It is my great pleasure and honor to serve as your host and welcome you to the Ambassadorial Roundtable and World Diplomatic Forum. This unique, high-paced, dynamic, nonpartisan, diplomatic international affairs forum is dedicated to developing critical, sustainable, international social and investment priorities by connecting global leaders and international governments directly to financial resources necessary for peace, progress and success. We identify and address key global issues, stimulate confidential dialogue, and foster cooperation between established and emerging powers by connecting diplomacy with businesses, investment capital, academia and government. The organization maintains contacts at the highest levels of governments, militaries, businesses, and NGOs ensuring that solutions are implemented and make a real difference in people’s lives.
The World Diplomatic Forum and Ambassadorial Roundtable support information dissemination of world events, their impact upon global and the United States foreign policy and committed to generating new ideas, bringing different parties together to the negotiation table and easing of global tensions by initiating open debates. We are dedicated to global education and early exposure to international affairs through our "Diplomats for Kids " program, creating the opportunity for underprivileged students to meet with foreign diplomats and learn about travel, foreign countries, and diplomacy.MISSION
LT. GENERAL BEN HODGES
It is our great pleasure to welcome to California and host Lt. General Ben Hodges May 16th to May 19th 2023 in California. Our events will beheld in San Diego 5/17, Orange County 5/17, Los Angeles 5/17, San Francisco 5/18 and Silicon Valley 5/19/2023 Please check back for updates.
A native of Quincy, Florida, Lieutenant General (Retired) Frederick Benjamin "Ben" Hodges graduated from the United States Military Academy in May 1980 and was commissioned in the Infantry.
After his first assignment as an Infantry Lieutenant in Germany, he commanded Infantry units at the Company, Battalion and Brigade levels as the 101st Airborne Division and in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He also served in an operational assignment as Director of Operations, Regional Command South, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Lieutenant General (Retired) Hodges has also served in a variety of Joint and Army Staff positions to include Tactic Instructor at the Infantry School; Chief of Plans, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea; Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Army Congressional Liaison Officer; Task Force Senior Observer-Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA: Coalition/Joint – 3 (CJ3) of Multi-National Corps-Iraq in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg; and Director of the Pakistan Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff, Chief of Legislative Liaison for the United States Army, and Commander, NATO Allied Land Command. His last Military assignment was as Commander, United States Army Europe from 2014 to 2017.Lieutenant General (Retired) Hodges holds the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis.
All events are by invitation only andwill support our program "Diplomats for Kids " which is dedicated to global education and early exposure to international affairs by creating the opportunity for underprivileged students to meet with foreign diplomats and learn about travel, foreign countries, and diplomacy.
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ONE HOUR MANY QUESTIONS
Consul General of Israel
former Ambassador to the Republics of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Ina von Ber
CEO Ambassadorial Roundtable
HOT TOPICS: We want to know about the Abraham Accords, Peace in the Middle East to AI, Innovation and Emerging Technologies, the floor is open.
DATE: March 14th, 2022
TIME: 12:00 pm PST San Diego, CA
3:00 pm EST Washington, DC
9:00 pm GMT Geneva, CH
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ONE HOUR MANY QUESTIONS
H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Bin Al Khalifa
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain
Dr. Ina von Ber
CEO Ambassadorial Roundtable
HOT TOPICS: We want to know about emerging technologies, innovation, bi-lateral relations between the Kingdom and the US, peace in the Middle East, the floor is open.
DATE: March 21st, 2022
TIME: 12:00 pm PST San Diego, CA
3:00 pm EST Washington, DC
9:00 pm GMT Geneva, CH
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US, CHINA AND RUSSIA:
ALL BETS ARE OFF
CRITICAL INSIGHTS INTO THE POWER TRIANGLE
In a joint briefing presented by the Ambassadorial Roundtable and FPA, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will offer his assessment of the current US-RUSSIA-CHINA relations in a discussion with Dr.Ina von Ber, CEO Ambassadorial Roundtable and Ian Williams, President of the Foreign Press Association.
Ambassador Michael McFaul served as the seventh United States ambassador to the Russian Federation from 2012-2014. He is one of America’s leading scholars offering unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions. Before becoming an ambassador, he served for three years as a special assistant to the president and senior director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council. Ambassador McFaul is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and currently works as a news analyst for NBC and CNN. His latest book “From Cold War to Hot Peace” topped the New York Times best seller list for 11 weeks.
Dr. Ina von Ber serves as CEO and president of the Ambassadorial Roundtable a non-partisan organization focused on connecting the diplomatic community with the private sector to achieve critical, sustainable development goals sought by the United Nations. She is responsible for vision, strategy, operations, technological innovation, media and branding of the Ambassadorial Roundtable and World Diplomatic Forum in the areas cyber-security, technology, defense, education, healthcare, finance, and global diplomacy. As an early innovator of cultural diplomacy programs, Dr. von Ber devised the first Global Cyber Security Agreement for Embassy Communication focused on initiating exchange of information between embassies with limited staff and resources.
