Ambassadors Ball
Ambassadors` Ball by Diplomatic Council

On March 8th, 2024, The Diplomatic Council, in collaboration with the Diplomatic Corps of Thailand, proudly presented Thailand's Inaugural Ambassadors' Ball, a prestigious event held at the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. This evening marked a convergence of diplomacy and business, offering a platform for sophisticated cultural exchange and meaningful connections.

The Inaugural Ambassadors' Ball epitomized Thailand's contributions to global initiatives while providing a unique opportunity for networking and relationship-building. It underscored Thailand's commitment to promoting diplomacy and fostering positive connections that transcend borders.

Under the distinguished patronage of the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Thailand, H.E. Datuk Jojie Samuel, Ambassador of Malaysia to Thailand, the event welcomed H.E. Mr. Wanmuhamad Noor Matha, President of the National Assembly and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Kingdom of Thailand, as the guest of honor.

The event saw an impressive turnout, with ambassadors and Heads of Missions from 60 countries in attendance. Additionally, vice ministers from key government ministries, such as H.E. Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Lalivan Karnchanachari from the Ministry of Culture, and H.E. Ms. Sirinun Siripanich from the Ministry of Industry, lent their presence. Senior government officials, prominent business leaders, and distinguished figures from various sectors, including Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, member of the International Olympic Committee, and Dr. Somsak Leeswadtrakul, chairman of the National Doping Control Centre Policy Board, also graced the occasion. Their diverse representation underscored the event's significance in fostering international partnerships and promoting global relations.

The event was honored to receive congratulatory messages from Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Srettha Thavisin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Mr. Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior H.E. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul. Although they expressed their sincere desires to attend this significant event, prior commitments, both overseas and locally, prevented their participation.

The event featured exclusive performances by ambassadors, showcasing their talents and providing entertainment for the attendees. Additionally, the Ministry of Culture curated a captivating Thai fusion performance, enriching the evening with local cultural elements. Furthermore, International Women's Day was commemorated with a special tribute, as all female ambassadors took to the stage to sing, inviting guests to join in the celebration. The Dean's presentation of flowers to each lady in attendance added a touch of elegance and gratitude to the occasion.

Beyond its focus on diplomacy and business, the Ambassadors' Ball also provided a platform to champion philanthropic causes. It embraced philanthropic initiatives, spotlighting the Chaipattanna Foundation under the Royal patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Funds raised after covering essential expenses will be directed to support the foundation's charitable endeavors, underscoring Thailand's steadfast dedication to social welfare and community development.

The success of this remarkable event was made possible by the generous support of esteemed sponsors and partners. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our gold sponsors, including UOB Thailand, Muang Thai Insurance, Central Group, Indorama Ventures, and ThaiBev, as well as our silver sponsors, such as King Power Group, Dusit Thani Bangkok and Dusit Residences, BJC Big C, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, PTT Exploration and Production, The Mall Group, and BMW (Thailand). Guests were introduced to selected wines from different countries and contributions from the embassies of Argentina,, Australia, Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, New Zealand, South Africa and Portugal.  These contributions played a vital role in ensuring the success of the evening.

Special recognition is extended to the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, H.E. Mr. Paolo Dionisi, Ambassador of Italy to Thailand, as well as to Dato’ Steve Cheah, the Diplomatic Council’s Head of Mission, and the dedicated committee members: Ms. Ulpiana Lama, Head of Mission at the Embassy of Kosovo in Bangkok, and H.E. Ambassador Nongnuth Petcharatana, former Thai ambassador to Austria and Germany and member of the Diplomatic Council’s Board of Presidents. Their tireless efforts were instrumental in ensuring the success of the Ambassadors' Ball.