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11/29 Reception of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

To celebrate 10 years of partnership between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region in France, the City of Philadelphia and the French-American Chamber of Commerce are hosting a reception with leaders from both regions.



Join us to learn about the decade-old relationship and what opportunities exist with this French Region, which is one of the European leaders in biotech, life sciences, information technology and advanced manufacturing.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

City Hall, Conversation Hall

1404 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Keynote speakers:

Dennis Davin

Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development


Jim Kenney

Mayor of Philadelphia

Louis Giscard d'Estaing

Vice President - International promotion, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Visiting guests:

- Florent Belleteste, Director, CCI International Rhône-Alpes

- Mélanie Bourret, International Relations Department,

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

- Pierre Casoli, French Foreign Trade Advisor & CEO of Emball'Iso

- Marie-Pierre Favre, Director for International Relations, INSA Lyon

- Béatrice Frezal, Associate Professor & Coordinate for INNOV@INSA, INSA Lyon

- Céline Gagnard, International Projects and Relations Manager,


- Lisa Mihami, International Project Manager, École Centrale de Lyon

- Aurore Portet, Professor in Charge of USA Partnerships,

Institut d'Études Politiques de Lyon

- Pascal Sire, Development Manager, CEA

- Jim Walker, Vice President for International Affairs,

Université Lumière-Lyon-II

- Laure Ambroise, Deputy Director of COACTIS Laboratory, Université Jean Monnet

Space is limited - Please RSVP to

Space is limited - Please RSVP to
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