Dear FACCI Members,
Here is the newsletter you have all been waiting for! Enjoy that it’s dark and cool/cold outside for a good read. There are momentums that are coming up this month and the next that are not worth missing!
But before we get into these details, here follows some official news. As you may know new President of France was elected and the FACCI has done so too. On Thursday the 17 of May at Deloitte both the NSW and the Federal French Australian Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting took place presenting FACCI activities both on a State and Federal level and electing our new Federal President Bruno Gutton. Fabrice Rochereau stepped down after four intensive years of presidency and we all thank him warm heartedly for his dedication and hard work.
We are proud to announce that the NSW presidency will remain in the good hands of Pierre Maciejowski, Managing Director of Ben Plumbers.
This year, a broad range of more high quality events, seminars and networking opportunities will be and are currently being organized for our members to fit each need and liking of our members.
Just recently the Young Professionals of NSW hit off with their very own Speed Networking event at the FICO wine Bar in Surry hills. A very quaint bar, the owner Domenico, specialized in Italian wine, offered wine and delicious “Italian tapas” for all to enjoy. The 50 attendees could give their imagination and networking abilities a free flow!
Tickets for our new sporting highlight of the year the FACCI Tour de France 2012 are on sale since today! Saturday the 30th of June the party is on, casting off this world renown cycling race Tour de France with games, prizes and refreshments. Don’t miss out! Further details below…
Come July the FACCI NSW Bastille Day Champagne Breakfast will take place at the NSW Parliament. Sneak previewing this French National holiday and festivity on Friday the 13th the date, this event is a good opportunity for you to invite your local business partners and colleagues to a very French event indeed!
Last but not least, the FACCI Membership Card offers benefits for our members through our members; the number of benefits is growing! Make sure you have a look at what is on offer in Australia and overseas with our fellow French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Abroad (CCIFE).
We look forward to sharing your business experiences and knowledge, supporting you in moving your business agenda forward and seeing you at our upcoming events! We would like to thank those members that are actively involved and give all members food for thought. You support is highly appreciated!
Thursday 14th June - Employee vs. Consultant
BYO Speaker's Corner
We would like to welcome you to the next Speaker’s Corner Thursday 14th June around the theme: "Employee vs. Consultant. Why working as consultant is sometimes better than being a employee in Australia?"
Don’t forget the BYO is your event and we are there to promote, organize and facilitate the subject you wish to bring up each month. Ideas welcome!
Please register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org adding questions that can be addressed during the session.
For more information, click here!
Saturday 30th June - From 6.30pm
FACCI Tour de France 2012
The FACCI team would like to welcome you to our exciting new event the FACCI Tour de France 2012.
Come and join us to celebrate the sporting highlight of the year. Indeed, the Tour de France represents the most popular cycling event in the world.
The Australian Cadel Evans won last year, will he do it again?
From 6:30pm, upon arrival, you will receive French food and drink, view a part of the Tour de France Prologue taking place on that day, test your abilities, partake in games, and win prizes and party until late. Activities will include games and Q&A measuring your knowledge of the Tour.
When: Saturday 30th June, from 6.30 pm
Where: Sussex Hotel 20 Sussex street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $45 including food and drinks
Click here to register !
Friday 13rd July - from 7am
Bastille day Breakfast
FACCI NSW is delighted to invite FACCI Members to celebrate The French
National Day on the 14th of July each year.
The Bastille Day Breakfast is another flagship event of FACCI. This date
commemorates the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress
on 14 July 1789. Celebrating in a fun and festive atmosphere, the
French-Australian business community will enjoy a traditional French
Breakfast with Champagne tasting.
A French themed trivia with many amazing
prizes to be won will take place while the guests enjoy their breakfast.
During the breakfast there will be song sung by Emma Hamilton (keyboards
and song. The traditional Marseillaise - French National anthem will be song
as well as the Australian.
Date and Venue
It will take place Friday 13 July, 2012 – a day before the actual National
Holiday due to the week-end - at The Parliament of NSW with registration
beginning at 7.00am.
The Parliament of NSW, located in Parliament House on Macquarie
Street, in the heart of Sydney’s historical district and City centre, is the main
legislative body in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Keep a watchful eye out for the invitation for registration !
Annual General Meeting - NSW & Federal
Thursday 17th May
The French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of NSW held its Federal Annual General Meeting on Thursday 17th of May 2012.
