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Second Annual International Trade and Investment Symposium

January 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Interested in understanding how the world comes to Georgia? Join the law offices of Christopher N. Smith and Global Atlanta for the second annual statewide International Trade and Investment Symposium in Macon, where we’ll unpack the intricate connections between the state and the global economy.

The evening event at Wesleyan College will feature leading voices from across the state representing the countries, companies and industries underpinning job-creating investment and keeping Georgia undeniably connected beyond the U.S.’s borders at a time of uncertainty over its commitment to engaging with the world.

Confirmed speakers: 

The Honorable Kazuyuki Takeuchi — Consul General of Japan for the Southeastern United States. Japanese companies were among the first foreign investors to bring manufacturing into Georgia, starting with YKK in Macon. Now more than 600 Japanese facilities employ upwards of 30,000 Georgians.

Amy Hudnall — Executive Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace — the state’s top export category, to the tune of $8.4 billion in 2018

Jennifer Tipping, Esq. —  Director of Global Business at Pain Care Labs, a medical device company that has been honored for selling its American-made pain products Buzzy and Vibracool all over the world

Brian Solheim — Plant Manager at Irving Consumer Products, a Canada-based manufacturer of tissue and other personal hygiene products that recently unveiled a $400 million Macon plant and has already announced a $470 million expansion.

Hosted by: 

The event will be held in the Taylor Hall Amphitheatre of Wesleyan College, 4760 Forsyth Road. Parking is available in Lot A on the corner of Forsyth Road and Tucker Road. Taylor Hall is adjacent to the parking lot, and event signs will direct you to the amphitheatre entrance. Refreshments will be served in the hallway of the ground floor, just beyond the amphitheatre. There will be limited seating.

 ***This is a free event but registration is required

Sponsored by:

Christopher N. Smith, LLC


January 16, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Taylor Hall Amphitheatre of Wesleyan College
4760 Forsyth Road
Macon, GA 31210 United States