Ian Williams is an author, writer and broadcaster who has been a member of the Foreign Press Association of the U.S. for over 20 years. He is a frequent contributor to the Guardian’s "Comment is Free” section and is regular columnist for George Orwell’s old newspaper, Tribune. He currently serves as President of the FPA.
Join us on Tuesday, September 7 at 1PM PST / 4PM EST for a briefing with Ambassador McFaul, presented by the Ambassadorial Roundtable and Foreign Press Association USA.
US-MEXICO CROSS-BORDER NEWS:
THE POWERFUL GLOBAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF AN AMERICAN DREAM:
RANCHO LA PUERTA EXTENDS A HELPING HAND DURING COVID
USPA NEWS 7/27/21 - Regardless of how often we talk about the American Dream as a socioeconomic promise of material success, most people tend to equate it with something more profound and aspirational than materialism. The American Dream represents the idealism of the great American experiment, the power of the individual in America; the commitment to making a positive difference.
The good news is that the desire to advance philanthropy, increase positive, global impact, social consciousness and collective self-awareness, is alive and well in America today. A drop out of life into a soporific, bewitched, stunning, eco-friendly retreat in Tecate, minutes from the US-Mexico border, the enchanted resort Rancho La Puerta epitomizes just that. It is the American Dream of Deborah and Edmond Szekely, a visionary, young, emigrant couple, who in 1940 along with their business partner José Manuel Jasso, created Rancho La Puerta, a beautiful hideaway to promote holistic health, fitness, and natural living, is leading the way of corporate social responsibility.
Please join us for this fascinating, complimentary discussion panel touching the heart of Africa 2020.
BUILDING SUSTAINABLE PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN
EUROPE AND AFRICA
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION PANEL
David McIlroy British Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea
Mr. Geert Laporte Director European Think Tank Group Deputy Director European Centre for Development Policy Management
Mr. Frans Stroebel South African Ambassador, UN European Headquarters (ret.) Chairman of the GivenGain Foundation
Ms. Emily von der Merwe Economist at the Tswalu Holdings Economist at the Brenthurst Foundation
Date: December 3rd, 2020
Time: 09:00 PST San Diego, US 18:00 Berlin, Germany
Register by December 1st: Ms. Annemarie Vogelberg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please register early as space is limited. Participation with confirmed registration only.
We are looking forward to a potential new date for this panel discussion 2021, it is cancelled for December 3rd 2020.
WELCOME TO OUR INTERNS 2020-21!
My name is Annemarie Vogelberg and I am a student in a French-German social and political sciences degree at Sciences Po Paris in Nancy and the Freie Universität Berlin. Having grown up in Germany and the UK respectively and having studied in France for the past two years, I speak all three languages fluently and enjoy communicating with people from different cultures. Although my course is focused on European politics, I would also like to broaden my insight into transatlantic relations. I have an interest in working towards sustainable social and economic change especially concerning development, education and climate, which was reinforced through past experiences in Malawi and Haiti. I thoroughly enjoy networking and debating current challenges with people of different backgrounds in order to find open-minded solutions. This in combination with my enthusiasm to take initiative and organize events convinces me that the Ambassadorial Roundtable and World Diplomatic Forum is an excellent place to use and expand my knowledge and skills. I look forward to working as part of a motivated team in an unprecedented time that calls for pivotal change towards the virtual structuring of the organization.
My name is Jacob Moore and I am a student at Harvard University studying Government. My passion for foreign cultures and international relations has led me to study the political systems of different countries and study abroad in Japan. I am particularly interested in how people build strong international relationships and look forward to the opportunity to come up with new ideas to adapt to the unprecedented changes to the international landscape. I also think that my experience with managing events will allow me grow and learn with the Ambassadorial Roundtable. In my spare time, I enjoy discussing film, practicing kendo, learning new languages, and attempting to teach myself data analysis techniques.
My name is Celine Cojocar and I am currently studying Social and Political Sciences in a double-degree between Sciences Po Paris and the Freie Universität Berlin, with a major in Sociology and Economics. My career goal is to work in International Development and to dedicate myself to the cause of greater justice and equal opportunities, be it through research, working for an NGO or focusing on economical development. I admire most about the Ambassadorial Roundtable that the organization assumes social responsibility and have already created so many great projects to promote cultural exchange, something I am very passionate about. I speak 4 languages and have proficiency in two additional. In my free time I enjoy volunteering, debating, photography and painting.
My name is Marin Solter and I have just completed my undergraduate degree, studying Politics and Philosophy at the University of Sheffield in the UK, as well as an exchange year at the Australian National University in Canberra. In pursuing my degree, and the jobs that come after it, I was always motivated by the wish to do some meaningful work in the fields of public policy, environmental security, and international cooperation. As these goals are closely aligned with that of the Ambassadorial Roundtable, I look forward to surrounding myself with likeminded people in a practical, working setting provided by the Ambassadorial Roundtable team, as I believe that we can both use and grow our skills whilst working on relevant and important issues.
