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French textile machinery builders eye Turkey and Syria

A delegation of French textile machinery manufacturers headed by Christian Guinet, Commercial Manager (Textile Division) of Stäubli France and Evelyne Cholet, Secretary General of the French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers Promotion Commission took part in two conferences organized by UCMTF in Syria and Turkey. The events were attended by 500 delegates and took place on October 19 and 21, 2010. Mr Guinet was recently appointed Presiden

30th November 2010

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Aleppo and Gaziantep -

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UCMTF delegation in Aleppo, SyriaA delegation of French textile machinery manufacturers headed by Christian Guinet, Commercial Manager (Textile Division) of Stäubli France and Evelyne Cholet, Secretary General of the French Association of Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ Promotion Commission took part in two conferences organized by UCMTF in Syria and Turkey.

The events were attended by 500 delegates and took place on October 19 and 21, 2010. Mr Guinet was recently appointed President of the machinery manufacturers association.

The French delegation included: N. Schlumberger, Laroche, Asselin-Thibeau, Andritz Perfojet, SwissTex France, Superba, Stäubli, Ebelmann, Dollfus&Muller, AESA Air Engineering, Alliance Machines Textiles, Rousselet, Callebaut de Blicquy.

The conferences are said to have helped the Syrian and Turkish companies understand how French state of the art, energy saving machinery can enable them to enhance their position in global markets by providing sustainable competitive advantage. Christian Guinet concluded that such conferences should be organized as often as possible and told the local press he was really impressed by the dynamism of the mainly family run companies working for their long term future.

“We organized these conferences because we recognize the importance of direct communication between our customers and the top management of our companies. We consider our customers as our partners and want to personally understand their needs. It was a real privilege to receive so many well-known companies, we are very rewarded with these conferences outcome and we look forward to meet all these dynamic companies again and again,” Mr Guinet said after the events.

Evelyne Cholet said: “To have a more direct and personal contact with our customers we organized two conferences on both sides of the Syrian-Turkish border: one in Aleppo (Syria) and one in Gaziantep (Turkey). This enabled us to focus on the particular specialities of each group and to offer our customers the opportunity to listen and speak in their own languages.”

The conference in Aleppo was inaugurated by the Syrian Vice-Minister of Industry, in charge of the textile sector, Mr Farès Al-Shihabi, the Mayor of the City, the President of the Chamber of Industry and of the Chamber of Commerce and was attended by many high ranking officials and industrialists. It was sponsored by the Syrian bank BEMO which presented a lecture on how to finance such investments. During the morning, the French manufacturers introduced their latest technologies and the afternoon was dedicated to face to face meetings.

The conference in Gaziantep was honoured by the mayor and the representatives of the industry and two affiliates of the leading French banking group, BNP Paribas (TEB Leasing and TEB Factoring) introduced new financing opportunities.

The conferences helped the Syrian and Turkish companies understand how the French state of the art, energy saving machinery can enable them to enhance their position on the global markets by providing sustainable competitive advantages. Christian Guinet concluded that such conferences should be organized as often as possible and told the local press he was really impressed by the dynamism of the mainly family run companies working for their long term future.

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