Joanne Grant, Managing Director
“JCDecaux are the number one and largest outdoor media company in the world. The FICC provides a really good opportunity to meet other business people who have some association with French companies, or who come from a French background. It's a group of genuine people, trying to make a difference. The personal connections made have been of value and importance to our company. In a difficult working environment, it's nice to be able to have conversations with people in other businesses, and other industries. It's providing a wider context for understanding where we are and where we are going."
Mathieu Gorge, CEO
“Membership of the FICC has been instrumental to providing me and VigiTrust with networking opportunities with influential Irish and French business people and decision makers. In my view, FICC is a great platform to educate myself on business & strategic topics related to trade between Ireland and France in both formal and informal settings. I would highly recommend it to extend one’s network, build new friendships and generate business opportunities.”
Sean Murphy, Owner
“Murphy’s Ice Cream is a super-premium brand, based in Dingle, Co. Kerry. We are internationalising and looking to open ice cream shops in France. I am looking to build relationships with people who can help with that move. In addition, we are always on the lookout for interesting suppliers! The France Ireland Chamber of Commerce has provided an excellent platform for networking and indulging my aﬀection for almost all things French.”
Deirdre Cronnelly, Director
“Afresh has enjoyed many benefits as a member of the FICC. Firstly it is a chamber which facilitates excellent networking amongst key business decision makers due to its size. This provides the opportunity to learn from senior business leaders’ knowledge and benefit from their mentoring skills via the Ireland France Business Bureau; an initiative set up to assist smaller businesses. It also facilitates promotion of the AFRESH Coaching and Wellbeing services. There is always something new to be learnt at the high quality "educational" talks run throughout the year. The social events are very enjoyable and provide a great opportunity to entertain AFRESH's own clients. For these reasons, I would highly recommend any company, regardless of size or origin to join the FICC.”
James Yves, CEO
"OpenHydro, a DCNS company, is a technology business that designs and manufactures marine turbines to generate renewable energy from tidal streams. As a member of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce, OpenHydro is part of an ever growing business network of Irish and French companies. With support from DCNS, OpenHydro has established itself as a market leader in tidal energy, including partnering with EDF to deliver ground-breaking projects in France. The FICC has provided a unique platform for networking, allowing us to strengthen our Franco-Irish partnerships."
Philippe Cosson, Management Consultant
"AP Partners brings business results by empowering teams and people. The FICC provides us quality time and exposure with quality people. It’s a creative forum where both French and Irish cultures develop new ideas and undertake significant projects . When you join the FICC you become part of a vibrant community with easy access to French leaders in Ireland. AP Partners est membre depuis 2006 et je vous invite à venir contribuer à cette belle aventure !"
Fabrice Folliot, Director
"F4B Development provides a range of commercial and marketing services particularly targeted at Irish companies with a plan to export their products or services to France, or develop further existing business. In that context, the FICC represents an essential platform for F4BD as it is at the center of French and Irish economic relationship. Through its many events, it has proved very effective and valuable for networking and developing business relationships with potential clients, partners and business leaders. And on a more personal level, I have met with great people in a very friendly and always pleasant environment."
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