrat-technologies.com/ TECALEMIT FLEXIBLES’ hoses and tubes go organic TECALEMIT FLEXIBLES, a specialist in flexible hoses for industry, has launched the innovative BBIO Universal TECALEMIT® tube, which is made from plastics of 100% biological origin. The company unveiled the tube at the MIDEST trade show, which took place from 6 to 9 November 2012 in the Paris region. http://www.tecalemit.fr/ INEL’s Xsolo measures your residual stress from America to Europe INEL, a specialist in X-ray diffraction (XRD) equipment, is to release Xsolo, a portable residual-stress-measurement system, in late 2012. The company manufactures a range of XRD equipment, used in both public- and private-sector R&D centres, as well as in industry. INEL, which is present in the USA, is seeking distributors across Europe. www.inel.fr HELITE airbags the market for motorcycle protective jackets HELITE, an airbag-technology expert, launched its cutting-edge range of high-performance airbag protective jackets for motorcyclists at Motorcycle Live, which took place from 24 November to 2 December in Birmingham (UK). http://helite.com/ Lille region’s FUTUROTEXTILES lies in CETI  The Centre Européen des Textiles Innovants (or CETI, i.e. the European Centre for Innovative Textiles) opened on 10 October in the Lille region. The opening coincided with the start of the third FUTUROTEXTILES innovative-textiles exhibition. http://www.ceti.com/   Food and Drink Prince de Bretagne brings the Onion Johnnies back to Britain Prince de Bretagne, which produces and markets the Roscoff pink onion of Brittany, chartered the Etoile du Roy, a tall ship, to transport a cargo of onions from Brittany to London, via Portsmouth. On 10 December, an event held on the ship in London proved popular with the trade, the media and the general public. http://www.prince-de-bretagne.com/?language=en Corsican wines enrich London Experience at Saatchi Gallery CIVCORSE, the Corsican Wine Board, represented seven estates from the French island of Corsica at The London Experience, which took place at the Saatchi Gallery (London) from 26 to 27 October. All the producers are seeking partners and distributors in the UK and Ireland. Millésime Bio 2013 is organically yours at 20 Next year, Millésime Bio, the organic-wine trade show, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. From 28 to 30 January 2013, the trade fair will take place in Montpellier, which is at the heart of France’s leading region for organic winegrowing. The trade show is expected to attract 3,500 visitors. http://www.millesime-bio.com/ French overseas territories give SIAL 2012 that tropical feel There were 22 companies from France’s overseas territories at SIAL 2012, the international trade show for the food industry, held from 21 to 25 October at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition centre (near Paris). The Pavilion displayed products such as Rhum Agricole, coffee, fruit-based items and seafood from Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion Island. Nord-Pas-de-Calais features  Agroé at SIAL 2012 The Nord-Pas-de-Calais region hosted a pavilion at SIAL 2012. France’s leading region for agri-food exports focused on innovation and Agroé, its cluster of excellence within the sector. UNOWHY’s QOOQ speaks English in the kitchen UNOWHY has launched the English version of QOOQ, the first tablet computer that is made for the kitchen. The tablet is preloaded with 1,000 international multimedia recipes, ingredient fact sheets, and useful meal-planning tools to help gastronomy lovers in the kitchen. www.qooq.com   Health and Services Minasolve’s parabens substitute takes SCS Formulate by storm Minasolve, a specialist in the personal-care and pharmaceutical ingredients markets, exhibited its new ethyl hexyl glycerine — MinaCare Hexcine — at SCS Formulate, the trade show for the cosmetics industry, held from 13 to 14 November in Coventry (England). Minasolve is seeking a distributor in the UK. http://minasolve.com/ EcoVadis and CDP bring CSR to the supply chain EcoVadis and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) have announced a partnership whereby the two companies offer an enhanced service to both EcoVadis and CDP Supply Chain’s customers. The partnership is founded on the companies’ expertise: CDP specialises in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate change and water, whereas EcoVadis covers all main CSR topics. http://www.ecovadis.com/website/l-en/home.aspx B.I.G. Talents hit the town in November Involving both a trade show and a business convention, B.I.G. Talents is the only business event of its kind in France that is devoted to biotech, IT and greentech (B.I.G.). The event took place from 14 to 15 November in Rouen (north-western France). http://www.big-talents.eu/ E-Commerce Paris 2012 goes from strength to strength — and to China The E-Commerce Paris trade show has reinforced its reputation as a crucial event for the e-commerce sector, with 500 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors in 2012. E-Commerce Paris 2012 ended on 20 September after three successful days focusing on changes in market trends and on innovation; a special conference session put the spotlight on China. http://www.ecommerceexpo.co.uk/ France is Brand Licensing Europe, from Asterix to Moulin Rouge® UBIFRANCE, the French export-support agency, was organising a pavilion at the Brand Licensing Europe trade show, held from 16 to 18 October in London (UK). The Pavilion, which was supported by the French Licensing Federation (F2D2), featured 10 licensing specialists who work with The Jim Henson Company, Moulin Rouge® and Asterix, among others. http://www.brandlicensing.eu/   IT and Robotics ALDEBARAN Robotics unleashes NAO on Warwickshire schools ALDEBARAN Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robotics, has equipped over 200 secondary schools worldwide with its NAO robot. In order to increase pupil interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the company has introduced the humanoid robot into schools across Warwickshire (England). www.aldebaran-robotics.com/en Runware’s Runalyzer Sport Pack conquers the heart of MFi users Runware has launched the Runalyzer Sport Pack, which combines an iPhone-compatible heart-rate monitor, chest strap and armband. The designer of innovative smartphone accessories has been certified by Apple to design devices specifically made for iPhones, iPads and iPods (or MFi devices). http://www.runware.com/ Conscio Technologies meters clients’ security awareness with ISAM Conscio Technologies, a publisher of information-security solutions, has joined forces with Hapsis, a Sensitive Security Information (SSI) specialist, to create the Information Security Awareness Meter (ISAM). The ISAM analyses the information-security culture of a company before providing a detailed action plan for improving security. http://www.conscio-technologies.com/   For further information, please contact : UBIFRANCE Press Office in London Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640 contact.ftpb@ubifrance.fr    

UBIFRANCE UK News - September 2012 - N°33

Pierre Mancini - 10-oct.-2012 15:48:01
