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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.

belgian luncheon

In the heart of Europe: Belgium, the EU, and the transatlantic relationship in challenging times

Please join us for a luncheon featuring The Honorable Pieter de Crem, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade of Belgium, former Minister of Defense of Belgium, visiting Atlanta to celebrate the resuming of the direct flight between Atlanta and Brussels.

Secretary de Crem will discuss:
· Transatlantic and bilateral economic relations
· Business opportunities in Belgium
· Current situation in Europe and future outlook

Thursday, 23 March 2017
11:45a – 1:30p
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Suite 3400
191 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30303

Kindly RSVP to Sara Saxner by Tuesday, 21 March.

This is a luncheon sponsored by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Belgium in Atlanta, and in partnership with the Belgian American Chamber of the South, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, and the Atlanta Sister City Commission.


The Asian Studies Program at Kennesaw State University (KSU) welcomes you to attend the next symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO), to be held in Atlanta.  It is anticipated about 350 global and local business leaders will attend SAUPO.  These business leaders include officials from US Department of Commerce, US Department of Energy, US Deparment of the Interior, state governments of Georgia and Alabama, and diplomats from Asia at SAUPO.  There will also be a delegation of over 30 Chinese investors.

Friday, 14 April 2017
7:00a – 7:30p
Loews Atlanta Hotel
1065  Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30309

Please 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