Luxury CEO Fares Ghattas at Diplomatic Council Gala 2019

The Global CEO of The Luxury Network (TLN), Fares Ghattas, will give a speech at the Diplomatic Council Executive Club before the Gala on February 1st in Frankfurt/Germany. He has developed thousands of strategies for many luxury companies and built an international HQ team specialized in high-end areas such as: finance, motorsport, nautical , health and beauty, aviation, realestate, travel, jewelry and watches, entertainment and fashion, among others. Q-Business Magazine called his work “brilliant and one of the most interesting people working in the luxury business”.

Thought Leadership

Looking Ahead to 2019

Inheritance of the 2018 transformative trends affecting 2019

This statement by Tiberio Graziani is delivered by our Diplomatic Council Partner Diplomat Magazine.

The main transformative trends in 2018 that will affect next year will concern at least the following three different global and interconnected sectors: Economic & Financial Area; Security; Dismantling of the Old World Order.

Economic & Financial Area


DC Executive Club 2019

In line with tradition, the Diplomatic Council Executive Club will take place on February 1 in the afternoon before the festive Gala. Gold and silver members would meet from 2pm to 5pm to listen to exciting presentations, to discuss relevant topics and to get to know each other better. This year a long coffee break is scheduled so participants have sufficient time for intensive exchange.

The agenda is as follows:


Croatian Ambassador receives Public Diplomacy Award at Gala 2019


Ambassador Buddhi Athauda delivers keynote at Diplomatic Council Gala 2019

Sri Lankan Ambassador Buddhi Athauda, Diplomatic Council Co-Founder and Founding President, will give a keynote at the Diplomatic Council Gala 2019


Educational Sponsorship at Gala 2019

At the gala 2019, the Diplomatic Council will start supporting the Don Bosco gastronomy school in Vietnam. At this school, young people receive educational trainings to become a baker, cook or service person so they can earn their living. This educational training is intended for young persons from very poor families or adolescents with disabilities. Besides the training at the cooking school, these young people are also given a home in a very simple house which is financed by donations.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear Members,

the end of the year is approaching and finally the time has come to get together with our family and friends in peace and harmony. And while we sit at the richly served tables eating and drinking more than we can tolerate, we should be grateful and humble first and foremost. Grateful because nothing we own can ever be taken for granted and humble because all we possess is a precious gift. 


Welcome to the Diplomatic Council Gala 2019

On February 1, international dignitaries from diplomacy, business and society will get together in the time-honoured halls of the prestigious Frankfurt Grandhotel Hessischer Hof for the glamorous Diplomatic Council Gala.


February 1st, 2019, 6:15 pm - 11:00 pm, Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 40, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


The 2019 Strategy Statement

The 2019 Diplomatic Council Founders Strategy Workshop was held in a family-style atmosphere in Paris. The three Co-Founders Hang Nguyen, Ambassador Buddhi Athauda and Andreas Dripke come together every year before christmas to discuss next year`s strategy. A cornerstone of the 2019 strategy will be the focus on economic diplomacy.


Students raise funds for the Neven Subotić Foundation

The Diplomatic Council Students aim to collect donations for the Neven Subotić Foundation to build drinking well named after the DCS program. The Neven Subotić Foundation’s objective is to help children in the poorest regions in the world to gain access to clean water and sanitation and improve the hygiene situation for them with the result that more children can attend school again since they are no longer kept away from school due to sickness. The donation to this foundation is consistent with the Diplomatic Council’s desire to focus on aiding children in particular.