October 18, 2017

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4th Annual Diplomats’ Autumn Welcoming Reception

Ms Wathsala Amarasinghe, Second Secretary , Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, posed in front a new Maserati 2018.

Diplomat magazine in collaboration with Crowne Plaza Hotel and
Diplomatic Card hosted its 4th Diplomats Welcome After Summer
reception.

The reception included a luxury cars exhibition on the
premises of the Hotel Crowne Plaza in The Hague on the 14th of
September 2017.

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H.E. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan tried a McLaren.

The world’s most renowned car manufacturers descend on the
diplomatic city of The Hague to present their latest developments to
the Diplomatic Corps.

The Honorary Consul of Afghanistan Mr Ehsam Turabaz.

The exhibition showcased many brands such as Maserati, Lamborghini,
Lexus, BMW, Mini, Porsche, Land Rover, Audi, Jaguar, McLaren and
Louwman Museum special brands. The inclement Dutch weather didn’t deter ambassadors, diplomats and international car lovers from attending the exquisite motor show.

On the contrary, they avail themselves of the opportunity to test-drive many of the vehicles, and also had their photographs taken while posing at the wheel of their favorite cars.

Dr Mayelinne De Lara, Diplomat Magazine’s publisher with Dr Dilruba Nasrin, spouse of Bangladesh Ambassador.

Many had questions about tax reductions for diplomats, special program for diplomats and embassies which included after sales services, maintenance, renting, shipping a car or pieces abroad and prices from family cars to the most luxury machine of 2018…it was a discovery afternoon full of excitement.

Mr Patrick Aarsman, Manager of Crowne Plaza Hotel, in the back Ms Michelle Spork,  Booking Office Manager.

The Argentinian wine and live jazz band together with a DJs further
contributed to the success of the reception of the 1st diplomatic car
exhibit & test runs of the best new models on the Dutch market.

H.E. Mr Fernando Xavier Bucheli Vargas, Ambassador of Ecuador together with Ms Andrea Montoya M., Trade Specialist, Pro Ecuador, the institute for export and investment promotion and Mr Jose Yturralde Villagomez, Third Secretary, Vice-consul part of his team in the Netherlands.

Dr Mayelinne De Lara, Publisher of Diplomat Magazine and Patrick Aarsman, Manager of Hotel Crowne Plaza welcomed the guests to the recently renovated hotel inviting them to see the latest technology equipped salons and new rooms while the Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Argentina, Minister Counselor Pablo Piñeiro Aramburu gave an expose on Argentinian wine: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontés.

The Charge d’affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Argentina, Minister Counselor Mr Pablo Piñeiro Aramburu.

Also present were Dutch wine importers of , San Rafael Import and Damaro Holland, who kindly offered to make a wine tasting of their top quality Argentinean wines.

Some interesting facts about the Argentinean wine industry

· In Argentina the cultivated area in 2016 was
223,944 ha, showing an increase of 11% compared to the year 2000.

· The number of Argentinean wineries in 2016 was 881

Ms Inge Kluin, Public Relations Director at Residentie Orkest, Mr Daniele Rosa, Public Prosecutor at Eurojust and Ms Caroline Orthlieb also from Eurojust together with Mrs Patricia Hollamby.

· Mendoza remains the most important wine province in
Argentina and occupies the first place in the country in terms of
cultivated vine area. It has an area of 158,585 ha (2016), which
represents 71% of the countrys total grapevine. The second place was
for San Juan (21%) and the third place was for the province of La
Rioja with 3%.

· In 2016, the red varieties represented 55% of the
total cultivated area, while white was 20% and rose 25%.

· The variety whose area has grown the most was
Malbec, which currently reaches 40,401 hectares. Followed by Syrah,
Bonarda and Aspirant Bouschet.

San Rafael Import owners.

· In 2016 wine consumption in Argentina was 21.6
liters per capita.

· In 2016 Argentinean exports of wine situated the
Netherlands as the fifth major importing country of Argentinean wines
worldwide while it is Argentina´s second biggest importer in the
European Union.

Damaro Holland wine importers at work.

· Argentina was the third country of origin of wine
imports from countries outside the European Union to the Netherlands
and it was the ninth biggest exporter of wine to the Netherlands in
2016.

Christina Galve from Spanish Origins, Dr Mayelinne De Lara, Diplomat Magazine, Ms Susanna Burer Personal Assistant to the Registrar, International Court of Justice and H.E. Philippe Couvreur, Registrar International Court of Justice.

Indeed, it has been an afternoon of sheer pleasure in The Hague
that’s ignited an adrenaline rush and need for speed within us all.

 

 

 

 

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