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The Big 5 2018: French trade body pushes Dubai business expansion

Business France will feature 24 local companies across two pavilions at The Big 5 2018

GV2 Veda France will promote its Vedafeu range for passive fire protection at The Big 5 2018.
GV2 Veda France will promote its Vedafeu range for passive fire protection at The Big 5 2018.

Business France, the national trade promotion and international business development agency, will once again have a large presence at The Big 5 this year.

The body, tasked with promoting the internationalisation of the French economy, will have two French pavilions at the mega-event, hosting 24 companies from the industry’s various sectors that will present their products, services, and expertise to local businesses. 

The country boasts a highly diverse offering when it comes to the building trades, with companies of all sizes providing structural engineering services and finishing work, including carpentry, roofing, insulation, sanitation, air-conditioning, smoke detectors, and interior fittings – from wall and floor coverings to luxury tapware and home automation.

The show will see GV2 Veda France promote its Vedafeu range designed to offer passive fire protection; it consists of ropes, mattresses, blankets, fillerboards and firestop foam. Patented and validated by local authorities, the range has also obtained international certifications (EN, UL, and BS) issued by world-renowned independent official laboratories.

Located in Hall 3, stand number 3B129, France’s Atlantic International is another one to watch out for. The firm, a multi-energy brand of Groupe Atlantic, said it will be use the event to showcase its latest product technology, demonstrating Explorer, its highly efficient heat pump water heater, as well as Solerio Optimum 3 – the high-end indoor solar tank with forced circulation.

Atlantic said more of its modern and reliable equipment products will also be introduced, including electric water heaters with Steatite technology and remote piloting through wi-fi.

Groupe Atlantic has had a presence at The Big 5 since 2003. It said the event gives attendees the opportunity to” be exposed to the latest trends and innovations in the industry and to network with architects, builders, interior designers, contractors, and other industry professionals”.

Its presence in 2018 comes two years after the firm set up an office in Dubai in 2016, signalling efforts to reinforce its commitment to the region.

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