The 2nd annual U.S. – Saudi Business Opportunities Forum is a high-level gathering of senior officials and business leaders from Saudi Arabia and the United States. This three-day forum will explore opportunities for greater economic collaboration between the two nations as well as provide an unparalleled business networking environment.
The organizers of the “U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities” Forum series – first in Chicago, IL in April 2010 and now in Atlanta, GA December 5-7, 2011 – work in close cooperation with local and regional partners. These partnerships enhance the Forum in every regard and also ensure ongoing ties and collaboration that carry forward after the Forum is completed.
The Atlanta Forum is enthusiastically supported by both an impressive Host Committee and a working group of institutions and groups dedicated to promoting Atlanta and the Southeast region.
We are grateful for their irreplaceable contributions to the 2011 “U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities” Forum in Atlanta. This event would not have been possible without them.
Atlanta Host Committee
Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Sam A. Williams, President, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
Jim Abrahamson, President, the Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group
Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University
Susan Bell, Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
Tom Bell, Chairman, Mesa Capital Partners
William Clement, CEO, Atlanta Life
William E. Dorris, Chair, Managing Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Walter W. Driver, Jr., Chairman – Southeast, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Curtis Foltz, CEO, Georgia Ports Authority
Wyche Fowler, Former U.S. Senator (GA), Chairman of the Board, Middle East Institute
Mike Gerber, President, ARCHE (Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education)
James B. Hannan, CEO & President, Georgia-Pacific, LLC
John Hardman, President and CEO, The Carter Center
Richard R. Hays, Managing Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
Robert Hays, Chairman, King and Spalding
Fenwick Huss, Dean, Robinson College, Georgia State University
Thomas M. (“Tim”) Lowe, III, President, Lowe Engineers
Frank Mann, Senior Director, Cushman Wakefield of Georgia
Steven McLaughlin, Vice Provost for International Initiatives, Georgia Tech
Egbert Perry, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Integral Group
Frank Poe, CEO, Georgia World Congress Center
John Portman, Chairman, John Portman & Associates
Gary Price, Market Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Suzanne Sitherwood, President, Atlanta Gas Light Company
John W. Somerhalder, II, Chairman, President & CEO, AGL Resources, Inc.
James Suciu, President, Global Sales/Marketing, GE Energy