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Association of British Accountants in France

ABAF was set up in 1982 to promote the common interests of its members, who are principally members of the five UK and Irish professional Chartered Accountancy bodies.

ABAF’s aim is to provide a forum for UK and Irish professionally qualified accountants to network, exchange views, communicate with their professional bodies and gain valuable continuing professional development.

ABAF holds 6 meetings a year of a technical or a social nature, for members and guests. These include technical updates on French and UK tax and accounting; and the AGM, with representation by the UK/Irish and French professions. Our next residential conference will be in March 2021.

President: Nick Rolt FCA nick.rolt@orange.fr 06 85 40 62 30

Secretary: Jeremy Lister secretaire@abaf.asso.fr 07 83 63 59 50

abaf.asso.fr

British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), Lille

The Chamber's principal aim is to promote and facilitate business and trade relations between the UK and the Lille region.

Founded in 1868, it enjoys good relationships with other similar bodies in France.

Members meet for lunch on the first Friday of each month. Other membership benefits are the exchange of business information – the BCCI encourages discussions on business topics (including networking and exchanging business cards) at all its meetings.

President : Philip Jenkinson

contact@bcci-lille.com
www.bcci-lille.com

Chartered Inst of Management Accountants (CIMA)

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, together with our JV partners, the American CPAs, has formed the world's largest professional body with 650,000 members in 165 countries. The qualification focuses on the strategic management and organisation within business - industry, commerce, not-for-profit or consultancy.

The Association in France promotes the interests of members, students and our profession, raises profile with employers and other professional bodies and provides a point of contact. We hold 5 events per annum in central Paris. Study options are available in Business Schools, Universities or via e-learning.

Secretary Hilary Parker FCMA, 88 bis chemin de Fontèze, 30700 Arpaillargues, 04 66 22 40 45

CIMAFrance@aicpa-cima.com

cimaglobal.com

Franco British Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Founded in 1873, the Franco-British Chamber is the oldest international British Chamber in France and Europe. The Chamber is the leading Franco-British economic network in France and operates throughout the country, helping British companies to develop their business.

Our membership consists of large, medium and small companies from all sectors of activity. We have an interactive network of private and public partners in France and the UK with an ecosystem of 2,000 companies, 3,000 qualified contacts and 12,000 followers on social media. The Franco-British Chamber is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce Global Business Network.

General Manager Catherine Le Yaouanc catherine@francobritishchamber.com

63 avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris Tel: 01 53 30 81 32

Twitter @fbcci              francobritishchamber.com

Franco-British International Business Association (FIBA) - Lyon

What we offer: To be the principal contact and representative body for the Franco-British business community in the Rhône-Alpes Region of France.

As a member, you will have access to a network of services, which can help develop your Franco-British and international business activities through:

  • a diverse network of members
  • a member’s website database
  • regular seminars, meetings and events
  • business information, promotion and training
  • investment opportunities.

In addition we offer to put you in contact with persons outside the Association for help, advice or accompaniment.

President - Philip Last
Secretary - Nicolas Delorme nicolas.delorme@germainmaureau.com
info@fibalyon.org
www.fibalyon.org

Institute of Directors

IoD is the UK's longest established organisation for directors and business leaders. We are dedicated to supporting our members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice.

IoD’s French branch supports IoD members working, living or doing business in France, creating networking opportunities, promoting good governance and a professional approach to the director role. We help facilitate contact between the French and British business communities and welcome members from both.

72 boulevard Flandrin, 75116 Paris

iod.france@gmail.com       Twitter @IoDFrance         iod.com/france

Chair Anne Duncan, aduncan@lumiu.com, Tel: 06 07 97 25 58

Treasurer Ijjou Belkacem, ijjou.belkacem@alphametricsadvisory.com

Institute of Mechancal Engineers (I Mech E)

IMechE Groupe France has circa 400 members in France, out of its 110,000 members spread in 140 countries worldwide. Most members are in Paris, Toulouse and Rhône-Alpes regions. Operation in France started in 2000 and has been very active and dynamic since. Its raison d’être is to assist British-trained mechanical engineers in France, develop links with French-trained engineers and French Grandes Ecoles and hold technical and social events for its members. It has strong links with other British engineering institutions.

Chairman Mounir Mossolly, gpefrancechair@imechenearyou.org

Treasurer Justin Kendall, gpefrancetreas@imechenearyou.org

nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/Europe/france

Institution of Civil Engineers

The ICE French Association serves the 200+ members of the Institution living in France. The association committee organises technical and social events which include lectures and visits to major construction projects throughout France. Most events are open to the France sections of other UK engineering Institutions and to guests. The ICE French Association meetings, held in English, are an excellent way to network whilst keeping members informed about technical and business developments in Europe.

Chairman Liam McVeigh, liam.mcveigh@icloud.com, Tel: 06 76 53 83 69

Secretary David Woodhouse, d_woodhouse@yahoo.com, Tel: 06 15 65 05 04

ice.org.uk/about-ice/near-you/europe/france

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.

Non-members are welcome to attend our events on engineering and technology matters.

French Network Chairman Timothy Lorkin, lorkin.moi@gmail.com, 7 rue de Kabylie, 75019 Paris

Secretary James Liddle, liddle_james@hotmail.com