DIPLOMATIC HOTEL AWARDS 2021 -
THE WINNERS OF "In a Class of Their Own"
The Ambassadorial Roundtable just released the yearly “In a Class of Their Own Awards”- Austria, Germany and Switzerland (DACH’s)- top 10 exclusive, luxury hotel recommendations for 2022. These properties were chosen by members of the diplomatic community and Ambassadorial Roundtable for exceptional service, outstanding cultural and sports opportunities, accommodations and ambiance. It should be noted that voting members had to travel incognito.
- Castello del Sole, Ascona, Switzerland
- Schloss Elmau, Kruen,Germany
- Interalpen Hotel Tyrol,Telfs Austria
- Bio Hotel Stanglwirt, Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria
- Kulm Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland
- Hotel Sacher, Salzburg, Austria
- Splendide Royal, Lugano, Switzerland
- Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg, Germany,
- Bayrischerhof, Munchen, Germany
- Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Zermatt, Switzerland
Congratulations to the winners of the Ambassadorial Roundtable’s “In a Class of their Own Awards 2021”, see you all next year!
Democratic systems need to be resilient in order to guarantee stability and security. Moreover, a lively democratic system is also a diverse one, leading to a healthy exchange of different perspectives. How much diversity and resilience is needed to guarantee the ideal functioning of a political system? Can diversity also negatively impact the stability of political systems? Under this year's general theme 'Diversity and Resilience', we will discuss how power shifts on the global stage affect the stability of the world order and at all levels of governance: international, European, national, local. We would like to invite our international members for a host "We Are the World" dialog and networking reception following the Political Forum.
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APRIL 9th- 12th 2019
The Ambassadorial Roundtable participated for the third year in a row in the International Monetary Fund's Spring Meetings and hosted the D.C. Diplomatic Forum. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) brought together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured were seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial system. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
AN EVENING WITH MS.SOPHIA LOREN: THEN, NOW AND TOMORROW
As 2019 came to an end, the beautiful Escondido Center for the Arts, invited members of the Ambassadorial Roundtable to share the unique opportunity and welcome Ms. Sophia Loren for an unforgettable evening of reminiscing. A nostalgia for a lost Italy impregnated the interview with one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood, film legend and singer Sofia Villani Scicolone Lazzaro, better known as “Sophia Loren”.
The luminous Italian diva offered a touching glimpse of the woman behind the celebrity, a multi-dimensional portrait of her incredible life, struggles of her childhood in war-torn Naples, to her life as a screen legend, icon of elegance, devoted mother and grandmother. Loren— who, in fact, speaks very clear English - walked down memory lane, through her 65-plus year career working with legends such as Vittorio De Sica, Stanley Kramer, Michael Curtiz, Sidney Lumet, Charlie Chaplin, George Cukor, Lina Wertmüller, Robert Altman and Rob Marshall ultimately leading to triumphant Oscar performances.
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ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES
We are proud to announce that Mr. Lawrence David Foldes has joined the Ambassadorial Roundtable and will offer workshops nationally and internationally as part of our Cultural Diplomacy program. His seminars will offer an in-depth look at the inner workings of Hollywood, the unique art form and craft of motion pictures, examine the evolution of the film industry, and highlight how films are conceived, financed, and produced in the current Hollywood environment.
Mr. Foldes is a critically acclaimed award-winning filmmaker behind several cult hits. He was recognized as the youngest professional filmmaker on record when he produced his first feature “Malibu High” at the age of 18. Lawrence is a long-standing member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and serves on the Executive Committee of the Student Academy Awards. His feature “Finding Home” received numerous film festival honors worldwide including 5 Best Picture awards.
Meeting with Consul General of Lebanon, Mrs. Mirna Khawly
Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2018,
Location: Beverly Hills
Time: 1-3 pm
Meeting with Consul General of Srilanka, Mrs. Swarna Gunaratne
Date: Thursday, November 1st, 2018,
Location: Beverly Hills
Time: 5-7 pm
SWISS NATIONAL DAY WITH CONSUL GENERAL OF SWITZERLAND IN LOS ANGELES, MR.THOMAS SCHNEIDER
National Day is a statutory public holiday – since 1891. It is also often referred to simply as the First of August. The date was taken from the Swiss Federal Charter, which was signed “at the beginning of the month of August 1291”. This document marked the alliance between the three Alpine cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden, during which they swore eternal allegiance to one another. As a result, they are generally regarded as the three original cantons of the Swiss Confederation. The Ambassadorial Roundtable will cover the celebrations.
Date: August 1, 2018. By Invitation only, Los Angeles, CA
Consul General Schneider Dr. Ina von Ber invited members of the Los Angeles Press Club to discuss technological breakthroughs, share economical highlights and investment opportunities in Switzerland
AMBASSADOR MICHAEL MCFAUL: FROM COLD WAR TO HOT PEACE
Please join us for an informative discussion with Ambassador Michael McFaul, former US Ambassador to the Russian Federation, as he shares his views of Putin's Russia, election interference, US-Russia relations and introduces his new book "From Cold War to Hot Peace". A firsthand account of his ambassadorship, McFaul provides a unique perspective on one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships.
