During 2020, IFE had to re-imagine how to keep our community close in a time of uncertainty. As we’ve done throughout our history, we pivoted. #IFElive virtual salons were invented and we continued with impressive and diverse programming. A highlight of these virtual forums was getting to further engage IFE’s international leadership more fully. We plan to keep that momentum going!
As our vaccinated Capitol City reopens for in-person gatherings, on Tuesday, June 2 we were thrilled to host a small intimate group for our first in-person 2021 event. IFE’s Leadership dinner was also the first official function held by the Ambassador of Finland, H.E. Mikko Hautala. It was a historic evening with stellar guests, engaging conversation, and fabulous Finnish cuisine thanks to celebrated Chef de Cuisine Tuija Laukkonen.
IFE looks forward to many more collaborations, partnering to continue its soft diplomacy legacy with its diplomatic friends as the country continues to open safely.