AS THE only national pavilion to exhibit at the 18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG18), the France stand brought together 12 companies to meet local partners and develop new relationships.

Run by the French Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) and French industry body GEP AFTP, the 350 square metre stand brought together 12 companies and 45 delegates in total.

These were Aperam, Bureau Veritas, Ceca Arkema, Comeca, Entrepose Contracting, FMC Technologies, GTT, Marlink, Petromod/Logicamms, Ponticelli, SKF-S2M, Valco and Vinci Construction.

Coupled with the independent stands of Total, Engie, Technip and Air Liquide, France had strong representation during the event, with Total chief executive Patrick Pouyanné also taking the time to visit the stand during the event.

FACCI and GEP-AFTP also offered the French companies an excellent opportunity to both expand their knowledge of the Australian market, and to network through three business seminars and a VIP cocktail function which were held in parallel to the LNG18 event.

These seminars, which ran over three days, features speakers from Ernst & Young, Serimax, Total, Technip and Engie, as well as Australian firms Pitcher Partners, Moore Stephens and Liberty Executive Offices.