46th Annual Meridian Ball

The Meridian Ball is one of the most prestigious annual events in Washington, DC. Now in its 46th year, it brings together public and private sector leaders to celebrate Meridian’s ongoing efforts to global leadership through the exchange of ideas, people, and culture.

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Ball Committees

Embassy Patrons

Meridian International Center is grateful for the generous support and hospitality of:

ARGENTINA Her Excellency Cecilia Nahón The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic and Mr. Sergio Alfredo Garcia Gomez
AUSTRIA His Excellency Hans Peter Manz The Ambassador of Austria
AZERBAIJAN His Excellency Elin Suleymanov The Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Mrs. Lala Abdurahimova
BELGIUM His Excellency Johan Verbeke The Ambassador of Belgium and Mrs. Catherine Verbeke
BRAZIL His Excellency Mauro Vieira The Ambassador of Brazil
CANADA Mr. Denis Stevens Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Canada and Ms. Genevieve Chanteloup
CZECH REPUBLIC His Excellency Petr Gandalovic The Ambassador of the Czech Republic and Mrs. Pavlina Gandalovicov
ECUADOR Her Excellency Nathalie Cely The Ambassador of Ecuador and Mr. Iván Hernández
EGYPT His Excellency Mohamed M. Tawfik The Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt and Mrs. Amani Ahmed Amin
FINLAND Her Excellency Ritva Koukku-Ronde The Ambassador of Finland and Mr. Hidde Ronde
FRANCE His Excellency Gérard Araud The Ambassador of France
GRENADA His Excellency E. Angus Friday The Ambassador of Grenada
HUNGARY His Excellency György Szapáry The Ambassador of Hungary
IRELAND Her Excellency Anne Anderson The Ambassador of Ireland
ITALY His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero The Ambassador of Italy and Mrs. Bisogniero
LIECHTENSTEIN Her Excellency Claudia Fritsche The Ambassador of the Principality of Liechtenstein
MEXICO His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora The Ambassador of Mexico and Mrs. Laura Perez-Medina Mora
MONACO Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle The Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco
PERU His Excellency Harold Forsyth The Ambassador of Peru and Mrs. María Verónica de Forsyth
QATAR His Excellency Mohammed Al Kuwari The Ambassador of the State of Qatar and Mrs. Aisha Al-Madeed
RUSSIA His Excellency Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak The Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Mrs. Natalia Mikhaylovna Kislyak
SOUTH AFRICA Ms. Nowetu Luti Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of South Africa
SPAIN Mr. Juan Manuel Molina Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Spain
SWEDEN His Excellency Björn Lyrvall The Ambassador of Sweden and Mrs. Madeleine Lyrvall
SWITZERLAND His Excellency Martin Dahinden The Ambassador of Switzerland and Mrs. Dahinden
THAILAND His Excellency Vijavat Isarabhakdi The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand and Mrs. Wannipa Isarabhakdi


2014 Ball Sponsors

Project summary

46th Annual Meridian Ball
Program Areas: Diplomatic Engagement
Partners: Diplomatic Corps, Private Sector