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Atlantica Group Principal Hands Down "Ten Commandments of International Business" Atlantica Group founder and president Perry B. Newman has written and published "The Ten Commandments of International Business," a practical, concise and immediately useful guide for entrepreneurs, corporations and economic development organizations. The book sets forth the basis of international business success based upon Newman's twenty years in international business development. 

The book is anything but a dry, weighty tome destined to sit on a bookshelf, unread. Instead, the book offers handy and readily implementable strategies that every businessperson, and economic development officer, can adopt.

Click here to go to the book website, or here to contact Atlantica Group to purchase your copy. Quantity discounts are available! 



Internationally Renowned Geopolitical Risk and Counter-Terror Expert Joins Atlantica - Atlantica Analytics, the competitive intelligence and insight division of Atlantica Group LLC, is pleased to announce that Amos N. Guiora, Professor of Law at the University of Utah's S.J. Quinney School of Law, has joined Atlantica Analytics as a Senior Advisor. Professor of Guiora will assist clients in developing tools to assess and manage geopolitical risk and prepare responses to threats to persons and facilities placed at risk in dynamic or unstable environments.

Guiora is renowned not only for his scholarship but for his highly practical simulation tools that enable users to experience crisis situations and prepare corporate responses to them.

For more information, click here for the press release, and here for additional discussion. Contact Atlantica Group for more information.

Atlantica Group and Ridgeback Business Development (Israel) Announce November 2011 Business Mission to WATEC Show Israel -
Atlantica Group LLC and its Israel-based partner Ridgeback Business Development Ltd. are pleased to announce a business and trade delegation to the globally-renowned WATEC industry conference and trade show, taking place in Israel from November 14 - 17, 2011. 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the conference and exhibition, with the majority of visitors coming from Europe, Latin America and North America.

WATEC is one of the world's leading industry events, focusing on water technologies, renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management.  
Entrepreneurs, investors, tech transfer professionals and academic experts are encouraged to join the delegation, which will offer participants not only industry briefings and the opportunity to visit the show, but customized one-on-one meetings, itineraries, networking events and site tours.

For information on the delegation, click here or contact Perry Newman. (Spring 2011).


Atlantica Group Launches Cleantech Initiative - Atlantica Group LLC is pleased to announce the development of a targeted effort to support cleantech technologies and strategies. The cleantech initiative will provide Atlantica Group’s clients with unique and real-world technology resources, experience and insights. It will be led by Laurenz Schmidt, Global Technology Consultant to Atlantica Group. Click here for more info. (Winter, 2009-10). 


Atlantica Group President Interviewed on Maine Public Broadcasting - Atlantica Group president and founder Perry B. Newman was interviewed in December 2009 by the Maine Public Boradcasting Network regarding business opportunities in Israel. Click here for the story and the nterview. (Winter, 2009-10).

Atlantica Group Announces Joint US-Canada Business Mission to Israel
- Atlantica Group, in partnership with the Canada Trade Commissioner Service, and the United States Department of Commerce, and with the support of the Consulates General of Israel to New England and at Montreal, respectively, will coordinate a bi-national business trade mission to Israel from December 12-19, 2009 . Participants from Northern New England and Eastern Canada in particular will be sought to explore opportunities in life sciences, information technology, medical devices, tech transfer, cleantech, renewable energy, and investment. A customized itinerary is being developed to suit the particular needs of participants. (Fall, 2009).

Former Fairchild Semiconductor International CTO Laurenz Schmidt, Atlantica Group LLC to Pursue Global Technology Opportunities -- Atlantica Group LLC, a Portland, Maine-based international business development firm, is pleased to announce that Laurenz Schmidt, formerly Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. will work with Atlantica Group LLC as a Global Technology Consultant to pursue and support technology development opportunities.

With more than 25 years of experience in all phases of semiconductor manufacturing, as well as a degree in Chemical Engineering and a MBA in Technology Management, Mr. Schmidt will assist entrepreneurs and early-stage companies seeking to develop and commercialize cutting-edge technologies. He will also consult with companies seeking to establish complex international operations across a spectrum of technology-driven industries.

