Philip Kapneck at Embassy Night Washington DC 2012

Judyth Piazza

The Hon. Ambassador Philip Kapneck was invited to the World Trade Center Institute. Legg Mason and the State of Maryland had a successful evening of showcasing Global Markets and Business Success. Diplomats from 30 countries and Senior Business Executives attended "Embassy Night" at Washington DC's Ronald Reagan building and International Trade Center.

Maryland Trade Ambassador Philip Kapneck attended the event, networking with the business leaders and diplomats. Philip Kapneck was with 350 other VIP attendees representing more than 30 nations. The President and Executive Director of the World Trade Center Institute emceed the function.

Deborah M. Kielty chaired the event, which was a night to honor countries and businesses for their outstanding partnerships and their contributions to international relations.

Philip Kapneck and International Diplomats

An International diplomat who attended the Embassy Night function knew Ambassador Kapneck from the 1970s, when he was posted in Brussels, Belgium. He said, "Ambassador Kapneck was always popular and well-known to the Diplomatic Corps and I can understand why the Ambassador is not only Maryland's Trade Ambassador, but also their Goodwill Ambassador." Ambassador Kapneck has always been popular in business circles due to the care that he takes over the welfare of others.

Ambassador Kapneck said Embassy Night is a good chance to meet with current and past business friends and acquaintances in a relaxed atmosphere. The World Trade Center Institute, Legg Mason and the State of Maryland always make Embassy night a night to remember. This night was no different - a good evening was enjoyed by all.

Embassy Night brings together people from 30 or more countries, into one place, to honor the top global business country and company connections made during the year. For participants, The World Trade Center Institute says the event offers unparalleled networking opportunities, both before and after the dinner program. The D.C., Maryland and Virginia region’s key decision makers and high level executives attend, along with Ambassadors and senior Embassy representatives.

At the 2011 Embassy Night, the featured speakers were Ron Dewhurst, Head of Global Investment Managers, at Legg Mason, and Dr. Lloyd Minor, Provost at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Dewhurst spoke about "The Shift in Balance in Global Financial Markets" and Dr. Minor spoke about "How Research Universities Drive Global Innovation."

Philip Kapneck

Philip Kapneck said "Legg Mason and The World Trade Center Institute do an excellent job on Embassy Night. It is a great opportunity to renew acquaintances with people we have worked with over the years."

Read more stories relating to the Trade Ambassador at the Philip Kapneck Archive page.

By Judyth Piazza
Award winning journalist and Radio Talk Show Personality, Judyth Piazza founded the Student Operated Press and content Manager/Editor for Newsblaze ( and Houston News Today ( Also, Judyth is the Accounts Executive and Editor of RVG + Beyond Arts and More Magazine Houston at

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