2018 Program of Events

 

April 26
THU @ 6:30 pm
Discussion
The Future of Energy and the Actors of Tomorrow
April 29-May 13
Concerts
The Bridge #11:  A Pride of Lions
A Transatlantic Network for Jazz and Creative Music
May 4
FRI @ 6:30 pm
Gala Evening
La Nuit des Etoiles
Celebrating
“Lyon & The Alps” and FACC Chicago’s 40th anniversary
May 7
MON @ 6:30 pm
Conference
Immersion in the Nanoworld
May 8
TUE @ 5:30 pm
Panel discussion
Industry of the Future: How Smart Manufacturing is Transforming our Industries
May 9
WED @ All day
Students Workshops
7th Annual Science L.A.B²: Learning and Building Bridges
May 9
WED @
6:30 pm
Conference
Sound Identity and Branding
May 10
THU @ 6:30 pm
Conference
Climate Change and Viral Emergence in Humans and Domestic Animals
May 10
THU @ 6:30 pm
Conference
VR NOW: Virtual Reality, Immersion & Experience in the 21st Century
May 10
THU @ 6:30 pm
Conference
L’Innovation en éducation
May 10
THU @ 6:30 pm

Discussion
France: A New Startup Nation
May 11
FRI @ 3-6 pm
Presentation
The Niches of VR:
What Stands in the Shadow of Gaming and Entertainment
May 25
FRI @ 8:30 am
Conference &
Workshop
Translation & Interpreting in Higher Education
 June 4-8
Accelerator Program
Ubimobility 2018
for 
Connected
and Autonomous Vehicles
 

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Chicago (IL) – Thursday, April 26

The Future of Energy and the Actors of Tomorrow
With Yann Kulp, Director Strategy USA at Schneider Electric USA

When: April 26, 2018 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: DLA Piper LLP | 444 West Lake Street | Suite 900  | Chicago, IL 60606

Speaker

Yann_KulpYann Kulp is 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.

Presented by

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.
Learn more about the YP Committee.

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

Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française à l'Etranger (CCIFE)

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Midwest – April 29 through May 13

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The Bridge #11: A Pride of Lions
The Bridge: A Transatlantic Network for Jazz and Creative Music

When: Sunday, April 29 until Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Various venues in Chicago and the Midwest

The Bridge: A transatlantic network for jazz and creative music is back for many public concerts in Chicago & the Midwest with another ensemble borne out of its network from France and all over the United States, dedicated to presenting original transatlantic ensembles of musicians who explore new creative directions.

Joe MCPHEE – tenor saxophone, pocket trumpet
Daunik LAZRO – tenor & baritone saxophone
Joshua ABRAMS – double bass, guimbri
Guillaume SÉGURON  – double bass
Chad TAYLOR – drums, mbria

Complete program

Presented by

A Pride of Lions tour is sponsored by Experimental Sound Studio, Intencity, University of Chicago, the Ministère de la Culture et la Communication, Sacem, FCM, Adami, Spedidam, Onda, the Institut Français, the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, the French Embassy in the USA, the Embassy of the USA in Paris, the Institut Français + Région Bretagne, the Institut Français + Ville de Toulouse, the Institut Français +Ville de Nantes, and the Institut Français + Région Paca.

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Chicago (IL) – Friday, May 4

Gala FACC 2018

French-American Chamber of Commerce – Chicago 26th Annual “Nuit des Etoiles Gala”

When: Friday, May 4, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception | 7:30 p.m. Dinner followed by Live auctions & Dancing
Where: Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile – 20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago

FACC Chicago presents its 26th Gala La Nuit des Etoiles Celebrating
“Lyon & The Alps” and FACC Chicago’s 40th anniversary

Please join us for our annual NUIT DES ETOILES Gala, the largest celebration of the French-American business community in Chicago. This year’s event is particularly special for the FACC Chicago as we will mark our 40th anniversary and officially launch our new philanthropic initiative, the FACC Foundation.

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Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie Française à l'Etranger (CCIFE)

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Chicago (IL) – Monday, May 7

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Immersion in the Nanoworld
With Dr. Carole Fauquet, Researcher at the CNRS

When: Monday, May 7, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Chicago – 54 W. Chicago Avenue | FREE | in English

The word “nano” has become a popular trend in the sciencesphere over the last twenty-five years, but why?

