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TAG President joins Airbnb Co-Founder at Brookhaven’s Experience Innovation Weekend

TAG’s Tino Mantella, Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Jr. and others to discuss the potential of the new people-to-people economy. 

Atlanta (September 4th, 2013) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), announced today that its President and CEO, Tino Mantella will participate in a panel discussion headlined by Joe Gebbia, Jr., co-founder and CPO of San Francisco-based Airbnb at the Brookhaven Experience Innovation Weekend.  The Panel discussion is part of a 2-day event, starting Friday, September 6th and hosted by the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce. 

Joining Gebbia and Mantella on the panel will be other top technology leaders including:


·         Gary Nichols-CEO, Interdev

·         Councilman Bates Mattison- Brookhaven City Council Member (District 3)

·         Stephen Proctor- Managing Director, NAI Brannen Goddard


Brookhaven Chamber Program Director, J.D. Clockadale, will moderate the panel which will focus on be the emergence of the Perimeter and Georgia as a hotbed for IT growth.

Gebbia will share advice for entrepreneurs and business leaders through his own experience launching and growing Airbnb, the giant online marketplace for sharing homes and spaces he and his co-founders created in 2008. Today, Airbnb is a $2.5 billion company used by an estimated 140,000 people each night and is the keystone of the emerging "sharing economy”.

The Panel Discussion will take place 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 7th at the Atlanta Marriott at Century Center.

Brookhaven, GA, InterDev, PNC Bank, the Technology Association of Georgia, and Villa Christina are sponsoring the event.

For more details on the Brookhaven Chamber’s Experience Innovation Weekend, visit or or call 1-888-270-0686. 


About the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce

The Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is  a membership organization dedicated to providing an open forum for Brookhaven Businesses, Community Groups, and Home Owner Associations to openly discuss pertinent issues as they relate to their livelihood and wellbeing.  The Chamber works in conjunction with, and support from, the City of Brookhaven to further the economic growth and livability of our city. With over 200 members, the Chamber’s growth is reflective of the pride and energy of its population in the creation of the City of Brookhaven.


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About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 21,500 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 33 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.


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