Ross to participate in Georgia ports forum on December 2nd

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Dr. Catherine Ross, director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, will take part in a panel discussion on the role that Savannah’s Port plays in Georgia and what the proposed Savannah Harbor Expansion Project means for Savannah, Atlanta and the rest of Georgia.

The Atlanta/Savannah Harbor Business Forum will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 from 7:30 a.m. â€" 9:00 a.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center (Sydney Marcus Auditorium).

The Georgia Ports Authority, in partnership with the
Georgia World Congress Center, the Supply Chain Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Business Coalition, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and Georgia Forward are hosting this panel discussion regarding the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). There is no charge to attend.

Featured Speakers:
â-ª Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, Ga.
â-ª Curtis J. Foltz, Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority
â-ª Frank Blake, CEO of Home Depot
â-ª Chris Clark, President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce
â-ª Eric Joiner, Chairman of AJC International
â-ª Jeff Humphries, Director of Economic Forecasting Terry Business College
â-ª (other speakers to be confirmed)
Moderated by:
â-ª Richard Warner, Business Correspondent at WAGA and CEO of What’s Up Interactive
Welcome by:
â-ª Alec Poitevint, Chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority Board
â-ª Tad Leithead, Chairman of Atlanta Regional Commission
â-ª Catherine L. Ross, Ph.D., Director of Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development
In Conclusion:
â-ª Sam Williams, President of Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce

E-mail Chelsea Deedy at or call 404.659.0919. Seating by reservation only.


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  • Created By: Michelle Marcus
  • Created: 11/11/2010
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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