Tuesday, May 3: Southern Center for International Studies Corporate Luncheon Series. 11:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the SCIS on West paces Ferry Rd. “Challenges in International Business” by David Adney, President of UPS International. Cost: SCIS Young Professionals $30, SCIS Members $35, Non-members $40. RSVP at (404) 261-5763 or www.scis.org
Tuesday, May 3: Europe Day 2005. The European Union Center of the University System of Georgia, the Consulate General of France and Friends of Goethe Institute Atlanta invite you to celebrate ties between Europe and the U.S., 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Oglethorpe University. Event to include exhibit of European art at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art and a recital by Georgia State University music students. RSVP with the EU Center at (404) 385-0600.
Wednesday, May 4: Doing Business in China. Half-day seminar at the Georgia Tech Hotel hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s TradeRoots Program and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Learn about exporting, market access, intellectual property rights and customs clearance involved with doing business with China. Cost $65 per person. Register with Carla Plouin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 962-4115.
Wednesday-Thursday, May 4-5: Sumaq: International Business Strategies in Latin America. May 4th 7:30a.m.-8:00 p.m., May 5th 8:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Atlanta. The Sumaq Alliance, a group of eight leading universities from Central & South America and Spain, will hold its annual conference on doing business with Latin America, ending with a Gala Dinner. Register at www.sumaq.org
Thursday, May 5: Gateway to Europe. North Georgia District Export Council, Atlanta U.S. Export Assistance Center and Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency present this event that will focus on the different ways businesses can cut costs, streamline distribution and find buyers and distributors across Europe. 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Cost: $20. RSVP at http://www.buyusa.gov/georgia/35.html
Friday, May 6: “A Passage to India” Program and Film Festival. Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and the High Museum of Modern Art present a program featuring India’s consul general in Houston, Skand Tayal; Delta Air Lines Inc. Vice President Jorge Fernandez and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Craig Lesser, 6-7 p.m. at the High Museum. Networking and cocktail reception begin at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., followed by a complimentary viewing of the Indian Film Festival. $25 for members, $50 for non-members. RSVP to email@example.com or (678) 230-3283.
Saturday, May 7: 20th Annual Asian Heritage Banquet. Black-tie or ethnic dress event beginning at 6 p.m. at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center on Century Blvd. The event, hosted by the Asian/Pacific-American Council of Georgia Inc., celebrates Asian Heritage Month. It is to feature West Georgia University President Beheruz Sethna, the first minority to become president of a Georgia university; Tim English, CEO of the Metro Atlanta chapter of the American Red Cross; and Greg Prigeon, chief of staff for the Mayor of Atlanta. Tickets are $40 per person or $700 for a table of 10. Register with Yoon Kim at (404) 641-1313 or contact Narsi Narasimhan at (770) 209-9700.
Saturday, May 7: Getting Ready to Go Global Seminar. Institute of International Business at Georgia State University will hold its last workshop focusing on getting businesses ready to do international trade. Classroom South Room 608 at GSU, 9:30 a.m. – 12 noon. For more information, contact professor David Bruce at (404) 463-9415, Professor Pedro Carrillo at (404) 463-9415, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org