  We have had a busy summer here at the Press Office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, not only preparing la rentrée, as the back-to-school season is known in French (i.e. September), but also getting on with a range of projects and events in a wide array of sectors. Obviously, the summer was marked by the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in early June, followed by the Olympics and Paralympics between late July and early September. Contrary to what could be feared from a business and professional standpoint, the Games did not cause tangible disruption in terms of our activities. We were happy to lend our support to the French Embassy and France’s Olympic Committee, which was in charge of the Club France, in central London. Overall, from a work standpoint, things always slow down from about mid-July until late August, but it is less and less the case, these days, if only because more and more business people and journalists continue working remotely, while away from the office, with the help of advanced, portable electronic devices (such as smartphones) that allow them to check their emails while sitting on the beach somewhere in southern Spain — just my idea of fun, I must admit! The rail-industry press trip that took place in mid-June (11 to 14), which was centred on the city of Lille and its region, in northern France, was a success, and we have already had several articles published in the wake of it. Nord France Invest, the agency that promotes Lille and its region, was pleased that it went well: it gave journalists the opportunity to fully appreciate the very real expertise there is across Northern France in rail transport and technology. Food & drink remains an important area of activity for us, as illustrated by the many events we have had in this field in the past few months. On 24 May in the evening, the Red Herring wine-tasting club organised an event focused on Corsican wines with Guillaume Rodet, sales representative for CIV CORSE, the syndicate of Corsican wine producers, in the UK. The wine tasting was held on the premises of the French Trade Commission, in the heart of London. Similarly, wine online retailer Naked Wines held an event at the French Trade Commission, which resulted in its members choosing Le Clos de l’Olivier Minervois 2010 as its No1 favourite — full details are revealed below. Henri Forest, the independent winegrower based in South-Western France who won the prize, is looking forward to £50,000 worth of orders in the coming months. The judges of the prize are enlightened amateurs, who are members of Naked Wines, not members of the wine trade. For the sake of propriety, I hasten to add that Naked Wines is about selecting wines purely on the basis of the quality of the liquid in the bottles, i.e. without the presence of the producers or distributors of the said liquids on the day. In other words, the name does not refer to participants being in the nude in order to enhance the wine-tasting experience, interesting as the idea might sound to some… On 14 June, the Food & Drink Department of the French Trade Commission organised a memorable event at the Roof Gardens, in Kensington (in London): A Taste of France gathered producers of high-end, exclusive food products from across France. The trade-press and other journalists who came along were rather pleased they had made the effort, as they were rewarded with fantastic food products in a truly unique setting. Even the flamingos and the ducks looked fascinated with it all. It should be stressed that they were not on the menu of the buffet: they live in the garden, on the roof. I know this may sound bizarre to readers who are unfamiliar with the venue: all is explained on the website of the Roof Gardens. In the past few months, various trade shows featured French Pavilions and were attended by innovative players from France, such as Insight Show at the end of June (27 to 28), and the Farnborough International Airshow in mid-July (9 to 14). In terms of trade fairs, September and October are very busy, as our readers will know. Katherine Woods, Press Officer, went to Birmingham for the day on 12 September — a special treat that enabled her to meet representatives of Pellenc, a French company we have done some PR for. Pellenc had a stand at the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (RWM). Katherine commented that Birmingham is exciting, but not as much as Leeds, where she comes from: as we know, it is all relative. If you would like to express a view on this, feel free to email us or to give us some feedback on Twitter. For my part, I went to Southampton on 20 September so as to meet representatives of West Riviera Yachting, the dry port located next to Tréguier, in the north of Brittany, which we have also done some PR for. West Riviera Yachting had a stand at the Boat Show, from 14 to 23 September. It is time for me to wrap up and I would like to encourage you to read the stories we have for you in this newsletter (below). There is something for everyone, as they say, since the fields covered range from flooring solutions (for sports facilities) and home-automation systems to interior design and textiles, and from market research and movies to fine wine and quality foods, not to forget waste management, photonics, R&D in the medical sector, information technology, ports and yachts, trains, as well as planes. The next issue of UBIFRANCE UK will come out in the latter part of November. Till then, and if you can’t wait that long, do follow us on Twitter in real time (@UBIFRANCE_UK), thanks to Katherine Woods, our expert in all matters relating to the Twitter-sphere, here at the French Trade Commission. Philip Jolly Manager — Press Office Bureau UBIFRANCE Londres, the French Trade Commission in London   Construction and Engineering Gerflor floors the competition at London Olympics & Paralympics Gerflor supplied various flooring solutions for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. The company provided the flooring for the volleyball, sitting volleyball and handball competitions: Gerflor was chosen to supply over 17,500 m² in Taraflex™ Sports Flooring. www.gerflor.com Home Technology allows you to manage your home on the move Home Technology, a specialist in hi-tech, integrated home-automation systems, offers a smart home-management gateway that improves security and comfort in the home, while reducing energy use. The system works with or without a broadband line, making it possible to manage one’s home remotely, while on the move. www.home-technology.eu TECHNOMARK® goes from MULTI4® to Flexmark™ 2-in-1 TECHNOMARK®, a specialist in permanent-marking equipment, is releasing two new product lines in 2012: the fully modular MULTI4® Third Generation and the Flexmark™ 2-in-1, the latter being specially designed to meet the needs of SMEs. Flexmark™ 2-in-1 includes a hand-held model for marking large bulky parts and a combination model (fixed and portable) for marking parts of all sizes. http://www.technomark.fr/EN/ Design and Services   UBIFRANCE is 100% France at 100% Design   The French Trade Commission UBIFRANCEorganised the French Pavilion, named100% France, at the 100% Design trade show, held in London from 19 to 22 September 2012.On 100% France, 10 emerging and renowned designers showcased their expertise in interior design, furniture making, etc. Espace Textile is in Indigo Home/MoOD in Brussels   For the sixth consecutive year, Espace Textile supported a delegation of textile specialists from the Rhône-Alpes region (South-Eastern France), who were present under the French Savoir-Faire banner, at the Indigo Home Edition and MoOD trade shows. The trade fair for the interior-design sector took place in Brussels (Belgium) from 11 to 13 September.   