Opportunity was given to all members to get a good overview of the organisation's current directions and financial health.
The afternoon started at 4pm with the NSW State Council AGM. Pierre Maciejowsky and Birgitta Cruanes presented the highlights of 2011 and the objectives of 2012. The new State Council election followed with this year’s introduction of 3 associate Members of the State Council. Please find attached the Minutes of this meeting as well as the complete 2011 NSW Activity Report for your information.
At 5pm, Fabrice Rochereau introduced the Federal AGM. One by one, every chapter offered a short presentation of their activities in 2011. Olivier Deschang, federal coordinator of the FACCI, delivered the annual report 2011-2012. Click here for more information.
The AGM finished with the election of a new federal president, Bruno Gutton, former president of FACCI Victoria state council. The participants enjoyed then some drinks and appetizers, kindly provided by Deloitte.
FACCI YP Opening Night
Tuesday 29th May
On April 29th FACCI and its YP Committee were proud to host its inaugural event exclusively for its Young Professional Members, an evening of Speed Networking, held at the delightful FICO Wine Bar.
The evening began with our YP guests arriving from 6pm, greeted by delicious wine and tapas provided by Domenico, owner of FICO Bar.
At 7pm the speed networking began, with the young professionals rotating between ten different tables and asking each other questions, randomly drawn from a box. These questions varied between one’s preferred past times, favourite movies and music, and even one’s aspirations in life. With only 30 seconds to respond to the selected question, and then 30 seconds to introduce themselves, the members were forced to get to know each other, and this brought a very entertaining element to the night.
After the speed networking the YPs stayed to chat and network with each other until late, exchanging business cards and interesting conversation with the large array of people they’d met. Overall a very successful inaugural event!
We would like to thank Domenico for kindly allowing us to host this event at the delightfully chic FICO Wine Bar (544 Bourke Street, Surry Hills), and offering delicious food and drink free of charge to our attendees.
We would also like to thank our YP Committee - Florent BOUVIER, Myriam DUVAL, Laure LEGROS, David D’HOLLANDER and Stephanie GUIHO – for their help with the organisation of the event.
We look forward to seeing you soon at our next YP event!
French Living Magazine is a brand new Australian magazine celebrating all things French!
French Living Magazine
A beautifully designed quarterly magazine, French Living Magazine is aimed at Australia’s Francophile community, focusing on travel, culture, lifestyle, language, food, wine, people and property – and much more!
The magazine is also aimed at bringing the French and Australian cultures together, finding a little bit of France in Australia, celebrating the French influence across the country, and reveling in the mutual respect and appreciation France and Australia have for one another.
Former lawyer and journalist Claire Chaffey is the publishing editor of French Living Magazine, and she is working with a team of experienced designers, writers and consultants to deliver what is an exciting new product.
Subscriptions to the magazine – which will also be available in digital form via magshop.com.au – are available for purchase via the website (www.frenchlivingmag.com.au).
The magazine will also be for sale at the six major branches of the Alliance Française, as well as the Brisbane and Melbourne French Festivals.
The magazine’s official launch will be at the end of June!
If you want to know more or find out how you can get involved, get in touch with Claire Chaffey at email@example.com.
Obreto Sports is born from the encounter of two rugby fans, thousands miles away from their French native South West.
Pierre Vandôme, one of the associates, has been delivering strategic development and excellence for more than 20 years and has consulted for clubs such as Aviron Bayonnais and CA Brumbies, for the exchange of worldwide players like Craig Gower, Rodney Blake, Lote Tuqiri as well as for his international experience.
Delphine Sassus Bourda, specialist in organization and analysis, consulting for major companies within the sport industry and service market (France Telecom, Groupe Safran), Obreto provides to the companies, club and players a complete strategical cycle: from analysis to the field.
Obreto strives to be a first rate provider of excellence in strategic development through sports more particularly of Rugby.
Thanks to its network, Obreto can connect the French companies to the Australian rugby world, the most popular sport in Australia (950 000 players) reaching the mass and the media.
Obreto give companies the opportunity to stand out and boost in an innovating way the internal / external communication of your business in Australian market by offering:
- A club and/or player's sponsorship
- The intervention of sports personalities at an event company (seminar, product launch etc..).
Work with Obreto Sports, ensure you to find an innovating way for the companies to communicate.
