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.MISSION
THE AMBASSADORIAL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE WELCOMES
ACT. CONSUL GENERAL of SWITZERLAND
PETER HAFNER, Consulate of Switzerland, Los Angeles, CA
Please join act. Swiss Consul General Peter Hafner, Consulate of Switzerland Los Angeles, the Ambassadorial Roundtable and the San Diego business community, for an informative, fun ápero evening. 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.
Heavy hors d'oeurves, soft drinks and beer will be served.
Date: November 20th.
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation and location information.
RSVP by 11/18/2017 Limited space available.
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 forcast 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 Cheteroff 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 email@example.com 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 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 centenial celebration of the Red Cross.
WORLD DIPLOMATIC FORUM2017
November 15th & 16th, 2017
HACKING THE FUTURE OF OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY
GOVERNMENTS & BUSINESS LEADERS CALL TO ACTION
The World Diplomatic Forum2017, the Ambassadorial Roundtable's Annual Counference wil focus on the eminent impact of global Cyberecurity 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.
Partipants 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, 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 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