France-Atlanta, the educational partnership between the Consulate General of France and Georgia Institute of Technology, on Feb. 26 will announce its plans for 2013. 

The fourth annual event is to be held this fall and is exploring events including a symposium highlighting links between medical and aerospace research at Georgia Tech, a mini trade show featuring French companies in the Southeast, a seminar on investment opportunities in France and various cultural events. 

More than 4,700 people participated in France-Atlanta 2012, including France’s ambassador to the United StatesFrancois DeLattre, who will visit MontgomeryAla., on Feb. 12 to speak to the Alabama World Affairs Council and meet with Gov. Robert Bentley and Hilda Lockhart, director of international investments for the state’s commerce department. 

Airbus, a subsidiary of France’s European Aeronautics Defence and Space Co., announced last June that it would build a $600 million factory to make A320 planes in MobileAla. 

Allan McArtor, chairman of Airbus North America Holdings, is slated to visit Atlanta March 12 to speak to the French-American Chamber of Commerce.

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...