On Thursday January 16th, Wesleyan College, will present the second annual statewide International Trade and Investment Symposium at the Taylor Hall Amphitheatre from 5:30-7:30pm.The discussion will revolve around understanding how the world comes to Georgia and the intricate connections between the State and the global economy.
The symposium will feature leading voices from across the state representing the countries, companies, and industries underpinning job-creating investment and keeping Georgia undeniably connected beyond the U.S.’s borders.
Wesleyan College is located at 4760 Forsyth Road. Parking is available in Lot A on the corner of Forsyth Road and Tucker Road. Taylor Hall is adjacent to the parking lot, and event signs will direct you to the amphitheatre entrance. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so registration is required:
The Honorable Kazuyuki Takeuchi – Consul General of Japan for the Southeastern United States. Japanese companies were among the first foreign investors to bring manufacturing into Georgia, starting with YKK in Macon. Now more than 600 Japanese facilities employ upwards of 30,000 Georgians.
Amy Hudnall – Executive Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace – the state’s top export category, to the tune of $8.4 billion in 2018.
Jennifer Tipping, Esq. – Director of Global Business at Pain Care Labs, a medical device company that has been honored for selling its American-made pain products Buzzy and Vibracool all over the world.
Brian Solheim – Plant Manager at Irving Consumer Products, a Canada-based manufacturer of tissue and other personal hygiene products that recently unveiled a $400 million Macon plant and has already announced a $470 million expansion.