FACC-Michigan Meets with the Honorable Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago on January 15, 2015
On January 15, 2015, a small group of influential decision-makers from the French-American business community, alongside representatives from the Detroit Regional Chamber, gathered around the newly appointed Honorable Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago.
The focus of the meeting was to share with Consul General Floreani perspectives on the economic situation of our region, the impact of French businesses in Michigan, and the challenges and opportunities facing the French-American business community. Insightful conversation revolved around economic development, talent development-retention and business opportunities in Michigan. Subjects also discussed included the impact of French investment as well as strategies for increased collaboration between France and the State of Michigan. The exchange was of great quality and each participant provided his valuable perspective on the various topics.
This meeting took place within a two and a half day visit to the metro Detroit region by Consul General Floreani on the occasion of the North American International Auto Show.
This event was hosted within the framework of the activities of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Michigan and the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, with the support of Business France and the French Consular services.
(From left to right)
Ms. Alyssa Tracey, Senior Economic Development Specialist, Macomb County
Ms. Stéphanie Salvadero, Executive Director, FACC, Michigan Chapter
Honorable Pascal Goachet, Honorary Consul of France in Michigan
Mrs. Molly Swart, Senior Trade Advisor, Business France
Mr. Kyle McCree, Director Business Financing, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
Mrs. Maureen Krauss, VP Economic Development, Detroit Regional Chamber
Mr. Xavier Ovize, CEO, AdduXi
Honorable Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago
Ms. Susan Novakoski, Director Business Attraction, MEDC
Ms. Michele Eaton, Senior Business Development Representative, Oakland County
Mr. Cédric Ballarin, President, FACC-Michigan
Ms. Angela Fortino, Business Development Representative, Detroit Regional Chamber