French Tech Dubai UAE Award
Celebrate the past,Shape the future!
Celebrate the Past, Shape the Future! The 2017 Gala dinner will be an historic event for our business community! The FBC will indeed celebrate 30 years of effective collaboration, ambitious projects and great success in the UAE. Organized under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and President of Dubai International Financial Centre, this evening will be as well a unique opportunity to showcase the French know-how of our sponsors and partners to support the strategy of the nation and contribute to make the UAE the happiest and smartest country in the word.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
The Chalhoub Group has been the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and communication based in Dubai, the Group has become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors regionally.By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, the Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.
With a growing workforce of more than 12,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, and a network of over 650 retail stores, the Group’s success is attributed to its most valued asset: highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuels the Chalhoub Group’s competitive edge in today’s market. By demonstrating commitment to sustainable business, the Chalhoub Group was awarded in 2016, for the fourth consecutive year, the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community since 2014.
The EDF Group is the world’s leading electricity company. Its business covers all electricity-related activities from generation to networks and commerce.
In the generation field, EDF has a very diversified energy mix and is investing to reduce the environmental footprint and modernize its thermal power plant. The company
exports its expertise in projects such as those for combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT).
EDF CIT experts in this field are resident in the UAE. In nuclear power, EDF Group is the world’s N°1 nuclear operator. It designs, builds, operates and maintains 73 reactors.
The Group is a long-standing leader in hydroelectricity. Through its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, it is also investing in onshore and offshore wind power and in
photovoltaic solar, with innovative projects in France and abroad.
In networks, through its subsidiaries RTE (French TSO) and ErDF (French DSO), EDF owns the largest European transmission grid connecting its 38.5 customers
worldwide. EDF CIST is present in UAE for more than 20 years as a major consultant in Transmission projects for UAE electrical utilities. EDF Group is also a key player in
energy trading through EDF Trading.
The EDF group’s Research & Development (R&D) is one of the biggest in the electricity sector, with 10 sites on 3 continents.
Veolia group is the global leader in optimized resources management. With over 174 000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to the sustainable development of communities and industries in more than 48 countries around the world.
Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and to replenish them.
In the Middle East, Veolia works with industries, governments and communities, retail and commercial businesses, to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions that meet with today’s environmental challenges and support reaching tomorrow’s vision.
– More than 4000 employees
– A strong local network with 10 offices across the region
– More than 30 years of sustainable partnerships in the Middle East
– More than 6000 references
Removals, expatriation, housing search, moving-in and moving-out assistance, furniture rental, help-line … Grospiron International, the international moving and relocation specialist, offers a personalised service worldwide. Our relocation service solutions, the key to the success of your project.GROSPIRON Website
As a promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom develops and markets systems, equipment and services for the railway sector. Alstom manages the widest range of solutions in the market – from high-speed trains to metros and tramways – customised services (maintenance, modernisation,…) and infrastructure and signalling solutions. Alstom is a world leader in integrated railway systems. It recorded sales of €6.9 billion and booked €10.6 billion of orders in the 2015/16 fiscal year. Headquartered in France, Alstom is present in over 60 countries and employs 31,000 people todayALSTOM Website
The Robinsons story began on 25th February 1858, when John Spicer and Philip Robinson founded Spicer and Robinson in Singapore. Since then, Robinsons pioneering spirit has kept them at the forefront of Asian retail and since 2008, Al-Futtaim Retail Group has been succeeded in operating Robinsons Department store in Singapore leading it to be the best performing one in South-East Asia. Now, at Dubai Festival City, the first Robinsons store of inspiration in the Middle East will be the largest department store in the region, on 20,000 sq. meters. Robinsons offers over three magnificent floors of contemporary and designer fashion, food, art and culture experiences, making each visit more enchanting than the last. With a nod to the Singaporean green elements, featuring vertical garden walls by designer Patrick Blanc, through over 90 exclusive brands to a number of multi-tiered premium services, guest delight in an immersive journey both in-store and online. Only at Robinsons.Robinsons Website
Since 1948, Swisscanonica is a major player in the catering and airports hospitality industry,
and in order to diversify our presence and our portfolio, we developed some new products
and services with multiple partners to fulfill their needs in the following categories:
1. F&B Management
2. Catering (Companies and Administration, Event)
3. Hotel Management
4. Chocolate manufacturing, retail and distribution (Awarded in 2016 in Geneva as best
5. Laundry for Airlines
Today Swisscanonica is mainly present in Europe and UAE with over 250 employees.Swiss Canonica Website
LEGRAND, THE GLOBAL SPECIALIST IN ELECTRICAL AND DIGITAL BUILDING
With a presence in more than 80 countries and a total workforce of nearly 36,000 people, Legrand reported 2015 sales of 4.8 billion euros. Legrand’s offering covers four fields:
• Control and command of electric power
• Cable management
• Power distribution
• Voice-data-image distribution
Legrand offers a comprehensive range of products and systems tailored to commercial, residential and industrial markets.
