Embassy Induction Seminar 2011 Review

Diplomatic Induction Seminar

Record numbers of diplomats and their families attended Embassy Events’ Diplomatic Induction Seminar, held at the historic King’s Fund at 11 Cavendish Square. Around 160 new diplomats enjoyed a packed programme which included an introduction to diplomacy from the FCO Protocol Directorate, the Vice Marshal and the Dean of the diplomatic corps. A Living in London panel and expo was also the perfect opportunity for families to meet with reputable diplomatic suppliers. The afternoon session included a briefing from the London Mayor’s Office and an introduction to London’s key diplomatic associations before delegates split up into diplomatic workshops on consular affairs, press and politics, culture and education and trade and economics. The day ended with a networking reception and prize draw, but judging by the number of cards swapped and bags laden with information and goodies, nobody left the event empty handed.