Message to our Community

Kia Kaha - Stay strong - Soyez forts

Dear Members and Friends,

With the unprecedented predicament COVID 19 has placed the whole world in, the board members and I are committed to supporting you, our members, and the wider French New Zealand business community.

For the last couple of weeks, the focus of the Chamber has been to support the French community, providing  advice and support to  find a safe and comfortable place to stay during the lock-down period. We stay in regular communication with the French Embassy in Wellington; their team is doing outstanding work to support all French citizens here  in New Zealand.

Below are some initiatives that we have put in place:
COVID 19 dedicated page has been created on our website to keep you up-to-date with New Zealand and French government, governmental organisations, and business associations and to assist with professional and personal questions and concerns.

Member’s communication and offers
Focus on all our platforms, including Social Media. We have been in contact  with most of B to C members to gather information and promote their business during lock-down, with  some members moving to online. Do not hesitate to get in touch for any communication support.

Business support
Virtual “Café Catch Up”: From this Friday onward, we will host a 30minute “Café Catch Up” at 8.00am using ZOOM; this is  for you to share your experience, knowledge, and to facilitate member-to-member support and communication. You will receive a meeting invite, based on your type of business (SME, large group, sole trader) and/or your industry.

We are here to help: Our permanent team and our volunteer Board Members are fully committed to supporting you and your business.

“We will get through this together”.

Feel welcome to contact us on the following contact details:
contact(@), phone +21 179 3614 or our Social Media platforms.

Please note that the FNZCCI have placed all events and meetings on hold until New Zealand's Level 4 lockdown is lifted, including our upcoming AGM, we will advise a new date in due course.
On behalf of the board, I would like to thank all our members that have stepped-up over and above their business responsibilities for the benefit of the wider French New Zealand community, highlighting once again the strength of the relationship between our two countries.

Kia Kaha, Stay strong, Soyez forts!

Thibault Beaujot,
President of French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.

Tel & Whatsapp:+ 64 21 580 563 | email: 

For both your professional and personal questions or concerns, we recommend regularly checking  trusted resources as listed below.

Follow our weekly Café catch up

We will hold every Friday mornings 30min café catch up to gather our community around best practices and help you through this crisis situation. Some videoconferences will target specific company size challenges (Multinational - SME's - Young entrepreneurs)

Click for Café catch up agenda

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