Take your ruler, shrink it down to around one-billionth of its size, and then you can start to understand the size of the nanometer scale. Once you get to the atomic scale, the properties of matter change from those of bulk materials.

Over the last few decades, a whole nano field of science has emerged, with researchers dedicated to discovering new applications for these tiny particles. But, while research and production have increased, the expected industrial revolution hasn’t happened overnight.

So, why do nanos excite researchers? What are their applications? And are they hazardous to human health? Dr. Carole Fauquet will share some of the most exciting examples of uses of nanos in the fields of technology, mechanics, energy, biology, medicine, and more to answer these questions. Join us and learn why you sometimes have to work small to think big.

Lecture in English followed by Q&A with the audience and a reception with wine and cheese.

Speaker

FAUQUET Carole_4@-1Dr. Carole FAUQUET earned her PhD in Materials Science from Sorbonne Universités (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris) in 1992. She then joined the Professor W.R. Salaneck at Linköping Universität, Sweden, to study the interaction of conjugated polymers and oligomers with metals. She obtained an Associate Professor position in Surface Science at Aix Marseille Université in 1994. She studied metal/organic molecule chemical bonds with X-ray spectroscopy for various applications (Aerospace industry, luminescent displays, microelectronics…) She is now working at Argonne National Laboratory for 6 months to couple Scanning Tunneling Microscopy with X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence.

Presented by

The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the U.S. and the
Consulate of France in ChicagoAlliance Française de Chicago, C2ST

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Chicago (IL) – Tuesday, May 8

Smart manufacturing

Industry of the Future: How Smart Manufacturing is Transforming our Industries

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: 1871 – 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654 | FREE

In the age of digitalization, manufacturing and production systems are evolving in a complex context where product quality, reduced time to market and innovation are at the core of business competitiveness. From big data to robotics and IIoT, smart technologies are gradually adopted in factories for different purposes.
Business France’s “Industry of the future: How smart manufacturing is transforming our industry” event will explore the visions of three experts in Industry 4.0 to reshape the industry of tomorrow.

Speakers

Photo Brett Brune
Moderated by Brett Brune
Editor in Chief, Smart Manufacturing magazine

Guillaume Lacroix and Laurence Grelet
Opening remarks by
Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France
Laurence Grelet, Director of Business France in Chicago

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Senior Vice President, Manufacturing North America, L’Oréal USA
L’Oréal is a world-leading group in the cosmetics industry. The French company has undergone many changes during the 110 years of its existence and is nowadays at the forefront of industrial technology.

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Business Development Manager, DAHER (EMC2 Cluster)
Daher is an equipment manufacturer that produces Integrated Industrial Systems for aeronautics and advanced technologies. Daher is also part of the French industrial cluster EMC2, that focuses on advanced manufacturing technologies.

Julien Develle.PNGJulien Develle
Key account Manager USA, AMA XpertEye
AMA is one of those French start-ups that successfully made their place in the industry 4.0. ecosystem. The company develops connected augmented reality smart glasses which allow real-time collaboration.


Presented by

Business France and the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

Business France is the French agency for international business development. We facilitate introductions between North American and French companies interested in working in the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Event details

5:30 – 5:45 pm: Registration and welcoming
5:45 – 6:00 pm: Opening remarks by Guillaume Lacroix, Consul General of France
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Panel discussion + Q&A
7:00 – 8:00 pm: Networking Cocktail Hors-d’oeuvres and French pastries

Join us @ 1871 on May 8th, 2018 to hear from these leaders and enjoy a networking cocktail.

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Chicago (IL) – Wednesday, May 9

Lab

7th Annual Science L.A.B²: Learning and Building Bridges

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Student Center East Room at the University of Illinois at Chicago – 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL

A whole day for students and their teachers to learn and build bridges! May 9th is the day of the discovery of sciences, through hands-on activities presented by our French and American scientific partners.

