Members and guests of the Diplomatic Council reunited at the prestigious Frankfurt-based Villa Kennedy for a magical Anniversary Celebration. This fifth DC Summer Celebration was outstanding thanks to its special emphasis on art and culture, its international character and its diversity.
DC Founding President Ambassador Buddhi Athauda especially flew in from Washington D.C. for this special occasion. He delivered a fervent speech emphasizing the DC´s core idea: to serve as a bridge between economy and diplomacy in order to enable people all over the world to live a better life.
Art: A Path to Peace
Perfectly matching the five-year anniversary celebration, Henrietta Gallus, Head of Communications documenta 14, was invited: after all, the worldwide most important contemporary art exhibition takes place every five years in Kassel. In her convincing speech she pointed out how art contributes to international understanding between peoples and therefore significantly contributes to peace all over the world.
Stromodrom from worldclass artist Sebastian Fleiter
Everybody marvelled at the worldwide unique Stromodrom, set up by worldclass artist and DC Art Director Sebastian Fleiter, who already earned distinctions from art scenes as different such as Seoul and London: The miniature e-cars raced through the nightly courtyard of the Villa Kennedy, propelled by the sportive game of participants. Many, in particular male guests, transformed themselves into “knights with pedals” on Sebastian Fleiters “Get Connected Bike”.
Fashion Show by Shanty for ASEAN
Matching the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN association, Indonesian designer Shanty presented a ravishing Fashion Show, combining the strikingly best of Asian refinement and European elegance. Stromodrom und Fashion Show exemplarily stand for forms of artistic expression uniting and inspiring people beyond all common and linguistic boundaries.
Lottery Drawing by Vietnam Airlines
The lottery drawing offering as prizes flight tickets in Business class and Premium Economy Class by Vietnam Airlines was highly acclaimed. Apparently the idea of personally visiting South East Asia was a truly attractive prospect-:)
Sapient Razorfish wins Diversity Award
One of the highlights was the ceremonious bestowal of the Diversity Award jointly presented by DC and DC Partner Great Place to Work. Among Germany’s 100 best employers, the company with the best diversity management was recognized. The winner Sapient Razorfish proudly received the prize from the hands of GPTW´s Managing Director Andreas Schubert, Chairman of the DC Corporate Culture Program and Annika von Redwitz, Chairwoman Diversity Program. At the same time, Sapient Razorfish has joined the Diplomatic Council as new member company.
The sociable and communicative atmosphere bringing together members and guests was perceptible everywhere. Solemn moments, cultural highlights, the summery barbecue and the distinguished atmosphere of a classical luxury hotel turned out to be the best ingredients for spending a lovely evening and at the same time establishing new contacts and deepening already existing connections.
Memories forever thanks to euromarcom
As a thank you to all all participants, guests received their personal pictures taken during then professional photoshooting which created a good mood right at the entrance: thanks to the euromarcom public relations agency these pictures of the event were exempt from charges. In this way, the beautiful memories of this lovely evening will linger on for a long time after returning home.