The Georgia Department of Economic Development is leading Georgia small or medium-sized companies to trade shows in Canada and Panama in March.

The department is encouraging environmental technology companies to attend GLOBE, a conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada, from March 14-16 that is to attract 9,000 participants.

Delegations are expected to attend GLOBE from Europe, China, Japan, Latin America and other regions. The deadline for applications to join the Georgia delegation is Friday, Feb. 3.

The department also is to participate in a multi-state trade mission led by the Southern Governors Association to the Expocomer Trade Show in Panama City, Panama, March 20-25 with an application deadline of Friday, Feb. 10.

Expocomer is targeting the following industries: information technology, construction and infrastructure, textiles, electronics, medical equipment, beauty and health supplies, personal safety equipment, pumps, valves and hydraulic equipment and food and beverage.

Atlanta-based WorldPay U.S. has named Germany native and Atlanta resident Michael Wasserfuhr as its new chief financial officer, preparing the company for a continued growth spree that has included major acquisitions and the planned $10 million relocation of its U.S. headquarters to Midtown.  More
Do the math: Add the Consulate General of Canada and the Atlanta Science Festival and then multiply the sum by two Google Science Fair winners, five Wellsping Living students and 12 local Atlanta high school students. More