Register for These Upcoming Events!
Other FACC Chapters in Our National Network,
Other Chapters in the CCI (Chambres de Commerce et d'Industrie)-France International Network,
FACC Philadelphia Members, and
Other Nonprofit Partners!
*Most webinars are free for FACC Members. Some webinars request a nominal fee.*
Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Life Sciences Panorama
Organized by The French American Chamber of Commerce of New England
Since its inception nine years ago, the Life Sciences Panorama has grown strong and is now recognized by the life science community as an annual catalyst for knowledge exchange.
This year, the conference part of the event will be in a digital format on October 6, from 12:00PM to 2:00PM ET, here on the Hopin platform.
The theme of the 2021 event will be: FROM CRISIS TO OPPORTUNITY, THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA FOR INNOVATION IN BIOPHARMA.
Thursday, October 7th, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Export Finance Roundtable
Organized by the US Commercial Service
Hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service, this live webinar will be organized as an informal roundtable with a Q&A format, for questions relating to financing export ambitions; and federal resources available to companies looking to do business overseas.
Organizations include, US Commercial Service (USCS), Export-Import Bank of the United States (EX-IM), United States Small Business Administration (SBA), and Fulton Bank.
This event will also include a brief overview of the U.S. Commercial Service, summarizing what it is and what services are offered to companies looking to export to oversees markets.
Thursday, October 7th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Virtual Event in English
Organized by The French American Chamber of Commerce of New York
This series of virtual conferences is aimed at any foreign company considering setting up or developing its business in the United States.
Part 1: Creation of your US Structure
Create your U.S. Subsidiary: Presented by Gide Loyrette Nouel and Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole LLP
Presentation of the forms of companies that can be adopted in the U.S
Presentation of the relationships between a French company / French founders and their newly created company / subsidiary in the U.S.
Thursday, October 7th - Sunday, November 7th 2021
Virtual Event - Streaming on Demand
$20 per household
Organized by The Lantern Theater Company
Infection, quarantine, panic, and closed borders are invoked in this sharp adaptation of Camus' masterful novel La Peste, originally written following World War II to serve as a political warning to future generations about fascism. Bartlett's compelling drama is all the more startling for how contemporary and timeless the action plays out on the stage: "How would I react if the plague came for me?"
This American premiere production was filmed at St. Stephen's Theater in Center City Philadelphia in July 2021.
$20 per household
$35 for a digital fall pass
*A $4 per ticket processing fee will be added to all orders
Friday, October 8th, 2021
8:45 AM - 11:o0 AM EDT
Business Opportunity Forum
Organized by The Philadelphia International Airport
Join us to hear about the state of the Airport, get insight on positioning your firm for future contracting opportunities, and virtually network with peers, resource partners, and Airport leaders. Choose one of ten engaging breakout sessions to learn more about Construction, Concessions, Engineering, non A&E, Sustainability, Cargo expansion plans, and more!
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
Organized by The Trade Center of Delaware
At this workshop, participants will learn about:
The Benefits of International Trade
FAQ Before Exporting/Importing
Information Resources to Help You
Financial Resources to Help you
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
L'ALLIANCE FRANCAISE FAIT SA RENTREE LITTERAIRE!
(The Alliance Française Speed-Booking is Back)
Free In-person Event
Bring your favorite francophone or anglophone book and, in the fashion of speed-dating, move table to table while trying to convince fellow students to "date" (i.e read) your book.
A real challenge: you will only have three minutes!
Beyond the exchange, it is also an exercise of rhetoric, a fun and dynamic way to find your next read and a friendly occasion to discover new authors! It is up to you to leave your head full of dreams, and someone else's book under the arm.
Don't miss this great opportunity to talk about literature in French!
Please note: The Covid-19 Vaccination is required to attend the event, for staff members and attendees.
If recommended by the City of Philadelphia, masks will be required.
Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
The Alliance has always been keen on promoting Francophone film culture. After having proposed Les Cinés Canapé on zoom during the pandemic toughest moments, it is with great pleasure to reopen the doors of Le ciné de l’Alliance.
Join us every other Wednesday to watch a French-Speaking movie with us! You will then have the occasion to discuss the movie and the subjects related with the volunteers.
Fiction, autobiography, cartoon or documentary: Le ciné de l’Alliance make it a point of honor to offer a diversity of types and subjects, according to thematic cycles which will be renewed each month. Beyond the pleasure of discovering more of the French-Speaking cinematography and its richness, it is a great opportunity to listen to some French and to practice it if you feel comfortable to do it.
* * * WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW * * *
Frequency: Every other Wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm
Duration: 2 Hours of screening + Discussion Time (1 hour approximately)
Place: Center City Location - 1420 Walnut Street - Suite 700 - Philadelphia
Group Size: 20-25 maximum
Language: The movie will be in French with English subtitles. Discussion time will be both in French and English depending on what each person is most comfortable with! We encourage exchanges of any kind.
Fee: Free for Members / Donation-based for non members : you can pay what you want!
Registration: At least 48 hours prior to the event (depending on the number of places left)
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
Today, more than ever, businesses are being targeted by fraudsters. Join Univest’s Corporate Security Officer for an informative webinar on the current trending schemes and insight on best practices to protect your business from experiencing significant losses in both dollars and time.
Learn about trending schemes including:
ACH and wire transfers fraud
David Schecter, Vice President and Corporate Security Officer for Univest Financial Corporation who holds the Certified Fraud Examiner credential.
Thursday, November 4th, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
In Person Event
*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ***
Date : Thursday, November 4
Time : 5:30pm
Duration : 1,5 hour
Location : Center City Location/ 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia
Language : Books can be either francophone or anglophone. Discussions can be a mix between French and English depending on what each person is most comfortable with ! We encourage exchanges of any kind.
Fee : FREE EVENT
Registration : Before November, 2 at 6:00pm
*** HEALTH & SAFETY ***
Covid proof of vaccination required
Mask required during this event
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM EDT
Are you interested in expending your business in France/Europe?
OSCI experts will present market entry operational solutions as well as trends and opportunities in key sectors and answer all your questions about doing business in France!
French economic context
Business development in France, support solutions
Collaborative exporting - communication and HR strategy relocated abroad
Digital and E-commerce approach to the French/European market
Christelle MAFFRE, OCO Global
Cécile BOURY, CBCI international
Anne Martel REISON, EOC International
Jean-Louis LALOYAUX, World Sellers
Monthly Starting Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Online on Zoom
The French Resistance is too often described in masculine terms. However, women played an important and neglected role. This new cycle of Parlons Histoire entitled "Les grandes figures féminines de la Résistance", pays tribute to these unsung heroines. Aubrac, De Gaulle-Anthonioz, Albrecht, Tillion and Fourcade are among them! Each month, we invite you to discover the exciting and tragic lives of these Braves among the Brave, who command respect and admiration...
*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ***
Frequency : Monthly (1st session on November 9)
Time : 6:00 pm
Duration : 1 hour
Location : Online (Zoom)
Language : French
Fee : $10 for non members / $8 for Alliance Française members
*** NOVEMBER SESSION ***
NOVEMBER 9 : Lucie AUBRAC (1912-2007)
Born in 1912, Lucie, a rebellious woman with a strong character, quickly became aware of the rise of European fascism. History graduate, she joined the Communist Youth and married the French officer Raymond Aubrac. The war broke out. It was the beginning of a story whose ramifications she could not yet imagine: clandestinity, arrests, escapes, torture... and Victory! Icon of the Resistance, she died in 2007. President Jacques Chirac declared: "All her life, she knew how to keep in our hearts the flame of the Republic struggles for Freedom".
Monday, November 15th, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
Join us for a dynamic virtual conference with Senator Chris Coons and special guests on the positive impact of global affairs programs in Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Registration is Now Open for the Fall 2021 Session
Organized by the Arts + Business Council
Registration is now open for the Arts + Business Council’s **FREE** Digital Drawingboard program, which provides creative economy leaders with the resources and skills needed to enhance their organization’s digital presence and reimagine their offerings for virtual engagement. Over a four-week period, participants will work alongside a cohort of creative professionals, as well as leaders in the arts and technology, to discover how to leverage technology to effectively adapt to the future of engaging audiences online. Cohort members will gain insight into how to transition to virtual programming, utilize web design and social media to tell their organization’s story, understand and fundraise with their audience, and more. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply here.
Registration is Now Open for the January - February 2022 Session
Organized by the Arts + Business Council
Join the Arts + Business Council’s 2022 Business on Board program season! Business on Board is the only program in the Greater Philadelphia area that focuses on the unique needs of the local arts and culture sector and offers a robust observership experience. Participants are equipped with the knowledge, strategies and tools to maximize their effectiveness and understanding of board leadership. Business on Board will be conducted virtually over 5 weeks from January through February 2022. The bi-weekly format includes one mandatory hands-on participatory session and one recorded webinar that can be viewed anytime. Immediately following curriculum completion, those individuals participating in an observership will select, and be introduced to, a host organization.