CONTACT : Obreto Sports PTE LTP
Delphine Sassus Bourda +62 85 85 703 77 07
Fax : +63 44 06 26
The Observatory Hotel recently acknowledged as the best luxury hotel in Sydney, offering 10% discount on their food and beverage outlets
The Observatory Hotel
The Observatory Hotel, recently acknowledged as the best luxury hotel in Sydney and third in Australia in TripAdvisor 2012 Travellers’Choice Awards, is now a proud member of FACCI.
Situated in the heart of Sydney city, this exclusive Orient-Express hotel occupies a historic site, adjacent to The Rocks precinct with easy access to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world famous Opera House and Darling Harbour.
The Observatory Hotel features 96 guestrooms and suites, renowned for their classic elegance, exquisite fittings and intimate charm.
There are many highlights of a stay at The Observatory Hotel. You could enjoy a pampering session in the Day Spa, a swim in the spectacular 20 meter swimming pool, a game of tennis, a glass of wine with tapas at Globe Bar and Brasserie or a fine dining experience in Galileo Restaurant.
Special Offer : $85.00 Full Day Conference
- Complimentary room hire (Minimum spend applies)
- Complimentary Data Projector
- Complimentary Screen
- 3 Coffee Breaks
- Working Lunch with beverages
The Observatory Hotel
89-113 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000 | Australia
Tel.+61 2 9256 2222
Fax. +61 2 8248 5205
FACCI Membership Card
As part of its ongoing commitment to provide high-quality service to its members, FACCI has introduced a nationwide discount/benefit programme for our members in 2012.
The member benefits scheme features an exclusive, numbered member card which has already been sent to all FACCI members in Australia.
The FACCI Membership Card is personalised and exclusively reserved for members of the overseas network of the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry affiliated to UCCIFE.
Presentation of your card will give you access to a broad range of benefits granted by members from our business network in 77 countries. The list of benefits and special discounts offered internationally can be found on the UCCIFE website here: www.uccife.org
All benefits available Australia-wide from participating members are also posted on the FACCI website here.
Below are the companies already offering you benefits in NSW:
Would your organisation like to take a part in such a scheme? By offering special discounts on services or products you will have the opportunity to provide your company with worldwide visibility to thousands of dedicated members.
Click here to download the membership and media kit. All you have to do is fill in the form, return it to us, and you will be able to participate in this fantastic members program!
ATIC Services Asia Pacific
In the 1940’s, soon after its inception, ATIC “Association Technique de l’Importation Charbonnière” opened offices in Poland and the USA.
ATIC Services was first established in Sydney in 1977, not long after the South African office opened in 1973. At that time, France had begun to depend more on imported coal for its electricity production, as domestic supplies were dwindling. By the end of the 1970’s, ATIC had a presence in the main coal exporting countries.
In 1995 the company was privatised and the shares issued to large coal users within France – Usinor (now Arcelor Mittal), the French Electricity Board and the French Coal Board. Over the years, ATIC has built up significant investments in port and handling facilities within Europe.
In 2002, the European steel-maker Arcelor grew out of the merger of Asturias in Spain, Arbed in Luxembourg and Usinor in France. Since the start of the millennium, the main focus of ATIC Services Australian operations has been on the coking coal side, managing coking coal shipments on behalf of the steel industry. Our services include scheduling and specialised laytime calculations.
2006 saw another big change with Arcelor Mittal created from the takeover of Arcelor by Mittal, an Indian steelmaker. Arcelor Mittal is now our majority shareholder and has operations in 60 countries, has 261,000 employees and produced 91.9 million tonnes of crude steel in 2011 – around 6% of the world’s steel output.
ATIC Services opened an office in Mackay, Queensland in 2008 near to the coal terminals of Abbot Point, Mackay and Gladstone and still has an office in Sydney
Franck Provost Paris, the #1 hair salon in France has opened its 4th Australian franchised salon in Mosman!
Famous for always using the latest techniques, styles and trends from Paris, Franck Provost has achieved a reputation for excellence in hairdressing.
From the Cannes International Film Festival to the AmfAR Gala, Franck Provost has become the hairstylist to many French and international celebrities
This year again, for the 65th Festival de Cannes, Franck Provost and his team has looked after the most glamorous stars before they climb the famous red steps such as Virginie Ledoyen or Paris Hilton.
Don’t forget to RSVP for the Mosman opening cocktail party the 19th of June at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dream of Owning an Exciting and Successful Business?
