Why Join the FACC
The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast chapter is a non-profit, non-governmental and member-funded organization, with the goal to promote, support and enhance business opportunities between Louisiana, Mississippi, Southern Alabama and France. Our members represent not only the vibrant French business community in the Gulf Coast region, but also the American companies.
FACC-GC is part of a network of 20 FACC in the US and member of the global CCI FI in Paris (Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie France International). Through the FACC network, members are eligible to participate in various events covering a wide array of valuable topics.
The FACC-GC offers its members resources, networking opportunities, and a chance to play a leadership role in developing and advocating French and southern connections.
Your membership, along with our volunteer board and committee members, helps to keep the FACC-GC in the forefront by offering members:
- Networking social
- Preferential rates on events
- Access to national network
- Access to online national and international membership directory
- Online visibility opportunities through our social media
- Email updates and news flashes
- Sponsorship and advertising
- French Internship and trainees
The FACC-GC is known for its great, fun and interesting events which present the opportunity to network the French Way!
We organize every year social events, networking, and festivals allowing our members to make personal contacts in the French-American business community. At these events, FACC-GC members can describe their business, activities, and distribute their literature.
As a FACC-GC member, you will be the first to know and participate in the organization of exceptional events. The Summer Wine Fest in June and the Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration in November are true French style party, with great local restaurants that always comes with incredible dishes to taste.
Our last addition, La Fête des Fromages bring together more than 4000 passionate locals, national guests and enthusiasts to taste, discover and celebrate everything about cheese.
Investment and Trade Assistance
The Chamber provides basic services to assist members in establishing investment opportunities and trade connections between the United States and France. These activities are coordinated closely with French commercial counselors. Upon request, the Chamber also assists French companies interested in investment and trade with the Gulf Coast.
Networking the French Way
Breakfast briefings, luncheons, business-card exchanges and receptions allow our members to make personal contacts in the French-American business community and to keep current on the latest developments in international business. Good food, wine and a bon temps are guaranteed!