France China Trophies

During the third France China Trophy Ceremony held on November 22 in Beijing, the Entrepreneurship award went to a French SME, A.S. Architecture-Studio, for its ambitious and successful implantation in China.

Over 500 guests gathered in the magnificent setting of the Beijing Wanda Sofitel Hotel for the French Gala organized by the CCIFC Beijing.

The jury of the France China Trophy 2014 also saluted the track record of 4 French large corporate groups nominated for the Growth Award: Air France-KLM, BioMérieux, Pierre Fabre and Valeo. At the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the France-China diplomatic relations, we have indeed decided to mark the occasion by awarding a single prize, because Growth implies a certain audacity with the right alliance strategy.

The winner of the 2014 Growth award was later unveiled in Paris on November 25th during a conference organized by the CCIP at Hotel Potocki: the Valeo Group was selected for its exceptional growth in China, in terms of turnover over an extended period and successful alliances.

The "France China Trophies" are organized by the consulting firm OC&C Strategy Consultants, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Paris Ile de France (CCIP), the CCIFC and an independent think tank named "Premier Cercle".

The awards aim to promote the importance of France-China relationships in the media, among French and Chinese firms, and to highlight and reward the most remarkable success stories from French firms in China. They demonstrate that China is – and will long remain – a key strategic priority for many French firms and show how reciprocity can be mutually beneficial to both China and France.

Each year an independent jury selected 2 to 4 French companies based in China as winners and reward their results and achievements in terms of audacity, alliance, growth and entrepreneurship.

2014 Winners  2013 Winners  2012 Winners

Large groups’ awards:

  • The Alliance award rewards a company with the best development in China through a profitable and sustainable partnership.
  • The Audacity award, honours a company that ended up being the most audacious to successfully develop in China.
  • The Growth award, singles out a company with the most remarkable growth in China.

Criteria to participate to Alliance, Audacity and Growth awards

  • French company
  • Global turnover above € 500 million
  • Operating in any sector except financial sector (banking & insurance)
  • Local structure in China since at least 2010 (representation office, WFOE, JV, etc.)
  • Member of CCIFC
  • Agreement from the Top Management to participate

SME’s awards:

  • The Entrepreneurship award (launched in 2013, in continuation with the « Prix PME » that the CCIFC had been running previously), encourages the development of French small-sized companies in China by rewarding the efforts of the most remarkable ones.

The "France China Trophies" ceremonies: an expected gathering in France and China

The France China Awards are kicked off each year in Paris and China respectively gathering 400 and 600 guests from the business community.

Criteria to participate to the Entrepreneurship award

  • French company
  • Global turnover below € 100 million (and not affiliated to or controlled by a large group)
  • Global staff below 500 (excluding China)
  • Local structure in China since at least 2010 (representation office, WFOE, JV, etc.)
  • Operating in any sector except financial sector (banking & insurance)
  • Member of CCIFC
  • Agreement from the Top Management to participate

To learn more about the awards, you can visit the following website:

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In Chinese

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Caroline PENARD

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