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 15 Board of Directors and comprising of more than 470 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 119 French Chambers operating in 94 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

VIC | 2024 ENGIE Tour de France Lunch

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry was delighted to invite you to its 20th edition of the Tour de France Lunch sponsored by ENGIE, on ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿณ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ at RACV City Club Melbourne.

What an event! It was a success, with over 300 guests joining us to celebrate the spirit of the Tour de France!

The day was filled with fantastic moments and engaging activities. Highlights included a panel discussion on life after cycling with ๐—–๐—ต๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด and ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น ๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป, moderated by ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜, and an interview with ๐—š๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—ป.

Throughout the venue, various activities kept our guests entertained: ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป featuring numerous prizes, ๐—ฎ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป that sparked friendly competition, and the ๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ญ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ, a triathlon transition competition where attendees truly outdid themselves.

The Tour de France Lunch was a culinary delight, starting with a champagne tasting hosted by Wearing Memories Wine Merchants. Later, guests enjoyed a cheese tasting presented by Fromager d'Affinois. Each moment contributed to a memorable celebration of cycling and camaraderie.

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

We would like to thank our Naming Rights sponsor ENGIE ANZ, our Gold Sponsor ACCOR, our Silver Sponsors BOSTIK Australia, our event partners, French Embassy in Australia - Ambassade de France, Wearing Memories and Wearing Memories Wine Merchants, Fromager d'Affinois, Marshall WhiteItalian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Australia, our Product Sponsors Bonne Maman, Byron Bay Cookies, Chef Akela, Clos Cachet, Decathlon Australia, Dutch Cargo, Glenlofty Wines, HERON Beverages, ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ญ๐—˜๐—•๐—ฅ๐—˜, l'OCCITANE En Provence, M.Chapoutier, Bioderma, Spirits of France, Strathbogie Estate, The Pedla, Wearing Memories, So Frenchy So Chic, RACV Club, our Media Partner, SBS, and our Charity Partner, Chain Reaction

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!

Once again, thank you to our dear panellists, sponsors, and partners and to all our guests for making of this event a great success and an insightful discussion.

Our Speakers

Gerry Ryan (Team Jayco-AlUla)

Gerry Ryan

Team Jayco-AlUla

Phil Anderson (Former Pro Cyclist)

Phil Anderson

Former Pro Cyclist

Chloe Hosking OLY (Professional Cyclist | Olympian | Commonwealth Champion | Juris Doctor (Studying))

Chloe Hosking OLY

Professional Cyclist | Olympian | Commonwealth Champion | Juris Doctor (Studying)

Christophe Mallet (Executive Producer at SBS)

Christophe Mallet

Executive Producer at SBS

Our Auctioneer

Damian O'Sullivan

Director of Marshall White

Our Sponsors and Partners


Our Venue

RACV City Club
501 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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