www.espacetextile.com   Tisslaine revolutionizes fabric of London Textile Fair   For the first time, there was a French Pavilion showcasing 10 participating companies at the London Textile Fair on 18-19 July. The Pavilion was organised by Tisslaine France Promotion, the national trade association that assists French companies in the textile sector in their export drive.   http://www.textile.fr/en UBIFRANCE provided Insight Show in June   The French Trade Commission unveiled the French Pavilion at Insight Show, the market-research trade fair held in London on 27-28 June. For the fourth year in a row, and with 10 exhibiting companies in 2012, the Pavilion showcased dynamic companies from across the industry. French movie industry is on a good TRIP   France’s movie industry is prospering: in 2011, over 270 approved films were produced, which is the highest number yet. The number of co-productions with a majority non-French backing was also at its highest in 2011: 65 films were shot, as compared to 58 in 2010. The country’s appeal is due to various factors, including France’s Tax Rebate for International Productions (known as TRIP). Food and Drink Henri Forest’s Zero to Hero effort wins Naked Wines’ recognition Henri Forest, an independent winemaker from South-Western France, has secured £50,000 worth of sales and privileged access to the British market further to winning the Zero to Hero competition organised by UK-based online wine retailer Naked Wines, with the help of the French Trade Commission. Out of 240 wines, Le Clos de l’Olivier Minervois 2010, which is produced on the Villepeyroux-Forest estate, came out on top. www.villepeyroux-forest.fr UBIFRANCE’s A Taste of France hits the Roof Gardens On 14 June, the French Trade Commission organised the sixth A Taste of France — a speciality and fine-food networking day in the course of which 22 companies showcased a range of quality French products, including charcuterie, condiments and chocolate. The event provided buyers with the opportunity to meet the producers at Kensington Roof Gardens, in central London. Comptoir du Cacao gives chocolate flavour to A Taste of France Comptoir du Cacao, a family-run artisan chocolate factory that makes high-quality single-origin chocolates in unique flavours, showcased its products at A Taste of France, the fine-food event organised in June by the French Trade Commission. http://www.comptoircacao.fr/ Nutraveris Online verifies your ingredients EU-wide Nutraveris is a leading scientific and regulatory consulting firm for the nutrition and health sectors across Europe, whose expertise will help industry players deal with forthcoming EU legislation. Nutraveris Online allows Nutraveris’ clients to select ingredients that have claims that are usable in Europe, allowing for the verification of the regulatory status of ingredients in each EU member state (in order to ensure full compliance with local laws and regulations). www.nutraveris.com   Health and the Environment Pellenc ST wastes no time recycling at RWM Pellenc Selective Technologies (or Pellenc ST), a manufacturer of optical-sorting machines for industrial and household waste, attended the Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition (RWM). The company exhibited its solutions designed for materials recovery facilities (MRFs) and for sorting municipal solid waste (MSW) at the trade fair, from 11 to 13 September, in Birmingham (UK). http://www.pellencst.com/en IFMAS enjoys excellence in bio-based materials IFMAS, the R&D institute for bio-based materials headquartered in the Lille region, has recently been certified as an Institute of Excellence in its field, gaining a €30.8m grant from the French government in the process. IFMAS is supported by Nord France Invest (NFI), the agency for the promotion of Lille and its region. www.nordfranceinvest.fr DISTALZ is not forgotten by French/EU authorities DISTALZ, the R&D laboratory specialising in Alzheimer’s disease, has recently been certified as a Laboratory of Excellence by the French government. The laboratory, based in the Lille region, is now part of the EU’s Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND). DISTALZ is supported by Nord France Invest (NFI), the agency for the promotion of Lille and its region. www.nordfranceinvest.fr   IT and Optics UBIFRANCE goes Dutch for ECOC UBIFRANCE, in partnership with Comité National d’Optique et de Photonique (i.e. France’s national committee for optics and photonics), hosted 10 optical-communications specialists on the French Pavilion at the ECOC trade show in Amsterdam (Netherlands), from 17 to 19 September. ECOC is the largest European event of its kind in the field of fibre-optic communications and technology. Conscio Technologies makes Sensiwave in software market Sensiwave, the software solution developed by Conscio Technologies, has evolved into a fully integrated internal communications system. The company’s interactive solution — originally, a digital-security platform only — can accompany any type of change within an organisation and is used to launch internal communications campaigns, such as training schemes or the general development of internal policies. www.conscio-technologies.com Kaliop UK has Vision with Technology Web-technologies expert Kaliop has recently acquired Vision with Technology, a leading British provider of eZ Publish solutions, thus becoming the largest provider of dedicated eZ Publish solutions in Europe. Kaliop has fully integrated Vision with Technology into the Kaliop Group, renaming the company Kaliop UK.  www.kaliop.co.uk CARTES 2012 welcomes India, in the Cloud CARTES 2012 Exhibition and Conference (formerly CARTES and IDentification) will take place in Paris (France) from 6 to 8 November. The two main themes of the leading smart-technologies event will be mobile payments and security in the Cloud, with India as the special guest nation. www.cartes.com Transport and Logistics PNA gives Ouistreham ferry port a new lease of life Under the supervision of Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA), the first phase of the Ouistreham ferry terminal’s extension has been completed successfully, at a cost of €16 million. When the second phase (worth €3 million), supervised by Caen-Normandy Chamber of Commerce & Industry, is finished, the new facility will be greatly improved: it is due to be fully operational at some stage in the autumn of 2012. www.pna-ports.fr West Riviera Yachting extends a Breton welcome to UK yachters Representatives of the West Riviera Yachting dry port, next to Tréguier, in northern Brittany (Western France), attended the Boat Show, in Southampton (UK), from 14 to 23 September. West Riviera Yachting, which is a member of The Yacht Harbour Association, is ideally placed and fully equipped to welcome British yachtsmen and yachtswomen on the other side of the Channel. www.westrivierayachting.com UBIFRANCE at InnoTrans 2012 with 90 winners UBIFRANCE organised the largest national pavilion at InnoTrans 2012 — the world’s leading trade show for the rail and urban-transport sector. About 90 companies showcased their innovative products and services on the French Pavilion in Berlin (Germany), from 18 to 21 September. BORFLEX’s FLAMESTOP® rubber range visits InnoTrans BORFLEX unveiled its new FLAMESTOP® rubber range at the InnoTrans trade show. The FLAMESTOP® range, designed for the rail industry, fulfils the requirements of the new EN 45545 European standard for fire and fumes safety, which will be mandatory from January 2014. www.borflex.fr DBM Technology flies to Farnborough with thermals DBM Technology attended Farnborough International Airshow (England) from 9 to 15 July; the company has recently established itself in Britain. DBM’s expertise lies in the field of insulation and high-temperature thermal protection for engines, aeronautic equipment and special industrial applications. www.dbm-technologie.com EMBALLAGE 2012 set to pack a punch in November EMBALLAGE 2012, the international packaging exhibition, will take place in Paris (France) from 19 to 22 November. With 1,300 exhibitors (48% of whom are from outside France) and 89,000 visitors expected, the international trade event will highlight the innovative power of the packaging sector. http://emballage-pressroom.com/en/

