The World Trade Center Atlanta still has slots available for local companies to pitch their products and solutions to a delegation from the embassy of the United Arab Emirates on March 26.

Saud Al Nowais, the top trade official from the embassy in Washington, and Alsaghira Al Ahbabi, a second secretary for political affairs, are looking to meet with companies in the hospitality, infrastructure, civil engineering, media and green technology sectors. 

On March 25, day before the company meetings, they are slated to meet with city officials and economic development leaders as well as visit Grady High School and CNN. That evening a “Taste of the UAE” cocktail reception is to be held at the City Club of Buckhead, the new home of the World Trade Center Atlanta. 

The UAE is a key trading partner for the state of Georgia in the Middle East. Food, chemicals and aerospace products have been among the state’s top exports to the country, with the latter increasing by 400 percent to $191.3 million in 2013, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

For more information or to attend, contact Dawn Ely at or by phone at (678) 249-4894 or Elizabeth Ferguson at or at (404) 323-5553.

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...