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​​One Business Day in France

News 1 Sep 2017

The French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (FNZCCI) recently took part in the French Festival, in Auckland, which attracted approximately 12,000 visitors and exhibitors.

FNZCCI organised One Business Day in France for the French Festival, which also included One Day in France and One Evening in France, under the auspice of Ed Le Goff from Le Chef, FNZCCI President Nadine Plet explains.

One Business Day in France had an impressive programme, including a presentation from NZ Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) on why businesses should consider France to develop their business.

NZTE highlighted the advantages in taxes, logistics and distribution.

“This was followed by presentation from the CCISM, the Chamber of Commerce from Tahiti and a presentation from NC and TI (New Caledonia Trade and Invest), that focused on the opportunities in the South Pacific from a French perspective,” Nadine says.

The afternoon saw a series of presentations by the Groupe Accor (Sofitel, Pullman and so on), Danone (and their link with New Plymouth in NZ since 1896), Staples Rodway, AJ Park, Ma Cherie, Dans le Noir, Icebreaker and Sigfox who did a presentation “a la Ted Talk” and grabbed the public by the wide range of interesting stories.

Kiwi businesses like Icebreaker shared their experience of development in France, whereas French businesses were sharing their experience in NZ, Nadine says.

“It was a brilliant and very busy day for FNZCCI that registered new leads of interest and membership and increased its visibility in the business community.”

Nadine also congratulated Ed and his team for running such a successful event.