Kaliop buys Vision with Technology to become Europe’s largest eZ Publish player

Philippe Amann - 02-juil.-2012 13:10:23
French-based web-technologies expert Kaliop has recently acquired Vision with Technology, a leading British provider of eZ Publish solutions, thus becoming the largest provider of dedicated eZ Publish solutions in Europe. Kaliop has fully integrated Vision with Technology and its product portfolio, R&D services, sales department and servicing functions into the Kaliop Group, renaming the company Kaliop UK.   “We are very excited about the opportunities this acquisition brings to Kaliop and Vision with Technology’s customers in the UK. We plan to take the very best of Vision’s award-winning experience and combine it with our existing program to deliver the very best to our customers,” says Pierre Deniset, Managing Director of Kaliop.   Françoise Nauton-Inglis, Chief Financial Officer of Kaliop, explains, “This acquisition is part of Kaliop’s long-term strategic growth-and-expansion plan to become the Number One eZ Publish integrator worldwide.”   Kaliop is a web-engineering company and award-winning integrator of eZ Publish, which is a Content Management System (CMS). The company has been designing, developing and optimising complex web architectures and applications since its inception in 2002. Kaliop Group acquired Vision with Technology, a leading provider of eZ Publish solutions in the UK, in April 2012, and has renamed it Kaliop UK.   Kaliop UK will become the group’s centre of excellence for eZ Publish development in the UK, allowing the company to offer a comprehensive range of services to SMEs, large enterprises and public-sector customers within the UK.   The acquisition of Vision with Technology enhances Kaliop’s field of expertise, making the group the largest dedicated eZ Publish-solutions provider in Europe.   In 2011, Kaliop unveiled its long-term strategic-development plan to become the global leader in web and mobile solutions for content distribution based on eZ Publish integration and optimisation. The group intends to pursue this goal while maintaining a fair and equitable relationship with its customers, employees, suppliers and partners.   The acquisition of Vision with Technology is the next step in Kaliop’s strategy to expand at international level and extend its service offering, thereby continuing to deliver the most advanced level of expertise in digital-strategy and web-experience management.   Kaliop will incorporate Kaliop UK into its brand, image, values and processes, therefore supporting the group’s overall strategic development at international level. For 2012, the Kaliop Group has set itself a sales target in excess of €4,000,000.   About eZ Publis   eZ Publish is a Content Management System (CMS) developed by eZ Systems. For several years now, this tool has become the driving force behind a large and growing number of internet sites and major national web portals, positioning eZ Publish as the leading enterprise-level, open-source CMS software package.   Within the open-source software market, there are no equal, credible competitors offering levels of functionality, stability and security that would be similar to those eZ Publish currently provides. eZ Publish has now become the only genuine alternative to the mainstream proprietary CMS programs available.   For further information about eZ Publish, please go to: http://ez.no/     About Kaliop   Founded in 2002, Kaliop is a fast-growing company that has adopted a bold strategy of long-term economic expansion by pursuing an ambitious growth policy. This policy encompasses not only the groups’ core business and product offerings, but also R&D and innovation in web- and mobile-industry-ready applications.   With 40 employees in Australia, France and the UK, international expansion is a key part of Kaliop’s long-term strategic growth plans.   One of Kaliop’s key objectives is to become a leading international provider of web and mobile solutions for content distribution, while maintaining fair business partnerships.   Through the delivery of key projects, Kaliop has achieved a level of expertise in eZ Publish that is now recognised at international level. In 2009, the company became a Platinum eZ Publish Partner and is currently ranked second on the worldwide list of approved eZ Publish partners.   For further information about Kaliop UK, please go to: www.kaliop.co.uk   To follow Kaliop UK on Twitter, please go to: https://twitter.com/#!/KaliopUK     To remain updated with Kaliop’s news, please subscribe to the group’s newsletter at: www.kaliop.co.uk/newsletter/subscribe   For further information about Kaliop, please go to: www.kaliop.com

UBIFRANCE UK News - January 2012 - N°30

Pierre Mancini - 26-janv.-2012 19:13:50
First of all, here at the press office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, we hope that you had an enjoyable end-of-year break and that the new year has started in positive fashion for you.  Despite the widely reported travails affecting the British and European economy right now, more particularly in matters monetary, fiscal and financial, we are finding that, as in previous years, January is a busy period with many clients — existing and potential — contacting us in order to finalize their blueprints (and budgets) for PR campaigns extending into 2012.  Among our existing clients, Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA), which manages and owns the French ports of Caen-Ouistreham and Cherbourg, has renewed its contract with us for 2012. There will be a lot to talk about in relation to PNA in coming months, if only because the port of Cherbourg has won a big contract from transport-and-engineering group Alstom , in connection with the construction of wind turbines. The wind turbines in question are due to be assembled in the region with a view to being deployed in the Channel, where several large offshore wind farms are being planned by the French and the British authorities.  Another of our key clients, CIV Corse , the syndicate of Corsican winegrowers, has also renewed its contract with us, so that we will continue to promote a range of quality Corsican wines throughout 2012. We have pledged not to miss a single wine tasting that CIV Corse may organise in the UK this year... Among our new clients, ARIANE commercialises a unique variety of apple under the same name, whose origins can be traced back to the orchards of Central Asia.  Thanks to the fact the ARIANE apple is naturally resistant to apple scab — a fungus ( Ventura inaequalis ) that attacks apple trees — the amount of chemicals needed to treat ARIANE apples can be cut by 50%, as compared to ordinary varieties. Besides, ARIANE apples, which have been on the market since 2003, are particularly tasty and keep very well. All this makes ARIANE apples very attractive to consumers.  