Event report

CCI France Malaysia Gala Night 2019, a Prestigious Evening Celebrating an Impressive and Dynamic Bilateral Trade


CCIFM gathered the Malaysian French business community on the 29th April 2019 at the Four Seasons hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Chamber's Gala Night is an annual event that brings together its members showcasing the dynamism of the French companies in Malaysia, their contribution and commitment towards the development of Malaysia.

Over 400 guests were welcomed by Mr. Gilles Waeldin, President of CCIFM, in the presence of H.E. Frédéric Laplanche, French Ambassador in Malaysia and the Guest of Honour, YBhg. Dato' Sri Norazman Ayob, Deputy Secretary General (Trade), Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI) in the absence of the MITI Minister, Y.B. Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking due to an oversea trip.

Among those guests, major French companies such as Peugeot, Airbus, Vinci, Société Générale, BNP Paribas, Decathlon Malaysia, ST Microelectronics, Axa, Rafale International, Bureau Veritas, Engie Services, Sofia Engineering, Thales, Lyreco, Total, Veolia, Cetim were partners of this Gala while taking the opportunity to honour their valuable Malaysian customers and friends with a prestigious evening with french fine dining cuisine.

With 500 French companies in Malaysia, comprising over 300 subsidiaries of French companies and some 150 French entrepreneurs who have chosen Malaysia as their main business platform, employing nearly 30,000 people with a total turnover of USD5 billion. Their contributions to Malaysia are not only on the capital investment side but more importantly on the expertise and know-how transfer to the Malaysian local industry thanks to the business-friendly environment that Malaysia offers to international investors. CCIFM strongly believes Malaysia is a favourable and competitive place, acting as a regional hub for companies to develop their regional business development in Asia-Pacific.

Their close bilateral relationship with the various Malaysian government institutions has played a key role in this successful business relationship. Meanwhile, Alliance Française, Lycée Français de Kuala Lumpur, the French Embassy and its Economic & Commercial Department and the French Trade Advisors, Malaysian Trade agencies such as MIDA, MATRADE, INVEST KL, TALENTCORP and MDEC who have been working together with CCIFM as a winning team were all present for this event.

During the Gala, several selected companies such as BNP Paribas, Decathlon Malaysia, Airbus, Lyreco and Metarom received an award of excellence for their  achievement and contribution toward the bilateral trade between Malaysia & France.


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