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European American Chamber of Commerce event in Lyon 4/16

The European American Chamber of Commerce, Lyon chapter, is a part of a network organization that facilitates business and best practices between the US and France. It has chapters in Paris, Lyon, Boston, Cincinnati, New Jersey, New York and a partner in Italy.

They hold conferences and events on business-related topics. On April 16th, they’ll be holding a talk on ETI size companies. The event details are below. RSVP required.

Happy networking!

EACC & KPMG present:

Focus on ETIs,
Intermediate sized companies

Europe counts over 30,000 ETIs – an intermediate category between small and medium enterprises and large companies, more than 3,000 of which are in France, where they are considered to be an essential driver of economic growth.

Speaker: Sara Righenzi de Villers, Expert comptable Commissaire aux Comptes, KPMG

Who are they?
How do they resist the effects of the current economic crisis?
What are their challenges?
What are their key growth drivers?

Tuesday 16 April 2013
from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

KPMG, 51 rue de St Cyr 69009 LYON

6:30pm to 7:00pm – Welcome cocktail
7:00pm to 8:00pm – Presentation and Q&A
8:00pm to 8:30pm – Networking cocktail

Back to the US after 5 years in la belle France

November 19th, 2012 5 comments

Hello, Bonjour everyone:

Apologies for the lack of activity on this blog in some time. I’m currently setting the stage to revamp its offerings and content to improve its purpose of informing and advising expats and potential expats.

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your readership and likes and follows, you make this site what is.  My goal is to foster a community of readers, and with your help I will build that.

After spending the past 5 years in France between Lyon, Grenoble and Paris, from teaching English to going to graduate school and working in communications and advertising, I’ve recently moved back to the US to accept a great career opportunity in Chicago.

I’ve greatly appreciated my time of discovery, learning and friendship over the past 5 years, and I’m a better person for having lived in France and made great friendships there with French nationals as well as expats. France will always remain a special place for me, and I know I’ll be back there someday in one way or another.

I will continue to post to my blog and improve its content to share news related to France and expat issues. Now I’m reconnecting to my American roots but keeping my French cultural and linguistic reflexes, and connecting to the French expat community here in Chicago. Quite a role reversal but I’m ready for the adventure.

Thanks again for your readership, and if you have any comments or suggestions for what content you would like to see, feel free to post a note.

Best wishes for Thanksgiving. Posting soon…



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American University Clubs (AUC) of France June 2010 events

You can see a variety of events across the country (though mostly in Paris) from AUC France. The PDF of June can be downloaded here. Enjoy, and happy networking!

Interfrench meeting May 12 in Paris on “How to Network Successfully”

Interfrench posted the following message on their LinkedIn group page:

Next Interfrench Paris Speed Meeting, Wednesday May 12th, at Haagen Dazs Champs Elysées, from 7:00 pm to 11pm (entry : 41 rue Marbeuf).
Agenda: 7 pm Admission
7:30 pm Conference of Dan Low in English
How to network successfully
(with French Translation by Patricia Sommer)
8 pm Speed Meeting
9:30pm to 11pm Free networking and dinner

Dan Low, international consultant, corporate trainer and author, will reveal to you the keys to successful networking.

You will discover:
__ How to build a good impression.
__ How to get the information you need through excellent communications techniques
__ What professional networkers appreciate most.
__ One deadly error you shouldn’t commit.
__ You are an important person, no matter who you are, or what you do.

As for the last events, we expect 100 participants for this monthly Business Speed Meeting where entrepreneurs, Professionals and International francophiles can network in a casual way.
As soon as you arrive, you are placed in a group of 6 and each member introduces himself in his turn. After a few minutes we change groups and that several times to allow you to meet the mawimum number of persons.
After the speed meeting, you can network freely but the ice has been broken and you know whom to contact, and who can be useful to your projects.

Two formulas : 17€, Admission charge + one Drink
23€ : same plus second drink and dinner plateau
pay at the door, charged by Haagen Dazs
register directly on our site : http://www.interfrenc …
or contact: Pierre-Jean CHARRA
06 16 02 38 21

Do not forget to indicate which formula you prefer
for those who have not done so, we suggest that you register for free on our intranet

Posted By Pierre-Jean Charra

France property market “still popular” with expats

December 28th, 2009 3 comments

Expat Medical Insurance News: France & Spain ‘still popular’

Property markets in France and Spain will grow in the months ahead, supported by the continued interest from expats and second-home buyers, according to Property Frontiers.

Christopher Chadd, the company’s head of research, said the ease of travelling to and from both countries makes them ideal for those buying a holiday home.

However, he added that expats and other property investors will need to research foreign exchange fluctuations carefully in order to make the most of their money.

“As investors become ever more sophisticated and currency fluctuations more and more volatile, we are seeing a large number of investors looking for advice on currency play,” Mr Chadd said.

His comments followed research from Primelocation earlier this month which revealed that Spain overtook France as the most popular property market in November, ending the latter’s year-long reign as the most searched-for market on the site.

For those who are considering a move abroad, researching expat medical insurance may also pay dividends in the event of an accident or illness while living overseas.

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in Grenoble

September 28th, 2009 No comments

Hello I’m in Grenoble in graduate school at Université Stendhal getting my Masters in “communication d’entreprise et management à l’international” (International Corporate Communications and Management)…more info :

My program

Grenoble info

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