About Diplomatic Club
The priority of economic interests in the partnership between the two countries favors the development of the stronger social, economic and political cooperation in the world. This process has very important role in the economic diplomacy.
Pavol Baranay President of Club 2008-2010.
Diplomatic Economic Club – is a unique association where people from different countries are to find a common language and contribute to the development of contacts between businessmen of the countries they represent.
1997 the beginning of the formation of the idea of creating a club, the establishment of internal interactions in the club on the basis of international exhibitions in Riga, periodic meetings.
In 2003, 20 September, there was founded an informal association «Diplomatic Economic Club» by a group of diplomats (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus), which was based on international experience and practice of foreign trade and economic diplomatic missions
One of the club goals is an additional opportunity to consolidate business dialogue with employers, professional associations and other organizations, as well as expanding of the understanding of the economic potential in Latvia.
The mutual understanding is happening through the communication between people. Since 2005, the Club was joined by entrepreneurs, business owners. Currently, the Diplomatic Economic Club brings together diplomats on the economic issues, entrepreneurs, scientists. The members of the Club are representatives from Latvia, Switzerland, Lithuania, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, Finland, Austria, Hungary, Russia, Sri Lanka, Spain, etc., more than 30 countries.
There is a high level of intercommunication, the Club members are informed about events and meetings, and by the annual tradition they gather together for a meeting at the beginning of February.
The club regularly hosts meetings with the business community in Latvia, ambassadors of foreign countries and scientists. There are organized visits to enterprises in Latvia. Meetings with local governments, representatives of the state bodies in Latvia. Theme nights. Meetings and acquaintance of the latest Latvian companies are happening in exhibitions, conferences at the International Exhibition Center Kipsala, Riga.
Club – these are people with different interests. The club strengthens mutual understanding and friendship between people of different nations, which happens through the culture of communication: meetings with families, trips on weekend, etc.
The club takes part in official events, conferences and is open to cooperation with interested organizations.
1997 :: the beginning of the formation of the idea of creating a club, the establishment of internal interactions in the club on the basis of international exhibitions in Riga, periodic meetings.
09/20/2003 :: Approval of «Diplomatic Economic Club».
08/30/2004 :: The first access to the Internet of the prototype of the Club website
Presidents since the foundation of the Club
Counselor of the Embassy of Belgium for Flanders
since 2020 Honorary president, vice president
2007-2016 Second Secretary of the Embassy of Poland
2008-2013 Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Netherlands
2007-2011 Counselor of the Embassy of Hungary
2007-2010 Second Secretary of the Embassy of Slovakia
2002-2004 First Secretary of the Embassy of Slovakia
1999-2009 Director Czech Trade in the Baltic countries
1997- 2005 Commercial Counselor of the Embassy of the Russia
Rostislav Karpinsky 2003-2004
1999-2004 Counselor of the Embassy of Poland
Board, Council of Club
Thomas Castrel vice president
General Representative of Flanders, Belgium Flemish government, department chancellery and foreign affairs
Oleksandr Sirenko Vice-president of Club, First Secretary Embassy of the Ukraine
Oleg Butenko Vice-president, members of Board of Club
Andrey Pavlov Members of Council of Club