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Global Atlanta is the only news service devoted to covering international business as it affects Atlanta and Georgia. Through personal, in-depth reporting on our website and an email newsletter that sums up each week's stories, Global Atlanta tracks how local companies are engaging with the global economy and how foreign enterprises are fueling Atlanta's rise as an international business center. To gather news, we rely on 20 years of connections spanning Atlanta's global business community. By committing to original, trustworthy content that enhances readers' professional lives, our website has become a key venue where like-minded business leaders, government officials, economic developers and students can come together to gain insight about global business in our city. In addition to news, GlobalAtlanta.com publishes an international calendar of business, educational and cultural events at http://www.globalatlanta.com/events. Subscribe to get our weekly news update and digest of events at www.globalatlanta.com/subscribe.

Mission: To provide timely, engaging local news with a global perspective that enriches readers' understanding of business-related issues while fostering personal connections that help boost their bottom line.

Liberia's economy may be small, but in light of a new continental trade agreement in Africa, the country can be a 'sprin...
05/29/2019
Ambassador: Liberia Can Be Georgia's ‘Springboard’ to the African Continent - Global Atlanta

Liberia's economy may be small, but in light of a new continental trade agreement in Africa, the country can be a 'springboard' for Georgia's trade efforts there, Ambassador George S. W. Patten Sr. said in Atlanta. He urged the state to consider Liberia for an African trade office.

Read more:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/liberian-ambassador-wants-georgia-to-be-a-springboard-to-the-african-continent/

Liberia’s determined efforts to solidify its ties with Georgia were energized by the mid-May visit of its ambassador to the U.S. who encouraged the state to play a dominant role in establishing a cargo hub for the African continent. George S. W. Patten Sr., a veteran Liberian diplomat who assumed ...

Brandon Hall School is ramping up for its Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies programs...
04/24/2019
Students From Four Continents to Attend Summer Programs at Brandon Hall in Sandy Springs - Global Atlanta

Brandon Hall School is ramping up for its Center for Global Youth Leadership and Social Entrepreneurial Studies programs this summer, which will attract students from Africa, Asia and South America and Bermuda.

Among other requirements, students must identify pressing global issues and come up with creative solutions to solve them:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/students-from-three-continents-to-attend-summer-programs-at-brandon-hall-in-sandy-springs/

As most schools get ready for summer break, the Brandon Hall School in Sandy Springs is gearing up to host students from half a dozen countries attending partner schools and to rev up its programs for future “global leaders.” The students from Africa, Asia, South America and Bermuda, the self-ru...

Soccer in the Streets' Nations Cup soccer tournament is back this weekend, using national rivalries to raise funds for l...
04/23/2019
Nations Cup Soccer Fundraiser Returns for Fourth Year - Global Atlanta

Soccer in the Streets' Nations Cup soccer tournament is back this weekend, using national rivalries to raise funds for local youth programs. Learn how to donate or attend:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/nations-cup-soccer-fundraiser-returns-for-fourth-year-april-27/

Soccer in the Streets is once again using national rivalries over futbol to spur local fundraising, bringing back its Nations Cup tournament for the fourth straight year this weekend. Eight local teams of seven are to rally around the country of their choice (whether they hail from there or not) and...

SweetWater Brewing Company's SweetWater 420 Festival this weekend is helping showcase the strong local craft beer brand ...
04/20/2019
SweetWater’s Sweet Spot: Atlanta Craft Brewer’s Story, Beers Find an International Audience - Global Atlanta

SweetWater Brewing Company's SweetWater 420 Festival this weekend is helping showcase the strong local craft beer brand that has helped attract buyers in 12 countries.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/sweetwaters-sweet-spot-atlanta-craft-brewers-story-beers-find-an-international-audience/

SweetWater Brewing Co.’s annual 420 Fest is a decidedly local affair, a celebration of good music and easy living in the heart of the local craft brewer’s hometown. But this weekend, cruising Centennial Olympic Park and listening to headliner Widespread Panic will be a bevy of foreign faces seek...

Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta's William De Baets joined us for his second #ConsularConversation today and was ...
04/18/2019

Consulate General of Belgium in Atlanta's William De Baets joined us for his second #ConsularConversation today and was a good sport as we asked him to cover some pretty broad ground. Our talk meandered from WWI history to the Belgian origins of Georgia's peach-growing industry and back to present-day challenges of NATO and tariffs.

