French-American Business Summit - 2023 Innovation on Both Sides of the Atlantic



French American Business Summit

Innovation on Both Sides of the Atlantic


One Day Business, Cultural & Networking Event at the French Embassy in Washington, D.C.

After a 2-year Covid hiatus, the fifth edition of the French-American Business Summit will take place in Washington, D.C., in the elegant and exclusive setting of the French Embassy, on Thursday, May 4th at the Maison Française.
This B2B event is organized – under the High Patronage of the Ambassador of France to the United States – by the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to advance fruitful business relationships for its members and support bilateral trade.


Innovation on both sides of the Atlantic

This Year the French American Business Summit will focus on "Innovation on both sides of the Atlantic" in all sectors of activity. A special emphasis will be on innovation having resulted from the Covid crisis.


Format: TED-style Talk

• Prestigious Keynote Speakers
• Presentations by Amazing French and American Companies
• Panels
• Networking Sessions
• Workshops
• Breakfast/lunch will be available


The Showcase: A French-American Exhibition

French and American companies, institutions and organizations will showcase their products &/or services to a public of international professionals, meet potential clients and partners, network and take advantage of the presence of renowned experts.



8:00-9:00am : Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00-9:15am: Opening and Welcome
9:15-10:15am: Keynote Speakers
10:15-12:00pm: Speakers, panels, workshops
12:00-1:00pm: Catered Lunch
1:00-4:30pm: Speakers, panels, workshops
4:30-5:00pm: Networking & Closing Remarks
Speakers have not been announced yet. They will be announced regularly in this space.
Past speakers:
  • Supreme Court Justice Steven Breyer
  • HE Philippe Etienne, Ambassador of France
  • Senator Mark Warner, Virginia
  • Amanda Simpson, Vice President for Research and Technology, Former test pilote, Airbus
  • Sandeep Sachdeva, VP AI-Automation, Sogeti
  • Eric Jouane, Senior VP, Sodexo
  • Nicolas Maubert, Space Counselor, CNES

Become a Sponsor

Combining inspirational keynote speakers, engaging networking events and a valuable showcase of top French and American companies and organizations, this fifth French-American Business Summit in Washington, D.C. is a unique opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to increase their visibility and grow their business while benefiting from the exceptional “Maison Française” located within the French Embassy.

French American Business Summit

Thursday, May 4


Register here






May 4th, 2023 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
French Embassy
4101 Reservoir Rd NW
French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC 20007-20007
United States
Phone: (240) 994-6932