In just four months, the Coastal Empire will host the G-8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia. Savannah is already welcoming delegations from all over the world who are preparing for their own roles in the upcoming summit.
On Saturday night, Savannah mayor, Dr. Otis Johnson, presented the key to the city to Great Britain's delegation. The British will be visiting Savannah over the next few days. Over the last several days, Savannah has hosted the French and Russian delegations. Barry Bennett, the communications director for 2004 G-8 Summit, says the city can expect the members of the German, Japanese, Italian and Canadian delegations as well.
"Everyone comes in to look at the sites to do their planning for the hundreds and hundreds of people they're bringing for the summit," Bennett explains.