Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy, attends a FrenchFounders conference on retail. Credit: FrenchFounders / Edward Bally (The Fabulous Agency)

In New York, networking is almost a sport. Whether by sector, genre, nationality, skill or simply for newcomers, the city that never sleeps offers a multitude of organizations and networks for the professionals who live there. Here are six of them that speak to French and French speakers:

The French-American Chamber of Commerce
The New York FACC offers assets – French, American or other nationalities – annual subscriptions of $ 250 for young leaders at $ 2,500 for six people. In addition to the galas and other networking events among the nearly 1,000 members it claims, the Chamber of Commerce organizes conferences such as themes such as luxury, the food industry, finance, technology or even sectors. Communication. It also has a co-working space. 1375 Broadway # 504, New York, NY 10018. Website

Founded in 2014 by Frenchmen Benoit Buridant and Vincent Deruelle, the network of French-speaking entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs and investors brings together nearly 4,000 members worldwide and offers an annual subscription of $ 990 (with a half-price offer for young leaders), on application only. The network offers networking events and thematic conferences to its members, with a four-day access to its co-working space, the 500-square-meter Foundery near Union Square (where French Morning is based). . 27th 20th St # 800, New York, NY 10011. Website

Club 600
Created in 1985, this private club made up of one hundred French-speaking leaders between New York, Miami and Mexico City, accepts new recruits only if they are recommended by an existing member. Site

Contractors in New York
This group, open to all Francophone and non-membership entrepreneurs, offers monthly conferences on topics related to entrepreneurship and led by a professional in the sector. Céline Marty and Eric Georges, founders of the network and members of the Association of Newcomers Francophones Home New York, also animate the "Entreprendre workshop" of the Reception and organize regular work meetings. New York Home Site

She for S.H.E
She for S.H.E (for Sharing Helping Empowering) founded in 2016 by Belgian Valérie-Anne Demulier is aimed exclusively at Francophone women. With a membership of $ 25 a month or $ 240 a year, the network offers 5 to 8 events per month, workshops and meetings reserved for its members. "Space She "9 E 19th St. Site

French Tech NYC
The French Tech in New York is a label that brings together more than 200 start-ups founded by at least one French and French investors in New York. This network is mainly managed by the Consulate General of France in New York and comes in the form of a free label that any French company can appropriate. The French Tech NYC also organizes the "digital breakfasts" every month in collaboration with FrenchFounders and Business France, the public agency responsible for supporting French structures abroad, and quarterly conferences around a guest. or a theme. Site


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