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. https://www.facci.com.au/ Join us for the very much awaited 2023 Tour de France Lunch Event Details
French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry is delighted to invite you to its 19th edition of the Tour de France Lunch sponsored by Bouygues Construction, on Thursday 22 June 2023 at RACV Club.
For the past 20 years, the Tour de France Lunch has aimed to bring together cycling lovers and food & wine enthusiasts for a yearly amazing and special Lunch.
This year, the event will bring la crème de la crème of the Australian cycling industry hosted by the
. Our exclusive Three-Course Plated Lunch will include: Australian Voice of Cycling, Matthew Keenan an interview with Richie Porte; a panel discussion focused on the growing role of women in Australian cycling with Pat Shaw and Peta Mullens; a discussion with Lisa Jacobs from Amy Gillett; a Live Auction led by the Auctioneer Damian O'Sullivan from Marshall White for a one-day cycling experience with Phil Anderson; a Silent Auction with amazing prizes; and many more surprises!
Our event is also the perfect occasion to celebrate France's amazing and diverse gastronomy, with the finest cheeses kindly provided by
Fromager d'Affinois, great food and of course French Champagne!
We would like to thank our Naming Right sponsor
Bouygues Construction Australia, our Gold sponsor ACCOR, our Charity sponsor Amy Gillett Foundation, our Event Partners, Marshall White, The Rapid Wrench, our Media Partner SBS and all our Product Sponsors NAOS (Bioderma - Institut Esthederm - Etat Pur), Pierre Fabre Medical Care Australia, Spirits of France, Champagne Royal Riviera, So Frenchy So Chic, Heron Beverages, L'Occitane Australia, LA FERVANCE GROUPE, Decathlon, The Pedla, Le Creuset, Remedy Cosmetic, Magimix, Canelé Alain, Philippe Restaurant and last but not least Giant Ballarat without whom this event would not be possible!
A real highlight in both Melbourne's cycling community and the corporate sector's calendars, the 2023 Tour de France Lunch is not to be missed.
Let the race begin! - Book your Ticket NOW! To discuss sponsorship opportunities and for all other inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Our Speakers
Matthew Keenan is an Australian sports commentator, specialised in cycling. He is best known for his work on SBS, where he provides commentary for high-profile cycling events such as the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, and Vuelta a España. Keenan's passion for cycling started at a young age, and he has since become a highly respected commentator, known for his insightful analysis. Matthew is presented as one of the best cycling commentators, and his expertise and enthusiasm have helped to popularise cycling in Australia and around the world.
Peta Mullens is Australia’s most decorated multi-discipline professional cyclist. She is a 12-time Australian Champion across road, track, MTB and cyclocross. She has raced abroad in Europe, Asia, America, and represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games. After 20 years of racing bikes her passion is still as strong as ever, enriched through her coaching business and inmanaging Australia’s longest running women’s cycling team; Roxsolt Liv SRAM.
Richie Porte is an Australian professional road racing cyclist known for his success in stage races, especially the Tour de France. He finished fifth overall in the 2016 Tour de France and played a crucial supportive role in other editions. In the 2020 Tour de France, he finished third overall and earned a spot on the podium for the first time in his career. Richie is widely recognized as one of the best stage race riders in the world, with a reputation for being a reliable team player and a strong climber.
Pat Shaw is a former Australian Professional Cyclist spending years abroad in France and Italy before returning to Australia to start a family. Victories in Bay Criterium Series, twice overall in Tour of Toowoomba and twice the winner of the Domestic National Road Series. Father of two, Pat is now a commentator, mentor and manager of Team BridgeLane Womens Team.
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