The U.S. Commercial Service is holding two seminars in Atlanta this month on trade with Africa.
An event on Wednesday, June 24, focuses on North Africa, including Algeria, Egypt, Libya and Morocco. It covers cultural issues such as dining etiquette, appropriate gift giving and significant holidays in the region. Speakers will be Sam Cherribi, senior lecturer in sociology at Emory University, who was born in MoroccoSoumaya Khalifa, a native of Egypt who is president of Khalifa Consulting, a firm specializing in diversity and human resources and Hamid Barkah, a native of Libya who founded GBL Financial Services, a private commercial lender.
The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Imperial Fez Restaurant, 2285 Peachtree Road. The $75 cost per person includes a meal and parking. Register here.  For more information, call Dina Molaison at 404-897-6087 or e-mail her here.
On June 29, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the commercial service will sponsor a forum on exporting to Africa. There will be discussion of the economies of countries such as SenegalGhanaNigeria and South Africa, as well as a roundtable discussion featuring local executives with experience in exporting to Africa. The forum will be held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute250 14th St. Cost is $50 per participant. Register here. For more information, call John Fleming at (404) 897-6082 or e-mail him here.