French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI) was founded in 1899. At the time, Australia’s trade relations with France were almost solely dependent on the export of wool. More than a century later, this relationship now includes a host of many other industries.

The French-Australian Chamber is an independent not-for-profit organisation governed by 14 Board of Directors and comprising of more than 450 members. Our head office is based in Sydney and we also have four other Chapters and offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

The Chamber is affiliated with CCI France International, a worldwide network of 126 French Chambers operating in 96 countries.

The Chamber's main mission is to promote our members and help French and Australian companies succeed through information, networking and business support services.

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Past Event

Thank you for attending our magical 2022 Mazars Arc de Triomphe X Flemington Gala!

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Victoria was delighted to host our most-awaited 2022 Mazars Arc De Triomphe X Flemington Gala, sponsored by our Naming Rights Sponsor, Mazars, on Thursday 27 October 2022 at SOFITEL on Collins

What an evening! Our Gala celebrated two sporting events that bring the world of horseracing together; the Melbourne Cup Day, held annually at the incredible Flemington Racecourse, and the Arc de Triomphe Horserace, held at the spectacular Paris Longchamp Racecourse, two races that "stop a nation".

Before the Gala's grand opening, guests had the opportunity to network and sip on exquisite complimentary champagne provided by 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝘆𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗲𝗿𝗮. Then, a magical Fashion Show that captured everyone's attention opened the evening, in partnership with the iconic Parisian fashion house, Zadig & Voltaire, the Hair Salon, Franck Provost, and the Model Agency, Brooklyn MGMT. The evening was filled with fantastic moments and activities including a fascinating discussion between Jamie Kah, World's top-ranked Female Jockey, Terry Henderson CEO of OTI, and Matt Cumani, renowned Horse Trainer, moderated by Jayne Ivil, Media Personality at, and allowed us all to celebrate the Melbourne Cup and the Arc de Triomphe Horserace.

The evening was hosted by Col Cameron, an entertaining Master of Ceremonies and stand-up Comedian who filled the evening with smiles and laughter! He called live in the room an exciting Phantom Horse Race after which the winning table received a prize by Alpine Nature Experience. Silent and Live auctions that drew friendly competition were also on the program. Auctioneer Damian O'Sullivan from Marshall White led the Live Auction where several prizes were auctioned: a 5% share in a promising racehorse Naraajo, donated for auction by OTI Racing, an unforgettable day at Flemington & Sofitel, and finally an aboriginal artwork, donated by John and Myriam Wylie. The Silent Auction showcased renowned brands Franck ProvostPierre FabreLe CreusetChum CreekZadig & VoltaireNaosSpirits of FranceOnTheListEmcee ApparelVictorian OperaLiving Legends and M. Chapoutier and drew a lot of attention.

We were very pleased to see so many people in person that shared a lot of smiles and interactions between new and old friends!

We would like to thank our Naming Rights Sponsor Mazars, our Gold Sponsors, OTI Racing & Bloodstock and Champagne Royal Riviera, our Silver Sponsors, Zadig & Voltaire, Invest Victoria, Marshall White, Franck Provost, and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, our Product Sponsors, Franck Provost, Zadig & Voltaire, Le Creuset, Pierre Fabre, Chum Creek, The Nonsense Maker, Spirits of France, Alpine Nature Experience, Emcee Apparel, NAOS, M.Chapoutier, Victorian Opera, OnTheList, Living Legends, our Event Sponsor, Brooklyn MGMT, our Charity Sponsors, Living Legends, Barkly Regional Arts.

Last but not least, we would like to thank you all once again for keeping the French Australian business community alive.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our next event!

Our Speakers

Terry Henderson (CEO of OTI MANAGEMENT)

Terry Henderson


Jamie Kah (Australian Jockey)

Jamie Kah

Australian Jockey

Matt Cumani (Renowned Horse Trainer)

Matt Cumani

Renowned Horse Trainer

Col Cameron (Corporate Comedian (MC))

Col Cameron

Corporate Comedian (MC)

Jayne Ivil (Media Personality at

Jayne Ivil

Media Personality at

Our Naming Rights Sponsor

Our Gold Sponsors

Our Silver Sponsors

Our Products Sponsors

Our Event Sponsor

Our Charity Sponsors

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Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
25 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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