French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas
October-November Events  2016
Oct. 10
Columbia SC
Oct. 19
  Charlotte, NC
Oct. 20
Spartanbug SC
Oct. 20
Charlotte, NC
Nov. 9
Columbia SC
Nov. 17
Columbia, SC



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F ACC Carolinas 
Board of Directors

Christian Depret-Bixio
Wells Fargo

Vice Presidents
Paulette Ashlin
Ashlin - Associates

Ward Wellman
Parker Poe

Eric Fletcher

Gretchen Carson Monroe-Union
Economic Development

Laura Burton
Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP

Guillaume Faure Areva

Preston Fay
Technekes, LLC

Frederic Gresset Wells Fargo

Olivier Henry Dassault Systèmes

Al Lanctot
Dara Moore School of Business

Marie-Claire Ribeill Honorary Consul of France

Colin Kearney

Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten
SC Business Connections and Services, LLC

Le coin du Directeur Général
We acknowledge that as a result of our recent efforts to develop our presence in South Carolina and foster partnership with other organizations, the events on our October November Calendar tends to be organized in SC.

We are actively looking to develop new events in North Carolina (Charlotte and Raleigh) and always look for input or suggestions from our members or interested parties.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our future events.

Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten
Executive Director
Meet Mr. Louis de Corail,
Consul General of France in Atlanta

October 10
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Restaurante Divino
Columbia SC

  We have been invited to participate in the

10th Annual Rödl Grand Prix

Rödl & Partner and the German American Chamber of Commerce invite you to join us for the 10th anniversary of the Rödl   Grand   Prix  which will be an evening full of fun and adrenaline!  
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Drinks and food will be served!
"Why South Carolina?"
International perspective on investing and expanding into the Region
Organized by:
The French American Chamber of Commerce for the Carolinas, the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. and the Japan-America Association of South Carolina.
Join us for a cross cultural panel discussion with executives from a French, a  German and a Japanese company. Our panelist will share their experience and thoughts on doing business in South Carolina as a foreign owned company and talk about their cross-cultural encounters. 
We will assess reasons for choosing SC as well as intercultural challenges and lessons learned.
This event has been moved to Spartanburg, SC 
Thursday, October 20, 6-8pm 

  • Mr. David Berry, General Manager,
    SPF-Diana Pet-food North America
  • Mr. Deric C. Frisch,
    Sales and Marketing Manager, Stueken North America
  • Mr. Grant Burns,
    VP and General Counsel, AFL
The panel will be moderated by
Mark Arend, Editor-in-Chief Site Selection Magazine.
The same event with different panelists and moderator will be held in  
whyColumbiaColumbia, SC 
Wednesday November 9, 6-8pm

Invitation with details and registration to follow 
"European Unity Between Brexit and Populism: The Future of the European Project from a German Perspective"

Dr. Céline-Agathe Caro 
Senior Policy Analyst,  
Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (KAS)m


Join the Charlotte Warburg Chapter, the French-American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc., for a discussion and luncheon.

Charlotte NC 
October 20, 11:45am - 1:15 pm


Nexsen Pruet Law Firm
1230 Main Street,
Columbia, SC 29201

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French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas 
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