The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines (CCI France Philippines) celebrates yet another milestone as it commemorates its 30th anniversary this year.
Building a Legacy
The organization’s history dates back to July 14, 1919 when the Chamber first opened in the French Consulate in Manila. The Chamber has gone through closures and rebirths throughout the years. In 1988, four founding members, including founding President Philippe Gauthier, launched Le Club French Chamber of Commerce, thus the start of the inauguration to its 30th year. What started as an informal meet up of French businessmen grew to be a fully functioning Chamber of Commerce recognized and affiliated with CCI France International, a network of 123 French Chambers in 92 countries.
Today, Le Club French Chamber of Commerce is known as the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines. CCI France Philippines has 120 members and operates as a bilateral entity assisting both Philippine and French companies and entrepreneurs in the Philippines.
CCI France Philippines has made great leaps; from creating a platform for business partnerships through its signature networking events to offering valuable business services to its members and companies looking at finding new opportunities in the Philippines. From business set up, a fully serviced incubator, market research, and organizing exhibitions and business forums for its members, CCI France Philippines continuously strives to provide businesses with valuable assistance.
The 30th year of the CCI France Philippines is also a year of leaps in terms of promoting inclusion and diversity. With its Gender Initiative Program, CCI France Philippines gathers big thinkers and doers of businesses as it starts a dialogue in promoting equal opportunities in businesses and career advancements regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, social and economic backgrounds, ethnicity and physical capabilities.
CCI France Philippines will hold its annual gala on November 23, 2018 at the Harbor Garden Tent of the Sofitel Philippines Plaza.
French Food & Wine
La Soirée will be a celebration of CCI France Philippines’ 30th anniversary and France’s renown bounty of food, wine, and culture. For this occasion, CCI France Philippines will bring the best of France; flying over 2,000 liters of wine and 200 kilos of cheese and charcuterie carefully selected to showcase the best of France’s different regions
Guests will taste cocktails prepared by Diageo World Class Champion Lester Ligon. Watch the French hip hop group French Wingz, flown from France, for a special performance at La Soirée. Air France will also give away two business class tickets to France for one lucky winner. And to end on a high note, guests can dance the night away with Silver Streaks.
CCI France Philippines is located at 88 Corporate Center, Sedeno cor Valero Sts., Salcedo Village, Makati. For more information, please visit www.ccifrance-philippines.org. For inquiries, please email [email protected]
CCI France-Philippines would like to thank the following sponsors for their support and for helping the team in making this event possible: BDO Unibank; FWD Insurance; Jewelmer Joallerie; Sanofi-Aventis; RATP Dev; Metro Pacific Investments; Artelia; DataOne; M. Lhuillier; SGV & Co.; Air France; Le Cellier; Camus Wine and Spirits; iScale Solutions; and Pacific Cross.