Inspired by the Fashion week model, the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI) is proud to present a newly hybrid format event hosted on an online platform. Under the theme Shaping Attractive Cities, this event will aggregate multi-channel rendez-vous and activations in multiple locations across Australasia and France.



Keynote Addresses,



C-suite luncheons, Virtual booths, Meet the experts Q&A,

Online networking

Site visits,

Networking evening

Shaping attractive cities

More than ever before, Australia’s long-term prosperity is linked to the performance of its cities. This trend is not unique to Australia, many countries around the world are also rapidly urbanising and taking advantage of socio-economic opportunities that growing cities can bring.

We will address 4 major subtopics during the event:

  • Infrastructure & Industrial Projects

  • Retail & Hospitality

  • Health, Education, Jobs & Diversity

  • Culture & Entertainment

Federal President,
French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Dear Members and Friends, 

The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI) has re-engineered the 6th Edition of the National Business Forum into a wider framework, opening the way to a new breed of physical and virtual events. This year, FACCI will host from the 10th of November to 13th November a series of thought leadership initiatives and multi-channel events on the topic “Shaping attractive cities”.

More than ever before, Australia & New Zealand’s long-term prosperity is linked to the performance of its cities. The objective of the Business Days, is as always, to stimulate conversations and exchange views and best practices between France, Australia and New Zealand.

Cities are increasingly the generators of wealth, where a growing number of citizens choose to live, and businesses choose to locate.

Employment/workplace, urbanization planning and infrastructures, commerce and retail, mobility and transportation, social hub and health services, clean energy supply: attractive and performing cities are definitely on the economic and political agenda, considered as an instrumental and sustainable growth driver. There is also a recognition that urban policies need to be revisited in a post COVID-19 era to address future pandemic risks, foster economic growth and social inclusion in a sustainable manner.

The event, during which we will bring together key speakers from government, senior academic circles, pioneering French, ANZ and other international companies is once again one of the focal points of the year.  It will showcase some of the best innovative practices and highlight new solutions. 

The event will be hosted on the innovative vFAIRS platform. This will help us deliver a qualitative and intuitive experience to all the participants as they will be immersed in a virtual exhibition centre with many features as if you were in a physical event. Attendees can enter in the lobby and navigate through the event passing by interactive booths, going into the Auditorium or having a Chat with other attendees, speakers or exhibitors.

Organized under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Christophe Penot, Ambassador of France to Australia, this series of panel discussions, keynotes and Q&As will show the French-ANZ business community’s crucial contribution on this important topic.

We would very much welcome your involvement in this unique event.
Register your interest and contribute to the conversation at our 2020 French-ANZ Business Days by September 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,

Kind regards,

Benedicte Colin,
Federal President
The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry


The French-Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FACCI) is an independent not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of Directors.

The Chamber’s main mission is to promote its members and help French and Australian companies succeed through information, networking and business support services.

With its 120 years’ experience, the Chamber has grown stronger and is now present across Australia with around 450 members and delivering more than 120 events each year.

Affiliated with CCI France International, FACCI benefits from a worldwide network of 126 French chambers operating in 95 countries.