Based in Dubai Silicon Oasis, U.A.E., Legrand SNC FZE is handling operations for the Middle East with local teams in Bahrain, Cyprus, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Yemen.
Our regional dedicated teams are there to support you throughout every step of your project and are committed to provide you with excellent services and advice.
Legrand’s CSR strategy is located at the intersection between the Group’s business, its strategy, and the global challenges it is facing. CSR is therefore totally integrated in Legrand’s business. It involves the whole organisation: every subsidiary and entity of the Group is a stakeholder in this CSR strategy and helps to implement it.Legrand Website
Let’s build mobility together !
RATP Dev operates and maintains all modes of transportation (buses, metros, tramways and rail systems) worldwide.
We offer the renowned expertise of RATP with the proximity and flexibility of a focused local organization. Local transport authorities on all continents aim to find efficient, sustainable and innovative mobility solutions adapted to their needs for today and tomorrow. From Brazil to Italy, from France to South Africa and Asia… all over the world, RATP Dev and its local affiliates provide value for money with modern, sustainable and reliable customized public transportation.
FedEx Corp.: FedEx Corp. provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of US$49 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its 340,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities.
FedEx Express: FedEx invented express distribution and remains the industry’s global leader, providing rapid, reliable, time-definite delivery to more than 220 countries and territories, connecting markets that comprise more than 99 percent of the world’s gross domestic product within one to three business days. Unmatched air route authorities and transportation infrastructure, combined with leading-edge information technologies, make FedEx Express the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable services for more than 4 million shipments each business day.
FedEx Express established its regional headquarters in Dubai in 1989, growing into a 9,000 strong team that serves markets in the Middle East, India and Africa. Our regional hub in Dubai acts as a center for trade between airports in the United States, France, India, China and Hong-Kong. On a weekly basis, 44 dedicated FedEx flights arrive in and depart from Dubai. FedEx connects directly to location in the region using commercial line-haul and trucking routes.
As the world’s largest express transportation company, FedEx uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, usually in one to two business days with the delivery time guaranteed. Our express segment, and in particular our International Priority product, has been the backbone of our success in the region. FedEx supports a wide array of industries across sectors-all industries with time critical needs, express delivery and specific handling (valuables), or large capacity handling (heavy weight shipments). From within those industries, FedEx addresses its customer’s needs on a global and local level, introducing innovative products to meet the unique needs of the region.
Customer Care: 800 FedEx (800 33339)
AccorHotels is a Group united by a shared passion for hospitality and driven by a shared promise to make everyone Feel Welcome. Over 180,000 women and men in 3,800 AccorHotels establishments look after thousands of guests every day in 92 countries.
The Group has a large portfolio of internationally renowned brands covering the luxury segment (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, and The Sebel), midscale segment (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, and Adagio) and the economy segment (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access and hotel F1).
