World Affairs Council


The Consular Chamber of Commerce is proud to support our friends at the Las Vegas World Affairs Council as they host former congressman and Ambassador to Tanzania, Mark Green.

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The Consular Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas, through the work of member Gary Furlong, Honorary Consul General of Uzbekistan, hosted the visit of His Excellency Ilhom Nematov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States.

Uzbekistan InformationFrom Alexander the Great, to Genghis Khan, to the Soviet Union, to independence, Uzbekistan’s challenges and opportunities are legendary.

A former Ambassador to both Russia and to India, His Excellency is now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States.

Much of the Mojave Desert environment resembles a great deal of Uzbekistan, aConsular Chamber Presents Ambassador Nematov country the size and population of California.  While in Las Vegas, the Consular Chamber arranged for the Ambassador to speak at the World Affairs Council October luncheon on October 26, as well as tours of cutting edge power and water facilities, and a meeting with Consular Chamber organizers of the Global PURE Water Expo.  Meetings with Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Patricia Mulroy and Mayor Oscar Goodman have also been arranged.

Aral Sea reduction in UzbekistanOn the evening of October 26th, the Ambassador and Mrs. Nematova will be the Guests of Honor at Dine with Dignitaries, a Consular Chamber tradition.  Twenty-two participants will join the Ambassador and his wife for a spectacular dinner prepared by renowned Las Vegas chef Andre Roché, at Alizé, at the top of the Palms hotel in Las Vegas.  Dine with Dignitaries allows for candid, off-the-record conversation with no speeches, no agenda, no press and no podium.  Business discussion is encouraged.  Reservations may be made online.

PURE Global Water ExpoThe Consular Chamber of Commerce is inviting those interested in potable water development to Las Vegas for a newly developed expo and conference in Fall of 2011.    

PURE Global Water Expo is being marketed internationally.  PURE stands for Potability Underdevelopment Rescue Expo.  The conference is designed to attract several key sectors, including:     

  • Water purification and de-salination technology firms
  • Charity and NGO entities involved in funding potable water projects in developing communities
  • Governments and communities in need of potable water development
  • Venture capitalists and government agencies interested in financing potable water development

“One billion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water, despite the fact that it is often easily developed and sustainable in their immediate area.  The results are disastrous for all people.  War, disease, famine, mass exodus, human trafficking and more can all point to a root cause of a lack of clean water.   We set out to bring together those catalysts changing this dynamic.”    

                                                   – Dr. Aldo Aguirre
                                                     Honorary Vice-Consul of Guatemala
                                                     President, Consular Chamber of Commerce
 

  

 Charity: Water is one of the major inspirations of PURE Global Water Expo
 

Decline in Financing for Potable Water Development

UN Figures: Decline in potable water financing

  The Consular Chamber of Commerce is presently reviewing proposals for PURE Global Water Expo venue, catering and hotels.  Affordability for attendees is paramount.  The event will also include a the Chamber’s well-known Dine With Dignitaries, welcoming visiting VIP’s to Las Vegas with personal introductions to Las Vegas society and US officials. 

  The 3-day conference will primarily be a product show, allowing the latest in water purification technologies, such as portable solar-powered water purification systems and the latest in micro-well drilling techniques.  The related shelter and power technologies will also be featured.  Participation by various Non-Governmental Organizations and charities is anticipated, as the Expo will facilitate working outdoor demonstrations of many technologies in one place.  

Las Vegas has been chosen for the first PURE Global Water Expo not only because it is the headquarters of the Consular Chamber of Commerce, but also because it rose from the Mojave Desert in one generation to become the most visited city in the world, due in large part to successful, albeit tumultuous, potable water development.    

The Expo can be followed on Facebook and Twitter, or at www.purewaterexpo.com    

Inquiries by exhibitors, venues, attendees or others may be directed to info@purewaterexpo.com.    

 

 

International Business Association 17th World Trade Conference

Consular Chamber of Commerce co-founder and President Emeritus  Jonathan Warren will be the keynote speaker opening the 17th World Trade Conference  & U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Awards, May 4th, 2010 in Ontario, California.

Mr. Warren is a past-President of the Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations, which later merged into the Las Vegas World Affairs Council.  He co-founded the Consular Chamber of Commerce a not-for-profit, independent, global chamber of commerce; the Order of Consular Emissaries, a group of volunteers supporting Honorary Consulates; Dine With Dignitaries, hosting dignitaries at intimate dinners in many countries; Identify.nu, the Chamber’s proprietary global identity verification service, and;  countries.consul.cc, the Chamber’s proprietary global directory of local area information and mapping.  

Jonathan went on to conceive and create the Office of the Legal Attaché of the Consular Chamber, and the Consultancy of the Consular Chamber.  He then gained acceptance of the Chamber as a institutional member of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, the first such member in the western United States.

Mr. Warren will be speaking on the catalysts and motives in forming the Consular Chamber, and the capabilities it brings to its membership.  He will also provide his opinions as to where the group will go under its present leadership.  The following afternoon, he will be moderating a panel of experts on Global Opportunity Zones.

 

Hakan Tekin, Consul General of Turkey visits Las Vegas
Honorary Consul Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl, Gayle Anderson, Consul General Hakan Tekin, Jonathan Warren, Honorary Consul Lena Walther

Consul General Hakan Tekin spoke to a large lunch audience brought together by the Las Vegas World Affairs Council, on the subject of “Turkey’s Role in a Dynamic and Troubled Region”.

Consul General Tekin took unfiltered questions from the diverse audience, before meeting and greeting the many attendees. 
Consular Chamber of Commerce accompanies Las Vegas World Affairs Council