SAUPO’s full title may be a mouthful when read aloud, but the annual Asia business conference’s brand name is becoming more appropriate as the years go by. While hosted under the auspices of Kennesaw State University since 2011, the Symposium on Asia-U.S. Partnership Opportunities has always focused on forging tangible business connections. This year, organizers upped their game on this front. “It has always been the focus, […]
The Atlanta-based global ministries board of the United Methodist Church has opened an office in Seoul, South Korea, with the purpose of working to reduce tensions on the peninsula by partnering with other organizations rather than trying to proselytize. Thomas Kemper, general secretary of the church’s global ministries, said in a news release that the […]
When Craig Lesser and Byung-mo Ahn sat down at the bar, only a few issues were keeping them from closing the biggest foreign investment deal in Georgia’s history. Mr. Lesser, the state’s economic development commissioner at the time, wrote a list on the back of the tab, asking the Kia Motors America chairman how they could meet in the […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. is proposing a new tie-up with Korean Air, continuing its ongoing strategy of launching joint ventures with foreign partners as it has done with Aeromexico, Virgin Atlantic and Air France-KLM.
Since he joined the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology, John E. Endicott has had a sixth sense for innovation in his career and in his life, which took him from Atlanta to become president of a Korean university where on March 2 the university named a new building and a new school of […]
The Japanese consulate general in Atlanta is denying claims that it used economic threats to strong-arm the National Center for Civil and Human Rights into quashing a monument to the so-called “comfort women” forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II. The statue of a young Asian girl seated next to an empty chair was intended […]
To celebrate the Atlanta Falcons‘ upcoming Super Bowl appearance — and marking Gov. Nathan Deal‘s designation of Feb. 3 as “Falcons Friday” — the Kia Motors plant in West Point lined up its production schedule in a sequence matching the football team’s color scheme. Fifty-one Optima sedans were produced in a pattern of red, black, silver and […]
The annual dinner of the Southeast United States Korean Chamber of Commerce held the evening of Jan. 26 at West Georgia Technical College in LaGrange brought together more than 150 attendees who celebrated economic ties with South Korea and the region’s workforce development initiatives. Founded in 1991 as the Korea Southeast U.S. Chamber of Commerce, […]
Hyundai Motor Group this week announced plans to invest $3.1 billion the U.S. over the next five years, a move that could either mean a new factory or increased production at existing plants in the South, including in one run by sister company Kia Motors in Georgia.
This past year has provided the Georgia Institute of Technology with a number of new partnerships in keeping with the university’s objectives of increased global engagement and preparing its students for “global leadership.” The announcement in early December of the new Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shezhen Institute , which will be located on a 40-acre […]