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ATD 2015 International Conference & Exposition

Inès NICOLAS - 13-mai-2015 18:20:57

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. Each year they organize the ATD 2015 International Conference & Exposition, the largest conference in the field of training and development, bringing together 400 exhibitors and more than 10,500 professionals from the industry. The next edition of ATD will take place in Orlando, Florida the 17th-20th of May 2015. Three French innovative companies will attend the conference as part of the French delegation this year:     Halifax Consulting  is a training and consulting firm specialized in commercial performance and management. With 10,000 commercial sales managers trained each year and more than 200 active clients, the company has become a leader in its field in France and abroad, working globally with companies such as Total, L’Oréal, DHL and Pfizer. They offer an online academy focused on commercial performance, managerial performance and custom support. F ind out more here .   E-doceo  is an e-learning software publisher, which has developed a complete software suite for implementing e-learning and blended learning training. Their global solution allows customers to create, manage, and publish their training. e-doceo clients include international companies such as Nestlé, Areva, Randstad and KPMG, as well as the French Ministry of Education. Find out more here .   Manzalab  is an innovative player in the creation of serious games, at a crossroads between videogame and pedagogy. Manzalab internally develops its own technologies and addresses all types of devices: PC offline or online, social networks, mobile phones and touchpads. Manzalab offers tailored services to companies in all kinds of sectors, with clients such as Veolia, AXA, Renault or Sanofi-Aventis. Among their key products is “My job interview”, a game facilitating the integration of young jobless people into the workplace, and “year review”, a serious game to train managers to assess their teams. Find out more here .        

LAUAK Group Set to Take-off at the Paris Airshow

PRESS - 11-mai-2015 23:30:10

  LAUAK GROUP, MANUFACTURER OF AIRCRAFT PARTS AND STRUCTURES SINCE 1975   LAUAK Group  was founded in 1975 as ESKULANAK by Jean-Marc Charritton, the current CEO, to supply sheet metal parts to Dassault. It is one of the major direct sub-contractors in France for detail parts, heat exchangers and assembly of subsets (tanks and engine pylons) for the aerospace industry. In the early 2000s,  LAUAK Group  launched a strategy based on acquisition and development and created a subsidiary abroad to ensure expansion, integrate new skills and improve its competitiveness. Today,  LAUAK Group  is a solid and durable partner for key aircraft manufacturers (AIRBUS, DASSAULT AVIATION, EMBRAER, EUROCOPTER and IAI), aero-structure leaders (AERNNOVA, AEROLIA, DAHER SOCATA, LATECOERE, SOGERMA…) and major suppliers (LIEBHERR, SAFRAN and HONEYWELL SECAN). LAUAK Group will be at the Paris Airshow (Le Bourget) on June 15 until June 21st 2015. Visit them at Hall 2A - D198 and find out more about their products and services! Watch video below:          

