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.
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
The annual famous light festival in Lyon, France, Fête des Lumières, takes place this December 6th thru December 9th, 2012.
It is really a FANTASTIC show. The amazing aspect of the spectacle itself varies according to year, but you won’t regret going. You may only regret the crowds. I’ve been the past 5 festivals and the population of Lyon doubles to almost 4 million during the long weekend.
-You’ll want to check out the TCL Lyon public transport system website for travel updates.
-The regional train system, TER Rhone-Alpes, has information on train schedules as well.
-If you’re flying in, the Aeroports de Lyon website has information.
-Hotels are usually booked this weekend months in advance. Check out classifieds or apartment sharing websites at this point.
It’s truly a wonderful festival, and I love the city of Lyon. Check out my post from last year.
Bonne visite !
Great news out of France for travelers (including me tomorrow):
Several security service teams working at airports around France are striking to receive more benefits and a pay raise.
The Aéroports de Paris website states the following at 3pm today: “Paris-CDG: Industrial action by security companies, 3 pm update Paris-CDG Terminal 2 : 15 mn wait time at security checks, up to 60 mn at peak times. No flight cancellations. Paris-Orly : normal situation.”
Normally the strikes before were also in terminals 1 and 3 of CDG. The Lyon website says strikes should continue to cause delays today but should not result in cancellations. To be confirmed.
For the latest updates, call your airline and please check the respective airport websites and France 24 for latest information.
I’ll be writing a bit less during the holidays. Safe travels and Happy Holidays!
The annual Fête des Lumières in the wonderful city of Lyon, France takes place this weekend. I’ve been the past four years and will be there again this weekend, along with millions of other visitors (in addition to the local Lyon area population of 1.8 million or so).
NB: full disclosure – I have no vested interest in any of the listed restaurants or bars, except I do write on occasion for My American Market and Bonjour Paris. Just spreading the word!
Just because you’re in France doesn’t mean you have to do without Thanksgiving. In fact, I know several of my French friends (in their 20′s) who will celebrate it because they love the holiday.
There are places all over the country to feast with family and/or friends, usually hosted by restaurants or organizations with expatriate roots.
The great website Bonjour Paris has a listing of some places to go. I’ve included Karen’s recommendations below and organized the listings according to city. Thanks to the American Clubs of France, too.
Of course if you have recommendations, please feel free to leave them in the comments section. Many of these require reservations, so call to see or RSVP email in advance. Others like The Great Canadian and WOS Bar do not require reservations, but it’s better to show up earlier.
For those in the Paris area interested in making recipes, you can check out:
-The Real McCoy (49, avenue Bosquet 75007 Paris) and McCoy Café (194, rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris)
-Thanksgiving Paris (20, rue Saint Paul 75004 Paris)
-You can also buy products online at MyAmericanMarket.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
American Church in Paris
Thurs. Nov. 24, 12:15pm
Sat. Nov. 26, 7:30pm
65 quai d’Orsay, 75007 Paris
France-Etats Unis Paris IDF
Thurs. Nov. 24 (more info on website above)
American Club of Paris
Thanksgiving Gala Dinner : American chef Diane Anthonissen
Fri. Nov. 25, 7pm (members only)
Bistrot Le Saint-Martin
Thurs. Nov. 24, Fri. Nov. 25, Sat. Nov. 26
25 Rue Louis Blanc 75010 PARIS
Thurs. Nov. 24 (call for time, reservation)
30 rue Pierre Lescot 75001 Paris
Le Ralph’s (Ralph Lauren’s Paris restaurant)
Thurs. Nov. 24, 6:30pm AND 9:30pm (filling up fast)
173 Boulevard St Germain 75006 Paris
Breakfast in America
Fully booked but you can sign up for waiting list
Kat’s American Diner
(usually has Thanksgiving, call them for information)
The Great Canadian
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm.
25 Quai Grands Augustins 75006 Paris, France
The WOS Bar
Thurs. Nov. 24 (call them for time, number on website above)
184 Rue Saint Jacques, 75005 Paris
First Avenue (Thanksgiving “after work”)
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm-midnight
119 Boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris PARIS
Kay Bourgine quartet – Thanksgiving Dinner : Concert & Potluck
Thurs. Nov. 24, 9pm
Café Universel, 267 rue St. Jacques 75005 Paris
American Club of Lyon – Thanksgiving Dinner
Sat. Nov. 26, 6:30pm
L’Espace Brasserie, 26, Place Bellecour – 69002 Lyon
Marseille and Aix-en-Provence
France-Etats Unis Marseille
Fri. Nov. 25, 7:30pm
Yachting Club Pointe Rouge (info on website above)
Anglo-American Group of Provence
Sun. Nov. 27, 4pm
(contact for details)
France-Etats Unis Grenoble
Sun. Nov. 27, 1-5pm at L’ATRIUM
1 ter rue de Moulin, Le Fontanil
(info and RSVP info on their site under “Calendar”)
33 rue d’Alembert 38000 Grenoble
(not sure but they usually organize a dinner)
France-Etats Unis Tours
Sat. Dec. 3, 7:30pm
France-Etats Unis Nantes
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7:30pm
« Le Hublot » 3 Rue Albert Londres – 44000 Nantes
Americans in Toulouse
members only, but contact for information
Americans in Alsace
They hosted an event last year, contact them
American Club of Lille
They hosted an event last year, contact them
Association Bordeaux-USA – Traditional THANKSGIVING DINNER
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm
38 Allees d’Orleans, (Place des Quinconces) 33000 Bordeaux
The American Club Riviera
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7pm
7 Avenue Gustav V, 06000 Nice
Thurs. Nov. 24, 7:45pm
7, quai Chateaubriand – BP 90446 – 35104 – Rennes
France-Etats Unis Caen
Thurs. Nov. 24, 8pm
Restaurant Inter Administratif – 6, boulevard Aristide Briand – Caen
France-Etats Unis Biarritz
Sat. Nov. 26, 8pm
Hôtel du Palais
France’s strong tradition of research and innovation, as well as growing FDI and domestic investment in pharma, nanotechnology, cleantech, biotech, and other innovative sectors seem to be gaining worldwide recognition.