ARIANE will attend the Fruit Logistica trade show in Berlin (in February, from 8 to 10), and the press office is going to issue a press release very shortly about the ARIANE apple, so as to alert the British media to its unique health and environmental benefits, apart from its intrinsic quality.  Closer to home, the press office is sending a total of five journalists to Paris to take part in a press trip on the topic of e-health at the end of January. The press trip, at the French end, is organised by ParisRegion , the economic development agency for Paris and its region. Three British journalists will join two Nordic ones (from Denmark and Sweden) in the French capital over two days (26 and 27 January), which will give them the opportunity to learn more about new technologies and electronic systems, as applied to the management of healthcare in the Paris region.  Among the companies that the press delegation will visit is Diabeo , a pioneer in innovative solutions that monitor diabetes, taking advantage of the most advanced web and mobile technologies that are available. Acclaimed by its first users — both doctors and patients — Diabeo aims to optimise the management of diabetes; pharmaceuticals group Sanofi has been instrumental in the deployment of Diabeo . Still in the field of technology, French companies were very much in evidence on the UBIFRANCE Pavilion at the B ETT show, held at Olympia (in London) from 11 to 14 January. The BETT show (formerly known as the British Educational Training and Technology Show) is one of Europe’s biggest trade fairs on technology applied to education, the trend being towards mobile and computerized applications, which enable you to brush up on your conversational Uzbek while on the move. (I have tried it and recommend it — conversational Uzbek, I mean.) Several other, recent trade events have been of direct interest to us at the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, such as Top Drawer (15 to 17 January), which specialises in gifts, stationery items, and well-being products, or the Independent Winegrowers’ B2B event organised by our colleagues in the Food & Drink Department at Lord’s Cricket Ground on 18 January. Apart from the fantastic venue, it was hard to resist the temptation to try all the fine wines presented by the 80 French participants, whose winemaking expertise more than makes up for their lack of any knowledge of cricket. (Then again, being good at cricket would not necessarily help you produce good wines.) We will have more exciting trade events and press trips to talk to you about in the coming months, and the range of topics and sectors we cover remains broad and varied, even if this bulletin’s crop is skewed towards IT and telecommunications. Be it offshore energy in relation to the Pays de Loire region of Western France or the attractiveness of the Lille region, in Northern France, we have it in stock. Should you be interested in yaw bearings, you can turn to ROLLIX . If it is the combination of gastronomy and computing that tickles your fancy, Unowhy has the answer with its QOOQ touchpad, which can beat any celebrity chef you can think of at the touch of a screen. As for me, I am thinking of purchasing one of Aldebaran Robotics’ near-human robots: I am dreaming of a fully programmable humanoid that can do the cooking, the washing, the ironing, the hoovering, the gardening, and change the odd light-bulb, so that I may have more time to devote to worthier pursuits, such as watching TV. So, NAO Next Gen, as the latest robot is known, is here with us to stay and may soon attend the BETT show in order to brush up on his conversational Uzbek. Last but not least, the press office is proud to announce that it has launched a Twitter feed that will keep all our fans — within the media and without — informed in real time as to what the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London gets up to. Katherine Woods, press officer, herself a bit of a Twitter fanatic, will keep you updated. Indeed, she has been Tweeting non-stop of late, so as to gain ever more followers in the UK and across the globe. We already have a British MP, various interior designers, a champagne importer, and a senior American IT executive among our devoted "followers", and I would strongly encourage you to join this in-crowd: it is all happening as we speak.  The next issue of UBIFRANCE UK will come out towards the end of March. Till then, and if you can’t wait, please log on to https://twitter.com/ and follow us at @UBIFRANCE_UK   in order to be kept informed of the manifold activities of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in Britain and the companies that we promote. Philip Jolly Manager — Press Office Mission Economique UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Commission in London Business and manufacturing Vialog starts contract-manufacturing revolution out of Normandy Contract-manufacturing specialist Vialog is a collaborative group of 13 companies, based in the region of Dieppe, in Normandy. Providing a combination of industrial services and manufacturing capabilities, while covering related areas such as logistics, Vialog is the partner of choice for any international player keen to subcontract and outsource industrial production at the heart of Europe. For further information, please go to:   www.vialog.fr   To get the full story click here Lille region given thumbs up by 85% of foreign investors International auditing firm KPMG has confirmed the appeal of the Lille region for non-French investors. According to the independent survey conducted by KPMG and published in November 2011, 85% of respondents, representative of the 1,077 subsidiaries of foreign-owned groups established in Northern France, recommend the region.  For further information, please go to:   www.investinnorthernfrance.com To get the full story click here Engineering and robotics Aldebaran Robotics’ latest humanoid robot says ’hello’ Aldebaran Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robotics, has released its latest version of the NAO robot — NAO Next Gen , a new fully programmable humanoid robot that has the most extensive worldwide use. For further information, please go to:   www.aldebaran-robotics.com To get the full story click here ROLLIX finds its bearings with Alstom offshore turbines ROLLIX, a key player in the French offshore wind-turbine sector, has developed pitch and yaw bearings for the new Alstom Haliade 150-6MW offshore wind turbine — the largest offshore wind turbine manufactured to date. For further information, please go to:   www.rollix.com To get the full story click here Pays de la Loire blows away EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 The Pays de la Loire region was present at the EWEA OFFSHORE 2011 trade show in Amsterdam (in The Netherlands), between 29 November and 1 December. The French region’s pavilion provided visitors with the opportunity to better understand its offshore-energy sector. For further information, please go to:   www.offshorewind2011.info/ To get the full story click here Software and IT security WALLIX is €2m better off and joins the big league WALLIX, a European IT-security company, has finalised an increase in share capital of €2 million to be carried out with Thierry Dassault Holding (TDH), the personal holding group of Thierry Dassault, and Auriga Partners, a venture-capital firm. As part of the deal, Thierry Dassault will acquire a stake in software developer WALLIX, which is to become a public-limited