Solange Warner, founder and president of the World Chamber of Commerce with Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue Tony Valadez, WCC executive director and Richard Summers, WCC vice president, at a recent consular corps dinner.

The World Chamber of Commerce is to feature a panel of members of Atlanta’s consular corps, who will discuss international trade opportunities on Thursday, March 26, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Midtown.

The following consuls general are to participate on the panel: Carlos Layus representing Argentina and dean of the consular corps; Brian Oak, Canada; Salvador de Lara, Mexico and Hanatani Takuji, Japan.

In addition, members of a panel of experts also are to discuss trade issues. They include Dina Molaison, trade specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce; Usha Nair-Reichert, economics professor, Georgia Institute of Technology and Monica Capra, economics professor, Emory University.

Following the panels, Marc Lewyn, president of GV Financial Advisors Inc., is to review investment strategies for current economic conditions.

The chamber also has announced that it will host the first Annual International WCC Awards Gala on Dec. 4. Besides the consular corps, the local bi-national chambers of commerce, trade missions and others are to be involved.

The event is to feature the “WCC International Trade Heroes Awards” honoring members of the consular corps as well as international and local businesses.

According to a chamber news release, the awards are to celebrate excellence in international trade by established and emerging organizations, companies and individuals to stimulate and raise the profile of international trade in Georgia and elsewhere in the world.

The March 26 event is to begin at 5 p.m. and the cost of attendance is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.

To learn more about the chamber, call Solange Warner, president and founder, at (678) 938-4605 or go to

To register for the event, go to