Ambassador McFaul served as the seventh United States ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014 and is one of America’s leading scholars, with unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions. Before becoming an ambassador, he served for three years as a special assistant to the president and senior director for Russian and Eurasian Affairs at the National Security Council. He is the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution as well as a professor of political science, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University also and currently works as a news analyst for NBC.
Dr. McFaul was born and raised in Montana. He received his BA in international relations and Slavic languages and his MA in Soviet and East European studies from Stanford University in 1986. He was awarded a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford where he completed his D.Phil in international relations in 1991.
This event is underwritten by Dr. Ina von Ber, CEO Ambassadorial Roundtable and presented by the Los Angeles Press Club.
Date : May 24th 2018
Time: 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Location: Los Angeles Press Club.
Thank you to everyone who attended the reception.
WORLD BANK: IMF2018 SPRING MEETINGS
Please join us during the annual SpringMeetings April 20-22 in Washington DC as our Business Roundtables take on the global economy parallel to the IMF. The joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee hold meetings to discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings and press conferences, focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets. Thank you all for a great meeting and a stimulating discussion group. See you 2019!
WHEELS UP FOR LUFTHANSA: NEW NONSTOP FROM SAN DIEGO TO FRANKFURT
Ambassadorial Roundtable's CEO Dr. Ina von Ber, joined the celebrations as German flagship airline Lufthansa expanded its international service to Southern California citing strong demand and an open market. The inaugural nonstop flight between Frankfurt and San Diego landed Thursday at Lindbergh Field and was met by a cheering crowd. The Lufthansa flight will operate year-round, five days a week, according to airline officials. The new flights will allow for connections to key European markets, as well as high-traffic business destinations.
Join the Ambassadorial Roundtable for a panel discussion on the most fascinating breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence at CES, the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!
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G20 Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers
Buenos Aires: May 21st Foreign Ministers will be focusing on the emergence of new technologies which has led to the development of new forms of work that are rapidly changing production processes worldwide. This offers huge opportunities to accomplish fair and sustainable development; yet it also presents challenges that are putting pressure on the employment, welfare and education agendas.
Policy responses need to ensure that embracing technological change will not engender exclusion, social disintegration, or backlash. Providing these responses in a coordinated manner will also help prevent excessive gaps in technology adoption across countries and surging inequality among them.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable will be hosting an afternoon discussion forum and a reception on the eve of May 21st ( by invitation only).
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ST. MORITZ PLAYOFFS: PAKISTAN AND INDIA MEET IN THE ALPS
St. Moritz became the center of the first ever Ice Cricket tournament on 8 and 9 February 2018. The event took place in the breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss mountains in freezing cold temperatures. Shahid Afridi's royals stun Virender Sehwag-led diamonds to win series 2-0 Jacques Kallis scored a notable knock of 90 runs (not out) as Royals chased down the target in 16.4 overs for the loss of two wickets. The Ambassadorial Roundtable's internatinoal member reception followed at Badrutt's Palace.
GERMANY: BOOT2018 1/25/2018 SWITZERLAND: WHITE TURF 2/8-10/2018
Cultural Diplomacy is an important instrument for the bringing together of peoples, contributing to open markets for the cultural industry and to the establishment of cultural and linguistic bonds. It is also a tool to stimulate political and economic dialogue, for it fosters mutual understanding and creates trust, interest, and respect between nations.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable's Cultural Diplomacy sector promotes and strongly supports Sports, the Arts, Film, Theater, Advances in Technology and Humanitarian Causes. In partnership with our media partners and USPA, we cover selected international and domestic conferences, tradeshows in addition to our diplomatic events.
Our international SPORTS 2018 season "jumps into the water" at "Boot Düsseldorf", the largest watersports and boat show in the world. Around 1,800 exhibitors from more than 60 countries are expected to present the latest products, trends and innovations from the world of watersports on an area of 220,000 square meters.
Please join us on the 25th of January at 18:00 and meet some of the most incredible international surfers in the world at the Boot2018. For more information please contact: email@example.com
'See you in Düsseldorf!🇩🇪
THE FUTURE OF DIPLOMACY
Please join us in Munich, Germany as we kick off our International Business Roundtable 2018. In focus: The essential role of diplomacy in preventing cyber-conflict and building a more secure, peaceful world. By invitation only.
