Our goal is to support strong economic relations between France and the United States, and to promote the development of our member companies in the New York region.
We achieve our objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and professional development. The FACC - NY disseminates information by way of its diverse programs and seminars held at top New York venues.
Recently, the FACC has held panel discussions on such pertinent business issues as:
The Digital Workplace
Recent French and U.S. Tax Reforms
Customs & Import
Compliance in U.S. Labor & Employment
The Luxury Industry
The Road Map to a Corporate Board Position
The French-American Chamber of Commerce has hosted a variety of high-level and notable speakers in recent years, including:
Mercedes Abramo, President & CEO, Cartier North America
Fabrice Sergent, Co-Founder & CEO, Bandsintown Group
Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning, Agency Development, Google
Patricia Barbizet, CEO, Artémis and now-CEO, Christie's
Jean-Marc Bellaiche, then-Global Head of Luxury, Boston Consulting Group
Laurent Claquin, Head, Kering Americas
Brant Cryder, President, Yves Saint Laurent America
Rebecca Jarvis, Chief Business & Economics Correspondent, ABC News
The Hon. François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United Nations
Joaquin Almunia, Vice-President, European Commission
João Vale de Almeida, European Union Ambassador to the United States
The FACC holds professional networking events, such as:
Fall Networking Event
FACC Tennis Tournament - BNP Paribas Cup
Summer Social Networking Event
European Chambers Event at the Central Park Boathouse
Annual New Year Reception
Networking Event at L'OCCITANE
Networking Event at Palais des Thés
The FACC recently re-launched its Gala Evening. Taking place at Manhattan's Tribeca Rooftop, the Gala included the participation of over 275 French and American executives, a rooftop cocktail hour, three-course dinner and dancing. Clara Gaymard, President & CEO of GE France, is the 2015 Gala Guest of Honor.
The Gala benefits the 501(c)(3) FACC Foundation, which was formed in 2012 to help train and educate the next generation of transatlantic business leaders.
By way of our International Career Development Programs (ICDP), the FACC enhances opportunities for young French and American professionals to acquire the skills and cultural savvy needed to excel in the global business marketplace. By working with U.S. and French governmental agencies, the Chamber delivers personalized, professional service to our member firms as they train the next generation of transatlantic business leaders.
Lastly, the French-American Chamber of Commerce is directly involved in providing services to small and medium-sized French companies that wish to establish operations in the United States. By way of its Trade Services, the Chamber undertakes explorative missions, coaching and consulting. Working actively with our network of French-American professionals, the FACC offers French clients access to bilingual, bi-cultural experts in a variety of fields including law, accounting, real estate, banking, public relations, advertising, recruiting and more.
Seminars, high-level speakers, networking opportunities, professional exchange and commercial services all contribute to the Chamber's mission of supporting strong economic relations between France and the U.S. , and promoting the development of our member companies.