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

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry was 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 aimed to bring together cycling lovers and food & wine enthusiasts for a yearly amazing and special Lunch.

This year, the event brought la crème de la crème of the Australian cycling industry hosted by the Australian Voice of Cycling, Matthew Keenan. Our exclusive Three-Course Plated Lunch included:

  • 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 Katie Brown from Amy Gillett;
  • 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 was 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 AustraliaSpirits of FranceChampagne Royal RivieraSo Frenchy So ChicHeron BeveragesL'Occitane AustraliaLA FERVANCE GROUPEDecathlonThe PedlaLe CreusetRemedy CosmeticMagimixCanelé AlainPhilippe 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 was not to be missed.

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

Katie Brown

Katie Brown

Matthew Keenan

Matthew Keenan

Peta Mullens

Peta Mullens

Richie Porte

Richie Porte

Pat Shaw

Pat Shaw

Our Sponsors

Our Naming Rights Sponsor

Our Gold Sponsor

Our Product Sponsors

Our Event Partners

Our Charity Partner

Our Media Partner



501 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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