Enquiry at www.franckprovost.com.au/franchise
Sydney Migration International
Opportunities for employers and employees under an improved Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.
For employers who wish to sponsor professionals or skilled/semi-skilled workers, the new RSMS visa (subclass 187) will be available in three streams starting 01 July 2012:
- Direct Entry;
- Temporary Residence Stream (open only to 457 visa holders after two years);
- The Agreement’s Stream (for semi-skilled occupations -generally-)
The RSMS will be more accessible in relation to:
1. Place of application: in Australia or outside Australia, with the consequence that Bridging Visas will be available to ‘on-shore’ applicants (Bridging Visa holders are allowed to remain in Australia while their application is processed);
2. Age limit: raised from less than 45 to less than 50 (exemption possible in particular occupations or for Temporary Residence stream, 4 years with sponsor and high salary, $118,000).
The level of English will be raised from functional (IELTS 4.5 in average) to competent (IELTS 6 in each band) for the Direct Entry Stream and to vocational IELTS (5 points in each band) for the Temporary Residence stream. For both streams the salary will then be aligned on the labour market (“Market Salary Rate”).
For further information please contact us to request more information about our immigration services and business solutions for Australia and New Zealand.
Sydney Migration International Pty Ltd
Level 34, AMP Tower, 50 Bridge Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000 | Australia
Tel. +61 2 8005 0487
Fax. +61 2 8416 8005
Services aux entreprises
Bausele is very proud to announce the launch of its new website!
You will find all the latest on your favorite Australian watch brand, especially the signing of some top ambassadors that endorse the brand’s value: Sport, Commitment, Passion & the Love for that beautiful country that is Australia.
Bausele is passionate about creating watches that are both stylish and of the finest quality. Our range of Swiss Made time pieces have been crafted with an eye for detail that will impress any watch connoisseur as well as showing innovative design inspiration that the fashion conscious will be proud to wear on their wrist.
Join us and become a fan www.facebook.com/Bausele
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/Bausele
Check our website www.Bausele.com.au
La Fête de la Musique @ the Basement
Thursday 21st June, with the French Revue and the Alliance Française
An event not to be missed for all lovers of French music: join the Sydney-based band The French Revue in a night of celebration for the 2012 ‘Fete de la Musique’ and the launch of their first CD album.
Since their first performance at the 2009 Opening Gala of the Sydney French Film Festival, The French Revue has been spotted regularly at Bar me in Darlinghurst, Berkelouw’s Wine Bar in Leichhardt, the Mosman Art Gallery and at the Vanguard, in various programs combining their flair for all-things French with a solid dose of musical curiosity.
The evening will be part of the 2012 ‘Fête de la Musique’ celebration, the largest international live music event in the world. Developed by the French Government in 1982, la ‘Fete’ is held in 450 cities across the globe on the very same day each year, the aim being to make music everywhere and to link more than 110 countries through music.
It will be also the opportunity to share with some special guests the launch of ‘The French Revue’s first CD album which includes some of their best-loved songs such as Edith Piaf’s ‘La vie en rose’ or Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Le poinconneur des Lilas’.
You could also be part of the show with our open mic session that will start the evening. So if you are a musician or singer go and visit www.thefrenchrevue.com.au to register for your chance to perform at the Basement.
LA FETE de LA MUSIQUE
with the French Revue and the Alliance Française
Thursday 21st June 2011, 8.30pm (open mic from 7.30pm)
The Basement, Circular Quay
General Admission $20 / $15 (concession and AF) - GA + CD $30
Dinner & show $70 /$65 (to be booked directly at the Basement 9251 2797)
Bastille Day Celebration 2012 @ The Argyle
Saturday 14 July - from 6pm til late
Let's celebrate Bastille Day, the French National Day!
Join all the Frenchies and lovers of everything French to celebrate Bastille Day – The French National Day – on 14 July at The Argyle!
The 14th of July is not any ordinary day, but one of great historic significance that symbolises national pride. It marks the beginning of the French Revolution, the spread of the spirit of popular sovereignty throughout France as well as the downfall of the Absolute Monarchy.
On the 14th of July 1789, the Parisian insurgents stormed the Bastille, symbol of the royal power at that time, paving the way for a new era: the one of the Declaration of the Human Rights. The 14th of July is now a red-letter day for French people, a time for commemoration but also a famous Party! So let’s celebrate!
