Mission Economique Ubifrance Londres
The Press Bureau handles stories emanating from all sectors of French industry, from software development and farming to zinc coating and shipbuilding, so that, whatever a news organisation’s area of interest, the UBIFRANCE Press Bureau can provide journalists with the latest news from across the Channel. Part of the press bureau’s work is the monitoring of the British and Irish press for publications, so that the London bureau of UBIFRANCE is always grateful to news organisations and journalists for their assistance in identifying details of articles published further to events organised by, and press releases sent by, the Press Bureau.
The UBIFRANCE Press Bureau in London is an integral part of the French Trade Commission in the United Kingdom. UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development, supports French companies that are interested in developing an international outlook and expanding their activities outside France. UBIFRANCE helps foster technical and commercial exchanges between French-based institutions, businesses and entrepreneurs and their counterparts outside France. UBIFRANCE and the French Trade Commissions (Missions Economiques) of French Embassies around the world constitute France's export-support framework.
• ABOUT the UBIFRANCE Press Bureau
The UBIFRANCE Press Bureau issues press releases, organises press conferences, and also press trips. The Press Bureau is able to provide real-time and exclusive information regarding French companies and organisations interested in developing their activities in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands and the Nordic Region. To this effect, the Press Bureau works closely with the French Embassy in London and Invest In France (the French government agency dedicated to inward investment).
UBIFRANCE, which is headquartered in Paris, has press bureaux on four continents - in London, Madrid, Warsaw, Düsseldorf, Milan, Moscow, Cairo, Dubai, New Delhi, Chicago, Mexico, Sao Paolo, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo.
• ABOUT UBIFRANCE - AN INTERNATIONAL EXPORT-SUPPORT FRAMEWORK
UBIFRANCE is a government agency headquartered in Paris (France), which acts on behalf of French companies and professional organisations. It is part of the French programme for export support. UBIFRANCE also has a sub-head office based in Marseille that is responsible for the South of France and various regional offices in other parts of the country.
UBIFRANCE currently represents nearly 3,000 French companies and organisations.
INFORMING ON FRENCH PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGY THROUGH THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE PRESS
UBIFRANCE runs 17 press offices around the world. This unique business and hi-tech information network covers major international markets and countries with an active, internationally recognised trade press.
The press offices send out press releases on innovative French products and longer articles on dynamic sectors in France and interesting new projects. They also advise French companies on making the most of the foreign trade press.
Each year, UBIFRANCE organises press trips for foreign journalists wishing to discover more about French technology in their own particular sectors.
OUR MISSION AND OUR KEY GOALS
- To develop technical and business co-operation between France and her foreign partners.
- To offer a variety of means to help French decision-makers build closer links with decision-makers in other countries.
UBIFRANCE can offer access to privileged sources of information regarding French businesses, thanks to its unrivalled expertise in the promotion of French technology, products and services.
BRINGING TOGETHER FRENCH BUSINESS PEOPLE AND THEIR FOREIGN COUNTERPARTS
- Inviting foreign decision-makers to France
UBIFRANCE organises technical information programmes to enable foreign decision-makers to meet up with French managers in their sector of activity and to find out about the technologies that they are developing.
- Meeting foreign decision-makers outside France
At international trade fairs, UBIFRANCE organises group participation for French companies as well as other promotional activities. It also arranges multi-sector exhibitions of French technology and presentations of French products outside France .
Besides, through the organisation of technical symposia and conferences abroad, UBIFRANCE enables French professionals to present their expertise to top decision-makers from industry and government bodies in host countries.
- Helping to forge contacts
UBIFRANCE has built up a unique network of around 35,000 foreign decision-makers who have attended its events - prime contacts for French companies in more than 100 countries around the world. These decision-makers are members of about 40 associations, run by UBIFRANCE, which represent useful points of reference for companies.
DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN FRENCH COMPANIES AND COMPANIES IN HOST-COUNTRIES
UBIFRANCE co-ordinates publicly funded programmes to bring companies together through joint ventures, subcontracting agreements, technology transfers, and so on.
UBIFRANCE also offers advice and support to French companies that are approaching the EU authorities in Brussels about the various network systems, aid programmes and existing financial schemes (Interprise, Phare, Jev, Al-Invest, Asia-Invest, Synergy, Meda, Coopeco, EIC, etc).
ENCOURAGING INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY
UBIFRANCE manages a programme of International Volunteers for placements with French companies outside France , known under the French acronym 'VIE'. This programme enables young women and men to experience foreign cultures through the undertaking of professional and paid work placements within French companies.
BRINGING FRENCH AND NON-FRENCH PARTNERS TOGETHER
French Partners of UBIFRANCE are companies, professional bodies, public-sector organisations and associations, public-services bodies, major government departments, consular offices around the world, and commercial sections of French Embassies.
Non-French partners of UBIFRANCE are companies, government and other official organisations, and international organisations. UBIFRANCE, through its various offices around the world, works closely with editors and journalists writing for the national, regional and trade press of the host-countries.
• YOUR CONTACT IN LONDON
Ms Kate AMBLER
Press Officer (Attachée de Presse)
Press Office of the French Trade Commission in the United Kingdom
London - United Kingdom
-Tel :  (0) 207-024-3640 (Switchboard)