Atlanta was the first stop of David Johnston‘s May 24-27 U.S. tour promoting innovation, collaboration and encouraging cross-border cooperation. Mr. Johnston is Canada‘s head of state appointed by Queen Elizabeth II, and officially known as “his excellency.” While his schedule is to take him as far west as Colorado passing through Florida, and Texas, he got to a good […]
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In Cuba’s economy today, U.S. companies are largely like actors who can only watch the drama play out while companies from Europe, Brazil and elsewhere steal the show.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker recognized two Georgia companies with the department’s annual presidential-level export awards in a ceremony in Washington on May 16. Atlanta-based Universal VAT Services and the John S. James Co. of Savannah were among 123 companies nationwide honored for their success in exporting with the President’s “E” Award. Since 1992 Universal […]
A $3 million grant to the University of Georgia‘s “Portuguese Flagship Program” is bound to increase the number of students who know the difference between “obrigado,” and “obrigada.” In Brazil the men say “obrigato” and the women say “obrigada” to express gratitude. Flagship program director Robert Moser, associate professor of Portuguese in the Franklin College […]
Canada‘s governor general honored former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue; Craig Lesser, former commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and David Wilkins, the U.S. ambassador to Canada from 2005-09 at a ceremonial dinner at the Consulate General in Atlanta May 24, the first day of the governor general’s eight-day tour of the United States. […]
Diplomats posted locally got a deeper look at their city of residence as they traveled off the beaten path for this year’s “Experience Atlanta” tour.
It’s hard to say whether Mercer University‘s international outreach program, known as “Mercer On Mission,” owes more to the arrival on campus of a new president or the friendship that developed between two members of its staff. Since William Underwood became president in 2006 the university has taken off in a variety of ways. Its […]
Editor’s note: The reporter on this story went to Puerto Rico as a guest of Delta Air Lines, which is a sponsor of Global Atlanta. SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico is in an economic crisis, with the government already having defaulted on some of its $70 billion in debt (or $200,000 for each of its […]
The Coca-Cola Co. announced on Tuesday, May 24, key leaders for its international operations which are facing the challenges of a strong dollar and weak growth globally. The changes have made in connection to bottler realignments affecting Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Brian Smith, currently president of the company’s Latin America […]
Even without Miguel Southwell, Atlanta’s efforts to woo new international flights will continue to accelerate, Mayor Kasim Reed said in a news conference Monday morning. “We’re speeding up,” the mayor said in response to a question from Global Atlanta.