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Thursday, April 2 | 5:30pm - 7:15pm

French-American Innovation without Borders

Please join McDonald Hopkins and the French American Chamber of Commerce (FACC) in Cleveland or via live webcast for "Innovation without Borders: The French-American Midwest Connection".

This panel conversation will feature multi-perspective insights from French and American professionals about French-American innovation and the importance of building and protecting this long standing international business and cultural relationship.



  • The role of French Embassies and Consulates in the U.S?

  • What services can the FACC provide to individuals and businesses?

  • Current events: Brexit, the "yellow vests," tariffs

  • French American innovation, including the #MidwestRising movement of French-American Innovation Midwest

  • Doing business in and managing cross-border M&A transactions between the U.S., France, and beyond

  • How to leverage organizations such as TeamNEO, JobsOhio, the Chambres du Commerce et du l'Industrie (CCIs)


Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France for Midwest

Didier Choix, DDA & Company

Jeff Van WinkleMcDonald Hopkins Law Firm

Moderator: Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak

To register or sponsor the event:

Tel: 216-274-2354

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