Monday: January 22nd, 2018
Time: 6:00 -9:00 pm
THE AMBASSADORIAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE WELCOMES
ACT. CONSUL GENERAL of SWITZERLAND
Mr. PETER HAFNER, Consulate of Switzerland, Los Angeles, CA
(L to R)Mr.Jean Luthi, President Swissmixer, Drs. Melinda & Charles Roland, Mr.Stephan Goss, CEO Zeeto. Karin & Kevin Bacon, Owners Teuscher La Jolla, Mr. & Mrs. Lorenzo & Patizia Bucci, Owners Pappalecco. Mr. & Mrs. Toni Odermatt, President San Diego County Swiss Club, Members of theSan Diego County Swiss Club. Mr. Joe Panetta, CEO Biocom, Dr. Ina von Ber, CEO Amb. RT, Mr. Peter Hafner, act. Consul General of Switzerland. Mr. Hafner & Mr. Aaron Vongsa, UCSD Rotoract
The Ambassadorial Roundtable hosted Mr. Peter Hafner, act. Consul General of Switzerland, for an informative evening on November 20th at the Del Mar Marriott. There are almost 2,000 foreign-owned companies in Orange County generating over 114,000 jobs and $7 billion in wages, twice that of San Diego County. Of the 387 Swiss-owned companies in Southern California. Consul General Hafner offered information about upcoming changes impacting Swiss citizens residing in Southern California, novel movies and cultural events.
HOW PHARMA AND LIFE SCIENCES ARE CHANGING THE WORLD
A NEW GLOBAL HEALTH ECONOMY
Pharmaceuticals and life sciences companies have a long, successful strategy of placing big bets on a few molecules, promoting them heavily and turning them into blockbusters. Pharma companies are becoming more proactive with large communities of patients and go beyond lip service in meeting the needs of a wide swath of consumers. Although the sale of products will always be a priority, companies concentrate on delivering positive results: health, well-being, and optimal management of illness among targeted populations. Click here to read the full article:
As part of our cultural diplomacy series, we covered Bio2017 in San Diego. Breaking all previous records, BIO 2017 hosted over 41,400 partnering meetings during this year’s event. That word—breakthrough—was heard and seen throughout the Convention Center in San Diego from June 19 – 22. The annual event drew 16,123 biotech leaders from around the globe and provided attendees with unique perspectives on the immense opportunities and complex challenges ahead for the industry.
HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA:
YOU CAN CREATE A BETTER WORLD
The Ambassadorial Roundtable and USPA are honored to participate and cover the visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to San Diego. Special thanks to the University of California, San Diego for including us. A private reception for members of the Ambassadorial Roundtable to celebrate His Holiness' visit to San Diego will take place Friday at a private residence (separate event). By invitation only.https://youtu.be/tXCmVzxmP7U
The Dalai Lama’s message, centered on caring for others with kindness and compassion, emphasizes that education, scientific inquiry, and global responsibility are essential means to create a more peaceful world.“We are honored to host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at UC San Diego and thankful that he will share messages of global compassion with our graduates and their families, as well as with a broad public audience,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “A man of peace, the Dalai Lama promotes global responsibility and service to humanity. These are the ideals we aim to convey and instill in our students and graduates at UC San Diego.”
His Holiness is the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, who has dedicated his life to offering contemplative dialogues on the subject matters of science and Buddhism, education and secular ethics, kindness, compassion and universal responsibility, as well as ethics in the fields of environmental sustainibility, global warming and leadership. In 1989, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He also became the first Nobel laureate to be recognized for his concern for global environmental issues.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
The world’s economic leaders and stakeholders came together at the 2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings amid a more positive outlook on the global growth, which is forecast to hit its fastest pace in five years. A clear theme running through the meetings was the need to protect the growth momentum, given policy and political uncertainties, and to help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to share in the fruits of global integration and technological progress.
More than 10,000 people took part. In addition to central bankers, finance ministers and other officials, the meetings drew around 650 journalists, 160 parliamentarians from 68 countries, and a record 850 civil society representatives, who gathered to learn, listen, and share their points of view.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable joined thousands of diplomats in Washington, DC, discussing a range of pressing global economic issues and challenges. Representatives of other international organizations, the private sector, media, civil society organizations, member country parliaments, academia, and think tanks. The IMF will implement policies that promote opportunities for all within our countries, sustainability over time, and cooperation across countries. We will implement domestic policies that develop an adaptable and skilled workforce, assist those adversely affected by technological progress and economic integration, and work together to ensure that future generations are not left to pay for the actions of the current one.
THE AMBASSADORIAL ROUNDTABLE'S
SAN FRANCISCO & PALO ALTO FALL SERIES:
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CYBERSECURITY
Please join the Ambassadorial Roundtable as we will participate and cover the AI Summit 2017, the world ’s largest conference to decipher the practical implications of artificial intelligence (AI) for corporate organizations and the Chertoff Cyber Summit. The summits showcase the groundbreaking solutions that are impacting business productivity today and will transform organizations in the future.
THE BOARD'S PERSPECTIVE ON CYBER SECURITY: RISK MANAGEMENT & GROWTH STRATEGY
Cybersecurity is a boardroom topic in nearly every organization. For many boards, security has evolved from a technical risk to a top business risk. Cybersecurity is also a growth opportunity. Proper integration of security and privacy concerns can drive far more effective digital transformation efforts. However, the mystique around cybersecurity can prevent board members and management from improving their cyber fluency and driving required improvements. "Security in the Boardroom” will demystify cybersecurity technology and policy issues while providing practical tools that board members and management can use to improve their resiliency to cyber risk and drive competitive advantage.
