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Dear Members, Partners & Friends,
 
Another piece of great news for summer travelers between the US and France last week with the Department of State extending the validity of National Interest Exceptions (NIE) for travelers subject to restrictions under several Presidential Proclamations - you can find more details later in this newsletter. Unfortunately, no reciprocity yet regarding concrete steps about the reopening of the US borders to Shengen citizens. Let's hope that more announcements are coming soon!

July is always a great time of the year for our team to work closely with our Committees and Forums, and other FACCs in the US, and we are thrilled to announce :
  • on September 22 & 23 : Continuum'21: The inaugural French-American Chamber of Commerce Business Summit gathering the 18 chapters of the Chamber for an exclusive national virtual event ; FACCNE and FACC San Francisco are partnering to offer you a program on Smart Cities!
  • on October 6 & 7: The 2021 Edition of FACCNE's Annual Life Sciences Panorama - SAVE THE DATE!!
  • the launch of our 2021 FAB Awards this summer. Stay tuned!

We wish everyone a Happy Bastille Day and look forward to seeing you in-person in September - Stay healthy, enjoy the summer and don't forget to renew your FACCNE Membership!

Ludivine Wolczik, FACCNE Executive Director
SPECIAL OFFER FOR FACCNE's COMMUNITY
FACCNE's Women in Business Network (FWBN) Launches Coaching Circles

In partnership with 3sixtyglobal
The global pandemic has introduced even more complexity and uncertainty into our lives. Research tells us that business leaders need to be more "agile" to cope with constant changes in the global marketplace.

This 12-week program is perfect for women who are responsible for getting results by working with others, who manage a team, who must influence and persuade without formal authority, and/or who wants to be a better version of themselves.

First session starts on Sept 15!

*Join our 30mn informational webinar led by Marion Estienne, PhD, on Sept. 1st! This brief session will present the workshops in more details. This is an opportunity to ask your questions and get to know the program.

UPCOMING Let's Chat!
If you are interested in being featured as an interviewee, send an email to communications@faccne.org - This program is open exclusively to Entrepreneurs, Business and Elite & Platinum members.
SAVE THE DATE: THE 9TH ANNUAL LIFE SCIENCES PANORAMA

🗓️ Wednesday, October 6 @ 12-2:30pm ET
Thursday, October 7 @ 5:30-7:30pm ET

This year, the Annual Life Sciences Panorama will be in an hybrid format. On Oct 6th, we will have an online event with a keynote speaker and panel discussions, followed by an in-person networking event on Oct 7th. The topic of this conference is "From Crisis to Opportunity: The Dawn of a New Era for Biopharma Innovation."

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact Ludivine Wolczik at contact@faccne for details.

Stay tuned for more announcements of the keynote speaker, panelists, and more!
FACC'Fin at La Voile on Newbury St

🗓️ Wednesday, July 21 @ 5 pm ET

Join us for the first in-person event this summer! Travel to the South of France with FACC’Fin at La Voile Restaurant in Boston. Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while networking with finance professionals in the local area. Space is limited.
Register today to secure your ticket!

👉 REGISTER
-- MORE EVENTS --
Celebrate La Fête Nationale at La Voile, Brookline with our friends of The French Cultural Center! Come enjoy Bastille Day à la française. 

On July 14, from 4pm to 6pm: Game time for all! Board games for kids, story time en français with the French Cultural Center's librarian, face painting, card games, trivia and even mini pétanque fields! Included in the event’s price are four different Ricard cocktails for the adults as well as grenadine and mint mocktails for the younger ones.

The pétanque fields will be first come, first serve and will run for 30mins per team.

From 6pm to 8pm: Party time!  Live accordéoniste, glasses of rosé de Provence, French appetizers, French songs and dancing. Please note that this is a standing-room party.

EFGB Job Fair on August 17th!

Join the EFGB job fair next month! They are looking for a variety of new staff, including a French teacher.

FACC National Event
September 22-23, 2021
Registration opens July 15, 2021 [Early Bird]

Announcing Continuum '21: The inaugural French-American Chamber of Commerce Business Summit. On September 22 & 23, join 18 National FACC Chapters for a hallmark digital event featuring 10 panel discussions, 40+ premier speakers, and unlimited group and 1-1 networking opportunities.

