Detroit's economic recovery is benefiting Michigan in more ways than one. Besides its already famous role as the hub for the world's automotive industry, Detroit is now gradually becoming an important global destination on many other areas such as politics, public policy, education, and economy thanks to the hard work and tireless efforts of the International Visitors Council Detroit.
A few days ago, IVC held a "Meet & Greet" reception in honor of Ms. Duby-Muller, Member of the French General Assembly and IVLP delegate. Attendees to the reception included other distinguished members of the diplomatic corps in Detroit such as the Hon. Nurten Ural, Honorary Consul of Turkey and Dean of the Michigan Consular Corps of Michigan; the Hon. Pascal Goachet, Honorary Consul of France; the Hon. Nicholas Stasevic, Honorary Consul for the United Kingdom; the Hon. Walter Wegmüller, Honorary Consul of Switzerland; and the Hon. Coral López-Gómez, PhD., Honorary Consul of Spain.
The "Meet & Greet" reception was sponsored by law firm Butzel Long.
"Detroit has been receiving an unprecedented amount of attention globally, and IVC Detroit is experiencing an increase in visitors eager to learn of Detroit's resurgence", reads a message from the Council.
IVC consistently receives visitors from India, the Caucasus Region, France, Mexico, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Japan, Finland, Germany, Austria, Lebanon, the Netherlands, and many other countries. These visitors provide the people in the Detroit with an opportunity to learn about the rest of the world, and to develop the solid global skills that have become so necessary in business today.
Future events that demonstrate international interest in Detroit include visits by Ukranian government officials and trade union leaders, who are coming to study labor unions and community alliances in Michigan.
Between August and September 2014 there will be great activity at the IVC. The Council will be hosting representatives of humanitarian organizations from Syria, who will be exploring NGO management and administration; community leaders from Indonesia who will visit Detroit to explore insights on "U.S. History, Politics, and Culture"; and several judges, prosecutors, and attorneys from the country of Georgia, who aim to explore themes relative to the rule of law in the United States, among many others.
The International Visitors Council in Detroit, a non-profit organization that administers international exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has now been selected as a 2014 Corp! magazine Diversity Champion.
IVC Detroit will be receiving the well deserved award at the "Michigan Salute to Diversity Awards" ceremony on Wednesday, September 10th at the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit.