The number of m2 H&M has agreed to take for its new outlet in the Saint-Jacques shopping centre, Metz.

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The number of visitors to the Pompidou Centre-Metz between its opening in May 2010 and the end of 2015.


1 November saw the opening of Tessi documents services at its new site on the Plateau de Frescaty in Augny. Its goal is to provide multi-stream contact services that meet the needs of local and national businesses for customer relationship management and information flow. With room for 150 staff, activity on this site currently employs 65 people (particularly for its client Pôle emploi), a figure that has doubled since mid-January 2016. Metz Métropole Développement is following events closely!

"Until now we haven't had a presence in the east of the region and this new site provides us with an opportunity in the medium-term to develop all our activities", said Eric Jamet, Director of Marketing and Innovation.

Dominique GROS, President of Metz Métropole Développement, is delighted with Tessi's arrival in the region, especially as it has taken over Ecomouv's previous premises and has also recruited fifteen or so of Ecomouv's former employees. He highlighted how this new arrival further strengthens the area's reputation as a "customer relations hub", which already provides over 2,000 jobs in Metz.

Jean-Luc BOHL, President of Metz Métropole, likewise expressed delight at the employment opportunities afforded by Tessi's arrival in Metz Métropole and its choice of Plateau de Frescaty as its home. “This is a clear sign of the city's dynamism. It is also an indicator of how confident these companies are about expanding into an attractive region on an exceptional site, ideally placed at the heart of Europe.”

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Marly belle FONTAINE / latest news

ARTEMARBRE, a family firm in business for over 40 years headquartered in Montigny-Lès-Metz, has acquired Piodi, the marble works, on Avenue de Strasbourg in Metz. To house both businesses, Artemarbre has bought a 5,200m2 property in Marly Belle Fontaine where it is planning a 1,200m2 new build that should be ready to open its doors in early 2017.

Japanese delegation FROM the Paris JETRO offices VISIT Metz

On 20 January 2016, Metz Métropole Développement played host in Metz to the management team from the Paris offices of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organisation) and Moselle Développement. The reason for the visit was to showcase the area and in particular the technology, environment and business campus at Metz-Technopôle, the Pompidou Centre-Metz and the Convention Centre.

Left to right: Patricia MOINARD, Metz Métropole Développement; Akio IKEMORI, Managing Director JETRO Paris; Koichiro NAGAYA, Head of External Relations JETRO Paris; and Thierry PETRY, Moselle Développement.

Innovation and international exchanges were the focus of discussions, as well as meetings with the Matéralia and Hydréos competitive clusters and presentation of the WTC Metz-Saarbrücken Japan Desk which has already seen 7 Japanese companies settle in Metz since 2015.

The visit was made in the context of "2016, year of France-Japan innovation" with the aim of boosting Metz Métropole's technological potential.

citron mécanique: THE "mechanical lemon", the first techno-artistic exhibition to take place at ENIM!

On 16 & 17 January 2016, students at ENIM, the Metz National School of Engineering, organised the first temporary techno-artistic exhibition to be held at the School. Immersed in mechanical beauty and the mechanics of art, visitors were invited to discover artistic exhibitions of industrial items and photographs along an interactive route covering 9,000m².

The OPMIND group representing all the students on the "innovate and undertake" option at ENIM - which had devised the event - had set itself the task of bringing together the regional communities for this exhibition at the crossroads of art and industry.

Seeking to bring together two spheres that are very often seen as opposites, OPMIND was able to get several academic stakeholders and local partners on board to forge links between the two activities. The main project participants were: ENIM, ESAL, IFA, the Masters in set design at the University of Lorraine and various regional industrial and professional organisations.

The highly original exhibition included a "de-conditioning airlock" and "sensory journey" (workshops), displaying works created by the students: exhibitions of 3D printed objects, industrial robot dances, opportunities to learn more about materials and experiences, exhibitions of sculpture and photography… all with the participation of FRAC.

ENIM: Yves Granjon appointed director

Yves GRANJON, a university professor and lecturer at the collegiate body of engineering schools of the University of Lorraine, was appointed acting director of ENIM from January 2016.

This appointment follows the integration of ENIM into the collegiate body of Lorraine engineering schools (INP), which comprises 11 University of Lorraine schools. This institutional change has required the creation of new positions within the school and the presence of an acting director to oversee it on a temporary basis until the new ENIM board can refer the appointment of the future director to the Minister in charge of Higher Education.
With ENIM's arrival, the University of Lorraine becomes the biggest French establishment training engineers with more than 6,000 engineering students and around 1,800 qualifying each year.


