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Business News from France
October 23 @ 8:00 am CDT/ Free
Exciting things are happening in France, the world’s fifth largest economy:
- On September 22, 2017, President Macron signed a new labor reform law, intended to increase the country’s competitiveness.
- In spring 2017, the French government also launched the French Tech Visa program, a fast-track procedure for international technology talent to obtain work authorization and residency.
- On June 29, 2017, the world’s largest start-up incubator, Station F, opened in Paris which also houses accelerators for bigger companies like Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services.
Be among the first to meet newly-appointed Consul General Guillaume Lacroix, and learn about these recent developments and other investment news. Guillaume Lacroix became consul general of France in Chicago on August 29, 2017. He holds diplomas from Institut d’études politiques de Paris and Université Panthéon-Assas. He speaks Swahili, a language he studied at Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales in Paris and in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He started his diplomatic career in 1997. He was assigned to the Department of African and Indian Ocean Affairs in Paris, then to the French Embassy in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and to the French Embassy in Washington. He was also posted in two other diplomatic institutions: at the U.S. State Department as part of the Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow program and at the European External Action Service in Brussels. From 2013 to 2017, he served in the cabinets of French Foreign Affairs Ministers Laurent Fabius and Jean-Marc Ayrault as Counsellor for African Affairs.
This event is organized by Alliance Française Mpls/St Paul and Dorsey Whitney in partnership with the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Global Minnesota and Minnesota Trade Office.
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