Sunday, Aug. 7: The Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast presents a discussion focused on “Disengagement 2005 and Current Issues Facing the Jewish State.” The keynote speaker will be IBA Washington Bureau Chief and Political commentator, Yaron Deckel. This program is open to the public. 7:30-9 p.m. $8 for members and $12 for non-members. For more information, contact Silvan Amrani at (404) 487-6502 or email@example.com.
Monday, Aug. 8: The Georgia Council for International Visitors presents a brown bag lunch with Robert Waldrop, chief of consular services in Matamoros, Mexico. Lunch will not be provided. Brown boxed lunches will be available for $8. Free and open to the public. 12-1 p.m. RSVP required. For more information, contact Emily Bushey at (404) 965-4329.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: The World Trade Center presents a breakfast seminar to introduce Brazil as a near-shore IT outsourcing destination. Discussion will be focused on the economic outlook for Brazil and the industry overview. Legal representatives will also be present to discuss any legal issues. Seating is limited. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact (404) 713-1765. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: The World Trade Center Atlanta Summer Great Decisions Series continues with a discussion on “Sudan and the war in Darfur.” The discussion will focus on the role of various countries in the world in relation to the on-going conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region from 5:30-7:30 p.m. $50 for members registering for the entire series; $70 for guests. $15 for individual sessions and $20 for materials. For more information contact Patrick Tonui at Patrick@wtcatlanta.com. RSVP to email@example.com
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Tanya Thomas, president of Premier Coach Group, presents a monthly networking dinner. Membership is not required. 7:30-9 p.m. $20 per person. For more information or to RSVP, contact Tanya Thomas at (678) 366-0999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 9: The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce present a seminar focused on current trade agreements and the benefits to Georgia companies. The seminar will focus on the basics of current U.S. free trade agreements, logistics, tariffs, trade and investment. This event will take place at the SunTrust Conference Center, SunTrust Plaza, Garden Offices, Atrium Level Room One. 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, contact Tiana Hardin at (404) 962-4128 or email@example.com
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Kennesaw State University is offering a seven-part Entrepreneur’s Series beginning with, “How to Start your Business.” The class will take place at the Small Business Development Center, room 464. 6-9 p.m. $219 for the series and $40 for each class. For more information or to register, contact (770) 423-6450.
Wednesday, Aug. 10: The Georgia Department of Economic Development in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce present a seminar focused on the most recent U.S. trade agreements and the benefits for Georgia companies at the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce in Rome, Ga. The seminar will touch on the basics of current free trade agreements, logistics, tariffs, trade and investment. 8:30 a. m.- 12 p. m. $35. For more information, contact Valisia Lippitt at (404) 962-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Aug. 11: The Georgia Department of Economic Development in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce present a seminar focused on U.S. trade agreements and the benefits they represent to Georgia companies at the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce in Columbus, Ga. Logistics, tariffs, trade and investment issues are to be discussed during the seminar. 8:30 a.m.-12 p. m. $35. For more information or to RSVP contact Valisia Lippitt at (404) 962-4126 or email@example.com.
Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13: Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Korea’s Consulate General in Atlanta are holding a seminar entitled, “Conducting Business with South Korea.” An overview of business opportunities between Korea and the U.S., fundamentals of starting an import/export business, and exploration of U.S. markets will be covered. For more information contact John J. Lee at (770) 452-0366 or JRLeefirstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday-Saturday, Aug. 12-13: Vivelo!, an exposition of Latin music, dance and art exhibitions. Vivelo will be held in Atlanta for the third year to showcase Georgia and international Latino talent. This year’s two-day event, now part of the Atlantis Music Conference, is to be held at Latin Sol dance club in Underground Atlanta. The event will showcase more than 70 Latino musicians, singers, dancers and painters. A gala on Friday night will feature Latin jazz and more traditional Latin bands, while Saturday night’s gala will feature eight Latin urban and rock bands. Both days include free food and drinks. Friday’s gala will include a silent auction. On Saturday, 12-6 p.m., three discussion panels with renowned Latino music industry professionals will be hosted by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Recording Academy. Called the Grammy’s Professional Development Panels, Latino artists will learn (in Spanish) about Latin music, composition and promotion. Cost is $35 for the panels. Register for Saturday’s artists panels at www.atlanticmusic.com/vivelo.php. Cost for the entire Vivelo event is $50 for a two-day pass, $15 for the Friday night gala, $20 for Saturday night. Visit www.vivelo.us for more information.
Saturday, Aug. 13: The India-America Cultural Association is hosting its ninth annual Festival of India, celebrating the 58th Indian Independence Day. This year’s program, which is to be held Aug. 13 and 20 at the Gwinnett Civic Center, is to include a visa camp, a health fair, cultural programs, seminars, and exhibitions. 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.myiaca.org/foi/default.html.
Wednesday- Friday, Sept. 7-9: Georgia companies interested in attending a trade mission to Mexico City, Sept. 7-9, should contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Space is still available for companies that wish to accompany Craig Lesser, Georgia’s commissioner of economic development, and a delegation of Georgia representatives to meet with Mexican companies and officials. Firms of any size and in any industry are welcome to attend. The registration fee is $600, which includes in-country transfers, scheduling of appointments with potential Mexican business partners and interpreters. Airfare and hotel not included. Contact Carla Plouin at (404) 962-4115 or email@example.com.