The 4th edition of France-Atlanta animated the Georgia capital for more than two weeks once again following an opening ceremony at Georgia Tech on October 23, 2013, in the presence of the Mayor of Atlanta, the Ministry-Counsellor of the Embassy of France to the United States, the President of Georgia Tech, several city officials from Toulouse, France and numerous local figures.
The Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech presented 24 French-American scientific, business, cultural, and humanitarian events, in cooperation with many other Georgia institutions and with the support of all the French associations in Atlanta. This series of events attracted several high-profile participants in their respective fields and a general audience that was more youthful and diverse than ever before.
Among the many positive results of France-Atlanta 2013:
- the signing of a letter of intent to establish an International Associated Laboratory (IAL) between Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute and Inserm;
- the creation of two transatlantic collaborative projects between artists from France and Atlanta in the areas of contemporary music and dance;
- important contacts made in the aerospace and health science industries for future investments in France and the U.S. Southeast.