Monday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m. at the World Trade Center downtown: Ray Donato, the honorary consul general in Atlanta for the Philippines, is to be the guest speaker of the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Donato is to discuss the status of the Philippine economy and provide an update of current events affecting business and politics within the country. Registration fee is $10 for PACCGA and WTCA members, $20 for guests.RSVP to

Thursday, Sept. 23, 5-7 p.m. at the new offices of the French American Chamber of Commerce Atlanta Chapter, 321 Pharr Road, NE, Suite G, Atlanta, Ga., 30305. FACC Networking Cocktail. Cost for FACC members is $15 and $10 for students. For more information, call (404) 846-2500 or send an email to

Friday, Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m. registration, seating, noon, at The Commerce Club, 34 Broad St., NW, Atlanta, Ga., 30303. The Ireland Chamber of Commerce is hosting an executive luncheon featuring Niall O’Dowd, author and founding publisher of Irish America Magazine: “Reinventing Irish America.” The event is free for ICCUSA members and costs $35 for non-members. Don Keough, founding member and chairman, and Don Keenan, chairman of the Keenan Kids Foundation, are acting hosts. RSVP by calling (404) 504-3872 or send an email to

Monday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at the Winter Theater, Dana Fine Art building, Agnes Scott College. The Southern Center for International Studies, Agnes Scott College and the Claus M. Halle Foundation present “Mending the Rift in Transatlantic Relations.” The event is to be moderated by Steve Osunsami, ABC news correspondent. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required by calling (404) 471-6430.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 11:15 a.m. registration and lunch begin promptly, noon, at 103 West, 103 West Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead. The British American Business Group is featuring Jim Clancy, anchor and correspondent for CNN International, who will speak on “The U.S. and UK in Iraq – What Happens Next.” Cost to attend is $35 for members and $40 for guests. Register by going to or mail check to BABG 1260 Winchester Pkwy., Suite 205, Smyrna, Ga. 30080.

Friday, Oct. 15, 8-5 p.m., Atlanta-based accounting and consulting firm Habif, Arogeti and Wynne LLP is a free seminar in New York providing country specific tax information. The event is being co-chaired by Yelena Epova, a partner with Habif, Arogeti, in conjunction with the international network of independent accounting organizations belonging to Baker Tilly International. Countries that will be represented at the seminar include Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, among others. To learn more about the seminar, call Reiko Tate (404) 898-7466.