On Wednesday September 10th, SACC-Georgia co organized a conference on the topic TTIP together with Metro Atlanta Chamber, the German American Chamber of Commerce, the Transatlantic Business Council and Emory University School of Law. The breakfast conference was held in Emory University’s facilities in Atlanta with around 170 guests registered to the event. Speakers and panelists gave the audience more information about TTIP with an overview of what it is, why it is important, what the potential gains of TTIP would be etc.
Swedish Andreas von Uexkull, Minister Counselor of Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. was a part of the first panel, discussing perspectives on the EU-U.S. trade relationship.
SACC-Georgia’s board member, and President of PartnerTech Inc. in Atlanta, Gary Bruce, was a part of the second panel, telling the story of how Swedish PartnerTech AB managed to establish its subsidiary PartnerTech Inc. on the American market. Under Gary’s leadership, manufacturing jobs at the Atlanta location have grown by 670% over the years. See pictures from conference HERE.
After the conference SACC-Georgia held an intimate, member exclusive lunch seminar together with Andreas von Uexkull, where the direct impacts of TTIP for Sweden – U.S. was discussed, among other things related to TTIP. SACC-Georgia members got to firsthand learn more about TTIP and what the benefits would be if the agreement goes through. The Luncheon was held at beautiful City Club of Buckhead, with an amazing view over Atlanta. (Pictures from the Luncheon below.)