Orkin, the main pest-control brand of Atlanta-based Rollins Inc., has announced a raft of new international franchise agreements, mostly in Latin America. The company announced July 17 that it had added six new franchises in three Brazilian cities, plus Nicaragua and the international capitals of Lima, Peruand Jakarta, Indonesia. The Brazilian cities include Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo. As it does with all new franchisees, Rollins has Read more
Beato, the Atlanta-based, 20-pound Norwegian Forest cat is traveling around the world these days in a new series of children’s picture books created by local author Sucheta Rawal. Ms. Rawal is an award-winning food and travel writer who has chosen Beato, her companion for the past seven years, as a lead character for her children’s Read more
A small Atlanta delegation attended the 2nd Indonesian Diaspora Congress held in the capital city of Jakarta Aug. 18-20 along with more than 7,000 other attendees. Fify Manan, CEO of Formcase Inc., a manufacturer of high-end office furniture with joint headquarters in Norcross and Jakarta, spoke at the conference concerning the role of “diaspora entrepreneurs.” Mrs. Manan Read more
Jeffrey Rosensweig, who directs the Global Perspectives Program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, called Vietnam “the single greatest growth opportunity in the world” during one of his many luncheon addresses in 1993. He also forecast that the 21st century would eventually be known as the “Asian Century.” A former economist at the Federal Reserve Read more
Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States and the forum’s keynote speaker, said his country’s “economic miracle” has proven wrong regimes that believe democratic reforms come at the expense of growth.
Through a March 27 business forum in Atlanta, the Indonesian Consulate General in Houston aims to help local business leaders tap specific opportunities in the country, which has maintained growth rates of more than 6 percent in the past two years, Al Busyra Basnur, the consul general, told Global Atlanta during a recent visit.
Ahead of hosting a forum of four U.S. ambassadors to Southeast Asian nations, Emory University has announced that it will honor Indonesia‘s envoy to the United States with its Global Innovation Award. Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal will receive the award Nov. 30, two days after the American ambassadors to Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, discuss current issues at a public event Read more
For Dino Patti Djalal, Indonesia‘s ambassador to the U.S., the events of 9/11 hit home in more ways than one. LIke many Americans on that fateful day, Mr. Djalal lost someone. His former roommate, a firefighter, responded to the World Trade Center after the first plane hit and was crushed when the building collapsed. But the attacks also drilled deeper into the core of Read more
Indonesia flag air carrier plans to join the SkyTeam airline alliance in 2012, providing new route access for Delta Air Lines Inc. and other partners in Southeast Asia's largest economy. Atlanta-based Delta issued a statement supporting Garuda Indonesia's announcement that it is seeking to join SkyTeam. The airline has hubs in the cities of Jakarta Read more
The president of an Atlanta engineering and construction firm is scheduled to join U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke on a trade mission to Jakarta, Indonesia, later this month. Thomas Gambino, president of Prime Engineering Inc., is one of 10 U.S. business leaders who will participate in the trade mission May 24-26, according to a company Read more