Diplomatic Council Gala 2020

On February 7, 2020, members and guests from all over the world come together at the Grandhotel Hessischer Hof in Frankfurt/Germany on the occasion of the annual Diplomatic Council Gala. 

Already in the afternoon, Diplomatic Council members meet at the Executive Club from 2pm to 5pm. 

The prestigious black tie gala will officially start at 7:00 pm in the evening and is open to all members and guests. 


DCS starts charity project in UK

The Diplomatic Council Students Organisation (DCS) has started a new appeal for donation in Great Britain. 

With the beginning of the Master Program 2020, the student’s football league in London has commenced. The first match took place on October 19, 2019 and this opportunity was seized by the students of the Hult University in joint forces with Fabian Jaskota, Head of the Diplomatic Council Students Organisation, in order to raise funds for a charity project. 


Healthcare Summit 2019

Diplomatic Council members are invited to join the IMTJ Summit, a high-level event aimed at senior decision makers involved in the medical travel and international patient market. Over the past 4 years IMTJ has proved that it’s possible to deliver a medical travel event that deliver great value to delegates, sponsors and exhibitors. 


Startup Curriculum

The Diplomatic Council has created a curriculum for would-be entrepreneurs in connection with its Startup Program lead by Diplomatic Council Startup Advisor Aman Khan. The curriculum is made up of eight workshop modules in total which must be accomplished. The modules include: 

  1. Best Practices Module
  2. Fast Track Idea Validation Module
  3. Pitching Module
  4. Business Planning
  5. Go-to-Market Module
  6. Scaling – GO BIG! Module
  7. Leadership Module
  8. Financing

Workshops Module – Best Practices


Members invited to Entrepreneurship Conference in China

Diplomatic Council members are invited to join the "Entrepreneurship of China-World Overseas Business and Economic Cooperation" Conference which will be held by The Returned Overseas Chinese Association of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province, in China during 3 days from November 19th till 21st 2019.


Luciën Tjon named Chairman

The Diplomatic Council has appointed Luciën Tjon as Chairman International Relations. He has more than 20 years of experience in international investment and trade consulting. Over the course of his career, Luciën Tjon has established friendly long-term relationships not only with government officials but also has developed international business connections with global organizations and companies from various countries.


Andreas Dripke is keynote speaker at the World Internet of Things Convention in China

The World Internet of Things Convention (WIOTC) has invited Diplomatic Council Executive Chairman Andreas Dripke as a keynote speaker for the opening ceremony of its convention in Beijing, China. WIOTC is one of the largest organisations for the Internet of Things. At the 2019 WIOTC, which will take place on November 8 and 9, over 3,000 participants and more than 1,000 journalists from all over the word are expected to attend. This year, the Diplomatic Council is co-hosting the World Internet of Things Convention for the first time.

Thought Leadership

Reflections on Hong Kong in the media

Since June this year, various international and local media have been following the demonstrations in Hong Kong. Within a few months, the demonstrations turned from peaceful protests into violent clashes with the forces of law and order. Groups within the protesters used toxic liquids and weapons. They destroyed public facilities and part of Hong Kong's infrastructure. As violence escalated rapidly from day to day, most media unilaterally took sides with the agitated demonstrators and against the law enforcement forces who tried to maintain public order.


5G IoT World co-hosted by Diplomatic Council

The 2019 World Internet of Things Convention (WIOTC), co-hosted by WIOTC, the Diplomatic Council and the China Information Industry Association, will focus on the sustainable development of the World IoT, 5G and IoT, the new economic construction of the IoT, the 2019 World IoT Ranking List Top 500 enterprises awarding, the World IoT Connection Operating System and more topics The convention aims to promote the establishment of a new economic model of the IoT in China and the world, provide reference for the development of the IoT industry in all countries, benefit the intelligent production


New Startup Program

New Startup Program for Certification and Investor Matching

The Diplomatic Council, a United Nations accredited think tank, has launched a new startup program in order to assist founders in successfully establishing their startups on the local and global markets. The program teaches how startups can best position themselves with the aim to quickly find investors and ultimately expand. “Our program is a fast track to success” explains Aman Khan, Diplomatic Council Startup Advisor.