Message from the team at the French Chamber
Dear Members and friends of the French-Australian Chamber,
Welcome winter in the warmth of our Bastille Day celebrations. The “14 juillet” is only a few weeks away and this year the four State Chapters will be hosting their own special celebration. France’s Fête Nationale is a good excuse to not only scoff some fine French fare but also enjoy a glass of Champagne! We are in no doubt that the various events organised by FACCI will appeal to the ever growing Australian Francophile community.
The festivities will start with the NSW and QLD Chapters which are both presenting a Bastille Day breakfast. For those of you in Sydney, a Champagne Breakfast will be held at the at The Mint and if you are based in Queensland, a Business Breakfast is taking place at the Brisbane Club.
In Melbourne, members and their guests will be making their way to the National Gallery of Victoria for a Bastille Day Arty Apéritif, which includes an private viewing of the Winter Masterpieces Exhibition; Vienna: Art & Design, and a Champagne Cocktail Reception.
In Adelaide, the SA Chapter is hosting a festive Bastille Day Gala Dinner in the ballroom at the InterContinental Hotel. The evening includes a buffet of French traditional dishes, a fashion show and musical entertainment.
We hope that wherever you are you will be able to join in one of our Bastille Day events with colleagues, clients and friends. Tickets are available at all four locations, so please download the booking form for the event of your choice to secure your seats.
And if you miss out on Bastille Day, the next big French feast will be the flagship 2011 ConnectEast Tour de France Lunch, to be held in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, on Friday 22nd July. But hurry up as this iconic lunch is filling up very quickly.
Finally, we express our gratitude to members, sponsors and partners for their support and patronage of all these events.
Yours in Revolutionary style!
Bonne lecture et à bientôt,
The FACCI Team
SYD | Bastille Day Champagne
Thursday 14 July from 7.30am to 9.00am at The Mint
Cost: $100 for members - $115 for
non-members - Bookings
BRI | Bastille Day Business
Thursday 14 July from 7.00am to 9.00am at the Brisbane Club
Cost: $75 for members - $95 for
non-members - Bookings
| Bastille Day Arty Apéritif | Thursday 14 July from 6.30pm to 9.00pm at The
National Gallery of Victoria
Cost: $120 for members - $140 for
non-members - Bookings
| Bastille Day Gala Dinner | Thursday 14 July from 6.30pm to Midnight at
Cost: $120 for members - $150 for
non-members - Bookings
| Tour de France Luncheon | Friday 22 July from 12.00 to 2.30pm at Melbourne Convention
& Exhibition Centre - Cost: $200 for members - $220 for non-members - Bookings
A Taste of French Terroirs - Trade
Monday 2 May in Melbourne and Tuesday 3 May in Sydney
The Taste of French Terroirs trade tasting events, organised by FACCI in
conjunction with Sopexa, were held over two days at Zinc in Melbourne and
at Establishment in Sydney. Sixteen French wine and Armagnac producers
showcased their products to wine industry professionals. Over 200
importers, distributors, sommeliers and journalists attended the two
events. An Armagnac Masterclass hosted by the
Armagnac Bureau (BNIA) attracted over 100 participants. For more information please visit www.facci.com.au/sopexa/
FACCI SA “Goolwa Encounter” Regatta
Sunday 15 May at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club
FACCI SA organised on its inaugural Regatta at the Goolwa Regatta Yacht
Club on Sunday 15th May 2011
It was a great
opportunity to celebrate Goolwa’s historical French connection and enjoy
a fun family day.
In 1802, French Captain Nicolas Baudin encountered British Captain
Matthew Flinders a few kilometres from Goolwa.
About 60 people attended this sailing day, including 45 members.
This event was a great success and after 2 races in the afternoon the
crew of boat “Oh Really!” and captain Mike O’Reilly won the inaugural
FACCI SA Regatta.
The event was supported by Peugeot, who has committed to
sponsor the race for the next five years.
Everybody had a delightful time and is already looking
forward to next year’s event. FACCI SA Regatta will become an annual
event for both FACCI SA and the GRYC. The next sailors’ rendez-vous is
planned for April 2012!
Does it make sense to invest in the
Australian property market in 2011?
Tuesday 17 May at Deloitte in Sydney
This interactive workshop, led by Philippe Brach, CEO of Multifocus,
covered the different steps to successful property investment, advising
on opportunities, financial and legal issues that property investors
could encounter. An outlook on market trends for the next years
completed the presentation.
Le Concours des Vins du Victoria Wine Banquet
Friday 27 May at Comme in Melbourne
Over 100 guests gathered in the sumptuous inner city
surrounds of Comme for a celebration of great food and great wine. The
fantastic menu created for the occasion by Comme’s Executive Chef Daniel
Southern and his team complemented each of the wines served. The
epicureans were spoilt with oysters, foie gras, scallops and pork belly,
smoked barramundi and petits fours. Guests
were also invited to taste a selection of premium French drops at the
popular Table de Dégustation.
