Diplomatic Council Summer Celebration26th July 2019
Impeccable blue skies, bright sunshine and temperatures exceeding 30 degrees provided the perfect setting for the “hottest” Diplomatic Council summer celebration ever. More than 150 DC members and guests experienced an unforgettable evening full of highlights enjoying the fantastic ambience of a royal castle – above all, it was an evening with beautiful encounters, lots of conversations and joy and pleasure.
A clear commitment to international organisations
H.E. Ambassador Buddhi Athauda, Diplomatic Council co-founder, currently residing in Paris with accreditation to France, Monaco, Andorra and UNESCO, praised the global organisations such as the European Union or the United Nations for the relevant and world-changing achievements they made in the past decades. As a matter of fact, problems and crisis of global dimensions can only be solved by joint efforts. Secretary-General Hang Nguyen emphasized that members of the Diplomatic Council want to be part of a society that does not ignore, but respects; that does not exclude but includes; that does not start wars but tries to find peaceful solutions for the sake of all people.
A new addition to the Diplomatic Council Board of Presidents
H.E. Ambassador Gordan Grlic Radman, Ambassador of Croatia to Germany and the first laureate of the Public Diplomacy Award, was ceremoniously admitted to the Diplomatic Council Board of Presidents which is the most important body of the Diplomatic Council. On behalf of his country Croatia, which is a strong defender of the European Union, he delivered a passionate speech on the vision and values and the future of Europe.
Croatian Rock Tenor
Croatia as this year’s partner country was worthily presented by the Croatian tenor Silvio D’Anza. He is known as the pop star among tenors. He blends the charm of a classical tenor and the coolness of a pop star like no other. Our Croatian friends also spoiled all guests with selected Croatian delicacies and fine Croatian wines and liquors.
Adobe wins Diversity Award
A further highlight on the evening program was the announcement of the 2019 Diversity Award winner jointly bestowed upon by Diplomatic Council and its member Great Place to Work. The Award is given annually and the winner is selected amongst Germany’s 100 best employers with the best diversity management. This year’s winner Adobe Systems proudly accepted the award.
The most beautiful opera houses in the world
The world’s most famous theatres photographed from the stage – we were able to adore a unique selection of Klaus Frahm’s best artworks which was very well received. The exhibition was organized by our member Global Fine Art which was represented by its CEO Dr Arne Freiherr von Neubeck who also provided more details about the pictures later in the evening.
Food, Apparel, Daily Life – things are not moving without logistics
Melanie Prinz, CEO of Beeline Logistics, already pointed out the importance of logistics during the Executive Club. In the evening Beeline sponsored a stand and presented itself to the curious audience. Most of us do not realize how much we depend on logistics. Our current world would not be the way it is without modern logistics – starting from food over apparel to all devices of our daily lives – nothing would be available without logistics!
Establishing new contacts, deepening existing relationships
Following the official program, there was plenty of time for all members and guests to mix and mingle and enjoy the excellent summer barbecue of the 5-star castle hotel. New contacts were made while fellow members met again and deepened their relationships. Many celebrated at the famous Jimmy’s bar until late at night.