Hard to believe this is our third year putting together these lunch forums. Thanks to our partners at Miller & Martin PLLC for hosting and for Belgian American Chamber of the South's Julie Lambotte for the pictures.

We've been working with the The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce to organize this upcoming event on how fintec...
04/18/2019

We've been working with the The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce to organize this upcoming event on how fintech is becoming Atlanta's global technology calling card.

Fittingly, it will be held the same week as FinTech South 2019, which will bring companies to Atlanta from all over the world. Learn more and register here for the event 4/25 here:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/event/the-fintech-factor/

Hey Global Atlantans, we usually don't do this, but we're asking local friends of France to send us your selfies or best...
04/17/2019
Solidarity Selfies: Send in Photos to Show Atlanta Support for Notre Dame Cathedral - Global Atlanta

Hey Global Atlantans, we usually don't do this, but we're asking local friends of France to send us your selfies or best photography of Notre Dame Cathedral as we aim to show local support for France in this time of cultural loss. Atlanta and Paris have longstanding connections in the arts and architecture that have been reiterated time and again in tragedy.

How to be included: Post a new pic or tag an existing one on Twitter or Facebook tagging GlobalAtlanta, or email the photo to us in an attachment directly to [email protected]. Please include your name, home city and the year that the photo was taken.

We got the ball rolling with submissions from our staff that date as far back as 2009:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/solidarity-selfies-notre-dame/

Global Atlanta is asking local friends of France to send in selfies at Notre Dame or their best photos of the famed cathedral to show the community’s solidarity with the French people at this time of collective cultural shock and loss. Atlanta and France have a long history of being connected thro...

Consulate General of France in Atlanta's Louis de Corail spoke with our publisher about the tragedy of yesterday's #Notr...
04/17/2019
Millennium Gate’s French Flag Hung in Solidarity With Notre Dame Cathedral - Global Atlanta

Consulate General of France in Atlanta's Louis de Corail spoke with our publisher about the tragedy of yesterday's #NotreDameFire and his early memories of the cathedral. The Millennium Gate Museum has once again hung its 12x18-foot French flag from its arch to show the city's solidarity with France. Read more:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/millennium-gates-french-flag-hung-in-solidarity-with-notre-dame-cathedral/

When the first fire alarm at Notre Dame Cathedral went off at 6:20 p.m., April 15, Paris time, French Consul General Louis de Corail was huddled with France’s eight honorary consuls in a meeting shortly after noon at the Atlanta consulate in Buckhead. The honorary consuls represented cities throug...

In an interview following an Atlanta Council on International Relations luncheon, Kenyan Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githa...
04/12/2019
How Delta Could Help Kenya Airways Launch an Atlanta-Nairobi Flight - Global Atlanta

In an interview following an Atlanta Council on International Relations luncheon, Kenyan Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae described to us how Delta helped SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways land a New York-Nairobi flight.

Atlanta is next on the African carrier's list of desired destinations: https://www.globalatlanta.com/how-delta-could-help-kenya-airways-launch-an-atlanta-nairobi-flight/

Atlanta is in the flight plan for Kenya Airways, a SkyTeam partner of Delta Air Lines Inc. which could eventually fulfill the latter’s decade-old effort to link its hometown and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S. Robinson Njeru Githae told Global Atlanta that his country’s...

Georgia is in the running for a US factory where Fisker Inc. aims to build a $40K electric SUV to rival Tesla: https://w...
04/08/2019
Georgia in the Running for Fisker's Electric SUV Factory - Global Atlanta

Georgia is in the running for a US factory where Fisker Inc. aims to build a $40K electric SUV to rival Tesla:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/georgia-in-the-running-for-fiskers-electric-suv-factory/

Georgia is one of 11 states Fisker Inc. is considering for a U.S. factory the company says will play a role in bringing an affordable electric sport-utility vehicle to market by 2021. Other Southeastern states including Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee are also competing for the investment, wh...

Atlanta-based women’s underwear brand SPANX has decided not to dive into the Chinese market, but it’s dipping a toe into...
04/01/2019
Spanx Tests Chinese Market Through Streaming App As Part of E-Commerce Upgrade - Global Atlanta

Atlanta-based women’s underwear brand SPANX has decided not to dive into the Chinese market, but it’s dipping a toe into the world’s second largest economy using new digital platforms while overhauling its broader e-commerce outreach.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/spanx-tests-chinese-market-through-streaming-app-as-part-of-e-commerce-upgrade/

Atlanta-based women’s underwear brand Spanx has decided not to dive into the Chinese market, but it’s dipping a toe into the world’s second largest economy using new digital platforms while overhauling its broader e-commerce outreach. Spanx has spent the last year transforming the way it does ...

