Dear Members, Partners & Friends,
Summer travel season is upon us and there has been some breakthrough news regarding travel to and from Europe to the U.S. France has lifted some entry restrictions for vaccinated travelers from the United States and we look forward to hearing about concrete steps to be announced regarding the reopening of the US borders. To hear the last updates, see the announcement from the French government below in this newsletter and consider attending an AmCham France's conversation with the US Consul General in Paris on June 16 - please see details below.

June also comes with a transition to the 'new normal' in Massachusetts, and FACCNE's is happy to announce that we are back to planning in-person events. Stay tuned!

If you weren't able to attend our latest events, please take a look at our recordings and reports below of our FACC'Fin kick-off event on June 3rd and the 5th edition of our DEI Series dedicated to Neurodiversity on May 25th. We thank our many members and connections who so regularly tune into our programming from the US and France -- thank you very much!

We have 4 more virtual events lined up in June and we'll finish the season with the last virtual event of our very successful DEI Series, celebrating Pride Month. Please scroll down to register for these events!

Bye now - Stay healthy, enjoy the summer and don't forget to renew your FACCNE Membership!

Ludivine Wolczik, FACCNE Executive Director
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Welcoming Thomas Escobedo, the newest member of the FACCNE Team!
We are pleased to announce that a new member is joining the FACCNE team! Thomas Escobedo will be an intern for 6 months as a Project Coordinator and will be supporting the Events team. Thomas is currently in his final year of a double degree in Business Administration and International Business at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, USA) and Neoma Business School (Reims, France). Previously, he completed a 6-month internship as a Marketing, Communication and Events Assistant at the regional headquarters of the bank CIC in France. He is very motivated to discover a new professional environment, take on new challenges, but also to put his skills and experience at the service of the FACCNE.

Welcome to FACCNE, Thomas! If you have any questions for Thomas, you can email at
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!

Clement Michel, Group Senior EVP, HR & Transformation, Keolis Group
Congratulations to Clement Michel for his role at Keolis as Group Senior Executive VP, HR and Transformation. His work will focus on Health and Safety & Sustainability roadmaps. Clement is the former President & CEO of Keolis North America, and a strong supporter of FACCNE. We look forward to seeing what comes next in this new chapter.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Series #5:
Neurodiversity, Mental Health, & Disabilities
The moderator of our May 25 event, Carin Knoop, wrote a summary of the notes taken from this DEI #5 event. Read more about the highlights here.
FACCNE Members | Get your DEI Assessment by Our Office

To conclude the DEI talks, the idea is to propose to organizations to assess where they are on DEI : Aware, focused, Progressive or World-Class, and to get their DEI Score compared to their industry benchmark. This assessment allows organizations to have tangible figures to share internally to convince their leadership to move forward or to know where to focus to get results. 

For more information, contact Caroline Vaquette:
FACC'FIN Kick-Off Event Replay
June 3, 2021

FACCNE’s newly formed forum, FACC’Fin, hosted a panel to discuss Capital Raise and M&A topics with senior executives from private equity firms and investment banks. This event took place on June 3rd, to hear and network with Patrick Gengoux, Vice President at Seacoast Capital, Helenn Lemaistre, Investment Director at Credit Mutuel Equity, and Alan Fullerton, Partner at Mirus Capital Advisors, in two panel sessions led by Louise Roussel, Senior Banker at KeyBank and Jean-Noel Pellegrin, Senior Director, Valuation and Finance Support to M&A and Business Development at Sanofi.
LATEST Let's Chat!
If you are interested in being featured as an interviewee, send Marietta an email at - This program is open exclusively to Entrepreneurs, Business and Elite & Platinum members.
HR Forum Spring Roundtable: Legal and Practical Considerations of Return to Work

🗓️ TODAY, June 8 @ 12pm ET

Our panel of experts will talk about the legal and practical considerations of returning to work, and what management needs to consider.

Let's Meet! June Event

🗓️ This Friday, June 11 @ 11 am EST

This is an informal Networking Café ☕️ with our Executive Director, Ludivine Wolczik, and Board Member, John Dvor.

Learn more about John Dvor here.

This virtual event is open to all but limited to 10 participants.