PRESS RELEASE: The international Marine Renewable Energy conference

Inès NICOLAS - 08-mai-2015 21:15:19

  The international Marine Renewable Energy conference in Nantes, 20 – 21 May 2015: the MRE sectors dont-miss event for 2015   As a new industrial sector ramps up internationally, the Pays de la Loire region will be hosting Les Assises on 19 May followed, on 20 – 21 May 2015, by the 4th international convention on marine renewable energy: Thetis MRE. A one-of-a-kind opportunity to identify the potentialities of the French MRE market… -  Tidal turbines : a potential capacity of 12.5 GW from a number of sites, such as Raz Blanchard (Cherbourg) and Fromveur, Ile dOuessant. Two demonstration tidal energy projects are under development. -  Offshore wind turbines : 3,000 MW under development sponsored by EDF, GDF, DONG and EDPr. A 3rd request for proposals should be launched in late 2015 (Q3-2015 for English speakers) to reach the target of 6,000 MW. -  Floating wind turbines : a pilot project should be unveiled at the SEM-REV test site off the Nantes coast. …and discover the extent of its development in France. Through visits to sites dedicated to marine energy, discover the expertise available in the Pays de la Loire region: - the ALSTOM factory, which manufactures alternators for the Haliade offshore wind turbine; - the STX France shipyard, one of the leading players in the MRE sector; - the MRE logistics hub in the Nantes St Nazaire Grand Port Maritime, - the University (Ecole Centrale de Nantes), R&D laboratory (Technocampus Ocean), technical centres (CSTB, IFSTTAR, CIRV) and Le Carnet test site, dedicated to marine eco-technologies. Thetis MRE lets you share the experiences of experts world-wide on the theme of "Marine renewable energy: from opportunities to industrial realities" at 4 plenary conferences on the challenges for the sector and 5 themed workshops devoted to fixed offshore wind turbines, floating offshore wind turbines, test sites, wave energy and tidal wind turbines. The goal of these sessions is to review the current MRE situation in Europe, Asia and North America in order to examine initial results and the potential for development. Organised with support from the Pays de la Loire region, at the heart of the Nantes St Nazaire industrial area, Thetis MRE should bring together 400 exhibitors and attract nearly 4,000 visitors: 40% international visitors, manufacturers, major order givers, SMEs, design offices, research centres, schools and universities. The event is sponsored by DCNS, GDF SUEZ, ALSTOM, BESSE, CMN, EDF, RTE and SCOTTISH DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL. About Thetis MRE: The Thetis MRE international convention was created in 2011 to meet the needs and expectations of players in the emerging marine renewable energy sector, bringing them together to share their experiences and boost the development of this "green" energy as a source of "blue" growth. Thetis MRE offers a varied programme aimed at both specialists and individuals who want to know more about the "MRE community". To find out more: Thetis MRE François Berry, Development Manager

Suppliers’Day 2015

Inès NICOLAS - 01-mai-2015 21:31:20

  We look forward to greeting you for the launch of the 6th edition of the French Pavilion on Suppliers’ Day. BUSINESS FRANCE is proud to introduce the 15 participants: ALDIVIA, ARGILE DU VELAY, AGRIMER, BIOALTERNATIVES, BIOCOSMETHIC, DERMSCAN, INSTITUT DU MONOI, INTERPOLYMER, MINASOLVE, MONOI TIKI, PAT, TECHNATURE, PACIFIQUE SUD COSMETIQUE, THE INNOVATION COMPANY, TOTAL FLUIDES.   French cosmetics ingredients manufacturers and testing companies will present their latest innovations at the show, on May 12 th and 13 th in Edison, NJ.   For more info about the Pavilion and the brands, please visit our dedicated website .   To get the most up to date information, follow us on Twitter @BF_beautycare and on our Facebook!  

French Wine Connection 2015

Inès NICOLAS - 07-avr.-2015 21:17:59

After a two-month selection process in France, the French Trade Commission in North America is proud to present its French Wine Connection, gathering 30 French producers from 11 wine regions. Come and discover exclusive products and rare grape varieties from : Ambrosia – Arrogant Frog – Benoît Gautier – Burckel-Jung – Cave du Marmandais – Champagne Maxime Blin – Champagne Vollereaux – Château d’Abzac – Château de la Tilleraie – Claude Lafond – Château Laur – Clos des Américains – Clos des Quarterons-Amirault  – Domaine de Flines – Domaine Déramé – Domaine des Caillots – Domaine de la Commanderie – Domaines et Châteaux de Bourgogne – Domaine Moncourt ¬– Jean-Luc Colombo – La Galaura – Le Clos Lucas – Les Grands Chais de la Marne – Les Grands Chais de France – Mabi rum punch – Maison Jean Pla – Olivier & Lafont – Pascal Gibault – Patrick Girard – Prieuré Saint Sever – Remy Pannier – Sick Dreyer – Vignobles Furt – Vranken Pommery The French Wine Connection will be held in Toronto on May 4 and in New York on May 6 2015. For further information or to attend, please contact (Toronto) or (New York).

