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Welcome to the FACC Carolinas

Who we are? The FACC Carolinas is a not-for-profit organization serving both North and South Carolina.

Our mission is to foster business relationships between France and the United States as well as to serve the ongoing business needs of corporate and individual members throughout North Carolina and South Carolina.

How do we do that? The FACC Carolinas achieves these objectives by facilitating information sharing, networking and by offering international business services to its members.

Chamber News

Al Lanctot, Executive Director of the Folks Center for International Business at The Darla Moore School of Business, USC, recently moved from Texas and joined our Board of Directors in September. In a short period of time, he was able to demonstrate his commitment to the Chamber and share many promising ideas. We are very excited to have him. Welcome Al.

Past events

During their recent Lunch and Learn program, the Columbia World Affairs Council (CWAC) invited the us to introduce the French American Chamber of Commerce of the Carolinas (FACC Carolinas).

Christian Depret-Bixio, President of the FACC Carolinas, talked about the abundant economic prosperity between France and the Carolinas, the amplitude of the FACC organization (aslo known as CCI) and the important role played by the Carolinas Chapter.

The FACC Carolinas thanks the CWAC for hosting this well organized event !

Visit of the consul General of France, Mr. Louis de Corail

Our cocktail gathered international business leaders, some attending an FACC Carolinas event for the 1st time.

Guest came from Greenville, Charlotte, Charleston Raleigh, Spartanburg.

Their feedback about the venue, the event and the networking opportunity was excellent and we hope we will be able to repeat this success in the near future.



New Members

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. brings innovative, effective, and practical solutions to the complex problems clients face in today’s interwoven and evolving arenas of law, commerce and manufacturing, technology, insurance, education, healthcare, and government. Our attorneys assist a broad range of clients who are locating, investing, or expanding in South Carolina in organizing their investment structure, tax planning, obtaining attractive incentive packages that minimize start-up costs and maximize tax savings, real estate acquisition and leasing, permitting, construction and development, contract review and developing standard terms and conditions, financing, and employment law compliance.  We work with state, county, and local officials at every level of government and have assisted clients around the world from the initial site selection phase through groundbreaking and startup of operations.

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school of knowledge economy and management

The school was founded in 2009 by the merger of Lille School of Management and CERAM Business School.

SKEMA is the fulfillment of an ambitious plan: to establish a school of leadership with a worldwide presence that will mold decision makers capable of understanding their environment, adapting to it, and creating lasting performance. The international faculty is specialized in teaching and research within the knowledge economy.

A multi-campus curriculum
The school has six campuses, both in France (Lille, Paris and Sophia Antipolis) and abroad (Suzhou in China, Raleigh in the USA and Belo Horizonte in Brazil).

Rich educational programs
SKEMA’s learning programs reflect the latest research into the challenges posed by the management of innovative and high-tech projects, the management of information, customer relations, globalization and economic dynamics.

Accreditations and international recognition
SKEMA is among the 3% of business schools worldwide with the double accreditation EQUIS and AACSB.

The school has ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications

Key Figures
7,500 students

160 professors,
75% holding a PhD or a French doctorate
37,000 alumni worldwide

84%: net employment rate
*(4 months after graduation)
Largest cohort of French students
in China and in the USA

Financial Times worldwide Ranking
for Master in Management, Grande Ecole program (2016 ranking)
for MSc in Financial Markets (2016 ranking)

* Source: 2016 CGE Survey (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles) - 2015 graduation- Master in Management program

Xytel Inc. is leader in the design, construction and commissioning of pilot plants and R & D prototypes for the Oil & Gas and Chemical industries. We provide process, mechanical, electrical and control system engineering and the construction of pilot plant equipment from a bench to demonstration size.

The company was founded in April 2006 in Spartanburg, SC. We hire our engineers mainly from Clemson and Georgia Tech. Our workshop team include tube and pipe fitters, welders and electricians.

Our customers are heavy oil producers, refiners, polymer and biofuel producers in South America (mainly Colombia and Brazil), North America and Asia (mainly China), local companies such as Milliken or Eastman or Universities such as Texas A&M and Columbia University.

A strong partnership with Stanford University (Department of Energy Resources Engineering) enables us offering a comprehensive package from the laboratory to the field for thermal enhanced oil recovery (steam & air injection) including production simulation. An In-situ Combustion pilot designed by Xytel will start on Chichimene heavy oil field in Colombia in 2017.

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is a two-year, public, residential high school in Hartsville, SC, specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a unique emphasis on economics and entrepreneurship.

GSSM's residential program can serve as many as 288 high school juniors and seniors annually from across the state. In addition, the school impacts more than 10,000 students and teachers each year through its innovative outreach and virtual programs.

Learn more by visiting www.scgssm.org.

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Contact us - Contactez-nous

French American Chamber of Commerce
of the Carolinas


PO Box 201077
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (7O4) 75O-9977

Français - English
General inquiries : Sabine

Executive Director : Jean-Louis

Companies that support the FACC Carolinas

    • Actemium
    • Aplix
    • Areva
    • BOMAG Americas
    • Biomerieux
    • Cafe Monte
    • Choice Translating
    • Cyril Bath
    • Dassault Systemes
    • FPL Food, LLC
    • Garfinkel Immigration Law
    • Grapevine Distributors
    • Haynsworth
    • Imex Management
    • Nesa
    • Parker Poe
    • SCBCS
    • SCOR
    • SKEMA
    • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    • Technekes
    • Volvo Group
    • Wells Fargo
    • Xytel
    • Ziehl-Abegg, Inc.