Atlantica Group Principal Named to Board of New England Israel Business Council - Perry B. Newman, founder and president of Atlantica Group LLC, has been named to the Board of Directors of the New Engiand Israel Business Council. Based in Boston, the NEIBC is the region's preeminent organization linking Israeli and New England businesses, organizations and enterpreneurs and is dedicated to improving business opportunities in both the US and Israel. The NEIBC is on the web at (Spring 2009).

Atlantica Group and CMHC International Continue to Create Opportunities in Cross-Border Construction Supply Chain -
Building upon a business relationship now in its fifth productive year, Atlantica Group and CMHC International, Canada's leading agency in the housing and construction sector, have developed new initiatives to support the export of Canadian materials and construction know-how. Atlantica Group will take the lead in introducing Northern New England builders, developers and suppliers to leading Canadian suppliers of products that increase efficiency and competetitiveness. (Winter 2008.)

Israeli Firms Tap Atlantica Group for Market Expansion - Several leading Israeli technology firms in the medical device and defense/homeland security spaces have engaged Atlantica Group to explore North American market opportunities, and to develop strategies that capitalize on those niche opportunities. (Fall 2008; Winter 2008).

Atlantica Group Principal Named to Prestigious "Next" List - Perry B. Newman, founder and President of Atlantica Group LLC, has been named to the 2008 "Next" List by MaineBiz, Maine's leading business newspaper. The "Next" list is comprised of individuals considered likely to have a significant impact on Maine's economy in coming years. (Fall 2008.)

Nova Scotia Community College Retains Atlantica Group - Atlantica Group has been been retained by Nova Scotia Community College (Cape Breton) and Nova Scotia Business, Inc. to provide export instruction, mentoring and trade mission coordination to a group of emerging entrepreneurs in the province. (Winter 2005)

World Trade Center Montreal Engages Atlantica Group - The World Trade Center Montreal has engaged Atlantica Group to assist in the recruitment and development of the US delegation to Export Alliance 2006, an annual event focusing on the construction and building materials sectors. (Winter 2005)

Laval Technopole Taps Atlantica Group for Chicago-area Contacts. The Montreal area economic development cluster has once again retained Atlantica Group to assist it with a signature program, CAP USA. CAP USA brings American buyers of numerous materials and products to Laval to meet with pre-selected sellers. This year's edition is the third for which Atlantica Group has been engaged, and the first that has extended Atlantica's responsibilities beyond our "home market" of New England. (Summer 2005)

CMHC International Retains Atlantica Group - PAN Consulting France Team for Key Project in France. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's international development arm, CMHC International, has retained the consulting partnership of Atlantica Group and Paris-based PAN Consulting France to support the efforts of Canadian modular housing manufacturers in France. The project calls for the development of product market entree strategies in key segments of the French wood construction market.(Spring 2005)

Quebec Firms Access Giants of US Defense Industry. A group of fourteen Quebec-based firms active in technologies, products and services of interest to the global defense and homeland securities markets worked with Atlantica Group to gain access to decision-makers in key positions in the US government, and within leading US defense and homeland security corporations such as Raytheon Company, General Dynamics and Boston EMS. The project is now in its second phase, in which critical follow-up efforts are underway. (Spring 2005)

Israel's Silentium Pursues Global Development Opportunities via Atlantica Group. Silentium, an Israeli developer of active noise cancellation technology, has engaged Atlantica Group to assist it in locating and qualifying synergistic technology development partners in the US and in Europe. Discussions are already underway with leading US and French potential partners. Atlantica Group's strategic partner in Paris, PAN Consulting France, is supporting the European effort. (Spring 2005)

Atlantica Group Sponsors Francophone African Film Festival Language Program. Building on our longstanding involvement in the francophone business community and our fascination with global cinema, Atlantica Group joined with the Penobscot School of Rockland, Maine to sponsor a French language immersion program, held in conjunction with Montreal's Vues d'Afrique film festival. The program, Acces Cinema Africain, attracted a dozen participants from the Indiana, Alabama, Maine and New Hampshire. (Spring 2005)