The Embassy of Vietnam in the United States attended the seventh Winternational Embassy Showcase on December 6th, 2018 to promote Vietnamese culture, traditional handicrafts, and cuisine to local visitors.
The showcase formed part of an annual international cultural event held by the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Centre (RRB/ITC), attracting many embassies, diplomatic representative agencies, tourists and journalists.
Speaking at the showcase, Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc affirmed that activities to promote Vietnam’s culture, history, beauty, and people are among the embassy’s top priorities. He also spoke highly of the event, saying that it offers a space to introduce the participating nations’ culture, as well as bolster exchanges between diplomatic representative agencies in the US.
Andrew Gelfuso, Vice President of Global Trade for the RRB/ITC, said the event help embassies share and promote their culture, tradition, and tourism to international friends and US people in particular. It is also a chance to enhance relations, mutual understanding, and trade promotion between nations, he said.
The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB/ITC) hosted the 7th annual embassy showcase, Winternational. Presented by World Trade Center Washington, DC (WTCDC) 51 embassies and over 4,000 visitors took part in the lively midday celebration of international culture, travel, and tourism.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center is a dynamic hub for government, business, culture and community, in the heart of the nation's capital. As the first and only federal building dedicated to both public and private use, the Reagan Building is the official WTCDC, and a premier conference and event venue with executive office space, attractions, dining, retail, parking, and community activities. Through the World Trade Centers Association, WTCDC utilizes a global network of 750,000 affiliated business from 300 trade centers in over 100 countries to maximize its connections and capabilities. With this extended network, WTCDC works diligently to ensure the RRB/ITC offers a rich mix of signature events such as high profile economic summits, conferences and cultural programs. These initiatives foster international dialogue, enhance diplomacy, and generate business opportunities./.
Winternational 2018 Final Press Release here.
Winternational 2018 Photo link here 📷
Winternational 2018 Media coverage link here.