The banquet was also an opportunity to meet in the flesh
the winemakers who are behind the line-up of trophy winning wines tasted
during the evening and introduced by 3 of the judges who went through the
450 wines from the 125 wineries which entered the 2010 Concours des Vins
– Gilles Lapalus, Loic Le Calvez and Ludovic Deloche.
FACCI would like to extend a very big thank-you to the 8
wineries for their generous donation of wines for the dinner: Blue Range Estate, Woongarra, Box Stallion, Mornington Estate,
Eastern Peake, Paringa Estate, Eleven Paddocks and Harcourt Valley Wines. At a time
when the wine industry is going through difficult times, they deserve all
the support we can give them. There would not be a dinner without the
High-Speed Rail Business Forum
Wednesday 1 June at Ernst & Young in Melbourne
FACCI organised a business forum on the hot topic of High-Speed
Rail. The subject is back on the national agenda with an implementation
study commissioned by the Federal Government to determine the economic
benefits and financial viability of a High-Speed Rail network on
Australia’s east coast corridor.
Jean de la Chapelle, Head of Transport and Managing
Director Australia & New-Zealand at Alstom, and Clément Michel, Chief
Operating Officer at Keolis Downer EDI Rail shared their knowledge and experience
of HSR (rolling stock, infrastructure, systems, operator) with more than
100 guests who attended the forum.
The Q&A session was followed by a cocktail reception
where guests continued to discuss the numerous routes, potential economic
benefits to urban and regional centres as well as infrastructure funding
while enjoying a selection of French cheeses and wines.
FACCI Victoria acknowledges the support of Alstom Transport,
Keolis and SNCF International in organising this event. A big thank-you also
goes to MC Xavier Gaveriaux, Business Director at Beca.
09/03/2011 | FACCI has joined the social media
revolution through LinkedIn,
Twitter and Facebook.
FACCI will be posting all updates on events, members’ news and trade
conferences and exhibitions in real time. The use of social medias aims at helping members to broaden their
network within the French-Australian business community.
| Premier Anna Bligh announced that the Queensland Government had
chosen GoldLinQ as a long-term partner to design, build,
finance, operate and maintain Queensland’s first light rail system
on the Gold Coast. GoldLinQ is a consortium which includes Keolis, Downer EDI, McConnell
Dowell, Bombardier and Plenary Group.
| The Royal Australian Navy Engineering
Division has asked Invenio to assist them in developing a 3D interactive
Walkthrough of the Armidale Class Patrol Boat. This project is intended
to demonstrate to the RAN the training benefits of adopting a 3D
interactive content approach using Dassault Systèmes’ AAA
Game Engine, 3DVIA Studio. Dassault Systèmes is a leading provider of Product
Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, simulation and CAD software which
empower users to create, share and experience products in 3D. SolidWorks, CATIA,
brands help customers bring more innovative
products to market faster.
Hosted by acclaimed chefs George Calombaris and Philippe
Mouchel, The Press Club Group is holding a six course with wine match
dinner at PM 24 to raise funds for the Red Cross Japan and Pacific
PM 24, The Press Club, Maha, Hellenic Republic, St
Katherine’s and Mamababa are supporting the event, with the Head Chefs
collaborating to design a menu specifically for the occasion.
Date & time: 21 June 2011 from 7.00 to 11.00pm
Cost: $200 for a six course dinner with matching wines
PM24, 24 Russell St, Melbourne
To purchase tickets
for this event, call 03 9207 7424, or complete the online form.
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The FACCI Membership Card
is personal and exclusively reserved to members of the network of the
French Chambers of Commerce & Industry overseas, affiliated to
UCCIFE. On presentation of your card, you will have access to a broad
range of benefits granted by members from our business network in 78
countries. All benefits and special discounts are listed on www.uccife.org/privilege.
Local benefits available Australia-wide from participating
members are posted on www.facci.com.au
you wish to include your company in the Member’s Benefits programme,
please contact your nearest State Chapter.
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Air France Welcome
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This offer is valid for Flying Blue Members with a mailing
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This offer is not retroactive.
Flying Blue Members must ensure their membership number is
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now until 31 December 2011.
The 5,000 Welcome
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within 6 months of enrolment.
For further assistance, contact the Flying Blue members
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FACCI Translation & Interpreting Services - NAATI
Certified - French to English - English to French
All FACCI translations are carried out by
NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators &
Interpreters) accredited translators, and are accepted by all levels of
government in Australia and overseas, including DIAC, DFAT, law
enforcement bodies, courts and tribunals.
FACCI also offers interpreting services for organisations and individuals
who do not speak French or French speakers who do not speak English. We
are able to provide interpreters for a range of areas including legal,
business, medical and technical as well as for international trade
missions and events.
All FACCI members get a 10% discount!
your nearest chapter for more details
you to our Patron Members for their support
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