In the Middle East, AccorHotels is one of the fastest growing hospitality groups. As of the end of 2015, the Group’s portfolio includes 73 operational hotels with nearly 18,300 rooms across ten countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran. AccorHotels has an additional 50 hotels under development in the region, to be opened by 2019. This brings the total number of AccorHotels properties in operation and under development in the region to 123 hotels with almost 32,000 rooms spanning the full spectrum of brands; from luxury (Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure) to midscale (Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio) and economy (ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget).
AccorHotels’ dedicated regional office in Dubai looks after the operations of all GCC, Egypt and Levant countries. The Dubai office is strongly supported by two additional branch offices, Accor KSA in Jeddah and Accor Egypt in Cairo making AccorHotels the only international operator with in-country offices that can provide full on-ground support for operations, sales and distribution, finance and human resources. This gives AccorHotels a strong position in the local markets.
The Group has two unique propositions for both guests and hotel investors.
For guests, AccorHotels Middle East provides a wide choice of world-class hotel brands, meeting the needs of business and leisure travellers alike who are looking for quality hotels at the best value.
As a trusted partner for investors in the region, the Group assists investors in achieving solid results by developing a unique client partnership based on integrity, trust and commitment. AccorHotels operates through management agreements and the recently
introduced model of franchise agreements for selected hotel brands in the region.
AccorHotels Middle East is also dedicated to the development of its employees being the first hotel chain to establish a training academy in the region. AccorHotels Academie Middle East, also called Tamheed, is a centre dedicated to train staff at all levels to ensure optimal career development for employees. All regional AccorHotels properties are fully committed to the Group’s global Planet
21 program, which consists of 21 commitments to achieve, including promoting the health of guests, reducing water usage, recycling waste and introducing sustainable technologies.
AXA Insurance is one of the largest international players in the GCC, with a workforce of over 1,000 employees, 39 branches & retail shops region-wide, more than 1 million customers and 2014 gross written premium of over US$ 937 million. Present in the region for 65 years, AXA in the Gulf offers a wide range of insurance products and services for Corporate, SME and Individual customers ranging across the following business lines:
AXA Gulf leverages AXA Group’s Global Brand and Expertise which allow us to transfer our global know-how and expertise in providing financial protection products and
services in line with customers’ needs.The company has been awarded Insurer of the Year for the 5 th consecutive year in 2014 and Personal Lines Iinsurer for the consecutive year in 2015 at the MENA Insurance Awards and Best Motor insurance product by the Banker Middle East in both UAE & KSA.AXA Website
BNP Paribas in the Middle East and Africa.
BNP Paribas has been in the UAE for over 40 years, contributing to economic development and diversification of the Emirates. It has built strong and long lasting client-centric relationships, offering an extensive range of flow and investment banking products and services as well as International Financial Services (IFS) to its corporate, institutional and private clients.
The Bank’s presence in the UAE forms part of a wider MEA geographical Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB) and IFS network, which has been established for over 40 Years. This consists of operations in five of the Gulf countries: Bahrain, which acts as a hub for all MEA CIB countries, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. BNP Paribas has also been active for more than 70 years in Africa, first through its Retail Banking network followed by the more recent addition of CIB, covering North, South and West Africa. The Bank’s MEA network enjoys leading positions in many areas including: fixed income, debt capital markets, cash management, trade finance and advisory services, supported by the expertise of a team of talented and diverse individuals.
About BNP Paribas Group
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 185,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB).
“Eden Park’s adventure started in 1987 when two international rugby players, belonging to one of the world’s most prestigious sporting clubs – the Racing Club de France – decided to create an upmarket line of clothing. Franck Mesnel and Eric Blanc, still students at the time, used their creative and skewed spirit to visualize and develop their mark, with the inspiration and origins born out of an extraordinary and true-life story.
Following in the tradition of certain atypical sportsmen, they have cultivated a unique but constant elegant style. Driven by a taste for paradox and an eye for detail, they have created a genuine Eden Park style, represented by a rugby shirt for every occasion. Immediately recognizable either by the symbolic logo – a pink bow tie – or identifiable colors and graphics, the brand’s creations are always made to high standards, in keeping with the mark’s position and values.
