FACCI's primary objectives are:
► To promote the development of commercial, industrial, and economical bilateral links between France and Australia.
► To provide the French-Australian business community with a wide range of events and services.
► To support French SMBs to export and set up businesses in Australia, and provide similar services for Australian SMBs interested in the French market.
A little bit of history...
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 other industries.
However the excellent relations that France enjoys with Australia today owe much to the strong bonds forged over that period by the many individuals and companies associated with FACCI. Today, as all those years ago, FACCI plays an essential role in fostering the development of commercial, industrial and economic relations between the two nations.
FACCI at a glance
FACCI is an independent, not-for-profit organisation offering its 600 members Australia-wide the perfect medium to network, learn and develop their businesses. Via its five offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the Chamber organises a range of business seminars and social events to keep members informed and to provide corporate entertainment opportunities. FACCI is affiliated to the Union des Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie Françaises à l’Etranger (UCCIFE), a worldwide network of 107 French Chambers operating in 77 countries.
Through its members, FACCI has at its disposal a significant and diverse range of companies within the Australian business community. FACCI also liaises with French Government agencies in Australia, the network of regional Chambers of Commerce in France and works in close partnership with Australia’s State and Federal Governments. These contacts ensure FACCI members have access to important commercial, financial and legal information necessary for business in both France and Australia.