Meridian Corporate Council

The Meridian Corporate Council provides a platform for exchange, dialogue, and networking on key global issues among diplomatic, government, and corporate leaders. Through this exchange, members are better equipped to navigate critical challenges and opportunities in a complex international environment. Drawn from wide-ranging sectors, Council Members represent major corporations that are leaders in corporate social responsibility and international initiatives. They are also invited to join Meridian’s delegations and to attend Meridian’s programs and seminars, as well as intimate networking events and briefings.
Become a Member

Puru Trivedi, Vice President, Corporate Affairs | (202) 939-5524 |


Membership Benefits

As a member of the Council, you and your leadership team will receive access to engage with many of our delegations, invitations to programs and seminars, and guaranteed seats at intimate networking events and briefings. This annual investment connects your company with Meridian’s distinguished network of business leaders, public sector officials, and the international diplomatic community.

Membership benefits include

  • Invitations to exclusive Meridian events and activities: Global Business@Meridian Downtown – ambassadorial breakfast series hosted by member companies
    • Limited to 20 -25 senior level executives, these are intimate, off-the-record meetings with Ambassadors and high ranking diplomats.
    • Members are afforded the ability to design a program, based on regional and sectoral interests.
    • Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy – exhibition openings and events
  • Two Complimentary Tickets to the annual Meridian Ball, Global Leadership Summit, and Ambassador-hosted dinners, attended by guests from multinational corporations, foreign embassies, U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of State, government agencies, and private and public sector organizations (sponsorship opportunities are also available)
  • Year-round engagement with Meridian’s network of business leaders, public sector officials, and the international diplomatic corps
  • Opportunities to interact with a network of emerging leaders
  • Discounted rate for use of Meridian’s nationally significant historic properties for meetings, receptions, and seminars
  • Branding/Recognition on Meridian’s website and in printed materials

Recent Corporate Council Projects

Corporate Council In the News


  • DOJ and FTC Publish Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines
    • This will be of interest to any company considering a merger with an entity at a different level of distribution, which is now seen as raising more regulatory issues than in the past in the United States. The US competition agencies (DOJ and FTC) are hoping to provide some guidance and predictability to firms around the world that may be contemplating deals with a US component. 

  • Company Officials May Be Subject to Extradition on Antitrust Charges
    • This update will be of interest broadly to any company doing business in the United States. A competition violation committed outside the United States, which has or could have an effect on US commerce, may result in company officers being extradited and imprisoned in the United States. We have prepared this update exploring the extradition of a Dutch national from Italy in a recent case.

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Legal Impact on Businesses
    • This update will be of interest broadly to any company doing business in the United States and internationally as we navigate this unprecedented global health crisis.