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Excerpted from the France Career Guide

Business Organizations

Le Réseau Oudinot
http://www.reseau-oudinot.com/ (English, French)
The Réseau Oudinot – or Oudinot Network - is an exclusive network currently comprised of approximately 350 members, managers and top executives in a wide range of functions and sectors. The group also organizes events open to the public on a variety of themes and brings in guests from small- and medium-sized companies, recruiting agencies and other partner organizations such as chambers of commerce to discuss business-related themes. Some events are in English.

Réseau Oudinot
4, avenue de Breteuil
75007 Paris
Email: contact@reseau-oudinot.com

Industry Organizations and Councils

Association Française des Sociétés Financières (ASF)
French Association of Finance Companies
http://www.asf-france.com/ (French)
The ASF is the professional organization that represents institutions specialized in finance (consumer credit, house financing, leasing, factoring, guarantees and investment services). The approximately 325 institutional members of the association, representing independent companies or subsidiaries of major groups, are specialized and focus on a limited number of activities. The ASF defends, on behalf of its members, finance companies, specialized banks and investment firms. It provides legal and economic information, consultation with members and consumer associations, and actions targeting national and European lending authorities.

Association Française des Sociétés Financières
24 avenue Grande Armée
F-75854 Paris Cedex 17
Tel: +33 1 53 81 51 51
Fax: +33 1 53 81 51 50
Email: contact form

Networking Groups

Association France – Grande Bretagne
France-Great Britain Association
http://www.afgb.free.fr (French)
This not-for-profit organization’s mission includes the promotion of cultural links between French and British communities through debates, conferences and social events. With 150 members, the Paris association is at the origin of a provincial network of some 30 societies, with 3,000 members altogether. Groups outside of Paris include Avon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Caen, Cahors, Cannes, Chambéry, Charleville-Mézières, Cherbourg, Côte Basque, Dieppe, Domont, Le Havre, Limoges, Lyon, Maîsons-Laffitte, Marseilles, Nantes, Nevers, Nice, Orléans, Perpignan, Rennes, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Malo, Sens, Toulon, Tourcoing, Tours, Vannes, Vichy and Villeurbanne. Membership is open to those who are interested in the United Kingdom. Membership costs between 20 and 100 EUR.

Association France-Grande Bretagne
59 rue Verginaud
75013 Paris
Tel: +33 6 27 63 45 60
Fax: +33 1 53 62 81 82
Email: contact@association-france-grande-bretagne.fr

Chambers of Commerce

Chambres de Commerce et d'Industrie (CCI)
Chambers of Commerce and Industry
http://www.cci.fr/ (French)
Created in 1964 by the French Parliament, the CCI, formerly the ACFCI (Assemblé des Chambres Françaises de Commerce et d'Industrie), is the national representative of local and regional chambers of trade and industry in France and abroad. The CCI represents the chambers of commerce and industry both nationally and internationally, and provides a network of the local and regional chambers. It consists of more than 20 regional chambers that represent the local interests of industry and trade. The CCI are publicly-owned establishments and were created in 1898. There are 1,675 CCIs in all.

Chambres de Commerce et d’Industrie 
46, ave de la Grande Armée
CS 50071
75858 Paris Cedex 17
Tel: +33 1 40 69 38 00
Email: contactsweb@acfci.cci.fr

Telephone Directories

Les Pages Jaunes Yellow Pages France
http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/ (English, French) 
In Les Pages Jaunes (Yellow Pages), companies are listed under the appropriate sector (such as insurance or banks). In addition to mailing addresses and phone numbers, the site also displays relevant maps, itineraries and photos of the specific address being searched, and links to company websites. It’s also possible to conduct a reverse search starting from a phone number.

Major Trade Publications

La Tribune 
http://www.latribune.fr/ (French)
La Tribune is one of France’s daily financial and economic newspapers. A subscription fee is required for an annual subscription plus the electronic version. The site posts job offers for senior positions in the banking, finance and related industries, visa and recruiting news, trends in employment, women’s issues in the workplace and details on executives who have changed companies or functions within the past week.

La Tribune
2, rue de Châteaudun
75009 Paris
Tel: +33 1 76 21 73 00
Email: aboweb@latribune.fr

This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the complete France Guide.

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