Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Consular Corp College Symposium & Gala

The Consular Corp College Symposium & Gala
Flexibility in the Assignment 

The Consular Corp College has a yearly event that brings together official government representatives known as Consulars.  Each consular serves their nation or region to provide official services, to promote trade and friendship between their government and their post.   
Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State

The Symposium and the 50th Anniversary Gala was planned for 3-days.  Many consulars were suppose to attend but because of several political events, attendance was limited, speakers withdrew and a new location was needed for the symposium.  
Astrid Ruggeri, Manager, Outreach and Diplomatic Engagement, BMW Group, (L), Prosser Stirling, Senior Director, Global Development, Oracle (C), and Nicholas Cozensa, Senior Manager, International Government Affairs, AMGEN (R) Moderator: Kit Moss, Director General, CCC

The event changed, the schedule was reduced, attendance was lower and the budget was amended.  So as the photographer I had to be flexible.  Working with the organizer for years,  adjustments were made, the assignment was saved, and important photos were made.  

When working with a client, it is vital to be understanding and adaptable to meet their necessities.  Be accepting and fair when things change.  In the long run, it’s just good customer service.   
50th Gala Celebration Keynote Speaker Senator Chris Van Hollen
50th Gala Celebration
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