PHLDUCX  OECD AMCHAM MAY 22 2012

DO YOU SPEAK « AMCHAM » ?

SINCE ITS INCEPTION IN 1894, WHEN 11 FRENCH AND AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN CAME TOGETHER TO CREATE THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN FRANCE, THE « AMCHAM », THE OLDEST FRANCO-AMERICAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, HAS BEEN A DRIVING FORCE IN TRANSATLANTIC TRADE RELATIONS.

LETTERS IN ITS PARIS HEADQUARTERS FROM AMERICAN PRESIDENTS STRETCHING FROM FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT TO BILL CLINTON TESTIFY TO THE ROLE THE CHAMBER HAS PLAYED IN THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WORLD.

117 YEARS LATER, THE 4,200 AMERICAN COMPANIES PRESENT IN FRANCE REPRESENT 800,000 FRENCH JOBS.

THE AMCHAM’S MORE THAN 500 MEMBERS INCLUDE CAC 40 AND FORTUNE 100 COMPANIES SUCH AS MICROSOFT, PROCTER & GAMBLE, AREVA AND LAFARGE, AS WELL AS MANY FRENCH AND AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURS.

AMACHAM ACTIVITIES AND OPERATIONS ARE COMPLETELY FUNDED BY DUES AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ITS MEMBERS.

THROUGH ITS MEMBER-DRIVEN WORKING COMMITTEES, THE AMCHAM PRODUCES WHITE PAPERS AND ORGANIZES SEMINARS AND ROUNDTABLES AROUND KEY STRATEGIC ISSUES SUCH AS : NEW MEDIA, IT & PRIVACY, GREEN BUSINESS, HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES, WOMEN LEADERS, STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT AND M&A, AND TAXATION.

ADVISORY COUNCIL TO THE OECD ( BIAC ) AND THE WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP NETWORK (WIL EUROPE).

AS AN EVER-EXPANDING LINK BETWEEN INFLUENTIAL POLITICIANS AND BUSINESS LEADERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC, THE AMCHAM PLAYS HOST TO SUCH DECISION-MAKERS AS THEN -FRENCH MINISTER OF THE ECONOMY CHRISTINE LAGARDE, TODAY CEO OF IMF, OECD SECRETARY GENERAL ANGEL GURRIA, AND SECRETARY OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, JANET NAPOLITANO.

TODAY, AMCHAM STAYS TRUE TO IT’S FOUNDERS’ ORIGINAL MISSION TO « TAKE MEASURES WHICH MAY FACILITATE AND PROTECT THE TRANSACTIONS OF BUSINESS BETWEEN FRENCH AND AMERICAN INTERESTS AND TO COLLECT INFORMATION TO FACILITATE BUSINESS OPERATIONS ».

THE AMCHAM CONDUCTS OUTREACH TO US AND FRENCH DECISION-MAKERS ON BEHALF OF ITS MEMBERS AND ENCOURAGES AN ONGOING AND CONSTRUCTIVE POLICY DIALOGUE.

PART OF A NETWORK OF 115 AMCHAMS WORLDWIDE, AMCHAM FRANCE IS A GATEWAY TO A GLOBAL AND DYNAMIC BUSINESS COMMUNITY.

 

SOURCE : AMCHAM FRANCE

www.amchamfrance.prg

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