World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) was pleased to host Georgia Department of Economic Development Deputy Commissioner for International Relations Abby Turano for a day focused on international protocol and cross-cultural training. The partner-only events included Savannah City Council and staff, WTCSav partners and local business leaders.

Turano discussed various international protocols that business leaders should keep in mind not only when traveling abroad but also when hosting a person or group from outside the United States. Food, greetings, seating and cross-gender relationships were all covered during the sessions. The main takeaway was to remain respectful in all circumstances and to stay open-minded. Turano’s presentation was a beneficial reminder for the protocols of doing daily business as well.