The Asia Society, an organization headquartered in New York that promotes greater understanding between Asian countries and the United States, has chosen Atlanta for a June conference, “The Future of World Cities,” that will focus on international trade.
The conference, co-sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, will be held June 8-10 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buckhead, said Asia Society spokesperson Stephanie Hoo.
“The agenda is still in the works,” said Ms. Hoo. “But basically, it will look at cities as hubs for investment.”
An Asia Society bulletin about the conference states that it will focus on “world-class hub cities as key drivers of Asia- U.S. trade.”
The bulletin lauds Atlanta, stating, “Ranked third in U.S. cities with the most Fortune 500 headquarters, Atlanta provides a platform to examine economic development strategies for sustaining growth and competitiveness and the drive toward greener world cities.”
The Asia Society was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III. The society houses the late Mr. Rockefeller’s Asian art collection at its Park Avenue offices.
The society  also has offices in cities around the world, including Hong Kong; Los Angeles; Mumbai, India; San Francisco; Shanghai, China and Washington.
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