Category Archives: France

Press Releases & News from France distributed via EuropaWire

Siemens Arts Program awards Siemens Opera Contest France prize to Sarah Shine

MUNICH, 11-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The young soprano Sarah Shine is the winner of the Siemens Opera Contest France at the Opéra Garnier in Paris. Sarah Shine was born in 1993 in Ireland and completed her studies with Veronica Dunne at … Read the full press release

Paulo Almirante becomes Chief Operating Officer (COO) of ENGIE

La Défense, France, 10-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A little more than 2 years ago, a new management team was put in place to carry through ENGIE’s transformation plan, with the ambition of making the Group a pioneer and precursor of a … Read the full press release

Alstom names Ling Fang as SVP, Asia Pacific region

Saint-Ouen, France, 04-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom today announced that Ling Fang has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President (SVP) of its Asia Pacific region. In this role, Ling Fang will also become a member of Alstom’s Executive … Read the full press release

Alstom launches its new-generation tram Citadis X05 with innovative SRS charging system in Nice

NICE, 04-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom commissioned its new-generation tram Citadis X05, complete with its innovative SRS charging system, for the first time on Saturday 30 June on the Cadam-Magnan section of new tramway line 2 for the Métropole Nice Côte … Read the full press release

Capgemini named a leader in Digital Banking Services in the overall banking segment in NelsonHall’s Evaluation & Assessment Tool (NEAT) Report

Capgemini recognized for its ability to take clients on innovative digital transformation journeys   PARIS 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it has been named a leader in Digital Banking Services in the overall banking segment in NelsonHall’s Evaluation & Assessment … Read the full press release

INSEAD hosted the iW50 Summit at its Europe campus in Fontainebleau

FONTAINEBLEAU, France, 02-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the business school for the world, today hosts the iW50 Summit at its Europe campus in Fontainebleau. The Summit is a culmination of its iW50 campaign – a celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first INSEAD women MBA … Read the full press release

Euler Hermes: Sweden’s exporting SMEs can now assess the credit worthiness of potential business partners in 24 European countries

Credable, a Swedish insurtech start-up which is part of Euler Hermes, offers an innovative new service: invoice insurance for SMEs, based on traditional trade credit insurance. Credable is now providing cover for Swedish SMEs in 24 European countries. In line … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Securities Services to become the fund administration service provider for DWS’s actively-managed funds in Germany and Luxembourg

BNP Paribas Securities Services and DWS, one of the world’s leading asset managers, have entered into an agreement for BNP Paribas Securities Services to provide DWS with fund administration services, and DWS’s retail funds with depositary and custody services, in Germany and … Read the full press release

The Royal Government of Cambodia and VINCI Airports mark the soft-opening of the full refurbished passenger terminal at Sihanoukville airport

Rueil-Malmaison, France, 29-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — To mark the soft-opening of the full refurbished passenger terminal, a ceremony was held today at Sihanoukville airport. Attending the event were the Secretary of State in charge of Civil Aviation, the Under Secretary of … Read the full press release

Societe Generale acquires French fintech Lumo, a renewable energy crowdfunding solution pioneer

PARIS, 22-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Lumo is a French fintech that since 2012 has been combining leading expertise in crowdfunding and renewable energies to accelerate the energy transition. It gives individuals and companies the opportunity to help finance a selection of … Read the full press release

RemoveDEBRIS spacecraft launched into orbit from ISS to carry out Airbus designed-and-built active debris removal experiments

Airbus net, vision based navigation, and harpoon experiments will deploy in orbit TOULOUSE/ STEVENAGE/ BREMEN, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The space debris removal technology mission RemoveDEBRIS, led by the Surrey Space Centre (SSC) at the University of Surrey, has been … Read the full press release

Orange Fab launches an acceleration program to identify and support seed-stage startups with resources for empowering smart connectivity

PARIS, 21-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Orange Fab, a leading platform for connecting innovative startups with corporations, has announced the launch of Fab Connect(ai) – a Silicon Valley acceleration program designed to identify and support early stage startups with resources for empowering smart … Read the full press release

ENGIE to reduce its global coal-fired generation installed capacity by 14% with the disposal of its 69.1% interest in Glow

La Défense, France, 20-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 20, ENGIE signed a share purchase agreement with Global Power Synergy Public Company Ltd. (GPSC) for the sale of its 69.1% interest in Glow, an independent power producer listed on the Stock … Read the full press release

Airbus builds new and modern, energy-efficient building for Navigation Ground Systems in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 100 people are currently working within the EGNOS V3 phase B team following a sharp increase from mid 2017 linked to the award of the contract in January 2018. EGNOS consists of an extensive … Read the full press release

Airbus to help train customers on its spacecraft and systems at its new Space Academy in Toulouse

