• 116th AGM and Ben Franklin Birthday Celebration

    January 21 2010, 18:30 - 18:30
    Location: U.S. Ambassador's Residence

    Over 280 AmCham members and guests gathered at the residence of U.S. Ambassador Rivkin for the 116th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Benjamin Franklin Birthday Celebration.   Members elected the Board of Directors for 2010 (see "News" below) and listened to speeches by re-elected President Jean-Claude Gruffat, the Ambassador and Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment.  Mrs. Lagarde focused her remarks on the excellent economic relations between France and the U.S., on measures taken to address the economic crisis, and on her priorities for France in the near term.  She and the other speakers made special mention of the coming into force of the protocol of the U.S. - France bilateral tax treaty, which will save U.S. and French multi-nationals hundreds of millions of dollars, further stimulating trans-Atlantic investment.  AmCham thanks the U.S. Embassy for hosting the event, Marriott for its catering, and our many other sponsors, which included:

    Gold:  Air Liquide, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, BancTec, Carrier/United Technologies, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Federal Express, Marriott International Hotels, Microsoft, Rockwell Collins.

    Silver:  American Business School-IGS Group, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Dow, Groupe La Poste, Hotel Le Bristol, Park Hyatt Hotel Place Vendome, Sodexo.
    Bronze:  Chartis, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Dorothy's Gallery, ERG Europe, Gundersen Partners, Herman Miller, Inituition, KPMG, Logos Knowledge Network, Lieber Strategies, Sotheby's, Sprint.