Seminars & Workshops

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January 24th, 2018

BREAKFAST SEMINAR : TAX REFORM

U.S. Tax Reform’s Impact on Foreign-Owned U.S. Companies and U.S. Tax Residents
TAKEAWAYS
During this workshop you will:

- Gain an understanding of key U.S. tax considerations for foreign-owned U.S. companies and key tax planning strategies.
- Learn about U.S. tax issues for individuals prior to entry into the U.S., during residency in the U.S. and taxation as an expatriate.
- Discover key impacts of U.S. tax reform on foreign-owned U.S. companies and U.S. tax residents.

SPEAKERS

Josh Johnson
Senior Manager, International Tax  
RSM US LLP
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Rolando Garcia
Senior Manager, International Tax Services
RSM US LLP
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DATE: Wednesday January 24th, 2018 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 9:45: Presentation
9:45 - 10:30: Discussion
WHERE:   RSM US LLP | S. Wacker Dr. #800, Chicago, IL 60606

Seating is limited. No walk-ins allowed. 

TICKETS: FACC-Chicago members: $25 | Non-members: $35

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December 7th, 2017 

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

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ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
Is your company going through changes? Replacing technology, adding new leadership or improving processes? Change is hard... but the reality is that change is unavoidable and organizations need to resolve how to successfully adapt and sustain change.

At this breakfast seminar presented by Mariam Huss, Founder and Managing Director of Axxum Consulting, you’ll learn an easy step-by-step framework that can be applied to various types of transitions that might be occurring within your organization.

You’ll learn how to:
       -   Define the change – why is change needed? 
       -   Overcome the common challenges while going through an organizational change
       -   Apply best practices and helpful tips in preparing for change initiatives

SPEAKER

     Mariam Huss 
Founder and Managing Director
Axxum Consulting LLC

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DATE:
 Thursday December 7th, 2017 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 9:45: Presentation
9:45 - 10:30: Discussion
WHERE:  FACC-Chicago 205 North Michigan avenue - 37th Floor - Chicago IL 60601

Seating is limited. No walk-ins allowed. 

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October 26, 2017

LUXURY BRANDS




LUXURY BRANDS
The client experience at the heart of the retail strategy

   - Recent evolution of the luxury market, redefining the client experience
   - How to embrace online shopping while maintaining and supporting brick and mortar stores


SPEAKER
Guillaume Bernard, 
Store Manager | Louis Vuitton
Professional Coach, ELI-MP - Founder of GBACoaching
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EVENT DETAILS

DATE: Thursday October 26th, 2017 | 8:30 am - 10:30 am 
8:30 - 9:00: Check-in, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 9:45: Presentation
9:45 - 10:30: Discussion
WHERE:
 FACC-Chicago.  205 North Michigan avenue - 37th Floor. Chicago IL 60601 
Seating is limited. No walk-ins allowed. 

 

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March 16th, 2017
"In a Flash! A Lesson in Cybersecurity"  

"In a Flash! A Lesson in Cybersecurity"  


The presentation will use a three-part dramatic film developed by DLA Piper to lead interactive discussions about a number of real-world legal and regulatory issues raised by cybersecurity and data breaches, among them:  

· Cyber governance; cyber-risk management; security protocols; incident response plans

 

· The corresponding legal and regulatory environment faced by board members, general counsel, and senior business executives.

· The delicate balance of managing internal investigations, reporting requirements and stakeholder interests

Thank you to our sponsor

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January 26th, 2017
Navigating through Corporate America. A cultural difference workshop.
EVENT IS SOLD OUT

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This workshop will give you a couple of keys to understand some of the American mechanism at work. It will also give you tips on how to engage a business conversation and close more sales deals!

Here are the themes to be discussed:

- Breaking the ice

- Attitude and communication

- Time, schedule and tasks

SPEAKER





Cecile Pochet, Regional Industry Lead Electronics and Household Americas at INEOS Styrolution America LLC
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>>October 27, 2016
ENERGY LEADERSHIP

U
nderstanding how Energy Leadership will help you become a powerful leader. Find out how to improve your performance in your workplace and in your life through Energy Leadership™.


