A word from the Consul General: October 2015 [fr]
I am very pleased to announce that the 6th France-Atlanta will officially kick off in a little under a month at the Besharat Gallery in Castleberry Hill. This annual series of events has grown in ampler since its creation in 2010, and has become an awaited French-American rendezvous that showcases some of the best that France has to offer.
This year, France-Atlanta will place particular importance on sustainability, in view of the COP21 that Paris will host in December, offering such events as a seminar on the future of manufacturing, a roundtable on climate change and humanitarian aid, and a plethora of high-level cultural events. On this occasion, French Ambassador Gérard Araud will make his first official visit to the Georgia Capital where he will have several bilateral meetings and participate in the opening ceremony of France-Atlanta as well as the FACC Crystal Peach Awards.
Also in the month of October, the cities of Atlanta and Toulouse will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their sister-city relationship. It is on this occasion that we will welcome a delegation from Toulouse, including Mr. Aviv Zonabend, Municipal Councillor in charge of Sister Cities and Mrs. Nicole Miquel-Belaud Municipal Councillor in charge of the Promotion of Toulouse and Social Economy. We wish the delegation a very productive stay as they meet with their Atlanta counterparts.
Atlanta will also welcome this month French Affairs 2015, the annual conference for French-American tourism professionals. On October 18-19, more than a hundred U.S. tour operators and French suppliers will gather at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta to increase collaboration between tourism partners and boost the interest of American tourists.
For those of you who are too far from Atlanta to partake in the numerous activities going on, I encourage you to stay informed of what many of our partners are organizing, and please feel free to let us know what French-American events are going on in your region.
Consul General of France in Atlanta