Ostensibly in Atlanta to celebrate Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence from Russia at a gala dinner, Jaako Laajava, the former Finnish ambassador to the U.S. and the U.K., also made time for a substantive luncheon discussion. The meeting among Finnish expats and supporters was facilitated by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and held at the law offices of Read more
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Five decades after he first flew to Newcastle with Martin Luther King Jr., Ambassador Andrew Young returned to the U.K. city in November to unveil a bronze statue of the late civil rights icon. The statue, which stands six feet tall and depicts Dr. King in an academic gown, marked 50 years since Newcastle University Read more
One of Atlanta’s Fortune 500 giants is leaving little doubt about its international inclinations this holiday season. AGCO Corp., which sells farm equipment under a variety of brands including the iconic Massey Ferguson mark, released a video greeting card with salutations in multiple languages, celebrating its employees and footprint across the globe, from the Americas to Read more
Coca-Cola Co.’s Bottling Investment Group, or BIG, has announced a major a leadership change as Ireland native Iriel Finan prepares for retirement Dec. 31. Mr. Finan is stepping down as president and from his position as executive vice president of Coca-Cola Co. BIG makes long-term, strategic investments to keep bottlers engaged in the Coke system, Read more
Ten students from two Georgia technical colleges spent two weeks in Ireland this summer through a new exchange partnership announced earlier this year. Seven students from North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) and three from Chattahoochee Technical College visited the Waterford Institute of Technology, which signed a partnership in July with the Technical College System of Read more
Kloeckner & Co., the global German steel service company with annual revenues of more than $8 billion, is on a roll. Its “Kloeckner & Co. 2022” strategy is aimed at disrupting its industry through an aggressive, innovative digitalization initiative constantly upgraded by a team of 60 software engineers based in Berlin. That disruption is to Read more
Once again this holiday season, two Atlanta landmarks have their halls decked with Christmas trees representing the city’s global diversity. At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Global Winter Wonderland has led to festive firs being placed throughout Concourse F for the enjoyment of travelers passing through the international terminal.
Decked out in a jeweled crown and golden gown, the Christkind kneels to lock eyes with her interlocutor. Ever attentive, she engages in a short conversation, then poses for an obligatory photo with a smile that’s somehow practiced but sincere. They may not know who she is or what she stands for, but kids (and Read more
Jeff Sprecher doesn’t describe himself as a disruptor. “Problem-solver” is the way the Intercontinental Exchange Inc. CEO would prefer it.
Miriam Bruns, the long-time head of the Goethe-Zentrum in Atlanta, is stepping down to take up a new role in the nation’s capital. But Ms. Bruns isn’t leaving the arena of promoting German culture and language. She’s headed to Washington to work on DeutschlandJahr (Year of Germany) USA for the Goethe-Institut there. The 2018-19 initiative is aimed Read more