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus has opened the company’s Space Academy in Toulouse, France to help train customers in the operation of satellites and space systems that are acquired from the company. When a spacecraft or system is purchased … Read the full press release

Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire partner to develop Côte d’Ivoire’s aerospace industry

TOULOUSE, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry, which has been identified as strategic for … Read the full press release

Dr. Christina Marrongelli to lead World Congress on Pharmacology & Chemistry of Natural Compounds

Marrongelli selected for her expertise in Botanical Drug Development LONDON, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — As a leading expert in her field, Dr. Christina Marrongelli, PharmD has been chosen by the World Congress on Pharmacology & Chemistry of Natural Compounds to … Read the full press release

Avec l’ouverture d’un nouveau bureau en Espagne, IN-RGY renforce sa présence commerciale en Europe

MONTRÉAL, le 15 juin 2018 — /EuropaWire/ — IN-RGY, l’entreprise québécoise spécialisée dans la transformation organisationnelle, le déploiement de solutions de gestion de capital humain et l’automatisation intelligente des tâches via des systèmes d’automatisation de processus robotiques («Robotic Process Automation … Read the full press release

L’Oréal and General Assembly launch industry built assessment on digital marketing competencies

NEW YORK, USA/ CLICHY, France, 14-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital marketing roles – which have doubled in demand over the past 3 years – increasingly require data, analytical and technical skills. CMOs and hiring managers are challenged with even understanding the actual … Read the full press release

L’Oréal recognized as the champion of gender equality among over 3000 companies worldwide

AMSTERDAM/ CLICHY, 14-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — L’Oréal received Equileap’s award for Gender Equality to honor its number 1 position in Equileap’s 2017 Global Gender Equality Ranking, among over 3 000 companies in 23 countries based on 19 gender equality criteria. Jean-Claude … Read the full press release

Gartner: Atos ranked amongst top 5 global players in Managed Security Services (MSS) in terms of 2017 market share revenue

PARIS, 14-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Atos, a global leader in digital transformation today announces that it has been ranked amongst the top 5 global players in Managed Security Services (MSS)in terms of 2017 market share revenue, according to the latest Gartner report … Read the full press release

The winners of the third annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance Awards announced at the Elyseum in Paris

Insurance institutions showcase winning innovations transforming the industry PARIS, 13-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Efma, an association of more than 3,300 retail financial services companies in 130 countries, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the winners of the third annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance … Read the full press release

Atos wins two major outsourcing contracts to drive Siemens’ digital transformation program

Siemens has awarded Atos with two large contracts covering Application management services as well as Technical production support, most of those representing a new scope of business for Atos The global contracts will run for a duration of 5 years … Read the full press release

Sanofi launches worldwide stock purchase plan reserved for its employees

A plan taking place in almost 80 countries Subscription per five shares entitle the employee to one matching share[1] PARIS, 12-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi launches today “Action 2018”, a worldwide stock purchase plan reserved for its employees. In doing such a … Read the full press release

Photographers are invited to participate in Eurazeo’s 2018 competition with the following theme: AUDACITY

PARIS, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — – Eurazeo today launches the 2018 edition of its annual competition. The winner will receive €10,000 and have their work exhibited in a Paris gallery. For the competition’s ninth edition, the jury has selected the following … Read the full press release

Eurazeo PME to become the new reference shareholder of 2RH group, alongside management and Naxicap Partners

PARIS, 08-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Eurazeo PME announces the signing of an acquisition agreement, under the terms of which it will become the new reference shareholder of 2RH group, alongside management and Naxicap Partners. The goal shared by Eurazeo PME and … Read the full press release

Thales extends the acceptance period of the offer for Gemalto by ten weeks until 15 August 2018

Paris La Défense, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash … Read the full press release

Capgemini to acquire the commercial cybersecurity arm of the FORTUNE 500® company Leidos

PARIS, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini has entered into an agreement to acquire Leidos Cyber, the commercial cybersecurity arm of the FORTUNE 500® company Leidos*. This acquisition will reinforce the Group’s capabilities in North America, helping to meet growing customer demand for its portfolio … Read the full press release

Capgemini recognized for ‘Partner Excellence in Accelerating Growth: Business Development’ at the 2018 Pega Partner Awards from Pegasystems Inc.

PARIS, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini today announced that is has been recognized for ‘Partner Excellence in Accelerating Growth: Business Development’ at the 2018 Pega Partner Awards from Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises. Capgemini was … Read the full press release

Capgemini and SAP to expand SAP Model Company offerings with Capgemini’s proven Path industry solutions

PARIS, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini announced today that it is rolling out the next generation of its highly successful Path industry solutions portfolio, which will combine SAP® Model Company with Capgemini’s deep industry-sector expertise. This evolution of the Path solutions aims to help companies further adopt … Read the full press release