Israeli Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer visited Atlanta on Sept. 9 to meet with government and corporate officials and to bolster trade relations with Georgia, the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce said in its monthly newsletter.
During his one-day visit, the minister met with top executives across the city, including Coca-Cola Co. President and CEO Muhtar Kent, General Electric Co. Vice Chairman John Rice and AT&T Wireless Executive Vice President of International William Hague, according to a release issued by the Israeli Consulate General.
Mr. Ben-Eliezer also met with Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and Economic Development Commissioner Ken Stewart.
The visit was hosted by the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, the Consulate General of Israel and the Israel Economic Mission in cooperation with the Metro Atlanta Chamber.
Mr. Ben-Eliezer participated in an Israeli chamber board meeting, where board members were able to speak directly with him about economic development. A special reception that followed was hosted by Coca-Cola and drew about 150 members of the Israeli chamber.