The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts programs throughout the year to create awareness and encourage dialogue about important global issues.
The organization’s latest event, the 2019 Diplomat Reception, exemplified this mission—as well as the region’s mission—to showcase Hartford as a hub of global activity.
“It’s important to build a global culture here in Hartford,” said Rebecca Nolan, Vice President, Global Business Development at the MetroHartford Alliance. “These kinds of events bring people together to transfer ideas and values from around the world and inspire us to see new opportunities to embrace our region’s diversity.”
More than 20 nations were represented at the second annual event, which took place at Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on March 19. Company representatives from industries including manufacturing, defense, and aerospace traveled from all over Connecticut, Boston, New York City, and as far as Washington, DC to attend the sold-out event.
“The success of this year’s Diplomat Reception clearly affirms what we already demonstrate: Connecticut is a global state, a vital economic partner to nations around the world, and has tremendous power as a cultural convener,” said Megan Clark Torrey, CEO, World Affairs Council of Connecticut.
“The World Affairs Council of Connecticut exists to engage our community in global affairs. The Diplomat Reception was a stand-out example of how we can tell Hartford’s story as a global city and Connecticut’s story as a global state,” she added.