TAKEAWAYS

During this workshop you will:
- Learn how to move from functioning effectively to functioning optimally

- Learn how to develop your ability to motivate and inspire yourself as well as your co-workers, associates, friends and family into a positive and sustainable action

- Learn to choose from 7 perspectives, how to see yourself, the people around you and any situation or challenge

SPEAKERS




Florence Hale
, Professional Coach, ELI-MP - Founder of Open Your Box


Guillaume Bernard, Professional Coach, ELI-MP - Founder of GBACoaching, Store Manager Louis Vuitton
Florence and Guillaume are passionate about working with individuals who are either going through a transition in their life and/or career or wish they had the courage and energy to change their current path. They help their clients achieve their goals and create the future that will bring them greater fulfillment and sense of purpose both personally and professionally. 

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>>SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Schneider Electric was recently named the 12th most sustainable company in the world and 10th in the Newsweek Green Ranking. Headquartered in Paris, Schneider Electric has embedded sustainability into all aspects of their business practices, while leveraging this cultural aspect as a key pillar in driving purpose and employee engagement. Join us as we host two North America sustainability leaders for a discussion in how they do it..a

SPEAKERS

Michelle Redfield
Director, Safety, Environment and Process Improvement at
Schneider Electric

Jennifer Curtis
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Schneider Electric

>>JUNE 22, 2016 
TECHNOLOGY & LOGISTICS
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The presentation is available here.
Find the key datas of Log's, logistics, technology and videos about Amazon... and more.

TAKEAWAYS

  • During this workshop you will learn and see how a simple order from any eCommerce web site arrives at your door, sometimes the same day you ordered.
  • You will see behind the scenes how warehousing and logistics teams execute an order using different picking methods.
  • You will better understand how technology facilitates the transactions during the order fulfillment processing.
  • Finally, you will see how millions of parcels are shipped daily from distribution centers.

SPEAKER

Philippe Carlier | LinkedIn profile
VP Business development NA, 

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>> MARCH 24, 2016

THINK BETTER. Working in a global Environment. How the workplace shapes our attention.

THE PRESENTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE BELOW:

Read more about the topic with 360 magazine “Think Better” (available in PDF or on the free app): www.steelcase.com/insights/360-magazine/think-better/
And with the Steelcase Global Report (available on the app too): 
http://www.steelcase.com/insights/360-magazine/steelcase-global-report/

In workplaces throughout the world, there's awareness that we're not performing to our full potential, and too many distractions are to blame. While the diagnosis may seem clear, most people feel helpless to do anything about it other than to keep working harder at staying focused. Neuroscience research is starting to shed light on the impact of the workplace environment on attention and engagement.

Our presenters will share key findings on a global study of workplace behaviors and trends and offer new insights into how to re-imagine the work space to optimize brain performance and worker well-being.

Steelcase Inc. is a 100 years old company with a comprehensive portfolio of products, furnishings and services for the workplace and healthcare and education spaces. Globally leading its industry Steelcase, over the past 10 years, completed more than 700 consulting engagements and primary research studies wich have led to a number of key insights, new ideas and new solutions.

 

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FACC-Chicago Board Members

    • AXA Assistance USA
    • AbbVie
    • Alliant Mesirow
    • Bolloré Logistics
    • DLA Piper
    • DSML Executive Search, Inc.
    • Deloitte Tax, LLP
    • First American Bank
    • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
    • Gerflor
    • International Management Solutions
    • Invenergy
    • Mayer Brown LLP
    • Mazars USA LLP
    • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    • Numalliance / Numamerica, Inc.
    • Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson
    • Savills Studley
    • ShubertCollin & Associés
    • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
    • Square D/Schneider Electric
    • Strategic Solutions Associates
    • Thorelli & Associates

Contact us

French-American Chamber of Commerce
Chicago Chapter
205 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601 - USA
Phone: (312) 578-0444
Email: information@facc-chicago.com

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