GlobalFax encourages its readers to register for the Atlanta Summit of the Americas (ASOA) conference that is to provide an overview of the upcoming Summit of the Americas to be held in Quebec City, Canada. Sponsored by GlobalFax, the Atlanta Summit will be at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, Tuesday, April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon.

          Registration and refreshments begin at 8 a.m. in Goizueta’s auditorium.

          The meeting, discussing the implications of a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) for business and commerce in the Western Hemisphere, will feature Teodoro Maus, former consul general of Mexico, as the moderator.

          Based on a recent GlobalFax poll of its readers, the topics to be discussed will include the purpose and history of the Summits of the Americas, trade with Cuba, market access, capital market integration, customs procedures, standards and barriers to trade, telecommunications and logistics, with respect to the creation of an FTAA. The following speakers will address these subjects, respectively:

          Sam Zamarripa, CEO of; Paul Golden, vice president of business development at the World Development Federation; Monty Vignau, international trade specialist; Elizabeth McQuerry, coordinator of Latin America research at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank; Lynne Wendt, partner at Wendt & Temples LLC law offices; Tim Perry, honorary consul of Brazil and partner with Alston & Bird law firm; Ray Kemper, director of marketing at BellSouth International and Maria Rey, executive director of Latin America Logistics.

          Please call (404) 377-7710 or write to to register for the free-of-charge event. Space is limited.