Throwback: VISIONS | Gala Dinner & Business Awards

On the 9th January, the CCIFV had the pleasure to gather the French and international business communities during its Gala Dinner and Business Awards. For an evening 230 guests celebrated France's greatest visionaries along with the talented magician Stefan Leyshon.

This fourth edition of the Gala & Business Awards Dinner also congratulated three winners in the categories: Business Excellence, Entrepreneur and Sustainable Business Initiatives.

Created in April 2013, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between France and Vietnam, the French Business Awards honor companies with substantial links to France. French Business Awards allows participating companies to receive the recognition they deserve from the community of entrepreneurs, business leaders, innovators and institutions.

Business Excellence : Sanofi

Sponsored by Savencia

Top Pharmaceutical company in France, Sanofi has more than 60 years of existence in Vietnam, providing various medicines, vaccines and consumer health products to Vietnamese patients and consumers.

To-date, the company has 1,300 direct employees and additional 11,700 indirect jobs and a new state of the art manufacturing plant in Saigon Hi-Tec Park. In 2020, Sanofi has brought millions of doses of innovative vaccines, including 6-in-1 vaccine for infants.

Entrepreneur : Dancenter

Sponsored by Carlsberg

In July 2007, Linh Rateau founded Dancenter with the goal to offer a Home to all dance lovers. Today Dancenter register more than 1000 students, produce 4 annual shows for amateurs and professionals and is one of the major places for Dancing Education and Creation in Vietnam.

Official Member of the International Council of Dance of UNESCO, named top 5 finalists as best Overseas French Entrepreneur by Trophée des francais de l’Etranger, Linh Rateau proved that she was able to transform the boldest decision of her life.

Sustainable Business Initatives : Metiseko

Metiseko stemmed from a yearning to create a brand with limitless creativity and design that remains deeply committed to ethical practices.

From the rigorously-executed agriculture of GOTS-certified organic cotton to the natural silk produced by highly-skilled, Vietnamese artisans, the company prioritize the fair trade principles applied throughout their entire business model.

The winners of the three categories have been selected by a jury gathering:

  • Matthieu BONNET | Regional Director Southeast Asia | Artelia
  • Thibaut GIROUX |CEO | Stolz-Miras | Chairman CCIFV
  • Thao LAM NGOC | Executive Director | LIN Center for Community Development
  • Eric MERLIN | CEO | AppleTree Group
  • Hervé OCHSENBEIN | Economic Counsellor |  French Embassy in Vietnam


This celebration was organized with the support of our sponsors:

  • Platinium: Carlsberg, Savencia
  • Gold: April, Messer
  • Silver: Gourmet de Paris, Madgicprod et Orès
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