Keynote Speakers 2018

Peter Caine: Discovering Paris - Its History, Architecture and Culture

PCaineAn Englishman Living in Paris Peter and his wife Oriel founded Paris Walks in 1994 which has grown into the leading English speaking walking tour in Paris. Peter weaves together history, art and architecture to tell the story of this Paris. He will instill in each of us a deeper excitement, knowledge and appreciation for this city that we will call home for this season of life.

 

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Dr. Linda Zonens: Paris Pharmacy Care

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Craig Carlson: Pancakes in Paris - Living the American Dream in France

CCarlsonCraig was the last person you’d expect to open an American diner in Paris. He’s not a cook and has never owned his own business. If that weren’t challenging enough, Craig chose to open his restaurant in a foreign country with a foreign language, which also happens to be the culinary capital of the world. Yet, despite the odds, his restaurants succeeded. Craig wrote a NYT best selling book about the experience called Pancakes in Paris. Come hear his adventures of being a small business owner in France, where its mind-numbing bureaucracy and complex labor laws nearly killed him.

Seminar Speakers 2018

Adrian Leeds: French Property the American Way

ALeeds1French property expert, HGTV personality, published journalist and author, events coordinator, marketing, public relations and communications expert, Adrian Leeds arrived in Paris in 1994 with more than 21 years of experience in marketing and public relations, not to mention a daughter. In her need to survive in the City of Light as a single mother, she created a variety of businesses devoted to assisting other expats in their quest to fulfill their dream to live in France. Her company, the Adrian Leeds Group, is a licensed real estate agency offering complete property consultation services primarily for North American and other Anglophones wanting to live and or invest in France.

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Family survival tips for living in Paris: New language, new city, new school - helping families grow in their new culture

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Lisa Anselmo: Living the Dream (?) The Difference Between Surviving vs. Thriving in the City of Leaks, Strikes and (ahem) Parisians

LAnselmoIn this lively talk, author Lisa Anselmo shares the (sometimes ugly) truths about living in Paris, the strokes and slaps we all experience, how you can navigate them, learn from them, and actually use them to create a more satisfying life - beyond your time in Paris. From overcoming fears to finding your purpose, you’ll discover how you can do more than survive here, but really thrive.

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Panel discussion: Thriving in the French Workplace, How to successfully transition to the French work environment

How to integrate into the French work culture; clothing; stereotypes; rules to follow.

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Janine Springall: Cooking and Shopping for Food like the French

JSpringallLearn to shop the markets for fresh food while learning the ingredient differences enabling you to enjoy wonderful French.

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Jim Landis, U.S. Embassy, Paris and Laura Biedenbach: Safety and Security in France

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A brief synopsis of crime trends in France with best practices and common sense information on how to protect yourself and loved ones while living and traveling in France.

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