Young Professionals Group

The Young Professionals Group (YPG)
The YPG invites you to join our events. 
Our goal is to connect and build the next generation of leaders in industries related to French-American business.

Thank you to our YP Committee:

Elizabeth Cummings, Newberry Library

Alex Delecroix, Opinel

Sydney Fleurance, International Management Solutions

Martin Juven, Sodimate, Inc.

Julien Rosan, Business France


Join us next Wednesday, December 5th for a free Young Professionals Happy Hour! Find out more details and register here to attend.

WHERE: Eleven Eleven / 1111 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607

HAPPY HOUR MENU: $5.11 drinks from 6:00-7:00 PM! Followed by an exclusive Champagne Happy Hour from 7:00-8:00 PM for those who register below.

Happy Hour drinks include: Miller High Life Pony & Bourbon Shot; Bees Knees - Vodka or Gin, Honey Syrup, Lemon; Jitterbug - Whiskey, Benedictine & Lemon.

Also available from 6:00-7:00PM - Sommelier Selected Pairings (Food + Glass of Wine) for $11.11. 



"The Future of Energy and the Actors of Tomorrow"

Yann Kulp, Director Strategy USA at Schneider Electric, a $30 billion global leader in energy management solutions, where he focuses on transportation electrification and customer digitization. He will present the highlights of the future of energy and the actors of tomorrow. 
This event is part of French Innovation Week | #FrenchWeekChic 


Yann Kulp, 
Director Strategy USA at Schneider Electric
LinkedIn profile


Event Details

When: April 26, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Where: DLA Piper LLP | 444 West Lake Street | Suite 900  | Chicago, IL 60606


No walk-ins are permitted for this event. Registration will close at 3 pm on April 25th. 





"My professional life: career plan or instinct?"

Fabienne Munch, Executive Director in the Provost Office at the University of Chicago, will present the highlights of her professional experience in France and the United States. She will share some tips and offer food for thought to young -or less young- French expatriates in Chicago.

Photos of the event


Fabienne Munch,
Executive Director in the Provost Office at the University of Chicago
LinkedIn profile

Event Details

When: February 15, 2018 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: FACC Chicago | 205 N. Michigan Ave. | 37th Floor  | Chicago, IL 60601


Event sponsored by Pastoral Artisan 



U.S. Wine Market & How French Wines Perform

The US is one of the main importers of French wines, but also one of the developed countries that imposes the most regulations on alcohol trade. Greg Powell, Midwest representative for Kermit Lynch and one of the largest distributors of French wines in the US, will explain how the American wine market functions, discuss latest trends, and explain France’s special status among wine-exporting countries. We will finish the conversation with a wine tasting.

Event Details

When: Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 | 6:00 - 8:00  p.m.

Where: @ Madison Vine Wines1340 W. Madison Street Chicago, IL 60607



Curating and collecting contemporary photography, an overview of the profession in museums and galleries

Natasha Egan, Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography
Sybille Friche, Director of Document Gallery

Event Details
 Tuesday June 28th, 2016 | 6:00 p.m.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP)
Columbia College Chicago
600 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

 Thank you to our partners


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Launch Party

FACC-Chicago's Young Professionals Group (YPG) invites you to its Launch Party!
Our goal is to connect and build the next generation of leaders in industries related to French-American business.

Join us on Wednesday May 11th at 6 pm at the Sofitel. Be part of the movement, come mingle, network and learn about our exciting program for the rest of the year, complete with cocktails and finger food! (Discounts at the bar, $8-12 for drinks)

Event Details

FACC-Chicago's Young Professionals Group "Launch Party"

When: Wednesday May 11th, 2016 | 6:00 p.m.

Where: @ Le Bar | Sofitel Chicago Water Tower

20 E Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

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Upcoming Events

FACC-Chicago Events

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

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