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.
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.
In 2001 I went to France to complete my secondary school studies at the Lycée Carnot in Dijon. After that, I graduated from Grenoble School of Management and worked for five and half years as an internal auditor in the company Adecco based in Zurich. I am a holder of professional certificates CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) and FP&A (Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional). After having spent five and half years doing various control activities in EMEA countries, I decided to make use of all my experience, take advantage of my dual cultural outlook and a network of contacts I accumulated over the years to accompany promising Czech companies and projects on their way to the French market. This is how French Commerce, our joint project with David, was created.
During my studies at the Charles University in Prague, I made use of the opportunity of a foreign exchange program scholarship in France and went to the University of Montpellier. Afterwards, I lived in Spain, traveled 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 Kitelement boards. 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 insight in 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 get on the French market which is so overlooked in the Czech Republic despite harboring an enormous potential.
Business Development & PR
Communication & PR
During my Master degree studies of Social and Media communication in Prague, I had the opportunity to come to Paris for one year. I integrated ISC Paris business school’s Master in Creative Industry (media, web, art, events management). Meanwhile, I worked as IT assistant and webmaster. Later I pursued as a contractor for a french company GroupCamp as Marketing manager of the Czech Republic. In 2012, I joined Association of Public Relations Agencies (APRA) as Office manager and I obtained LSPR certificate (London School of Public Relations). Begging of 2015, I decided to move to Paris, where I am part of several projects (e.g.: Association of Czech students and young professionals in France, A l’Est du Nouveau - Central and Eastern European films festival). From May 2015, I participate on French Commerce project as Business Developer and Public Relation manager.
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 eight years. There I have worked as a sociologist, journalist and interpreter. My time spent between the Czech Republic and France, combined with my double social 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 a many common aspects between Czech and French cultures. The Czech Republic can find its rightful place on the French market!
Since 2011, Jiří works in a leading Czech law firm PRK Partners. Jiří is an attorney at law admitted to the Czech Chamber of Advocates and specialises in corporate law, banking and finance, real estate, insolvency, general business law and merger and acquisition. Jiří is fluent in Czech and German and has a good working knowledge of English.