On September 10, 2021 the International Focus (iF) Magazine’s CEO Val Thompson traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for an exciting new move toward growth with a soft launch in one of the fastest growing cities in the United States! The event was held in the prestigious Midtown Atlanta. Everyone in attendance was excited as much as we were! There was lots of great food and we had the opportunity to meet and greet some of Atlanta’s known personalities.
iF Magazine will be partnering with the Honorable Cynthia L. Blandford, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Liberia in Atlanta, Georgia, & President and CEO of Global Strategies for Good, LLC. Honorable Blandford will be the co-publisher and CFO of the iF Magazine in Atlanta where we will work together to promote international trade and economic development with Career Consuls, Honorary Consuls, Trade Offices, global for-profit and non-profit business entities, and others in the international space.
iF Magazine has selected Atlanta, Georgia, as their next magazine destination for many reasons. First, Atlanta is known a go-to destination. Atlanta is the #1 Moving Destination in the Nation. Atlanta also has the 3rd most Fortune 50 Company Headquarters and is the Home of the Busiest and Most Efficient Airport in the World with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The City of Atlanta is also home to more than 70 consular and trade offices, 40 bi-national chambers of commerce and more than 2,700 international businesses.
Some of the notables in attendance were Her Excellency Amb Amina A.Smaila, Ph.D Consulate General of the Republic of Nigeria in Atlanta. and the Deputy Consul General of Nigeria. Also attending were Atty. Roy Hadley, Mr.Anthony Mathis, Mr. Simeon Nunnally and other Atlanta area movers and shakers as invited guests.
Our inaugural issue will be in Atlanta, Georgia January 2022. At that time we are planning a major launch with advertisers, elected officials and the Atlanta area business community! We feel very good about the prospect of success in the Atlanta area and are looking forward to it!