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More Past Events - March 2024


Past Event: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Zoom Webinar presented by the FACC San Francisco

The FACC Philadelphia was delighted to partner with our Sister Chapter, the San Francisco Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, in an inspiring “Meet the Executive” webinar with Deborah Papiernik, Senior Vice President, New Business & Strategic Alliances at Ubisoft Entertainment. We would like to thank all that attended the webinar and welcome you to join future events.

This was a great opportunity to learn more about an outstanding business leader in the Video Gaming and Entertainment Industry.


Deborah shared her path to success, the challenges she has faced, and the career-defining innovation that contributed to her exceptional rise in her chosen field.

To celebrate International Women’s Day and ahead of the 3/18-22 Game Developers Conference (GDC), the FACC San Francisco's Women's Leadership Committee was pleased to present Deborah Papiernik who addressed the following topics: 

  • Why did she choose to pursue a career in the Video Gaming Industry?

  • What is her take on the challenges and future of Gaming which is now the biggest business sector of the Entertainment Industry?

  • What do Immersive Technologies and GenAI bring to the table?

  • What advice would she share with women in the Video Gaming Industry?

Meet the Executive

Deborah Papiernik

Senior Vice President

New Business &
Strategic Alliances


Deborah Papiernik has been with Ubisoft for 25 years, holding different positions in Marketing, Business Development, and Game Development. Passionate about building bridges between industries, she explores new business opportunities for Ubisoft, looking beyond the world of video games to bring its brands to a wider audience and share the company’s expertise with new sectors.

An appreciated deal-maker and inspiring leader, Deborah and her team develop innovative partnerships and new forms of entertainment in industries such as Live Entertainment, Location-Based Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), Music, Health, Mobility, and Culture.

A founding member of the French Touch, Deborah is also involved in the development and promotion of all cultural industries and innovation at large. She is a recognized expert in immersive entertainment and culture and serves as the Vice President of the “Immersive Creation Fund” for the National Center for Cinema (CNC), reporting to the French Ministry of Culture; as a Qualified Member of the PIA 4 Commission for the “Digitalization of French Heritage and Architecture” under the General Secretary of Investment (SGPI), reporting to the French Prime Minister, as well as a Board Member of several institutions.  

About Ubisoft Entertainment: A Global Gaming Pioneer

Ubisoft is a true pioneer in the video game industry. The company's story begins with a family. The five Guillemot brothers, who saw an opportunity in the growing software development business, founded Ubisoft in 1986 to create and distribute video games around the world. Starting from its first releases of Zombi for the home computer to the hit 90s platformer Rayman, Ubisoft’s early creative spirit paved the way for its future.

Ubisoft Entertainment SA (Ubisoft) is a provider of gaming services. The company publishes and distributes video games for portable and home consoles, the PC, smartphones and tablets in both physical and online formats. Its product portfolio includes the Assassin’s Creed, The Crew, Far Cry, For Honor, Just Dance, Prince of Persia, Anno, Brawlhalla, Child of Light, Ghost Recon, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Might and Magic, Blasphemous, Brothers In Arms, Calico, and Champions of Anteria brand names. The company also offers digital gift cards. It has business operations across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Ubisoft is headquartered in Carentoir, Brittany, France.

For the 2022–23 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €1.74 billion.

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Bringing the World to Pennsylvania (BTW2PA)

Past Event:

Wednesday, March 20th, 9:00 AM - 4:45 PM

KPMG, 1601 Market St., 36th Fl., Philadelphia, PA  19103

Friday, March 22nd, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Penn State Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA  19355

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) is one of your best resources for export business assistance. With a network of 300+ World Trade Centers in over 90 countries, the organization offers unparalleled connectivity and business opportunities for exporters


Pennsylvania-based companies interested in selling their goods and services overseas learned about business development resources and have one-on-one meetings with Pennsylvania's Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs) from around the world during the Bringing the World to PA Tour (BTW2PA). Attendees gained expert advice on international sales strategies.

As the
Regional Export Network (REN) representative in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the WTCGP organized this event to support the Commonwealth's efforts to assist Pennsylvania-based companies in gaining export sales. BTW2PA is funded in part by the PA DCED Office of International Business Development.

The WTCGP Team of Trade Specialists
is ready to help you take your export business to the next level!

Josh Fishbein and Ron Drozd:  Pennsylvania-based companies in Chester and Delaware Counties and 

Dale Foote:  Pennsylvania-based companies in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties


Global Connections:
The Greater Philadelphia International Reception


Past Event: Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

City Hall - Conversation Hall

1400 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA  19107

BTW2PA culminated with Global Connections: The Greater Philadelphia International Reception, which is recognized as the region's leading international business reception and networking event.

Global Connections brought together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities  showcasing the vitality of the region and celebrating Greater Philadelphia as a world-class business destination.

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