The new President of the Young Farmers of Moselle was elected at the General Assembly on 20 January.


The new President is Adrien DEFLORAINE, a well-known figure in the farming world especially following "Lands of JIM", an agricultural event attracting more than 100,000 visitors to Plateau de Frescaty which he organised with his team in September 2015.

At the invitation of the new Young Farmers' Office, on 25 January Metz Métropole and MMD gave a presentation on the Plateau de Frescaty agrobio cluster. It should be highlighted that the JA57 Young Farmers are special partners in the structuring of the Metz Métropole peri-urban agriculture sector.

Official launch of the compost challenge game in Blida

A cocktail party attended by all the project's stakeholders took place on Wednesday 13 January 2016 to mark the official launch of the Compost Challenge game, a digital app developed by OrgaNéo whose offices are in TCRM-Blida. Local dignitaries, financial partners, and technical partners including the Lozange Lab development team and the alpha testers were welcomed to TCRM-Blida, the LORnTECH flagship site, by William SCHUMAN, Contemporary Art advisor to the City of Metz and Bernard HEULLUY, Digital Services advisor to the City of Metz.

The OrgaNéo team gave a presentation on the project's genesis and took the opportunity to thank everyone present for their support since the project's conception.

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Compost Challenge, by OrgaNéo, soon to appear on Paris bus-shelter touch screens!

The City of Paris in partnership with JCDecaux and Welcome City Lab by Paris&Co, has made a short-list of 32 projects, including OrgaNéo's, in its second competition to find applications for the touch screens on its new bus shelters. The competition will allow businesses to test their apps for a year on the 100 touch screens in service.

H&M, the new driving force in the Saint-jacques shopping centre, Metz
It's confirmed! H&M will be the new flagship store in the Saint-Jacques shopping centre in the heart of Metz.

Following the announcement of H&M's arrival in Waves in Spring 2016, the Scandinavian brand has signed a lease on premises in the Saint-Jacques shopping centre, with opening planned for late 2016. H&M will present its latest concept over 2,200m2 of sales floor, offering fashion wear for men, women and children as well as home décor. The store will be one of the ten biggest in France, and occupy much of the unit left vacant by FNAC in 2012.

New openings in Metz
Orange has opened its brand new concept shopping experience on the corner of Rue Serpenoise and Rue En-Chaplerue: the smart store, where customers are encouraged to handle and try out the products. It has taken over the premises formerly occupied by Républicain Lorrain and a vacant clothes store.
À l'Ombre des Marques (discount clothing labels) has opened over two floors on Grand Cerf where Maison du Monde used to be.



Adie's annual Micro-credit Week should be unmissable for anyone considering starting-up their own business. From 1 to 5 February, Adie and its partners provide a series of events designed to tell you everything you need to know about micro-credit.
Thanks to micro-credit, Adie helps create more than 200 jobs each week.
Once again this year Adie is organising various events aimed at helping entrepreneurs get their businesses set-up throughout France.
Find an event near you!

Animations Gourmandes: a new look for 2016
The foodies' favourite event on Wednesday 6 April in the covered market!

Flushed with success from previous years, Animations Gourmandes returns again for 2016 with some thirty local producers invited by the Chamber of Agriculture of Moselle in partnership with the city of Metz, Metz Métropole and MMD.

What's new for 2016:
- change of venue: events will take place in the covered-market square in Metz's historic city centre, right by the cathedral;
- change of day: as from now, producers will be there every first Wednesday afternoon in April, May, June, July and September, allowing visitors to take advantage of the special Wednesday parking arrangements agreed by the car-park managers and City of Metz: "afternoon shopping" with half-price parking.
- extended hours: from 3pm to 9pm.


Foodies take note: a great opportunity to sample local products, with family or friends.

metz métropole under development
Now that construction of the Amphithéâtre District of Metz is fully underway, with work in progress on the Muse site and soon at the Convention Centre, as well as the continuing development of the Mercy Health-Innovation Cluster taking place on the Mercy Village site and DEKRA, the companies PM Eléctricité, PM Chauffage and 2M Réalisations have announced that from summer 2016 they will be investing in a single 1,600m2 building in the Technology Park adjacent to Davigel.

The site where the building for PM ELectricité, PM chauffage and 2M Réalisations will be located, on the Technology Park next to DAVIGEL, opposite ENIM.
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