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President's Corner

Dear Members and Friends of the French American Chamber,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and our whole team, I would like to wish you all a very happy, prosperous and peaceful 2017. 

We are committed to offering you the best French-American networking opportunities in the Carolinas. Before I tell you more about our plans for 2017, let me highlight what we accomplished this past year.

First, 2016 was truly our first year covering North and South Carolina. We started the year with a prestigious event in Charlotte NC attended by 120 VIP and the presence of the Ambassador of France to the United States. We developed joint events with our partners from Atlanta and organized business tours in Clemson, Greenville and Charleston in South Carolina. This was a great opportunity to remind our business partners how fast our industrial landscape has evolved and show the expertise that is quickly appearing in South Carolina. Names like Volvo, Michelin, BMW, Boeing, Mercedes, Safran, where among the most outstanding companies having a strong impact on the development of business relationship between Europe and South Carolina. Partnering with our friends of the World Affairs Council, the German American Chamber of Commerce and the Japan America Association SC. we had several successful events, lunches and conferences and the opportunity to share human resource challenges from Japanese, German and French perspectives in Columbia, SC. Partnering with the academic world we invited more than 100 business leaders at SKEMA business school in Raleigh, NC to share cultural challenges and solutions between France and the US.

In total, we organized events across the Carolinas. Worth mentioning was the investment we made in developing relationships with our partners in several regions of France and several regional business development organizations in the Carolinas. 

Finally, we also developed a close relationship with Darla Moore Business School, one of the top International Business School in the Country and look forward to working together with them. 2016 was an exciting experience on both sides of the ocean and doors are now much more open to a deeper collaboration in the future.

We are now focusing on 2017 we want to reach out to all our Carolinas members to multiply actions and events across our two states. Stay tuned for more details and do not hesitate to contact our team if you have suggestions or want to help in anyway.

Happy new year,

Christian Depret-Bixio


The January edition of our Newsletter with our event calendar can be found here.

Note: our next member-mixer networking event will be on Tuesday February 7, and not 6 as stated in the newsletter. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thank you for visiting us and do not hesitate to contact us.

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.

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.

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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

    • Aplix
    • Areva
    • BOMAG Americas
    • Biomerieux
    • Cafe Monte
    • Charles River
    • Choice Translating
    • Cyril Bath
    • Dassault Systemes
    • FPL Food, LLC
    • Faircloth Farms
    • Grapevine Distributors
    • Haynsworth
    • Imex Management
    • Nesa
    • Oglee - Deakins
    • Parker Poe
    • REEL USA
    • SCBCS
    • SCOR
    • SKEMA
    • Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
    • Technekes
    • Volvo Group
    • Wells Fargo
    • Xytel
    • Ziehl-Abegg, Inc.


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