company. For further information, please go to: www.systematic-paris-region.org/en   To get the full story click here   WALLIX buttresses Admin Bastion with WAB 3.0 WALLIX has announced the launch of version 3.0 of the Wallix Admin Bastion (WAB) , a security solution for information systems. WAB 3.0 enables companies to conform to the highest of standards, whilst observing the regulations that are in force. For further information, please go to:  www.wallix.com   To get the full story click here CARTES & IDentification attracts 20,000 from 145 countries CARTES & IDentification 2011, held in Paris in mid-November, attracted close to 20,000 visitors, positioning itself as a key global event for digital security and smart technologies. The CARTES team has already announced the dates of the next trade show, i.e. 6 to 8 November 2012 in Paris. For further information, please go to:  www.blogcartes.com To get the full story click here Software and telecommunications France BETTs on its educational know-how For the fifth year running, there was a French pavilion at the British Education and Training Technology (BETT) trade show, a key event for educational technology. The pavilion showcased 10 cutting-edge French players from 11 to 14 January 2012, in London. For further information, please go to:  www.bettshow.com   To get the full story click here Generix Group directs Carrefour’s 60 million Generix Group’s on-demand exchange platform has processed 60 million messages from 20,000 suppliers across 14 countries for the Carrefour Group over the past 12 months, thanks to Carrefour Group’s decision to outsource its international electronic data interchange (EDI) and B2B workflow management on Generix Group’s shared data-exchange platform. For further information, please go to:   www.generixgroup.com To get the full story click here AddOnMail goes for V 3.5 After publishing Microsoft Outlook plug-ins for several years, AddOnMail has announced the arrival of the latest version of its leading product, PSTStation Corporate for Outlook — the PSTStation Corporate 3.5 , which is V.3.5 of the product in Exchange 2010 .  For further information, please go to:   www.addonmail.com To get the full story click here France goes further in Near Field Communication The card-and-identification market is expanding fast in France. Specifically, Near Field Communication (NFC), the technology used for contactless identification and transactions, experienced rapid growth across the sector in 2010-2011. For further information, please go to:  www.investinfrance.org To get the full story click here Target Skills makes planning and scheduling mobile Target Skills is the publisher of PlanningPME ©, a scheduling software suite that is available in seven languages. Target Skills is launching its PlanningPME© mobile application — PlanningPME© Mobile . For further information, please go to:  http://www.planningpme.com To get the full story click here Unowhy unveils QOOQ celebrity chef in Las Vegas QOOQ, the first touchpad of its kind in the field of gastronomy, which has been developed by Unowhy, was launched in the English-language market at the 2012 International CES®.  The trade event, the largest international consumer-technology trade show of its kind, took place from 10 to 13 January in Las Vegas (USA). For further information, please go to:  www.cesweb.org/ To get the full story click here

UBIFRANCE UK News - September 2011 - N°28

Pierre Mancini - 21-sept.-2011 15:50:30
July and August always constitute a slower period for us since most of our clients over in France are on holiday for at least part of the summer period — and a good few British journalists are in and out of town too over the summer months... However, I have quite a lot to talk about in this bulletin, and a few things to announce — so, please read on. Here at the press office of the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London, we have taken advantage of the summer recess, relative as it may be, to make sure we are fully ready for the peak of activity we can expect in September-October, and into November. I can confirm that the new team at the press office is up to the mark. (So that you may picture the members of the press office’s team, and for those who have not met my new colleagues yet, we have inserted a photo.) Indeed, between the end of May and the middle of July, a completely new team — apart from the author of these lines — has replaced the previous incumbents. The new project manager, Pierre Mancini, started on 1 June and is by now fully settled in his job. Subsequently, Marie-Aliénor Goillandeau, our trainee-cum-editorial-assistant, who is also from France, began her placement on 13 June. Since she is half-English, she has found adjusting to life in London a bit easier than other trainees did. (Pierre, for his part, has distant Russian roots and speaks the language, but this has not proved that useful, so far.) Last but not least, Katherine Woods took over from Mary-Ann Williams in mid-July. After about a year at the press office, Mary-Ann decided to return to journalism. (She had worked as a journalist for three years before joining the press office.) Katherine, who is from Leeds and was eager to start a career in PR in London, began working with us on 18 July. She is fast adjusting to the many demands of the job, and has found that her very good French is proving more useful than ever. Left to right: Philip Jolly, Marie-Alienor Goillandeau, Pierre Mancini, Katherine Woods The rentrée of September is always a busy time, and this year has confirmed the rule. First of all, we have signed (or prolonged) several big contracts with companies that were keen to entrust the press office with their PR in the UK.  The Port of Normandy Authority (PNA), which owns and runs three ports on the Normandy coast, i.e. Caen-Ouistreham and Cherbourg, has renewed its contract with us. Expect more information coming from us on what they are doing and planning in 2011-2012, some of it in relation to wind power in the Channel, as the latest press release illustrates. Another significant and exciting contract has been signed with HUET, one of Europe’s leading suppliers of high-performance acoustic- and fire-rated timber doorsets. Founded 65 years ago, HUET, which is headquartered in Western France, produces nearly 600,000 interior doors and over 150,000 exterior doors and windows every year! Recently, HUET took part in the multi-million-pound refurbishment of the five-star St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, near King’s Cross and the Eurostar terminal — a remarkable building if ever there was one. The French specialist company provided more than 250 of its Chorus 42 acoustic-rated doorsets, as part of the modernization of the iconic, neo-Gothic site. (Should you wish to have a look at the inside of the building, you do not need to be a guest in order to have a drink downstairs in the bar, on the ground-floor.) In addition to being a supplier to the hotel industry, HUET designs and produces fire- and acoustic-rated timber doorsets for a wide range of buildings, including hospitals, surgeries, health/medical centres, schools, colleges, universities, and television/recording studios. The company will be at Sleep Event, the trade show for the hotel industry, which will take place at the Business Design Centre, in London, from 23 to 24 November. If you work in the logistics press, you will have been in contact with Katherine, since we have a press trip taking place around this topic