– UAE: Dubai Mall, 1st Floor, Near the Aquarium – Dubai, City Walk / Abu Dhabi – Yas Mall
– Kuwait: The Avenues & Al Hamra Luxury Mall
– Lebanon: Beirut Souks – Beirut Achrafieh – ABC Dbayeh
– Jordan: Taj Mall
Banking and Financial Services
Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, Natixis is the international corporate, investment, insurance and financial services arm of BPCE Group.
With more than 16 000 employees in 38 countries Natixis has a wide range of activities organized into three core business lines:
• Corporate and Investment Banking
• Investment Solutions and Insurance
• Specialized Financial Services
Natixis has its registered branch office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) for its financial services offerings in and from the DIFC. The branch is responsible for furthering Natixis’ business interests in the GCC and broader Middle East countries.
Locally established business lines towards this end are:
• Global Infrastructure & Projects
• Global Energy & Commodities
• Global Transactional Banking
• Corporate Coverage
• Financial Institutions & Public Sector
• Fixed Income & Debt Capital Markets
The branch also provides Islamic financial services through an Islamic window endorsement from the DFSA. In Saudi Arabia, Natixis has a strategic alliance with Watan Investment & Securities, a licensed body by the Capital Market Authority (CMA) of Saudi Arabia that is intended to enable the Bank to expand and deepen business relationships with clients in the
Kingdom through a range of products, services and solutions expertise that it has to offer.
As a member of the United Nations’ Global Compact since 2007, Natixis is supporting and applying the Pact’s fundamental principles regarding human rights, labour conditions and environment. These principles are incorporated into the values that guide the Bank’s strategy and functional practices.
Based in Dubai, Total Marketing Middle East FZE (TMME) is involved in the manufacturing and marketing of the entire range of automotive & industrial lubricants, greases, aviation fuels, special fuels and special additives to clean and enhance the performance of your engines. TMME is committed to the highest standards of quality, safety, health and environment: the entire affiliate has actually been certified ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001.
The company markets TOTAL & ELF lubricants & greases in the entire Middle East and Central Asian regions: the UAE, Oman, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Total Lubricants Blending UAE (TLBU), the company’s own lubricant blending plant and grease manufacturing plant, is a state of the art plant with an annual production capacity exceeding 200,000 T. It has been accredited the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISRS-Level 7, Dubai Quality Award for Manufacturing & the Environment, Health and Safety award.TOTAL MARKETING MIDDLE EAST FZE Website
As one of the leading professional services in the UAE and Oman, we are proud of our reputation for delivering cutting-edge solutions and exceptional client value.
With over 50 partners and directors leading 750 professionals across the offices, we offer independent audit, tax and consulting advisory services, to business corporations, government bodies and not for profit organizations.
We design a strong communication from solid brand fondations.
Since a decade on the Middle East market, Paristokyo is part of THE BOX GROUP composed of three other French advertising companies: Iziasys established in 2001, Idaho established in 1988, and Jviewimmo established in 2006.
At Paristokyo, we carefully listen to clients as we believe that the starting point of any projects has to be based what your values are, your needs and more importantly selecting solutions that fit your budget! Paristokyo activities are focused on providing strategic solutions, devoted to make you stand out from the crowd. Paristokyo’s strength is our experienced creative team with passionate business units which will guide you through your evolution and implementation of optimal solutions. Paristokyo is a partner for tailored recommendations, implementation of a strategic communication and success stories.
Tel. +9714 320 8788PARIS TOKYO DESIGN Website
Dubaimadame.com is the only women’s webmagazine written in French for the French speaking community living in Dubai and the UAE.
Since its inception in 2009, it has become the French Community’s site of reference for all residents, newcomers and tourists thanks, mainly, to its interaction with the readers and to its exhaustive content. The magazine not only features daily online articles, a monthly agenda, interviews and topics of fashion, beauty, health but also a selection of the best places to go out to and of the best deals in town.
