Posted on: Tuesday 2 October, 2012 5:01
|French delegation from the NBC defense GIE visits Qatar for business opportunities in CBRNe
Bruno Vallater -president of Defense NBC
From the 8th to 10th of October a delegation of 10 French companies from the NBC Defense GIE will attend the MILIPOL Qatar Exhibition in Doha to seek new business opportunities and explore Qatar’s growing markets.
A seminar will be organized by the NBC Defense GIE in cooperation with the Trade Commission of the French Embassy – UBIFRANCE in Qatar. The purpose of this seminar is to introduce French know-how and technologies in CBRN – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear threats to local authorities and companies.
Mr Bruno Vallayer, president of GIE, defense NBC said: “Our companies would like to develop their activities in the Gulf countries. Qatar economic and demographic growth and its will to organize sports or cultural events of worldwide scope, have to be accompanied by a strong security policy. The NRBCe threat, whatever its origin might be – accidental or deliberate - carries a major risk for people and infrastructures. Within the framework of the cooperation of our two countries, and on the occasion of the MILIPOL Exhibition, the French NRBCe team will present the French military and civilian ability to response to this threat. It will also be an opportunity for attendants to establish or to keep their relations”, he added.
Qatar is an important market for France where trade between the two countries reached 2,1bn Euros in 2011. French exports to Qatar in 2011 witnessed an 8% growth to reach 750m Euros. Qatar has announced for the next decade more than 100bn Euros of projects mostly around infrastructure and is forecasted to spend on top of that around 20bn Euros for its defense.
The seminar will present the French “NRBC Defense” military capabilities, the response of French Civil Defense to CBRN issues, the CBRN Defense by the French Government Defense Procurement Agency and the French group of companies (GIE) specialized in “Defense NBC”.
For more than twenty years, the NBC Defense GIE has gathered the main French companies in the NRBCE field in order to offer their French and foreign customers the best solutions in terms of defense. The evolution of the threat (military attack, terrorism or industrial accident), the evolution of the nature of the aggression (nuclear, radiological, biological or chemical) and the respect of the environment are the group's constant preoccupation, which harnesses new expertise over time to offer tailored solutions.
Qatar is playing an active role in the collective defense efforts of the Gulf Cooperation Council and his strategy highest cares for international security as it is the pillar of the stability and spends maximum efforts to provide safety for citizens and residents.
The NBC Defense GIE participates precisely in responding to all requirements of security to their citizens, assets and territories. They will promote in Doha the expertise, technologies, products and services of French companies in the field of Defense and Civil Safety.
Some of the NBC Defense GIE members are already based in GCC countries such as CASSIDIAN (EADS group) and THALES.