Office of International Affairs

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The mission of the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs (MOIA) is to develop and foster relationships with Atlanta's international community and foreign partners to position Atlanta as a global hub for commerce, innovation, education, culture and diplomacy.


The Mayor's Office of International Affairs accomplishes this through the following key objectives:

Trade and Commerce - Promoting International Business and Investment Opportunities

Global Connectivity - Attract Direct International Air Routes and Foster Airport-to-Airport Collaboration

International Events and Tourism - Attract International Visitors and Events to Generate Local Spending

Protocol & Diplomacy - Welcome International Delegations and Provide Protocol Training

Expand Global Education - Enhance Cross Cultural Competency and Language Proficiency

Global Entrepreneurship - Position Atlanta as a Global Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Atlanta's Global Profile

  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport serves more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries.
  • 70 Consular & Trade Offices
  • 37 Bi-National Chambers of Commerce
  • 17 Sister City Relationships
  • 2,600 Foreign-Owned Enterprises
  • 1.3 Million International Guests in 2017


Contact Information

Vanessa Ibarra                Cesar Vence                      Paulina Guzman                    
Director                            Deputy Director                 Global Engagement Officer                                            404.858.3898                   404.558.9483                    470.303.9589                                          

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