Symposium on French expertise in urban development on 4 July
Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:56
The Sri Lanka France Business Council (SLFBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Economic Service of the French Embassy in Colombo will be organising a Symposium on French Expertise in Urban Development on 04 July at the BCIS Auditorium, BMICH.
The Symposium will be organised as part of the French Spring Festival in Sri Lanka. The objective of the Symposium is to provide an opportunity for local companies and implementing agencies engaged in Urban and Infrastructure Development to meet with strong French companies and share French know-how in different aspects of Urban Development.
France, being an uncontested forerunner in innovative urban development and built environment creation with long established technological dominance in large scale infrastructure projects, time tested traditions of urban planning and commitment to sustainable development has a lot to share with implementing agencies in Sri Lanka. The French offer represents the best value for money, guaranteed high performance and durability supported by dedication to ensure client satisfaction.
The Symposium will be addressed by Senior Officials of the National Physical Planning Department and Urban Development Authority. The French Development Agency (AFD) and Investment and Promotions Company for Economic Cooperation (PROPARCO) will make presentations on their worldwide experience in Urban Development and project financing instruments.
The following 10 major French companies will be present at the Symposium: Alstom Transport: Global leader in very high speed trains and number two worldwide in urban transport. One in every four of the world’s metro trains and one in three of the world’s tramways are supplied by Alstom.
Credit Agricole CIB: Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole group. In Sri Lanka, Crédit Agricole is financing the rehabilitation and extension of New Laxapana and Wimalasurendra hydro power plants.
DTP Terrassement: A 100% subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, DTP Terrassement is an earthmoving expert, specialising in mechanical earthworks, large scale infrastructure works: roads, motorways, high-speed train lines, drainage projects, canals, dams and airports civil works.
Degremont: World’s water treatment plant specialist with five areas of expertise; drinking water, desalination, wastewater treatment, sludge and industry. Degrémont has been in Sri Lanka for more than 60 years, many cities including Colombo have drinking water treated by Degremont.
Egis Group: A leading European company in consulting engineering works in the fields of transport, urban development, industry, water, environment and energy. The Urban Development arm is branded as My City by Egis. Egis is in Sri Lanka since 2004.
Ellipse Projects: Engineering and Project Management Company specialised in the promotion, development and execution of turnkey infrastructure projects. Ellipse Projects develops its activities on high-growth markets and in sectors such as Communication Systems, Energy, Construction, Environment, and Health Infrastructure.
Signes-Paysage: Leading French urban design company specialising in Green Master planning, Public transport integration, Landscape architecture and Urban design. Their projects include green spaces and streets, sustainable buildings and well-designed public transport systems that move people instead of just vehicles. Unibridge: Pre-designed and prefabricated modular steel bridge system specifically designed as a permanent bridge, developed by Matière (specialising in steel bridges and concrete precast solutions), it is co-manufactured by Matiere and Eiffage Group (the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Harbour Bridge).
Veolia Water: Water division of Veolia Environment, Véolia Water is the world leader in water and wastewater services. It is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. Vinci Construction Grands Projets: World leader in the concessions and construction industry, VINCI designs and builds major civil engineering structures (tunnels, bridges, dams, liquefied natural gas storage tanks, road and rail infrastructure) and buildings (skyscrapers, shopping centres, hotels, major industrial facilities and nuclear power plants).
The Symposium (including a Networking Lunch) will be followed by One-to-One Business Meetings. Participation is upon invitation only. Individuals/ companies interested in taking part at this symposium may contact the SLFBC Secretariat – Satheeka on 011 558 8859 or E-mail: [email protected]