Dubaimadame.com is as well organizing interactive coffee conferences around federative topics, for the delight of our faithful readers. Dubaimadame.com finally is the essential guide to French expatriates who move to Dubai, thanks to practical information such as “How to settle in the UAE?” “What school for your kids?”etc. and to our “Classifieds” which aim at meeting any need from finding a job, to selling or buying a car and so on …be connected !
Fractal Systems FZCO is an event company, based in Dubai Silicon Oasis, specialized in Technology (Touch Display, Digital Signage, Holograms, 3D & App Development, Augmented Reality) and Mechatronics concepts. We are always looking for the best user experience, providing turn key solutions for all kind of activation.
On every project that we are working on, we combine mechanical, electronics, programming and 3D content fields to create innovative concept for our clients.
Strong of our partnerships with Philips, LG, MultiTaction and the Rochester Institute of Technology, we have got the creativity to produce unreal concepts and dare to push the limit higher (Kinetic Sculpture, Sliding Screen, Matrix Ring, Drones, …).
Please have a look to our website or come to visit our showroom, to see what Fractal Systems can do for your projects.
Lighting and sound system
CASSIOPEE EVENTS is a company providing events services & solution.
Over 15 years in this field, it has built a strong positioning in the French market of special and unique know-how. It is currently establishing itself in the UAE market with a vision to expand in the growing market of the Middle East region.
It is specialized in VISUAL (mapping, light art, 3D conference,…) and SOUND among other services like structures, event decoration and scenography.
It is managed by Anthony AHUNON.
Its main aim is to offer quality events to make it an immersion experience for the client, guests and partners.
Tel. +971 52 768 1022CASSIOPEE EVENTS Website
The Alliance Française (French Alliance), or AF, is an international organization that aims to promote French language and culture around the world. Created in Paris on 21 July 1883, its primary concern is teaching French as a second language and is headquartered in Paris.The Alliance Française, established in 1982 in Dubai, is a non-profit organization, which falls under the jurisdiction of the General Consulate of France and is part of the French cultural network in Dubai and the UAE. The institute teaches French and Arabic, and organizes cultural and The Alliance Française Dubai aims to provide diverse and interactive French language courses to its students, to prepare students for regional and international examinations and certifications in French and to serve as an examination center.
They work in close collaboration with local, regional and international institutions to facilitate and encourage the development of the study of the French language and heighten the understanding of French & Francophone cultures;.
Tel. +971 4 335 87 12
Airstar is the inventor and leading manufacturer of lighting balloons that today are utilized by a variety of industries from film and events to rescue operations and construction. We are the experts in balloon lighting technology.||Events & Branding||We know that service, reliability and cost effectiveness are critical to a successful event. We are passionate about the quality, creativity and flexibility of the AIRSTAR lighting balloons and are motivated to pursue innovative and exciting executions which will enhance any event, maximise the location potential and guarantee high impact for any brand.||Industrial | Search & Rescue | Film/TV||As the inventors and leading manufacturer of lighting balloons, AIRSTAR worldwide has a reputation for quality, innovation and reliability. Units are available for hire and for sale and we strive to provide solutions for a wide variety of applications.||World-wide Established in France in 1994, the Airstar marque today is present in more than 40 countries world-wide.
Tel. +971 4 885 4907
Air flight tickets
Air France and KLM offer flights from all Gulf cities (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bahrain, Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait, Muscat and Tehran) to their respective hubs of Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam, connecting to their worldwide networks in Europe, the Americas and Africa.|| A limousine service, to and from Dubai or Abu Dhabi airport, is offered to all the Air France La Premiere, Air France Business Class and KLM Business class passengers who buy their ticket in UAE. || Air France operates the Dubai route with a retrofitted 777-300 aircraft with new cabins. A private suite in La Premiere, offering a bed over two meters long and ample personal living space. New cocoon shaped full flat Business Class seats, all with aisle access. And lastly a new economy class seat with a high-definition touch screen to enjoy your entertainment.
Tel. Air France UAE Sales and Service Center: +9714 602 5400
Tel. Flying Blue Help desk: 800 4555