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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, theCultural Services develops the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.
Institut Français is the agency of the ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture and Communications responsible for international cultural exchanges. It works on a daily basis in collaboration with other French and foreign partners in the private and public sector, at city or regional level in France or Europe. Nearly 5000 professionals, authors and artists are supported through these initiatives each year in over 160 countries. Over 20 million people worldwide take part in or attend directly operations supported by Culturesfrance each year. At the heart of these exchanges and dialogues, Institut Français works to develop links between the world’s cultures.
Our primary goal is to be the leader in the premium casual wear market. We are dedicated to achieving this ambition in the years to come. Optimism and elegance are the core values of Lacoste, promoted with enthusiasm and passion. Our mission is to share this positive view of life with our customers and partners.
Dailymotion is the #2 video site generating over 110M monthly uniques worldwide. Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use online service that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners. Offering 32 localized versions, Dailymotion’s mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection.
France’s most current independent magazine, never missing a beat on the new trends since 1991, proudly introduces its new Anglophone edition: “Technikart US”. Technikart has always had a global outlook and a strong interest in international news, offering the latest from an alternative and original viewpoint.
Adopting a different standpoint on events, music, technology, cinema, literature, fashion, design, new trends and urban culture: Technikart is outspoken and on point. Technikart interprets the trends and cultural talents of today and tomorrow with an impertinent, subjective and inimitable tone. Featuring interviews with the hottest names and special coverage on the most relevant topics of the zeitgeist. Notorious for quality editorial content and creativity, Technikart has had massive success amongst the one of the most challenging and critical readership.
Atout France is a government agency whose role is to promote and develop France’s tourism sector as a whole. As the French government’s sole operator regarding the promotion of all aspects of tourism in France, Atout France provides information to the general public and services and events for tourism professionals. The agency works in partnership with public and private organizations and companies involved in the tourism industry, i.e. over 1200 members representing the whole spectrum of France’s tourism sector. Its network is made up of 350 people working in 33 offices in 28 countries.
Created and championed by the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Sud de France is an umbrella brand that brings together the very best food and wines from the south of France, in a way that is easy for consumers around the world to identify and understand. Special thanks to Les Deux Rives and Arrogrant Frog.
With products that include handbags, travel totes, soft luggage, backpacks, tech cases, accessories and more, LeSportsac is a true lifestyle brand. The brand’s Classic Collection and exciting Designer Collaborations (designed by trendsetter brands and designers such as JOYRICH, Lilly Pulitzer, Stella McCartney, Jonathan Adler, Diane von Furstenberg, Tokidoki and Gwen Stefani) has established LeSportsac as the leading American brand of casual nylon bags. Its signature lightweight rip-stop nylon, iconic logo ribbon, one of a kind prints and colors are internationally recognizable. LeSportsac’s U.S. distribution is through company-owned stores, the LeSportsac website, specialty and better department stores. Internationally, LeSportsac sells through exclusive distributors in over 40 countries. To date, there are over 500 LeSportsac stores and shop-in-shops worldwide.
The Arts Initiative at Columbia University is President Lee C. Bollinger’s pioneering venture to make arts and culture a meaningful part of every Columbian’s experience. Its diverse programs encourage students, faculty, and alumni in all fields to generate, study, and engage the creative life of the campus, the city, and the wider world.
Columbia Alumni Arts League (CAAL) members enjoy special benefits and discounts at more than 80 leading New York City cultural institutions, connect with fellow Columbians and artists through exclusive arts events, and stay informed about the arts while supporting the arts at Columbia. Nearly 5,000 alumni from schools across the University enjoy CAAL benefits. CAAL is a Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) program founded by the Arts Initiative at Columbia University.
“Through sustainable business practices and supporting causes that help people and the environment, we create, sell and promote the highest quality, predominantly raw food products that are affordable to everyone.” – Alice M. Benedetto, RN & Natural Foods Chef, Founder & President.
Interval is a 30 year-old company. We are exporting 3500 T of specialty cheeses and butters all over the world. We are the Export structure of 14 French dairies specialized in High Quality local Cheeses. The philosophy is to promote quality before quantity.
The Maison Française is unique to the French mission in Washington. Its purpose is to provide a forum for regular contacts between Embassy staff and their American counterparts, to promote French culture and to serve as a center for the local French community. This facility is designed to accommodate a wide variety of activities, from business conferences to films, plays, receptions and dinners. Many cultural events held at the Maison Française are open to the public. The premises may also be used by associations and corporate or private groups for functions with a significant connection between France and the United States.