French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore [fr]
Established in 1979, the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS) is a non-profit organisation, self-financed, helping business in their development. We assist companies at every stage of their project in Singapore and the region, since their first market approach to their implementation and growth of their business in Asia.
With more than 600 company members, the majority of which covers the whole of ASEAN and Asia Pacific, our team can rely on a network of experts and valuable contacts to help French SMEs to approach the Asian market.
Thanks to our 18 sectorial and functional committees, we facilitate the relationship between the business community by organising over 150 events per year, from roundtables to conferences and networking events as well as sporting tournaments. Our platform of events allows us to facilitate the exchange of information and best practices amongst our members, as well as getting insight on regional business opportunities. We accelerate our members’ business through this extremely dynamic network and understanding of the markets in the zone.
Listening carefully to our members’ requests, we strive to provide real added value to all. The year 2014/2015 was very rich in new initiatives, with the implementation of our SME & Entrepreneurs platform (mentoring program, and Business Advisors group), as well as the launch of two new committees, “French Maritime Cluster" and "Healthcare". We also published the 2nd edition of "So Chic", the only guide on French Shopping and French gastronomy in Singapore.
Our Franco Singaporean business community is the indispensable professional network for business development to expand in Singapore and South East Asia. Our support is based on trust with our local and Asian networks (including other French Chambers of Commerce in the region).
We offer a full range of services: commercial support, the establishment of subsidiaries, business set-up, the establishment of representative offices, applications for work permits, and accommodation of employees in the FCCS offices. This infrastructure helps largely the VIE (Volunteers in International Business) integration; start-ups and entrepreneurs are strongly supported and in a context of distant relationships, SMEs and large groups appreciate having the interlocutors of the same culture with a strong expertise to implement their subsidiaries: we help them accelerate their projects with confidence.
September 2014 marked another important step in our development as we doubled the capacity of our Business Centre, strengthening our role as facilitator of SMEs set up and development in Singapore. Ideally located on Orchard Road, this incubator offers a friendly and professional working environment with 44 workstations (closed offices and open spaces).
Finally, especially appreciated by business and by job seekers, our HR department operates as a recruitment firm, managing more than 170 jobs per year.
Do not hesitate to contact us!