We become CCI FRANCE UAE

 

 

The French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates and the French Business Group Abu Dhabi join forces to become a unique CCI France in the UAE, to better address the current and future challenges of the business community and ensure the sustainability and quality of its actions in the United Arab Emirates.

On Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, Members of the French Business Council Dubai & Northern Emirates and the French Business Group Abu Dhabi have approved by vote the project of strategic alliance of the two entities during two extraordinary general assemblies held simultaneously

This new unique entity will be called CCI FRANCE UAE.

The implementation of this strategic alliance project between the FBC and the FBG will enable CCI FRANCE UAE to better address the current and future challenges of the French, Francophone and Francophile business community and ensure the sustainability and quality of its actions in the United Arab Emirates.

With this strategic alignment, CCI FRANCE UAE gains visibility, strength, resources, and quality.

  • Services will now be offered nationwide. Companies based in France wishing to set up in the UAE will now have an easier access to services across the whole country;
  • CCI FRANCE UAE will be more visible and a preferred partner for local authorities and businesses in the UAE.
  • Communication tools and platforms will be mutualized, giving CCI FRANCE UAE and its members more visibility, and enable a more personalized service.
  • Expertise and resources of the two original entities will be rationalized, enabling CCI FRANCE UAE to better serve members and partners.
  • Members will have access to a larger business community to network and develop business opportunities. They will also benefit from a wider range of sectorial and functional committees, covering all of the United Arab Emirates.

General management of CCI FRANCE UAE will be ensured by Agnès Lopez Cruz. This new entity will keep two physical offices, in Abu Dhabi, headed by Hélène Daniel, and in Dubai, headed by Milena Chemin.

CCI FRANCE UAE now represents a community of over 800 members from multiple nationalities in SMEs and multinationals, and the largest French, Francophone and Francophile business community in the Middle East.

Next steps

What are the benefits for me, member of the FBC?

  • A wider geographical coverage: our ambition is to offer a complete coverage of the United Arab Emirates, and therefore maintain our physical footprint in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Our service offering will be extended throughout the country. 
  • A strategic position with the authorities: the CCI FRANCE UAE will be a key player with the French and Emiratis authorities to defend the interests of its members and French companies wishing to establish in the country. 
  • A wider and diversified service offering: this union will allow us to offer the business community a wider range of sectorial and functional committees, covering all of the United Arab Emirates. Depending on the nature of our events, the industries they relate to, they will be scheduled either in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or online.
  • A stronger and larger business community: our members will have an easier access to a larger business community, to network and develop business opportunities. 
  • A more powerful and impacting visibility: all of our communication tools and platforms will be mutualized. This will give to CCI FRANCE UAE and our members more visibility, and enable a more personalized service.

Q&A

Know more about the project

Have a question? Want more information?

Our teams are at your disposal to answer your questions and give you more information. 

Contact us by email claireanne.russelle(@)fbcdubai.com or by phone : 04 312 6700

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