Robin Ha makes her living as an cartoonist, illustrator and freelance textile designer, but a hobby that emerged when reconnecting with her Korean heritage has taken her on a tasty turn. Her new profession has brought her to Atlanta twice in the last two months, first to the Decatur Book Festival and most recently to […]
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They’re already members of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta’s Young Leaders program, so it’s not as though the travelers on this week’s China trip are closed off to new ideas or different cultures. Many have already been to other parts of the world, and some even hail from outside the U.S. But this crowd […]
Atlanta-based chicken-wing chain Hooters of America LLC is deepening its presence in the Taiwanese market with a five-store deal announced Oct. 3. The franchiser is partnering with Destination Resorts Co. Ltd. to open locations in major cities on the island of 23 million people. Hooters has had one restaurant in Taipei since 1997 with Owling Enterprises Pte. Ltd., but […]
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta in August partnered with the Atlanta chapter of the American India Foundation for a discussion on how scientists and researchers from both countries work together to drive innovation.
Global Atlanta’s “Consular Conversations” series continues Oct. 19 with a discussion with Nagesh Singh, India’s consul general to the Southeast. The monthly event series consists of public interviews with the diplomats who represent their countries in Atlanta, allowing in-depth discussion about global issues affecting their nations and an exploration of their profiles locally. To attend the event with Mr. Singh, which […]
Now in its seventh year, the Southeast’s largest business conference exclusively focused on ties between the U.S. and India is doubling down on what got it this far: technology and innovation. The USA India Business Summit is once again partnering with the Georgia Tech Center for International Business Education and Research for an all-day program […]
The $6 billion purchase of the Canadian, Atlanta headquartered Novelis Inc. that supplies rolled aluminum sheeting for the manufacture of Coke cans and many other products across a wide variety of industries, was engineered by Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the Indian conglomerate, the Aditya Birla Group, in 2007. When announcing the deal, the second largest in […]
At the end of this month, JapanFest’s silent auction will expire, and along with it the chance to fly anywhere in the world on Delta Air Lines Inc. Right now, the prices are a steal with systemwide tickets currently bid up to just $1,050. Tickets to Asia and Japan are starting at $1,000. JapanFest was […]
One makes contact lenses with layers thinner than a human hair. Another produces sensors that help cars avoid collisions. And one makes grown-up “toys” — golf cars, Waverunners and four wheelers. What linked three companies presenting at the Sept. 22 Next Generation Manufacturing annual conference? Foreign ownership and a commitment to efficient manufacturing through the use […]
Last month in Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed said trade backers would have to be the “adults in the room” when it comes to urging passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade pact now stalled in Congress. His implication: Even in a year when both parties’ candidates oppose the sweeping deal, electoral politics shouldn’t hold […]