In case you missed our #ExportStories forum focused on the #tradewar, here's a recap of the event earlier this month hos...
03/26/2019
Export Stories: Georgia Exporters Across Sectors Aim to Minimize Trade-War Casualties - Global Atlanta

In case you missed our #ExportStories forum focused on the #tradewar, here's a recap of the event earlier this month hosted at Burr & Forman LLP - Atlanta, Ga and sponsored by Tempus, Aprio, LLP and Orbatl:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/export-stories-georgia-exporters-across-sectors-aim-to-minimize-trade-war-casualties/

When Monte Galbraith was providing input on the “new NAFTA,” he simply had one request from the federal government: Don’t disrupt supply chains that have just now settled from the shockwave sent by the initial trade agreement more than 20 years ago. “We were just asking do no further harm, b...

The Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University is studying the effects of the Greek financial crisis on the...
03/21/2019
From Classical to Modern, Georgia State’s Hellenic Center Maintains a Global View - Global Atlanta

The Center for Hellenic Studies at Georgia State University is studying the effects of the Greek financial crisis on the residents of Thessaloniki, among other projects. Learn more about the wide-ranging program:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/from-classical-to-modern-georgia-states-hellenic-center-maintains-a-global-view/

Aikaterini Grigoriadou’s trajectory from her hometown of Thessaloniki, Greece, to Atlanta has a mythic quality due to its global reverberations as well as her transformation from talented music student, to anthropologist to administrative assistant of Georgia State University’s Hellenic Center. ...

Ambassadors at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta #Korea forum earlier this week said the latest Trump-Kim summit repr...
03/21/2019
Ambassadors Hail 'Progress' From Trump’s North Korea Summit - Global Atlanta

Ambassadors at the World Affairs Council of Atlanta #Korea forum earlier this week said the latest Trump-Kim summit represented real progress, despite the lack of an agreement. Agree/Disagree? More detail:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/ambassadors-hail-progress-from-trumps-north-korea-summit/

President Donald Trump’s much-hyped summit last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi may have ended without any concrete agreements, but it still represents progress on the painstaking path toward denuclearization, U.S. and South Korean diplomats said in Atlanta this week. “Both s...

We interviewed Turkish Consulate General in Miami - T.C. Miami Başkonsolosluğu's Burç Ceylan during his recent visit to ...
03/15/2019
Turkish Consul General: Political Challenges Shouldn’t Derail U.S.-Turkey Business Ties - Global Atlanta

We interviewed Turkish Consulate General in Miami - T.C. Miami Başkonsolosluğu's Burç Ceylan during his recent visit to Atlanta to learn how strains in the US-Turkey relationship are affecting business:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/turkish-consul-general-political-challenges-shouldnt-derail-u-s-turkey-business-ties/

Looking at the U.S.-Turkey relationship, one doesn’t have to zoom in too far to see the cracks. The NATO allies are currently at odds over Turkey’s purchase of the Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense systems, over and above threats from Washington that the move would endanger future...

Despite an ongoing trade war that has caused considerable readjustments in supply chains and led some to fret about the ...
03/14/2019
Despite Trade War, Georgia Returns to Record Trade Numbers - Global Atlanta

Despite an ongoing trade war that has caused considerable readjustments in supply chains and led some to fret about the effects of tariffs on global growth, Georgia’s trade numbers returned to record levels after moderate growth last year.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/despite-trade-war-georgia-returns-to-record-trade-numbers/

Despite an ongoing trade war that has caused considerable readjustments in supply chains and led some to fret about the effects of tariffs on global growth, Georgia’s trade numbers returned to record levels after moderate growth last year. Exports from the state in 2018 soared nearly 9 percent to ...

Francophiles, rejoice: Peugeot is coming back to the U.S. But the French automaker's parent company, which has North Ame...
02/27/2019
Peugeot Set to Return to U.S. and Canada, but Groupe PSA in 'No Hurry’ to Expand From Atlanta Base - Global Atlanta

Francophiles, rejoice: Peugeot is coming back to the U.S. But the French automaker's parent company, which has North Amercan HQ in Atlanta, is in no hurry to expand its physical footprint here. Groupe PSA is taking a measured approach, using technology and mobility research to feel its way into the market gradually, staying lean in the process.

