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Glamorous Diplomatic Council Gala 2018

14 February 2018

International dignitaries from diplomacy, business and society got together in the time-honoured halls of the prestigious Frankfurt Grandhotel Hessischer Hof for the glamorous Diplomatic Council Gala 2018. This year`s gala served as the global meeting point not only for the European but also for the valued members traveling from the USA and Asia. The Grandhotel Hessischer Hof itself joined the Diplomatic Council four years ago as a member and has ever since hosted the DC gala providing the ideal setting for a fabulous and magnificent celebration.

New Diplomatic Council President

For the first time, the Diplomatic Council is delighted to welcome a German Ambassador, namely H.E. Ambassador Dr. Heinrich Kreft, to the Diplomatic Council Board of Presidents. The newly appointed president delivered a speech on how diplomacy and business interact for the benefit of the community and society. He was much applauded for his belief that the world needs economic diplomacy and praised the Diplomatic Council for doing exactly this.

DC Business Ambassador Sascha Zilger says thank you

On the occasion of his inauguration at the prestigious Vienna reception back in September 2017, DC Business Ambassador Sascha Zilger delivered a comprehensive speech on free and fair trade. At this year`s gala he gave a short and sweet speech thanking the Diplomatic Council and its members for the warm welcome to the organization. As a thank you, Sascha`s company TwentyFourSeven Cosmetics sponsored a farewell bag with exclusive cosmetics for all participants.

Festive Inauguration of DC Business Consul Claude Piel

The solemn inauguration of DC Business Consul, Mme Claude Piel, marked another highlight. In her speech, Claude Piel talked about her experiences as an international journalist. Her work has lead her to many places in the world where she has witnessed poverty, misery, abuse and crimes so she has decided to dedicate her time, her resources and all her energy to promote peace and diplomacy in joint forces with DC Business Ambassador Jamal Qaiser. Moreover, Claude Piel will focus on expanding the Diplomatic Council to her home country France with the support of Founding President Ambassador Buddhi Athauda who now resides in Paris as the official Ambassador to France and UNESCO.

The Diplomatic Council spirit - working towards a better world

The Diplomatic Council`s Educational Sponsorship program initiated by Secretary General Hang Nguyen reflects the spirit of the Diplomatic Council that everyone can make a contribution to better the world. The program is driven by the conviction that vulnerable in our society need the highest attention. DC Business Ambassador Dr. Thomas Durchlaub and Annette Habermann have become the first godparents to 2 orphan children in Sri Lanka and will finance their studies. Members who also wish to support vocational trainings or studies of orphans are welcome to contact the Secretariat General.

Recognition for five years membership





This years DC Global Media Innovator (GMI) was awarded to the Britisch-American company RTAd. The GMI recognises the best media innovation of the year. RTAd`s CEO Simon Ingram (l) proudly accepted the award from DC Chairman Dieter Brockmeyer(r). He further received an art piece especially created for the GMI winner by famous artist Ulrike Bolenz(c).

Musical highlight
The musical performance was delivered by the international star pianist Albert Frantz and the renowned violinist Emily Greitzer. These two gifted and exceptional artists enchanted the guests and transported the audience to another world.

While strolling down the halls of the grand hotel, guests would obtain further details about the first book of the Diplomatic Council („Thinking 4.0“), the upcoming DC delegation trip to Sri Lanka and the DC VIP travel services - all organized and offered by DC members.

"It was an inspiring evening full of stimulating ideas and unique people in a marvellous setting," one of the participants stated. "I really look forward to the DC Summer Celebration which will take place in June".

The Diplomatic Society congratulates The Diplomatic Council for a successful Gala and looks forward to forging a parternship in Africa.




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