Leaders Series #4 with Prof. Christian Brechot

🗓️ Next Tuesday, June 15 @ 12 pm ET / 18h Paris Time

Join us for a unique conversation with leading virologist Christian Brechot, Former President of INSERM and Institut Pasteur about his reflection about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

🗓️ June 29 @ 12 pm ET / 18h Paris

Save the date for FACCNE's 6th event of the DEI Series! This month we will be focusing on LGBTQIA+ for Pride Month.

Stay tuned for registration details and speaker announcements!

Webinar: OFALycée Education from 4th Grade to 12th Grade

OFALycée™ is the first online establishment offering students in the American school system the possibility of following the French education program right up to the French Baccalaureate.

Join the our upcoming webinars to find out more about the new concept of complementary bilingual education!


at 3pm ET / 12pm PT: Register Here
at 8pm ET / 5pm PT: Register Here
GABC Young Professionals Event: Finding Your Next Job on LinkedIn
Wednesday June 9 @7pm ET

This session will teach you how to use LinkedIn to find your next job, regardless if you’re passively or actively looking! In this session, Vaughn will talk you through how to proactively use LinkedIn to avoid the “black hole” of job applications. For passive job seekers, he will show you how to stand out to recruiters who may be searching for you!
Members - Free / Non-Members - $10

Visa and Traveling to the US: A Conversation with Robert F. Hannan, US Consul General to France
Wednesday, June 16 @ 11am ET

This webinar by AmCham France will help you navigate the evolution of transatlantic travel restrictions as well as the procedures to obtain a business visa to the United States of America. The webinar will be introduced and moderated by Eglé de Richemont, Managing Director of AmCham France.
This event is open to all FACCNE members. 

AceUp Leadership Summit: The New Role of Leadership in the Future of Work Wednesday July 14th

AceUp's annual Half-Day Summit, The New Role of Leadership in The Future of Work, is approaching! Early bird reservations are now available.

FACC National Event - Continuum '21 September 22-23, 2021
Registration opens July 15, 2021

Bring together French and American companies to:
• Provide visibility to the FACC National network and its sector specializations,
• Identify trends and opportunities in the most important sectors for French-American trade,
• Provide a platform for B-to-B meetings among participants.
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.
Ticket prices will be set at $25 for FACC members; $50 for non-FACC members (all access). 100% of net ticket price (outside payment processor and platform fees) will be paid after event to the chapter under which the guest registers (tracked via registration form).

🇺🇸✈️🇫🇷 Starting June 9, 2021 :
🟢 Fully vaccinated travelers coming from the US will be able to enter France with proof of vaccination (CDC card) and a negative PCR test from less than 72 hours prior to departure.
🟠 Non-vaccinated travelers will need a compelling reason to travel and a negative PCR test before & after flight and will need to conduct a 7-day self-isolation upon arrival

The compelling reasons and quarantine measures applied to vaccinated adults extend under the same conditions to minors accompanying them, whether or not they are vaccinated.

FACC New York launches FrAm U Executive Education Program

FrAm U Transatlantic Finance & Networking Certificate program is aimed at mid-career and senior executives in the Finance & Banking sector.

This is an opportunity to continue your education with top schools in France and the U.S., like NYU, Columbia, HEC, and more! Now enrolling for the Fall 2021.

International School of Boston (ISB) Launches Spanish-Language Program

ISB is launching their new Spanish-language program, offering their Elementary students the opportunity to become trilingual, and their Secondary students the option to study Spanish at the novice or fully fluent level within the English-based International Baccalaureate curriculum. Contact ISB today to learn more about this exciting new opportunity to expose students to Spanish for the first time, and offer options for advanced and native speakers at the Middle and Upper School levels. ISB is still accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year.
EFGB: Camp d'Été en français

Registrations for EFGB's French immersion summer camp are still open! Open to all, the program is designed to strengthen your children's French language skills through a summer camp experience, totally fun and non-academic.

Invest in France - Video with Eglé de Richemont

Managing Director of AmCham France, Eglé de Richemont, explains why France remains a very attractive country that continues to attract foreign investors.

OJC Artisan of Sound Website Update

FACCNE's member OJC Artisan of Sound has updated their website to be more service oriented. They have also added new graphics and pictures and a testimonial section.

Anthony Peres, CEO
Arnaud Guirouvet,
Chairman Gloveboxes Group
Gina Bandar-Kachou, CEO
Pascal Orliac,
Chief Marketing Officer
On behalf of the FACCNE & our Board, we truly appreciate the committed support of our Members during these unprecedented times.
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