Please join us August 21st, 2017 and September 27th-28th 2017 in San Francisco, CA for our Fall Series. RSVP for our private receptions to firstname.lastname@example.org or to register click on the belowe links.
VIENNA ACADEMY OF DIPLOMACY, AMBASSADOR DR. HANS WINKLER AND CEO AMBASSADORIAL ROUNDTABLE, DR. INA VON BER, Vienna, Austria, July 4th 2017
MORE WOMEN IN DIPLOMACY: CALL TO ACTION BY CONSUL GENERAL OF AUSTRIA ULRIKE RITZINGER AND CEO OF AMBASSADORIAL ROUNDTABLE, DR. INA VON BER, Los Angeles May 19th, 2017
Increasing the presence and participation of women in diplomacy and foreign relations is an essential part of our future. With the active participation of women and the incorporation of women’s perspective at all levels of decisionmaking, the goals of equality, development and peace can be achieved. Women holoding posts in politics, foreign relations and diplomacy are encouraged to join the Ambassadorial Roundtable's " Women in Diplomacy Roundtable". Please contact mark@ambassadorialroundtable. orgNEW LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES FOR EXECUTIVES: RAPID CHANGES CALL FOR RAPID RESPONSES 5/6/2017
What drives progress, innovation and connectivity ? Are robots taking our jobs? Is there future for humans? Can technological innovation be used to maintain a competitive workforce? What do big brands want from enterprise? Meet us in New Orleans as we participate in America's fastest growing tech conference, 20,000 people from 119 countries.
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INNOVATION AT THE INTERSECTION OF TECHNOLOGY, ART, AND BUSINESS
COLLISION2017 DISRUPTS, CREATES, INVENTS 5/13/20
RED CROSS 100th ANNIVERSARY
As part of our Social Responsibility Program we are proud to announce our new partnership and support for The American Red Cross. The Red Cross, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors—in its international and national capacity—to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples. The Los Angeles Region serves nearly 10 million people in 88 cities within Los Angeles County, also serving Inyo and Mono Counties and the eastern third of Kern County. The Ambassadorial Roundtable is proud to be a Co-Host and Sponsor of the centennial celebration of the Red Cross.
WORLD DIPLOMATIC FORUM2019
November 15th & 16th, 2019
HACKING THE FUTURE OF OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY
GOVERNMENTS & BUSINESS LEADERS CALL TO ACTION
The World Diplomatic Forum2019, the Ambassadorial Roundtable's Annual Conference will focus on the imminent impact of global Cybersecurity Disruptions on our innovation-based economy. The conference will bring together over 200 International and US Diplomats and Business Leaders with vast economic and political networks who will capitalize on close cooperation opportunities, explore best practices safeguarding global markets, debate leadership strategies addressing present and future challenges. Panels will be working closely together on advances in international Cyber-Security, IOT, AI, Mobility /IT, Tele-Healthcare, Global Education and Diplomacy. Valuable business relationships and friendships are formed while impacting key global diplomacy issues and fostering cooperation between established and emerging powers.
The World Diplomatic Forum2017 will take place in San Diego, CA November 15&16 2017.
Participation Tracks: Cyber-Security, IOT, AI, IT/Mobility, Tele-Health, Global Education, Diplomacy.
WDF2017 will culminate with the traditional, very elegant Diplomatic Ball held November 15th. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful dinner reception filled with music and entertainment while mingling with leading philanthropists, government officials, and prominent corporate leaders.
Participants in Panel Discussion & Keynotes partial listings: Governments of Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Macedonia, India, European Delegation to the US, Mexico, Spain, Israel, Belgium, France, UAE, Australia, UK, University of California, San Diego & Irvine, Bertelsmann Foundation, Institute of the Americas, Harvard University, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Qualcomm,Google, Facebook, Hewlett Packard, Tesla, Siemens, Henkel, Mercedes Benz,Yahoo, P&G, Nestle.
- THE SECURITY OF INSECURITY IN CYBERSPACE:Diplomats and Business Leaders Align to Protect Critical Infrastructures
- INNOVATIONS IN DIGITAL & TELE-HEALTHCARE: New Frontiers for Doctors, Robots, Patients & Hackers
- HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IOT WILL AFFECT YOU: Benefits and Challenges of an Interconnected World
- THE NEXT BILLION LEARNERS NEED GLOBAL EDUCATION: Training & Skills For The Global Workforce Of The Future
- DIPLOMACY: US & ALLIES IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER: Where Do We Stand?
- THE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE: Interconnected, Secure, Sustainable- Autonomous Cars Hit The Roads
- DIPLOMATS & INDUSTRY CALL TO ACTION:Multilateral Diplomacy & Cooperation For A Peaceful World
WEBSUMMIT2016 BOOMS WITH NOVELITES
To read the article click here: WEB GIANTS MEET IN LISBON
An avalanche of 53,000 people from 165 countries, over 20,000 companies, 7,000 CEOs and 2,000 international journalists descended on Lisbon for the “Davos for Geeks", Europa’s largest technology summit, delivering a shot in the arm for Portugal's ailing economy.
