May 29th, 2020 | 6:30 pm to 10 pm

Dallas Arboretum


Join the FACC in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas Fort/Worth's annual, "La Vie en Roses" Champagne Gala on May 29th, 2020 at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum!

One of the most beloved events at the FACC DFW, we are looking forward to sharing this "La Vie en Roses" milestone with our Members, partners, and supporters during this elegant evening. Win at the silent auction, sip on refreshing wines, and savor a delicious dinner. 

We are thrilled to announce 2020's "Alain Bellet Award" for Transatlantic Business Achievement recipient; Essilor America.

Jean Carrier, COO of Essilor, will accept on behalf of the company and will be giving a short speech and presentation. 


In honor of the 25th anniversary, take a look back this FACC DFW newsletter from 1995 with the history of the annual Gala, inspired by "The Peace Rose."



Please enjoy some photos from 2019's event with "Alain Bellet Award" recipient, Le Duff America, Inc. 




The Gala will be held at Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum, a beautiful setting for La Vie en Roses

The Champagne Reception with silent auction will begin at 6:30 PM followed by a catered dinner.

Dress Code: Black Tie-optional 



Keynote Speaker & "Alain Bellet Award" for

Transatlantic Business Achievement Recipient


Jean Carrier, COO, Essilor

Jean Carrier is one of the two COO of Essilor, a 60,000 employees and 6.7 Billion revenue global company and in this role part of the Management Committee of Essilor. He joined Essilor group in 1989. Ever since he took several leadership positions in different parts of the world. In 2007 he took the role of President of Essilor of America where he managed to lead the organization for 7 years. His most recent role as COO of Essilor he took in January 2014. Jean graduated from Ecole Centrale in Paris has joined in addition Essec Business school and MIT for an executive education in R&D.

Essilor is the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that meet his or her unique vision requirements.
Essilor’s flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Definity®, Xperio®, OptifogTM and Foster Grant®. It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals. 



Sponsorship Opportunities

The French-American Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth values all of our relationships with DFW businesses and we greatly appreciate all the support we receive from our members and the DFW community. There are various levels of "La Vie en Roses" Gala sponsorships available so that anyone can be involved in this event. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact the Executive Director, Erin McKelvey, at for more information. Merci beaucoup.