The Bastille Day Celebration 2012 is an event jointly organised by the Alliance Française de Sydney, the UFE, the French Consulate, the FACCI, FANS, the Get2Gether and the ADFE.
From 6pm til 10.30pm
Enjoy Table Tennis, cycling competition, make up stalls, Cancan shows from Carousel Entertainment and French Dj Charles Lilaim.
From 10.30pm til 1.00am
Let’s dance to your favourite French songs!
From 1.00am til very late
Keep dancing with the Argyle’s DJs.
Crêpes and French food will be for sale throughout the night.
Come dressed in blue, white and red!
Bastille Day Celebration
Saturday 14 July
From 6pm til late
The Argyle -18 Argyle Street - The Rocks
$20 Members and/or under 25s*
$25 Non-Members and/or over 25s
Please note that this event is restricted to adults only, above the age of 18.
Declaration of War
Email email@example.com with “Declaration of War” in the subject line and win 1 FREE Double Pass ticket!
Censor's rating: M
Film release date in Australia: Mai 31
Beautiful Juliette (Donzelli) and dashing Romeo (Elkaïm) are two insouciant souls whose electric first encounter and rapid storybook romance is quickly followed by the birth of a child.
But their lives are transformed overnight when a visit to their pediatrician results in a stunning verdict: their infant son Adam is seriously ill.
As unexpected as this news is, Juliette & Romeo accept the battle head on, and with the support of their families, friends and dedicated public healthcare workers (many playing themselves), end up revealing their strengths, weaknesses, fears and secrets to each other, as well as the world.
Shot with heart-on-sleeve enthusiasm and delirious energy, with DECLARATION OF WAR Donzelli and Elkaim follow in the free-spirited footsteps of the New Wave in telling a heartfelt autobiographical story in a lively, poetic style, full of humour, emotion and visual panache, set to a soundtrack to die for.
After premiering as the opening night of Critics’ Week at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, DECLARATION OF WAR attracted front page coverage in France and took the local box office by storm, achieving over 500 000 admissions in less than two weeks. Against some high profile competition, the film was selected as France’s official submission for the 2012 Academy Awards and most recently premiered in Australia as the Opening Night Selection of the Alliance Française French Film Festival 2012.
“Exhilarating. Wonderfully spontaneous – feels entirely alive. This story of two people who transform fear into action is inspiring.” Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Turns autobiography into thrilling expressionist art.” Karina Longworth, LOS ANGELES WEEKLY
“Life-affirming, joyful and heart-wrenching.” Mike Goodridge, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
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Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Le Chef” in the subject line and win 1 FREE Double Pass ticket!
Director: Daniel Cohen
Cast: Jean Reno,
Michaël Youn, Julien Boisselier
Runtime: 84 mins
Film release date in Australia: June 14
Set in the world of food and restaurants LE CHEF is a new French comedy from the producers of the Academy Award winning THE ARTIST.
Alexandre (Jean Reno) is a Michelin awarded chef who is battling his meddling boss. He is also facing the heat as a rival, who practises molecular gastronomy, moves in on his turf.
Alexandre is desperately looking for an assistant to help him manage the restaurant’s two daily sittings. Then one day, as luck would have it, he meets Jacky (Michaël Youn), a self-trained cook with haute-cuisine ambitions. Only at the movies June 14!
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Members for their support
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► LE CHEF
WELCOME TO NEW FACCI MEMBERS
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Mireille Jenkins - 18/05
Polo Guilbert-Wright - 24/05
► YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
Jonathan Gill - 01/05
Eleonore Trottin - 02/05
Maxime Cousseau - 03/05
Frederic Olive - 14/05
Louria Nedir - 22/05
► FACCI’S SERVICES
Translation & Interpreting
Services (NAATI Certified)
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 as well as for
international trade missions and events.
Office and meeting
FACCI offers hosting solutions for French SMEs and Members
looking for a flexible and convivial solution.
- Furnished and air-conditioned office space in an open plan office
(cleaning and maintenance included)
- Access to the board room
- Allocated landline (line set up fees included)
- High speed internet access
- Mail reception and delivery
- Access to printer (B&W), photocopier, scanner and fax machine
- Tea and coffee provided
For any enquiries or to receive a free quote, please contact us on (02) 9279 4140 or on email@example.com
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Level 1, 60 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000
PO Box Q1553
QVB NSW 1230
T. (+61 2) 9279 4140
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