Diplomatic Induction Seminar September 2009
Kaye Hales and Carol Scarisbrick of the Embassy Group welcome Seyed Ali Mousavi and Eisa Kameli (both Iran)
Diplomats enjoy a well-earned coffee break
"This event serves as an invaluable orientation exercise. The participant is furnished with key references to facilitate his or her assumptions of duties in London"
Jamaican High Commission
Matt Boyles of BMW Park Lane shakes hands with Victor Spasskiy (Russia) with Charlotte Willis and Joey Zegerius
Patrick Doyle (IDS) shows Fahriddin Nabiev (Uzbekistan) his autumn brochure
"Potential customers came to my stand and said ‘why are we not buying from you’ I was able to take contact details and will follow up that is priceless"
Patrick Doyle, International Diplomatic Supplies
Joost Jens (Mexico) and Tin Maung Aye (Myanmar) talk to Sue Ackerman and Melanie Walkling (both Rowland Brothers International)
Khimanand Bhusal finds out more about visa management from Christabel Silva and Daryl Rawat (VFS Global)
Kim Spooner (Southbank International) and Dessislava Ivanova (Bulgaria)
Esther Robinson-Bello (St Lucia) finds out more about education from David and Vivienne Rose (North London International School)
Gilda Velazquez and Beatriz Alfaro (both El Salvador) talk to Dean Foley of Hamptons International
Col Tuduetso Gareseitse (South Africa) and Daniel Johnson (Jamaica) meet Natalie Harris and Ebba Barchan of the Langham
"Fantastic networking opportunities with diplomats and their families in a very friendly surrounding"
The Langham, London
Khimanad Bhusal (Nepal) and Yoel Gordon of the London International School
Paulette Lewis of the Mount School talks to Fahriddin Nabiev (Uzbekistan)
The youngest diplomatic delegate! Astrid with her parents, Tao Jiang and Xia Hong (China) talking to Kerry Low (Embassy Group)
Urs and Luzia Schmid (Switzerland) receive their programmes from Embassy Editor Elizabeth Stewart
"Perfect, organised, good opportunity to meet and greet"
Feona Sandy (Grenada) and Cosmina Steiner (Austria)
Slavica Grozdanic (Bosnia Herzegovina) and Esther Robinson-Bello (St Lucia)
Kaye Hales presents departing guests with designer cupcakes from Lola’s Kitchen
"A good event for establishing networking with diplomatic personnel, understanding the diplomatic life in London and coping with changes of working in the City"
Malaysian High Commission
Rostyslav Ogryzko, Olga Makukhina (both Ukraine) and Beka Dvali (Georgia)
Charles de Chassiron (Royal Garden Hotel) talks to Oliver Urquhart Irvine (British Library)
Joey Zegerius (BMW Park Lane), Diana van der Bijl and Tanja Demkow (both Netherlands)
It was a very interesting event with a lot of information and possibilities to meet people from relevant organisations and other Embassies.
President of the Consular Corps of London Guy van Glabeke and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, the Ambassador of Kuwait Khaled Al Duwaisan
A busy registration line as Helena Jarc (Slovenia) gets her workshop ticket
Steve Biggs (Finchley Golf Club) and Raja Badrulnizam (Malaysia)
Diplomatic delegates gather in the auditorium for the keynote addresses
"The event was overall perfect and well organised, besides it was a great opportunity to make new friends. Thanks"
Embassy of Egypt
Patrick Doyle (IDS) assists Hanan El Khatib (Malta)
Avril Bunton-Williams (Number One Health) and Simon Darfoor (Darfoor Dental Practice)
David Rose of the North London International School gives an overview of the UK schooling system
Chris Hiscock (Marymount International School) talks to Adham Mardini (Syria)
"The event was an excellent opportunity to get information and make contacts. It was great!"
Embassy of Mexico
Chris Wyld (Director of the Foreign Press Association), Mike Gapes MP (Head of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee) and Kenneth Courtenay (General Secretary of the Inter-Parliamentary Union UK) address the Press/Politics workshop
Diplomatic delegates tuck into lunch
Satonobu Matsunaga (Japan) and Salvator Amendolia (Italy)
Eno Jengeni (Albania) talks to Hui Xiong Zhang and Wenpeng Zhang (both China)
"Very good is an understatement. The event was EXCELLENT and a MUST for each new diplomat assigned to an Embassy in London"
Mariana Kocuc (Serbia) and Augusto Castro (Brazil)