An Atlanta delegation will attend the Fifth Annual German-American Conference to be held this year in Schwabisch Hall, Germany. The event is sponsored each year by Atlantik-Brucke, a non-profit organization established after World War II for improving German-American relations, and Atlanta’s Southern Center for International Studies.

Atlantans attending the Oct. 22-24 conference include a group from the Southern Center led by president, Peter White, and Fulton County Commissioner Karen Webster.

Fulton County and the Southern Center have been working together off and on for the past 17 years to create international economic development opportunities.

While Fulton County has provided funds to the Southern Center for its international development and marketing division, the Center assists Fulton County in making connections with foreign leaders and offering expertise in designing international trade conferences.   

This year’s German-American conference, titled “The Dynamics of Economic Concentration and Political Fragmentation,” will focus on the economic and political changes in Europe and on the relationship between the U.S. and the EU.

To find out more about the Southern Center for International Studies, call (404) 261-5763. To get in touch with the Fulton County Economic Development division, call (404) 730-8075, fax to (404) 730-8112, or E-mail