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Meet the New South in Paris

Le Bourget, US Pavillion,
June 21, 1:30-2:30pm

The expansion of the
Aerospace Industry
in the Carolinas, the place to be!

Presentations exhibiting the collaboration, innovation, and state of the aerospace industry in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ile-de-France, including the ASTech Paris Region aerospace competitiveness cluster. Followed by Q&A, networking, and individual discussions to support reciprocal and collaborative endeavors in the aerospace industry.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:30 PM
USA Pavilion in Hall 3, Stand 3-D98 


  • Dr. Gerard POIRIER, Dassault Aviation, Advisor, Former Deputy Vice-President for Scientific Strategy in charge of R&D Partnerships, Vice Chairman of ASTech & Systematic Cluster,
  • Mr. Will MILLER, Deputy Secretary of Commerce of North Carolina.
  • Mrs. Jennifer NOEL-FLETCHER, Deputy Secretary of Commerce of South Carolina.  


  • 1:30 - 1:35: Seating
  • 1:35 - 1:40: Few words from an Economic Attaché at the US Embassy, introduction of the Carolinas
  • 1:40 - 1:45: Brief presentation of the event, US-France economic ties and the French-American Chamber of Commerce role. Introduction of the speakers.
  • 1:45 - 1:55: ASTech: Dr. Gerard POIRIER, Vice Chairman ASTech, Advisor Dassault Aviation, State of the aerospace Industry in Paris Region, major programs update
  • 1:55 - 2:05: State of the Aerospace Industry in North Carolina (existing companies, statistics, growth, needs of the Industry etc).
    Representative of NC: Deputy Secretary of Commerce: Mr. Will MILLER.
  • 2:05 - 2:15: State of the Aerospace Industry in South Carolina (existing companies, statistics, growth, needs of the Industry etc.)
    Representative of SC: Deputy Secretary of Commerce: Mrs Jennifer NOEL-FLETCHER
  • 2:15 - 2:30: Q&A, networking.

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For more information, email Jean-Louis Vanderstraeten

Reservation recommended 

Presented by

with the participation of the Department of Commerce of 


Chamber News

Thomas Prieur
Business Development

Thomas has 20 years of experience in economic development in France and will bring his professionalism and connections to assist the growing network of the French American Chamber of Commerce. 
Thomas earned a master's degree in economics and successively worked in both the Annecy and Lyon areas.

He later worked as the Workforce and Economic Development Director in ViennAgglo until he decided to move with his family to North Carolina. He is currently immersing himself in the English language and taking a course on community and economic development at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. 
We are delighted that he joined our team as Business Development Director. His focus will be to help us improve our ties with the French business and economic networks in North Carolina and to strengthen our presence with local economic and French development agencies.

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.

A Taste of France in Charlotte

Discover French Wine & Cuisine
Petanque Tournament
Live Music & Entertainment
Kids Activities
French Style Market
Great Raffle Prizes
Learn about French Culture
Dog Costume Contest

Become a volunteer!

Part-time Volunteer Internships

The FACC Carolinas is seeking conscientious college students or recent graduates who would like to join our mission as a part-time volunteer. Interested candidates will:

  • Commit to learning new skills and assisting the Executive Director and the Administrative Coordinator in the daily operations of this non-profit, member-supported business association.
  • Promote a positive image of the FACC to raise our visibility in the community.
  • Embrace a variety of responsibilities which include working in a small office environment with a strong entrepreneurial business spirit. Increasing levels of responsibility based upon successful completion of assigned tasks and duties.

 For more information, follow this link.

1 EUR1.12 USD

Contact us - Contactez-nous

French American Chamber of Commerce
of the Carolinas


PO Box 291077
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: (7O4) 75O-9977

Français - English
General inquiries : Sabine

Executive Director : Jean-Louis

Why not North and South Carolina?

Pourquoi pas les Etats de la Caroline du nord et du sud ?

Jean-Louis VANDERSTRAETEN, Directeur Général de la CCIF Caroline du Nord - Caroline du Sud évoque le climat des affaires aux États-Unis et les secteurs porteurs de la région.




Companies that support the FACC Carolinas

    • Actemium
    • Aleph Wines
    • Aplix
    • Areva
    • BOMAG Americas
    • Beneteau
    • Biomerieux
    • CRDA
    • Cafe Monte
    • Charles River
    • Charlotte Regional Partnership
    • Dassault Systemes
    • FPL Food, LLC
    • Faircloth Farms
    • GE REnewable
    • Grapevine Distributors
    • Haynsworth
    • Imex Management
    • Nesa
    • Oglee - Deakins
    • Parker Poe
    • REEL USA
    • SKEMA
    • Saati
    • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    • Speech Advantage
    • Technekes
    • Vossloh
    • Wells Fargo
    • Woodlane
    • Xytel