“Event organized as part of France-China 50 -”

1st July 2014, Beijing.To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Franco-Chinese diplomatic relations, the France China Committee is launching the “France Technology” campaign “So French, so innovative”, attended by H.E. Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador in China, Alain Mérieux, Chairman of the Patrons Committee of France-Chine 50 and Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President of the France China Committee. This campaign is intended to promote all facets of French technological innovation, including its great industrial achievements and future successes, to all parties dealing with French companies in China.

Backed by a tradition of world-class scientific research, France is a real land of innovation, with high-tech global champions in every industry. Champions capable of meeting the immense challenges and needs that face us in tomorrow’s world, especially in the key fields of smart green cities, low carbon & energy efficiency, sustainable mobility, better healthcare, sustainable industries, safe & quality food, information and communication technology, innovative services and smart lifestyle.

During this campaign, which will be rolled out until the end of 2014, the France China Committee and its partner will hold two major events as follows:

- French Innovation Festival - from November 1 to 15: a discovery of French technology through open days organized by companies for visitors to their Chinese business premises. This festival will enable a selected public to find out about their production facilities, commerce, know-how and technological success.

- Innovation Awards for Franco-Chinese Teams – December 4, 2014: prizes awarded to innovative Franco-Chinese teams under the sponsorship of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. The different prize categories will reward and distinguish projects of excellence developed jointly by Franco-Chinese teams.

For Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman of the France China Committee, “this campaign will recognize France’s unique potential for innovation and the even more important possibility of uniting the capacities of our two countries to innovate together to improve the present and build an even better future.

France Technology is initiated by France China Committee and supported by more than 40 companies partners of this event including Dassault Systèmes, DPCA, Havas, Institut Mérieux, Schneider Electric, Alstom, INPI, Safran, Suez Environnement.

Agenda France-China 50