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Louise Blais, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta
Louise Blais, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta

Scheller College Welcomes Female Business Leaders for the 2016 Women in Business: North America Summit

On June 16-17, the Scheller College of Business will welcome Louise Blais, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, representatives from Business Women in International Trade (BWIT), U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, and ProMexico, along with distinguished members of the leadership business community, for the Women in Business: North America Summit.

The Women in Business: North American Summit’s mission is to “support women-owned businesses working with innovative technologies across multiple sectors from Canada, Mexico, and the Southeast United States.” This conference will open up the opportunity for B2B technology partnerships and access to global value chains, as well as for export expansion.

“Our gathering this week is a testament to the great collaborative work of the governments of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, as well as a distinguished group of private sector, academic, and government partners,” said Maryam Alavi, dean of the Scheller College of Business. “The Summit will hopefully serve as a charge to continue to help improve opportunities for future women leaders.”

More than 250 participants will attend workshops and discussions focused on finance, corporate strategy, entrepreneurship, and tools and resources. The Summit features networking opportunities, prominent keynote speakers, and educational and inspiring panel discussions for women-owned businesses. The kick-off reception and dinner will include Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) President/CEO and Scheller College Advisory Board member Hala Moddelmog, Scheller College Dean Maryam Alavi, Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, Atlanta’s Director of International Affairs Claire Angelle, Morris Manning & Martin Partner Seslee Smith, and Canada’s Consul General for the Southeast U.S. Louise Blais.

Registration fees are complimentary thanks to sponsoring partners and participants: Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morris Manning & Martin, LLP, UPS, Air Canada, Business Events Canada, CGI, Metro Atlanta Chamber, City of Atlanta, U.S. Small Business Administration, Women in Technology (WIT), U.S. Department of Commerce, Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA), Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AMCHAM), Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Fifth Third Bank.

Please visit the Women in Business: North America Summit event link for more information. Follow activities online through social media at #WomeninBizNA16.

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