On the second Tuesday of each month, around 30 members and friends of the FACC convene at the Sofitel Chicago’s premier restaurant, Café des Architectes. This popular luncheon is a fantastic and convivial networking opportunity.
Business seminars are organized in thematic series for French and American business leaders. Seminars have covered topics such as V.A.T. recovery and compliance, French and American accounting practices, logistics strategies, etc. These breakfast meetings generally welcome approximately 30 people.
On the third Wednesday of each month, 50-100 members of Chicagoland’s international community gather for a casual networking cocktail in the spirit of meeting new contacts. This event is organized at a local member establishment in collaboration with other bi-national Chambers of Commerce and business associations. It is open to the public.
The FACC’s annual black-tie gala is held each spring in the presence of the Ambassador of France and other bi-national dignitaries. Nearly 300 guests regularly participate: members and non-members alike.
For decades, this annual soirée has been planned the third Thursday of November. It began as a celebration of the Beaujolais Nouveau vintage and has since grown into a celebration of fine cuisines, French wines and spirits, culture and entertainment. Over 600 of Chicago’s Francophiles gather for live entertainment, our silent auction and the chance to experience the finest cuisine and wine in this toast to France.