More: https://www.globalatlanta.com/peugeot-set-to-return-to-u-s-and-canada-but-groupe-psa-in-no-hurry-to-expand-from-atlanta-base/

France’s Groupe PSA announced this week that it has chosen to bring the Peugeot brand back to the U.S. and Canada as part of a 10-year global expansion plan. The Paris-based group, which made waves locally in 2017 by announcing it had chosen Atlanta for its North American headquarters, sold Peugeo...

ZKTeco, a China-based firm providing security, biometric access control and time management solutions, is moving its U.S...
02/20/2019
Chinese Security and Biometrics Firm to Move U.S. Headquarters to Alpharetta - Global Atlanta

ZKTeco, a China-based firm providing security, biometric access control and time management solutions, is moving its U.S. headquarters to Alpharetta, investing $5 million and creating 40 Georgia jobs in the process.

The move will include the creation of a 5,000-square-foot experience center where customers can test out facial-recognition and other biometric technologies.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/chinese-security-and-biometrics-firm-to-move-u-s-headquarters-to-alpharetta/

ZKTeco, a China-based firm providing security, biometric access control and time management solutions, is moving its U.S. headquarters to Alpharetta, investing $5 million and creating 40 Georgia jobs in the process. The company, which has dual headquarters in the cities of Dongguan and Xiamen and a....

Atlanta's Renewvia Energy Corporation forges local relationships to build solar microgrids in Africa that it hopes will ...
02/19/2019
Lighting Africa From Atlanta: Solar Contractor Sees Profitable Future in the Developing World - Global Atlanta

Atlanta's Renewvia Energy Corporation forges local relationships to build solar microgrids in Africa that it hopes will be the basis for long-term growth outside the United States.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/lighting-africa-from-atlanta-solar-contractor-sees-profitable-future-in-the-developing-world/

A pivot for some companies may mean tweaking a product line or embracing a new marketing plan. In Renewvia Energy Corp.’s case, it landed executives in African fishing villages, by way of South America. After its founding in 2009, Renewvia very quickly realized that its proposed business model —...

"Lacking the necessary government ID should never disqualify young people, especially those still in high school, from a...
02/18/2019
Commentary: Why Studying Abroad Shouldn’t Only Be for Wealthy Atlantans - Global Atlanta

"Lacking the necessary government ID should never disqualify young people, especially those still in high school, from availing themselves a world of transformative opportunities that lie beyond U.S. borders. And if Atlanta is to reach its full potential as a global city, it must help its students forge a global mindset from a young age."

More from John Eaves, Ph.D. and the Global Youth Ambassadors Program:

https://www.globalatlanta.com/why-studying-abroad-shouldnt-only-be-for-wealthy-atlantans-2/ #passport #travel

Editor’s note: The following is a sponsored article, meaning that Global Atlanta was compensated for its publication and consulted on the production of the piece. It was written by John Eaves, founder and executive director of Global Youth Ambassadors Program and the former chairman of the Fulton ...

Thanks to all our sponsors/partners/advertisers who came out to our new office to celebrate the start of our 28th year c...
02/13/2019

Thanks to all our sponsors/partners/advertisers who came out to our new office to celebrate the start of our 28th year covering the impact of the global economy on our city. Special recognition was provided to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, whose longstanding support has been spearheaded by Alrene Richards Barr.

To acknowledge the airport's contribution both to our success and that of the city, we are making a small contribution to a fund that will ultimately provide passports to 250 metro Atlanta high schoolers. Mea Boykins was on hand to accept recognition on behalf of the airport's international affairs team.

We were the only news service to substantively cover the Serbian prime minister's recent visit to Atlanta, which showcas...
02/11/2019
Serbian Prime Minister Sees NCR Investment Key to Country's Connected Future - Global Atlanta

We were the only news service to substantively cover the Serbian prime minister's recent visit to Atlanta, which showcased why investment from Atlanta-based NCR Corporation is so important to her country's economic future.

https://www.globalatlanta.com/serbian-prime-minister-sees-ncr-investment-key-to-countrys-future/

Atlanta hosted its share of VIP guests during Super Bowl week. One who returned home well before opening kickoff was the prime minister of Serbia. Ana Brnabic‘s primary athletic allegiance is to Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, recent winner of the Australian Open, and she has little interest i...

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