Newsletter of the French Embassy in Singapore n°4 [March 2016]

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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

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Dear readers,

We are a month away from the launch of the Voilah ! French culture festival which will showcase the best of what France has to offer in terms of food, arts, but also science and technology with a special focus on Aquitaine Limousin Poitou-Charentes region.
You can already get a taste of things to come with our annual gastronomic highlight “Gout de France/Good France” at 3 restaurants in town on March 21st.
This new year of the Monkey kicked off in a splendid way for France which was the feature country of the Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest aviation show.
I look forward to meeting many of you at our upcoming events and I hope you’ll enjoy reading this newsletter,
Best regards,

Benjamin Dubertret
French Ambassador to Singapore

HAPPY NEW YEAR OF THE MONKEY! GONG XI FA CAI!

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FRANCE, FEATURE COUNTRY OF THE SINGAPORE AIRSHOW

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At the Singapore Airshow that took place on 16-21 February, France exhibited about 60 French companies presenting their know-how on the French Pavilion. Never before have so many companies participated on the French Pavilion at an airshow outside France. [read more...]

The French Embassy had the great opportunity to meet with the Rafale pilot Benoit "Tao". Here is the interview.

VISIT BY ALAIN VIDALIES, MINISTER OF STATE FOR TRANSPORT, MARINE AFFAIRS & FISHERIES

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Alain Vidalies, French Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs & Fisheries visited Singapore from 14 to 16 February 2016 for the 2016 edition of Singapore Airshow, the largest air show in Asia during which France was the feature country. [read more...]

PARIS AGREEMENT’S FOLLOW UP

Three months after the conclusion of the Paris Agreement, we stay mobilized! Many events have been organized since December, to make sure the fight against global warming stays at the agenda!

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— > [Talk by AXA Chairman & CEO Mr de Castries: Paris Agreement on Climate Change: What’s Next?]
— > [Climate Community Gathering to Celebrate the Success of COP 21]
— > [Post-Paris COP 21 Dialogue (NUS)]
— > [Discussion between French Ambassador Benjamin Dubertret and SMU students]

FRENCH CULTURE FESTIVAL VOILAH! 2016 BACK IN SINGAPORE FROM APRIL 15th TO MAY 31st!

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Bonjour! Get ready for all things French as the annual French festival Voilah! returns with a bespoke showcase of more than 40 diverse and exciting events around Singapore over seven weeks!

Organised by Institut Français Singapour and French Embassy in collaboration with over 120 French and Singaporean partners, the seventh edition of Voilah! invites you to discover your inner French with the best of the country’s creativity and innovation. Immerse yourself in enthralling performing arts, relish the very best of French gastronomy, experience extraordinary film and music showcases and discover the Aquitaine region of France – Voilah! 2016 presents a multi-sensory festival experience with something for all. [read more...]

Please visit here or the offical website http://voilah.sg/ for more information about the main events to come!

SPOTLIGHT ON FRENCH LANGUAGE DURING FRANCOPHONIE FESTIVAL 2016

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During March, Francophonie Festival 2016 will celebrate French language in Singapore with a series of events: films, exhibitions, conferences, concerts and much more!

You can find the complete programme on Alliance Française website.

GOÛT DE FRANCE / GOOD FRANCE, 2ND SERVICE ON 21ST MARCH 2016

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Following the success of the first event, Laurent Fabius (then French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development) decided to make Goût de France / Good France an annual event. Every 21 March, French gastronomy and the values it promotes will thus be celebrated all around the world. [read more...]

LAUNCH OF THE PLATFORM FRANCE ALUMNI SINGAPORE

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On Wednesday 14 January 2016, Ambassador of France to Singapore, HE Benjamin Dubertret, officially launched France Alumni Singapore, a digital platform which aims to unite, inform and guide foreign students who studied in French higher education: www.singapour.francealumni.fr [read more...]

NEW DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAMME : SCIENCES PO - NUS

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The National University of Singapore (NUS) has partnered Sciences Po, France’s leading university in the social sciences, to introduce a new undergraduate Double Degree Programme (DDP) in the academic year starting in August 2016. [read more...]

LAUNCH OF THE WINE TOURISM PORTAL IN FRANCE

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Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, has launched the wine tourism portal on February 9 at 10:00 am at the Quai d’Orsay during a press conference that will include Florence Cathiard, President of the Higher Council for Wine Tourism, and Christian Mantei, Managing Director of Atout France. [read more...]

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY OF FRANCE: KEY FIGURES

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Innovation and creativity are one of France’s strengths. Thousands of French SMEs and startups are at the vanguard of technological innovation. Discover the new Creative France campaign, whose goal is to shine the spotlight on the leading individuals and major innovations that make France what it is today. [read more...]

AGENDA - SPRING 2016

Don’t miss any of the events related with France in Singapore this spring!

DATES EVENTS
10 - 24 March Francophonie Festival in Singapore
19 March -M- concert at the Coliseum
20 March UN French language day
21 March Goût de France / Good France
23 March Launch of the Centre Pompidou exhibition in Singapore
7 - 8 April Trip to Singapore of Matthias Fekl, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Tourism promotion and French living abroad
15 April - 31 May Voilah! French Festival in Singapore

Dernière modification : 18/03/2016

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