The Council connects Atlanta-based companies with the common goal of improving business relationships. Its networking events foster those relationships and its unique programs serve to inform its members with leading edge information about current issues affecting international business. These events and programs lead to increased business and an informed community of companies that are members of the Council.

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  • Timely, actionable and valuable information on international trade, politics, economics and global business trends from experts operating in a variety of industries.

  • Employee development and continuing education. 


  • Company mission, values, and leadership gain higher community visibility through sponsorship of programs and key platforms.

  • Opportunities for recruitment of potential talent through Council connections with Atlanta-based universities.


  • Access to unique networking opportunities with U.S. and foreign government officials, leading business executives, and economists.

  • Network with other informed and engaged business leaders seeking solutions to specific business challenges.


  • Council programs provide another form of fostering relations with clients and potential clients leading to increased business. 

  • Convene in conversations on global issues that are of importance to clients.

"There is no question that we live in an age of global interdependence. Because of our commercial connections, the fate and fortune of our city are intertwined with the global economy. In a real sense, the World Affairs Council of Atlanta is the glue that binds us to this global community."

David Abney,
CEO & Chairman, UPS

"We got everything and more than we expected from [our sponsorship], including scoring contacts with companies that we have been trying to break into for some time"

David Weiner,
Consul & Senior Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada

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Corporate Members





Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC

Diaz Foods

Jaipur Living, Inc. 

John Snow, Inc.

Miller & Martin PLLC

Mosaic Investments

Rogers & Hardin LLP

Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

The Pendleton Consulting Group

Translation Station, Inc.

USA Global Education Services LLC

USA Poultry & Egg Export Council, Inc.





GSU - Atlanta Global Studies Center

GSU - World Languages & Cultures

MAP International

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Atlanta

Piedmont College

Georgia Department of Economic Development

United States Fund for UNICEF

Alliance for Global Health Innovation

Atlanta International School

British Consulate General Atlanta

Center for Life Enrichment

Consulate General of Canada Atlanta

Emory University Goizueta Business School

Georgia Gwinnett College

Georgia Institute of Technology

World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Tower Place 200, Suite 300
3348 Peachtree Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30326