France-Atlanta 2017 | Business Events [fr]
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Crystal Peach Awards luncheon, which recognizes three outstanding corporate honorees for their commitment to economic growth, and commercial relations between France and the Southeast United States. This year’s recipients are French-based water and waste management company SUEZ, American corrugate packing firm WestRock and French outdoor furniture designer Fermob. Ineterested in attending the October 18 luncheon? Sign up on FACC’s website. [hyperlink]
Then, on October 9-11 more than 40 French companies will participate in this year’s American Public Transportation Association EXPO in Atlanta. France will be one of the largest contributors to the APTA expo, which includes a French Pavilion where 15 companies will display the latest technologies in public transport.
France-Atlanta 2017’s third and final event is a startup exchange between the cities of Atlanta and Toulouse. This year’s participants are Atlanta-based Vayando, a social impact travel organization, and Volantio, an airline booking tool. Nanomade and Nanolike, two Toulouse-based companies that provide internet of things solutions for smart cities, will travel to Atlanta. The companies are swapping cities for a week in October.
The growing trade volume between the U.S. Southeast and France makes France one of the 10 largest markets in the region, with a trade volume of more than $2.6 billion in Georgia alone. Join us as France-Atlanta 2017 recognizes and honors these connections.
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