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New Istanbul Airport Reverse Trade Mission

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is hosting the New Istanbul Airport Reverse Trade Mission II. The delegation will include 15 senior officials from the General Directorate of States Airports Authority in Turkey (DHMI), IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S. (IGA), and Turkish Airlines.

The New Istanbul Airport will be the third international airport in Istanbul, just 20 miles from Istanbul’s city center. The airport is in the first phase of construction and when complete, it will be the largest airport in the world. The delegates will be meeting with US businesses to learn about best practices and cutting-edge technologies to support development of the airport.

Topics of Discussion Will Feature: 

  • Air traffic control
  • Airfield management
  • Aviation security
  • Operation readiness and airport transfer
  • Airport collaborative decision making
  • Smart airport and data integration

New Istanbul Airport Reverse Mission
Friday, 03 March 2017
2:30p – 4:45p
Embassy Suites By Hilton Atlanta Buckhead
3285 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30305

For more information and to register, please contact Holly Ackerman

Go Global Reception

Connect with Georgia’s international representatives strategically located in these markets at this annual reception:
Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Europe, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, and United Kingdom and Ireland

Go Global Reception
Wednesday, 14 March 2017
5:30p – 8a
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30305

Register here or contact Rhea Jacobs at

2017 Movers & Makers Awards

The Movers & Makers Awards is the annual recognition of exceptional Gwinnett-based manufacturers and supply chain companies. Through the Movers & Makers awards, Partnership Gwinnett seeks to honor outstanding small, medium, and large manufacturers in Gwinnett, as well as innovators in supply chain management, and will extend the opportunity for local businesses to nominate the community’s MVP (Most Valuable Provider).

Movers & Makers Awards
Thursday, 23 March 2017
7:30a – 10a
Infinite Energy Forum
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia  30097

Register here.

Smart Tech Business Development Mission

The April 24-28 Smart Tech Business Development Mission to Hong Kong, Taipei, and Guangzhou (optional), will highlight investments in Smart Tech being made in the region as annual investment is estimated to grow to $5 billion by 2023. This mission will focus on Transportation, Smart Buildings/Energy Efficiency Designs and Solutions, and FinTech. Among the key prospects: data analytics, computer modeling, building control and management systems, IoT-enabled vehicles, traffic management solutions, payment and financial security platform development, and Smart Building/Energy Efficiency technologies. Participants in the mission will benefit from US Commercial Service support in each of the three locations, meet one-on-one with potential partners and representatives, attend networking receptions held in their honor, and connect with local government leaders and decision makers.

For more information, Michael Marangell can be reached at, or Gemal Brangman can be reached at .

Smart Tech Business Development Mission
24 – 26 April 2017
Taipei, Taiwan  and Hong Kong

More information can be found here.

World Trade Day

This historic event will honor the international trade community and contributions to the economic power of our region. It will convene CEOs, policy-makers, scholars, and thought leaders to discuss today’s most pressing trade issues and opportunities to build a strong regional economy.

World Trade Day
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse
College Park, Georgia  30337

You may find more information and register here.

10th Annual SEUS-CP Conference

Join the Georgia delegation at the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliances’ 10th annual conference and business matchmaking program.

The 2017 theme is “Trade Partnerships at Work” and will feature B2B meetings with pre-selected business prospects; sessions about industry insights and best practices; and networking events.

Target sectors include:
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Clean Technology

04 – 06 June 2017
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario  M5J 1E3

For more information, email Abby Harrison at