French-American Business Summit at French Embassy: Networking, Wine, Reception

Opening Champagne Reception at French Ambassador's Residence on Nov. 7. Full-Day Program Nov. 8 of French-American Chamber (FACC) at Embassy: Keynotes, varied panels: Future of Aerospace, Food, Transportation, Health, AI, & Much More. Wharton Club Members invited at same rates as FACC Members.

French Gourmet Evening & Grand Opening Reception
on Thursday, November 7, “AU CHAMPAGNE”
hosted by the Ambassador of France to the United States. 
At the Elevant Private Residence of
the Ambassador of France to the United States 
2221 Kalorama Road, N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
 
A varied selection of exquisite Champagne, French Cheeses, French Breads & Exquisite Petits Fours prepared by the Chef of the Residence.
 
This is the perfect occasion to enjoy a rare opportunity to taste different Champagnes from some of France’s best, while mingling with the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Distinguished Speakers and Guests of the French-American Business Summit, influencers, high ranking diplomats and VIPs, as well as Chamber Members and friends.  

When:

6:30PM Thu 7 Nov 2019 - 9:30PM Fri 8 Nov 2019 ( Timezone: Eastern )

Where:

The Embassy of France
4200 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC

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Wharton Club Members:

Login and then: Click here to get the key to registering at FACC Member Rates, 50% off public rates

President's Club or Lifetime Member? First 10 to register for Summit itself are comped. CLICK HERE to get the code

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8:00-8:30am: Registration & Networking

9:30-10:40am:

Opening and Welcome

Welcome, HE Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France

Opening Remarks, Denis Chazelle, Executive Director

Welcome Remarks, Jean-Marc Gaultier, President

Keynote Speakers

Amanda Simpson, Vice President for Research and Technology, AIRBUS

Meeting the Future Demands of Air Transportation – Vahana, Zephyr, E-FanX

and beyond

The World’s Largest Commercial Satellite Launch Company

Stella Guillen, VP Sales & Marketing , Arianespace

10:40-11:00am: Break & Networking

11:00-12:00pm:

How France Fosters Innovation

Adrien Pascal, Attaché for Digital Economy, Economic Services - French Embassy

Securing your Future with AI – The Perspective of a French Global Company

Sandeep Sachdeva, Vice President - AI - Automation, Sogeti - Cap Gemini

The New Space Strategy of the French Military

Colonel Emilie Tota, Defense - French Embassy

 

12-1:00pm: Break - Lunch - Networking

1:00-2:30pm:

Startups - What's Currently Happening in DC and How to get Involved in it

Rachel Koretsky, Entrepreneur, DC Startup Week

AI applied to Marketing for SMB - The Experience of a French Startup

Eric Lauer, Co-founder & US CEO, Artur'In

Sodexo - Food Delivery via Robots at George Mason University

Eric Jouane, Senior VP, Sodexo

2:30-3:00pm: Break & Networking

3:00-5:30pm:

The NETVA Program (New Technology Venture Accelerator) –

Helping French Startups with Innovative Technologies Launch in the US

Xavier Bressaud, Attache for Science and Technology, French Embassy

Redefining the Limits of 3D Cell Culture

Noushin Dianat, CEO, Co-Founder, Cyprio (2019 NETVA laureate)

Disruptive Electronically Steerable Antennas

Timothée Laurent, CEO, Greenerwave (2019 NETVA laureate)

Biotech – Opportunities for Innovative French Biotech Companies in the US

Judy Costello, Managing Director of Economic Development, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.

France and Space

Nicolas Maubert, Space Counselor and CNES Representative, French Embassy

 

5:30-8:30 pm:

• Reception

Happy Hour networking event where you can meet our different speakers as well

as network with Francophiles, French VIPs, diplomats, professionals and business people in the wonderful Maison Francaise at the French Embassy.

Free if you have registered for the Summit.

Register: Wharton Club Members & Guests: Same rates as FACC Members, 50% off public rates:

  • Champagne Reception at Ambassador's Residence: 159/person (249/person for Non-Members)
  • Summit: 39/person for Members (79/person for others)
  • Reception only after Summit: 19/person (but included if you registered for Summit (39 for others
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    Wharton Club Members:

    Login and then: Click here to get the key to registering at FACC Member Rates, 50% off public rates

    President's Club or Lifetime Member? First 10 to register for Summit itself are comped. CLICK HERE to get the code

    (if you're not a member, join now to get these savings!) Go to www.WhartonDC.com, or call us: 301-365-8999