Our Committees

    Join the FACC Florida is an opportunity to be part of specialized committees

    The FACC Florida is currently setting up a new tool for its member companies: specialized committees according to the company’s sector.
    Our committees meet one a month to set up a quarterly event.

    You can already apply to be part of the Wine and Spirits committee, the Luxury Committee or the AgroFood committee.

    We have 7 professional committees:



    Chair of Aerospace Committee: Raphael Bolzan


    • AGRO & WINE

    Co-Chairs of Agro & Wine Committee: Hubert Surville & Antonio Ellek

    Last Agro & Wine Networking Events:

    Friday October 30, 2015 at Grey Robinson, Miami
    Subject:  French Food & Wine imports in the US, Business & Technical Experience. 

    Caroline Moreau, Barton & Guestier
    - Pierre de Agostini, Cosmopolitan International
    US Customs and Border Protection Bureau of Miami with: 
    - Melanie Prater, Senior Import Specialist
    - Magdamari Rodriguez, Import Specialist
    - Enrique Rodriguez, Chief
    - Abel Serrona, Branch Chief

    Sponsors: Barton & Guestier / Gray Robinson / Café Pastis
    Moderator: Hubert Surville, Barton & Guestier

     Tuesday November 4, 2014 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Grey Robinson, Fort Lauderdale
    Subject: The French Wine Market in the US, Fashion or Evolution? 

    Speakers: Mel Dick – President Wine division Senior VP at Southern Wine & Spirits of America.
    Chip Cassidy
     – Chair, Wine Department of FIU
    Jay Spaleta – Wine enthusiast Editor
    Sebastien Verrier
     – Beverage Director at the St Regis Bal Harbor.
    Moderator: Hubert Surville – COO Barton & Guestier USA.


    • CADRE: Construction, Architecture, Design & Real Estate

    Chair of CADRE Committee: Christophe Richard

    Last CADRE Committee Seminar Cocktails:

    Tuesday October 28, 2014 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Miami Association of Realtors
    Subject: “What are the economic dynamics that are shaping the next Miami?”

    Speakers: Roberto Munoz – FIBA President, South Florida Market president for BBVA Compass.
    Luis A. Perez-Codina
    – Manager, International Logistics & Supply Chain, Enterprise Florida, INC.
    Jon Sastre, President and CEO, ConQuest Technology Service, President, US Board Member IAMCP, International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners.
    Susan Baker
    – Award winning for the Arts, contributing journalist for the South Florida Luxury.
    Keith St Clair
    – Miami Entrepreneur.

    Tuesday March 4, 2014 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Northern Trust Bank

    Subject: “How Miami's development is preparing for Climate Change?”

    Moderator: Barry E. Johnson President/CEO of Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

    Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Bernstein Global Wealth Management
    Subject: “Condo-financing today: What have we learned from the burst bubble? Is Miami avoiding the mistakes of the past?
    Moderator: Peter Zalewski Founder of "Condo Vulture"

    Thursday March 7, 2013 from pm to 8:00 pm at Bernstein Global Wealth Management
    Subject: “The Pitfalls of the American Dream: Real Estate Investments Do's and Don'ts”

    Thursday November 13, 2012 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Bernstein Global Wealth Management
    Subject: “Why Invest in Miami? The cranes are back!”
    Moderator: Commissioner Sarnoff City of Miami.


    • Human Resources

    Co-Chairs of Human Resources Committee: Aude Slama & Gary Birnberg

    Last Human Resources Networking Events:

    Wednesday February 3, 2016 at Greenberg Traurig

    Subject: Creating a Culture of Career

    Speakers: Angie Brainard -  Right Management

    Moderator: Tammy Davidson - Right Management

    Panel: Brian Altschuler – Boca Raton Regional Hospital; Lisette Simon with Fusion (ABC-Univision Joint-Venture); Kal Mistry with VITAS Healthcare Corporation


    Tuesday November 4, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Ackerman LLP

    Subject: The Affordable Care Act. This informative event is a great opportunity for employers to gain insight into how healthcare reform will impact their health plans and share strategies for combating these impacts.

    Speakers: Dr. Griselle Chernys – President & CEO, PayerFusion, WellAway.
    Marshall R. Burack
    – Partner, Ackerman.
    Moderators: Gary Birnberg – Business Arbitrator, Mediator, Negociator.
    Aude Slama – Managing Partner and President, Slama Global Search.


    Thursday July 24, 2014 from 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Greenberg Traurig Tower
    Subject:  Making the Leadership Transition for many successful professionals, who have built their career on technical expertise or operational excellence, moving into a bigger leadership role can be daunting experience.

    Speaker: Dr. Herminia Ibarra


    • LMCA: Luxury, Media, Creative industries et Arts

    Chair of LMCA Committee: Christophe Poilleux

    Last LMCA Event:

    Wednesday June 1, 2016 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Brasserie Azur

    Subject: Luxe and Entrepreneurship

    Speakers: Philippe Giraud - President, Actium

    Moderator: Christophe Poilleux – Cartier


    Last LMCA Committee Seminar Cocktails:

    Monday October 27, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Mandolin Restaurant
    Subject: “The Design District and the Luxury Brands.”
    Speakers: Craig Robins  – President DARCA Design District
    David Goubert – Sr. vice President Louis Vuitton
    Moderator: Christophe Poilleux
    – Cartier

    Thursday April 18, 2013 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at George's Kitchen - The Loft
    Subject: “From Advertising to retail business: The Journey of International Managers between France and the USA”
    Speaker: Julien Bigan – General Manager Roche Bobois
    Moderators: Christophe Poilleux – Cartier
    Christophe Richard
    – Remax realtor

    • Maritime Committee

    Chair of Maritime: Nicolas Portolleau

    • YEE Club: Young Entrepreneurs & Executives Club 

    ·    Last YEE Club Networking Events: 

    Wednesday November 5, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at National Hotel, Miami Beach
    Subject: "How to exponentially grow your business using a Digital Marketing & Advertising multi-channel Strategy?"
    Speaker: Gilles Bonzan – Digital Marketing Expert, Founder of Cobalink.

    Moderator: Cyril Darmouni – Founder of Moviebank in the UK and DEFIM in France.

    Wednesday May 28, 2014 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at Villa Azur
    Subject: "How to acquire clients using online tools, and how to use your website to generate more traffic or promote your brand?"

    Karine Morcillo Successful entrepreneur in the digital content and monetization field for internet website.

    Tuesday February 4, 2014 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Baoli Miami
    Subject: "All you need to know about Local Retail Marketing, PR and Branding. Case Study: Trendy Paris-Based Pastry Shop Hugo & Victor opening in South Beach"

    Virginie Vinson Managing Director of Hugo & Victor US and Formerly Brand manager at Procter & Gamble.

    Thursday September 19, 2013 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Baoli Miami
    Subject: Want to launch a "dot com" venture? The Do's and don'ts on How to grow your idea into a viable business.
    David Azar CEO and Co-founder of Monabar.com

    Tuesday April 30, 2013 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Baoli Miami
    Subject: Do you own a small or medium business? Are you looking to sell or acquire a small or medium-sized business?

    David Saperstein – Current VP at BG Strategic Advisors & Former Deloitte and Goldman Sachs

    Wednesday October 17, 2012 from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm at Villa Azur, Miami Beach
    Subject: Do's and Dont's: How to locate and access funding for your business and growth.

    Adrien Sapiro SBA guaranteed loans, conventional loans, and other funding sources



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