Event Expo March 2010
Diplomats get down to some serious networking
"I think it was a very successful Expo. I also want to compliment the Embassy Group for bringing so much valuable information"
Cheryl Nelson (South Africa) visits Jamie Manning at The King’s Fund/11 Cavendish Square stand
"Was an excellent opportunity to meet people and to be informed about important issues"
Mozambique High Commission
Nicoletta Chistofilaki (Greece) and Fiona Johnson (The Bentley London Waldorf Astoria Collection)
Very well organised, great venue and good fun!
El Salvador Embassy
Hon Lam, Rachael Saunders and Liz Morgan (Merchant Taylors')
Chester Boyd Catering provided delicious treats on the day
Ian Musyani (Malawi) with Catherine Hutchings (Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms) and Kerry Mutter (HMS Belfast)
"The event brought together suppliers from different areas including hoteliers and event planners"
Jamaican High Commission
Lali Lomsadze (Georgia) and Semiha Askin (The May Fair)
''As a business if you are looking to break into the diplomatic market then look no further than the annual events expo organised by Kerry and Elizabeth from Embassy magazine. Our stand attracted over 80 diplomats who were genuinely interested in talking to us. It would have taken us over a year to meet them individually. We will definitely do this again next year. Thank you both for a professionally organised event and we look forward to seeing you again next year''
The May Fair & Radisson Edwardian Hotels
Nicoletta Christofilaki (Greece) talks to Haralambos Stavrou of Beyond Certainty event management
Ramon Abadi Balid (Panama) chats to Samantha Hart (Bateaux London)
Elizabeth Stewart and Kaye Hales welcome delegates to registration
Anna Lopez (El Salvador) and William Manful (Ghana) talk to Lorraine Blake (Chelsea Flower Show)
"Fantastic opportunity to meet with our target market"
Sodexo Prestige Official Hospitality at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
David MacCallum (Sodexo Prestige The Open Official Hospitality) and Olexandr Pakhil (Ukraine)
Kerry Low (Embassy Group) talks to Ian Grover (Volvo)
"A good initiative to bring people together in an informal setting for networking. Thank you for organising this event"
Rene Dee introduces embassy workers to the Westminster Collection of venues
"A focused and important event reaching London’s diplomatic community"
The Westminster Collection
Elizabeth Stewart (Embassy Editor) welcomes the delegates
Yasser Elsayed Embassy of Egypt finds out more about the Royal College of Physicians
Patrick Doyle (IDS) has a chat with Anna Lopez (El Salvador)
Members of the Ghanaian delegation chat to Petra Bones and Katherine Haynes (Somerset House)
Mary Griffiths (Lavender Green) with Cheri Wood and Evanya Major (The Bahamas)
"Great attendance a targeted and relevant audience. We did not stop talking all afternoon"
The Embassy Group (from left) Elizabeth Stewart, Kerry Low, Carol Scarisbrick and Kaye Hales
Rafael Sardina Gonzales (Cuba) talks to Lili Iliescu (Capital People Catering)
Qiang Wang (China) meets Tina Woydowki and Claire Butler of The Goring Hotel
"Great way for us to meet a new market"
Toastmaster Roy Dean chats to delegates
Hussain Takheroubt (Oman) with Janet Broadhust (The Foundling Museum)
Maanna Mapetja (Lesotho) share a joke with Terry Knee and Lynette Carstens (both Red Jacket)
Natalie Harris and Zineb Garess of The Langham Hotel meet Carol Gould (Canada)
"The Expo was an enjoyable, well-run and informative event. I also appreciate the opportunity to network with the counterparts from other missions"
New Zealand High Commission
Monica Antonioni and Simonetta Campanari (both Italy) visit the Royal Institute of British Architects stand
Emma Waycott (The Landmark London) and Katie Sainsbury (The Lancaster London) meet Bouthaina Makarem (Bahrain)
Brad Coulson and Cristina Onodi (Church House Conference Centre) meet Dolores Azemia (Seychelles)
"Great networking event for event planning. I was introduced to many exciting venues I never knew existed or
were hidden in the tourist attractions"
Canadian High Commission
Dee Hodges (Canada) and Mrs Toubal (Algeria) watch truffles being made at The London Kitchen
Louise Pullicino (The Royal Garden Hotel) meets Hakon Sveinsson (Iceland)
IDS hosts a wine-tasting competition
"It was a good exposure especially for new diplomatic staff in getting to know of the different services available"
Seychelles High Commission
Frank Jacobs (Belgium) chats to Robin Vermeire (London Marriott Grosvenor Square)
Claudia Haeberli (Switzerland) talks to Sarah Yarrall (Guoman & Thistle Hotels)
"A very neatly organised networking event that gave one the opportunity to do a full day's work in a couple of hours"
Malta High Commission
Frosina Kstovska and Katerina Josifoska (both Macedonia) talk to Lisa Fisher of One Great George Street