Presented by

Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the U.S.,
Consulate of France in Chicago,  Lycée Français de Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Chicago (IL) – Wednesday, May 9

Identity

Sound Identity and Branding
With Colleen Fahey,
Sixième Son USA

When: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Chicago – 54 W. Chicago Avenue | FREE | in English

Have you ever taken the SNCF train in France? Then the 4 notes you heard upon boarding for Lille or Nice are forever a part of your voyage memory…

Globalization, audio-enabled devices, content marketing and “continuous partial attention” all contribute to the rise of audio branding in our daily soundscape. Audio identity is now a must for a brand, as powerful as its logo, colors, and packaging.

Experience the creativity behind audio branding with Colleen Fahey from Sixième Son, the audio branding agency behind iconic French companies such as Chanel, Airports de Paris, Rolland Garros, Michelin, or Baby Bel, but also global corporations such as Huggies or Samsung – because music is a language that’s universally understood.

Discover the music’s power to affect behavior and influence sales, and what sound identification can do to raise brand recognition. A French take on a unique innovation for all ad-women and men, musicians, and le grand public!

Speaker

colleen-faheyA creative executive with deep expertise in branding and marketing at multiple brand experience touchpoints, Colleen Fahey is the author of Audio Branding: Using Sound to Build your Brand. Five years ago, she approached Sixième Son, a Paris audio branding agency, about expanding their borders to North America. Since then, the US team has led Sixième Son’s audio branding initiatives.

Throughout her career, Colleen has worked for major marketing organizations and leading brands in the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Raised in Madrid, she speaks fluent Spanish as well as conversational French and pathetic Portuguese.

Presented by

The Consulate General of France in Chicago, the Embassy of France in the United StatesAlliance Française de Chicago 

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St. Louis (MO) – Thursday, May 10

France Now

FRANCE: A New Startup Nation
Presented by Business France

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 4240 Duncan Ave – St Louis, MO 63110 | FREE | in English

Event details

6:30 p.m. – France Now
JP SaucierA new political force has taken France by storm, the mood is high among business leaders and for the first time in a decade the foreign press is praising French leadership on the global stage. The tech scene is booming as Paris just welcomed the world’s largest startup campus. Learn about different opportunities to experience la joie de vivre thanks to different programs for international startups.
By Jean-Pascal Saucier, Director of Business Development @ Business France

18:50 p.m – So You Think You Can France?
A panel discussion on navigating the cultural differences in management and work practices
Four St. Louis based individuals who have experienced working and managing terms in a cross-cultural context will discuss how differences have challenged their own ways and how they are overcoming the differences in the workplace culture. An essential workshop for anyone who is interested to work across borders.

Speakers

Emily Lohse Busch

Moderated by Emily Lohse-Busch,
Executive Director, Arch Grants
The Arch Grants Global Startup Competition awards $50,000 equity-free cash grants and pro bono support services to innovative, scalable, and job-creating startups that agree to locate their business in St. Louis for at least one year.

Sean Furman, Senior Program Director, Vitek at bioMérieux

Henry Biggs, CEO of EvalX, a survey software company and Adjunct Professor of Computational Linguistics at Washington University.

Marc Esposito, Account Manager, Dent Wizard International. Dent Wizard specializes in the auto reconditioning industry, providing a wide range of services for automotive service providers.

Fabrice Perrier, Release Management and Deployment, Black Knight Financial Services. Black Knight’s Data Science links data and advanced machine-learning techniques by using algorithms to automatically uncover hidden insights

Presented by

Business France, the French government economic development agency, assists U.S. based companies in expanding to France.

The event is part of the weekly Venture Café Thursday Gathering. Venture Café St. Louis enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships. It is part of The District – Cortex Innovation Community, an innovation hub of bioscience and technology research, development, and commercialization, serving as the anchor of St. Louis’ growing ecosystem for innovative startup programs and established companies.

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Chicago (IL) – Thursday, May 10

Climate

Climate Change and Viral Emergence in Humans and Domestic Animals
With Jean-Claude Manuguerra,
Institut Pasteur, Paris

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Where: Alliance Française de Chicago – 54 W. Chicago Avenue | FREE | in English

Studies suggest a link between climate change, human modifications to the environment, and the emergence of new viruses. Dr. Manuguerra will present how unsustainable environmental practices can lead to new diseases and vaccine-resistant viral agents.

