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
SWITZERLAND: WHITE TURF 2/8-10/2018 ST. MORITZTHE ULTIMATE EVENT: WHITE TURF ST.MORITZ -HOT RACES IN COOL SNOW White Turf in beautiful St. Moritz attracted 13,800 spectators for the final races of February 2018. Rubis du Gilet was the four-legged hero of the ‘Grand Prix BMW’ among the trotters and Adrian von Gunten was victorious with Mombasa in the Skikjöring at the ‘Grand Prix Credit Suisse’. ST. MORITZ, 21FEB18 – Mombasa mit Adrian von Gunten beim ‘Grand Prix CREDIT SUISSE’, dem Skikjoering am dritten Renntag des White Turf in St. Moritz am 21. Februar 2018. Impression of the White Turf St. Moritz, the famous international horse races on the frozen lake of St. Moritz, Switzerland, February 21, 2018.
St. Moritz became the center of the first ever Ice Cricket tournament on 8 and9 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.
ST. MORITZ PLAYOFFS: PAKISTAN AND INDIA MEET IN THE ALPS
GERMANY: BOOT2018 1/25/2018
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUSTRIAN ROOKIE WINS WIMBLEDON OF THE ALPS
Dominic Thiem, (21y), the youngest player in the top 30, (ATP 24,) emerges as winner of the centenary edition of the Swiss Open in Gstaad, Switzerland. The Austrian sailed by his Belgian doubles partner David Goffin (24 y) (ATP 14) winning hands down 7:5, 6:2.
Many tennis legends who shaped the tournament throughout the years, born way before 1990, returned to the small Alpine village for the coin toss. Ilie Nastase, Wojtek Fibak, Carl-Uwe Steeb or Alex Corretja competed against the Swiss Heinz Günthardt, Marc Rosset and Roland Stadler. Dearly missed was Roy Emerson who was not able to participate because of family reasons, but whose jolly spirit accompanied each game.
Dominic Thiem, the talented young Austrian is definitely on a roll, quickly becoming one of the legends at the Roy Emerson Stadium in Gstaad. Saturday he dethroned last year’s Swiss Open champion Pablo Andujar of Spain, easily leaping into the Gstaad finals. Thiem also took the title one week ago in Umag (CRO) and will perform at home in Kitzbuhel, Austria next week. “It is incredible. You don’t win an ATP final every day”, declared the master of top spin after winning his third title in three months. “I feel sorry for David”, Thiem said. “He is a great player and a great friend.” The young raising stars are friends and doubles partners. Goffin won the Kitzbuehl Crown last year, defeating Thiem in the finals
GSTAAD HOSTS THE SPORT OF KINGS IN STYLE
Four top polo teams competed in the charming village of Gstaad, Switzerland under rainy and stormy skies, for the Hublot Polo Gold Cup. Novice Teams E.I. Sturdza Investment Funds, Team SIR, tied for first place, while Team Banque Baring Brothers Sturdza and Team Gstaad secured places three and four.
The weekend affair was kicked off in an extravagant style by Gstaad Polo President Pierre Genecand who flew in a Swift Copters helicopter to present the match ball in the first scrimmage game. Due to the waterlogged, dangerous terrain and taking into consideration the safety of the players and ponies, a truly competitive match was not possible. Instead, the four team-patrons and the four best players of the tournament were split into two teams to play in a non-competitive manner, replacing the final with a 4-chukka exhibition match. A very close game throughout each chukka, the teams finished with an even score of 7:7