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French logistics expertise is transported to Multimodal 2011

The French Trade Commission in the UK will present the French Pavilion at the Multimodal 2011 trade show for the second year. Multimodal is the key transport and logistics event in the UK, and will be held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from 5 to 7 April. The French Pavilion will showcase dynamic French companies from across the transport and logistics sector.

The French Pavilion will offer a unique environment for visitors to discover new products and services, and to find potential business partners. The participating French-based companies are aiming to reinforce their professional contacts and explore new business opportunities between France and the UK on the occasion of Multimodal 2011, which will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), in Birmingham (England), from 5 to 7 April 2011.

The companies due to attend (Stand No430) are listed below; a more comprehensive catalogue with full details on each of the exhibitors is available upon request.

Club Défis Logistiques Champagne-Ardenne

The Champagne-Ardenne Logistics Cluster is a regional network, set up for companies dealing with logistics in the Champagne-Ardenne region of north-eastern France. Its aim is to provide support and information, as well as to gather together industry players, in order to initiate partnerships and business opportunities. The cluster has a number of well-known members and partners such as Unilever and Wincanton.

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France Line
France Line is a French-based road-freight operator, which has specialised in road haulage from Britain to France since 1980. The company provides door-to-door services from the UK to any part of France, and across a broad spectrum of markets.

France Line’s experienced and dedicated team has a proven track record and reputation for delivering reliable, cost-effective and personalised services and solutions.

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Invest in Champagne-Ardenne - CADev (Champagne Ardenne Développement)
CADev (Champagne-Ardenne Développement) is the Regional Investment Promotion Agency in Champagne-Ardenne, in north-eastern France. Its role is to provide free bespoke solutions for international investors’ start-up projects in the logistics, manufacturing and services sectors. The central location of Champagne-Ardenne in north-western Europe is perfect for meeting the expectations of players in the logistics market.

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Port Authority of Rouen

Rouen benefits from a strategic position within the French port system. Its seaport, river port, inland port and estuary port are located along the river Seine, between Paris and Le Havre.

The port area’s hinterland has a dense population, with 25 million inhabitants living within a radius of 125 miles (i.e. 200 km). This is the highest population density of any of the French ports. Besides, Rouen is the world’s leading port for grain exports. Other key industries in the region include agriculture, textiles, car manufacturing, and refined petroleum products.

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Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA)
As the owner of the ports of Caen-Ouistreham and Cherbourg, Ports of Normandy Authority (PNA) is one of France’s leading port facilities, with a total traffic of seven million tons of goods and two million passengers per year. PNA ports are in a prime geographical location, only a few nautical miles from one of Europe’s busiest maritime corridors and at the heart of cross-Channel trade. The ports of Caen-Ouistreham and Cherbourg offer quality multimodal connections to major European transport hubs, together with considerable port capacities.

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About the French Trade Commission

The Trade Commission of the French Embassy in London promotes trade development between France and the UK by offering a range of services to French-based companies. The Services Industry Department organises B2B events in the form of conferences and networking opportunities, mainly in London.

Multimodal 2011 will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham (in the centre of England) from 5 to 7 April 2011, between 10am and 6pm. (On the last day, the trade show closes at 4pm.) French-based companies will be on Stand No430.

For further information, please contact Ms Mary-Ann Williams, Press Officer, or Ms Elodie Relier, Senior Trade Development Advisor (contact details below).

Ms Elodie Relier
Senior Trade Development Advisor
Services Department
French Trade Commission UBIFRANCE in the United Kingdom
Telephone (direct line): +44 (0)207 024 3634

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Ms Mary-Ann WILLIAMS - Press Officer
UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640

Mary-Ann Williams | UBIFRANCE
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