Georgia Chapter

Founded in 2019 and based in Atlanta, the IACCSE Georgia Chapter is dedicated to advancing the chamber’s activities in this crucial state.

With a population of over 10 million and a GDP exceeding $600 billion, Georgia is one of the largest economies in the United States. Atlanta, the state’s capital, is home to seventeen Fortune 500 companies, including Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola, Intercontinental, Global Payments, and Delta Airlines. As a global city, Atlanta has experienced significant and constant growth for the last 40years.

Georgia is home to a substantial presence of Italian business interests, with approximately 100 subsidiaries of Italian companies operating within the state. These companies represent a diverse array of industries, including manufacturing, technology, fintech, logistics, design, hospitality and more. Their presence not only underscores the strong economic ties between Italy and Georgia but also significantly contributes to the state’s economic vitality and business diversity.

In the manufacturing sector, Italian companies bring advanced technologies and innovative practices, enhancing local production capabilities and creating high-quality jobs. In the realm of technology and fintech, these companies are at the forefront of developing cutting-edge solutions, driving innovation, and fostering a dynamic tech ecosystem in Georgia. Logistics companies from Italy play a crucial role in optimizing supply chains and improving efficiency, thereby supporting Georgia’s status as a major transportation hub. The design industry benefits from Italian companies’ renowned expertise and creativity, influencing trends and elevating the quality of design services and products available in the state. Atlanta is also home to many distinguished Italian researchers and professors working in private and public academic settings.

This diverse Italian business presence not only enriches Georgia’s economic landscape but also promotes cultural exchange and collaboration, further strengthening the ties between Italy and the local community. By fostering innovation, creating jobs, and enhancing industry standards, these Italian subsidiaries are integral to Georgia’s continued growth and prosperity.

The Georgia chapter governance body is composed by a five-members Committee and a Managing Director:

  • Emanuela Barzaghi: CEO of L&S Lighting Corp., a company specializing in lighting solutions design and manufacturing for retail and commercial applications.
  • Stefania Poli: COO of Omer USA Inc., a manufacturer of car lifts for dealerships, repair shops, and the automotive industry.
  • Filiberto Calascibetta: Partner at Rödl & Partner USA and the current Honorary Consul of Italy in Georgia.
  • Franco Rossi: President of Aquafil USA Inc., a leading manufacturer of nylon 6 fiber, polymer, and dryarn for the textile industry.
  • Giorgio Carera: CEO of FAE US Inc., a producer of heavy equipment for forestry maintenance, road construction, and other applications.

Managing Director: Nicola Vidali, a long-time Atlanta resident with over 35 years of experience in producing strategic and operational marketing campaigns for major brands, institutions, and non-profit organizations.

The primary focus of the IACCSE GA – Chapter is to enhance and elevate its members’ presence in the business community, by fostering connections and accelerating market opportunities. The Chapter also offers strategic and operational assistance to new Italian companies and entrepreneurs looking to operate in/from Georgia.  Additionally, the Chapter supports Georgia-based U.S. companies interested in investing in Italy or launching trade programs within the Italian market.

For those seeking information about the activities of the Georgia Chapter or interested in exploring business opportunities in Georgia, our Chapter’s representatives are readily available at

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