SXSW 2015

Michael Salas - 20-mars-2015 20:21:11

South by Southwest (SXSW)  has become the largest event in the world dedicated to digital and new technologies, in addition to being one of the biggest event for the music and film industry. For one week, thousands gathered in Austin, Texas to exchange ideas and show off their innovation.   This year, France was well represented under La French Tech pavilion where 15 French startups gathered to showcase the immerging technologies that are coming out of France.   Watch the pitch videos below of each of the French startup companies:   DJIT, the editor of edjing the worlds #1 DJ app, develops music mobile applications.   Jellynote is the new social platform about music creation and performance: create and share interactive sheet music, tabs and covers!          Phonotonic is a unique musical experience that turns movement into music. Control the beat, the melody just by moving with the smart object Phonotonic. Don’t Play Music. Be Music.     3D Sound Labs is introducing a new 3D sound technology. We wanted to create the most immersive wearable sound experience, for everybody, everywhere. We wanted to give everyone a chance to live this realistic sound experience. Enjoy the first truly immersive sound.     Adways is a cloud- based interactive video platform to retain your audience and increase your revenues.     Immersis is Catopsys immersive solution for gamers with the pleasure of group gaming in VR worlds.     Augment is a mobile app on iOs and Android to simulate products in augmented reality, in real size.     Slashe , the interactive agency creating immersive storytelling and innovative brand content     Ledger : the best of the smartcard industry to secure your bitcoins.     Pollen : developing the first multi materials 3D Printer to produce fully functional products. Hands free.   Giroptic   Meludia is a web app that tackles an essential lack in music education: the way we learn how to process music into our mind.   Niland provides music search & discovery engines based on Deep Learning & Machine Listening algorithms.   Racontr : the creation platform that gives life to your stories!

PRESS RELEASE : IsoTemp®, the new line of refrigeration upfit solutions by GRUAU

PRESS RELEASE - 03-févr.-2015 22:05:49

RECAP : Gruau presenting their products at this years Work Truck Show  here   Chicago- February 4, 2015 IsoTemp®, the new line of refrigeration upfit solutions by GRUAU GRUAU is Europe’s leading utility vehicle manufacturer and commercial van upfitter. On the occasion of the Work Truck Show, GRUAU is showcasing its unique IsoTemp® refrigeration solution. Part of the IsoVan® family of purpose-built commercial van upfits, this solution is already available for the full range of commercial vans sold on the U.S. market- including the new Mercedes Metris. Come experience the innovative temperature efficient, lightweight and form-fitting IsoTemp® system at GRUAU’s Work Truck Show booth # 3150 from March 4-6, 2015. Since 1889 GRUAU has developed and manufactured transportation solutions for public and private sector clients worldwide. Upfitting 45,000+ vehicles per year for clients across a wide variety of industries, GRUAU identified a need for high performance refrigeration and insulation upfit solutions. Using its extensive commercial van experience, the IsoTemp® and IsoChem® product series were born. IsoTemp® is a complete refrigeration upfit solution that includes lightweight, low-profile modules designed for efficient climate control while retaining maximum cargo space and preserving the vans exterior. Standard versions are available for MERCEDES (Sprinter, Metris), FORD (Transit, Transit Connect), RAM (Promaster, Promaster City), CHEVROLET City Express, NISSAN NV200, ... The IsoChem® series provides a purpose-built insulation and/or climate control solution. It also features an impervious and easy-to-clean finish that is ideal for transporting hazardous materials. In order to respond to the specific needs of its clients, from small businesses to large corporations, both IsoTemp® and IsoChem® can be customized for: IsoTemp : - Food Delivery - Biomedical Transport - Catering IsoChem : - Chemical Transport - Pest Control Vehicles - Pharmaceutical Transport About GRUAU: GRUAU is the N°1 Light Commercial Vehicle upfitter in Europe converting more than 45,000 vehicles per year for companies around the world. Under the umbrella of the GRUAU GROUP, the company is a referenced supplier to 34 international vehicle brands, and it designs, manufactures and commercializes more than 20 product lines. For more than 30 years under the leadership of Patrick Gruau, 5th generation, our family Group continues to grow. The companys 15 locations (including 3 abroad: Poland, Spain and Algeria) employ a total of 1,100 people. Press contact GRUAU: Laëtitia Chauveau PR & Communications Manager +33 (0) 6 31 51 40 75

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