Georgia‘s diplomatic door continued to revolve as expected in 2018, with some consuls general ending their stints here and others just getting started as the year closed. But the most consequential shifts for Atlanta’s global standing were those that resulted in new outposts from countries that had covered their expatriate communities and business interests in Read more
Fourth of July travelers always see a good dose of red, white and blue in Old Glory while in transit to Independence Day celebrations around the nation. That won’t change this year at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which has planned an array of American musical performances around the premises and has hung a giant American Read more
For the busiest airport in the world, with more than 104 million passengers a year, persuading airlines to open new routes may seem as easy as turning on a spigot. But Atlanta, just as much as any other gateway, has to make its case to carriers, and it’s trying to share hard-earned lessons on this front with smaller Read more
It’s hard to say whether Mercer University‘s international outreach program, known as “Mercer On Mission,” owes more to the arrival on campus of a new president or the friendship that developed between two members of its staff. Since William Underwood became president in 2006 the university has taken off in a variety of ways. Its Read more
Ecuador believes in free markets, but it also wants to make sure they work for the benefit of all citizens, the Andean country’s ambassador to the U.S. told Global Atlanta. Nathalie Cely, who will visit Atlanta this Thursday for a World Chamber of Commerce event on immigration, said the blend of private-sector emphasis and social progress Read more
Atlanta-based asset management software firm Ventyx has won deals worth $6.5 million with utilities in Ecuador as the South American country seeks to modernize its power generation infrastructure. TRANSELECTRIC, the national utility handling power generation, and Ecuador’s National Energy Control Center, or CENACE, have upgraded to the same Ventyx system, enabling them to work better together. Ventyx was formed by the merging of Read more
Two Latin American chambers of commerce in Atlanta are teaming up to build business ties between their members. The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia signed an agreement on July 23 with the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia at the latter’s annual trade and tourism expo. While the groups have similar objectives and share some common members, their networks Read more
The third annual Ecuadorian Trade & Tourism Expo Fair, hosted in Atlanta by the Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, did not come across as a dry business conference, but had the air of a celebration.
Fairgoers enjoyed a raffle and a performance by young dancers in traditional garb. They sipped rich Ecuadorian coffee while perusing booths where businesses promoted their products and services.
The Port of Savannah has been added as a stop on a new Maersk shipping line from the western coast of South America to the the Atlantic coast of the U.S. Ships starting in Ecuador and Peru began bringing fruits, vegetables, lumber, plywood and other products into the Georgia port on Feb. 23. The weekly Read more
Atlanta law firm King & Spalding LLP has won a $700 million judgment for Chevron Corp. in an arbitration between the energy giant and the government of Ecuador. An international tribunal ruled that Ecuador must pay damages for delaying court rulings on commercial disputes with Chevron subsidiary Texaco Petroleum Co. for more than a decade. Read more