Switzerland is known for punctual trains that you can set your clock by, but few know that the country itself is a microcosm of a timekeeping device, says Andreas Maager, the outgoing Swiss consul general in Atlanta. Mr. Maager says Switzerland is like a watch, one of its most famous exports, and not just because of a manufacturing sector known Read more
The Atlanta Sister Cities Commission has launched a new website and charitable foundation as it redirects its focus toward economic development. Long seen as solely an instrument for cultural and student exchange, the volunteer commission has been directed by Mayor Kasim Reed to pursue investment and trade ties with the 18 cities where it currently has tie-ups. Recent strides Read more
One hundred thirty CEOs and other senior executives representing affiliates of Austrian companies in North America descended on Atlanta Sept. 22-24 to network, compare notes about doing business in the U.S. and share best practices. Michael Friedl, the New York-based Austrian trade commissioner, told Global Atlanta that Atlanta was chosen to host the ninth edition Read more
The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and the Austrian Vienna International Arbitral Centre have agreed to collaborate on training programs and promotional efforts and to refer parties in need of dispute resolution services to one another. Under a memorandum of understanding, the Vienna organization also will have access to hearing space and administrative services at Read more
Arranging a ceremony in Atlanta to honor Detlev Ruenger, Germany‘s new consul general for the Southeast, with a highly prestigious Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver and Sash, was the first order of business that Austria‘s new ambassador to the United States found on his desk in Washington when he assumed his post on Jan. Read more
InComm, the Atlanta-based prepaid payments processor, has purchased an Austrian firm to expand its reach into Europe.
Europe’s migrant crisis — and he used that term rather than “refugee” — isn’t going away anytime soon, and a solution to the multifaceted problem will require a coordinated effort within and outside the European Union, Austria’s ambassador to the United States told Global Atlanta. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Hans Peter Read more
A new High Museum of Art exhibition of works produced under the historic Habsburg Empire could indirectly pave the way for Austria to solidify its brand in the eyes of U.S. investors.
A Georgia State University College of Law moot court team got a taste of international dispute settlement during an arbitration competition in Vienna on July 4. The team of four law students competed against 15 other schools from six continents, making it into the eight-team elimination round before falling to the eventual winner, St. Joseph Read more
The Global Women’s Initiative conference to be held at the Georgia Aquarium on Oct. 4 is to feature an array of women leaders and activists who have been invited to speak as role models for women and girls. Titled “Creating Effective Leadership for the 21st Century Economy: Popular Culture and Positive Role Models for Women Read more