Consul of Monaco Jonathan WarrenJonathan Warren has been tapped by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to become Honorary Consul of the Principality of Monaco in Las Vegas.  The post serves Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.  Consul Warren has been accredited by the US Department of State.

Mr. Warren co-founded the Consular Chamber in 2006, and developed or co-developed several of its brands, including Identify.nu, Cocktails with the Consuls, Dine with Dignitaries, the Royal African Ball and the Global PURE Water Expo.  He has resided in Las Vegas for over 40 years.

Certified International Notary PublicNotaries public demonstrating proficiency in international notarization and document authentication to be designated. 

The Consular Chamber of Commerce has developed study materials and a unique combination of test questions and tasks designed for notaries public in the USA to learn and demonstrate their knowledge in international document authentication.

Each Certified International Notary Public (CINP) will be referred the notary clientele anticipated by the Idnetify.nu identity verification platform, soon to be launched in beta test by the Consular Chamber. 

In order to pass the CINP Exam, candidates must demonstrate knowledge of international notarization techniques and methods, as well as knowledge of consular function with regard to notarization across borders.  

A complete list of requirements is listed at the Legal Attaché enrollment at http://cinp.motiongranted.us.

 

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.

 

Attorney Lloyd Baker appeared somewhat shocked at the size of the gathering in his law office at 500 S. 8th Street in Las Vegas on March 31, 2010.  The at-capacity crowd gathered for the open house launch of office space donated by the Mr. Baker to the Consular Chamber of Commerce, for use by member consuls either residing in, or visiting Las Vegas. 

photography courtesy Gregory Smith Images

The event was also sponsored by Mundo ‘Culinary Haute Spot’ Restaurant, located just blocks away at World Market Center.  Mundo proprietor George Harris recently invited the Honorary Consul of Chile in Las Vegas, Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl, to choose Chilean wines for the menu at the restaurant.  Two of the four wines adopted for the Mundo menu were presented at this event, as well as a few of Mundo’s award-winning hors d’oeurves.

Consul Biggs Sparkuhl encouraged all to please patronize Mundo and have a glass of Chilean wine, making the point that each glass of wine poured was helping the Chilean economy recover from the disasterous recent earthquakes in the heart of the wine region.

Consular Chamber of Commerce Open House at Lloyd Baker Law Building
Gary Furlong, Honorary Consul General of Uzbekistan; Lena Walther, Honorary Consul of Sweden; Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl, Honorary Consul of Chile; Lloyd Baker, Consular Emissary; Dr. Aldo Aguirre, Honorary Vice-Consul of Guatemala; Marco Varela, Consular Emissary

In recognition of their ongoing support of his Consulate, Dr. Aldo Aguirre, Honorary Vice-Consul of Guatemala, took the opportunity to induct Lloyd Baker and Marco Varela into the Order of Consular Emissaries.

Consuls in attendance:

  • Gary Furlong, Honorary Consul General of Uzbekistan in Seattle
  • Paulina Biggs Sparkuhl, Honorary Consul of Chile in Las Vegas and North American Director of FICAC
  • Dr. Aldo Aguirre, Honorary Vice-Consul of Guatemala in Las Vegas and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Las Vegas Clark County Library District
  • Lena Walther, Honorary Consul of Sweden in Las Vegas
  • The Vice-Consul of El Salvador in Los Angeles (career consul), Juan Antonio Salamanca Escolero
Juan Antonio Salamanca Escolero, Vice-Consul of El Salvador in Los Angeles

Juan Antonio Salamanca Escolero, Vice-Consul of El Salvador in Los Angeles joined us in Las Vegas

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Consular Chamber of Commerce launches multi-platform global identity verification service.

Identify.nu has launched its Facebook Identity Badge, further expanding its portfolio of correspondent online services.  The system now interfaces to provide global identity verification service for users of Facebook, Google Gmail, Yahoo, MySpace, AOL, OpenID and more. 

Identify.nu verified members have provided passport identification, in person, to a consular officer who is a verified consul member of the Consular Chamber of Commerce.  The verifying consul certifies and legalizes a copy of the member’s passport, and uploads the legalized copy to Identify.nu dedicated, secure servers in Denmark. 

Consuls are exclusively contracted to perform this duty because they are vetted by both a sending and a receiving country, and have powers to legalize documents on behalf of a country, or obtain a Hague Apostille for multi-national legalization.

Consuls who upload Identify.nu passports do so in performance of consular duties, using a server dedicated to consular use only, under the protections of the Vienna Conventions on Consular Relations.  The result is the most comprehensive international privacy protocol, including exemption from search and seizure.

The Identify.nu social networking interface enables members to display verification that a given email address or user profile does in fact belong to the member identified by the consular officer.  The result is believed to set a new standard in connecting a social networking profile or email address with a natural person.

Outside the social networking world, Identify.nu acts as the secure exchange for verified, legalized passport copies, especially among members of the Consular Chamber of Commerce, which includes the identify.nu service in its membership.  Passport copies are required by banking standards worldwide for various transactions.  They are also required in many finance, shipping, trade and partnership endeavors, not to mention travel related use.  The ability to reliably and securely provide one’s legalized passport copy directly to the secure login of business associates  anywhere in the world is unprecedented and valuable.

To Fulfill the demand for the verification and legalization of passports copies, the Consular Chamber of Commerce compensates Honorary Consuls on an ongoing basis for each confirmation request or renewal.  The Chamber pays each consul US$10. to US$20. for each passport reviewed by the consul, and for doing the same when a passport is renewed or changed.  The Consular Chamber of Commerce recognizes only the passport as suitable identification for the identify.nu system.  Consuls can enroll to become confirmed, verifying consuls at www.consul.cc.

Honorary consuls who verify passports in urban centers may see substantial increases in volume and fee income.  The Chamber hopes to see honorary consulates become more substantial in their communities, particularly in the developing world.