Climate change along with human modifications to the environment such as novel agricultural or breeding practices may lead to the emergence of unknown viral agents. These agents can then be carried by farm animals which become intermediate hosts for humans.

Dr Manuguerra heads a research team focused on Environment and Infectious risks based in a Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU). The CIBU it was founded in 2002 in response to “specialized biological emergencies”. These emergencies include epidemics, accidents, or terrorist attacks using biological weapons, which can all endanger public health. Most recently, the world faced a very serious Ebola virus epidemic. While the Ebola epidemic remains critical, the dynamics of other viruses are also of great concern.

Dr. Manuguerra will review evolutionary events that can lead to vaccine-resistant viruses, and how unsustainable environmental practices could bring about previously unknown pathogens. Everyone is invited to learn more about how the evolution of molecular tools allow us to characterize emerging viral agents.

Speaker

JC Manuguerra smlJean-Claude Manuguerra holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences’ from the faculty of Pharmacy from the Université Paris XI at Châtenay-Malabry (France). He was appointed Head of the ‘Environment and Infectious risks’ research team at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. He also manages the Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU). He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Alert and Response Network (GOARN) coordinated by the World Health Organization and acted as Chair of this committee for an 18 month term. He is the French Representative to the Laboratory Network of the Global Health Security Action Group of the G7, and Corresponding Member of the French Veterinary Academy. He is also the Chief Editor of the ‘Intervirology’ Journal.

Presented by

The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the U.S. and the
Consulate of France in ChicagoAlliance Française de Chicago, C2ST

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Chicago (IL) – Thursday, May 10

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L’Innovation en éducation
Presented by the University of Chicago French Club

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | FREE | in French
Where: University of Chicago – Reynolds Club, McCormick Tribune Lounge (1st Floor) – 5706 S. University Ave. – Chicago, IL 60637.

Speakers

Sylvie GoutasPr. Sylvie Goutas, Romance Languages & Literatures,   Dept. of French – University of Chicago. Sylvie Goutas specializes in French language, culture and literature. Her scholarship includes works on 19th-century French literature, the use of media and culture in foreign language teaching, and several translations of academic works.

Alice McLeanPr. Alice McLean, Romance Languages & Literatures, Dept. of French – University of Chicago.  Full-time lecturer in French and Portuguese, professor McLean is the co-author of award-winning articles in French pedagogy.

 

roux_benoit_1Benoît Roux, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Pr. Roux specializes in theoretical and computational studies of the structure, dynamics and function of biological macromolecular systems.

 

 


Presented by

The University of Chicago French Club

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Chicago (IL) – Thursday, May 10

VR FIW 2018 Columbia

VR NOW: Virtual Reality, Immersion & Experience
in the 21st Century
With Naomi Roth,  Virtuality for Reality

When: Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | FREE | in English
Where: Film Row Cinema, Columbia College – 1104 S. Wabash – 8th Floor – Chicago, IL

While it’s still early days for mass adoption of Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR+), imagine where business, the arts and society might be later this century. Paris-based VR expert and advocate Naomi Roth, in conversation with Robert C. Wolcott, Kellogg School of Management professor and Co-Founder of Kellogg Innovation Network, will explore how VR+ might change the game for arts, media, society— even the experience of being human. What opportunities and threats might we face as we transition to a coming post-virtual world?

Naomi Roth launched Virtuality for Reality in 2016, an international online open-door community bringing together professionals, researchers and VR directors inspired by VR for good. She was invited the same year to co-create an innovation lab (on VR/AR/AI technologies) for a multinational startup, XXII GROUP, then worked inside the laboratory on the elaboration of new lines of research. As of today she gives lectures at French Universities and collaborates to action research projects destined to understand how environmental influences affect our choices and behavior.

Presented by

Columbia College Chicago and The French Cultural Services of the French Embassy

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Chicago (IL) – Friday, May 11

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The Niches of VR: What Stands In the Shadow of Gaming and Entertainment
With Naomi Roth,  Virtuality for Reality

When: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | in English
Where: 2112 – 4245 North Knox Avenue – Chicago, IL

Naomi Roth will make a presentation on The niches of VR: what stands in the shadow of gaming and entertainment but requires our attention with a quick overview of applications in health, physical rehabilitation, and treating various mental conditions, applications in creating empathy toward populations in need, handicaps, and charity driven VR and applications in education.

