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What we offer

We will carry out a primary market study and find potential clients, distributors or other business partners for you. We will help you with the organization of your business engagements (meetings, travels, accommodation) and provide translation during your negotiations. We will arrange a draft, translation and legal verification of your contracts. During the ongoing business transaction, you will be represented by our contact person present in France. We will also provide translations of your websites and information/marketing materials and take care of on-line marketing (realization of campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Google+), which will also help to increase your visibility on the French market. We are members of French-Czech Chamber of Commerce.

 

Why expand to France

With 65 million inhabitants, France is the fifth largest economy in the world (GDP: € 33,152 / person - October 2013). It is the third most attractive European market in terms of foreign investment (after Germany and England). And simultaneously, by far the first country in the EMEA zone in the number of start-ups (540,000 companies founded in 2013). With an average gross monthly salary of € 2,449 (end of 2013), the French market has an extremely high purchasing potential. Last but not least, with more than 80 million visiting tourists per year France is the most visited tourist destination in the world! This permanently increases the attractiveness of the French market and creates new possibilities for further expansion.

Who we are

  • David Dvořák

    CEO

    During my studies at the Charles University in Prague, I made use of the opportunity of a foreign exchange program scholarship in France and studied at the University of Montpellier. After a number of years in Spain, I travelled around the world and collected ideas and experiences. In 2010 I started working for FS Invest, and since 2012 I have been focusing on sales and marketing in the Kitelement boards company. I have been engaged in a long-term cooperation with the marketing agency SportGroup.cz and Windguru, the world leader in wind predictions. Moreover, I represent the Dreamsea and Trendsplant brands on the Czech market. Thanks to all these activities, I have gained precious insight into international business and created an extensive network of contacts around me. And that is what led me to co-found this project whose primary goal is to help Czech products reach the French market, a market which is much overlooked in the Czech Republic despite harbouring an enormous potential.

  • Ondřej Svoboda

    CEO

    In 2001 I moved to France to complete my secondary school studies at Lycée Carnot in Dijon. After that, I graduated from Grenoble School of Management and, based in Zurich, worked for five and half years as internal auditor for Adecco. I have professional diplomas CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and FP&A (Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Professional Analysis). After five and half years in various control activities in EMEA countries and with the benefit of my dual cultural outlook and network, I now accompany promising Czech companies and projects in their expansion into the French market. This is how French Commerce, our joint project with David, was created.

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Who we are

  • David Dvořák

    CEO

    During my studies at the Charles University in Prague, I made use of the opportunity of a foreign exchange program scholarship in France and studied at the University of Montpellier. After a number of years in Spain, I travelled around the world and collected ideas and experiences. In 2010 I started working for FS Invest, and since 2012 I have been focusing on sales and marketing in the Kitelement boards company. I have been engaged in a long-term cooperation with the marketing agency SportGroup.cz and Windguru, the world leader in wind predictions. Moreover, I represent the Dreamsea and Trendsplant brands on the Czech market. Thanks to all these activities, I have gained precious insight into international business and created an extensive network of contacts around me. And that is what led me to co-found this project whose primary goal is to help Czech products reach the French market, a market which is much overlooked in the Czech Republic despite harbouring an enormous potential.

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  • Czech Design

    Expertise in exhibition design and design‬‬‬‬‬

    Czech Design allows Czech designers to connect with companies. Its team offers advisory services and helps to select the best design projects for the development of a brand or a company. Czech Design is a partner of French Commerce for the organization of exhibitions and trade shows.

  • České centrum

    Partner for exhibitions and related events‬‬‬‬

    The Czech Center in Paris is part of the network of Czech Centers – an organization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Its mission is to represent Czech culture in France in all its different forms. It is a partner of French Commerce for the organization of exhibitions and events.

  • Kateřina Srbková

    Business Development & PR‬‬‬‬‬

    I have always had a strong affinity for France. I refined it even more during my political science studies at IEP Aix-en-Provence. After that I moved to Paris and graduated from EHESS, with a Master’s degree in Sociology. I have lived in France for the past ten years. Here, I have worked as a sociologist, journalist and interpreter. My time spent between the Czech Republic and France, combined with my double cultural background gives me a unique skillset for connecting people, companies and cultures. The French-commerce Project represents for me a great opportunity to participate in an effort I am passionate about. I have a high level of competency in international communication, promotion of the Czech know-how, and the importing of quality Czech products to France. I strongly believe there are many common aspects between Czech and French cultures. The Czech Republic can find its rightful place on the French market!

  • Kamila Boudová

    Expert in sustainable fashion industry‬‬‬

    Kamila Boudová is one of the undisputed specialists in the business development in the fashion industry and especially in sustainable and eco-responsible fashion. Thanks to her experiences in Germany, London and Paris, she is now a distinguished guest at fashion events and conferences. She works at the MOD'SPE school in Paris and develops her project: Moyomi.

  • Yann Vondra

    Expert in brewing industry‬‬

    Yann Vondra is passionate about craft beers. For several years he has accompanied brewers and producers of brewing equipment in their export missions. In 2016 he decided to concentrate on the expanding French market by creating his company pivo.fr. He specializes in Czech craft beers and in the equipment and raw materials for micro and pico breweries.

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  • Czech Design

    Expertise in exhibition design and design‬‬‬‬‬

    Czech Design allows Czech designers to connect with companies. Its team offers advisory services and helps to select the best design projects for the development of a brand or a company. Czech Design is a partner of French Commerce for the organization of exhibitions and trade shows.

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Our values

Respect

We are professionals, we therefore respect our clients, their needs and their products. We know and respect local laws. We respect our commitments as well as the work/life balance of our clients and our partners.

Competition spirit

We relish taking on challenges and do our utmost to overcome them. We know that to win you need to be well trained and that is why we will do our best to help you to be fully prepared, ready to win over new clients and to succeed in other future ventures.

Proximity

Thanks to our partners in France and the Czech Republic as well as our offices in Prague and in Paris, we are close to both our clients and markets. We are close to the products we are promoting. We meet with every client to understand their strategies, their products and their needs.

Openness

We are open-minded and always curious to discover new products and ideas. We are open to new opportunities. We believe in transparency as the basis of respect and for this reason always state our position in clear terms.

Clients

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