A heartfelt thank you to H.E. Boudewijn Dereymaeker Belgian Ambassador to Portugal for hosting such a fabulous reception for our International Member
COUNT DOWN TO CHINA’S G20 SUMMIT2017
WHO WALKS THE WALK?
Forty-five years ago, after two hostile decades which began with the support of the US for China's enemy, Korea, President Richard Nixon shook the world when he announced that he was going accept Premier Zhou Enlai’s invitation to meet with him in the People's Republic of China. He ended his announcement by saying: "I have taken this action because of my profound conviction that all nations will gain from a reduction of tensions and a better relationship between the United States and the People's Republic of China.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable's coverage of CHINA: G20 SUMMIT2016 click here to read the article
Luxembourg as an E-commerce Hub: The Future of European Retail
The E-commerce turnover in Luxembourg has reached 531 million euros in 2014 which represents an increase by 15.4% compared to the previous year. However only 7% of all companies are offering products online.
Join Vincent Hieff, Minister of Economy of Luxembourg, Pierre Friob, CEO Abitare Kids, Marc Hoffmann, Director Marketing Cactus, Jean Diederich, President of the APSIs and the Ambassadorial Roundtable for a discussion on the future of retail in Luxembourg.
Date: July 13th 2016
Time A partir de 15h
Chambre de Commerce : 7 rue Alcide de Gasperi L-1615 Kirchberg. Luxembourg
Diplomatic & Cultural Mission to Skopje, Macedonia.
July 14th-18th 2016 Meeting with Zoran Jolevski, Minister of Defense.
UPCOMING DOMESTIC EVENTSPlease join the Ambassadorial Roundtable, your colleagues of the Cambridge and Oxford Alumni Societies of San Diego for an evening of lively conversation over drinks, buffet dinner with sherry trifle desert, and wonderful music.Alumni, guests, and students are invited to attend this special evening, which will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to meet new ones.:
Date: Saturday, November 19th , 6-9 pm
Location: La Jolla ,CA
The Ambassadorial Roundtable collaborated with the Munich Security Conference in Stanford, CA and cover the Summit 2017. Topics will include cyber defense, the future of warfare, developing standards and regulations for cyberspace, combating cyber terrorism and the economic ramifications of cyber security. September 19th-20th.
Click here for full article: Munich Security Conference
BREXIT, TTIP AND THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS
Join Orange County World Affairs Council, event host, and the Ambassadorial Roundtable as Consul Generals of Germany, Poland and Romania, Hans Jörg Neumann, Mariusz Brymora,and Eugen Chivu, who will discuss the current situation in Europe, referring to issues such as TTIP, the refugee crisis, Brexit, and the Ukrainian crisis.
Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Time: 5:45 pm
US ELECTIONS 2016
What if the devil came to visit you in the dead of night? What if, dressed in a fine suit, Lucifer himself offered you a deal? He would grant you only one wish: either Trump would lose the presidential election or Hillary would be indicted. Which one would you choose and shake Beelzebub's hand?
Please join the Ambassadorial Roundtable and US Press Agency, official media partners of BIO International Convention (BIO) 2016 which attracts over 15,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders who come together for one week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships.
This event covers a wide spectrum of life science and application areas including drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, and cell therapy. education program covers the biotechnology and pharma industry's most relevant and timely topics - providing the know-how you need to advance your business. In each session, top thought leaders offer insights on issues essential to the industry and provide a wealth of information of strategic relevance to your business.
APPLE(GATE) & FBI: THE 800 LBS GORILLAS AT RSA HACKING, ENCRYPTION, SECURITY & THE LAW 3/7/2016 click on the link to continue reading
The FBI wants Apple to turn off a security feature that disables the phone after 10 failed password attempts. When the phone is locked, the data is encrypted. Apple has argued that breaking the encryption would not only be a significant technical challenge but a threat to both its First Amendment and Fifth Amendment rights.
We have partnered with RSA2016, the largest security conference attracting over 30,000 participants from around the world & will be hosting a private cyber-security roundtable focused on international diplomatic solutions when under attack. How can we best secure critical infrastructures of IoT and sustaining systems? What if they are hacked? Secure cyber dominance, resilience and emergency preparedness. Invited diplomats and private sector representatives please submit your invitation by clicking here:
Last year: CYBER WORLD CALLS FOR DISRUPTION CHANGE IS ON THE MENU AT RSA 4/23/2015 ______________________________________________________
SWISS RED CROSS CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF HUMANITY
ST. MORITZ GALA TOPS RECORD 830,000 CHF 2/22/2016
The Ambassadorial Roundtable honored the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) celebrating its 150th Anniversary with an elegant, star-studded, extravagant gala at Badrutt's Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 350 invited dignitaries and international guests donated over 830,000 Francs for water projects in developing countries.