at the end of the month (26-28 September). Two British journalists, working for key logistics-sector titles, will be whisked away to Lille, in Northern France, by Eurostar — journey time: 90 minutes — and will be given the opportunity to visit various sites in and around the city. We have one or two more press trips on the cards between October and December of this year, which will also be organised, on the French side, by Nord France Experts (NFX), the agency for the development of Lille and its region. Katherine will get in touch with you over those, if they relate to your expertise, as and when we get the pre-programme from NFX. As you will see from our selection of news stories, we continue to cover a very wide range of topics, from marketing and retail to food and farming, and from wine or clinical research to rail transport and software development: Whatever you write about, we have something for you! (I think that is going to be our new motto for 2012, come to think of it.) We also continue to support our colleagues at the French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in London. Among other events, they are working on the French Pavilion at 100% Design, due to take place at Earl’s Court (in London) from 22 to 25 September. As in previous years, the pavilion will provide an opportunity to showcase the best in creative and innovative French interior design. I have kept the best bit for the end, since I know where the heart of our readers is: please make a note of 23 November, because, on that day (from 6.30pm), we will be organising our Christmas party for the media. There will be food and there will be drinks, and we won’t even inflict a lengthy speech or a dull Power Point (or two, or three) on you; or expect you to write an article about the event afterwards; or demand that you interview someone or other; or check that you have taken some notes as you are leaving the venue; or complain if you do not Tweet non-stop right through the evening about the cocktail party, as opposed to actually taking part in (and enjoying) it… No, all we are asking you to do is to turn up, so that you may enjoy the press office’s end-of-year bash. It is our way to say ‘thank you’ to all the publishers, editors, journalists, staff writers, and freelancers who, whether they are in the trade press (in print and/or online) or in other media, work with us on an ongoing basis and appreciate what we do, just as we value what they do. Full details will be sent to you shortly, and all you need to do is confirm your attendance by email to Katherine Woods, press officer. The party will also give you the opportunity to meet the new team at the press office and, more particularly, Katherine herself, and that is another reason why we hope you can make it. The next issue of UBIFRANCE UK News will come out sometime in late November, after our Christmas party. See you on the 23rd! Philip Jolly Manager — Press Office Mission Economique UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Commission in London Business and Marketing French retail marketing solutions stand out at In-Store The French Trade Commission in London unveiled the French Pavilion at the In-Store Show, the retail marketing trade fair, held in London on 29-30 June 2011. For the second consecutive year, the French Pavilion showcased dynamic French companies from across the industry.  For further information, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk French Pavilion provides both at Insight Show  The French Trade Commission unveiled the French Pavilion at Insight Show, the market-research trade fair, held in London on 29-30 June. For the third consecutive year, the French Pavilion showcased dynamic French companies from across the industry. For further information, please go to: www.ubifrance.com/uk Northern France consumers sit pretty within 300km radius Experian pH, a specialist in information and marketing services, has conducted a detailed study that shows the city of Lille and its region to be at the heart of the wealthiest consumer centre in Europe within a 300-kilometre radius. For further information, please go to: www.investinnorthernfrance.com Energy and Environment ONET and BRADTEC DECON are an item  ONET TECHNOLOGIES, which operates in the civil nuclear industry, has strengthened its presence in the UK further to the takeover of BRADTEC DECON TECHNOLOGIES LTD, a company specialising in decontamination procedures. ONET wanted to boost its operations in Britain. For further information, please go to: http://www.onet-technologies.com/ ONET ventures jointly into India with PCI Ltd  ONET TECHNOLOGIES has decided to invest in India’s civil nuclear industry by setting up an engineering joint venture with PCI Ltd (part of PRIME Group of India), to be called ONET TECHNOLOGIES INDIA. ONET holds 70% of the shares in the joint venture and PCI Ltd the remaining 30%.  For further information, please go to: http://www.onet-technologies.com/en/ Overkiz makes Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi vision reality Overkiz has developed a multi-protocol software and hardware platform making possible the remote running and diagnostics of domestic equipment and appliances. The package offered by Overkiz consists of a secure plug & play gateway installed on the end-user’s premises – the kiz box . For further information, please go to: www.overkiz.com EcoVadis ensures RENAULT’s suppliers evince CSR  EcoVadis has been selected by RENAULT to set up an innovative platform in order to assess the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) performance of the car manufacturer’s suppliers. In a recent report, the United Nations Environment Programme recognised the validity of the tools offered by EcoVadis to help companies integrate Sustainable Development criteria into their supply chain. For further information, please go to: www.ecovadis.com Engin eering and Transport Northern France moves to Belgium for Transport & Logistics  The Chamber of Commerce of Nord-Pas-de-Calais is hosting the Northern France pavilion to showcase the region’s logistics expertise at the Transport & Logistics 2011 trade show, in Antwerp (Belgium). The trade fair is expected to attract 300 exhibitors between 20 and 22 September. For further information, please go to: www.cci-international.net RAILENIUM firmly on track with €550 million boost  RAILENIUM, the European Institute for Technological Research in Rail Infrastructure, has been selected by the French government as a leading investment project and has been awarded €550 million in funding. This major European and international project will be based in and around Lille. For further information, please go to: www.i-trans.org Legrand’s prefabricated cable pits are not Legrand, a manufacturer of prefabricated cable pits made from recycled composites, has developed cable pits that represent a lighter alternative to their concrete equivalent. The patented device offers many other advantages. Legrand is one of SNCF’s preferred suppliers. For further information, please go to: www.btp-legrand.com RONIS interlock systems can free you from security concerns RONIS has developed a full range of interlock systems designed specifically to ensure the safety of users and equipment during work on medium- and high-voltage machines and electrical installations. The systems developed by RONIS can be tailored to each company’s specific needs. For further information, please go to: www.ronis.fr APLIX gets to grips with inter-mold® in hook and loop  APLIX, a