World’s Top Government and Corporate Leaders to Attend the Meridian Global Leadership Summit and 45th Annual Meridian Ball – October 18, 2013

October 7, 2013

Media Contacts: Monique McSween | Phone: (202) 939-5882


Washington D.C.: On Friday, October 18, 2013, several of the world’s top government and corporate leaders will attend the Meridian Global Leadership Summit and the 45th Annual Meridian Ball. Known as “landmark events” in the nation’s capital, the Summit and the Ball convene a cross-section of ambassadors, international and domestic policy-makers, corporate leaders and prominent media figures to network and collaborate on solutions to the complex social, economic, and political problems which the world faces today.

Co-chaired by Dalia Mroue-Fateh, Philanthropist and Founder of Salt Productions and Christophe Navarre, Chairman and CEO of Moët Hennessy, the Global Leadership Summit is hosted in partnership with Gallup and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The Summit will feature several top speakers who will share their insights and perspectives on rethinking leadership around the globe, including:

The Meridian Global Leadership Summit is a high-level forum, which will bring together top leaders policy makers, subject matter experts, diplomats, business leaders and members of the media to examine the changing face of leadership around the world. The Summit will feature the release of Global States of Mind: New Metrics for World Leaders, by Gallup CEO Jim Clifton, which captures key findings from over 160 countries on what citizens think of their leadership, and sets the stage for ensuing discussions. Panelists will use the findings of this audit as a foundation in discussing the evolving nature of leadership around the world, and the importance of understanding the perceptions of people and cultures in an increasingly interconnected world.

The Summit program will also include a presentation of the Meridian Corporate Leader Award to Chairman and CEO of Moët Hennessy, Christophe Navarre.

Following the Summit, the high-level networking and relationship-building will continue at the Meridian Ball, which takes place in the evening of October 18th. Now in its 45th year, this year’s Ball is presided over by Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama; Congressional Co-Chairs Senator Roy Blunt and Mrs. Abigail Blunt, and Congressman John Delaney and Mrs. April McClain-Delaney; Honorary Sponsor Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall; Ball Chair Dalia Mroue-Fateh; Corporate Chair Christophe Navarre; and White-Meyer Chair Britlan Malek.

The Ball will be attended by members of the diplomatic corps, policymakers, cabinet secretaries, supreme court justices, members of the U.S. Congress, prominent media figures, and representatives from the international business and cultural communities.

WHAT: The Meridian Global Leadership Summit and 45th Annual Meridian Ball
WHEN: Global Leadership Summit | Friday, October 18, 2013 | 11:30am-2:00pm
Registration opens at 11:00am
45th Annual Meridian Ball | Friday, October 18, 2013 | 9:30pm
Ambassador-hosted Dinners begin at 7:00pm
White-Meyer Dinner | Cocktail reception at 6:30pm, Dinner at 8:00pm
WHERE: Summit: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center |
Ball: Meridian House | Ambassador Residences & Embassies |
White-Meyer Dinner:
The White-Meyer House
CONTACT: For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:
Monique McSween, Meridian International Center | (P) 202-939-5582 |
All media persons must be pre-credentialed to attend either the Ball and/or the Summit.

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