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 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.
The Ambassadorial Roundtable and World Diplomatic Forum serve as an open, nonpartisan venue to the international diplomatic community, business organizations and academia, dedicated to developing critical, sustainable, international investment and social priorities, while connecting global leaders to financial resources necessary for progress, peace and success.___________________________________________________ GOALS The Ambassadorial Roundtable and World Diplomatic Forum promote global partnerships between Private Sector, NGOs and foreign governments in order to sustain investment priorities, international trade, job creation, academic collaboration and global security. ______________________________________________________
UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
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 EVENTS
WORLD DIPLOMATIC FORUM 2017
THE SECOND SUMMIT
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
May 31st & June 1st 2017
HACKING THE FUTURE OF OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY
GOVERNMENTS & BUSINESS LEADERS CALL TO ACTION
The World Diplomatic Forum2017 will focus on the eminent impact of global security disruptions on our innovation based economy. Diplomats and Business Leaders from around the world will capitalize on cooperation opportunities and explore best practices safeguarding global markets. Panels will debate best leadership strategies addressing challenges in Cyber-security, IoT, Healthcare, Military, Bio-sciences, Manufacturing, Banking, Defense Industry.
This program has been convened and developed by the Ambassadorial Roundtable. The World Diplomatic Forum 2017 (WDF17), the annual conference, will take place in San Diego, CA. It is directed toward business leaders (private sector) and diplomats who must consider actions and policy options for solving eminent cyberspace threats.
The conference will bring together over 200 International and US Diplomats and Business Leaders with vast economic and political networks working closely together on advances in international cyber-security, healthcare, education, banking, defense/diplomacy, clean-tech, bio-pharm. Valuable business relationships and friendships are formed while impacting key global diplomacy issues and fostering cooperation between established and emerging powers. This second World Diplomatic Forum, follows the World Economic Forum which takes place annually in Davos, Switzerland and is focused on international diplomacy.
During the first Summit, World Diplomatic Forum 2014 (WDF2014) which was hosted by the University of California San Diego, all countries represented joined the call to Priority Communications in Cyber. Under the patronage of WDF, all diplomats signed the Cyber Communication Resolution Carta. Diplomats from all countries participating in WDF2017 will be encouraged to join the effort and sign the Carta.
Please check back for updates.
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, bio manufacturing, 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 world wide, 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 here
SAN FRANCISCO EVENT
THE FUTURE OF CYBER SECURITY FOR GLOBAL HEALTH CARE
CEO & VP Members' Only Event -
San Francisco, CA September 15th, 2015
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER EVENTS: We have partnered with Crédit Agricole Suisse Tennis Open and covered The Swiss Open in Gstaad. Click here : AUSTRIAN ROOKIE WINS WIMDLEDON OF THE ALPS DOMINIC THIEM TAKES GSTAAD BY STORM 8/3/2015.
RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE OPENING OF THE LITHUANIAN CONSULATE LOS ANGELES AT RONALD REAGAN LIBRARY June 1, 2015INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION FEBRUARY 2015: SWITZERLAND 150 years St. Moritz Sports, Bvlgari 2015, 100 years Le Rosey, White Turf, 130 years Cresta Club and the elegant SHEBA hospital reception sparkled in the exclusive Swiss mountain villages of St.Moritz & Gstaad where world elite, royalty and sports legends flocked during the month of February. Celebration of 150 years St. Moritz Sports, White Turf 2015, Opening of the Bulgari High Jewelry collection in St. Moritz, Celebration of 130 years Cresta Club, Actress Nastassja Kinski,Prince Alexander of Schaumburg Lippe, Ester Velo,Lakshmi Mittal,HSH Lily Wittegenstein, Christy Turlington, Gala of Sheba Hospital St. Moritz, & Princess Grace Kelly Collection in Gstaad. _ _______________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________
World Diplomatic Forum Summit2016
Diplomacy Shaping the Global Economy
Tracks: Cyber-Security, Education, Healthcare, IoT, Biopharma, CleantechSan Francisco/Palo Alto, California, USA October 13th 2016
________________________________________________________________________________ Our 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. FALL2015
INTERNSHIPS - __________________________________________________________________________________________Mobilizing the Next 5 Billion
The Ambassadorial covers five global cultural events and conferences every year. This year we have decided to partner and cover GMIC SV 2014. GMIC SV brings the global mobile ecosystem to Silicon Valley for three days of thought provoking presentations on the industry’s hottest topics, exclusive networking opportunities with industry leaders and not to mention, unforgettable parties. GMIC SV has become Silicon Valley’s largest mobile conference, drawing thousands of mobile leaders from over 60 countries. ________________________________________________________________________________________________SAN FRANCISCO/SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE November 12th, 2014 Palo Alto, CA
One Day Seminar on
"Setting Expectations for Behaviors in Cyberspace"
International Governments Convener: Ambassadorial Roundtable (ART)
Industry Convener: Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC)
This panel comprised of international diplomats will address: (a) What the respective governments will require of technology companies doing business in their countries and (b) What technology companies can do to be meet the needs of these governments when doing business in these countries
Industry panel will address: (a) What companies must do to comply with government requests of them, and (b) What technology companies can do to better clarify their roles when operating in a country.By Invitation Only To request an invitation click here ______________________________________________________________________________________________- SAN FRANCISCO/SILICON VALLEY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE July 21st- July 23rd Please join us at between July 21st and July 23rd as we arrange private, exclusive meetings between high-ranking, foreign diplomats and business executives in Silicon Valley /San Francisco. This is an excellent opportunity for executives intending to connect with foreign governments at ambassadorial and minister level in order to facilitate business operations, expansions, government relations and production. During our meetings, we also explore and facilitate venture capital and investment opportunities. Please contact us for further information and appointments. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AMBASSADORIAL ROUNDTABLE'S DIPLOMATIC & EXECUTIVE BUSINESS FORUM THE SAO PAULO DIPLOMATIC ROUNDTABLE
Just as our European Diplomatic Roundtables, the Sao Paulo Diplomatic Roundtable will bring together diplomats, politicians and international business leaders for an intimate event in an inviting atmosphere. The evening is filled with stimulating discussion topics addressing socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable global strategic collaboration.Join us and spend time with President & CEO of the Ambassadorial Roundtable Dr. Ina von Ber who will share with you exciting information about our Executive Business & Leadership Forum, Private and Diplomatic Sector, Investment and Business Opportunities, US and European events, the newly added San Francisco office and the upcoming World Diplomatic Forum 2015. By Invitation Only To request an invitation click here Date: August 25th, 2014 Place: You will receive directions with your registration confirmation RSVP required by August 23rd , 2014. Reception: Drinks will be served Business Attire Time : 7:00pm - 8:30 pm Members $ 120.00 International Members $ 150.00
Non-members $ 165.00 REGISTER HERE ___________________________________________________________________________________________AMBASSADORIAL ROUNDTABLE'S EXECUTIVE FORUM & YOUNG DIPLOMATS' CLUB JOINT INTERNATIONAL GSTAAD SOIRE 7/3/2014 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ BECOME A MEMBER WHY JOIN US:
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. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore, Consul General Mr. Christopher Cheang and First Information Officer Ms. Tania Koh. September 5th, 2013 La Jolla, CA
EMBASSY WEST GLOBAL BUSINESS LUNCHEONS AND ROUNDTABLESAmbassadorial Roundtable hosts H.E. Zoran Jolevski, Ambassador of Macedonia December 3rd, 2013, La Jolla, CA __________________________________________________________ Ambassadorial Roundtable hosts H.E Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore, Consul General Mr. Christopher Cheang and First Information Officer Ms. Tania Koh. September 5th, 2013, La Jolla,CA _________________________________________________________________ Ambassadorial Roundtable hosts H.E. Jadranka Negodic, Ambassador of Bosnia Herzegovina June 5th, 2013, La Jolla, CA _________________________________________________________________