French Cambodian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFC)
33 E2 Blvd Sothearos,
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh,
Kingdom of Cambodia
Created in 1998 by 8 French entrepreneurs, the French-Cambodian business club was first meant to promote professional meetings and exchanges, an opportunity to share resources and experience. The Club soon won the trust of the French-Speaking business community. In 2000, the number of members had reached 50 and after only 2 years, the Club became the French-Cambodian Chamber of Commerce.
The CCFC thus entered the Union of French Chambers of Commerce and Industry Overseas (UCCIFE). The UCCIFE brings together 114 Chambers of Commerce, which represents 78 countries and more than 25000 members.
The CCFC is now the main Western business association in Cambodia and sticks mainly to the objectives below:
Defend our members interests through an active participation to the sector-based Working Groups set up by the government.
Promote investments and trade exchanges between France and Cambodia
Develop relationships between French and Cambodian business communities in Cambodia but also in France.
Develop relationships between the other non French-speaking business associations in Cambodia.
Resulting from the partnership with the French Speaking University Agency, the Department of Employment for French-speaker (DEF) accommodates the Cambodian graduates of the French-speaking cycles of the AUF and facilitates their placement within the French-speaking companies. The DEF offers to the companies a service of pre-recruitment. (identification of the candidates, selection of CVs). The purpose of the career forum, whose first edition took place in May 2005, is to create a platform of meetings between employers and futures employees, young professionals or final year students.
First event of this kind in Cambodia, this Forum was inaugurated by S.M. the king Norodom Sihamoni. The Career Forum has become a milestone in Phnom Penh corporate’s calendar, with an average of 40 to 50 exhibitors and 10000 visitors.
Role & Missions
The French Cambodian Chamber of Commerce set up its actions to answer two priorities:
Entertaining the French corporate community in Cambodia
Supporting French companies willing to set up activities in Cambodia
CCFC also aims to have an action in:
Developing relationships between French and business communities in Cambodia and also in France
Promoting trade and investment between France and Cambodia
Promoting relationships between the different business associations in Cambodia
Promoting employment and the maturity of the job market
Promote our members interests through our participation to the Government-Private Sector Forum.