In the latest rankings of Innovation Cities released by the company 2thinknow, the United States has 23 cities in the Top 100, Germany has 16 and France has 9, making it third among countries in the poll. One of my favorite cities, Lyon, even makes it in the Global Top 10. Congrats to Lyon! The following French cities are in the Top 100:
After the Top 100 but within the overall ranking of 331 benchmark cities, France has several other cities featured within Europe: Nice, Lille, Cannes, Rennes. Although I’m personally surprised that Grenoble, a city known for its research and nanotechnology, is nowhere to be found…
The American Clubs of France (a newsletter and website) brings together expat networking events scheduled every month around France.
You can see a list of upcoming events on this dedicated page. I also have the link to this page on my blogroll on the right-hand menu.
Paris, Montpellier, Lyon, Grenoble, Sete, Clermont-Ferrand, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Lille, Caen…conferences, films, concerts, networking, book readings, dinners, cafés…the list is quite complete.
You can sign up for their newsletter here.
The American Clubs has an extensive list of expat networking events across the country. You can check out the latest listing here. You can sign up for the newsletter on the website. Happy Networking!
Events in the following cities:
PARIS, AIX-EN-PROVENCE, ANGERS – SAUMUR, BIARRITZ, BORDEAUX, CAEN, CANNES /NICE, CHANTILLY, CHARTRES, CLERMONT – FERRAND, DUNKERQUE, GRENOBLE, LATTES, LILLE, LYON, MARSEILLE, MONTPELLIER, NANTES, NARBONNE, ORLEANS, SETE, TOULOUSE, TOURS
AmCham Rhône-Alpes, ERAI and i-Care are hosting a conference on the US healthcare industry reforms in Lyon on June 23. Details and registration information below. I’ve organized AmCham and ERAI events before, I know they bring together very interesting subjects and represent great opportunities for networking as well!
Learn from medical industry players and experts from Rhône-Alpes
that have succeeded on the US market. Their experiences will help you to set up smoothly or boost your business in the United-States.
9:00 – Welcome of participants
9:10 to 9:20 – Introduction by Mark Schapiro, American Consul in Lyon
9:20 to 9:30 – The life science market in Pennsylvania and the upcoming exploratory mission in the fall and the historical cooperation between Rhône-Alpes and the State of Pennsylvania, Lucyna Gravière, Responsable du service Amériques, Direction Europe, Relations internationales et Coopérations, Région Rhône-Alpes
9:30 to 9:50 – Go-to-market strategy for the US market, Pierre Olivier Goineau, CEO, ERYtech Pharma,
Erytech Pharma creates high value products for hospitals, mainly in oncology, hematology and immunology.
9:50 to 10:10 – Demystifying FDA approval? André Joly, R&D Director, Anthogyr
Anthogyr is specialized in the design, manufacturing and sales of global solutions for dental implantology.
10:10 to 10:30 – Clinical trials, comparative elements on clinical trials regulations Europe vs. USA Thomas Roche, lawyer at Roche et Associés, and a specialist in medical affairs.
10.30 to 10:45 – Underlying trends in the US health industry, Donna Willis, Faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (SOM) – Baltimore MD USA, medical education exchange program in oncology with INSERM, Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Centre Léon Bérard, also healthcare administration program with l’association GRAPH (Groupe de Recherche et d’Applications Hospitalières):
10:45-11:00 – Q&A
Baya Axess – Centre d’affaires de Lyon
3 cours Charlemagne
69002 Lyon – FRANCE
By Train, Métro A, T1, T2 : Perrache station
By car : Perrache car park
You can check out the latest events all over the country here at the American Clubs website, where you can also sign-up to receive the free newsletter.
I’d like to highlight a couple events in particular. Happy networking!
-an event on doing business in America (for French businesses), with a panel of experts in Lyon June 8
-The US Ambassador cocktail in Paris June 9
-The AmCham France Summer Party in Paris June 15