International Educational Roundtable February 1st, 2016 San Diego, CA
Business Roundtable Consul General Darius Gaidys of Lithuania, BIOCOM CEO & President, Joe Panetta, Ambassadorial Roundtable CEO, Dr. Ina von Ber
BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS FOCUSED ON HEALTHCARE & BIOPHARMA December 15th, 2015 ______________________________________________________
France Cybersecurity Forum
Join us as we have teamed up with the 8th International Cybersecurity Forum focused on Data Security and Privacy,which will be held at the Lille Grand Palais, France on Monday, the 25th and Tuesday, the 26th of January, 2016. OPENING ADDRESS OF MR. BERNARD CAZENEUVE, MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, FRENCH REPUBLIC.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable's Cultural Diplomacy Series 2016 was kicked off by Austria's Tyrollean events.The setting is magical, a perfect crease of the piedmont where the Kaiser’s crown rises all around you, yet with flat land still able to cup picturesque highland pastures for grazing Lipizzaner horses, goats and sheep.
WHITE TURF, ST. MORITZ, SWITZERLAND, February 21st 2016.
THE KULM HOTEL ST. MORITZ -- THE GRAND DAME OF THE ENGADINE 12/30/2015
Some big dreams like Apple, Hewlett Packard, Disney, Harley Davidson, Amazon, start in a garage. Some dreams like Dell, Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Reddit ,start in a dorm room. And yet others, like the Kulm Hotel in St. Moritz, start with a very small door.
CITY RACE SPEEDS THROUGH ST. MORITZ 12/11/2015
Our business and diplomacy networks are focused on helping our partner cities promote their culture, arts and sports events as we create and strengthens our global outreach. Partner cities enjoy global media exposure for local events, our support, and participation (speakers), priority in hosting international diplomatic, business and cultural events. We are in contact with Embassies, Diplomatic Missions worldwide, international business associations and educational institutions which lend us support for our city programs.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable has partnered with the City of St. Moritz and will cover the Audi Skirun Cup, the Open Air Konzert von Gotthard, the Snow Night Corvatsch at the St. Moritz City Race. A reception at the Palace Hotel will follow. Click here to request an invitation.
San Diego & San Francisco Events Swiss Trade Mission to the West Coast lead by H.Consul Mario Brossi of Delaware - January/February details to be announced Request invitation : _____________________________________________________
WASHINGTON DC EVENT
RUSSIA, SYRIA, ISIS, ELECTIONS, ABORTION: PASSIONATE VISIONS FOR AMERICA 10/09/2015: Read article hereOur Internship Programs The Ambassadorial Roundtable offers a comprehensive internship program which allows students to work directly with foreign Diplomats, Embassies and high level business decision makers. We are very proud to have been consistently rated #1 internship program in Southern California for international affairs, international business and business administration by leading Universities around the country. We are committed to excellence in education, supervision and teamwork. Our internship program is locally accredited by San Diego State University ( SDSU), the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), IRPS, and Mira Costa College. FALL2017 _ BECOME A MEMBER WHY JOIN US:
- Invitations to all Embassy Executive Forums
- We help you form strong working relationships with foreign governments.
- Connect your company efficiently with various national and international organizations.
- Aide you in planning effective strategies for short and long-term projects.
- Help you position your organization for foreign direct investment.
- Invitations to US and European events.
- Participation invitation to the World Diplomatic Forum 2017.
- Invitations to pre-dinner VIP receptions and Premium only events non-US events.
- Priority seating at regular Ambassadorial events- non-US events.
- Invitations to all Embassy West Business Luncheons- non-US events.
- Complimentary photos with all speakers.
- Discounted international events and receptions
Working Together to Achieve Strategic and Global CompetitivenessThe World Diplomatic Forum 2014 Conference, May 8th and 9th 2014, brought together International and US Ambassadors, with vast economical and political networks working closely together on advances in international cybersecurity, education, defense/diplomacy, clean-tech, bio-pharm. Valuable business and friendships were formed while impacting key global diplomatic issues and fostering cooperation between established and emerging powers. The World Diplomatic Forum followed the World Economic Forum which takes place annually in Davos, Switzerland and is focused on international diplomacy. WORLD DIPLOMATIC FORUM ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE IN CALIFORNIA United States Press Agency June 12th, 2014 ___________________________________________________________________ H.E. Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister of Macedonia Zoran Straveski, Foreign Investment Minister Bill Petrovski, H.E. Ambassador Zoran Jolevski , January 20, 2014 The Macedonian delegation was hosted by the Ambassadorial Roundtable on January 20th, 2014. The Macedonian guests met with selected business and community leaders as part of the Embassy West Business Roundtable. This was the Deputy Prime Minister's first visit to California. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ H.E. Ambassador Zoran Jolevski of Macedonia,La Jolla December 3rd, 2013 Professor Zoran Jolevski was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States in March 2007. In November 2008, he was appointed the Macedonian Government's chief negotiator on name differences with Greece under the auspices of the United Nations. Ambassador Jolevski is a professor at the European University, in Skopje, Macedonia. ___________________________________________________________________