Dear FACC Southeast Atlanta Chapter Member,
As President of the FACC, my priority for the chamber is to continue to improve and strive for excellence. Behind the events program and FACC services, the Chamber works continuously on its most important value drivers: maximize business development opportunities for you and keep you informed about important business topics. This is the most valuable aspect of our services. In order to ensure the highest return on your investment, feedback is crucial to reach the expectations of all our members. The FACC staff is always available to discuss how you may maximize your membership benefits.
2017 has been an impressive year for the FACC Southeast, and 2018 promises to fulfill new and exciting developments. Our 2017 events were a clear success: Women Series, Sake and Wine Mixer with the Japan America Society of Georgia, the sold out Airbus Plant Site Visit in Mobile, AL and the 10th Anniversary of the joint venture between Air France KLM and Delta Air lines in April 2017. We are proud to have celebrated this union in Atlanta and provided further insights into local economic business developments and innovation.
Furthermore, the record breaking attendance of over 350 guests at the 31st Beaujolais Nouveau, this past November, once again sold out. This networking celebration has become the French Night of the season and our major fundraiser! Thank you for your support for making this event happen!
Looking ahead to 2018, we will continue our successful partnerships with other international organizations. The Women Series with 5 international bi-lateral chambers will celebrate its 5th year anniversary. The content of our activities will remain focused on the important industries to Atlanta & the Southeast; namely, Aerospace, FinTech, Logistics, Agribusiness and Manufacturing/Automotive.
Here’s a partial list of upcoming events for early 2018:
- Feb 8th FPL Foods Site Visit
- Feb 13th Breakfast Talk on “Fundamentals of Litigations in the US” with Arnall Golden & Gregory
- March 8th SEO & SEM for Better Lead Generations with Vivial
- March 13th / 15th Business Trip to Tennessee
- March 28th General Assembly
- April Women Series 5th Year Anniversary
- April How professional Translation & interpreting services are vital for globalized world with Mirror Image Translations
- April Westrock site visit
In May 2018, we will also be introducing a new service called the Atlanta Business Booster. This will be a full day dedicated to French Entrepreneurs & Start Ups who want to grow their business in the Southeast US. It is an opportunity to introduce their project to local experts (you!) and get information on how to get more clients and business opportunities in the Southeast after they set up their business in the US. Stay Tuned!
For information about upcoming events, visit our website: (www.facc-atlata.com).
We very much appreciate your continued support of the FACC Southeast Atlanta Chapter, and we look forward to your participation in 2018. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or our Executive Director, Marie Laumont.
Pascal Gouteix, FACC President