The event is intended to bring visibility to the FACC’s national structure and sector specializations, while engaging existing members, recruiting new ones, generating income and increasing French-American trade.

Panel discussions will convene prominent thought leaders from French and American companies to discuss transatlantic relations and specific U.S. market opportunities by sector.
From July 15- August 1, benefit from special Early Bird pricing and receive 15% off member and non-member passes. Ticket prices will be set at $25 for FACC members; $50 for non-FACC members (all access).

-- FACCNE's NEWS --
FACC'Fin is on LinkedIn!

Join the new FACC'Fin LinkedIn group to connect with our core members, stay up to date with upcoming events, and meet professionals in the finance industry.

FACCNE IS LOOKING FOR A MEMBERSHIP / DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Please email our Executive Director, Ludivine Wolczik at contact@faccne.org for more details and to submit your candidacy. This position will start in August. Candidates need to be based in the US and already have a valid work permit to apply.
-- MEMBER NEWS --
Congratulations to Class of 2021 at ISB!

Congratulations to the International School of Boston’s Class of 2021! At the Graduation Ceremony on June 16th, attended by Mr. Arnaud Mentré, the Consul General of France in Boston, as well as their parents and teachers, the 12th Graders received their diplomas from Mr. Richard Ulffers, the ISB Head of School. It was a joyous day for these student achievers, and they will now continue their studies in universities and colleges around the world. We wish them all the very best!
The ISB Admissions Office is open all summer, and is still accepting applications.

NFI Corp has acquired PPS INC.

NFI Corp., the global leader in printed graphic solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of PPS Inc. from Olathe, KS. PPS will be relocating its manufacturing to the New Bedford facility in Massachusetts while keeping a sales and administrative office in Kansas. This strategic acquisition will allow NFI to expand its capabilities and customer base. This third acquisition for NFI strengthens their growth position in the US market and their commitment to keeping high tech manufacturing jobs in the US.

Boston, Strasbourg, Xplore, Innouvo & Co Initiative - The Third Edition!

They have set a new approach for helping both cities and startups scale and harness disruption. Check out this year's start up cohort here.

Subscribe to Gerard Riveron's Newsletter for Updates on their Jewelry Collections!

-- FRENCH and AMERICAN NEWS --
US Department of State: Update on National Interest Exemptions

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced that National Interest Exceptions (NIE) that they have issued, and will be issuing, will be valid for twelve (12) months and for multiple entries. NIEs will remain valid so long as the individuals will be entering the United States for the same purposes underlying the original NIE request. 
Since the COVID pandemic hit, both the past and current presidential administrations have issued travel bans for individuals who have been in any of the following countries within fourteen (14) days of attempting to enter the U.S.: United Kingdom, Ireland, China, India, Iran, South Africa, Brazil, and any of the Schengen countries. Individuals coming from any of these countries however may apply for an NIE if they can prove that they are coming to the U.S. to provide executive direction and/or vital support to a critical infrastructure, as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 

Healthcare Innovation 2030: Shaping France as the Leading European Nation in Innovation and Sovereignty in Healthcare

New article published by the French Consulate in Boston - Healthcare Innovaton 2030. Read the forward by President Emmanuel Macron, followed by synthesized data of France's role as an innovative healthtech hub and the key goals for the future.

FACCNY: Exchange Visitors and Host Companies of J1 visa Interns, Trainees, and VIEs, please read our updated FAQs regarding the FACC's Exchange Visitor Program!

*NEW* DE&I Report by AmCham France

AmCham France is proud to publish its concrete recommendations for French public authorities and companies established in France to promote ethnic and social diversity at work. All AmCham France members are convinced that this is a societal necessity on the one hand, but also a guarantee of performance and success for their companies.

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Gerard Riveron, Founder
Victor Vanbremeersch, CEO
On behalf of the FACCNE & our Board, we truly appreciate the committed support of our Members during these unprecedented times.
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