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Sahouri Embassy Insurance Program Sponsors Country Promotion Strategy Conference

Washington DC -
SAHOURI. was proud to sponsor the Washington Diplomat's Annual Country Promotion Strategy Conference, hosted by the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center. We engaged with people from CNN, Twitter, the State Department, Embassies, Yahoo News, Hollywood and more. 

Embassy Insurance... and Events

As the largest Embassy insurance provider in the country, SAHOURI. is a long-standing partner of the Washington Diplomat and the Diplomatic Community. These relationships privilege us with access to fascinating events about foreign governments and their affiliates here in the United States.

The Washington Diplomat is the flagship publication for the Diplomatic Community. Throughout the year, The Diplomat organizes events throughout the year to engage Embassy Row with the federal and private sectors.

From Ambassador Series to Golf Tournaments and even cultural events like PassportDC, The Washington Diplomat covers all interest areas for diplomatic missions. 

The Washington Diplomat Country Promotion Strategy Conference

The CPS Conference helps embassies and their governments expand upon existing economic, social and political relations with the United States. 

CPS is essential for all diplomats to adopt new strategies that help promote their countries in the United States.
Victor Shiblie - The Washington Diplomat Editor in Chief 

Recap: Country Promotion Strategy Conference 2017

Country Promotion Panelists

The Conference featured top-flight panelists from CNN, Twitter, Mayor of Houston, former U.S. Secretaries and more:



Country Promotion Discussions

The panel covered a wide range of issues concerning embassies and missions including: cyber security, digital diplomacy, investment, Hollywood and more:

Digital Diplomacy & Technology

Digital Diplomacy and Technology From left to right
Carla Portalanza | Cultural & Press Attache, Embassy of Ecuador
Andreas Sandre | Press and Public Affairs Officer, Embassy of Italy
Anna Gawel | Managing Editor, The Washington Diplomat
John Randall | VP of Digital, Craft Media
Maryam Mujica | Head of Public Policy, Twitter 

Cybersecurity and Mitigating National Risk
Cybersecurity Mitigating National Risk

Tom Ridge | Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Anna Gawel | Managing Editor, The Washington Diplomat
Chip Clock | Vice President, Evolver
Jerry Caponera | Director, Cybersponse

Understanding Foreign News CoverageUnderstanding Foreign News Coverage

John Shaw | Contributing Writer, The Washington Diplomat
Michelle Kosinski | White House Correspondent, CNN 
Michael Isikoff | Investigative Journalist, Yahoo News 
Dane Rene | Senior Vice President, Levick Communications

Attracting Hollywood InvestmentAttracting Hollywood Investment

H.E. Geir H. Haarde |  Ambassador, Embassy of Iceland
Michelel Czernin von Chudenitz | CEO, Popular Press Media Group (PPMG)

Attracting Foreign Investment
Attracting Foreign Investment

Sylsvester Turner | Mayor of Houston

Lobbying and Public Relations

Lobbying and Public Relations

John Shaw | Contributing Writer, The Washington Diplomat
Richard Levick, Esq. | Chairman and CEO, Levick Communications
Brian Donahue | CEO and Founder, Craft Media
Dan Scandling | Senior Director, APCO Worldwide 
David Adams | Principal, Podesta Group

Watch the iPad Raffle Announcement!

 We invited all attendees to sign up for a free iPad giveaway raffle. Our team announced the winner in the video below:

Wistia video thumbnail - CPS Conference 2017 - iPad Raffle Winner

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Hussain Al-Mutawakil
Hussain Al-Mutawakil
Proud son, husband and Fairfax County native. As a Communications graduate from George Mason University, I enjoy discovering the world through impromptu conversations with strangers. I might as well be the General Manager of the Washington Redskins.