specialist in self-gripping fasteners, has developed the inter-mold® technology, making it possible to offer a new generation of fasteners for the hook-and-loop industry. Inter-mold® fastening technology allows hooks to be injection-moulded directly into plastic parts. For further information, please go to: www.aplix.com TIFLEX printer stamps its mark on traceability  TIFLEX has unveiled the HRP 1000 R3 , its new Very High Resolution inkjet printer, which was designed to meet traceability requirements in industrial-product logistics using the GS1 128 bar code. With the HRP 1000 R3, bar codes (and other data) can be stamped easily, straight on to a range of substrate materials. For further information, please go to:   www.tiflex.com Food and drinks   So French So Good , says French Trade Commission in London   Mr Pierre Lellouche, France’s Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, has launched a campaign for export promotion — So French, So Good — to showcase France’s food-and-drink sector and the country’s gastronomy. French gastronomy was recently added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.For further information, please go to: www.sofrenchsogood.com Sommet de l’Élevage celebrates 20 years in beefy style    Sommet de l’Élevage, the leading trade show for European livestock professionals, will celebrate its 20th year, when it takes place from 5 to 7 October in Clermont-Ferrand. This year’s trade show will feature 2,000 animals belonging to 64 breeds.   For further information, please go to: www.sommet-elevage.fr      VEGEPOLYS and SIVAL to reward those with breeding — in plants   VEGEPOLYS, the international plant cluster of excellence based in Western France, has launched a major European competition in plant-variety innovation in association with the SIVAL trade show (in Angers). The 2012 competition will be open to European plant breeders, whether they are exhibitors or not.   For further information, please go to: www.vegepolys.eu   Domaine de Trévallon builds on its 18/20 mark In 2011, winegrower Eloi Dürrbach has, once again, unveiled an outstanding Domaine de Trévallon red wine. The 2008 red vintage, which is recognised by French specialists for its subtle taste and fruitiness, was given marks ranging from 18 to 20 (out of 20) by Vins de France magazine.   For further information, please go to: www.domainedetrevallon.com Healthcare and Consumer goods   ONET supplies hot cells for ALGETA’s ALPHARADIN   ONET TECHNOLOGIES UK Ltd has agreed to manufacture specialised hot cells for the commercialization of ALPHARADIN. Developed by ALGETA SAS of Norway, ALPHARADIN is a highly targeted alpha-pharmaceutical, currently under clinical evaluation, intended to improve survival in patients with advanced cancer.   For further information, please go to: http://www.onet-technologies.com/en/   BORDEAUX CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK accelerates French healthcare   BORDEAUX CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK (BCRN) is the first public/private R&D accelerator for the healthcare industry to be set up in France. BCRN fulfills increasing CRO and industry sponsor requirements to boost patient inclusion rates and speed up Phase I-to-Phase IV tests.   For further information, please go to: contact@bordeaux-clinicalresearch.com   MINE4SURE irons out parents’ back-to-school season angst   With the MINE4SURE School Pack , school uniforms and personal belongings are sure to find their way back home: offering a combination of personalised iron-on labels and stickers, the MINE4SURE School Pack is an easy-to-use, long-lasting and affordable way to identify children’s belongings.   For further information, please go to: www.mine4sure.com     IT & Telecommunications   UBIFRANCE’s virtual trade show is for real   UBIFRANCE, France’s export-support agency, has launched a virtual trade-show platform, which will consist of six pavilions covering various industries such as fashion, health, infrastructure, transport, food and new technologies. In mid-June, the first virtual trade show took off, focused on the food industry and the So French So Good promotional campaign.   For further information, please go to: www.ubifrance-events24.com   Paris Chamber of Commerce accompanies 34 French players over Amsterdam weekend   The French Pavilion at IBC, the trade show for the electronic media, presented 34 companies from across the sector: IBC was held in Amsterdam (in The Netherlands) from 9 to 13 September. The French Pavilion was organised by the Paris Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCIP), in partnership with France Broadcast.   For further information, please go to: www.ccip.fr   E-Commerce Paris welcomes 30,000 visitors in the flesh   E-Commerce Paris is in its eighth year, and 30,000 visitors from across Europe were expected at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre, in Paris, for the trade show, taking place from 13 to 15 September.   For further information, please go to: www.ecommerceparis.com   VAD e-commerce is 15 in Lille in October   The 15th VAD e-commerce trade show will take place from 18 to 20 October in Lille. Since its creation, this event has offered a multichannel approach for traditional distance-selling companies, established players and, more recently, retailers in the e-commerce sector.   For further information, please go to: www.vad-ecommerce.com   CARTES & IDentification 2011 has Turkey before Christmas   CARTES & IDentification will be held from 15 to 17 November in Paris. The event covers digital security, smart technology and contactless payments. This year’s CARTES & IDentification, which will welcome 450 companies, will place the spotlight on Turkey.   For further information, please go to : www.cartes.com   Taliance provides the perfect package for Internos’ assets   Taliance, a software provider for the investment-property market, has developed FinAsset , which is an asset-management software suite. Fund-management company Internos Real Investors has chosen the FinAsset system. For further information, please go to: www.taliance.com   XandMail delivers solution via Parallels Plesk Panel 10   XandMail, a provider of internet and mobile applications, has announced that its Web 2.0 Communication Solution is now available through Parallels Plesk Panel 10 . The solution offered by XandMail enables service providers to increase revenue and to cut customer churn.   For further information, please go to: http://www.xandmail.com   TalentSoft takes talent management to Windows Azure Cloud   TalentSoft, a provider of integrated SaaS talent-management solutions, has teamed up with Microsoft to deploy TalentSoft’s solutions worldwide, using Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform. Thus, TalentSoft has become the first talent-management solution to be optimised for Microsoft’s Cloud.   For further information, please go to: www.talentsoft.com   France investment in data centres worth a billion The Invest in France Agency (IFA) has supported 26 data-centre investment projects in France since 2006. Major multinational companies, including IBM and Equinix, have made investments in the French market, worth an estimated €1 billion per year, while the digital economy now accounts for nearly 5% of France’s GDP. For further information, please go to: www.investinfrance.org
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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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