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Go Global: Exporting to Europe
Thursday, February 29th, 2024
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM EST
Complimentary Zoom Webinar (No Fee)
Zoom link will be sent with registration confirmation.
Registration Deadline: 2/29/2024 by 8:00 AM EST
The European Union market and its 27 member countries represent the United States’ largest export market in the world. With 450 million wealthy consumers, and 25 million small and medium-size enterprises, all combined purchased $197 billion from the U.S. in 2021. In addition, many European business people speak English, the infrastructure is solid, contracts are reliable, and business processes are similar.
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Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above.
Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.
Lunch Presentation Celebrating
The Philadelphia-Lyon Bar Exchange Program
Thursday, February 29th, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Troutman Pepper - Philadelphia Office
3000 Two Logan Square
18th and Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Advanced registration is required no later than
Wednesday, February 26, 2024, by noon.
The International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association
is excited to welcome you back for the second part of its program about
The Philadelphia-Lyon Bar Exchange Program.
For more than 26 years, French interns have come to Philadelphia to undertake a 6-month internship. As part of this program, it has become a tradition for them to finish their visit by presenting about a matter of interest of French Law. Our two speakers are the current French interns: Chloé Justin, intern at McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP and Élève-Avocate à l’École des Avocats du Rhône-Alpes, and Fanny Lheureux, intern at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP and Élève-Avocate à l’École des Avocats du Rhône-Alpes. They will focus on how to enhance global business through two examples: the comparison of IP rights protecting French goods in the U.S. and France and the introduction of American legal concepts in French law.
Have you ever wondered why we can find American “Champagne” in the U.S. not coming from the Champagne region in France? Why you can buy Brie cheese in the U.S. that was not produced in the French Brie region? To answer these questions, Ms. Justin will compare the protection of the Geographical Indications (GIs) in the U.S. and France/EU.
Likewise, did you know that before 2007, Trust Funds were Unidentified Legal Objects for French law? Nowadays, they are one of the seldom legal concepts shared by common and civil law. After almost fifteen years, they have become trendy among the French business community. Ms. Lheureux will talk about the introduction of Trust Funds in French law, from the initial borrowing from American practice to the adaption to the French legal system. She will also mention current uses and challenges.
Together, Ms. Justin and Ms. Lheureux will welcome and answer all questions about French and European law. In addition, a special French dessert, handmade crêpes, will be provided. Please join us as we discuss the civil law system and to promote the French American friendship.
Wednesday, March 13th, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Zoom Webinar presented by the FACC San Francisco
Registration Deadline: 3/12, 5:00 PM
$11 for Non-Members
No Fee for FACC Philadelphia Members
but you must register in advance!
The FACC Philadelphia is delighted to partner with our Sister Chapter, the San Francisco Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, to invite you to an inspiring “Meet the Executive” webinar with Deborah Papiernik, Senior Vice President, New Business & Strategic Alliances at Ubisoft Entertainment.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about an outstanding business leader in the Video Gaming and Entertainment Industry.
Deborah will share 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 is pleased to present Deborah Papiernik who will address 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
Senior Vice President
New Business &
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.
To learn more, please visit: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/
ATTENTION: Pennsylvania-based Companies interested in Export Assistance
Bringing the World to Pennsylvania (BTW2PA) is Back!
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 can learn 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). You won't want to miss this chance to gain expert advice on international sales strategies.
As the Regional Export Network (REN) representative in Southeastern Pennsylvania, the WTCGP organizes 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!
Meet With a Pennsylvania Authorized Trade Representative (ATR)
Export-ready Pennsylvania companies have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one meetings from a roster of 13 Pennsylvania Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs) who are covering more than 40 global markets.
You can obtain foreign market intelligence, agent and distributor candidates, industry and government contacts, and on-the-ground assistance when visiting foreign markets.
If you are unsure if your company is "export-ready" or if you have never attended this event,
please contact one of the Trade Specialists listed above to discuss your objectives.
Before clicking the button to register below,
please have your Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) handy.
The Greater Philadelphia International Reception
Wednesday, March 20th, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
City Hall - Conversation Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
BTW2PA will culminate with Global Connections: The Greater Philadelphia International Reception, which is recognized as the region's leading international business reception and networking event.
Global Connections brings together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to showcase the vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class business destination.
If you're interested in attending the Global Connections Reception on Wednesday evening,
the WTCGP would like to offer you priority for a Wednesday afternoon meeting with an Authorized Trade Representative (see above).
Young Friends Program Series
Big InnerG Healing Concert
Experience a transformative journey through sound, movement, art, fashion, film, and vibration with the artist 7God & Friends. Hosted by the Young Friends, this immersive experience is designed to infuse the power of affirmations and self-reflection using the power of different art forms & healing modalities to engage the audience's senses.
This event will use sounds & 7God affirmation music to create a meditative and surreal experience, inducing deep relaxation and introspection. Be completely immersed in the present moment, and allow yourself to be carried away by the celestial sounds and therapeutic vibrations. This is an opportunity to connect with your inner self and experience profound healing and rejuvenation.
Portrait of James Baldwin, 1945, Beauford Delaney
(American (active Paris 1901–1979), 3/1/1998
Tours: "Black Art, Black Voices"
Celebrate the contributions of Black artists to the history of art and culture.
Now through February 29th, 2024
Meet by 1:45 PM for 2:00 PM Tour
Philadelphia Museum of Art - Main Building
Meet in Great Stair Hall, Near Gallery 251
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Free with Museum Admission
Gee's Bend Quilts from the Collection
Through July 7th, 2024
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Galleries 150, 151
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
The 13 quilts on view were acquired in 2017 through the Souls Grown Deep Foundation and were selected to tell the history of quilt-making in Gee's Bend (Alabama) from the mid-1920s to 2005. The significance of these quilts to their makers is expressed in the quilters' own words gathered from contemporary interviews.
Free with Museum Admission