Naomi Roth launched Virtuality for Reality in 2016, an international online open-door community bringing together professionals, researchers and VR directors inspired by VR for good. She was invited the same year to co-create an innovation lab (on VR/AR/AI technologies) for a multinational startup, XXII GROUP, then worked inside the laboratory on the elaboration of new lines of research. As of today she gives lectures at French Universities and collaborates to action research projects destined to understand how environmental influences affect our choices and behavior.

Presented by

2112 and The French Cultural Services of the French Embassy 

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Chicago (IL) – Friday, May 25

Translation

Translation and Interpreting in Higher Education: The Classroom and Professional Experience

When: Friday, May 25, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | in English
Where: Arts and  Letters Hall, Room 308 – DePaul University – 2315 N. Kenmore Ave. – Chicago

Conference/workshop program presented by DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences – Department of Modern Languages.

8:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.: Registration & Coffee
8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.:  Welcome
David A. Gilliam, Department Chair
Pascale-Anne Brault, Professor, French

9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Opening session / Technology and its Application in Today’s World
Moderator: María Masud

  • Giorgia Frizzie, “Spotlight on Translation Technology: a SDL Trados Studio 2017 overview”
  • Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, “Community and Conference Interpreting: Evolving Technologies and Modalities for a Globalized World”

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Field of expertise
Moderator: María Luisa Ortega Hernández

  • French: Jonathan Krell: “Snakes and Mirrors: Translating Michel Tournier”
  • Spanish: Moira Pujols: “The Role of the Forensic Linguist in the Judicial System”
  • Arabic: “Government Translation and Security”

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Lunch

12:45p.m.  2:55 p.m.: Workshop with Moira Pujols

Moira Pujols: member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters, federally certified interpreter, expert rater for the National Center for State Courts for Federal Interpreter Certification oral examinations throughout the United States, forensic translator.

The Resourceful Interpreter: a Solution and Technique-driven Workshop
This simultaneous interpreting skill-building workshop will be highly interactive, language neutral, practical, and fun!

2:40p.m.  4:30 p.m.:  Round Table / Translation and its Role in Academia
Moderator: Lisbeth Swain

  • Japanese: Nobuko Chikamatsu-Chandler “Translation in Japanese FLAC-Environmental Ethics courses”
  • French: Pascale-Anne Brault “Translating the Mission”
  • Arabic: Nesreen Akhtarkhavari “Translating the Untranslatable”
  • German: Eugene Sampson “The Stance of the Translator: German (Language) Perspectives”
  • Italian: Caterina Mongiat-Farina “Traduttrice/traditrice: Translation and Adaptation in Italian”
  • Spanish: Juana Goergen “Regresando a Babel/Returning to Babel”

Presented by

DePaul University College of Liberal Arts and Social SciencesDepartment of Modern Languages.
Sponsored by Academic Initiatives Pool & the Department of Modern Languages.

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Detroit/Ann Arbor – June 4 through June 8

Ubimobility

Ubimobility 2018: A unique acceleration program focused on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

When: Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8, 2018
Where: Detroit/Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ubimobility is a unique acceleration program which focuses on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Business France and Bpifrance worked with the French automotive, transportation, IT industries and clusters to identify up and coming French companies with innovative technologies related to autonomous and connected vehicles. French companies applying to the Ubimobility program are evaluated by a panel of industry judges which selects the 8 most promising companies.

During their 2 weeks in Detroit/Ann Arbor and San Francisco/Silicon Valley, the selected companies meet with automakers, suppliers, think-tanks, universities, potential partners and investors.


The 8 winning French mobility start-ups which will tour the US are:

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OpenFleet

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Events

Ubimobility Presentation Event
Wednesday, June 6
In partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber and the French-American Chamber of Commerce – Michigan Chapter.
For more information visit Ubimobility website

Presented by

Business France and Bpifrance.


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