"French Weeks Miami" 2018 [fr]
- e-Toile: For new comers, could you provide some background as to what is French Weeks?
Alain Ouelhadj, President of the French-American Chamber of Commerce in Miami (FACC): Each year, the FACC, in partnership with the French consulate in Miami and under the patronage of Mr. Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, invites the local and international public to participate in many events. It is also an opportuniy to take advantage of multiple promotions to discover or rediscover the French know-how during a unique festival: The French Weeks.
With more than 2,000 festivalgoers each year, the French Weeks are a unique opportunity to experience French economic and cultural presence in South Florida.
- e-Toile: How would you introduce the 2018 edition?
Alain Ouelhadj: From November 8th to 16th, the twelfth edition of the French Weeks celebrates a particular theme every day, from gastronomy to art, from history to business, from sport to the innovation of French startups.
- e-Toile: Do you have a theme, certain participants or a particular event that you would like to highlight?
Alain Ouelhadj: Feel free to join the opening night at the cultural center of Little Haiti on Thursday, November 8, in an atmosphere of music, gastronomy and celebration. A French market will be organized for the occasion. The following days will be punctuated by events which are all very significant, you decide whether you have the soul of a Chef, an artist, a film buff, a business man; if you prefer relaxing Saturdays to play ‘pétanque’ or Fridays Beaujolais Nouveau tasting, or even all of it at once ... you are welcome!
- e-Toile: What are the effects of these weeks for local individuals and businesses, especially those in the French-speaking world?
Alain Ouelhadj: Over the years, the festival has expanded. It welcomes both the Francophone and Francophile communities, but also many locals interested in discovering a new culture. The spin-offs are therefore reinforced each year for all those who take part in the French Weeks as sponsors, partners, or exhibitors towards an ever wider audience.
Most importantly, do not hesitate to review all of the details of the program and to check the promotions on www.FrenchWeeksMiami.com