Seminars & Workshops

Join FACC-Chicago's Seminars & Workshops

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December 6th, 2018

Launching and Leveraging your E-Commerce Experience: Digital Strategies for Acquiring, Converting and Delighting Customers

This session will address the most effective ways to launch your brand's e-commerce experience and continually engage customers. From leveraging Amazon's global platform to drive initial sales to email and social media techniques to keep those customers engaged, Daniela Bolzmann of Mindfull Goods and Nate Hartmann of Yellow Box will walk you through a successful e-commerce implementation.

SPEAKERS

https://www.linkedin.com/in/yleriche/Daniela Bolzmann
Founder and Amazon Consultant, Mindfull Goods
LinkedIn profile
Nate Hartmann
CEO & Digital Strategist, Yellow Box
LinkedIn profile

DATE: Thursday December 6th, 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:   FACC-Chicago | 205 N. Michigan Ave. | 37th Floor

Seating is limited. No walk-ins permitted. 

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

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September 13th, 2018

Planning for Automation: The Future of Urban Mobility

Speakers will present key trends in urban mobility--including automated and connected vehicles--and discuss how these technological innovations impact our behavior, the economy, and urban planning.

SPEAKERS

Yann Leriche
CEO of Transdev North America and head of global B2C business line & autonomous transportation systems
LinkedIn profile
Augustin K. Wegscheider
Automotive & Mobility Principal at Boston Consulting Group
LinkedIn profile

DATE: Thursday September 13th, 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:   FACC-Chicago | 205 N. Michigan Ave. | 37th Floor

Seating is limited. No walk-ins permitted. 

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

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May 24th, 2018

From marketing to negotiation: Why do companies fail abroad?

Many examples exist showing that powerful companies worldwide can fail abroad because they are not diligent enough in getting to know the underlying cultural traits of specific markets. Because of globalization, managers assume that business is practiced the same way everywhere which leads to failures both in marketing and negotiation strategies. It is time to understand the reasons for these failures in order to avoid them in the future.

SPEAKER

Eliane Karsaklian
Founder and Director at Ubi & Orbi - Professor and
Director International Negotiation at Sorbonne Nouvelle

LinkedIn profile

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May 10th, 2018

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Overview 

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, fundamentally overhauling the taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, and multinational enterprises.  Among the many provisions, the tax reform reduces the top individual tax rate, modifies the individual tax brackets, eliminates and/or caps many individual itemized deductions, reduces the corporate tax rate, enhances many corporate deductions, changes the corporate taxation system to a territorial one, and provides for repatriation of offshore earnings. 

SPEAKER

Ryan Vaughan 
Tax Director - Mazars USA LLP
LinkedIn profile

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March 1st, 2018

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THE USE OF MACHINE LEARNING IN PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION

In the past decades, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have strongly influenced the way companies function, especially in their performance optimization.

TAKEAWAYS

During this session, Pierre Rougier, founder of the consulting firm KEPLER, will present different current methods, with a specific focus on EasyKost, the 1st cost estimation software based on Machine Learning which addresses modern companies’ needs.

During this workshop, you will find out how to improve your company’s performance through:

·         The use of Machine Learning for costing & pricing

·         Possible applications on performance modeling (industrial, sales, etc)   

 

SPEAKER

    Pierre Rougier
Founding Partner of Kepler
LinkedIn profile

 

 

Thursday February 8th, 2018 | NETWORKING 101

NETWORKING 101

In this workshop, you will learn
  - How to pick the right event and get ready for it,
  - The magic formula to having a truly interesting conversation
  - How to follow up smartly and effectively

SPEAKER

Cecile Pochet
Regional Industry Lead Electronics and Household Americas
INEOS Styrolution America LLC
LinkedIn profile

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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
View bio

 

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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

LinkedIn profile

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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
LinkedIn profile

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

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 differences workshop

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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
LinkedIn profile

October 27, 2016
ENERGY LEADERSHIP

U
nderstand 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

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.

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

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/

See the Steelcase Global Report: http://www.steelcase.com/insights/360-magazine/steelcase-global-report/

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.

 

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FACC-Chicago Board Members

    • Alliant Mesirow
    • Axxum Consulting
    • Bolloré Logistics
    • DLA Piper
    • DSML Executive Search, Inc.
    • Deloitte Tax, LLP
    • First American Bank
    • Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
    • Gerflor
    • International Management Solutions
    • Mayer Brown LLP
    • Mazars USA LLP
    • Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
    • Newport Board Group
    • Numalliance / Numamerica, Inc.
    • Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson
    • ShubertCollin & Associés
    • Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
    • Square D/Schneider Electric
    • 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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