What are the criteria of the new format protocol specialist? Have the rules of courtesy changed? Which is good for an Italian colleague, and for a Russian... too. This and much more were discussed at the anniversary Forum-Exhibition, which is being held for the fifth time by the National Association of Protocol Specialists (NASP) and the Center for International Protocol of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration.
This year's forum was a breakthrough in the number of stars of the world protocol. Colleagues from Europe, the USA and Argentina shared their national vision of protocol practice, new formats in their work and told how the protocol promotes the economic growth of corporations and strengthens the political component. Interestingly, Russian colleagues, who are so different in terms of competencies and preparation, are ready to talk about the protocol not as an additional service, but as an independent discipline required by each structure.
For two days (October 31 - November 1, 2019), the venue of The Ritz-Carlton Moscow Hotel has become a mecca for those wishing to exchange professional experience in the field of business culture. Experts in the field of protocol, image, etiquette and public relations shared their concerns, argued about the important, and discussed the urgent. Only here in one hall could one meet the Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation and the Rector of the temple, the chief herald master of Russia and the creators of the flag and coat of arms of Argentina, the general manager of the Japanese company and etiquette specialists from different countries, the chief of the protocol of the Grand Master and the head of the administration of the President of Malta, the chief of the protocol of the General Director of the United Nations and the President of the Federation of restaurateurs and hoteliers, researchers and PR specialists, political strategist and endocrinologist.
Almost 400 people who visited the Forum found answers to exciting questions and new meanings. Exchange of experience, life hacks, ideas for implementation, disputes, meetings with colleagues and new acquaintances - all this gave the event a spirit of real professional happiness.
And in order to make the event memorable not only by a mental assault and new ideas, guests were invited to get acquainted with souvenirs and gifts so necessary in their work. This is how our forum was remembered - relevant, useful, capacious and informative.