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The events organised by the CCFGB offer privileged contact and networking opportunities with personalities from the British and French political and business worlds, within the scope of prestigious events such as the Annual Gala Dinner, the "Dîner de la Rentrée", the Franco-British Business Awards, the Annual Financial Lunch or our Ambassador's briefs.
Our other events such as Business Club cocktails, Industry focused events, Regional events, CEO Breakfasts, or the very successful Member to Member cocktail attracting more than 250 participants every year, enable our members to develop their visibility, their contacts and potentially help them grow their business.Networking is assisted throughout the evening by the team of the French Chamber staff, who is on hand to assist with specific introductions.
In addition, the Chamber offers you the possibility to promote your company through sponsorship opportunities and entertain your clients through corporate hospitality at its various events. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
Launched in 2009, our CEO Breakfasts have proved to be a resounding success, gathering around 80 key decision makers of the Franco-British community.
This format of event (8am-10.00am) allows our busy members to network before the start of their business day. Previous guest speakers include Xavier Rollet, CEO of London Stock Exchange; Ivan Gazidis, CEO of Arsenal Football Club and Vincent de Rivaz, Chief Executive of EDF Energy; Stephen Burgin, UK Country President of Alstom; Jean-Jacques Gautrot, Chairman & CEO of Areva UK; Arnaud Bamberger, Executive Chairman of Cartier UK, Carolyn McCall OBE, Chief Executive of easyJet, Jean-Dominique Mallet, Former CEO of Veolia Environmental Services UK, Maxime Holder, Chairman of Paul UK.
Winners of the Franco-British Business Awards 2012:
Main sponsors 2012: Barclays, Eurostar, Mazars LLP.
Partners : CCIINT’L , Invest in France Agency, UCCIFE, UKTISupporting Sponsor : MIC hotel & conference centre
The Awards ceremony alternatively takes place in London and in Paris. In 2013, they will be held in Paris.
MAIN REPS ONLY - Just come and enjoy yourself with your counterparts.
Our 6 to 8 yearly top quality Patron events provide our most senior members with exclusive networking at the highest level. These events mingle business and leisure, as they range from gastronomic lunches to trips and other exclusive evenings. Previous 2011 and 2012 events include:
Gastonomic Patron Dinner at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
Patron Event - The reveal of the DS5 at the Hospital Club
Special Patron Event at the Royal Academy of ArtsSponsored by CBRE Richard Ellis
Exclusive Preview Screening of "Bel Ami" at the Charlotte Street Hotel
An exclusive evening at the Royal Opera HouseSponsored by Pernod Ricard and BNP Paribas
150th Anniversary of Ladurée At Ladurée Covent Garden
Emirates Cup Tournament 2011 at Arsenal Football Clu
Summer Patron Event at Waddesdon Manor
Gastronomic Patron Dinner at the Sofitel St James Hotel
VIP mornings for Patron members at the Royal Academy
Three times a year, these exclusive events, hosted at the Residence of the French Ambassador to the UK, offer a unique opportunity for our Corporate and Patron Members to be updated by our French Ambassador on current “hot” economical and political topics. It also gives them the opportunity to network at the highest level.
Previous topics include:
The Annual Financial Lunch (hereafter referred to as AFL) of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great-Britain is one of the Chamber’s biggest events of the year. It was launched in 1997 and has been sponsored by Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking ever since. It usually takes place in November and attracts over 150 participants from the international banking, legal, accountancy, industrial and commercial communities.
These two-hour networking drinks receptions generally take place from 6pm to 8pm in a top London hotel or other prestigious venues and gather around 100 participants.
They provide Members with the opportunity to network at an informal event and learn about the sponsoring company through a presentation, followed by a Q&A.
These events offer guests a time conscious & efficient manner to network with a focused audience. Networking is assisted throughout the evening by the team of the French Chamber staff, who is on hand to assist with specific introductions.
Previous sponsors include: Air France, Club Med, Eurostar UK, HSBC, Lalique-Haviland, Lombard, Nespresso UK, Peugeot Motor Company, Renault UK, Société Générale Hambros, etc.
Previous speakers include: Brema Drohan, Managing Director, Nespresso UK; Raymond Blanc, Chef Patron, Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons; Richard Brown, CEO, Eurostar UK Ltd; Laurent de Chorivit, Managing Director, Club Med UK; Senator Alan Maclean, Jersey Economic Development Minister for Jersey; John Stone, Chairman, Lombard International Assurance S.A; Chris Edward, Senior Wealth Planner, Lombard International Assurance S.A; Sophie Lhermerout, Sales & Marketing Consultant France, Lombard International Assurance S.A; Renaud Billard, Head of French Team, Société Générale Hambros; Géraldine Appert, International Wealth Planner, Société Générale Hambros.
A prestigious evening for you and your guests. Let the skilled PR & Events team organise your company annual event at a very competitive cost!
Franco-British business executives benefit from a senior networking cocktail & dinner which they can take advantage of by inviting their clients, guests or colleagues to meet industry leaders.
Previous guest speakers and sponsors include:
The Annual Intercultural Trophy for Business Excellence, designed by Cartier, is awarded to a company chosen by members as a special highlight.
Our industry networking events offer participants the opportunity to network with over 80 senior Franco-British business executives drawn from specific industries and sectors of activity. Such events are often enhanced by exhibition stands from supporting sponsors (non competitors from the principal sponsor of the event).
Previous industry events have targeted the following sectors:
Our 2012 stands included:
Book your stand now for next year's M2M by calling Lorraine Germaix on 020 7092 6641.
The Chamber organises two trade delegations every year outside London in order to develop and/or maintain our member's business contacts and opportunities.
Several lunches & dinners have been organised in Manchester. In 2010, our first trade delegation to Birmingham was led by our French Ambassador to the UK. It enabled 15 key senior managers to meet local key players of the West Midlands and french companies locally based.
To access Birmingham's program, click here.
The Chamber is looking to further develop these events in the future.
Our last regional event took place in Leeds in March 2012.
The Chamber organises trainings and seminars on a variety of topics, thus keeping members up-to-date with legal, financial and intercultural issues, as well as good business practice on both sides of the Channel.
Launched in 2009, our wine tasting events have had a resounding success amongst wine lovers and enthusiast wishing to discover a wide variety of wine. At first dedicated to French wines, from Bordeaux to Burgundies and from wines of Languedoc to wines of Alsace, these events have enabled guests to explore the fantastic diversity of French wines and to network in a less formal environment. Since 2010, these events have found a new international format being organised with other Foreign Chambers of commerce in the UK, representatives of wine producing countries such as Argentina, Austria, Georgia, Italy, Mexico and Spain. In addition, we are delighted to announce that these international wine tasting events were the first of many more to come. These will include other Foreign Chambers to make our already widely popular event even more successful. Canapés matching the wines are served and tasting notes provided in order for guests to remember each characteristic and develop their wine culture. Take also the opportunity to buy the wines you have just tasted at a special rate!
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