Global Atlanta
Canadian and U.S. Women Business
Owners Meet Here Nov. 16

October 29, 2000

Georgia entrepreneurs are invited to participate in a meeting in Atlanta, Thursday, Nov. 16, of women-owned business services companies from Canada and the U.S. that have participated in a two-month "virtual trade mission" over the Internet.

The meeting is to solidify the partnerships generated among the participants after eight weeks of virtual dialogue on e-business strategies for trading between the U.S. and Canada.

Virginia Littlejohn, Chairman and CEO of Tradebuilders, a Washington-based company that offers business-to-business global e-commerce opportunities to build business relationships over the Internet, told GlobalFax that participants are pleased with the results so far. The participants met at a video conference at King & Spalding law offices in Atlanta on Oct. 23.

New participants at the face-to-face Nov. 16 meeting can learn strategies for on-line business cooperation across international borders, said Linda Muir, who is helping Tradebuilders coordinate the mission. She is president of Strategic Synergies, an Atlanta company that helps clients identify common objectives and develop working partnerships in the business services industry.

The Canada-U.S. Tradebuilders Virtual Mission (TVM™) is accessible only to participants who register by Oct. 31. The majority of participants are from the Toronto area and southeastern U.S.

Results of the VTM will be presented as a "best practice" strategy for women-owned businesses to an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conference on international trade and technology for women entrepreneurs in Paris in November. Women business leaders from 65 countries will attend, said Ms. Littlejohn.

Tradebuilders is working with Caucus Inc., the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Women's Business Ownership and Office of International Trade, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Canadian Consul General in Atlanta and other corporate sponsors.

To register for the trade mission, call Linda Muir at (770) 436-1347.

SOURCE: GlobalFax
Contact: Tradebuilders, (202) 237-5703
Web Site: http://www.tradebuilders.com

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