Join the discussion organized by The French Tech San Francisco and moderated by Isabelle Marcus of Columbus Consulting Group, on the consequences of travel restrictions to the United States in place for more than 12 months.

In March 2020, due to the unprecedented Covid-19 crisis, the USA had to impose Travel Ban/Visa restrictions on families and business activities.

Over a year later, travels and exchanges with Foreign countries are still strictly limited.

How Businesses and Individuals have adapted their strategies and their needs?

Our speakers will talk about how companies and people have faced these challenges and identified new opportunities, learning lessons, and best business practices in communicating with their foreign partners.

Isabelle Marcus – Founder and CEO at Columbus Consulting Group, will moderate our panel with:

  • Stan Ruszkowski – President at The Boxoffice Company, a subsidiary of the France-based media-technology,
  • Matthieu Soulé – Head of BNP Paribas C.Lab Americas,
  • Antoine Elie – Co-founder and CEO Showroom Lab.

To know more about our speakers

Isabelle Marcus – Founder and CEO at Columbus Consulting Group

Isabelle Marcus is a CEO and an entrepreneur. She is the Founder and CEO of Columbus Consulting Group, created in NYC back in 2006. which encompasses Columbus Immigration LLC (core expertise in U.S. immigration) and International Services for Artists LLC (Business Management of Artists).

Isabelle Marcus is also very active within the French-American business community, where she also acts as an Advisor for French- American start-ups and as a sponsor of French-American accelerator programs.

Most recently, Isabelle has launched under Columbus a collective of high-level industry experts dedicated to bringing a new perspective into cutting-edge fields (such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) I, 3D, Biotech, luxury retail industry, hospitality industry, etc.) and, she is already planning her next entrepreneurial project.

Stan Ruszkowski – President at The Boxoffice Company

Stan Ruszkowski is the President & Managing Director at The Boxoffice Company, the world’s #1 provider of technology and data for the global film industry.

Throughout his career, Stan has helped entertainment stalwarts like Warner Bros., StudioCanal, and Coca-Cola establish and enhance their digital presence in the global marketplace through B2B and B2C businesses. Within the Los Angeles office, Stan is responsible for business development and client relationships with leading research and, discovery platforms, as well as studios and exhibitors of all sizes to help them connect directly with moviegoers and fans.

Matthieu Soulé – Head of BNP Paribas C.Lab Americas

Matthieu Soulé is managing the BNP Paribas Innovation Lab in San Francisco, Cardif Lab correspondent for the Americas.

Matthieu advises leading global clients in the mobility, luxury, energy and retail sectors in their digital transformation and innovation strategy.

Matthieu is a regular speaker on trends in the tech industry. He is also involved in the startup community as a mentor for a startup accelerator called Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) based in San Francisco and an advisor to GreenTech Alliance, an association of green startups based in Europe.

Antoine ELIE – Co-founder and CEO of Showroom Lab

With a career spanning more than 10 years in the fashion industry, Mr. Elie has worked in the international ready-to-wear departments of various high-end European brands such as design houses Lanvin, Armani and the luxury department store Printemps Haussmann. In 2018, he was appointed by Kidiliz Group, the European leader in children’s fashion, to lead its American subsidiary, based in New York. In December 2020, Mr. ELIE became CEO and co-owner of Kidiliz Group USA and renamed it Showroom Lab and A.T.L.R ( Showroom Lab is a North American fashion sales and distribution agency. Offer a 360 ° approach in sales, distribution, digital and retail to penetrate the American market.

Free event, registration required.

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