Communication

“I WAS STRUCK BY MARSEILLE’S HYPERCONNECTIVITY – A MAJOR ASSET”

Gilles Ballerat: SNCF assets officer Gilles Ballerat was invited on September 17 and 18 by Provence Promotion, Euroméditerranée and the ADI professional association of real-estate managers, to discuss the future of office real estate, gaining fresh insights into Aix and Marseille in the process. Having been Director of SNCF subsidiary Gares & Connexions Méditerranée from …

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KNAUF FRANCE CHOOSES THE PORT OF FOS FOR ITS NEW PLASTERBOARD FACTORY

An investment of 60M€ and 70 jobs created The Knauf and F-Scott family groups are preparing to invest €60 million in the construction of a plasterboard manufacturing plant in the port of Fos-sur-Mer, to be commissioned in 2022. This strategic decision is in line with the groups’ ambitions to reduce their carbon footprint while significantly …

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PROVENCE PROMOTION AND EUROMÉDITERRANÉE – 20 YEARS OF WORKING TOGETHER

Joint actions to promote the territory and attract investors Infosys, Ceva Logistics, Q Core Medical, Interxion… These leading international groups have all chosen Marseille as their home, from where they reach out to Europe and the rest of the world. Their choice of city, which created jobs and wealth in the region, was the result …

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KØS REINTERPRETS NORDIC FLAVORS FOR SNACKING IN MARSEILLE

A newly created business that is guaranteed to take the taste buds on a journey From the docks of Copenhagen to the wharves of La Joliette in Marseille, KØS is building bridges between Scandinavian flavors and local products. The cozy, light-filled space evokes the Nordic spirit with a well chosen, contemporary decor that entices diners …

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MICROSOFT AI SCHOOL BY SIMPLON OPENS IN MARSEILLE

Photo of a previous promotion of the school “IA Microsoft by Simplon” taken before the health crisis A professional program to train the “artisans” of AI Since Provence Promotion first met with Microsoft in March 2019 to discuss digital skills development in France, the group has become more deeply involved in the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area. …

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INVENTING THE FUTURE OF THE WORKPLACE IN THE AIX-MARSEILLE-PROVENCE

Launch of a joint reflection with the Association of Real Estate Directors (ADI) During Paris Real Estate Week (the much-anticipated return of real estate events in France), the country’s second-largest metropolitan area will embark on an exploration of the future of workplaces with real estate managers for French CAC40 companies. This collaboration will begin with …

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FOWT 2020, A FAVOURABLE BREEZE FOR FLOATING OFFSHORE WIND IN MARSEILLE

An international meeting for the development of offshore wind energy How to counter CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and encourage investment in renewable energies? The FOWT 2020 exhibition aims to contribute to this by promoting the development of offshore floating wind turbines. The event will be held on 7 & 8 September 2020 at the …

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THE SHOPPING PLATFORM OUIKAN RECOMMENDED BY THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT

First collaborative website for shopping between individuals During the health crisis, digital services are a precious form of assistance. To help make our days run more smoothly, OuiKAN, a start-up founded in 2017 in Aix-en-Provence, is offering free use of its online person-to-person errand platform. It was selected by the French government as one of six recommended …

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Nondestructive Industrial Testing Specialist Establishes Base in Martigues

Benoît Serreau and David Lecesne, respectively General Manager and President of the company RI CND The Norman company RI CND deploys its diversification strategy in Provence Founded in 1981, RI CND specializes in industrial testing. This family-run company, having long been based exclusively in Normandy and operating mainly in the petrochemical sector and the radiography …

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VIRTUO INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY MAKES €100M LOGISTICS INVESTMENT IN PROVENCE

Grégory Blouin, Virtuo Industrial Property’s general director Four logistics platforms are planned on three sites: Fos Distriport, Sénas and Arles. Logistics platforms development specialist Virtuo Industrial Property has announced a €100m investment in 2020 for the construction of four logistics warehouses at Fos Distriport, Sénas and Arles. Grégory Blouin, who founded the company in Paris …

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