2013

  • France is top in the ranking of 500 technology companies with the strongest growth

    For the third consecutive year, French start-ups are the best represented in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 ranking.
    This ranking includes the 500 technology companies in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region whose turnover has risen most in the past five years.

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  • France ranked in the global top-three for innovation

    There’s no shortage of innovation in France! In its October 2013 ranking of the world’s most innovative countries, the Thomson-Reuters Agency placed France in third position.

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  • Dalkia to design and operate one of Canada’s largest biomass plants

    Dalkia and Canadian fund Fengate Capital Management Ltd. will develop one of Canada’s largest biomass plants which will be designed, built and operated by Dalkia in Fort St. James, British Columbia.

    Dalkia and Fengate Capital Management Ltd. have closed the financing for this state of the art biomass plant. Under this DFBOM (Design, Finance, Build, Operate and Maintain) contract, Dalkia will operate and maintain the facilities and manage the wood biomass supply and preparation.

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  • Paris, the Euro Area’s leading financial centre

    The Paris financial centre plays a leading role in Europe, thanks to its clusters of excellence: a leading investment cluster in Europe for investment funds, with €1,500 billion, and the leader in the Euro Area, if one considers the total assets managed in France, amounting to €2,600 billion.

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  • 83 million tourists in France in 2012, 7% of French GDP

    France is the world’s top tourist destination, with 83 million foreign tourists. So it remains the global leader, with the dynamic tourism sector boasting a surplus and rapidly transforming under the combined effect of a new, emerging clientele and a broader range of things on offer to international tourists.

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  • 12 French groups ranked among the top 100 global innovators

    For the second year in a row, French companies are being honored for their performance in the field of innovation. Twelve French groups are included in the list of 100 most innovative organizations in the world published by the news agency, Thomson Reuters, on October 7.

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  • Visit by Senate President Jean-Pierre Bel to BC: August 23–24, 2013

    Jean-Pierre Bel, President of the French Senate, accompanied by Philippe Zeller, Ambassador of France to Canada, and Jean-Marc Todeschini, Senator for La Moselle, conducted an official visit to British Columbia on August 23rd and 24th, 2013. They met with Bill Bennett, British Columbia Minister for Energy and Mines. Over the course of this meeting, M. Bel and Minister Bennett discussed such issues as France-British Columbia trade and the development of the mountain and ski industry in the province.

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  • The French nuclear sector is the leader in the domain of the fuel cycle and in nuclear power plant construction and maintenance

    France ranks second after the United States with 58 reactors and possesses globally acknowledged expertise in the nuclear sector which is the fruit of the constant commitment and investment of French industrial groups and SMEs for the past 60 years.

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  • France: World leader in luxury goods

    According to a survey by Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, growth in the world luxury sector increased by about 10% in 2012. French companies, which account for a quarter of worldwide turnover, are the most dynamic in the sector.

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  • With a record 81.4 million foreign visitors, France is the world leader for tourism

    France is still the most visited country in the world with almost 82 million foreign tourists. The importance of tourism chiefly lies in the great diversity of natural sites, the beauty of landscapes, the authenticity of villages and the wealth of French cultural heritage (museums and historical monuments). France also ranks third after the United States and Spain among countries with the biggest revenue from tourism

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