The 5th Annual Economic & Trade Counselors Reception

Members of the Meridian Corporate Council, Economic & Trade Counselors, and U.S. Government Officials all mingle under the auspicious glow of the Linden Grove. Photo by Jess Latos

On July 26, 2023 the Meridian Corporate Council was honored to host its 5th annual Economic & Trade Counselors Reception. The approximately 115 attendees comprised a mixture of economic counselors, trade attachés, business leaders, and U.S. government officials.

Over 50 different embassies were represented, and we were joined by a plethora of Meridian Corporate Council members. Remarks included Meridian Leadership: Ambassador Stuart Holliday, CEO and Puru Trivedi, Vice President - External & Corporate Relations and our Corporate Council Executive Committe Co-Chairs, Karim Lesina, Executive Vice President - Chief External Affairs Officer, Millicom and Omar Vargas, Vice President - Head of Global Public Policy, General Motors. We were also honored to have Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Whitney Baird from the U.S. Department of State serve as our keynote. 

As valued representatives of partners and allies around the world the Meridian Corporate Council recognizes the pivotal role economic and trade counselors play in fostering international cooperation and facilitating prosperous connections between the U.S. private sector and their home countries.


Project summary

The 5th Annual Economic & Trade Counselors Reception | July 2023
Number of Visitors: 115
Number of Attendees: 115
Regions: Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Near East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Western Hemisphere
Impact Areas: Business and Trade, Foreign Policy
Program Areas: Diplomatic Engagement
Partners: Diplomatic Corps