ATLANTA, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of Atlanta's most notable leaders in international business and global operations have been selected by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) as 2013 Global Impact Awards winners. The annual awards event honors international business excellence, innovation and leadership. The four winning companies were among 12 finalists recognized this year.
The Global Impact Award was given to Walter Bastian, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Each year the Global Impact Award recognizes an outstanding leader in international business.
Award finalists and winners were honored at an April 24 luncheon event at the Georgia Aquarium. AirWatch Chairman Alan Dabbiere was the keynote speaker.
The event winners by category are:
Foreign Direct Investment – Infosys, a global leader in business consulting, technology and outsourcing.
Trade – Global Payments, one of the world's largest electronic transaction processing companies.
Service Provider – United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), a global leader is shipping, freight, logistics and supply chain management.
Innovation – Manufacturing Resources International (MRI), the emerging industry leader in high-performance indoor and outdoor digital displays.
Global Impact – Walter Bastian, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. Bastian is recognized as an active supporter and ambassador for Atlanta through projects such as the campaign for Atlanta as the Secretariat of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the creation of the Americas Competitiveness Forum and, most recently, the growth of CIFAL Atlanta.
"We are pleased to honor and recognize such an outstanding list of companies and international business supporters this year with our Global Impact Awards, said MAC President Sam A. Williams. "Global business is a key driver of economic success for metro Atlanta and we applaud the outstanding achievements of these bright, innovative and successful leaders."
Each year, The Global Impact Awards showcase excellence and innovation in international business, honoring MAC members who have gone above and beyond, exhibiting excellence in global commerce.
About the Metro Atlanta Chamber
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SOURCE The Metro Atlanta Chamber